Beltane at CSS

Beltane at CSS Celtic Beltane is on Saturday, April 30th , 2016 from 1-7 pm
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Rejoice the return of spring! Celtic Beltane is the 24th annual spring festival at the Center-for Symbolic-Studies in New Paltz, NY. Dance the maypole and enjoy the antics of our jongleurs, thespians and musicians. Our pageant and procession features the CaravanKids Project, The Storycrafters, Stone Mountain Choir, giant puppets and prancing horses. Please make our new mounted festival security feel welcome. All cars and persons are subject to search upon arrival. Please do not bring, dogs, glass, drugs, alcohol, firearms or fireworks to Beltane. Alcohol and illegal substances will be confiscated. Help make Beltane fun and safe so our celebrations may continue Volunteer and help create Beltane 2014! Sign up at symbolicstudies.org or contact [email protected] for more information. This is a non-alcoholic event y'all. No drugs, glass, dogs, firearms or fireworks. Camping is prohibited at Beltane 2014, we apologize for the inconvenience. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and teens and free for children 12 and under. Parking is $15. Please carpool to save our grass. symbolicstudies.org

Thankful to everyone who has bought presale tickets. They help the gate run smoothly on the day of the event. Presales t...
04/27/2019
29th Beltane Festival at Stone Mountain Farm

Thankful to everyone who has bought presale tickets. They help the gate run smoothly on the day of the event. Presales tickets will be available up until 9 am tomorrow. 4/27

Gentlepersons, Neighbours & Friends! Come dressed in your fanciful best to celebrate with our merry band of Musicians, Vanaver Caravan Dancers, Puppets & Players, Fine Artisans & Vendors of Foods, Apparel & Sundrie Items, Giant Puppets, Dancing Dragons & Prancing Horses, all manner of Clowns, Masque...

04/26/2019

Free parking for Beltane 2019 at 56 Grist Mill Rd (Old Tillson School). with shuttle service from noon on to the festival.

This Saturday! Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm!
04/23/2019

This Saturday! Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm!

04/07/2019
Robin Larsen at Beltane 2018 with the Parrots for Peace...Join us this year on April 27th.Ticketing information through ...
04/03/2019

Robin Larsen at Beltane 2018 with the Parrots for Peace...
Join us this year on April 27th.
Ticketing information through the link in the comments..

Tickets are now available for Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm.
03/25/2019
29th Beltane Festival at Stone Mountain Farm

Tickets are now available for Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm.

Gentlepersons, Neighbours & Friends! Come dressed in your fanciful best to celebrate with our merry band of Musicians, Vanaver Caravan Dancers, Puppets & Players, Fine Artisans & Vendors of Foods, Apparel & Sundrie Items, Giant Puppets, Dancing Dragons & Prancing Horses, all manner of Clowns, Masque...

01/25/2019
Bored Panda Art

We need this

Artist creates pet dragons that seem almost too alive
Video by Wood Splitter Lee Cross Handmade Creations

Happy Holidays from CSS! -
12/25/2018
Happy Holidays from CSS!

Happy Holidays from CSS! -

Stephen and Robin and the Larsen Family would like to wish you a festive Yuletide season and a very happy healthy New Year 2019! Stephen wanted to share the classic poemThe Night Before Christmas As well, Stephen did an interview with Thom Hartmann on the psychedelic origins of Santa Claus that you....

coming up soon... these workshops are always transformative and powerful!
11/16/2018
Beltane at CSS

coming up soon... these workshops are always transformative and powerful!

Please join us for a Dream workshop in December in honor of Holly Rizzo -

10/06/2018

Do you have 2 hours to spare tomorrow, October 6th at 11 am? CSS is doing the fall takedown of our festival tent over the stage and we would love your help. Just show up up in at the stage up by the Counseling Center at 310 River Rd Extension. If you do help out, email the hours to [email protected] and I'm glad to log your hours toward festival attendance or a membership with us.

How do we build a wicker man every year at Midsummer? With the help of community on the day of the event! There's a fram...
07/22/2018
Midsummer at Stone Mountain Farm- Saturday, July 28th

How do we build a wicker man every year at Midsummer? With the help of community on the day of the event! There's a frame to be built, usually topped with a grinning head made of wood. Straw is bound around the frame, then packed in the straw an offering of the fruits of first harvest are often added along with wishes and things we might want to let go of. [ 114 more words ]
http://symbolicstudies.org/2018/07/22/midsummer-at-stone-mountain-farm-saturday-july-28th/

How do we build a wicker man every year at Midsummer? With the help of community on the day of the event! There’s a frame to be built, usually topped with a grinning head made of wood. Straw …

Center for Symbolic Studies
07/18/2018

Center for Symbolic Studies

Lots of folks have asked about Midsummer at Stone Mountain Farm... and yes , as always, we will be celebrating this year festively as a community on Saturday, July 28th. Everyone is invited to help build the Wickerman that day, and we will burn him at dusk. Bring some first fruits of the harvest and some wishes or thankful thoughts to pack into the straw when he burns..

