Any phone numbers or email addresses listed here are for information
and directions only. Being listed as a contact here is decided by
me the web maintainer, and these people should never be considered as
leaders or representatives of the Rainbow Family.
Please don't email me asking about regionals or directions that aren't
on this list, cause *everything* I have goes on here, as soon as I
get the info. I get way too much email as it is.
NY Rainbow's Monthly Potluck Council/Drum Circle. First of 2001!!!
Sunday, 56 Walker St. 2 blocks below Canal St. between Broadway and
Church. Bring Food and non-alcoholic drink to share acoustic musical
instruments your friends, family, children and smiles Come out and
start the year with family!!
SCROLL Potluck/drum circle at Huntington Central Park from 10:59
a.m. until 10:59 pm. Coming from the 405 freeway (either north or
south). Exit on GoldenWest Street and drive towards ocean. Drive past
Bolsa, Macfadden, Edinger, Heil, and Warner. Then make a left on
Slater Street. Go one block then make a right on Gothard Street. Drive
300 feet and park in the parking lot on the right hand side. Walk to
the end of the parking lot that is in the direction you where just
driving. Keep walking straight on the asphalt path. Keep going
straight on dirt path down small hill. And we are in the grass
beyond. WELCOME HOME. For more info, go to the SCROLL web
Jan 26 - 27
Ocala Gathering Council. This is the weekend that we traditionally
meet at Third Hammock, Farles Prairie to discuss February's
gathering. For more info, go to the Ocala Gathering of
Individuals web site.
Mississippi Regional Gathering in Desoto National Forest. Take 49
South out of Hattiesburg. Go approximately 20 miles until you reach
the Brooklyn exit. Take Brooklyn Exit. Go to Main Street. Go east on
Main until you run into Ashe Nursery Rd. Proceed 2 miles on Ashe
Nursery Road until you reach a 4-way intersection. Take a left there
on 319 (It's a dirt road also known as New York Road) Proceed on 319
for approximately 3and 7tenths miles. Take another left on 319G. About
a half of a mile down, you should see fires. Welcome Home. If you
get lost just stop at the Big K Chevron on 49 and they'll give you
Southern Utah Rainbow Family(SURF). will be a
little colder out so be prepared with the appropriate
winterized gear. The location is
the same of the January gathering which is 5-6 miles
outside of St.George by the Virgin River.
Michigan Valentine Love-In Camp-Out The weekend before Valentine's
Day is a time for Love! After a 3-year hiatus, this Winter regional
Gathering returns. We will camp out on a bluff overlooking Tippy Dam
Pond, a section of the Manistee River. More information and directions
at the Great Lakes
Rainbow web site.
California gathering of individuals, that want to socialize and
talk on the 18th about a possible California regional sometime. Info
Ocala gathering of individuals, sometimes called the Ocala
regional.From SR40, East of SR 19: Go south from Astor on County Road
445. Turn Left on FR552. Live-in and large vehicles proceed to the
end of 552. Cars and vans turn left onto FR552A. Welcome Home!
For more info, go to the Ocala Gathering of
Individuals web site.
Manitou Springs, CO area Potluck. Come early :) Stay Late :)
Bring your favorite munchies, kind vibes, musical instruments, all good things.
New circle forming at the base of Pikes Peak in beautiful Manitou Springs.
Heated indoor apartment with a large sun deck with a spectacular view.
719-685-5208 (Manitou Springs #) or PeaceConspiracy.org for details
and directions. We will also be hosting a monthly circle on the third
Sunday of the month @ 1:00PM.7 Minute Spring Peace Park, El Paso
Blvd. & Lovers Lane.
NY Rainbow's Monthly POTLUCK/COUNCIL/DRUMCIRCLE. starting at 2
P.M. at 56 Walker Street, New York City (2 blocks south of Canal
between Broadway and Church)
The Dead-of-Winter party was fun. Now it's time to plan for
Spring. Please bring food and non-alcoholic drink to share. Acoustical
musical instruments, drums and games to play. Your friends, family and
ideas to share. Pass the word to folks on and off line!!! For more
info, call the NYC Lightline at (212) 560-7111, or try the NYC Family Web
April 6 - 13
California Heartland Wildflower Spring regional, seed camp April 4th and
5th, gathering dates April 6th through the 13th, cleanup 14th and
15th. From Bakersfield Hwy 178 East to Lake Isabella /Kernville exit,
at stop turn left on 155 go approx 1 mile turn left( after bridge) at
north Raft launch site , Keysville. Follow paved road 2.2 miles. Bear
right at fork where pavement ends. Follow dirt road 3.4 miles to Black
Gulch North. Turn left . approx 1 mile to WELCOME HOME. More info at
559-739-5300. Please come self sufficient.
