Events

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Sponsored by the Threefold Branch & Threefold Educational Foundation

“Toward a Deepening of the
Christmas Foundation Impulse”:
Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Gathering

Friday, November 15-Sunday, November 17

With gratitude for all that was shared together last year at our regional gathering in Spring Valley, we look forward to hosting the gathering again in the Threefold community on November 15-17.

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

Fee: $95 (includes Saturday lunch and supper and three coffee breaks).

Information: Visit this page to see the conference schedule, or click here to download a printable conference schedule. Other questions? Contact Christa Lynch at 845-352-5020 x122 or christa@threefold.org.

Online pre-registration is now closed, but walk-in registration is welcome. Come to Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY at 3:30pm on Friday, November 15 to register on-site.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Re-Assembled Nature:
A Workshop Using Found Organic Objects to Create Jewelry or Decorative Art Pieces
With April Saladino Kornberg

Saturday, November 16, 9:00am-12:00pm

Participants will use provided, previously gathered materials as well as those we will collect together nearby the studio. Or bring your own treasures; shells, feathers, pods, nuts, driftwood, metal, bones, stones, etc.

You will be guided in some techniques to attach various pieces with twine and wire. We will talk about the creative process as you re-assemble nature's beauty.

Fee: $65.

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 this page.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Beekeeping for the Future
With Bill Day

Saturday, November 16, 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 The Nature Place

Earth Living Skills
for Children

Saturday, November 16, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, December 15, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, January 5, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 1, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, April 4, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 2, 10:00am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 17, 10:00am-12:30pm

Created especially for children ages 10-15 who are eager to delve into the exciting world of earth living skills, this series gives participants a breadth of experience in different skill areas, as well as the opportunity to develop friendships with peers who share similar interests. Not your average extracurricular, this program meets participants where they are and fosters self-reliance and comfort in the outdoors. You may enroll for multiple sessions at a discounted rate, or for single sessions (space permitting).

Each session is guided by seasonal cues from nature and builds on participants’ interests and experience.

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

Fee: $400: Full Year Package (all 16 sessions); $240: 8 Session Package (any 8 sessions); $140: 4 Session Package (any 4 sessions); or $45: Single Session.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Earth Living Skills
for Families

Saturday, November 16 / Sunday, November 24, 2:00-4:30pm

Fall Wild Edibles

Saturday, December 7 / Sunday, December 15, 2:00-4:30pm

Fire Making

Sunday, January 5 / Saturday, January 18, 2:00-4:30pm

Tracking and Movement

Saturday, February 1 / Sunday, February 9, 2:00-4:30pm

Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons Part I

Saturday, March 7 / Sunday, March 15, 2:00-4:30pm

Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons Part II

Saturday, April 4 / Sunday, April 19, 2:00-4:30pm

Water Collection and Processing

Saturday, May 2 / Sunday, May 17, 2:00-4:30pm

Spring Wild Edibles

This series is for families with children ages 6 and up wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our Earth Living Skills series for families covers the foundations in a fun, family-oriented way — perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. Enrolling in all sessions will give families a well-rounded breadth of experience in earth skills here in the Northeast. This is also a great opportunity to make new family friends that share similar interests!

Please note: Due to the hands-on nature of the Family program, each adult must be accompanied by no more than two children. If you are unable to meet this requirement, please contact us to see how we might accommodate your situation.

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

Fee: $25 per participant, per session. Sign up for all 8 sessions and receive 20% off; sign up for any 4 sessions and receive 10% off.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register.


Sponsored by The Threefold Branch & Threefold Educational Foundation

“Toward a Deepening of the
Christmas Foundation Impulse”:
Public Performance

Saturday, November 16, 8:00pm

This weekend, the Threefold Educational Foundation and the Threefold Branch are hosting the Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Gathering. The Saturday evening performance is open to the public. The program:

• Introductory Remarks: The Foundation Stone Meditation Gino Ver Eecke
• Original Composition for Piano and Violin Grigory Smirnov & Elena Hirsu
• Poetry Recitation Sherry Wildfeuer
• Eurythmy Solos in English and Hebrew Natasha Moss & Jan Ranck
• The Foundation Stone Meditation Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Christa Lynch: christa@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Winter Tonic:
Eurythmy Therapy Exercises to Strengthen the Immune System
With Elsa Macauley

Wednesday, November 20, December 4, 11, and 18, 8:00–8:45am

In this class, you will learn a series of therapeutic movements which help enliven your soul, strengthen your etheric forces, and boost your immune system. Rudolf Steiner introduced these exercises in 1921 as beneficial for the health of the whole human being, calming and balancing the nervous system, regulating the rhythmic system, and having an overall beneficial effect to the digestive system. The course runs four weeks, but the exercises will support and strengthen you for life! All levels of experience welcome.

