Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove of NYC would like to invite you to to our Summer Solstice Celebration. We will continue to meet with joy outside on the Great Hill in Central Park.
We will be honoring Helios, the great Titan god of the Sun. He is frequently mentioned in the Lore as all-seeing, so we will be asking him to gift us with sight, knowledge, and understanding.
This is a continuation of the theme of far-sight, initiated by the Beltane oracle we received from our Oak Tree, part of which told us that we would once again be able to open our horizons and see far.
Many of us are already vaccinated, though we encourage people to wear masks and social distance. People can choose to take off their masks once we start if they stay far enough apart. This is a small gathering, but all are welcome, and we will adjust to stay safe if the group is larger.
Our style of ritual is open, so come and go as you please; no circle is cut. We encourage folks to participate, but join in the festivities at the level you feel comfortable.
Feel free to bring offerings to the Shining Ones (Deities, Ancestors, and Nature Spirits). If they are alcoholic please keep them in a bag or concealed container.
We haven’t asked for donations while on Zoom, but we always welcome donations to the Grove. Donations go to the overall running and maintenance of the Grove, including maintaining our website and covering the cost of rental spaces in the winter months. Food pantries are still not accepting food stuffs, so we ask that you donate money or other acceptable items to a food pantry of your choice. The food pantry Inis Ull usually donates to is West Side Campaign Against Hunger. This is of course completely voluntary. You are still welcome if you can't contribute any material goods.
Directions to the Great Hill: Take the C or local train up Central Park West. Enter from the West Side at 103, 105 or 110 and walk up to the Great Hill. Our Oak Tree is on the North East side of the hill, off the path going down toward the woods (on the opposite side of the hill from the bathrooms). We don’t recommend coming from the east side of the park unless you know your way to the Great Hill.

Great Hill Central Park
June 19, 2021

In case of last minute weather, we often meet at the cafe on 108th and Central Park West, but we may also change back to Zoom if the weather is not in our favor.
Also we will be trying to do a zoom live for those of you who can't join us in person. This continues to be an experiment, so we'll see how it goes. So if you would like to join us from your home....