New Year’s Eve is usually a time when everybody gets together to celebrate the passing of time and the arrival of a fresh chance to start over, but the coronavirus pandemic this year is forcing most of us to spend the magic moment in private isolation. Perhaps we can all use computer technology to come together, celebrate, and break the bonds of separation from one another.
A World-Wide Sing-Around via Zoom. From Israel to Europe, the United Kingdom, and then across the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the West Coast of America, share songs and stories and tunes, and enjoy the company of fellow folksingers as we celebrate the transition into 2021.
We invite everyone to join us. We can all travel the world (in a virtual way—no airfares or passports needed!) and join each other for the magic midnight moment while we sing the night away! Each folk club or regular Zoom session is invited to host a breakout room on the common Zoom link using their usual customs, and individuals may wander from room to room (or stay in the main hall), and have a very social evening. As midnight approaches in your time zone, count down to midnight and share that moment with folks from everywhere.
The start and end times here are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT –5) (and subject to adjustment as more sessions and clubs join in).
For more information (or to add your session or club to the festivities), contact Charlie Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free! We accept donations (to help with the cost of running the event).
To join in, just click the register button on this page. Each computer, phone, or device that joins will need a registration. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when you register. But for reasons of security, the actual Zoom link will be automatically sent out to your registered e-mail address on December 29 (your time zone may vary), with reminders the next two days. [If you've already registered, ignore this paragraph, but it's automatically included in your reminder note thanks to our software algorithm.]
We're looking forward to having a wonderful New Year’s Eve in community with friends we know and friends we haven’t met yet.