Ecstatic Dance in the Park - BALTIMORE PRIDE EDITION!
Join us for an evening of art and community in a beautiful, natural setting. We are thrilled to be back n the beautiful Zen Meditation Garden with James Nasty for our third Ecstatic Dance.
Ecstatic Dance has been a form of creative expression throughout human history. It provides a chance to lose yourself in the rhythmic beat of the music, allowing your body to express itself and move freely in whatever way it desires. Dance is a way to experience life fully and completely in the present moment, and can bring profound meditative and even trance-like states. Dance can bring a greater connection to ourselves, mind, body and spirit, and it helps deepen our connection with others. It is a way to relieve stress and get in touch with emotions. This is a sober event, so that you can allow yourself to fully experience everything that comes up.
We will begin with a community circle, to set a few basic expectations and guidelines so that everyone feels safe and supported throughout this event. We will begin to move and stretch our bodies together, then as the music begins, we will explore movement on our own.
We will also end with a community circle to close and share our experiences.
Now onto the music! We are excited to be partnering with James Nasty again for this event! Baltimore, Maryland resident James Nasty excels at producing and DJing Baltimore club music while maintaining roots in turntablism and open format Djing. Nasty is locally iconic and globally respected. Voted the Best DJ In a Club in the Baltimore City Paper twice, hes favored by Bmore club inventor Scottie B and is in heavy rotation during legends KW Griff and Pork Chops club mixes on Baltimore radio station 92Q. Globally, he's spun for Boiler Room and gained support from the likes of Bassnectar, Mace Pled, A-Trak, GTA, Anna Lunoe, Sirius XM Shade 45s DJ Wonder, L-Vis 1990, Dj Uniique, Dave Nada / Nadastrom, Gorgon City and more. Time Out Singapore says "Stop being so serious and get loose to James Nasty. This is the kind of stuff coming out of Baltimore thats really popular but still manages to break all the rules.
This event is an official Baltimore Pride Week event! We are thrilled to be participating in Pride Week to support the LGBTQIA+ community in Baltimore. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Pride Center of MD. Pride Center of MD aims to be a catalyst for uniting and empowering sexual and gender minorities in Maryland and advocates for a better quality of life for the entire community. Visit pridecentermd.org for more information on the work that they do and how you can support them.
We have a few energy-exchange tickets available for those who might be experiencing financial hardship. Please message us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more details.
This is a beautiful space that we have been gifted to use for our events. LEAVE NO TRACE! We will all agree to take great care of the space and strive to leave it in excellent condition. Please be respectful of surrounding neighbors. They are aware of and in support of this event!
Baltimore Psychedelic Society is an open community that supports the emergence of psychedelics as agents of transformation. BPS is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive community where members of all races, genders, gender identities, religions, or sexual orientations are valued, respected, safe, and empowered.
Zen Garden in Druid Hill Park (View)
3500 Parkdale Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|
Please email us in advance if you require additional assistance with accessibility. The Zen Garden is a hidden oasis, requiring a 5 minute walk from parking. The walk also requires a short walk up a steep trail. We can offer closer drop-off accommodations to anyone who needs it. Please email email@example.com for more info.