Forest Hills Lantern Festival

  • July 12, 2012 · 5:45 PM
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This is always a great and inspiring event! We had a great time last year. This will be a joint Meetup with Evening Walkers. Feel free to bring food for a picnic. I will be sharing lots of delicious cookies.

** Description from the Forest Hills Educational Trust **

Our memorial Lantern Floating Festival is inspired by an ancient Buddhist ritual in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea and prayers are offered so that they may rest in peace. Join us for this beautiful ceremony. Inscribe your own words of remembrance and hope on the shades of simple wooden lanterns, and then release them, glimmering with candlelight, onto Lake Hibiscus at dusk.

Many people attend with friends and family, spreading out a blanket for a picnic dinner, and then working on commemorative lanterns. The evening starts with performances of drumming, dance, and choral music. Hear the dynamic Master Tsuji's Samurai Taiko Drummers and spirited music by Ron Murphy and Friends, some of Boston's finest gospel singers. Enjoy traditional Japanese Bon Festival dances presented in elegant kimona clad students from Showa Boston Institute and traditional Chinese folk dance by youth from Chu Ling Dance Academy. The haunting sounds of Japanese flute, followed by Scottish bagpipes, accompany the lanterns on their journey across the Lake

Please note: bring a flashlight to help guide your exit from the Cemetery, as there is no electrical lighting after dark.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Adam,
    How kind of you to send such a nice response to someone you've not yet meet! I really appreciate it!
    Susan

    July 10, 2012

  • Adam

    I hope you feel better soon!

    July 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to decline due to foot injury.

    July 10, 2012

  • Adam

    "7 stops" must be a typo. I tried to fix it. However, I can't find "7 stops" anywhere. Please tell me where it is so I can correct it!

    June 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Adam! I familiar with the "T" system, different lines and stations. What threw me the the "7 stops". I didn't t know if that meant some of the event was taking place on the train; maybe, that line makes 7 stops???
    From where I live the train won't be useful. I need to check out how long it wil take for me to get there.
    Thanks,
    Susan

    June 8, 2012

  • Adam

    T is short for MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) which runs the subway, buses and commuter trains. Forest Hills is a major stop for the Orange Line (subway) and also for some train and bus routes. It is also one of the closest stops to where the Lantern Festival will be. People arriving by the MBTA will meet there while those driving will meet at the main entrance to the cemetery. More detailed directions will be sent closer to the ceremony.

    June 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being new to this group, please explain what it means by "Forest Hills T 7 stops."
    Thanks!

    June 6, 2012

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