Serenbe Style and Soul

with Marie Nygren



April 2014



May Day! Celebrate Spring at Serenbe this Sunday.

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View More: May Day, in one form or another, pre-dates Christianity. It has meant many things to many different cultures over the years, but at Serenbe it’s the way we celebrate nature and all its beauty and magic in the spring. Serenbe hosts so many wonderful events all year long, but early on we made May Day our signature festival because it’s so historically beloved in agrarian societies. I remember seeing one of the legendary Gee’s Bend quilts, which was made with a May Day theme—the quilt maker said May Day was her happiest childhood memory because it was one of the only days her family didn’t work on their farm May Day was a popular event during my mother’s childhood as well. She was even crowned the queen of May Day in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia, many years ago. We don’t crown kings and queens at Serenbe’s May Day, but we do have the traditional may pole. This Sunday we’ll shut down the main street in the Selborne neighborhood for a huge street festival with everything from glass blowers, live statues, hot air balloon rides and dunk tanks to live music, street performers and food for days. Years ago, I worked the booth for The Farmhouse and made shrimp and grits to order. It was an unholy nightmare – I couldn’t keep up. This year I’ll be out and about, sampling food from the ScoutMob tasting tent and food trucks like King of Pops, Happy Belly, Philly Connection, Grazing Here, SweetWater Brewery and Tex’s Tacos. I may even have to hop on the bell cycle—a bicycle with 20 bells on it—to work some of it off and make some joyous noise. Join me this Sunday. May Day at Serenbe is a great time to bring back some wonderful childhood memories or create new ones. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Serenbe

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