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2022 Local Powwows, Gatherings, Ceremonies, etc.
[Note: There is “Drums Across the Western Hemisphere” taking place in the Americas on this date.]
Sept. 16, Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, ANA meets at American Legion Hall, 28 Mountain Road, Shokan off Rt. 28
Sept. 17, Saturday: Green Corn Ceremony, at Seed Song Farm. Setup 10:15 am. Ceremony starts at 11 am, followed by Three Sisters skit [Evan Pritchard narrating], then potluck. A Seed Song Farm event honoring Sunflowers and Corn follows later in the day.
Sept. 22, Thursday: Autumn Equinox Ceremony, 5:30 pm, Seed Song Farm. Potluck weather depending.Fall Equinox occurs on September 22, 2022 at 9:04 pm EDT.
During an equinox, the Sun crosses what is called the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension of Earth’s equator line into space. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line.When the Sun crosses the equator going from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the reverse.After the autumnal equinox, days become shorter than nights as the Sun continues to rise later and nightfall arrives earlier. This ends with the winter solstice, after which days start to grow longer once again. The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, ”night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in length.
NOVember - December 2022
November 17, Thursday, 7 pm: Earliest date for the re-zoom-ing of Natural State University classes. Variety will be our watchword as we feature some classes on Algonquin history and culture, plus workshops on self-healing and contemplation, each Thursday night at 7 except Thanksgiving day,(11/24) Spiritual Writers Retreat (12/3) and possibly Langston Hughes concert (12/29). Our theme will be Earth: Subject to Change Without Notice! November 20, Sunday: 10am. Worship at the Old Dutch Church Reformed Church in Kingston, offering the traditional Thanksgiving Service as has been done since 2012 at Old Dutch and since 1980s at Bloomington.
December 21, 2022 at 4:48pm EST Winter Solstice
Astronomical winter begins at the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. This means days get longer during winter—very slowly at first, but at ever-larger daily intervals as the March equinox approaches, heralding the start of spring.