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May Day festivities in Wilton 


Monday, April 15, 2019 8:48AM
WiltonMay Day Festivities

The Abbot Hill community – including High Mowing School, Temple-Wilton Community Farm, and the Flying Gravity Circus – invites residents of the Monadnock Region to come together in a collaborative celebration of spring! High Mowing’s annual May Day celebration features:

● Traditional maypole and Morris dancing

● A theatrical send off to winter

● Live music

● A performance by the Flying Gravity Circus

● Free interactive circus arts instruction for kids

● A pottery sale

● Children’s games and a puppet show put on by Pine Hill Early Childhood Faculty

● Food, including a make-your-own burrito bar, fresh popcorn, and a dessert café with cold beverages.

May Day

“Spring is a welcome sight after a New Hampshire winter – and this year is no exception,” Heather Carver, Director of Alumni & Community Relations. “We are thrilled to celebrate the arrival of a new season and new growth.”

May Day has been celebrated throughout the Northern Hemisphere since ancient times and at High Mowing School since 1943. High Mowing is hosting the Abbott Hill celebration with our neighbors: the Temple-Wilton Community Farm – the oldest continuously operating CSA (community supported agriculture) farm in the United States – and the Flying Gravity Circus.

“We always love performing for a crowd and sharing all the amazing circus skills our Troupers have mastered,” says High Mowing’s movement teacher and Flying Gravity Circus artistic director Jon Roitman. “But doing it for our whole community and in celebration of the start of spring makes this show one of our favorites of the year!”

Spring Musical Concludes the Day

Although outdoor festivities wrap up in the afternoon, all are invited to the final performance of High Mowing’s Spring Musical: The Fantasticks.

This is the longest-running musical in the world, telling an allegorical tale, a simple story of a boy and girl in love, with all the joys and adversity that go with it. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The May Day Celebration is planned for April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at High Mowing Campus, 222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton.

You can learn more at www.highmowing.org/mayday.

The Spring Musical is planned to take place April 26 at and 27 at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the Pine Hill Waldorf School Auditorium at 77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton.

The musical is appropriate for all ages; details are at https://www.highmowing.org/news–events/spring-musical.