Friday, November 8th
El Jardin del Paraiso Community Garden (enter on E. 4th Street btwn Aves C & D)
The lantern walk at New Amsterdam is a celebration taking place halfway between the fall equinox and the winter solstice.
As the sunlight dwindles and night lengthens we gather as a community, outdoors at sunset, to share warm cider and then together find a pathway through the darkness. We sing traditional lantern songs and are guided by the light of lanterns which the children have helped to make at school and which they carry to illuminate the way. The festival ends quietly as the children receive a small gift from the teachers and a magical experience to carry home and into sleep.