May Day- Song of Summer

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Spring fever is here! This morning I woke to a bird song chorus of robins, finches, and sparrows.

As the sun was just rising over the horizon, I made my way to the park. I walked barefoot soaking up the crisp morning dew as I took in the scent of pink and star magnolias, forsythia, weeping cherry trees, tulips, hyacinths, and violets.

This is May Day…

Soft fiddles, drums, bells, flutes, and laughter is carried on the air as we spin around the May Pole and Morris Dance. Walking barefoot and bathing my face in the morning dew. Leaving offerings of heavy creme and butter to the Fae Shining Ones. Doing Sun salutations. Garland making and putting fresh blooms on your altar. These are all Spring Practices that can be done to honour the passing of this liminal tide season.

Want some other ideas? Here is a list of events in the Albany, NY- Philadelphia, PA area. 🙂 Blessed a-maying!

NOW- MAY 19th: Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Valley in Kennett Square, PA (9am-6pm)

MAY 3rd- First Friday Hike: Pinebush Preserve, Albany, NY (1p-2p) FREE

MAY 3, 4, 5th- Dogwood Festival, Fairfield, CT

MAY 4th- Glens Falls Pure Water Walk Crandall Park, Glens Falls NY (10a-2p)

MAY 4th- April Showers Bring May Flowers: Pinebush Preserve, Albany NY (11am-12p) Go for free on May 3rd.

MAY 9th- Shen Yun at Proctors, Schenectady, NY (7:30pm)

MAY 10-19th- Lilac Festival, Highland Park, Rochester, NY

MAY 11th- 65th Annual Albany Tulip Festival and Mother’s Day Weekend, Washington Park (ALL DAY)

MAY 11th& 12th- Mother’s Day Weekend at Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Valley in Kennett Square, PA (9a-6p)

MAY 11th- POKINGBROOK MORRIS DANCERS: Pinksterfest (Tulip Festival) in Albany, NY (Noon- 2pm)

MAY 12th- Spring Fest at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT (10am-4pm)

MID MAY- Pick Your Own Strawberries at Linvilla Orchards, Media, PA (8a-6p)

MAY 15th- POKINGBROOK MORRIS DANCERS: Riverview Orchards in Rexford, NY  (7pm)

MAY 18th- POKINGBROOK MORRIS DANCERS: Touring in the Pioneer Valley with the Hartsbrook Garland Dancers

MAY 23rd- World Turtle Day

MAY 25th- Wentworth-Coolidge Lilac Festival, Portsmouth, NH (10a-3p)

MAY 25th- Flower Moon: Buddha’s Birthday

MAY 26th- Grafton Peace Pagoda Flower Festival Petersburgh, NY (11am)

June 8th- POKINGBROOK MORRIS DANCERS: Men’s team touring in the Falls Village, CT area

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