Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, April 24, 2:30-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through June 12. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our plant-dyed materials and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Special demonstration days: January 16: Spinning; February 13: Sewing with Felt; March 20: Nuno Felting.

Schedule notes: There will be no Open Studio on February 27, March 13, April 3, or May 29.

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 Sunbridge Institute

Singing Games with Anna Rainville: Joyful Learning through Movement

Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-4:00pm

Dust off your dancing shoes, find your voice, and join us for a celebration of singing games, music and dance designed to promote community-building, encourage healthy movement and lift one’s spirits. You’ll discover the wisdom living in these activities and learn how to bring them back to your early childhood setting, early grades classroom, or home. A wonderful opportunity to work with Anna Rainville, internationally-acclaimed educator and workshop facilitator and the author of Singing Games for Families, Schools and Communities.

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

Fee, and to register: $95. Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Benefit Art Auction

Sunday, April 26, 3:00–6:00pm

Come and bid on a captivating collection of pieces by local artists. Proceeds support the School of Eurythmy Class of 2015 graduation trip to Dornach, Switzerland.

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

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Being (a) Patient:
An Open Course about Medical
and Pastoral Care with
Judith Aventuro,
Rev. Bastiaan Baan, &
Hans van Delden MD PhD

Sunday, April 26–Thursday, April 30

In this Open Course we will investigate the experiences of being a patient and of giving care — as well as the social, ethical and spiritual dimension of being a patient and of care-giving. The course begins with an evening lecture followed by daily workshops and gospel study related to sickness and healing. The evening lectures are:

• Sunday, April 26, 7:30pm: Health and disease
• Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm: Being a patient
• Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm: Being a caregiver
• Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm: The community around the patient
• Thursday, April 30, 7.30 pm: Disease and karma in the biography

Fee: $200 for the complete course (includes breakfast, workshops and gospel study). The evening lectures may be attended separately; suggested donation $15.

Location: The Christian Community Church, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY, and the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America, 7 Carmen Court, Monsey, NY.

For information, and to register: Please email info@christiancommunityseminary.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Inquiries on God:
A Talk by Joe Serio

Friday, May 1, 7:30pm

Bringing fruits from his years of research, Joe Serio will present thoughts arising out of both East Indian thought and anthroposophy, leading to a conversation. This event is a fundraiser for the Dornach trip of the Fourth Year students of Eurythmy Spring Valley.

Location: School of Eurythmy, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Suggested donation: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

The Spring Farm Dance & Fair

Saturday, May 2, 11:00am-3:00pm
(Rain date: Sunday, May 3, 2:00-6:00pm)

To raise funds for the GMWS Third Grade Class trip. Featuring lively music and square dancing with Pat Cannon, John McDowell and the Foot and Fiddle Dance Company. Children's games and activities — games, races, pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, food, bake sale, and Silent Auction and Raffle.

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

Admission: Free; there is a charge for activities.

Information: Contact Magda Durante: moonrises@hotmail.com. For weather-related updates, check www.gmws.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Studio Performance

Saturday, May 2, 8:00pm

A few times a year at Eurythmy Spring Valley, we welcome our friends behind the scenes to experience the work being done by individual eurythmists which rarely has the opportunity to be shown. Our studio program offers a wonderful inside view of these solos and duets performed by members of the Ensemble and other colleagues in the community. Join us for an evening of new works, as well as seasoned favorites.

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

Next Lecture: May 5, 7:30pm

All are welcome to these Tuesday evening lectures by visiting priests (and others) at the Christian Community Church:

May 5
Generosity and the Art of Asking
Rev. Julia Polter

May 19
They Hung Him from a Tree
Rev. Peter Skaller

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

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

Information: Call Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Piano Recital
By Marcus Macauley

Saturday, May 9, 4:15pm

Come with your family and enjoy this special offering to all the mothers around. Musician and composer Marcus Macauley will perform pieces by Bach, Brahms and Schubert. This is a fundraising event to support the 4th Year "JJ Class of 2015" Graduation trip to Dornach.

