NATURE FESTIVALS

Why do we have our festivals on the Equinox & Solstices?

Humans have kept time with the changing of the seasons since the beginning of time.  Spring and Fall Equinoxes mark the beginning and end of the growing season in nature.  The Winter & Summer Solstice mark the shortest and longest days, also key points in nature.  As an environmental education organization, we wish to continue to honor these 4 dates by celebrating them with an outdoor festival!  

We hope you will join us!  Festivals are free and open to the public.  Our grounds are pet-friendly.  Please help keep our grounds clean.

Celebrating with CEED.

In lieu of aligning with any one set of religious or hallmark holidays, CEED goes back to nature by celebrating the movement of the sun relative to the Earth for each North American season. The solstices and equinoxes are a great opportunity to reflect on the movement of celestial bodies, the changing of the seasons for temperate Long Island, and get the community together for seasonal activities and fun. 

Although we strive to do more at each event, as CEED grows and more people hear about us and support us, each solstice or equinox event has taken on a little bit of its own flavor! Whether its the sigh of winter relief during our Spring Equinox, the exciting party atmosphere of the Summer Solstice, the feeling of community spirit at our Fall Equinox, or the quiet calm during our Winter Solstice, there’s always crafts to be made, yummy food to eat, things to learn, art to see, and good company at these events! 

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