Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, September 22, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through November 17 (except October 20) to browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our yarns and craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Don’t miss our special demonstration days, where you can watch us work and have a unique hands-on experience:

• September 8: Spindle spinning
• October 27: Hand sewing 101 (think Halloween costumes).

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Plant Dyeing with
Silk Fabric and Yarn
With Chris Marlow

Saturday, September 23, 9:00am-4:00pm

Silk is an animal fiber, created by the larva state of the silkworm moth (Bombyx mori) as it spins a cocoon of continuous fiber. We will experience how this special fiber takes up natural color beautifully as we create dye pots from locally harvested and some tropical dyes for silk yarn and fabric.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Fee: $90 includes materials.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Fall Block I: September 23-November 2
Fall Block II: November 4-December 16
Spring Block: February 24-May 19

May human beings hear it . . .

In the artistic forming of speech we take as raw material our gift of speech and lift it, shape it, mold it, and breathe life into it. This joyful work fully engages the whole human being, body, soul, and spirit — all our senses — our very breath.

This course will meet weekly, building a foundation of choral speech through exercises and seasonally themed pieces. Each block can be taken separately, and culminates in a festival sharing. Open to men and women; no experience necessary!

Location: Red Barn Painting Studio, 85 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10-$160 for each block.

Information, and to register: Contact Virginia Hermann at virginia@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x118; or Jennifer Kleinbach at jennykbach@gmail.com.


Sponsored by The Hungry Hollow Co-op

Hungry Hollow Co-op
Farmer’s Festival

Saturday, September 23, 11:00am-4:00pm
Rain or Shine

At the Co-op’s 24th Annual Farmer’s Festival, you will find • local farmers and food producers • children’s activities • free samples • apple cider pressing • popcorn and cotton candy • local organic food on the grill • live music • hayrides • nature walks • and more!

Free admission and parking!

Location: Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-356-3319.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Duryea Farm
20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 23, 4:00-8:00pm

Join the Fellowship Community's co-workers and members in marking twenty years since the Fellowship acquired Duryea Farm, saving one of the last working farms in Rockland County. Featuring live music and dancing, food, hayrides, games and tours.

Speakers will include Mac Mead, Joan Dye Gussow, and John MacDowell.

Location: The Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Visit fellowshipcommunity.org or call 845-356-8494.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Esoteric Christianity
Speaker Series:
What Is Being Asked of Us?

Facing our time with clear spiritual sight and inner courage.

Tuesday, September 26, 7:30pm

What Is New?
Exploring some disturbing — and hopeful — developments of our time.
With Bastiaan Baan, Seminary Director, Spring Valley, NY

Tuesday, October 3, 7:30pm

The Search for Our Humanity
A talk by Patrick Kennedy, Priest & Seminary Director, Spring Valley, NY

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30pm

The Archangel Michael
Five challenges he is asking of us and his connection with Christ.
With Jonah Evans, Priest in Toronto, Canada

Monday, October 16, 7:30pm

The Free and Active Life of the Spirit: Humanity’s Foremost Need
A talk by Daniel Hafner, Priest in Nurnberg, Germany

Monday, October 23, 7:30pm

The Dignity of Man
A talk by Daniel Hafner, Priest in Nurnberg, Germany

Admission: Donations to support the Christian Community Church are welcome.

Location: The Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Celebrate the Seasons
with a Waldorf Teacher

Wednesday, September 27, 3:30-5:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday, November 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 10:30am-12:00pm

For families with children ages 3-7. Come spend some time in our beautiful classrooms or outside exploring the natural world. Offering will vary by season and will include activities led by one of our early childhood teachers.

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Barbara Mann: 845.356.2514 x326 or bmann@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Colors from Nature for
Parents and Children Ages 6-10
With Judit Gilbert

Saturday, September 30, 9:00am-1:00pm

Fall is a wonderful time to find sources of color in Nature to dye fibers. Color is available from fruit, flower, leaf and root. The activity of plant dyeing gives an experience of wonder for nature’s gifts. Together we create dye pots and have a variety of prepared materials to dye and take home. Limited to 8 children with a parent.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Fee: $65 includes materials.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by the Michaelmas Community Group of Threefold Educational Foundation & The Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Michaelmas
Eurythmy Performance

