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35th Anniversary
Vermal Equinox Celebration


EGGS ON END: STANDING ON CEREMONY

with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman and Friends

March 20, 2011
Grand Army Plaza, Exotic Brooklyn

On Sunday, March 20, 2011, over 200 participants gathered in Brooklyn, New York
at the site of Grand Army Plaza (A.K.A. Mama Donna Plaza). The occasion?
The Spring Equinox. Or perhaps better stated: The Spring Egginox.
In a large basket, at the ready, were 360 raw eggs ready for their close-up.

Donna with flare


Urban Shaman "Mama Donna" Henes hosted this Spring Equinox celebration for the 36th consecutive year. The highlight would be standing those 360 individual eggs on end: "According to Chinese custom, if you stand an egg on its end on the first day of spring, you will have EGGSCEPTIONALLY good luck for the
entire year. The egg represents the life forcein many cultures, and is particularly used to symbolize
the rebirth of nature in the spring season," Henes wrote in her invitation to the event.

Did the eggs stand? Yes, no yolking! Even as the weather was markedly chilly, the event seemed to
ignite a feeling of warmth and hope, and a confirmation that Spring, indeed, was just around the corner.

By Diane Saarinen for CNN


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Photos by Diane Saarinen
Photos by Marya Lenoard
Photos by Janet Fish
Sullen Primost Kisha Rivera Daniel Meredith Carla Tuke Wendy Lyon Eileen Cernese
Suellen Primost,
Oakland, CA
Kisha Rivera,
Brooklyn, NY
Daniel Meredith,
New York, NY
Carla Tuke,
Salt Lake City, UT
Wendy Lyon,
Galway, NY
Eileen Cernese
Klien, M.D.,
Livingston NJ
Belladonna Linda Barr Evelyn John Miriam Shriley
Belladonna, Weeki
Wachee, FL
Linda Barr,
New York, NY
Evelyn Roth and John Davis,
South Australia
Miriam Jacobs, Berkeley, CA Miriam Jacobs, Berkeley, CA Shirley Taylor,
Harlem, NY
Jen, Chris and Albie Jen, Chris and Albie Lee Slimmer Asari Keri, Allison, Shamus, Ryan and Kyleigh Keri, Allison, Shamus, Ryan and Kyleigh
Jen, Chris
and Albie Garone,
Boulder, CO
Jen, Chris
and Albie Garone,
Boulder, CO
Lee Slimmer and
Cliff and Sofia Leaf,
Brooklyn Heights,
NY
Asari and Octavia Beale,
Harlem, NY
Keri Mullen and Allison, Shamus, Ryan and Kyleigh,
Staten Island, NY
Keri Mullen and Allison, Shamus, Ryan and Kyleigh,
Staten Island, NY
Keri & Ryan Carmela Julie, Ruby, Naomi Julie, Ruby, Naomi Julie, Ruby, Naomi Tina
Keri Mullen and Allison, Shamus, Ryan and Kyleigh,
Staten Island, NY
Carmela Tal Baron, Manhattan, NY Julie Harrison,
Ruby and Naomi Harrison-Clay,
Soho, NY
Julie Harrison,
Ruby and Naomi Harrison-Clay,
Soho, NY
Julie Harrison,
Ruby and Naomi Harrison-Clay,
Soho, NY
Tina Pico,
On the road in NJ
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  Tina Pico,
On the road in NJ
Mama Donna, Exotic Brooklyn, NY  
 
 

EVENT PIX: Janet Fish • Marya Leonard • Diane Saarinen
EVENT VIDEOS: Janet FishJames Lane

 
 

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