Return to the Land

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Inis Ull Apple Isle Grove of NYC would like to invite you to to our Beltane Celebration. We are happy to announce our first meeting outside on the Great Hill in Central Park in a year an a half.

We return to the land and honor our Oak Tree as the being of occasion, calling on the Irish Celtic Gods to help us to reconnect safely. 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. If they are alcoholic please keep them in a bag or concealed container.

There will be no Maypole or ribbon dancing around the tree (for safety reasons), but feel free to bring ribbons or flowers to offer to our Oak Tree if you like.

We haven’t asked for donations while on Zoom, but we always welcome donations to the Grove. Also bring non perishable donations that we will donate to local food pantries as service to our NYC community.

Directions to the Great Hill: Take the C or local train up Central Park West. Enter form 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. (See event Map)

NOTE: We will also attempt to share our ritual on-line via Zoom, so if you can't be present in person, please join us in cyberspace. The Zoom link is:

Carolyn MacLaury is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Carolyn MacLaury's Zoom Meeting
Time: May 1, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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RETURN TO THE LAND
Great Hill Central Park
May 1, 2021
2-5pm

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.