Events

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Sponsored by the Threefold Community

Halloween Lantern Walk

Friday, October 31, 5:30-7:30pm

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.

Fee: Donations to support Helping Hands and People to People will be gratefully accepted.

Information: Contact Daniel Bieber at danielmbieber@gmail.com


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Speech:
Fall 2014 Workshops

A bouquet of weekend workshops for teachers, parents, and everyone interested in furthering human development through this signature of being human: the spoken word.


The Spoken Word in First and Second Grade
with Helen Lubin

Saturday, November 1, 10:00am-4:00pm

A workshop for teachers, with pedagogical considerations and artistic practice. The young child identifies with the world through participation. As the child develops, there is a greater potential for inner movement in pictures. What are the "artistic speech tools" that support the child’s engagement in participatory movement of the limbs and that later engender inner movement in pictures? Materials (poems, exercises) provided.

Fee: $95.

Information: Contact Helen Lubin: 916-966-5749, or helenlubin@gmail.com.

The Spoken Word in Third and Fourth Grade:
Into, Through, and Beyond the Rubicon
with Helen Lubin

Saturday, November 15, 10:00am-4:00pm

A workshop for third and fourth grade teachers; with pedagogical considerations and artistic practice. We will address how children of this age are supported through the language environment created by the teacher and by their own engagement in speech activities during the daily speech practice. What are the "artistic speech tools" that support the change in the relationship between the child and the world at this time? Materials (poems, exercises) provided.

Fee: $95.

Information: Contact Helen Lubin: 916-966-5749, or helenlubin@gmail.com.

Foundation Stone Verse
in Eurythmy and Speech
with Jennifer Kleinbach and Barbara Renold

Friday, December 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 10:00am-4:00pm and 7:30pm

All of anthroposophy can be found within Rudolf Steiner’s Foundation Stone Verse. Exploring this through the art of the spoken word, giving these thoughts a lively sound-body in time, strengthens our appreciation for what it is to be human. In tandem with the Saturday workshop, the Eurythmy Spring Valley stage group will perform this work on Friday and Saturday evenings. Create space for this celebratory event in your Advent plans!

Fee: $95. Evenings only (eurythmy performances): $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Barbara Renold: 845-356-0674, or barbararenold@gmail.com.


Location: All Art of Speech workshops will take place on the Threefold Educational Center campus in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

To Register: Click here to download a printable registration form; or call or email the contact person listed for each workshop.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Festival for Those Who Have
Crossed the Threshold of Death

Saturday, 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 The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

A Series of Sunday Talks
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

November 2
After the Service, 11:15am

All are welcome to these Sunday morning talks by Rev. Bastiaan Baan at the church:

November 2: Chagall and the Bible

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Experience the world in a different light . . .

Colour before Light:
Painting Course
with Deborah Lothrop

Monday, November 3-Sunday, November 9

Colour impelled by warmth — the carmine exercises. For this course, students will work on two half-sized paintings, a foundation from which one might go on, independently.

The one-week course is open to all adults interested in veil painting as well as pursuing an objective intentional use and understanding of colour. Background for this approach can be found in Goethe's Theory of Colours, Rudolf Steiner's lectures on Colour, and the book Colour, by Liane Collot d'Herbois.

Deborah Lothrop is a trained, certified and practicing Collot painter.

Schedule: The course will run from 8:30am November 3 through 4:00pm November 9.

Course fee: $350 (includes all materials). Add $10 for a painting board. The fee does not include meals or lodging; for housing information, visit www.threefold.org/housing.

To register: Click here to download a printable registration form. Pre-registration is required; registrants will receive a course schedule and suggested reading. For more information, contact Deborah Lothrop at 207-610-9449, lcdinmaine@hotmail.com, or PO Box 325, Brooklin, ME 04616-0325.


Sponsored by Community Singers

Monday Evening Community Singing

November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 8:00-9:00pm

Come join us every Monday evening to share in the joy of singing together. Singers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to bring favorite songs to work on together. Come any Monday that you can make it — no commitment is required!

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Email Sally Willig: swillig2@optimum.net.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

The Attention Fix
With Paula Moraine

Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm

Paula Moraine, M.Ed. has been a Waldorf class teacher and administrator, a tutor for elementary, high school, and college students, as well as a university adjunct, mentor, coach, and adult educator in teacher training programs in the US, Germany, and Scotland. Paula’s book, Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions: The Attention Fix has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, and Finnish. She is currently in private practice in Maryland.

