Bethany Music and Dance (BMAD) parties are held once a month on a Friday night, beginning at 7:30 PM (please do not arrive before 7:30 PM).
Contrary to popular opinion, BMAD is not held on the same Friday each month but is planned around the schedules of the occupants of 312 Litchfield Tpke. The date of each month's party will be posted on this web site and on Bill's web site approximately two weeks in advance.
There is a lot of music and dance happening at each party, but you do not need to be able to play an instrument or sing or dance.
Bring a dessert or beverage to share. It is potluck dessert or beverage. We'll provide the silverware, dishes, napkins, etc.
The music parties are acoustic; please leave your amplifiers at home. For the benefit of others who attend, please apply fragrances lightly. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house. Thanks for your cooperation.
The event is at: 312 Litchfield Tpke, in a big brown converted barn set close to the road. Theere are 2 driveways. One driveway has a purple mailbox with 312 on it and leads down and back a ways to a larger parking area, although from the road it won't appear to be that large. The other, with no mailbox, leads to a smaller, paved parking area. If there's not enough room, you can park on either side of the road. Just be sure that neither wheel extends over the white line onto the road.
Parking: Please be considerate of our neighbors when you arrive or leave the party. Be quiet on your way to or from your cars and don't throw trash along the side of the road.
Please carpool as much as possible, as parking may be even more limited than usual, due to all the cool kids in attendance.
Lost? Call 203.393.3464. Need more information? Send an e-mail.
Note from Eric:
I'll be driving from East Haven, through New Haven, to Bethany. Anyone within the path of my drive may request a ride from me; please note I have room for two-three in my car, as I'm already driving two friends. We'd likely arrive around 8, leave around midnight. Last time I brought beer... while that helps loosen limbs up, I recommend bringing a cheap water bottle (in case it's lost in the shuffle), a handkerchief for perspiration control, and wearing shorts/kilts/skirts/dresses/loose & comfy clothes with closed-toe shoes!
The picture of the event features my cousin, who was visiting from Virginia last month; he's the guy smiling in the top right, under the person with the Afro. :) I may be in the picture, but it's hard to see!