Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, April 18, 2:30-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on most Friday afternoons until June 13. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our yarns and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Don't miss these special demonstration days: January 31: Fleece Modeling; March 28, Braiding; May 9, Plant-dyeing.

Please note, there will be no open studio on May 30.

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 Café
Re-Opening Celebration

Friday, April 25

Before there was Threefold Café, there was the Threefold Restaurant at 318 West 56th Street in Manhattan, created and run by the founders of our community.

On Friday, April 25, celebrate the re-opening of Threefold Café with us! Catch breakfast, snack, and lunch (free coffee!) from 8:30am to 2:00pm, then stop in for dinner (featuring special throwback menu items) from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Location: Threefold Café, in Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Information: Call Anne-Lise or Charlie in the Café: 845-352-3130.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Handwork Research Conference:
The Art of Clothing –
Creative Gestures to Serve
the Human Being, the Earth
and the Divine

Friday, April 25–Sunday, April 27

This conference for Waldorf teachers, fiber artists, and others interested in the deeper meaning of clothing will feature a lecture by Dr. Gerda Kramer on “The Textile Patterns – Wisdom from Heaven and Earth” • presentations by Renate Hiller and Mikae Toma on “Timeless Gestures of Clothing” and “Renewing Impulses for the Art of Clothing” • three Working Groups sessions to engage in handwork activities and explore the theme in relation to the Waldorf curriculum • and much more, including Spacial Dynamics with Will Crane.

Conference Fee: $195. Limited scholarship assistance is available for Waldorf teachers. An additional material fee will be charged for the Working Groups.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, next to 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

A Spring Bouquet
Of Music, Song and Eurythmy

Sunday, April 27, 4:00pm

Join us for this Fourth Year Dornach trip fundraiser featuring Brigida Baldszun, Shannon Boyce, Susan Buffington, Elena Hirsu, Marcus Macauley and friends.

Location: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Suggested donation: $20.

Information: Call Patti Regan: 845-371-0357.


Sponsored by Rockland Symphony Orchestra

The Boys from Vienna!

Sunday, April 27, 4:00pm

Program: Mozart, Overture to the Marriage of Figaro; Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G Major; Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major. Xiao Wang, violin soloist.

Location: Rose Hall, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Admission: $20 / $15 seniors / $10 students. To order advance tickets on line, click here.

Information: Call 845-268-3261 or email learnmore@rocklandsymphonyorchestra.org.


Sponsored by The Fiber Craft Studio

The Message of the Continents
and the Mission of the Two Americas
A Talk by Gerda Kramer

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30pm

This evening lecture, exploring Earth wisdom, will have two parts:

1. The Message of the Continents Every form is imbued with meaning and so are the forms of the continents. We will see that every continent has different qualities and different challenges for the people who live there.

2. What Is the Mission of the Two Americas? We can explore the qualities of the Two Americas by looking at their geographical characteristics and by studying the culture of the native peoples who populated the land. The Hopi history will give us surprising insights. To illustrate the mission of the two continents, some examples will help us to understand and love the significance of this beautiful part of our Earth.

Gerda Kramer studied biology in Munich and did research in the field of ecology in Zaire and Guatemala. After finishing her doctorate, she dedicated two years of study to deepen her insights into anthroposophy. Her love and interest for crafts accompanied her all her life. In her years of traveling and comparing cultures of the world and their geographical position on the Earth Body, the influence of the Earth Body on Human Culture became evident to her; it has become one of the main themes of her workshops and lectures. Gerda founded a crafts center based on anthroposophic insights in a Spanish village in the hope of bringing a renewing impulse to the local culture. After twenty years Gerda handed over the center to the local people and returned to Germany where she lives now.

Location: Brookside Building, next to Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: $15.

