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Billy New Years Gathering: Regroup, Reimagine, Rejoice!

December 30 @ 3:00 pm January 1 @ 3:00 pm


Just a year ago, our Billy community was preparing to gather together at St. Dorothy’s Rest.  With great hope and anticipation, we looked forward to what a new calendar decade would hold for us in the new year of 2020!  Little did we know what new stories we were about to write for ourselves and our community.  A global pandemic left us longing for refuge and heart connection. Out of necessity, we created virtual gatherings, aiming to call up Billy Magic to help us navigate our way through these difficult times!

With this same spirit, we invite you to join us for our annual Billy New Year Gathering—this time in cyberspace—to  Regroup, Reimagine, and Rejoice!  We’ll be joining together again in the midst of our virtual damp and misty Redwoods from Wednesday afternoon on December 30th,2020 through Friday afternoon on January 1st, 2021.  Everyone is welcome, including Billys, New Billys, and Billy Kin!  Help create a New Year Gathering like no other. 


Come join us.  Reconnect with those you may not have seen in a long while, renew your connection with those you may see regularly, and welcome New Billys and Kin to our community.  Sit in Heart-Circles, dine communally, and help make ritual.  Ground yourself into a workshop or two.  Relax, chat, laugh, and play!


Open and expand your spirit with our new Heart-to-Heart ritual.  Immerse yourself in a cuddly and creative Open Mic Night of song, poetry, performance, and story-telling.  Rejuvenate with a relaxing facial, and decorate your body at our health spa.  Revamp your intentions and goals for the New Year within our new reality!  Dream, expand, flow, and create!


Experience a multitude of family, cultural, and religious New Year traditions practiced within our diverse Billy community.   Adorn your space with lavish decorations expressing the gifts of 2020 and the hopes of 2021.  Don an outfit or costume befitting the excitement of the New Year.  Dally at your own pace through an assortment of rooms dedicated to relaxed conversation and deep ritual, leading to the ultimate celebration of the New Year!  Envision, sing, and dance with great joy!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  For those who register by Wednesday, December 16th, a special mailing will be sent to you with items relevant to our New Year Gathering, so register quickly!

For those who have found it difficult to participate in our cyberspace gatherings, we have a whole team of Billys who would love to work with you ahead of time to resolve any technical difficulties you may have previously experienced—whether on computer, pad, or cell phone.  We want you here with us to ring in the New Year!  Stay tuned for further information.

If you would like to volunteer to help organize or support the Gathering, please contact BearHug.(415)-734-0997 or darrell_standring@yahoo.com

$30 No one turned away for lack of funds