About Us

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

Go to Burng Man Page and learn more!

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

Burning Man 10 Principles,

Cosmic is an officially sanctioned Burning Man Regional this means Cosmic follows the 10 Principles of Burning Man, and is really what this event is all about.

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the 10 Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community's ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event's inception.

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources.

Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.


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.





Date: Friday, June 16th - Monday, June 19 2023

Ithaca, NY.



2023 Gate Hours are being determined

Friday 10:00 AM - Midnight

Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday 10 am - 2pm

Monday July 4


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.


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


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


Please be gone no later than 3:13 PM on Monday. 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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.



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 is permitted throughout the venue.


Be considerate! This is some peoples first expiernece with nudity

Bring a towel to sit on.


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.


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

cost $3.00 per bag

Honor System


Please bring your own drinking water.


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 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 are not permitted at the event.





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


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.


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.


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


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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