Jamestown NY, Rainbow circle forming. The first circle will be
April 7, 2001, noon, at the stage in Allen Park (alternatively, the
picnic area, if the stage is occupied by others) in Jamestown.
Basically, what we will be doing is just getting started... getting to
know each other, gathering ideas. It's going to be pretty darn
disorganized, but that's why we need more people there... to find our
own groove, with all the ideas and energy from our brothers and
sisters. If people wish, they can bring instruments to play, songs to
sing, poetry to read, thoughts and food to share. But, of course this
isn't "mandatory". Honestly, we have no clue what we're doing
here... we're just going with the flow, so if anybody's more capable
of organizing it, and bringing traditions into the circle, that would
be great. More info at http://www.geocities.com/doulany.
SPRING IS HERE! and it is time for our last sunday of the month picnics in
madison, WI at olin park. this picnic will also serve as our spring council
this year, so bring your bowl and utensils, a dish to pass, heartsongs,
announcements, instruments, good cheers, etc etc...you are also welcome to
come on the 28th if you are interested in spending the night(meet at rainbow
noon in olin park), limited crash space is available. contact me if
Southern Utah 1ST Annual Spring Regional. Located at Mosquito Cove
(state Hwy 9), head towards Zion Natn'l Park, count 5 gaurdrails from
Virgin to turnoff for Mosquito Cove. Please bring firewood, water,
friends, bowl & spoon, musical instruments, and plenty of love!!!!!
For more info, call the lightline at (435) 635-4161, or try the SURF web site.
Chicago area Rainbow Family invites you to gather near Pratt Avenue
Beach in Loyola Park for the Welcome the Sun Potluck at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday, May 5th. Please bring something tasty to share, a cup, bowl and
spoon, musical instruments, poetry, art of all kinds, love and everything
that is good. Please do not bring bad vibes, alcohol, boom boxes, or
weapons. Look for the tapestries! For more info, contact:
NY Rainbow'S Potluck/Drumcircle/Council, beginning at 4 pm. 56
Walker Street, NYC (2 blocks below Canal between Broadway &
Church). Come and share - Make a joyful noise on the drums and be a
part of planning NY Rainbow's warm weather happenings. Let's find a
place to take this monthly get-together outside! Please bring food and
non-alcoholic drink to share. Drums, Ideas, Games, Family and
Friends. NY Rainbow needs YOUR input and help planning benefits,
picnics, this summer's regional gathering and other upcoming
events. Please participate as this cannot happen without YOU! For more
info, go to www.nbci.com/nyrainbow
May 5 & 6
Michigan Spring Council, Saranac, Michigan. More information and
directions at the Great Lakes
Rainbow web site.
May 5 & 6
Ozarks Family Scout Counsel. @ Swinging Bridges State Park near
Brumley Missouri. Site is west of Brumley on 42 Hwy. to Swinging
Bridges Rd. (aka. Lake Rd. 42-18)
Philly benefit to help with the court costs of our brave brothers
& sisters who are fighting the system so we all may continue to gather
peacefully on public land. Some of the proceeds will also be going to
the Lots of Love project Philly Rainbow
web site. The benifit will be held at killtime (3854 Lancaster ave
philly pa) bands include: Kisskisskill, Image33, Brown Augar, Bohemian
Sunrise, Beware The Blunted Needle, Crimpets (a puppet performance),
& dj's to be announced possibly 1 other special guest.
Doors open @ 6 for potluck, bands start at 7pm. $5 at door with food
to share, $8 without for info see www.benefitconcert.iwarp.com
or call 215-382-1163 bring drums & food to share if your in the area,
please come support our brothers & sisters.
ArkansasKidz Spring Regional Jamboree
May 18th thru May 29th, 2001
Good home spun fun! Bring the whole tribe!
