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Welcome! Greetings in the bounty of the Earth Mother, the blessings of the Gods, and the Way of the Wise. This meetup is run by the Paumanok Island Protogrove of ADF, based in Long Island, NY. ADF (Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship) is an international fellowship devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidism.

We hold open, public rituals for the 8 High Days every year, as well as gathering for additional rituals, to host classes, to meet in fellowship, to participate in charity events, and to support our community. Rituals and other events are usually held in the Huntington, Long Island area (on the Nassau/Suffolk county border), but are sometimes further east.

The Protogrove mainly follows the Norse tradition. However, any given ritual may draw from a different Indo-European culture (including Celtic, Roman, Greek, Vedic, Slavic, etc.). Check event descriptions for more details!

Upcoming events (3)

Public Summer Solstice Ritual

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At the Summer Solstice, the power of the sun is at its height! The days are long, the nights are short, and summer has begun. Yet the Solstice is a precipice, and after this point, the days will start to shorten again. Join Paumanok Island Protogrove as we celebrate the Summer Solstice together, as a community! In this ritual, we will be honoring Norse deities. All people of good will are welcome! Family participation is encouraged. We will meet at 1:00 pm for a pre-ritual briefing. The rite will begin promptly at 1:30 pm. This rite will be held outdoors. At the conclusion of the rite a fellowship meal will be held. Please bring a covered dish of shareable food for this time together. Vegan and non-vegan foods are both acceptable. Please feel free to bring personal offerings for the ancestors, nature spirits, and deities. We will also provide materials for offering. We will be in a public park, so if you bring alcoholic beverages as offerings, please remember to put them in a nondescript container. If you have any questions please contact us! Information about ADF may be found at www.adf.org

Public Lughnassadh Ritual

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At Lughnassadh we celebrate the height of summer and the beginning of the grain harvest. Let us come together to acknowledge each other's hard work and contributions, and appreciate what we harvest in our own lives. Join Paumanok Island Protogrove as we celebrate Lughnassadh as a community! We will be honoring Norse gods in this ritual. All people of good will are welcome! Family participation is encouraged. We will meet at 4:00 pm for a pre-ritual briefing. The rite will begin promptly at 4:30 pm. It will be held outdoors. Please feel free to bring personal offerings for the ancestors, nature spirits, and deities. We will be in a public park, so if you bring alcoholic beverages as offerings, please remember to put them in a nondescript container. We will also provide materials for offering. If you have any questions please contact us! Information about ADF may be found at www.adf.org

Public Autumn Equinox Ritual

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The Autumn Equinox is the time when light and dark are in balance as we move into the dark half of the year. From this point on, the days will grow shorter and the nights longer. This is all the traditional time of the fruit harvest. Join Paumanok Island Protogrove as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox as a community! In this ritual, we will be honoring Norse deities. All people of good will are welcome! Family participation is encouraged. We will meet at 1:30 pm for a pre-ritual briefing. The rite will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. It will be held outdoors. At the conclusion of the rite a fellowship meal will be held. Please bring a covered dish of shareable food for this time together. Vegan and non-vegan foods are both acceptable. Please feel free to bring personal offerings for the ancestors, nature spirits, and deities. We will also provide materials for offering. We will be in a public park, so if you bring alcoholic beverages as offerings, please remember to put them in a nondescript container. If you have any questions please contact us! Information about ADF may be found at www.adf.org

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH)

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