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

The next Bethany Music and Dance (BMAD) is Friday, September 26, 7:30 PM


Autumnal Equinox
5:30 PM Potluck supper
ca. 8:00 PM Bonfire with chanting, singing, drumming & dancing


The purpose of BMAD is to provide a safe place for people to gather in the
love of traditional music and dance. Respectful and sober behavior are critical
to the continued joy and pleasure of these gatherings.

Please respect the house, the grounds, the neighbors, and the neighborhood,
as well as other people attending BMAD.
If you're interested in merely partying and are not interested in sharing the love and enjoyment of traditional music and dance, then this is not the event for you.
Listen to Bill in a
WSHU radio interview
about BMAD

with Cuchulain Kelly!


Directions to BMAD,
the Solstices & Equinoxes
and May Day Celebration
Honor the earth and the environment!
Be Green!

We provide cutlery, plates, cups, serving bowls, serving utensils, and cloth napkins.
There is no need to bring paper or plastic plates, cups, spoons, forks, etc., or paper napkins.
We 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 (please do not arrive before 7:30 PM). Contrary to popular opinion, BMAD is not held on the same Friday each month but is planned around the schedules of the occupants of 312 Litchfield Tpke. 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. Bring a dessert or beverage to share. There is a lot of music and dance happening 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. We'll provide the silverware, dishes, napkins, etc. The music parties are acoustic; please leave your amplifiers at home. For the benefit of others who attend, please apply fragrances lightly. 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. There is a bonfire around 8:00, with singing, chanting, dancing, and drumming around the fire (it is not a music party). Wear appropriate footwear (i.e., boots or shoes that will keep out moisture and ticks), as it can be mucky where the bonfire takes place. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house. Thanks for your cooperation.

All are held at 312 Litchfield Tpke. in a big brown converted barn set close to the road. We have 2 driveways. One driveway has a purple 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: Please be considerate of our 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.
When there is snow on the ground, please carpool as much as possible, as parking may be even more limited than usual.


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: currently knocked over by plows; 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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September 15, 2014