Location: Goethe Room in Hilltop House, Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Suggested donation: $20 / $10 students and seniors / $5 children.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Brownings:
A Poetry Course with
John Wulsin

Monday–Friday, May 11-15, 11:15am-12:25pm

Rarely has a pair of poets been partners in marriage. Elisabeth Barrett became in her time perhaps the most recognized woman poet since Sappho, being nominated as Poet Laureate of England. Her younger husband, Robert, emerged gradually from her shadow to become recognized in his own right as a pioneer of certain streams of modern poetry. What a pair of poets, not well known in our time. All welcome!

Location: School of Eurythmy, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Course fee: $75 (five lectures).

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


Sponsored by The Threefold Branch & Threefold Educational Center

The Reflection of Ancient Egypt on the Current Era: Thoughts on Rudolf Steiner's First and Fourth Mystery Drama
With Thomas Meyer

Thursday, May 14, 7:30pm

Thomas (“T.H.”) Meyer is the founder and publisher of Perseus Verlag, Basel, and editor of the monthly journal Der Europaer. He is the author of biographies of D. N. Dunlop and Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz, as well as Rudolf Steiner’s Core Mission, The Bodhisattva Question, Clairvoyance and Consciousness, and Reality, Truth and Evil; he is the editor of Light for the New Millennium. His most recent work, The Development of Anthroposophy since Rudolf Steiner’s Death, was published by SteinerBooks in 2014. He has written numerous articles and gives seminars and lectures around the world.

Admission: Sliding scale, $10-$30.

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

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey at abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 15, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 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),
• Annual and perennial herbs and flowers,
• Native perennials (limited quantities,
• The Pfeiffer Center's own-made teas and salves,
• Our Garden Gold Biodynamic Compost,
• And much more!

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 Threefold Educational Center
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry’s

The Little Prince
Performed by Matthew Dexter

Saturday, May 16, 7:00-8:30pm

“I should have liked to begin this story like a fairy-tale: ‘Once upon a time there was a little prince, who lived on a planet that was scarcely bigger than himself, and who had need of a sheep . . . .’ To those who understand life, that would have given a much greater air of truth to my story.”

In this beautiful, gentle story, a little prince sets out from his tiny planet to discover the wider universe. He meets quaint and quirky characters and creatures on various other planets, and finally on the Earth, where he meets the pilot, the writer of the story. De Saint-Exupéry’s fairy tale, with its mysterious undercurrent of truth, appeals equally to children and adults.

Matthew Dexter presents The Little Prince as dramatized storytelling, acting out the characters as they appear in the story, presenting just enough to spark the imaginations of young and old alike.

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

Admission: Sliding scale, $5-$30.

Information: Email Abigail Dancey: abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center & the Threefold Branch

Spiritual Science and the Role of Technology in Evolution
With Andrew Linnell

Friday, May 22, 7:30pm

Topics covered will include: The future of human-machine interaction • robotics and avatars • neuroplasticity of the brain • and electricity, thinking, and consciousness.

Andrew Linnell is a 41-year veteran of the computer industry and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSE ’72, MSE ’73) and Emerson College, England (’79). A CC Toastmaster and VP of the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston, Andrew has been lecturing on various themes from art history to the ancient mysteries to artificial intelligence, to the ecological dangers from nanotechnology.

Admission: $0-$30.

Location: The Living Room at Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey: abigail@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x25.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Abraham Lincoln:
Spiritual Aspects Connected with His Task for the United States and for Humanity (+15 April 1865)
A Talk by Virginia Sease

Thursday, May 28, 7:30pm

Virginia Sease has been a member of the Executive Council of the International Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland since 1984. In addition to her Vorstand work she is responsible for the Anthroposophical Studies Program in English at the Goetheanum.

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey: abigail@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x25.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Graduation Performance

Saturday, May 30, 8:00pm

On May 30, our fourth-year class will present their graduation performance at Threefold Auditorium for family, friends, and all who have supported them on this incredible journey! Our three students in the "JJ” Class are from the US and Peru. Their graduation program will include works by Haydn, Brahms, Bach, Bartok, Wilfred Owens, William Blake, a Czech fairy tale, and many other surprises. Seating is limited, and tickets must be reserved in advance from the Eurythmy School office.