Information: Contact the Fiber Craft Studio: 845-425-2891 or information@fibercraftstudio.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

The Gift of a
Commercial-Free Childhood
With Susan Linn

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30pm

Dr. Susan Linn is a co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. In 2000 she was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Advertising to Children. She has been featured on Sixty Minutes, Now with Bill Moyers, World News Tonight, Dateline, and in the acclaimed film, The Corporation. In 2006 she received the American Psychological Association's Presidential Citation for her work on behalf of children.

Susan Linn is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the author of Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood (The New Press).

Location: Rose Hall, in the Arts Building at Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

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


Paul Klee, Angelus Novus 1920

Sponsored by the Threefold Branch
and Threefold Educational Center

A Manichaean Approach
to Turbulent Times
With Christine Gruwez

Friday, May 2–Sunday, May 4

We live in turbulent times. Torn between hope and despair, we are caught in turmoil of events, personal and epochal, searching how to find a way out of all this. We long for change, for the new to come and at the same time doubt that it can ever occur. The potential for the new is in us.

Listening to the voice of our time starts where we do not seek to exit, but rather try to enter into the turbulence of our life and our epoch. Many contemporaries have done this as well. The French philosopher Albert Camus called this a true way of resistance. In a first movement to say no and immediately afterwards to say yes, because of this living potential in each of us. Entering into it, we discover unknown strength in ourselves. What we gradually learn is to discern between change and renewal, between revolt and resistance from reaction to response!

Christine Gruwez studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Since 1997, she has researched and written on Manichaeism and its relationship to anthroposophy. She has led many seminars and traveled extensively in the Near and Middle East, visiting places along the Silk Road where there are still traces of Manichaean communities. Her book, Walking with Your Time: A Manichaean Journey, addresses the question of good and evil in our time. Since 2012, Christine has been a member of the Vorstand of the Anthroposophical Society in Belgium.

Course fee: $150. Click here to register online.

For information: About the workshop, contact Gino Ver Eecke at 845-356-1380 or gfbver@gmail.com. About registration, call 845-352-5020 x18 or email events@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center and Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy as the Musical Structure
of the Human Being
Expressed in Movement
Four Lectures by
Armin J. Husemann, MD

Monday, May 5-Thursday, May 8, 8:15-10:45am

A well-known physician and a talented musician, Armin Husemann has worked for years to confirm and expand upon Rudolf Steiner's observation that one must be a musician in order to understand the human body. We are most fortunate to have this visit from someone who has lived and worked so devotedly with this theme for most of his life.

Armin J. Husemann, MD is a general practitioner who has been in independent practice in Stuttgart since 1987, also serving as a school physician from 1988 to 1993. He is director of the Eugen Kolisko Academy in Filderstadt, German, and gives lectures and seminars internationally on anthroposophic medicine. He is the author of The Harmony of the Human Body: Musical Principles in Human Physiology and Human Hearing and the Reality of Music, as well as numerous books in German.

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

Admission: $15 for each day.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center and the Threefold Branch

The Human Heart:
Its Physiology in the Context of Reincarnation and Karma
A Lecture by
Armin J. Husemann, MD

Wednesday, May 7, 8:00pm

Armin J. Husemann, MD is a general practitioner who has been in independent practice in Stuttgart since 1987, also serving as a school physician from 1988 to 1993. He is director of the Eugen Kolisko Academy in Filderstadt, German, and gives lectures and seminars internationally on anthroposophic medicine. He is the author of The Harmony of the Human Body: Musical Principles in Human Physiology and Human Hearing and the Reality of Music, as well as numerous books in German.

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x18 or email events@threefold.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 17, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 18, 9:00am-5:00pm

Don't miss this opportunity to buy beautiful, healthy, biodynamically raised bedding plants for your garden.

You will find vegetables (don't miss the heirloom tomatoes), annuals, and herbs, plus the Pfeiffer Center's own-made compost, teas, salves and more. Our gardeners will be on hand to provide expert advice on plant selection for your particular conditions, whether your garden is a windowsill or the back forty.

All proceeds from the plant sale benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center.

