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OUR PURPOSE

The Iron Garden is a New Jersey-based volunteer-run organization providing a safe haven for gathering, socialization, education, promotion of the arts, charity-work and fun for the New Jersey Nightkind Community.  The Iron Garden is comprised of mature, discrete, intelligent, like-minded folk 21+

OUR WELCOME

The Iron Garden welcomes Houses, Covens, Dens & Ronin Independents who are Pagan, Vampires, Witches, Therians, Otherkin, Black Swans, Life-stylers, Poets and Scholars alike.  We ask that our Members & Guests be over the age of 21 and maintain proper conduct. Enjoy our Goth Music Lounge & full bar all night w/ great Drink Specials till 11PM, then enjoy 3 rooms of the best alternative dance music in a castle-like environment.  Plus merchants, art exhibit, spiritual advisors, teachers, ceremony, performance art, networking  & Fun!

OUR ETIQUETTE

The Iron Garden is a safe haven and neutral ground for fun, pleasure, entertainment, socialization, creative expression, interpersonal growth and networking.  Please leave your negativity and hostility outside. 
Attendees are required to dress semi-formally or creatively (no jeans, t-shirts, or sneakers).  The Iron Garden attendees are required to demonstrate respect and fraternity toward all others in attendance. 

Our gathering is a sacred space.  Please refer to the Seven Gates.

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​OUR LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

The Iron Garden monthly gatherings are held at private rooms Downstairs at QXT’s Night Club at 428 Mulberry Street in Newark, NJ (just a block away from the Prudential Center near the Green Street Police Department).  All are welcome to attend and our reduced QXT's Admission covers the Alternative Dance Party, so plan to enjoy the night.  Gatherings will be held monthly on the Last Friday of each month at 8PM unless otherwise noted.
Schedule for The Iron Garden Public Gatherings:

8:00PM - Doors Open w/ Merchants, Artists & Music Lounge in the Crypt  

8:05PM - Conclave (Thematic discussion group) in Area 51

8:30PM - Presentations / Performances
10:00PM - Community Announcements

10:30PM - Ceremony (Ritual, Spell or Spiritual-based Performance Art)
11PM - DJ Music, Dancing, Socializing, Networking & Fun!

The Iron Garden also offers:
. Public and Private Outings
. Private Citizen's Only in-person Gatherings, Ceremonies & Classes
. Private Citizen Only on-line Classes
. On-line Groups for Socialization, Networking, Support & Event Planning
. Film, Art and Lifestyle Series

 

OUR INTERNET LOCATIONS

www.IronGarden.org

Find the Iron Garden on FaceBook

Iron Garden Youtube Channel

Skylands-Gateway Halo News & Events Group
Iron Garden Citizens’ Group on FaceBook

Interested parties are encouraged to like, subscribe, follow and read the notices posted to The Iron Garden Page and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Members or Citizens are encouraged to join the FB Citizen Group and respond to official survey queries/polls.  It is the Citizens’ responsibility to be informed by attending our gatherings and frequently reviewing our website & networking groups in order to stay up-to-date on recent Iron Garden developments and calendar events.  

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Through majority vote our Members, also known as Citizens, hold the right to help build the Iron Garden by accepting or declining Iron Garden matters regarding: Acts, Organization, Framework, Guilds, Projects, Charities, Open or Private Outings, Gatherings, Events, Expenditures, etc...

To be considered a citizen of The Iron Garden, you must have a vested interest in the growth and wellbeing of our court, have attended our monthly gatherings at least three times, and be a New Jersey Denizen (either live or work in NJ).  Honorary Citizenship may be conferred to a Non-Denizen of Jersey who has attended our monthly gatherings at least 4 times.  There are no dues or fees!

Citizenship will enable you to vote, form and/or represent your Nightkind Family, attend Citizens’ only functions, get first invite to participate in community events, participate in our Citizens’ FB Group, and be able to participate in the Iron Garden with a more official capacity.  Citizenship is a privilege as much as a responsibility; All Citizens must publicly sign, pledging to respect and uphold the Acts, Framework, Organization and The Seven Gates of the Iron Garden.  To that end, all those interested in Citizenship with the Iron Garden are welcome to request and review a copy of the Scrolls, which delineate the Acts, Organization and Framework of the Iron Garden.  Our Scrolls are a living document that grows with our tenure and Citizenship. When you become an official Citizen, having taken the Citizenship Oath, you will be issued an official hardcopy version of the Scrolls that you may keep. Our Citizens are our future.

 

Sep
29th

Building Altars, Circles & Sacred Spaces

. SPECIAL PRESENTER:  Michael Yannette as
   Lord Thanatos on The Place of Power,
  Reenergizing Your Soul 

. CONCLAVE: Altars, Circles & Sacred Spaces   
   with Craig N. Setti
. CEREMONY: The Museian Feast by Madame X,
   Matriarch of House of the Dreaming
. EXHIBITING ARTIST: Amanda Ocho of
  Bones and Burns

. FEATURED BOOK: Alison Armstrong's
   Toxicosis
. MERCHANTS:
  * Thanatos Productions, LLC. offering Masks,
     Props & Haunt Nostalgia items

  * Olde Thyme Witch offering pagan goods
. DIVINATION: by Granny Goth Rauncie 

. AMBIENT GOTH MUSIC LOUNGE w/ DJ TM5
. CHARITY: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

Oct
27th

Samhain Preparation

. SPECIAL GUESTS: The Antoine Poncelet Band
  offering a Special Acoustic Performance 
. CONCLAVE: Samhain - History & Controversy
  w/ Jennifer Bobbe from the Court of Lazarus
. SAMHAIN CEREMONY: Magistra Xia, Order
  of  Omnia
& The Upstate NY Vampire Court 

. EXHIBITING ARTIST: Lauren Curtis of
 Talon Art

. MERCHANTS:
  * Pre-Loved Esoteric Book Sale w/Frater AVAM
  * The Spooky Creepy Candle Shop offering
      handcrafted candles & witchy wares
   * Olde Thyme Witch offering pagan goods
. DIVINATION: Anna Marguerite Brandimarte

. AMBIENT GOTH MUSIC LOUNGE w/ DJ TM5
. CHARITY: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

Nov
24th

Pagan Holidays of the World

. KEY NOTE PRESENTER:  TBA 
. CONCLAVE: TBA
. CEREMONY: TBA 
. EXHIBITING ARTIST: TBA
. FEATURED BOOK : TBA
.
MERCHANTS:
  * Delightful Hydra Designs offering Macabre &
   Unique plushies, accessories & more!

   * Olde Thyme Witch offering pagan goods
. DIVINATION: Anna Marguerite Brandimarte

. AMBIENT GOTH MUSIC LOUNGE w/ DJ TM5
. CHARITY: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

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