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Bethany Music and Dance and Solstice and Equinox Celebrations
and the Annual Celebration of May!


bmad gatherings are indefinitely suspended
my heart is full of all the wonderful memories of so many celebrations of community through music and dance at bmad over 25 years, there were +/-300 gatherings
the death of my friend bobby weidig on 12/25/15 has ended this monthly activity
every day i reflect on the many joys given me and others by all that bmad represented as well as the sadness resulting from bobby's accidental death, especially for his family and close friends
whereas i knew that the nature of the bmad gatherings needed to change before bobby's death, i am of course saddened at the way this change was realized
i am deeply humbled by the strength and breadth of the community engendered by bmad and grateful for the many friendships personally and collectively that bmad has spawned
Listen to Bill in a
WSHU radio interview
about BMAD

with Cuchulain Kelly!


BMAD on youtube!

Directions to BMAD,
the Solstices & Equinoxes
and May Day Celebration



12/20/16
Honor the earth and the environment!
Be Green!

Cutlery, plates, cups, serving bowls, serving utensils, and cloth napkins will all be provided.
There is no need to bring paper or plastic plates, cups, spoons, forks, etc., or paper napkins.
Please recycle all jars, cans, plastic, paper, and cardboard, and compost all food scraps.
 
                                                                                                                                        

Bethany Music and Dance (BMAD) parties are held once a month on a Friday night, beginning at 7:30 PM. The date of each month's party will be posted on this web site and on Bill's web site approximately two weeks in advance. A lot of music and dance goes on at each party, but you do not need to be able to play an instrument or sing or dance. It is potluck dessert or beverage: bring a dessert or beverage to share. Silverware, dishes, napkins, etc. will be provided. The music parties are acoustic; please leave your amplifiers at home. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house. Thanks for your cooperation.

The Solstice and Equinox celebrations are held the night of (or, infrequently, the night before or after) any given Solstice or Equinox. They begin at 5:30 with a potluck supper: Please bring a dish (casserole, salad, etc.) large enough to be shared. Silverware, dishes, napkins, etc. will be provided. There is a bonfire around 8:00, with singing, chanting, dancing, and drumming around the fire.

All are held at 312 Litchfield Tpke. in a big brown converted barn set close to the road. There are 2 driveways. One driveway has a mailbox with 312 on it and leads down and back a ways to a larger parking area, although from the road it won't appear to be that large. The other, with no mailbox, leads to a smaller, paved parking area. If there's not enough room, you can park on either side of the road.  Just be sure that neither wheel extends over the white line onto the road.
Parking: When there is snow on the ground, please carpool as much as possible, as parking may be even more limited than usual.
Please be considerate of the neighbors when you arrive or leave the party. Be quiet on your way to or from your cars and don't throw trash along the side of the road.


Lost? Call 203.393.3464. Need more information? Send an e-mail.



                                                                                                                                        


Directions
from downtown New Haven and Rt. 15 from Rt. 84 East and West
(note: directions for Rt. 84 E and Rt. 84 W differ!)
map

Directions from downtown New Haven/Rt. 15

From downtown New Haven:
1. Go down Whalley Ave until it splits off into Rt. 69 and 63.
2. Bear right onto Rt. 69. Go under Rt. 15.


From Rt. 15:
1. Take exit 59.
2. Turn left at the end of the ramp.

3. Look for the gas station on the right and a Starbuck$ on the left.
4. Go straight on Rt. 69 for almost exactly 5 miles.
Then look for a cross ("+") intersection sign [Note: may not be visible]. Along the way, you'll pass several side road (sideways "T") intersection signs, and then a horse crossing sign.
The next intersection (Hatfield Hill Rd) will be the only cross ("+") intersection.
5. After you cross the intersection (Hatfield Hill Rd) watch for driveways on the right. (You may also see cars parked all over the place.) The first driveway is not ours; the 2nd one is ours. If there's no room to park in that driveway, go to the third driveway (with a mailbox in the shape of a small wood cabin with a multi-colored striped roof).
If you find yourself at the intersection of Rt. 69 and Rt. 42, you've gone 3.2 miles too far. Turn around and follow the directions for I-84 West below, starting with #6.


Directions from Rt. 84 East and West (note: directions for Rt. 84 E and Rt. 84 W differ!)

Directions from I-84 East:
1. Take exit 23, go down a very long exit, and at the traffic light at the end of the exit, turn right onto Rt. 69 (going south).
2. After about 7 miles, you will cross Rt. 42
3. From the light at Rt. 42, go 3 miles and then watch carefully for a cross ("+") intersection sign on your right.
      You'll have passed several side road (sideways "T") intersection signs, and this will be the only cross ("+") intersection after Rt. 42.
4. You will be very close to our driveways (on the left) when you see the cross ("+") intersection sign. (You may also see cars parked all over the place.)
Go to the driveway with a mailbox in the shape of a small wood cabin with a multi-colored striped roof, as there will likely be more parking than in the next driveway.
If you miss the driveway completely, just keep on going a little bit to the Hatfield Hill Rd intersection and turn around.


Directions from I-84 West:
1. Take exit 26 and go left at the traffic light onto Rt. 70.
2. Take Rt. 70 until it intersects with Rt. 68 (traffic light).
3. Turn right onto Rt. 68 and continue until it intersects with Rt. 69 (traffic light).
4. Turn left onto Rt. 69.
5. Go a few miles to Rt. 42 (traffic light) and go straight through the light.
     At this intersection, Rt. 69 is called Carrington Rd. Shortly after Porter Hill Rd on the right, Rt. 69 changes to Litchfield Tpke
6. From the light at Rt. 42, go 3 miles and then watch carefully for a cross ("+") intersection sign on your right.
      You'll have passed several side road (sideways "T") intersection signs, and this will be the only cross ("+") intersection after Rt. 42.
7. You will be very close to our driveways (on the left) when you see the cross ("+") intersection sign. (You may also see cars parked all over the place.)
Go to the driveway with a mailbox in the shape of a small wood cabin with a multi-colored striped roof, as there will likely be more parking than in the next driveway.
If you miss the driveway completely, just keep on going a little bit to the Hatfield Hill Rd intersection and turn around.

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