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

To reserve your seat: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 31, 10:00am-4:00pm, Rain or Shine

Celebrate Nature’s Gifts and Fiber Transformation.... Meet Sheep, Goats and Bunnies.... Participate in fiber craft activities, including spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and plant dyeing....

Delicious food too!

Admission is free. A small fee will be charged for activities. All proceeds benefit the Fiber Craft Studio.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, 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 Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
End-of-Year Performance
and Sharing

Saturday, June 6, 4:00pm

Laurie Portocarrero and the students of The Art of Acting invite you to their end-of-year performance and sharing. This unique weaving of individual pieces with ensemble speech and movement is the culmination of 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 2014-15 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 billday@threefold.org or call 845-352-5020 x24.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Summer Handwork Camp
For Children Ages 7-10

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 9:00am-1:00pm

A week to experience nature's gifts and a variety of handwork activities . . . Carding • Spinning • Knitting • Crocheting • Sewing • Plant-Dyeing.

Children will enjoy time in the dye garden, artistic activities, and hand crafts.

Fee: $450, including snack and materials.

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

Information, and to register: Call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site. Click here to download a registration form.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Exploring Soul Gestures —
Summer Eurythmy Week 2015

Sunday-Friday, June 21-26

Spend a summer week in Spring Valley moving with others who, too, enjoy the width, depth and pleasure eurythmy can bring. In this course, we will delve into the nature of Soul Gestures, as they are the very essence of eurythmy when it comes to making visible the dramatic content of mood and feeling. Eurythmy has opened the hearts of many with its simple, direct and potent gestures and movements. Learning and doing these gestures encourages us to 'know' in our depths where our center is and what it is; the gestures strengthen us and teach us about ourselves. During this week we will take a dramatic poem and intensify the experience of it through working with Soul Gestures. This exploration through speech eurythmy will be enhanced by sessions in tone eurythmy, creative speech and singing. Our Summer Eurythmy Week faculty members include: Annelies Davidson, Elsa Macauley, Jennifer Kleinbach and Patti Regan.

Come join us for this week-long course focused on giving a direct experience of the refreshment and depth that eurythmy can provide.

Course fee: $400.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2015

June & July 2015

We're pleased to announce that our Summer Series 2015 schedule is now online!

Go here to view our great line-up of 18 professional development and introductory courses and workshops — including two new offerings on topics in early childhood and four new offerings in grades 1-8 education — and be the first to register.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Creating Simple Garments
With Sono Kuwayama
and Laura Montaño

July 20-24, 9:00am–5:00pm

Exploring the nature of garments and creating simple pieces, which can bring expression to our inner and outer nature, using plant dyed fabrics. We will design, plant dye and sew by hand.

Sono Kuwayama, MFA is a graduate of the 4th Cycle of the Applied Arts Program and Foundation Studies program and has worked as Co-Director of the Crafts Certificate Program at the Brooklyn Waldorf School. She has been teaching handwork for several years and continues to work on her own studio practice and studies in art and anthroposophy.

Laura Montaño graduated from the 4th Cycle of the Applied Arts Program in 2009; she has taught workshops on plant dying and has worked closely with the craft certificate program in the Brooklyn Waldorf School. She currently teaches handwork at the Brooklyn Waldorf School in grades 1-8.

Course Fee: $680 (including some materials).

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
Drama As a Path of
Inner Development

Ten weekend workshops
from October 2015 to June 2016
First workshop: October 10

In ten weekend workshops from October to June, Laurie Portocarrero leads The Art of Acting on a journey into the essence of human self-expression.

Each workshop blends the exercises of Michael Chekhov with movement, gesture and speech work drawn from a variety of supportive techniques. Most classes include instruction from speech artist Jennifer Kleinbach. In addition, special workshops on clowning and improvisation are contributed by Laura Geilen of Nose to Nose of North America and David Anderson of Walking the dog Theater. At the end of the year, the course culminates in a public performance/sharing.

Whether acting is an avocation or your vocation, this course is a challenging, supportive, playful, soul-stretching opportunity to pursue deeper self-awareness through art. You need only bring a desire and willingness to play and explore!

Now registering! For a complete course description, click here; to see the 2015-16 schedule, click here; to register on line, click here.

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