About Us

We are an experiment in temporary community, and are a Burning Man 10 Principles Event

Go to Burng Man's 10 Principles and learn more!

We encourage everyone to read and interpret them before attending any Burning Man event


Cosmic Interpretation of the Burning Man 10 Principles,


Radical Inclusion: We will accept anybody, but we can't accept everybody. Burning is not for everyone. However, we welcome anyone with an open mind.


Gifting: Do something for someone just because. Love is not transactional!


Decommodification: We dont want hear about or see your side hustle. No Commercial Branding, or promoting


Radical Self-reliance: Bring what you need. We are not your mom!!!


Radical Self-Expression: We are not here to judge.


Communal Effort: If someone needs help, help them, volunteer make things happen!


Civic Responsibility: We all look out for one another.


Leave No Trace: Leave it better than we found it


Particpation:No Specatators! Join in the fun, this is why you are here.


Immediacy:When opportunity knocks, answer the dang door!


OUR PHILOSOPHY


Rule #1: Don't be a DICK


We believe that we can have a small burn without the bureaucracy found at most burns. With our smaller size and the majority of participants being experienced burners, there is no need for specialized departments like Greeters, Rangers, Sanctuary, MASH, Fire Patrols, Perimeter, Inspections, Placement, etc. We expect everyone to watch out for each other and pitch in to make the event a success. We also expect that if you bring an inexperienced person to the event, you will help them acclimate to the community. And of course, everyone is expected to follow Rule #1.


As we grow, we learn, we change.

While we dont have indivdual departments, we do need & love volunteers!

We at Cosmic don't think anyone department is more important than another.

Volunteer shifts are a do-it-all. You are DPW, you are Rangera, you are Mash, and you are Fire.

We encourage you to walk the site on your shifts, keep an eye out, fix infustructure, make friends & help your fellow burner.

If things are too crazy every COSMIC Board of Director is always on radio and always willing to step in.


COSMIC:2022

Theme:TBD.....Have an idea let us know

Date: TBD (Summer lol)


FAQs


WHAT, WHERE, WHEN

Date: TBD

Ithaca, NY.


DIRECTIONS

2022 Site TBD.


GATE HOURS

Thursday: Noon - Midnight

Friday 10:00 AM - Midnight

Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday - No Gate


CHECK-IN/TICKETS

All ticket holders are on a list at the gate. You do not need a physical or electronic ticket. Please have your government-issued ID with you for check-in. You will be asked to sign a waiver. You will receive a wristband and should have it on for the duration of the event.


BRINGING YOUR FRIENDS

We WILL have GATE SALES. Unlike previous Cosmic events, ticketing is now open to all. Gate tickets are $100 cash or PayPal.


EARLY ENTRY

Early entry may be possible for artists or others bringing larger infrastructure. Send us an email if you think you need early entry.


Exodus

Please be gone no later than 3:00 PM on Sunday. Be sure to MOOP sweep your area. Leaving no trace will help us be able to return to this property. There is no dumpster. Pack it in and pack it out.


EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

You are welcome to organize offerings to the community. There will be a large whiteboard at the Center Camp with the daily events.


SOUND

No amplified sound in your camps louder than a boombox. If your neighbors can hear your sound, it’s too loud.


EFFIGY BURN

Saturday at 10:00ish there is a lot that goes into our finale, bear with us!


ART

Please bring your art. We love art and we want you to express yourself at this event. If you need an art grant, let us know and we will see if we can help. Our budget is tight, so we aren’t doing "official" art grants.


CAMPING/LOCATION AMENITIES

Tent campers can choose wooded spots or a grass/lawn area.

Trailers, RVs, car/van campers are welcome but there are no hook-ups.

All camping is first-come, first-served.

Depending on the weather, this may be a carry-in,carry-out situation, but distances to car drop-off points and camping sites are very doable especially with a wagon. We will know if we can drive to campsites when we get to the event.

There may not be specified quiet camping. Quieter camping will be farthest from the Center Camp.


LEAVE NO TRACE

This is a pack it in, pack it out event. There are no garbage receptacles on the land. Be prepared to take all your trash with you.


SWIMMING

NO LIFE GUARD ON DUTY

A swimming pond will be available so bring your floaties. A larger pond will be available for small boating/kayaks. No boating in the swimming pond and no swimming in the boating pond. ALL WATER ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED BETWEEN DUSK AND DAWN. Going in/out the ponds after dark will get you kicked out of the event.


NUDITY

Nudity is permitted throughout the venue.

Consent

Be considerate! This is some peoples first expiernece with nudity

Bring a towel to sit on.


CENTER CAMP

A center camp with a stage, sound system, and a community bar will be set up and participants are encouraged to hold events and performances in the center camp area. A whiteboard will be available to list any events you want to host for the community.


ICE

Bagged ice will be for sale on-site using the honor system. Please bring cash.

cost $3.00 per bag

Honor System


DRINKING WATER

Please bring your own drinking water.

FIRE

Individual campfires are not permitted. Several community fire pits will be available and wood is provided. Using a camp stove at your campsite is fine. Fire spinning is permitted in the lawn areas only. Do not spin fire in the woods. Always have a safety person with you when you spin fire.


CHILDREN

Children are welcome and get free admission if they are 13 or younger. Parents/Guardians are responsible for keeping their baby burners supervised and making sure they stay safe!

Devil's spawn runs the risk of being sacrificed in the fire.


PETS

Pets are not permitted at the event.


SHOWER

Hot

clean

communal

Please only use Dr. Bronners or other biodegradable saop. We provide assorted flavors


PHOTOGRAPHY

If you decide to take photos or videos, you need to have the consent of all people who appear in the images (including in the background). Photographers are expected to delete any photo(s)/video(s) upon request of the subject, even if prior consent was granted. Do not take photos if a “No Photos” sign is posted or if a no photos policy is announced at an event. All photos from the event will be for personal use only.


MISCELLANEOUS

Electricity is available on the site in very limited quantities (i.e., for emergencies only). You may bring a generator, just be mindful of its noise impact on your neighbors. We will likely have a shower set-up but do not expect it to be warm. There will be port-o-potties and a hand-washing stations.

MOAR QUESTIONS

If you have questions, comments, concerns please E-mail us!!!


All the Love from your Producers,

Alan “Sheck” Shechter

Debi “Crackerjack” Mansour

Doug “Nataraj” Shire

Josh “Yash 2.0” Pisano

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rochester Burner Picnic May 1, 2021 Ellison Park.
POrtal Burn G-Lodge Hanible, NY.

Sept 3 thru 6, 2021

About Us

We are an experimental community who practice the 10 Principles of Burning Man

Board of Directors

Contact Information

HQ- Rochester, NY
E-mail: cosmiccouncil69@gmail.com