Lyrics for chants we use at Samhain
If you like, bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar (be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave). There will also be an opportunity to share some precious memories in their honor.
Please bring a donation of new warm basic clothing items: like scarves, gloves, hats, socks, underwear or new travel size toiletries, for the local shelter as a symbol of the way we can support one another through the dark time.
An informal pot-luck will follow the ritual. Cookies, beverages, or other food to share after the ritual are welcome.
If you would like to contribute a brief poem, dance or song to the celebration, please contact us by email (<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com) before October 25th so we can see how it might fit in.
Donations for admission $7 to $10 on a sliding scale will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.
Children under 15 may be admitted for 1/2 price however, please remember this is a solemn remembrance event and children should only attend if you, as a parent, feel it is appropriate for them and they will not disrupt the event for others.
Caution: Do not use GPS! It will likely direct you to the back entrance
off Coles Meadow Rd, and you will be surprised how big LP actually is!
Laurel Park is on North King St. (Route 5&10), about 3 miles north of downtown Northampton, MA. The entrance is about a mile north of Big Y and River Valley Market, across from the State Police Barracks. It's just south of exit 21 off Interstate 91. Look for the stone gates with a Laurel Park sign above them.
The entrance to the Visitor Parking lot is south of the main entrance
(just before it coming from town; just past it coming from I91).
There will be a couple of A-frame signs to help you find the visitor entrance for parking.
If you miss it and go in the main gate, you'll have to drive all the way around the central loop to find parking (turn left, then left). Please do not park in any space near a cottage, only in designated lots. GO SLOWLY and stop at intersections!