Saturday, September 30, 7:30pm

In celebration of Michaelmas, the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble will perform Rudolf Steiner’s Michael Imagination, followed by a lecture and demonstration conducted by Dorothea Mier and the ESV Ensemble. Please join us to deepen our experience and understanding of this seminal work, which speaks directly to the needs of our time. Rudolf Steiner provided indications for this verse, which he gave at the very end of his lecturing activity in 1924, speaking of Michael and his tasks in an unusual and direct way. The eurythmy forms, given for six people are equally stunning and dramatic, translating the intensity of the verse directly into a spatial experience.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Virginia Hermann: 845-352-5020 x118 or virginia@threefold.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Michaelmas Festival
in the Garden

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE:
Wednesday, October 4, 3:00-4:30pm

All are invited to help stir and spray the biodynamic preparation #500, which supports humus formation and root growth. This child-friendly event is a well-loved community tradition. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: In the Pfeiffer Center garden, opposite 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY; click here for directions.

For more information: call 845-352-5020 x20, or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by the Michaelmas Community Group of Threefold Educational Foundation & The Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Michaelmas
Community Meeting:
How Do You Practice
Spirit Striving?

Wednesday, October 4, 7:30pm

As we continue to deepen and celebrate Michaelmas, join us for the annual community meeting, which will address the question, “How do you practice spirit striving?” Local anthroposophical study groups will share their work.

Location: The Side Room of Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Virginia Hermann: 845-352-5020 x118 or virginia@threefold.org.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

Next Volunteer Day: Friday, October 6, 9:00am-12:30pm

On select Fridays from April to November, the Pfeiffer Center welcomes volunteers to pitch in and work along with Mac, Megan, and the interns. It's a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, make new friends, and get a taste of life in the garden.

Upcoming volunteer days: October 6, 13 & 27.

Information: For all the details, please visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Fall Fair

Saturday, October 7, 10:00am-4:00pm

Now in its fourth decade, the Fall Fair is a beloved annual event offering seasonal children's activities including a hayride, face painting, caramel apples, pumpkin carving, candle dipping, a zipline, obstacle course, and much more, as well as delicious organic food from the grill. Carefully curated vendors from around the region sell woolen items for children and adults, organic skin care, handmade jewelry, handcrafted wooden toys, raw honey, and much more!

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Admission and parking are free; activity tickets are $1; food prices vary.

Information: Visit this page, or contact Lynne Wu, Director of Development, at 845-356-2514 x304 or lwu@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Part-Time Training Course

First Block: Sunday, October 8-Saturday, October 21

The Frontier program is ideal for those who want to begin their studies in professional eurythmy, while honoring other existing commitments. Many of our graduates have started their professional training in eurythmy through studying in this program. The program is designed to cover the first-year curriculum of the full-time training over two years, with seven weeks of study in each year, accompanied by a curriculum of independent study between blocks. Unlike the full-time training at Eurythmy Spring Valley, we do not offer a new Frontier class regularly, so if you've been thinking about beginning the eurythmy training, this is your best opportunity to enroll in the new class of our part-time training program.

Information, and to apply: Call our Student Services Coordinator at 845-352-5020 x113, email info@eurythmy.org, or visit our website.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

St. Paul I:
Christian Thinking
With Rev. Patrick Kennedy
& Rev. Jonah Evans

Monday, October 9–Friday, October 13

The reality of Christ Jesus is available to transform our thinking itself. St. Paul exemplifies this. Because of his spiritual encounter with the Resurrected One on the road to Damascus, Christ began to think in St. Paul. Paul’s thinking capacity became the vessel for Christ to think in him. Thus Paul could proclaim, “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me . . .” This also is one of the highest aims of our Act of Consecration of Man as we pray, “Thus thinks in us Christ’s suffering and death, His resurrection, His revelation.” During this open course, we will explore how our thinking can become a vessel for Christ to think in us. We will also explore Christ thoughts themselves, the rays of light that shine forth from a thinking that has been penetrated by a relationship with the living Christ which Paul shows us in his letters.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, October 13, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, December 1, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, January 19, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, March 16, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, May 11, 9:00-11:00am

Join us to learn more about Waldorf education. The morning includes a short video, a campus tour, and a Q&A with our Administrator and several faculty members.