Location: School of Eurythmy, 289 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $60.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org. Preregistration is required for the course.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Decades of Talking about Social Change:
An Evening with Christopher and Signe Schaefer

Saturday, November 22, 7:30pm

For over 50 years Chris and Signe Schaefer have been discussing and working for social change. Their ongoing conversation—on whether change happens through systemic and structural transformation, through individual development, or is reliant on both—is reflected in their two new books, I Give You My Word and Re-Imagining America.

Chris and Signe Schaefer each have a long history of teaching, first at Emerson College in England and then, for many years, at Sunbridge College, where Signe directed the Foundation Studies and Biography programs and Chris directed the Waldorf School Administration and Community Development program; they also both served on the Sunbridge Board. In the years since, Signe co-founded the Center for Biography and Social Art, and Chris has facilitated organization and community development with Waldorf schools and other institutions; he is also co-director of the Center for Social Research at the Hawthorne Valley Association.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Finding Hope and Re-Imagining America:
A Workshop with Christopher Schaefer

Saturday, November 23, 9:00am-12:00pm

Working from his new book Re-Imagining America: Finding Hope in Difficult Times, Chris Schaefer will explore questions of how we can understand the corruption and decline of our nation and how we can become more effective advocates for a better America. This workshop consists of short talks, exercises, individual reflection, and small group conversations.

Christopher Schaefer, PhD, has been an adult educator and organization development adviser for most of his working life. He has taught at MIT and Tufts, in addition to his years teaching at Sunbridge College and England’s Emerson College. Chris is the author of Partnerships of Hope: Building Waldorf School Communities and co-author of Vision in Action, Working with Soul and Spirit in Small Organizations. He co-directs the Center for Social Research at the Hawthorne Valley Association and resides with his wife Signe in the Berkshires.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Earth Living Skills
for Adults

Saturday, November 30, 10:00am-4:00pm

Fall Wild Edibles: Acorn Processing

Saturday December 14, 10:00am-4:00pm

Creating Fire by Friction

Sunday, January 19, 10:00am-4:00pm

Tracking, Bird Language, Stalking, and Movement

Saturday, February 8, 10:00am-4:00pm

Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons

Sunday, March 22, 10:00am-4:00pm

Learn to Basket Weave

Saturday, April 18, 10:00am-4:00pm

Water Collection, Processing, and Purification

Saturday, May 9, 10:00am-4:00pm

Spring Wild Edibles: Medicine Making

Our Earth Living Skills sessions for adults (ages 17-117) cover skills integral to surviving, thriving, and living more fully with the earth – not just on top of it. Enrolling in all eight sessions gives participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in skills for each season here in the Northeast. Participants can also sign up for individual sessions (space permitting).

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

Fee: $440: Full Year Package (all 8 workshops); $260: 4 Workshop Package (choose any 4); $75: Single full-day workshop.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, December 6, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, January 10, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, March 6, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, May 8 9:00-11:00am

Join us to learn more about Waldorf education.

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.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community Christmas Festival & Holiday Sale

Friday, December 6, 2:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 10:00am-3:00pm

Hand-made gifts and toys, puppet shows, candles, crystals, live music, garden products, continuous café and bake sale, Sunday Brunch, and much more!

All proceeds from this event support the educational work of the community.

Volunteer opportunities: Contact Carol Avery at carol.avery@fellowshipcommunity.org.

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

Admission: Admission and parking are free.

Information: Call 845-356-8494 x2, or visit www.fellowshipcommunity.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Morning in the
Nursery/Kindergarten

Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30am
Saturday, January 11, 10:00-11:30am

Join us with your child to experience a typical Waldorf kindergarten morning.

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

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845-356-2514 x302.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Holiday Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, December 13, 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, December 21, 11:00am-5:00pm

At our Holiday Open Studio, you will find hand-crafted gift items, yarns, and craft kits, along with festive holiday cheer. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Bring your questions and projects for consultation.

