Lu Lippold’s MayDay 2009

A selection of photos from the MayDay parade! Flickr slideshows do not display properly on some browsers. If you have difficulty viewing this slideshow on the Daily Planet, please go to Lu Lippold’s MayDay 2009. Continue Reading

Alan Wilfahrt’s MayDay 2009

A selection of photos from the MayDay parade! Flickr slideshows do not display properly on some browsers. If you have difficulty viewing this slideshow on the Daily Planet, please go to MayDay 2009 – Heart of the Beast. Continue Reading

MayDay this weekend!

The annual MayDay parade sponsored by In the Heart of the Beast Theater is coming – Sunday, May 3, beginning at Bloomington and 26th Street at 1 p.m., wending its way to a 4 p.m. celebration at Powderhorn Park, and continuing with a festival that lasts until 7 p.m. Here’s a preview of images from workshops preparing for the parade during April, followed by the description of the festival from the website of In the Heart of the Beast. Flickr slideshows do not display properly on some browsers. If you have difficulty viewing this slideshow on the Daily Planet, please go to Getting ready for MayDay 2009. HOBT’s MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival has always been rooted in two important traditional celebrations—the celebration of the “GREEN ROOT” of Earth’s green energy rising in Spring, and the “RED ROOT” of human work energy rising from mind, heart and hand.Our theme this year celebrates the merging of the red and green energies of the world. We cheer on the great merging of the human social justice movements with the environmental movements to remember humans as responsible relatives of the earth.As we experience the fall of our economic systems built on debt, consumer waste, the theft and sickening of earth resources, we gather to rebuild an economic system that protects and sustains our Earth as a “Common Treasury for All.”
There are many opporotunities to participate: in the parade, in setting up, staffing, and taking down the Powderhorn Park booths, for musicians of all skills, and for people to help in any number of ways, such as standing watch over the boat flotilla. Continue Reading

May Day ahead!

Can’t wait for May Day to roll around? Here’s a preview — TWO slide shows of the work in progress, paint, people, and puppets under construction. All of the photos come to you courtesy of Alan Wilfahrt. Enjoy! Now that the frigid temperatures have finally given way to something a little more spring-like, it’s time to start getting ready for this year’s May Day celebration. Continue Reading