Location: The Arts Building, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Melissa McDonagh: 845.356.2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Co-Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Seven Soul Types
With Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Four Saturdays: October 14 & 28, November 4 & 11
9:30am-3:30pm

Each of the seven sacred planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Sun and Moon) imbues us with a unique combination of qualities that color our souls. As opposed to the temperament, which lives in our habit body and manifests in our unconscious ways of acting and reacting, the soul type shows itself through our inclinations, interests, and ways of being in the world. Recognizing and working with these archetypal ways of being can lead us to a responsible understanding of ourselves and each other. Through reflective exercises, artistic work, and conversation, we will bring light to questions around the soul types’ role in our human becoming.

Open to all, including those new to anthroposophy. This is a core course, that supports Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a Waldorf teacher, an adult educator and a biographical counselor with a practice in Spring Valley and New York City. She has been a director and co-director of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at Sunbridge College and The Brooklyn Waldorf School. She offers workshops, courses and retreats in Latin America, China and the United States.

Location: The course will meet at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Course fee: $580.

Information, and to register: Contact Jennifer Brooks Quinn at jbrooksquinn@gmail.com or 845-356-6389.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The One-Year Part-Time
Training in Biodynamics
Mac Mead, Principal Instructor

REGISTRATION EXTENDED!
Saturday, October 14

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to June, the Pfeiffer Center's One-Year Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers all the timely activities of biodynamics and gardening through the seasons.

Every workshop combines classroom time and field activities. Topics covered include: making and working with the biodynamic preparations • making and working with compost • techniques for soil building • understanding the rhythms of nature and planetary influences on earthly life and growth • best practices in agricultural handwork and pruning • farm animal husbandry • seed saving • biodynamic methods of weed and pest control • the honeybee • and much more.

Pfeiffer Center Program Director Mac Mead heads up the faculty, which includes biodynamic luminaries Sherry Wildfeuer, Steffen Schneider, Bruno Follador, and many others.

Registration has been extended to the second class on October 14.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Intermediate Knitting
With Madeleine Wuergler

Three Mondays: October 16, October 23, and October 30, 9:00-10:30am

Take the next step with your knitting skills: Knitting in the round, pattern stitching, carrying color. Create your own hat or cowl with intricate patterns. Prerequisites: Cast on, cast off, knit, purl, increase and decrease.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Fee: $125 includes materials.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, October 18, 10:00am-1:00pm

An opportunity to explore Waldorf teaching and Waldorf teacher education, Open Day is designed for prospective students of Sunbridge Institute’s Waldorf teacher education programs (Early Childhood, Elementary, World Language, and Music) as well as individuals interested in finding out more about Waldorf Education.

• Attend a presentation by Director of Education Anna Silber and participate in a Q&A about Waldorf teaching and Waldorf teacher education
• Experience an artistic activity common to a Waldorf classroom
• Tour our campus and some early childhood and elementary classrooms at Green Meadow Waldorf School (next door)
• Speak with Admissions Coordinator Penelope-Myles Voss about our admissions process.

Please Note: Open Day is an adult-only event.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.

To register: Visit this page. Registration is required.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Finding Joy in Parenting
Young Children
With Nancy Macalaster

Wednesday, October 18, 7:30-9:00pm

Nancy Macalaster holds a degree in child development from Connecticut College and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University New England. She is a graduate of Sophia’s Hearth Family Center’s professional development course for early childhood professionals, “The Child and the Family in the First Three Years,” and has completed advanced training at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary. She has completed training in maternal and infant mental health in Boston at Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Speech School of North America

The Art of the Speaking Word:
Weekend Workshops 2017-18

A bouquet of weekend workshops for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in cultivating this signature of being human: the spoken word. All levels of experience are welcome!

The Art of the Speaking Word:
The Hexameter

Barbara Renold
October 20-22

The creative power of the word in poetry first found its expression in the divinely inspired dance of the hexameter rhythm. This epic rhythm, which allows the healthy relation of our breath to our pulse, mirrors the basic rhythm of our earthly bodily existence and gives us a healthy opportunity to restore and regulate our breathing. Through speaking hexameter we practice creating living pictures by consciously and actively forming our consonantal sounds, the picture element of language. The living, divine dance of speech, its creative power and healing forces find a basis in this extraordinary rhythmic form. Greek Gymnastics will augment our work.

Working on the Weekly Verses of
the Calendar of the Soul, Part I

Helen Lubin, Barbara Renold & Jennifer Kleinbach
November 17-19

For our second workshop we will be joined by Helen Lubin, who will work with the theme of inner and outer, using examples from Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. On Saturday morning, there will also be an opportunity to participate in a rehearsal of the Threefold Speech Chorus with Jennifer Kleinbach.

