Saturday, August 14 & Beyond

posted Aug 5, 2010, 7:03 PM by Jeff Wardlaw
Hi "One-Heart Community Drum" Folks!,
    Great job of drumming at the Watkins Glen Italian-American Festival Saturday! We didn't make it back to Ithaca in time to drum at Stewart Park, but enjoyed the Watkins experience! Smile! Apologies to those that we may have missed in Ithaca.
Upcoming drumming:

     Saturday, August 7th, Open community drum circle, Stewart Park, NW corner, Birthday celebration for Steve C, and Chickie, (August 4th and 6th respectively). Potluck. Extra drums available. Family oriented. 

     Saturday August 14th, (Time 10:30A.M.), Lansing Harbor Festival,  Myers Point Park on Cayuga Lake. Directions: Take Rte 34 north, then left onto 34B, then left across from Lansing Middle School to Meyers Point.
    We will be leading an open community drum circle as part of this festival this year. It is a nice location, and good even. should be a lot of fun! Hope you can make it to support our first drumming activity at this particular event.

    Saturday, August 14th, late afternoon until early Sunday AM. Thirteenth Anniversary Celebration for Matt and Camilla Johnson, to include live music, as well as an open drum circle, food is provided, but potluck as well is encouraged. This is always a great event, with a bon fire, large three acre pond for swimming, etc.
     Steve's Note: This will be in lieu of our regular Saturday drum circle at Stewart Park, as the meal will occur earlier than the circle. bring some food to share if able. Thanks!
     Directions: Take Rte 13 South, to junction Rte 34/96 South, bearing left onto 34/96. Go 4.5 miles to VanBusKirk Gulf Rd, turning right onto it. Go 1/4 mile to Tupper Rd, turning left onto Tupper Rd. Go approx 3 miles to the top of Tupper Hill, turning left onto Seeley Hill Rd. Go 1/3 mile to Beech Hill Rd, turning left onto it. Go approx 1 mile, passing Beech Rd on the left, approx 100 yeards past Beech Rd, is a 90 degree right hand curve in the road. At the beginning of this curve, a drive way goes off to the left-front, into Beech Hill Pond Community. Park either along the road, (not in the curve), or off the driveway into the community. A path to the left of the entrance of the driveway, leads to the pond and the picnic and drumming area, about 200 feet up the path.

    Saturday and Sunday, August 28th and 29th, MUSE Festival, Willseyville, NY. Local bands, and open drum circle, with bon fire all night Saturday. More details as they become available. 
   Steve's Note: The website is NOT up and running, so we'll need to rely on word of mouth. 

    EARTHDANCE GLOBAL FESTIVAL FOR PEACE : : September 18, 2010, 200+ Locations in 50 countries!
Steve's Note: Level Green Community did a local EarthDance event last year, so may do another this year.

Some weekly hand drumming classes available:

From: Jeremy and Erica Crytzer
    Mondays, 5:30-6:30P.M., West African Drum Class, learn fundamentals of technique &
traditional polyrhythms on djembe and doun douns. Location: Moonlight Dance Studio, 407
Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY. More info: 607-532-4037

From: Jonathan Kline <>
    Subject: Afro-Caribbean Percussion Class Questions:

    Saturdays 3-4pm, Hand Drumming Classes, Soma Yoga & Living Arts 409 W. State St. around back. $10 hr. More info:

O.K. Have a great week! Love, Steve