Schedule of Meetups for Fruit Winter Fest 2019

Join the FWF Facebook Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fruitwinterfest 

We are excited to be doing things a bit differently this year. Firstly, the Retreat is going to be offered prior to the public festival (instead of simultaneously), after which we will have 5 days of scheduled meetups followed by 5 days of impromptu meetups as follows:

Pre-Festival 6-Day Thailand Retreat: January 10-15, 2019 (learn more)

Public Festival of Meetups: January 15-19, 2019 (listed below)
Public Festival - Impromptu Meetups: January 20-24, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Welcome Meetup and Movement Play
Join the FB Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/336630050510308/ 
Time: 1pm
Location: Nong Buak Hard Park (Find it on the FWF Map)
Activities During Meetup: 2pm: Announcements, Greeting, Movement Play, Partner Acrobatics (“acroyoga)
What to bring: Fruit for yourself and to share if you would like, water, something comfortable to sit on (or you can rent a mat for 15 baht), anything you would like to play with at the park.
Description: Welcome to the first meetup of Fruit Winter Fest 2019! We look forward to coming together at the park to enjoy connecting and sharing space with one another. About an hour into the meetup, we will gather to share a few announcements and to greet one another as a group. The park offers a space for impromptu acro play, and there are many people among us who would like to teach or learn together. Also, around 4-6pm, groups of acro monkeys, yogis, and jugglers all come out to play at the park, which offers a nice time to sync up with the local movement scene as well.
Donate to FWF: https://www.paypal.me/fruitwinterfest

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Authentic Relating Games
Join the FB Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/557580807980634/ 
Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: Petcharatana Court (Find it on the FWF Map)
Please be mindful that this is located at a really sweet Thai family's residence. Please enter through the main building next to the road when you arrive, and go through the kitchen, out the back room and into the garden. This is where the event will take place.
Activities During Meetup: Authentic Relating Games
Donations: Highly encouraged for this event to cover the cost of the space. You can pay at the door or donate here: https://www.paypal.me/fruitwinterfest
What to bring: Your curiosity and open heart. Plus some water if you think you may get parched.
Description: Join us for Authentic Relating Games. We love beginning festivals with authentic relating games, which offer a space for rich, authentic connection, setting the tone of the space created for the rest of the week’s activities. Conor and Brittany will guide you in shedding the awkward small talk, while offering you a safe, guided space to welcome your genuine curiosity, taking in the present moment of what it’s like to be with others around you, while simultaneously being in deep connection with yourself. Make new connections and enrich old ones with both playful and profound experiences.

**Please note: this is our only adult-only event. If you have a desire to attend with a young one, please check in with us in advance.
**PLEASE RSVP by joining this meetup if you are planning to attend, as we have limited space available.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mae Sa Waterfalls Excursion
Join the FB Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/370910896808744/ 
Times: 11am- Tsongtoas Leave from Nong Buak Hard Park for the Waterfalls* (Please email fruitwinterfest@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance if you want to reserve a spot in a tsongtoa, which riders will split the cost of)
We plan to arrive at approximately 12pm/noon if you want to meet us there.
We will plan a time to return when we arrive, probably around 3-4pm.
Locations: Both Nong Buak Hard Park and Mae Sa can be found on the FWF Map
Activities During Meetup: Bathing in the waterfalls, hiking along the trail, enjoying nature, connecting with the beautiful humans around you, connecting with yourself
Entrance Fee: About ฿150 / $5 US
What to bring: Money for entrance fee, water, fruit for yourself and/or to share with others, a bathing suit, towel, comfortable footwear to hike in
Description: We are excited to be including a trip to the Mae Sae Waterfalls in Doi Suthep-Pui national park for the third year at Fruit Winter Fest! There are 10 waterfalls, linked by a 1-mile, neatly kept hiking trail to explore, with plenty of places for swimming and soaking up the beautiful view. There are picnic tables, trash bins, and a place to buy snacks at this location.
The Mae Sae waterfalls are about a 45 minute drive from the city of Chiang Mai. Feel free to organize your own transportation there, or to contact us to reserve your spot in a tsongtoa that will be leaving from Nong Buak Hard Park at 11am. We are also recommending a 9:30am meetup time for anyone that is interested in biking to the waterfalls. We have never biked there, so do not know what to expect from this trek. If this is something you are interested in pursuing, please reach out to other biking enthusiasts in the
Fruit Winter Fest Facebook Group.
Donate to FWF: https://www.paypal.me/fruitwinterfest

