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Join us for our first day trip of 2013!

Time to say goodbye to winter and celebrate Spring! Leave the City behind and enjoy the best of all worlds: nature, spirituality, and meeting like minded people.

We will be going to Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection in upstate NY, near Kingston (about 2 hours north). It is a beautiful, private 5-acre property and retreat center where you can experience a relaxing, fun day, of spiritual renewal and friendship. For transportation options see below.

This meetup is a Seasonal Celebration – a social and spiritual event with a variety of activities to choose from.


Pot luck: Please bring a favorite dish to share.

Exploring the forest: The real beauty of the Park is a dense and hilly forest with winding paths, a wide stream fed by a cascading waterfall and a hill known as the Summit, that is both a lookout and a natural meditation “hall”.

Group meditation: A brief discussion on the historical meaning of celebrating the change of seasons with personal reflection and a Ceremony of Well-Being


Where: Hudson Valley Park of Study and Reflection, 1170 Hwy 213, Kingston, NY

When: 12 noon to 5 pm, Saturday, March 23rd

Transportation and Cost: No charge for the day at the Park. We have made arrangements to rent a van with a driver. The cost is $30 round trip. Seating is limited. To reserve contact Nicole at [masked] or call[masked]. A $15 non-refundable deposit is required.

We will be gathering at 9:15 in front of the Intercontinental Hotel, 44th between 8th and 9th Ave. The van will depart at 9:30 am sharp. We will be leaving the Park at 5pm and will be arriving in Manhattan around 7pm.

If you have your own car and would like to share a ride, please write on the message board. Driving instructions click here. (

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For more information: Please explore our site, we have lots of information included in the Pages section of this meetup site and the "read more about us...." is also very helpful. If you have questions, feel free to ask!