Hungarian Dance Weekend at Pinewoods

There will be no 2021 Hungarian Dance Weekend

April 2020
To all our members and friends:

It is with enormous sorrow that, in conjunction with Pinewoods Camp, Inc., I announce the cancellation of all Folk Arts Center sessions at camp this summer. In these historically uncertain times it is the right thing to do – but it is also a most difficult decision to make.

Pinewoods itself is an extraordinary and special place; many have grown up there, some have discovered it but recently. Some plan their summers around attending sessions and we all look forward to reuniting with members of our far-flung folk dance and music diaspora. Each reunion brings marvels over many things: how our children have grown, how beautiful and unique the camp environment is, how talented our leaders and musicians are, how generous campers are in their unique contributions to the overall experience. In short, how bounteous are our lives and how lucky we are that Pinewoods is part of it.

It is a great hole, this loss of a summer. But Pinewoods Camp and the Folk Arts Center of New England will be ready next year, as strong and vibrant as ever, welcoming you back with open arms, great smiles, fervent hugs, talks on the docks, and waltzes on the dance floor.

Until that time, you all remain in my heart and my thoughts. May you stay well, be well, and may our paths cross again soon, both carefree and healthy.

Sadly, but looking ahead in the hope that the photo of the rainbow in the sky over Long Pond represents the future.

–Marcie Van Cleave, FAC Executive Director