Drumming for horses

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

A steadily growing drum circle, “Drumming with Hawklyn,” takes place each month in Poughkeepsie, usually on second Fridays at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. This Friday, August 4, however, an all-out summer gathering will happen at Lady’s Legacy in bucolic Poughquag, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome, and no group drumming experience is necessary to join the 50 to 100 drummers.

This special gathering is a fundraiser for Lady’s Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc., founded in 2013 by Kaitlin and Lydia Balioni.

Participants coming to Friday night’s session should bring a chair, a dish to share and water to keep hydrated – drumming can be hard work! You can bring your own drums and percussion instruments or borrow a drum at the gathering. “We are a diverse group of individuals that have something in common: Drumming! We will dance, drum, rattle and sing under the moon! We throw in a twist of self-exploration and have a great time,” says Hawklyn.


All proceeds will benefit the horses at Lady’s Legacy. More information about the non-profit organization can be found at www.ladyslegacy.org.

Full Moon Picnic & Drumming with Horses, Friday, August 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $10, Lady’s Legacy, 22 Utter Drive, Poughquag; www.facebook.com/drummingwithhawklyn.