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

Information: call 845-352-5020 x20, or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—Movement for Religious Renewal

How Healing Takes Place
in the Life of the Soul
With Rev. Hugh Thornton

Friday, May 16, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, May 17, 10:00am-4:30pm

Beginning on Friday evening and continuing all day on Saturday, an Easter Course will be offered at the Christian Community church. The Saturday sessions will combine lecture format with time spent in smaller groups for the practice of conversation and a writing exercise. The conference will be a thorough engagement in spiritual psychology in the context of the practice of religion within the Christian Community Movement for Religious Renewal. We will grapple with the earnest challenges given to us by our renewed sacrament of confession. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Admission: Donations to benefit the Christian Community will be gratefully accepted.

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

Information: Call or email Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377 or hugh.patrick.thornton@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

80's Prom for Parents

Saturday, May 17, 8:00pm-midnight

A spring event for entire GMWS Community!

The proceeds from this event will help to grow our Teacher Development Program and ensure continued enhancements in the quality of the education by supporting our teachers.

Join us for a night of dancing, 80's classics, drinks, food, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and more!

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

Admission: $25 per person. Purchase tickets (and raffle tickets) here.

Information: Contact Averi Lohss: 845-356-2514 x301, or alohss@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

A Performance and Sharing by
the Students of The Art of Acting

Saturday, June 7, 4:00pm

Laurie Portocarrero and the students of The Art of Acting invite you to their end-of-year performance and sharing, culminating nine months of intensive work with the techniques of Michael Chekhov, speech formation, clowning, improvisation and much more. Come share in the joy and accomplishment of the 2013-14 class of the Art of Acting.

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

Admission is free. The performance will last about one hour.

Information: Email events@threefold.org or call 845-352-5020 x18.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekends
With Anna Silber

June 20-22 (Weekend 1)
July 18-20 (Weekend 2)

Open to all, but especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf educators and current and prospective members of Waldorf communities, including parents, staff, and board members, our popular Waldorf Weekends are designed to provide an introductory and experiential survey of the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school, with a particular emphasis on the elementary school years.

Anna Silber is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY) for five years and served there as a mentor on the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects, and offered teacher support. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.

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

Fee: $205.

Information, and to register: For information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20. Click here to register.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center &
The Christian Community—Movement for Religious Renewal

InPower:
An International Event for
Young Adults 18–36

June 24-28

InPower is a conference for young people who want to forge leadership capacities by developing clear voices for spiritual evolution. This conference will seek to unite young people who share a desire to do more than protest for change in the world, and want to build the capacities needed to elevate humanity toward a brighter future.

Information: For a complete description of the conference, and registration information, visit www.threefold.org/inpower2014.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Collaborative Leadership:
Personalized Strategies for Effective Planning, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making
With Joachim Ziegler

July 20-25

Are you a teacher, faculty or section chair, administrator, board member, director, staffer, or key volunteer in a Waldorf school or other non-profit workplace? Do you serve on an administrative committee, sit on the college of teachers, or play another leadership role? No matter what your individual position is in your organization, if you participate in a planning or problem-solving process, you have leadership responsibilities. In this highly useful course for decision-makers who work in Waldorf schools or other non-profit settings, our focus is on practical work. Through a process imbued with the anthroposophical understanding of the human being, and successfully applied in organizations from multi-million dollar multinationals to Waldorf schools, you will learn how to improve your effectiveness as a member of your team.

Joachim Ziegler has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994. He holds an MA in Adult Education and a PhD in Medical Education and taught at the University of Muenster and at Germany’s first private university in Herdecke.

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

Fee: $730.

Information, and to register: For information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20. Click here to register.


Co-Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center and the Anthroposophical Society in America

Rudolf Steiner's
Four Mystery Dramas:
A Festival and Performance

August 8-17

Next August, the Threefold Mystery Drama Group will perform Rudolf Steiner's four mystery dramas, highlighting a nine-day festival and conference to explore the future of the anthroposophical movement.

Never before has the cycle of four mystery dramas been performed in repertory in English.

Information: Click here for complete information about this historic event.

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