The Art of the Speaking Word in Drama:
The Self in the Community

Barbara Renold & Laurie Portocarrero
February 22-25

We will turn our focus from breathing in the story pictures of the hexameter to breathing with others in a dramatic situation. How does our speech express this different style? For our Saturday session, we will join the workshop “Art of Acting, Art of Being Together” with Laurie Portocarrero for a day of exploring ensemble building and group dynamics.

Working on the Weekly Verses of
the Calendar of the Soul, Part II

Helen Lubin, Barbara Renold & Jennifer Kleinbach
March 23-25

This will be our second workshop with Helen Lubin, who will continue her work with the theme of inner and outer, using examples from Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. On Saturday morning there will again be an opportunity to participate in a rehearsal of the Threefold Speech Chorus with Jennifer Kleinbach.

Barbara Renold is the director of the Threefold Mystery Drama Group. She was on the faculty of Sunbridge College from 1983 until 2007.

Schedule: Each weekend workshop will begin on Friday at 4:00pm, with 90 minutes of intensive work on Rudolf Steiner’s speech exercises, originally given to teachers and lecturers. The Saturday session runs from 9:30am to 6:00pm, and the weekend wraps up with a morning session, 9:30am–noon.

Location: All workshops take place on the campus of Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $125 for each workshop, or $400 for the series. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Information, and to register: Contact Barbara Renold at barbararenold@yahoo.com or 845-356-0674.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Fourth Annual
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Saturday, October 21

Save the date and make plans now to celebrate our autumn harvest with us!

Join Mac Mead, Megan Durney, and the Pfeiffer Center interns in the Pfeiffer Center garden for an evening introduction. Then it's on to Main House for biodynamic canapès on the terrace, followed by a candle-lit sit-down dinner with biodynamic wines in Threefold Café's Main House dining room.

This event is co-sponsored by the Parent Council of Green Meadow Waldorf School; all proceeds benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center. Watch this space for details!

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Lady and the Lion:
Evening Performance by
the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble

Saturday, October 21, 8:00pm

As autumn prepares us for the inward journey of the winter season, join us for Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble’s production of The Lady and the Lion, where a simple request for a lark in winter leads to a myriad of adventures and initiations. Adapted from a Brothers Grimm fairytale, the story leads us through many inner and outer landscapes before, with beating hearts, we find the lady and lion transformed at the end. This captivating tale will be accompanied by a selection of pieces and a glimpse of the Ensemble’s newest offerings in preparation for their November tour.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Tickets: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

Stand Up and Speak!
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, October 28, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

Who hasn’t at some point found herself paralyzed in front of a group, tongue-tied and nervous and uncertain? What to do with the podium, the notes, your hands, where to look, how to stand? We’ve all been there. For teachers, lecturers, artists, business-people, this workshop will focus on the variety of tools available from speech formation and spacial dynamics and drama, to enable us in our daily lives to stand up and speak.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

The Gender Revolution
and Why It Matters
to Your Family
With Benjamin Davis

Monday, October 30, 7:30-9:00pm

Benjamin Davis is an art therapist and educator who has been training professionals about LGBT cultural competency issues since 2006. Also working in private practice, he currently serves as a trainer for The Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan.

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Threefold Community

Halloween Lantern Walk

Tuesday, October 31, 6:00-8:00pm

This is an event for children and their families, an enchanted walk through a world of light and darkness, populated by sprites, fairies, kings, queens, and a menagerie of otherworldly beings.

Location: Courtyard of Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Parking at Green Meadow and behind the Hand ’n’ Hoe, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted.

Information: Email events@threefold.org


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

All-Souls Festival
for Those Who Have Crossed
the Threshold of Death

Wednesday, November 1, 8:00pm

The month of November leads us over the bridge from Autumn into Winter. The stars are closer, as are the dead. The Festival for Those Who Have Crossed the Threshold of Death will offer eurythmy, song, reading of the names, and a short address. Due to the quiet nature of the event, doors will close at 8:00pm. All are welcome.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Fall Block II: November 4-December 16
Spring Block: February 24-May 19

May human beings hear it . . .

