As we do every year, devotees gather at the temple on New Year's Eve and then head over to City Hall to join the tens of thousands of revelers, ushering in the new year. However, we come armed with our drums, karatalas (cymbals) and voices as well!
Here's all that you need to know about this evening:
8:00pm - Kirtan will begin at the temple.
10:00pm - The kirtan will really pickup by this time!
10:30pm (approx) - Bundle up and off to Rosedale station.
11:30pm - We will start chanting in front of Old City Hall (NE corner of Bay & Queen)
12:00am - the kirtan will reach it's peak as fireworks set the sky ablaze!
1:30am (approx) - We'll get back on the subway and make our way back to the temple for hot ginger tea and snacks!
Some tips to keep in mind for this evening:
- Come early to the temple - enjoy the kirtan and association of devotees before we head out to City Hall.
- Dress warmly - it may be chilly, so dress in layers!
- Don't worry about weather - whether it be snow, rain, hail or sleet, we will usher in the new year with kirtan!
- Bring your voices - don't forget to chant with all of your hearts!