KidZ web site.
NY Rainbow's 19th Annual Central Park Picnic (NYC) Sun., May 20th
- noon til dusk - Welcome Home!!! Enter at 103rd St & Central Park
West, walk 50 ft. turn left & go up 14 steps, walk 50 yds. to V in
path, bear left & walk 125 yds. into meadow CIRCLE FOR PEACE 1:30 pm ~
POTLUCK PICNIC Bring plenty of food & non-alcoholic drink to share,
acoustic instruments, drums, games, family, friends, good feelings &
Love. Non-commercial & absolutely FREE!
NY Rainbow's Annual Spring Benefit. doors open 8 pm - donation $10
Walker Stage, 56 Walker St., NYC, 2 blocks south of Canal, between
Broadway & Church, Lenny Charles Trio ~ ZeroBoy, Liza Garelik ~
The Blunt Fringe, Surprise Guests & Drum Circle. Come have some fun
and support NY Rainbow. For more info, go to the NY Rainbow Family web
North East Region's summer council. For more info, call the North
East Lightline: 1-845-774-4100.
California Rainbow Family social, 1-3pm, at 1 Mile Park by Chico.
The Northern California Regional Rainbow Gathering will take
place June 1st through June 4th. YOU NEED TO BRING DRINKING WATER. The
directions to the site are as follows: Take I-5 to Weed; Take HWY 97 north
out of Weed; Go 27 miles; Turn right on Tenant Road; Go 11.7 miles; Turn
Right on 77; go .10 miles; turn right on 6; go 1.7 miles; Welcome hOMe. See
you there... Please do not leave messages.
June 1 - 10
Ozarks Rainbow Families Spring Regional. ew family energy kick`n
down that Ozark Spirit! Spreading the light throughout the
Ozarks. Directions: Site is located north of Centerville Missouri on
Hwy 21 approx. 3 miles. Take hwy72 about three miles west of reynolds
to HWY TT turn right. about three miles to cnty rd 849 (at the Doe Run
mine) turn right, follow 849 to 848 take that down to the river and
over the concrete bridge and turn right and it is about one half mile
to the tee. Welcome Home!! Site is on the Black River at
the bottom of the Bluff. For more info, go to: www.angelfire.com/mo/rainbowforum/.
NY RAINBOW'S POTLUCK/DRUMCIRCLE/COUNCIL, beginning at 2
pm. Outdoors at the picnic area on the water. Pier 25, North Moore
St. & West Side Highway (nearest subway 1/9 at Franklyn St. or any
line to west Canal St. & walk over) If it rains we will meet indoors
at:: 56 Walker Street, NYC (2 blocks below Canal between Broadway &
Church) Please bring food and non-alcoholic drink to share. Drums,
Ideas, Games, Family and Friends. Come have some fun. For more info,
go to the NY
Rainbow Family web site.
NY Rainbow's June Picnic. Central Park ~ noon til dusk ~.
~ Enter at Central Park West and W. 100th St., walk into park and take
the first stairs down on left down - head towards the pond. ~ Potluck
Picnic - Bring Plenty of Food & Non-alcoholic Drink to Share. Drums &
Acoustical Instruments, Games, Kites, Bubbles, Family, Friends, Your
Kids, Good Feelings & Love! Also bring forks/spoons, plates, cups,
paper towels, garbage bags and water. For more info,
go to the NY
Rainbow Family web site.
CommUnity Peace Festival. Concert / Camp-Out / Workshop Benefit.
Weekend will host a variety of very talented entertainers from across
the country, many craft vendors, local handmade items for trade, kind
drum circles and some of the most gifted and generous workshop hosts
from across the land. Workshops, Music, Camping, Drum Circles, Open
Free Vending, Networking, CommUnity. Site location is in central
Missouri at "Bird Island Amphitheater", which is situated along the
Niangua, one of the most secluded and pristine spring fed rivers in
the Ozarks. The Niangua is fed by the spring in Bennett Spring State
Park, at approx. 100,000,000 gallons a day. Bird Island has men's and
women's shower houses as well as handi-accessible showers. There is a
good solid based road in and a large parking area for buses, very
Somewhere near Ashcroft, BC. Find Vendibles Valley Rd (was
previously thought to be north pender rd). Follow the rainbows... For
more info go to the BC Rainbow
Family web site.
last week of july to mid-august
Montreal Rainbow Gathering in Gaspesie. This summer, we will hold
our 15th annual gathering in Quebec near the village of
St-Fidele-de-Restigouche, just few miles North of the Restigouche
Indian reserve, at the western end of the Chaleurs Bay, which marks
the begining of the Gaspe peninsula. The site is about 20 miles from
New-Brunswick and is thus easily accessible from Maine. Here's a link
to a rough map.