In the artistic forming of speech we take as raw material our gift of speech and lift it, shape it, mold it, and breathe life into it. This joyful work fully engages the whole human being, body, soul, and spirit — all our senses — our very breath.

This course will meet weekly, building a foundation of choral speech through exercises and seasonally themed pieces. Each block can be taken separately, and culminates in a festival sharing. Open to men and women; no experience necessary!

Location: Red Barn Painting Studio, 85 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10-$160 for each block.

Information, and to register: Contact Virginia Hermann at virginia@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x118; or Jennifer Kleinbach at jennykbach@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Beginner’s Crochet Workshop
With Madeleine Wuergler

Four Mondays: November 6, 13, & 27 and December 4, 9:00-10:30am

In this course, you will learn the basics of both flat and circular crochet: Using single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and shell stitch. Create a beginner’s project of your choice. This workshop will enable Waldorf parents to keep up with their second- and third-graders.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Fee: $165 includes materials.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Chartres:
The School of Philosophy
and the Cathedral
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Monday, November 6–Friday, November 10

Topics covered will include: Michael and the School of Chartres • Celtic Origins • Platonism and Its Fruits in the School of Chartres • The School of Chartres and Natura • The Seven Liberal Arts • Notre Dame de Chartres • The Cathedral: Architecture, Sculpture, Windows, the Labyrinth.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Morning in the
Nursery/Kindergarten

Friday, November 10, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, February 8, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, March 3, 9:30-11:00am

Join us with your child to experience a typical morning in our Early Childhood program. Enjoy bread-baking, circle time, outdoor play, and more!

Location: Kindergarten Building, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: To register, contact Barbara Mann at 845.356.2514 x326 or bmann@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

50th Anniversary
Weekend Conference

Friday- Saturday, November 10-11

On November 10 and 11, Sunbridge Institute marks its half-century milestone and its legacy as North America’s oldest Waldorf teacher education institute with a 50th Anniversary Weekend Conference. The conference will bring together individuals from throughout our many years, as well as educators, artists and innovators working within a range of Waldorf-related fields today, to participate in a program of events that will pay tribute to our past, explore and celebrate the state of Waldorf Education today, and look ahead to the future of the Waldorf movement.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for up-to-date information and online registration.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Beekeeping for the Future
With Bill Day

Saturday, November 11, 9:00am-5:00pm

If you are thinking about getting honeybees next spring, now is the time to prepare. This one-day workshop will address questions all aspiring beekeepers need to ask as they prepare to embark on this spiritual yet profoundly nature-bound journey. For beekeepers with one or two years’ experience, this workshop is a great opportunity to take stock, ask questions, and learn new perspectives.

Location: Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

High School Open House

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us to learn more about the advantages of a Waldorf High School education. The evening includes a faculty/student panel, a campus tour, and a Q&A.

Location: High School Building, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: To register, contact Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Building Christ Community:
An Open Course
Especially for Affiliates
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan,
Rev. Patrick Kennedy,
& Rev. Oliver Steinrueck

Monday, November 27–Friday, December 1

In this open course, we will investigate how community in affiliates and congregations of The Christian Community can be built up.

Themes to be covered will include: • Body, soul and spirit of a community • Pioneering situations: How to begin? • Organization, finances and practice • “You are the Body of Christ”: A Theology of community building.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored Threefold Educational Foundation
& the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research

Spiritual Science
and Technology Retreat

Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 3

Who Is Invited
Anyone with a strong connection to anthroposophy who is actively engaged inwardly and/or outwardly with the issue of technology.

Retreat Objectives
• Deepen our understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual scientific ideas about technology and human and earthly evolution.
• Share perspectives, experiences, and research questions concerning technology with each other.
• Consider how individuals in the various practical fields of anthroposophy can collaborate together, and with other like-minded people from various backgrounds, to contribute to the ethical use and development of technology for the betterment of humanity.
• Share ideas and plans for future technology-related activities and events.

Schedule
The retreat begins with registration at 4:00pm on Friday, December 1, and ends at 12:30pm on Sunday, December 3. A complete schedule will be sent to registrants in November. A pre-retreat meeting for First Class members of the School of Spiritual Science on the topic of technology will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, December 1. More details will be provided with the registration information.

Required Preparatory Reading
Foreword and Chapters 1-3 (up to page 102) of Machines and the Human Spirit by Paul Emberson. This book can be ordered from Meadowlark Toys and Sunbridge Books in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Call 845-290-1572 Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, or email info@meadowlarktoys.com.