If you feel moved, bring a potluck dish to share ,an instrument to play or a tale to tell around the fire. We look forward to seeing you!

You are invited to come and celebrate with us! Please bring a potluck dish and your epic stories of Stone Mountain Farm....
05/17/2018
Announcing the 50 year anniversary of Stone Mountain Farm- June 2nd, 2018

You are invited to come and celebrate with us! Please bring a potluck dish and your epic stories of Stone Mountain Farm. There is a website with all the details here.
http://symbolicstudies.org/2018/05/17/announcing-the-50-year-anniversary-of-stone-mountain-farm-june-2nd-2018/

You are invited to come and celebrate with us! Please bring a potluck dish and your epic stories of Stone Mountain Farm. There is a website with all the details here.

05/02/2018

Thanks to the Volunteers!!!! You made it happen!!

Center for Symbolic Studies
04/13/2018
Center for Symbolic Studies

Center for Symbolic Studies

Less than 2 weeks till Beltane.. Please purchase advance tickets to support our volunteer run festival, and to save time at the gate :-).. Thank you!
Sign up to Volunteer here https://www.volunteersignup.org/7MCCD
2 hours of your time get you in and parked FOR FREE. 4 Hours Gets you Fed too. 6 allow you to stay for the member evening fire!

04/05/2018

Wan't to get your volunteer time in early? Come work on Puppets!!!
This weekend was yo be the first weekend we were going to go out to the studio to look at puppets. Since it looks like it will snow / rain on Saturday, I will stay home on that day unless the weatherman is particularly wrong. Sunday looks like the bright an sunny day, so we will be out to open the puppet trailer, gather puppet costumes to clean and do a general once over of the main players.

If you have spoken to someone about volunteering for puppets on THIS Saturday at the studio, please let them know that we will be there Sunday. Otherwise, I have officially said that the 14th and 21st are puppet weekends. Contact Robin at 845-658-8112

04/03/2018

Looking to Vend at the festival?
Send an email to [email protected] and we will send the application form.

03/26/2018
Center for Symbolic Studies

Center for Symbolic Studies

Would you like the opportunity to be part of a large community Beltane ritual? We are looking for people who would like to help guide the Beltane ritual that takes place at dusk, after the Beltane Festival on Saturday, April 28th at CSS in New Paltz. Previous experience with guiding large public rituals is preferred, but not required. We are looking for people to lead the invocations of Air & Water, as well as people who would like to assist in guiding any of the 4 elements. If you think you may be interested in this, please message me or Brendan Merritt for more information.

As the the snow begins to melt , we turn to the thoughts of flowering and new growth and the festival of Beltane. We are...
03/19/2018
28th Annual Beltane Festival “Phoenix Rising” , April 28th, 2018

As the the snow begins to melt , we turn to the thoughts of flowering and new growth and the festival of Beltane. We are so grateful for the joy and magic that our wonderful community members bring to this festival every year, from the Vanaver Caravan May Day pageantry, to our horse dancers and our Stone Mountain Singers and our ever changing band of puppeteers! [ 115 more words ]

http://symbolicstudies.org/2018/03/19/28th-annual-beltane-festival-phoenix-rising-april-28th-2018/

As the the snow begins to melt , we turn to the thoughts of flowering and new growth and the festival of Beltane. We are so grateful for the joy and magic that our wonderful community members bring…

Bardic Circle: A Festival of Storytelling and Song The Path of the bard is associated with the preservation of immortal ...
07/15/2017
Bardic Circle: A Festival of Storytelling and Song, Saturday, July 29, 1PM-9PM

Bardic Circle: A Festival of Storytelling and Song The Path of the bard is associated with the preservation of immortal lore from the past, making fun of political excesses and travesties, edifying the populace with instructive allegories, and just simple, elegant entertainment, especially where music is invited in. This midsummer we celebrate the richness and variety of storytelling through the ages, using timeless myths, recitations and rhymes from lore from many cultures, even the wild poetic mind of our own time. [ 136 more words ]

http://symbolicstudies.org/2017/07/15/bardic-circle-a-festival-of-storytelling-and-song-saturday-july-29-1pm-9pm/

Bardic Circle:  A Festival of Storytelling and Song The Path of the bard is associated with the preservation of immortal lore from the past, making fun of political excesses and travesties, ed…

05/01/2017
Center for Symbolic Studies

Center for Symbolic Studies

I need to send a shout-out and a huge thank you to everyone who made this weekend possible. Volunteers hooray!!!!! Performers and musicians, you all did an amazing job and all the vendors who added to the magic of the events, we say a very big thank you and hope to see you all again soon!

