Beltaine MAY DAY!! Celebration 2018
MAY 1st 2017
12 – 3 PM – Tree Decorating
3 – 4 PM – Maypole Dancing
4 – 7 PM – General Frivolity
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
RAIN OR SHINE
Our annual May Day Beltaine celebration is a lovely gathering for delightful decorating, dancing and drumming. Merrymaking begins at 12 noon to ribbon and paint the maypole. (THANK YOU DHARMA AND LANTERN FOR THE TREE!) Then the dance commences after 3pm. calling on the (un)natural world to honor & bless the coming seasons which includes all the exciting new events scheduled for LPV. Bring food,musical instruments, paint,powder, whatever tickles your fancy to share and Cher alike.
Beltane, also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night, happens at the beginning of May. It celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. The Goddess manifests as the May Queen and Flora. The God emerges as the May King and Jack in the Green. The danced Maypole represents Their unity, with the pole itself being the God and the ribbons that encompass it, the Goddess. Colors are the Rainbow spectrum. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.
Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.