Autumn Equinox - Inviting Peace

Great Hill
Central Park
New York, NY 10025
United States


For Autumn Equinox, we will invite the great Norse god of the Vanir, Freyr, to join us. One of Freyr’s attributes is that wherever he is present, there will also be peace and a cessation of strife. We will therefore ask him to bring peace into our lives.

In addition, as the ancient Norse celebrated the turning of the year with a bonfire, from which they would light each household’s hearth, we will dance around a representation of a bonfire (no fires are allowed in Central Park) and ask for a blessing from the Runes. We will then hallow the blessing into sticks of incense, which all may take home if they wish.

***** If you bring offerings that are alcoholic, please put them into a non-descript, inconspicuous... container *****

ALSO AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE: We’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for Westside Campaign Against Hunger (

And for Grove members: Carolyn will be collecting dues ($9 - $36) for 2017.

Saturday, September 23, 2:00 pm
Great Hill, Central Park (Oak tree northeast side of the Hill)
(Enter west side of the Park at 103rd St., 106th St., or 110th St., walk up to the Hill)
NOTE: in the event of bad weather, we will meet at Park West Café & Deli at W. 108th St. and CPW