North East Regional Gathering near Ithaca in the Finger Lakes
National Forest. Directions: From Ithaca take Rt 96 North
approximately 10 miles to Trumansburg. Just past downtown Trumansburg
go left on Rt 227. Less than a mile make a right onto Searsburg
Rd. Approximately 5 miles take a left onto Grove Rd. Travel 1 mile to
intersection and make a right on Bower Rd. One mile ahead is Welcome
Home! It is 17 miles from Ithaca to the gathering site. please bring
some drinking water. Leashes will be given to all dog caretakers. be
prepared for rain. no A-camp at gate please. "TCAT" bus route 21
travels from Ithaca to Trumansburg in the afternoons Monday thru
Friday for a couple bucks. hitch-hikers dropped on Searsburg Rd go to
Vesa Rd(1 mile past Grove Rd.) and turn left, one mile to Welcome
California Rainbow Social. Chico California, 5 Mile Park, north
side of the bridge. Info at 916-747-6269.
August 28 - Sept 3
Wisconson Regional somewhere in southwest Wisconsin.
The regional will happen on the kickapoo valley reserve in
southwestern WI. The local county board has politely agreed to let us
gather there, but anyone deciding on coming earlier then the August
28th start date will have to pay a fee for use of the land(donation
would go to the local county). This is an extremely friendly area and
very beautiful so please respect the local town and land... BRING:
food to share, typical camping gear, instruments to play, kindness to
spread, and anything that brews harmony. DISCOURAGED TO BRING: Drugs,
alcohol, violence and anything that negatively disrupts da flow.
DIRECTIONS: from Madison: Take HWY 14 west to HWY 131 north(which
connects near Readstown...). Follow HWY 131 north to the town of
LaFarge. From LaFarge continue about a 1/2 mile to a mile until your
first road on the left(Plum Run Rd.). Take that until first road on
the right. Follow that road through gates up to building on dam. Park
to left and take the trail on in...WELCOME HOME!!!
from LaCrosse: Take HWY 14/61 east to the town of Viroqua. From
Viroqua follow 82 east to the town of LaFarge. From LaFarge continue
about a 1/2 mile to a mile until your first road on the left(Plum Run
Rd.). Take that until first road on the right. Follow that road
through gates up to building on dam. Park to left and take the trail
on in...WELCOME HOME!!!
Late August - Sept ???
1st Canadian National Rainbow Gathering. Burrows Lake is near
Roblin in mid-western Manitoba, about 3 hours north of Brandon. From
Roblin, take #83 north for about 15 km then turn right onto #483
(merridale road). continue west along this road, following the
rainbows until entering into Duck Mountian provincial forest. The
gravel road continues until Burrows lake which is impossible to miss.
Happy Trails! For a photo of the site, go here, and the map is here.
Madison, Wisconson picnic/council at the familar olin park location at
rainbow noon. key topic will be the potential location for thanksgiving
council,but of course, other issues and heartsongs will be addressed as
well...lovin' you family!!
San Diego Rainbow Family Council. Council to discuss Balboa Park
picnic/potluck, South Shores, Full Moon Circles, uniting as a family
and ????. noon until dusk. Directions: From Interstate 5 exit La Jolla
Village Drive and go west. Get in the far right lane as soon as you
are west of the Interstate. Exit onto Gilman Drive North (the far
right lane will veer off onto Gilman Drive. Turn left on Scholars
Drive South (the first left). Continue past the Che Cafe. Stonehenge
is just past the Che on the right hand side of the road. For parking,
continue past Stonehenge and turn right into parking lot P103 (the
first lot on the right). No parking permit is required on weekends. If
you're coming by bus: take the North County Bus 301 or San Diego
Transit buses 41 or 34 and get off at La Jolla Village Drive at
Revelle College/Theatre District. We'll be south of Revelle Plaza.
