This Thursday is Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year and the official beginning of the summer season. It also happens to be National Indigenous Peoples Day, and Cornwall Transition+ is planning events throughout the day to celebrate all three aspects.
The events’ head organizer, Susan Towndrow, said the group wanted to plan a day that would help people get back in tune with nature.
“This is the longest day of the year so we had this idea of celebrating the sunrise and the sunset as a way of connecting people with nature and bringing us back into the rhythms of life,” she said.
The day will start bright and early at 5 a.m. with a Tai Chi session in Lamoureux Park led by Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi. People will be meeting by the gazebo at the boat launch, and beginners are encouraged to come out to greet the sun as well.
Read Connecting nature, culture and community by Alan S. Hale in the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.