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

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, November 7, 2:30-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through December 19. 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.

Schedule notes: There will be no Open Studio on October 10, 17, 31, or November 28. Extended holiday hours: We will be open 11:00am-4:30pm on December 5, 12, and 19.

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 Fall’s Harvest
With Chris Marlow

Saturday, November 8, 9:00am-3:00pm

In this introduction to plant dyeing, you will experience colors that can come as gifts of nature. We will be using some of our harvest from the dye garden: dried flowers, roots and nuts. We will learn how to mordant wool fiber and create dye pots. Each participant will take home wool yarn and fiber in a beautiful palette of fall colors.

Chris Marlow, co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio, graduated from the first Applied Arts Cycle in 1999. She was a handwork teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 15 years and at the West Side Community School, a charter school in New York City, for two years.

Fee: $70 (includes materials).

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

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Open House

Sunday, November 9, 11:15am-1:00pm

The Seminary of the Christian Community invites you to an Open House.

This year’s seminary students will present their work on this festive occasion. All are welcome.

Location: 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Please contact Rev. Bastiaan Baan at 845-356-0972 or a.b.baan@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Fall Open Days

Thursday, November 13: Elementary Open Day
Thursday, November 20: Early Childhood Open Day

Is Waldorf teaching in your future? Would you like to explore what it means to be a Waldorf early childhood educator or class teacher and to learn how Sunbridge approaches Waldorf teacher education?

Our Open Days are perfect opportunities for prospective Sunbridge students to visit while classes are in session and to talk directly with program directors, students and faculty. We invite you to join us this fall!

Schedule: Open Day runs from early morning through early afternoon.

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

“Explore the Role of Money
in Your Own Life Story”:
A Short Experimental Workshop
with Jennifer Brooks Quinn &
Bernard C. Murphy CFP®

Saturday, November 15, 10:00am-1:00pm

This workshop invites you to discover the role money has played in your biography; to see what your relationship to money is now and explore potential ways you may want to transform it. The workshop will provide you with the opportunity to ask yourself questions that can open doors to give you insights into how you want to work with money in the future. This workshop is for people of all ages and income brackets.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn and Bernard C. Murphy CFP® will, through conversation and the arts, guide an exploratory trip into this vast arena. At the end of this workshop we will hold a short conversation to determine whether there is interest in holding future events.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a biographical counselor with a practice in Spring Valley and Brooklyn. She has been the co-director of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at both Sunbridge College and The Brooklyn Waldorf School. She offers workshops and courses in Latin America, China and the US. She is also a high school teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School.

Bernard C. Murphy is a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner™. He has worked in the area of finance for more than twenty years, including fifteen in Triform Camphill Community and seven as the President/CEO of Camphill Foundation. Bernard is currently the principal of Dovetail Financial.

Fee: There will be a nominal suggested contribution of $20 per participant to help defray costs.

Location: Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Information: Contact Bernard Murphy (bernardmu@gmail.com or 917-464-3736) or Jennifer Brooks Quinn (jbrooksquinn@gmail.com or 845-356-6389).

To register: To pre-register on line, click here. Pre-registration is not required.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

November 18, December 2
7:30pm

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

November 18
The Transformation of Sacrifice
Rev. Oliver Steinrueck

December 2
Consecrating the Family
Rev. Richard Dancey

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

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Old and New Forms of Initiation
with Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Friday, November 21–Monday, November 24

Although the twentieth century brought human consciousness to an unprecedented focus on material phenomena, it was also the moment in which new capacities for esoteric experience began to dawn for many individuals, both spontaneously and through the public availability of disciplined self-training. At the publication of his new book, Old and New Mysteries, Bastiaan Baan will offer this Open Course at the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America to explore what initiation into the spiritual world means in our time; we will seek to identify its manifestations in the lives of our contemporaries and in our own biographies.