New York Rainbow Family's 16th Annual Prospect Park Picnic in the
center of the park at: The Nethermead. Noon til Dusk. Bring food &
drink to share, acoustical instruments, drums, family, friends and
your good feelings. Absolutely Free!!! Subway: F train to 15th St. &
Prospect Park follow the chalk marks see you in BROOKLYN!!!
Oct 19th - 21st
Ozark Regional Fall Counsel. Rainbow Tribes of the Ozarks, Kaw
Valley, Shawnee Prairies & bioregions invite you to come and sit in
circle with us as we rejoin our bonds and pray. For more info, go to
Oct 26 - 28
Alabama Georgia Aztec Family Welcomes you home to Our
3rd,Council, Drum Circle, Potluck. Rainbow Noon. All Welcome, Please
come!!!!!! Directions: From Gadsden Al.:Take US 411 N to
Leesburg. Turn left at stop light. (if you cross the bridge, you have
gone too far. ) This is St Hwy 68. *go 2.9 miles, turn left onto
Valley St(Co Rd 36). Go 1.5 miles, turn left on Rock City Ave. (There
will be a sign for Cherokee Rock Village) Go .6 mile and turn
right. Go 2.9 miles or until road ends.* From I-75(all points in
Georgia): Go to Rome; take Ga Hwy 20 to Alabama state line where this
road changes to Alabama Hwy 9. Follow across bridge to Centre. At
third stop light turn right; at the end of road, take a right turn
onto US 411 S. Go over bridge to Leesburg take right at only stoplight
to State hwy 68. From here follow directions between asterisks(**)
Oct 26 - 28
California Rainbow Weekend Blue Moon Campout &
Council. Directions: *Take I-5 North just past Mount Shasta. *Exit I-5
North at Weed California. *Take Hwy 97 North out of Weed. *Go 27
Miles. *Turn Right onto Tennant Road (paved). *Go 11.7 Miles. *Turn
Right on 77 (gravel). *Go 1/10 of a mile. *Turn Right on 6
(gravel). *Follow cairns (trail sign, rock pile, rock people). *Approx
7 miles more or less up a gentle grade (good gravel road). *Welcome
hOMe will be on your Right in the neighborhood of Stephens Pass.
Oct 26 - 28
potluck picnic is scheduled for the third Sunday of the month
(October 21st) at Stevens Creek County Park (Cupertino), starting at
rainbow noon. Directions: Highway 280 to Foothill Expressway exit;
south on Foothill Boulevard past traffic signal (Stevens Creek Blvd.),
past residential area, down the hill, turn left (carefully!) into the
park entrance; down the hill past the first parking lot, past the
ranger station, to the back parking lot. Look / listen for RF...
(Note: Bring coin or small paper bills to feed the ticket machine --
$4 per vehicle fee at all local county parks.) (Additional note: If,
for some reason, the back area is "full", go back to first parking lot
and follow trail along creek downhill from the back of that parking
lot.) Bring food & beverages to share; drums, musical instruments and
good vibes; all good things. Weather has been summerish this
weekend... Next weekend: Who knows?
While this isn't a Rainbow Gathering in the usualy sense, the
folks at Yonder's Farm, Georgia are having a Halloween costume fire
circle on their land, and wound like some peaceful Rainbow
energy. Directions: south of Atlanta, GA about 30 minutes is Macon, go
east on 80 from Macon about 30 miles and hit a little one horse town
called Jefforsonville, turn left at the Piggly Wiggly, Magnolia
Street, go down 2 blocks and take another left at 96 go about 5 miles
till you see Yonder's shack on the right... can't miss it.
NY Rainbow Picnic. Central Park, NYC. noon til dusk. Enter at
Central Park West and 103rd St. walk 50 ft and take a left up 14 steps
walk ahead to V in path and go to the left - about 80 yards ahead to
meadow - WELCOME HOME! For more info, go to the NYC Rainbow Family web site.
The Rainbow Family Thanksgiving Council will be offered at the
Jahlai Country Home outside of Montague, Michigan, north of
Muskegon. The council is at 8913 S. 48th St., Montague, Michigan. For
more info, go to The
Great Lakes Rainbow Family web site.