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 Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Family Christmas Festival

Sunday, December 15, 4:00pm

In preparation for the Holy Nights, join us for this year’s Community Family Christmas Festival. The joy and quiet of the season will be shared through story, singing, poetry, music and eurythmy.

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

Admission: Free. Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

School of Eurythmy
Fall End-of-Term Festival

Wednesday, December 18, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm

The Eurythmy Spring Valley school year has begun, and our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and postgraduate-year students, are already immersed in learning the many elements at each stage of their studies. During our end-of-term festivals later in the fall, we will have an opportunity to see the clear steps of development and refinement inherent in the training by watching our student presentations from the first through post-graduate years. We invite you to join us in celebrating their work at our two festive evenings in December!

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation

The Shepherds Play

Friday, December 20, 7:00pm

In the late 1850s, the Austrian linguist Karl Julius Schröer collected and published the Christmas Plays of Oberufer, a cycle of Medieval mystery plays that had been preserved by residents of the village of Oberufer, near Bratislava. Members and friends of the Threefold Community are pleased to continue this ancient tradition with a lively crew of community players. The Shepherds Play depicts the birth of Jesus in a stable, where he is sought out by a group of simple shepherds.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Christa Lynch: christa@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Capoeira with Rafael Texeira

Six Tuesdays Starting January 7, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting March 3, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting April 21, 4:00-5:30pm

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It is tons of fun, and builds strength, focus, and coordination. Grades 1 and up.

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

Fee: $150 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Rafael Texeira: cnc.ny.usa@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education
With Anna Silber

Tuesday, January 7, 7:00pm

Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served as a mentor on the teacher development committee; she also worked on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support. A student of anthroposophy for many years, Anna is a member of the Board of Sunbridge Institute, lectures about Waldorf education throughout the country, and is the originator of Sunbridge’s “Waldorf Weekend” workshops. Prior to her work in Waldorf education, Anna had a career in commercial real estate finance at JP Morgan Investment Management.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Theatre Arts with Chieh DeJong

Six Wednesdays Starting January 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Six Wednesdays Starting March 4, 4:00-6:00pm

The Theatre Arts course will teach children acting, long-form improv, comedy writing, scene work, and sketch comedy. Students will learn to think on their feet. At the end of the six-week session, the actors will perform their own original improvisations with their own creative costumes, props, and scenic design. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Textile Design and Sewing
with Kei Zemlicka

Six Fridays Starting January 10, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting March 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting May 1, 4:00-5:30pm

Join an experienced textile designer to learn lifelong sewing skills and create your own clothing. Grades 2 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Kei Zemlicka: kei.zemlicka@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Chorus with Jordan Seavey

Six Mondays Starting January 13, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting March 9, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting April 20, 4:00-5:15pm

Do you love to sing? Come use your voice among friends, in harmony, in a fun and supportive environment! Students will sing songs from a variety of cultures while learning about music reading, vocal technique, and music theory. No previous experience necessary. Grades 4 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Jordan Seavey: jseavey@gmws.org. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
KEVA Planks: The Making of an Architect!
with Leslie Laboriel

Six Thursdays Starting January 16, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting March 5, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting April 23, 4:00-5:15pm

KEVA Planks are cuboid maple wood block toys for all ages, from preschoolers to architects. Children discover the joy of creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions. Powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)! Grades 1 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Leslie Laboriel: services@trajectup.com . For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Midwinter Agriculture Intensive:
The Four Elements and the Farm Individuality

Friday, January 17-Monday, January 20

Using Rudolf Steiner’s agriculture course as a foundation, we will delve into the qualities and mysteries of earth, air, fire, and water: how they guide the processes of life, and how they work creatively on the farm, helping to build and hold the biodynamic farm individuality.

We will work in large and small groups, through art, movement, observation exercises, and hands-on activities.

This long weekend is truly a unique educational and social opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of the role of biodynamics in the development of humanity and agriculture.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl

10 Saturdays, January-December
Starts Saturday, January 18

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 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.

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Pedagogical
Leadership Workshop

Friday, January 24-Saturday, January 25

Theme: Planning and Creating a Mixed-Age Waldorf Grade School: Methods and Strategies for Sustainability and Success, with lead instructor Jody Spanglet, MSEd, of Ashwood Waldorf School.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend:
Experiential Workshop

Friday, January 24-Saturday, January 25

Theme: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education, with lead instructor Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, of Sunbridge Institute.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Otto Specht and the Development of Healing Education

Tuesday, January 28, 7:00pm

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, February 12

Theme: Exploring Waldorf Education, Teaching, and Teacher Education. With Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, and the staff of Sunbridge Institute.