Brendan
04/10/2017
Brendan

Brendan

Hey folks! Our Volunteer website is up an LIVE for this year. Come sign up and reserve your slot for the day and get all the perks that come with being a volunteer, Those that know..;)
YOU get to pick your spot. Go here https://cssfestivals.ivolunteer.com/beltane_2017 to sign up!!

CSS Candle Mass
01/28/2017
CSS Candlemas/Imbolc Dark Moon celebration January 28th 9 PM

CSS Candle Mass

Join us  for our annual celebration of St. Brigid's day (also known as Candlemas or Imbolc and Groundhog day) for our all night, story telling, song sharing and community gathering around the fire place of the Stone Mountain Counselling center. This is a special new moon for us to set our intentions...

Join us on the eve of St. Brigid's day (also known as Candlemas or Imbolc and Groundhog day) for our all night, story te...
01/28/2017
Candlemas/Imbolc celebration January 28th 9 PM

Join us on the eve of St. Brigid's day (also known as Candlemas or Imbolc and Groundhog day) for our all night, story telling, song sharing and community gathering around the fire place of the Stone Mountain Counselling center. Bring Pillows and blankets as well as some yummy snacks to share as we venture into the age old tradition of our ancestors of sharing songs, stories and poems around a fire to celebrate the turning of winter and the visible return of daylight as we move forward toward spring and the return of life. [ 78 more words ]

http://symbolicstudies.org/2017/01/28/candlemasimbolc-celebration-january-28th-9-pm/

Join us on the eve of St. Brigid’s day (also known as Candlemas or Imbolc and Groundhog day) for our all night, story telling, song sharing and community gathering around the fire place of th…

12/03/2016

Robin Larsen, the co-creator of the Center for Symbolic Studies, is working on a fantasy novel masterpiece. These characters have been whispering to her for years and have entered her dreams. The hard part is getting the story out of her and onto the page (or electronic device)! Would you, or someone you know, be interested in volunteering to listen to her tell her story and type it out? Patience and flexibility would be necessary, but the rewards of manifesting this great work would be an honor. If you want to contact Robin about this idea please email her:

[email protected]

11/04/2016
Center for Symbolic Studies

Center for Symbolic Studies

Hi Everybody,
Just to dispel ambiguities which may have been our fault, the annual CSS meeting is now set for Saturday November 5.
Noon, meeting of the Board of Directors
1PM, meeting of Board of Advisors
2PM general membership (all people affiliated with CSS and its programs)
4PM Potluck dinner and refreshments; community mingling.
6PM Informal outdoor Firepit and Music.
(Fireplace Room and Movement Space for food and drink setup).

Presenters are asked to present (powerpoint or short talk) for approximately 5-10 minutes followed by brief questions. Whole event followed by general synergistic discussion for how best to work together.
Presenters include:

Pending Grants and Projects
Joseph Campbell Scholar, CSS Chaplain
Storytelling, Ritual
Ongoing Dreamwork
Stone Mountain Counseling
CSS Events Planning Committee
Ritual, Myth and Storytelling
Mohonk Preserve
Walkill Valley Rail Trail Association
Black Rock Forest
Wild Earth
Sparky Shooting Star Vision Quest and Sweat Lodges
Neetopk Keetopk Native American Community
Medicine Wheel Project
The Rail Trail Cafe
Live Adventure Fantasy
Rail Trail Cafe & Bike Rentals
Rosendale Town Liason
Vanaver Caravan

(If we missed anything, please let us know ASAP so that we can make up a final agenda).
Thanks for contributing your energy and good will with ours!

Warmly,
Stephen and Robin Larsen

06/17/2016
Brendan

Brendan

Next week, The First Storytellers.

05/02/2016

I want to thank everyone for an excellent Beltane!!!!

04/29/2016
Beltane 2016

Tons of 2 hour volunteer shifts have been added!

2 hour volunteers get into Beltane for FREE and get to attend our late night event!

Sign up now!: cssfestivals.ivolunteer.com/beltane_2016

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hello, is anyone available to carpool to Beltane from Woodstock ?
the latest Beltane related updates for Beltane 2018 "Phoenix Rising".
please share this link to our volunteer signup page with people you know who would like to volunteer. Less than 2 weeks away.. we appreciate your support and commitment!
I hope by the 28th the weather is warm enough. !!!!