For almost 20 years, drummers have gathered at the Land Trust on the first and third Saturdays of each month, starting around dark. The drumming ends promptly at midnight with a closing circle, where participants share announcements (and are invited to the next day’s volunteer work day!)
The Drum Circle is one of our biggest sources of funding, and we are very thankful for your contributions: $1 each for drummers, other musicians, and dancers, $5 each for spectators. Walking neighbors and guests, children, and bicyclists are free, but any donation is welcome.
No drugs or alcohol are allowed at the Drum Circle. Flash cameras are also not permitted. Please do not linger after the closing circle; the Land Trust is officially closed.
Please be considerate of our neighbors when attending. Drive slowly and be careful not to block drives when parking. Orange cones mark reserved parking. If you can, park at some distance to minimize the impact on our immediate neighbors. The Clifton Sanctuary, four short blocks away, makes its parking lot available on Land Trust event nights. When leaving, respect neighbors’ need for quiet and keep voices low.
Join our Drum Circle discussion group here.
Once you enter the wood-chip covered paths leading into the Land Trust, you begin to forget that you are in the city. The drumming lures you to the firepit and you are transformed by the magic. Stay for the closing circle to share spontaneous feelings prompted by the experience, and add your voice to a harmonious chant of OM!
Fire Spinning, May 20, 2006