Friday, November 21
7:30-9:00pm: Lecture 1: Renewal of the Mysteries at the Church

Saturday, November 22
8:00am: Breakfast at the Seminary
9:00am: The Act of Consecration of Man at the Church
10:00am: Workshop at the Seminary
11:30am-1:00pm: Bible Study at the Seminary
7:30-9:00pm: Lecture 2: Traces of Ancient Mysteries in Modern Life at the Church

Sunday, November 23
9:00am: Breakfast at the Seminary
10:00am: The Act of Consecration of Man at the Church
11:30am-1:00pm: Lecture 3: Life as a Path toward Initiation at the Church
7:30-9:00pm: Lecture 4: The Four Trials in Modern Life at the Church

Monday, November 24
8:00am: The Act of Consecration of Man at the Church
9:00am: Breakfast at the Seminary
10:00am: Workshop at the Seminary
11:30am-1:00pm: Bible Study at the Seminary
7:30-9:00pm: Lecture 5: Confrontation with Evil as a Hindrance and a Help at the Church

Rev. Bastiaan Baan is Director of the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America.

Cost: $150 for the complete course. Lectures may be attended as a series or separately; suggested donation $10-$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 contact Rev. Bastiaan Baan at 845-356-0972 or a.b.baan@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Raising Sexually Intelligent Kids
in a Hyper-Sexualized World
With Marnie Goldenberg

Monday, December 1, 7:30pm

Marnie Goldenberg lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner and 2 kids. Her work focuses on supporting parents, caregivers, and professionals in raising sexually intelligent kids. Marnie is trained as a lawyer, with a special interest in Child Advocacy and Health, and she has had an extensive career working in the non-profit sector, including Planned Parenthood of Toronto. Her website is www.sexplainer.com.

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

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Finding Emotional Healing
Through Philosophy, Spiritual
Science, and Christianity
A Presentation by Michael Ronall

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30pm

The thought is father to the feeling. ~ Rudolf Steiner

Consciously or not, every human being longs for emotional balance. Philosophy — systematically paying attention to what we pay attention to — can bring our moods into order and tranquility, so that they may serve rather than distract and obstruct our everyday cognition and volition. Spiritual Science in our time has extended this inquiry to supersensible insight, which, in the words of its originator, Rudolf Steiner, can teach the student of higher worlds to “steer his own ship on a secure course through the waves of life.” Christianity fulfills those who seek the ultimate source of meaning in that unique living being Who accompanies all our joys and sorrows, granting every individual petitioner “peace, not as the world gives peace.”

We will look at select features of these guiding methods (the word means path in ancient Greek), whose mutually supporting traditions offer resolution to our perplexities, pains, and frustrations: How does each inner practice find meaning in the oscillations of attractions and aversions that continually destabilize us even as they enrich our lives? What trials do these three paths to healing ask us to navigate? What reward does each promise us, that is at once both earned and a gift of grace? How can they enhance our earthly passage, and by extension, those of our neighbors?

Michael Ronall has been exploring these paths for forty years.

Admission: Free. Donations to the Christian Community are welcome.

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 Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
A Midwinter Chekhov Intensive
with Laurie Portocarerro

January 5-11

This midwinter retreat, designed for actors with some training in the techniques of Michael Chekhov, will focus on partner interaction, scene atmospheres, and gesture work. Over five full days, students will work together with scenes or a one-act play (probably by Thornton Wilder or Anton Chekhov) to deepen their experience of the basics of Michael Chekhov's technique. The emphasis on ensemble work, and the immersive workshop setting, make this a unique opportunity to go further with work begun in introductory classes.

The intensive will end with a Sunday afternoon public performance in Threefold Auditorium, allowing class members to refine their skills on stage before an audience.

Fee: $495.

Information, and to register: Please visit this page for a complete course description and link to online registration.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl:
A Year-Long Course in
Artistic Fiber Crafts
Led by Chris Marlow
& Sono Kuwayama

10 Saturdays, January-December 2015
First meeting: January 24

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 24, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 6, September 13, October 24, November 14, and December 5.

Tuition: $895, including materials.

Information, and to Register: For more information, call 845-425-2891, email information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit this page. Click here to download a printable registration form.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend
With Anna Silber

Friday, February 13-Saturday, February 14, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled, experiential workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf education. With Anna Silber, Director of Education at Sunbridge Institute, and Harlan Gilbert, Math Teacher at Green Meadow High School, plus eurythmy faculty.

Schedule: Waldorf Weekend runs 7:00-9:00pm Friday evening and 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday.

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

Fee: $175.

To register: Click here for further details and the registration form. For more information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.

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