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Pagan Picnic

Thank you for a wonderful & successful 2017 picnic! See you in 2018!

Hands of Change announces our

20th Annual Pagan Picnic

 Join area pagans for a day of fun, food and fellowship as we Celebrate our commonalities and our uniqueness while working with

Old Traditions in a Fresh Perspective!

 Saturday August 5, 2017     10:00am – 7:00pm

Johnson Park     Grove 5     Piscataway, NJ


we’ll have a good time!

Families and Respectful Seekers welcome!

Potluck Picnic Lunch ~ Rituals ~ Kid’s Track ~ Workshops ~ Web Weaving ~ Raffles ~
Drum Tuning ~ Drumming Circle

Be sure to Bring a dish to share for Potluck, a chair or blanket for the ground and a donation for the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris County.  

If you wish bring a drum or other acoustic instrument. group banners and information are welcome

This Year’s Schedule and Workshops:

10am – Registration Begins

11am – Opening Ritual presented by Grove of the Other Gods

12p – Blessing the Food

12:30 – 1:30p – Workshops (Druidism vs Wicca, Inclusive Heathenism, Introduction to Isiacism)

1:45 – 2:45 – Workshops (Moon Manifestation, Augury and Ornithomancy, Fumbling Towards Empathy)

3pm – Main Ritual by HoC Founders

4 – 5pm – Workshops (Vortex Healing, Magickal Crystal Grids, Poi 101)

5:30pm – Music with Pan, Oberik and Company

6 – Closing Ritual presented by The Iseum Of The Sacred Lotus

6:30 – Raffle Drawings/Chinese Auction
Clean Up
Blessing of the Food Bank food

**subject to change, will be updated as needed


Questions? Email Cerridwen:

It’s time again, for the pagan picnic! If you have been to our picnic before we look forward to seeing you again! If not we look forward to meeting you! Come on down and meet like-minded folks and make some new friends. This year’s theme is “Abundance, Light & Gratitude”. Classes with these themes will be taught from the perspective of different Pagan traditions. The picnic brings together folks from different backgrounds to perform and participate in rituals, classes and community sharing. Vendors will be on hand, offering a range of products and services. We will have a Kid’s Track for fun for the little ones. If you bring children, we ask that you stay at the picnic while your children are here. Children are required to wear wristbands with their parents cellphone numbers on the bands.

Please bring

  • a dish to share for Potluck Picnic Lunch
  • non-perishable food item for our Community Service
  • a chair and/or blanket for the ground,
  • drum for the ritual, if you have one
  • other acoustic instrument
  • banners and group information for your group
  • tools or objects associated with your skill(s) for blessing during the main ritual and a personal drinking vessel
  • drum(s) that need tightening

Please do NOT bring

  • ALCOHOL as per park regulations
  • Weapons or weapon replicas


If your first name begins with:

A—-G – bring a dessert

H—-M – bring drinks

N—-S – bring a salad

T—–Z — bring main course

Vegetarian and Vegan dishes are greatly appreciated. We are supplying bottled water, bring any other (NON-Alcoholic) drink you want to have

PLEASE mark your dish “Vegan,” “Veggie” or “Meat” and make sure you LABEL AND LIST all ingredients in your dish so that people with allergies know what they’re eating.

Grills provided – but please bring your own charcoal.

Please take any leftovers home!

Community Service (this info is temporary and subject to change)

We will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items for the Inter Faith Food Pantry serving Morris County.


Prepared Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Tomatoes & Puree, Pasta, White & Brown Rice: 1 or 2 Lb. Bags or Boxes, Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper®, Rice-A-Roni®,Instant Potatoes, Mac & Cheese)

Powdered Milk, Parmalat® & Evaporated Milk, Healthy Breakfast Cereal, Oatmeal & Pancake Mix

Meats and Meals such as: Canned Chicken, Stew, Ravioli, Corned Beef, Hash, Tuna & other canned fish like Salmon, Sardines, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soup: especially low-salt and hearty types

Diapers, especially 4,5&6 and large, Pull Ups and Wipes, Baby Food (Stages 1 & 3), Baby Cereal and Formula

Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit (lite, no-sugar added), 100% Juice (bottles, juice packs, etc.)

Dry Beans; canned baked, black, kidney, pinto, white

Ensure, Glucerna, Boost, Boost Glucose Control

The theme is Many Traditions, One Picnic!


 From ROUTE 1: Take Route 1 to Route 18 North (see Route 18 below)

 From NJ TURNPIKE:Turnpike to exit 9 (keep right) to Route 18 North (see Route 18 below)

 From I-287: Exit 9 – River Road toward Highland Park. Johnson Park is on the right approximately 2-3 miles. Make a right at Landing Lane, then make a Right into the park. Follow Johnson Drive to Grove 5.

 From ROUTE 18: Route 18 North into Piscataway – Take River Road exit toward Piscataway. Make left onto Landing Lane, then make a Right into the park. Follow Johnson Drive to Grove 5.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cyndi permalink
    July 27, 2016 1:07 pm

    Is/will the schedule be posted?


  2. July 29, 2016 4:12 pm

    Hello Cyndi!
    The schedule will be updated sometime today!


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