Fee: Sliding scale, $75 to $125 (includes dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and snacks). The fee is intended to cover the costs of the conference, which we estimate will average $100 per participant. Please contribute what you can.

Housing is not included in the conference fee. For information about housing in the Threefold community, visit this page.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: For more information, contact Gary Lamb: glamb@thecenterforsocialresearch.org.

Click here to register.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

Calming the Chaos Within
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, December 2, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

We live in a troubled world, and experience daily anxieties and darknesses of every kind, that rattle and frazzle, shake and drain us, constantly knocking the ground out from under us, clouding our clarity, and upsetting our equilibrium. This workshop will focus on selected exercises and tools drawn from drama, movement, and creative speech to ground and calm, manage the darkness and chaos, and help us to strengthen our inner creative life and take hold of ourselves again, so we can bring our best to the present moment.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

What Ails Thee?
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, January 13, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

Can we move beyond our busy and preoccupied modern habit of “HeyhowyadoingFinethanks”? Can we seek ways to turn the clear light of cool objectivity on our own soul lives and bring warm attentive interest to the human being in front of us? Can we learn to truly ask, “How are you? How can I help?” This deep-winter journey focuses on partner and pair activities and exercises that revolve around healing interactions with the Other, and how to meet in the Middle, out of truly quest-ing openness.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl:
A Year-Long Course in
Artistic Fiber Crafts

10 Saturdays, January-December 2017
First meeting: January 28

This course offers an opportunity to create a special garment by transforming wool fibers into a knitted shawl. Each participant will create a beautiful and functional piece that is imbued with healing forces and uniquely suited to his or her individuality.

The traditional hands-on activities of washing and carding wool, spinning with the spindle and the wheel, dyeing fibers with plant-colors and knitting will be approached with a spirit of research and renewal. Background reading, presentations and conversations will complement the hands-on activities. Regular practice and study — in addition to the work in class — is recommended and will amplify the experience of this year-long journey.

Each Saturday, art and/or movement classes will be offered to accompany the handwork sessions and bring enlivening impulses to each individual as well as the group.

This course is open to beginners and experienced fiber artisans.

Schedule: The course meets on ten Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm: January 27, February 17, March 10, April 7, May 5, June 9, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Tuition: $995 includes materials.

Information, and to register: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Understanding
Waldorf Education: Part 1
With Jack Petrash

Tuesday, January 30, 7:30-9:00pm

Retired Washington Waldorf School class teacher, author, and TEDx Speaker Jack Petrash is an experienced Class Teacher, an engaging thinker, and a beloved guest at Green Meadow. He is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education and several other books.

For parents of children in Lower School and Middle School (Grades 1-8).

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

Art of Acting, Art of
Being Together
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, February 24, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

Our Western culture has a highly developed experience of individuality and self-sufficiency, perhaps at the expense of our ancient instinctive sensitivity for the group or community. Can we build a new, conscious connection to one another? In this workshop, the focus is on ensemble-building games and play, exercises in group dynamics. Great for those on boards or in faculties, for people creating schools or building businesses, or anyone seeking to experience ourselves as a conscious collective, bringing our best individual selves to the service of the community.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Spring Block: February 24-May 19

May human beings hear it . . .

In the artistic forming of speech we take as raw material our gift of speech and lift it, shape it, mold it, and breathe life into it. This joyful work fully engages the whole human being, body, soul, and spirit — all our senses — our very breath.

This course will meet weekly, building a foundation of choral speech through exercises and seasonally themed pieces. Each block can be taken separately, and culminates in a festival sharing. Open to men and women; no experience necessary!

Location: Red Barn Painting Studio, 85 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10-$160 for each block.

Information, and to register: Contact Virginia Hermann at virginia@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x118; or Jennifer Kleinbach at jennykbach@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Understanding
Waldorf Education: Part 2
With Betty Staley

Monday, April 23, 7:30-9:00pm

Betty Staley directs the Waldorf High School Teacher Education at Rudolf Steiner College in CA, as well as programs for public school teachers. A Waldorf educator for over 30 years at the kindergarten, elementary, high school, and teacher training levels, she is a founder of the Sacramento Waldorf High School, where she taught history and literature for 19 years.

For parents of children in High School (Grades 9-12).

Location: Arts Building Music Room, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


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