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ecstatic Dance
Join the FB Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/290886638441107/ 
Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: Petcharatana Court (Find it on the FWF Map)
Please be mindful that this is located at a really sweet Thai family's residence. Please enter through the main building next to the road when you arrive, and go through the kitchen, out the back room and into the garden. This is where the event will take place.
What to bring: Water, perhaps a towel if you get sweaty, an open heart
Description: Join us for ecstatic dance, with a 90 minute set created by DJ Marcus Rollwitit. In ecstatic dance we come together to move our bodies in whatever way feels authentic and alive within us in each moment, as we journey deep within ourselves in the context of a safe and loving community. All are welcome, whether you are a regular practitioner of ecstatic dance, or this is your first one.
Please observe the following guidelines:
*No talking
*No shoes
*Honor and respect yourself and others
*Drug and alcohol free space
*No video recording or pictures
Marcus will be DJing a roughly 90-minute-long set and we will have a very short closing circle at the end. There will be no opening circle. Please be ready to drop right in upon your arrival to the space, honoring the above guidelines, upon your arrival.
Donations: Highly are encouraged for this event to contribute to the cost of the space and to compensate the DJ. You can pay at the door or donate here: https://www.paypal.me/fruitwinterfest

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Plant-Based
Buffet at Happy Green 
Join the FB Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/507160516455045/ 
Times: 12pm/noon- Buffet begins

11:45am- Tsongtoas Leave from Nong Buak Hard Park for Happy Green* (Please email fruitwinterfest@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance if you want to reserve a spot in a tsongtoa, which riders will split the cost of). As a group, you can decide if you want to take that same Tsongtoa back, or find your own transportation back.
Location: Happy Green Restaurant (Find it on the FWF Map)
Cost: (฿250 / $8 USD)
What to Bring: Yourself and money for the buffet (฿250 / $8 USD)
Description: The wonderful family and staff at Happy Green is excited to create a beautiful buffet and atmosphere to share for our all you can eat buffet for the fourth year in a row. Enjoy this meet-up, relax, and enjoy amazing raw and cooked plant-based (vegan) food alongside your new friends! There will be fruit, greens, dressing and simple to more complex cooked options. Drinks and desserts are not included in the price.
***Please RSVP by joining the event: We need to get an accurate count of how many people will attend, so please register for this event in advance (5 days if possible) so we can let Happy Green know how much food to prepare.
Donate to FWF: https://www.paypal.me/fruitwinterfest

Dancing at Zoe in Yellow
Join the FB Event: https://web.facebook.com/events/1808042645988215/ 
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Zoe in Yellow
What to Bring: Your playful self and a desire to move your body in dance, water to hydrate

Description: Join us for a space to enjoy some nighttime dancing and a fun, communal space to experience a taste of the Chiang Mai nightlife scene.
Donate to FWF: https://www.paypal.me/fruitwinterfest

January 20-24, 2019: Impromptu Meetups

Check the FWF Facebook Group for posts made about impromptu gatherings. Or, if you want to meet up with people in the park, to go to the market, for an excursion, etc, post in the FB group. If you want to organize something more official, such as a long hike, a yoga class, or an event of other sorts that would benefit from the structure of a FB event, we invite you to create a FB event for us to approve and post in the group. Please read the guidelines for FB Events.

Below are listings of events that have already been organized by community members. If you have organized an event that you would like me to add to this list, please email me at fruitwinterfest@gmail.com 

Sunday, January 20th

Raw Awakening Open Mic Jam Session
View the FB Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2343736422522774/ 

Monday, January 21st


Self Love and your Tribe: Holistic Health Presentation and Q+A
with Tumi Johnson
View the FB Event:
https://web.facebook.com/events/805723193107244/ 

Ojo de dios weaving Workshop
With Adriana María Olarte

View the FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/384241455672147/ 

Tuesday, January 22nd

Sensual Yoga Sessions
With Ania Zielinska
https://web.facebook.com/events/217780439170209/ 

Wednesday, January 23rd

Thursday, January 24th

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