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

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by The School of Uncovering the Voice
& Threefold Educational Center

East Coast Winter Singing Retreat
Led by Christiaan Boele

Friday, February 21-Sunday, February 23

“Every human being has a singing voice. Our work is to unveil, take away the hindrances, and free the voice.”

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

For anyone interested in singing in a holistic, spirit-filled and heart-opening way! Discover the innate potential of your voice. This retreat is for singers of all levels, musicians, teachers, and any person yearning to sing with creative renewal. No special talent or musical ability is required.

Christiaan Boele trained at conservatories in the Netherlands and Germany and is the leading authority on the Werbeck method. He has devoted his life to the School of Uncovering the Voice, performing, conducting, and teaching courses around the globe.

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

Schedule: Friday, February 23, 6:30-8:30pm; Saturday, February 24, 9:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, February 25, 9:00am-12:30pm.

Tuition: $225 through January 2; $275 after January 2.

Information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce at 646-932-6062 or shannonaliciaboyce@gmail.com, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

How to Get Real about Discussing Race and Racism with Children
With Keelah Helwig

Wednesday, February 26, 7:30pm

Keelah’s Waldorf journey began 43 years ago, when her parents enrolled her at the Waldorf School of Garden City (WSGC) as a Kindergartener. Keelah attended Spelman College, where she obtained her BA in Theatre. Shortly after enrolling her daughters at WSGC, Keelah enrolled in the Franz Winkler Adult Education Foundation Studies program at WSGC, and later received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge Institute. At WSGC, Keelah has served as a faculty member, on the Board of Trustees, as College of Teachers Chair and continuing member, Early Childhood Program Chair, and Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Subject
Teachers Conference

Friday, February 28-Saturday, February 29

This year’s theme: Collaboration, Classroom Management, Child Development, and More: A Toolbox for Subject Teachers, featuring keynote speaker Jeannine Davis, MSEd, of The Waldorf School of Garden City.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Talk with Steve Sagarin

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00pm

Steve is co-founder and faculty chair at the Berkshire Waldorf High School in Stockbridge, MA, where he teaches history and art. He is also a former teacher and administrator at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School and the Waldorf School of Garden City, the high school from which he graduated. Steve has taught history of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and human development at the City University of New York.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Talk with Douglas Gerwin

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00pm

Douglas is the Executive Director of the Center for Anthroposophy (CfA) and Chair of its Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program (WHiSTEP), as well as Executive Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education (RIWE). He is a visiting high school teacher in life science, history, literature, and music; lecturer and mentor to Waldorf high schools across North America; and adjunct faculty member at Antioch University New England.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Cooking for Kids
with Chieh DeJong

Six Wednesdays Starting April 22, 4:00-6:00pm

Learn to cook with an experienced chef! This class will offer an introduction to knife skills and cooking methods including baking, steaming, sautéeing, broiling, and boiling. All ingredients are organic and we’ll focus on fresh, local, and seasonal. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Conscious Beekeeping:
Practical Organic Approaches
for Healthy Bees and
Growing Apiaries
With Bill Day

Friday, April 24, 2:00-5:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday’s half-day workshop especially for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; a discussion of “alternative” hive styles; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.

The full-day Saturday workshop will present and discuss practical, biodynamically oriented approaches to meeting our honeybee’s present-day challenges by creating conditions in which they can thrive and flourish.

Weather permitting, both sessions will include visits to the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where techniques discussed in the classroom will be demonstrated.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55 for the Friday session, $95 for the Saturday workshop.

Information, and to register: For the Friday workshop, visit this page; for the Saturday workshop, visit this page


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Grow Your Apiary Naturally with Splits and Swarms
With Bill Day

Saturday, May 9, 9:00am-1:00pm

Get off the package treadmill! In the spring, any healthy hive can be made into two. This workshop will show how anyone who has hives can propagate them by making splits and catching swarms.

Weather permitting, much of this half-day workshop will take place in the apiary of the Pfeiffer Center garden, where the techniques we discuss will be demonstrated.

You will leave this workshop with the skills and knowledge needed to make a split and catch a swarm.

Bill Day has been keeping bees for fifteen years. He is the beekeeper and beekeeping instructor at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.

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