MayDay 2012 will try for the Second Sunday of May

The tradition is established that In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre MayDay celebration of spring happens on the First Sunday in May. You might be aware of the heavy rain fall of last Saturday night and the threatening skies of Sunday. With those factors in mind, and standing water in parts of the Powderhorn Park, the decision was made to postpone the activities until May 13, 2012.

A disappointment to many, a relief to some, but an extended opportunity for all of us to join up next Sunday and party in the park and the surrounds for MayDay 2012. Here are some additional scenes of the building that goes on to bring MayDay to the public. Check out for additional information, and opportunities and information on how you can be part of MayDay.
MayDay 2012 one of 38 trees
one of 38 trees commemorating the hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato MN, 150 years ago 
MayDay 2012 38 moved outside the stage door
MayDay 2012 painting the 38 trees
MayDay 2012 attaching 38 pairs of hands  MayDay 2012 38 tree frames
MayDay 2012 38 extending around the block  MayDay 2012 38 on sidewalk
MayDay 2012 all 38 hands on deck
the sewing center revved up, and paint brushes flew
MayDay 2012 sewing crew is busy
MayDay 2012 painting dash  MayDay 2012 yellow paper mask
MayDay 2012 deer heads in ready  MayDay 2012 deer heads getting made up
MayDay 2012 deer heads on walkway
MayDay 2012 deer dressing  MayDay 2012 deer on sidewalk
MayDay 2012 may pole practice
maypole practice took place across the street from dragons and beavers
MayDay 2012 dragons and beavers
MayDay 2012 brussel sprouts  MayDay 2012 wolf's head
Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddes of Compassion 
MayDay 2012 naked Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddes of Compassion
MayDay 2012 goddess inside  MayDay 2012 on sidewalk Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddes of Compassion
MayDay 2012 painted Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddes of Compassion
A synopsis  of this year's MayDay Parade Theme is online at and and the full program will be around town in various locations and distributed free on May 13 along the Parade route and at Powderhorn Park. Join the festivities of MayDay, now on May 13 2012.
more about MayDay at this blog collection under the public recluse
1500 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 721-2535

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