JUNE 21st - 1pm-4pm, with a Brazilian Martial Arts demonstration at 2pm!
Drumming, Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts), Food, and Fun!
We have food, a grill, some lawn chairs, and plans for a good time!
Celebrate with us, and bring your family and friends! Especially welcome are musical instruments (or pots and pans), and anything else you would like to share with the community. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing the longest day of the year with you!
We are also excited to welcome the Capoeira family back to the Food Forest's gathering place for a Roda (see more about Capoeira below). It is not to be missed!
More about the Solstice, excerpted from a book called Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Traditions.
Circle Round was written to provide family's looking to celebrate earth based holidays with a place to start and it is worth your time to read!:
"The solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year. The sun has grown to its full strength, and summer begins. Even as we enjoy swimming and picnicking, we know that the days will begin to get shorter again as soon as Solstice passes.
The Summer Solstice reminds us that nothing lasts forever. We do not live in the unchanging twilight realm of the Faery, but in the living, dying, fading, and growing realm of earth. Whenever something is completed, we must let it go.
Because the things we love don't last forever, we love them all the more while they are here.
But letting go of things and people we love is never easy. The Summer Solstice is a time to practice giving things away, letting go of what is completed and done- whether it's our old toys, a flower, or a part of our life, like being a baby or little kid."
Don't miss a Capoeira Roda at 2pm -- here's a look at the Solstice last year, and the wonderful Capoeira that happened in the Food Forest's gathering place!:
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. Capoeira is a dialog between players - a conversation through movement which can take on many shades of meaning. The details of capoeira's origins and early history are still a matter of debate among historians, but it is clear that african slaves played a crucial role in the development of the artform. Some historians claim that slaves used capoeira's dance-like appearance as a way to hide their training of combat and self defense. Capoeira's many styles come out of the context of two principle branches that were formalized in the first half of the twentieth century following capoeira's legalization.