Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good Morning

I was greeted on my way out by the supercharged morning glory that my neighbors have planted, which is rapidly engulfing our railing in green and purple (these things grow so fast they're illegal in some states--well, that and their seeds have hallucinogenic properties). It's a gorgeous morning here in Crown Heights, and it's supposed to stay this way all weekend (75 and sunny all day both days!). Get out and enjoy the last gasp of summer while you can with some great local events today and tomorrow.

- Today, check out the Franklin Flea, which is still going strong and has LOTS to offer. If you see an awkward-looking guy peppering people with questions and taking pictures, it might be me.

- Tomorrow, partially in response to the latest unfortunate gunplay in our neighborhood, but also as a part of the UN's International Day of Peace, the Kakini Health Center is hosting Peace and Healing in the Garden, an all-day event that promises great food, music, art, meditation, yoga, a workshop on herbal remedies (including herbal ales), and much more--in short, something wonderful for everybody. I'm copying their press release below, but check the Be Wild Woman or Kakini Healing Center blogs for the latest info.

- Finally, a shameless plug: an old friend has revived his blog. You'll laugh. I promise.

Peace and Healing in the Garden

Kakini Healing Center, Be Wild Woman, Art for Arts & Walt Shamel Community Garden present
The Global Mala Peace Equinox

Celebrating International UN Peace Day & Amma's Birthday

Sunday, September 20th, 2009 11am-5pm

@ Walt Shamel Community Garden
1095 Dean St. between Bedford and Franklin, Brooklyn NY

Join us as we raise awareness & $ to promote peace in nyc and arround the world!
Your donations will go to support The Global Mala Peace Project, Be Wild Woman's Wombing Project, and the Walt Shamel Community Garden.

11am-1pm Global Mala Peace Equinox
108 Amma chants & healing meditation in honor of Amma's Birthday & peace
Chakracize for Peace - 108 chakra chants and movements
stretch, dance, chant, sing,laugh for peace in your body and in our world

Be Wild Woman Herbal Remedies to Keep the Doctor Away!
*Herbal Ale, Wine, Vinegar, & Hot stave off the plague and bring back passion.
*Self-guided healing herb garden walk

Art for Arts ~ In the Gardens Series bringing innovative music into nyc gardens
Fall Equinox Invocation by Kiana Love
Musical Performances include: Matt Plummer Group,Jeremy Young, Sabir Mateen
Dance by Global Kids Peace Hip Hop, Carl Knight, MJ Donahue & Boom

*Walt Shamel Community Garden BBQ & Bake Sale
comfort foods and delectable delights from our community gardeners!

*Be Wild Woman Wombing Oasis
gallery of art, healing art to make, make your own peace journal, learn about be wild woman's healing peace efforts, herbal culinary treats

Peaceful healing stations include:
*Tarot,*Chair Massage* Face Painting*Rose petal pool

-Be Wild Kid's Station -peace crafting for kids, recyclable art, hip hop, peace talk

Mushana Global Mala Gratitude Malas
handcrafted by Ugandan Widows with 100% recyclable materials.

for more info contact Kiana Love 917 453-3663
or go to


  1. Which part? The hallucinogenic weeds, the local flea market, or the UN Peace Day thingy?