Outdoor arts and wellness festival coming to Glenmoore Farm

Glenmoore Farm of Hopewell and NakedFeet Productions of Princeton present the first grassroots-organized Summer Outdoor Festival Event of the Year in Hopewell New Jersey on July 10 with musicians, artists and dancers. Celebrating both local and far musicians, artists and crafts, yoga teachers and merchants traveling from as far away as the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, upstate New York and Oregon, offering wellness activities and workshops, unique merchandise and featuring quality food vendors. The RainbowMoon Fest offers a Shopping Village and four staging areas with live music, performers and immersive educational wellness workshops. The Hopewell Valley Watershed Trail is accessible from the property across from the Big Red Barn! Organizer and performer Joy Okoye says, “explore nature, children’s entertainment and unexpected moments of delight!”

Multiple food trucks and vendors will be offering delicacies including vegan options including The Savory Leaf, Uncle Ed’s, Mi Bois and more, plus the unique offerings of the Mooncraft Elixir Bar arriving from Philadelphia. And plenty of shopping, including  yoga bags and accessories, jewelry, clothing, shawls, incense, various gifts and even portable hydroponic systems.
Notable yoga luminaries LARA HEIMANN (creator of of LYT and YogaStream), and ANGELA QUINN (creator of Prana Yoga Shala), will be both teaching yoga classes, as well as TIFFANY WRIGHT with an AcroYoga workshop and Acro Dance performance.

Musical Acts featured are BLACK CAT HABITAT, CASTLE LANE, JOY & ROB WITH THE BEAGLES, MIRABAI MOON, JEFF EISENBERG & THE ROCK & RAM KIRTAN BAND, JACOB EVAN SMITH BAND, FAYE ADINDA, MINKA, PERPETUAL MOTION and introducing THE SOUND SIRENS with the remarkable world musician and percussionist APRIL CENTRONE joined by JOY OKOYE & SERENITY ENTITY. Musicians include local favorites and acts from the Jersey Shore to Philadelphia and even Portland, Oregon.

The Fest day evolves into a night of more live music and DJ sets for free-form conscious dance at the first ever EcstaticSoundz Concert & Ecstatic Dance with the debut performance of the SOUND SIRENS featuring the exotic percussions of April Centrone (founder 10PRL in Long Branch), the ethereal vocals of both Joy Okoye (JourneyDance) and Serenity Entity (Ascenzion). The Sound Sirens conclude with a  Sound Journey following the Ecstatic Dance which highlights the spinning prowess of DJ and musician KAELLUM (Callum McQueen of Portland Oregon), and producer musician artist Paul Patterson of EARTH EPHECT. 

For those wondering what is Ecstatic Dance? It is a Family-Friendly ALL-ages Free-Form Conscious Dance event which has been around for several decades – influenced and inspired perhaps by Woodstock Festival of the 60s – dances are typically outdoors and barefoot – with musical global rhythms and bass inspiring and propelling participants towards mindful presence, joy, catharsis and eventually deep meditation. Ecstatic Dance is substance free – no alcohol, no drugs, no substances permitted. Adnan Shamsi, one of the organizers and founder of the yoga studio Fyrefly says, “Ecstatic Dance is free form dancing and free-style movement, it’s all about feeling the floor barefoot, getting grounded and releasing held emotion – we welcome playfulness and even howling! We expect to see Flow Artistes, Spinning Arts, and Aerial Play all at RainbowMoon Fest, and LOTS of ball bouncing.”

For registration – Ticket Prices range from $10 advance tickets ($20 at door) for admission for the daytime portion of the event and $25 advance tickets ($35 at door) for the evening concert and dance. Full day tickets range are $30 advanceand $40 at the door, with family ticketing options available.

Submitted by Glenmoore Farm, which is owned by Mike Ellery and Anne Nixon-Ellery, the hosts of this event – the farm features bucolic scenery on the edge of the Hopewell Valley Watershed Trail, with a pristine pond and lands which house rescued farm animals and fowl. Mike Ellery and Anne Nixon-Ellery were born more than 9000 miles away from each other – he in Sydney, Australia and she in Hemel Hempstead, England – but today they live happily in Hopewell at their dream property in a historic area of town known as Glenmoore. For them the Hopewell Valley has become home in every sense of the word. Anne is a graphic designer and runs the lovely Glenmoore Farm jointly with her partner Mike, who is an event planning coordinator for a large events / conference logistics outfit. Find out more about Glenmoore Farm at www.glenmoorefarm.com

NakedFeet is a production company founded by Adnan Shamsi and Joy Okoye – connecting conscious community through creative mindful events and programs. Adnan is the creator of www.fyreflyyoga.com creating online and in-person individual and group yoga and meditation events. and he advises small businesses and other entrepreneurs on life & financial goals planning; he is a graduate of Rutgers and Thunderbird School of Global Management. Joy is an entrepreneur, yoga teacher, Embodiment Coach and a key leader of the JourneyDance organization. Both are co-founders of Ecstatic Dance Jersey www.Facebook.com/ecstaticdancejersey

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