2016 Holiday Auction, Bazaar & Reception

Get ready for our 7th Annual Auction, Bazaar & Reception on Tuesday December 13.  This year we have added on the “Bazaar” featuring handmade items, including Amanuel’s famous artisanal soap and Mike and Emiko’s candy creations.


Meet up with old friends, make new ones, enjoy the refreshments (homemade goodies) and find some unique and fantastic gift items and self-indulgences. Above all you will be supporting a great cause — the magnificent Hudson Valley Park where you get truly get away from it all and find peace, inspiration and spiritual renewal.

Buy your ticket online here.  ($20 in advance/$25 at the door). The ticket is dual purpose.  It’s your entrance and each ticket is entered into a raffle — this year’s prize is an iPad Air 2.  So whether or not you can attend, you can still show your support and have a chance to win an iPad Air 2.

Get more info here: http://www.newhumanist.us/auction/

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Spiritual Camping — July 28-31, 2016

Spiritual Camping will be hel from Thursday, July 28 –  Sunday July 31st and is open to everyone.

It extends over a 4-day period — stay for one day/a night or for several days, whatever fits your schedule.

If you are:

– looking for spiritual growth

– love spending time in nature

– feel the importance of meditating and being connected to one’s deeper self

– appreciate being in a friendly community with meaningful conversations

– enjoy healthy food, s’mores and more.

then this event could be for you…

Activities: Each day we will have meditation sessions in the morning and the evening.  Additionally, you can choose to participate in a daily workshop on different aspects of spirituality and personal growth –– (developing our internal energy/force, mindfulness, Principles of Valid Action and more).  Practices and studies are based on Silo’s Message which places importance on direct and personal  experience.

Plenty of outdoor activities are also available in the region including hiking, walking trails and swimming, as well as exploring the Hudson Valley whose scenic beauty is well-known.

Accommodations: The Hudson Valley Park has a retreat center with a main room, fully equipped kitchen, library, meditation room and 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a large meadow for the camping.

Sleep under the stars: Bring your tent and gear and set up in the beautiful meadow at the Hudson Valley Park.  Showers and hot water are available in the house.

Sleep inside the retreat center:  For those who prefer to sleep under a roof, the center has accommodation for 10-12 people.


Food:  We love eating well and healthy.  Breakfast and lunch will be buffet style and dinner will be a shared common meal.  Be prepared to pitch in and help cook/serve/clean.


Registration and RSVP


Cost: $40 donation per day with three meals (vegetarian dishes will be available) and overnight sleeping.

Day visit only: $25 donation includes lunch and dinner.

Pre-payment required $40.00 for first night (includes 3 meals).  For additional nights, pay the difference when you arrive.



Let us know  the date/time of your arrival and date of departure.

Thursday – July 28 (begins)

Friday – July 29

Saturday – July 30

Sunday – July 31  (last day)

Pre-payment required $40.00 for first night (includes 3 meals).  For additional nights, pay the difference when you arrive.

After you RSVP, one of our organizers will get in touch with you to find out the time of your arrival, special needs, etc.

Cancellation:  should you cancel prior to July 25, you will receive a $20 refund. 

Transportation: https://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/directions/

Other important details

–Bring your own linen (twin-size sheets, pillowcase and towel).

–Hudson Valley Park is an alcohol- and drug-free environment

contact information and questions:  write here or call 917-609-8029.

Retreat on Ceremonies and Experiences of Silo’s Message, June 17-19

This retreat is designed as a modular workshop (you can attend part or all of it) is open to everyone. It will focus on four of the basic ceremonies used as ways into the essential experiences: The Service, The Well Being, Laying on of Hands and The Recognition.

The retreat will begin on Friday the 17th of June and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday June 19th.

RSVP: please fill out the form under Reservations. https://www.hudsonvalleypark.org/park-request/


Friday June 17 –

Dinner will be served at 6:30 (optional).  The retreat will begin at 8pm.

Saturday June 18

All day beginning at 10am.

Sunday, June 19

Retreat ends at noon.  Followed by lunch.

Meals will be served for the 3 days.  $30.  For Saturday only $15.

Contribution for park usage and overnight, $10/day +$10/overnight.

For retreat info contact Danny Zuckerbrot: dzuck@rogers.com

For logistics contact Nicole: nicolemye@gmail.com