Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 28, 10:00am-5:00pm, Rain or Shine

Celebrate nature’s gifts and fiber transformation • participate in fiber craft activities, including spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and plant dyeing • bid for unique hand-crafted gifts at the Silent Auction • see our work at the Studio Store and display • take in a puppet show • and enjoy delicious food at the Japanese fusion food corner.

Indoor and outdoor activities!

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 our website.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

Next Volunteer Day: Friday, June 2, 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 are: June 2 & 23, July 7 & 21, and August 4.

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


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, June 2, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on every Friday afternoon through June 23 (except May 26) 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.

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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley
Class of 2017
Graduation Performance

Saturday, June 3, 8:00pm

Our fourth-year class presents their graduation performance at Threefold Auditorium for family, friends, and all who have supported them on this incredible journey! Our eight students in the "LL" Class hail from China, Germany, Canada and the United States. The program will include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Rudolf Steiner, Edith Sitwell, Mary Oliver, Antonin Dvorak’s Dumky Trio, a beautiful Brothers Grimm fairytale, "The Nixie of the Mill-Pond," 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.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information, and to reserve seats: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Excerpts from the ESV
Graduation Performance
of the Class of 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 4:30pm

For those unable to attend the graduation performance of the ESV class of 2017, this afternoon event will provide an opportunity to experience their culminating work. Please join us for a color-filled afternoon.

Location: The Goethe Room at Hill Top House, The Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Spring End-of-Term Festival

Thursday, June 8, 7:30pm

As another school year comes to a close, our students are pleased to share with us the fruits of their labors. It is here that we glimpse at the work that has prepared them to step into the next year. Please join us for this demonstration of their work during the spring term, at the close of our training year.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Movie Night:
“Seed: The Untold Story”

Friday, June 9, 7:30-9:30

From director Taggart Siegel (Queen of the Sun; The Real Dirt on Farmer John), SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Pfeiffer Center Head Gardener Megan Durney will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Bill Day: 845-352-5020 x124 or billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community
The Threefold Community presents

The Hungry Hollow
Family Music Festival

Saturday, June 10, 11:00am-6:00pm

Scheduled artists include 3-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin, The Tyler Pearce Project, and many more to be announced.

Also on tap . . . organic food, crafts, vendors, children's activities, and a Beatles Singalong!

Proceeds from this event will benefit educational and eldercare initiatives in the Threefold Community.

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

Tickets: Adults $15; Children (ages 6-17), $10; Family Pack (admits 2 adults and 3 children), $40; children 5 and under are free.

Information: Call Skip Herman at 845-664-4411.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Summer Eurythmy Week
Exploring Eurythmy in Nature
and in the Inner Life of Soul

Sunday-Friday, June 18-23

Come herald in the summer with a rejuvenating week of eurythmy! ESV faculty members Natasha Moss and Sea-Anna Vasilas will lead the course, weaving themes between the outer world of nature and the inner life of soul, augmented by singing with Shannon Boyce. Nature is resplendent with poetry, especially in the spring, when the beauty of the world reveals itself everywhere. We will explore the elements of speech eurythmy in nature, working with poets who sought to exemplify the creative forces that live behind the world of our senses. Come explore music as it sings through the movement of the human body and discover the brilliance found within the essential elements of tone eurythmy, complemented by the joyful work of uncovering the voice through singing. Beginners very welcome!

Course fee: $400 if paid by registration date of June 9; $450 after.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Sunshine Summer Day Camp
for Children Ages 3-7

Four weeks, June 19-July 14

At Sunshine Summer Day Camp, children experience the joy and wonders of childhood through outdoor play as well as activities such as coloring, water play (baby pool or sprinkler), craft making, bubbles, chalk, walking through the forest and field, morning circle time, singing and stories. An organic snack is served in the morning.

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

Schedule: Four weeks are available: June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, and July 10-14. Camp days run from 8:15am to 1:00pm.

Fee: $350 per week, or $300 per week for more than 2 weeks of camp or for siblings. Scholarships may be available upon request.

Information, and to register: Please contact Melissa Barton at 845-642-2476 or melissabarton2@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2017

June 25-July 28

This summer's line-up includes 19 professional development and general interest courses and workshops on topics in Waldorf education from early childhood through high school, plus leadership and the arts, presented in a variety of formats to meet everyone's needs.

We've added some great new titles (The Urban Waldorf Kindergarten; Working with Parents; and The Power of Folk Dancing in Grades 1-6, to name a few), while still offering such traditional favorites as Collaborative Leadership and our Approaching the Grades courses (with Gary Banks introducing an innovative twist for Grades Seven and Eight). Representing the arts are Painting with Plant-Dyed Wool; Painting in the Grades; and our returning Eurythmy and the Growing Child workshop. We're happy to announce that Nancy Blanning and Motria Shuhan are teaming up to present a professional development course for Waldorf early childhood educators; Stephen Sagarin is leading a team of high school educators in a new course exploring Waldorf high school education; and Margot Amrine is back to teach our popular course on literacy in the early grades. And what would a Sunbridge summer be without our magical Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education and our equally wonderful Waldorf Weekend?

Visit this page for a complete overview of Summer Series 2017.

Information: Contact Helen Lee, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at hlee@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Applied Arts Program:
A Professional and Artistic Training
for the Teaching of Handwork

Tenth Cycle Begins June 26-July 7

This four-year part-time handwork teacher training involves a path of learning and inner development based on the study and practice of anthroposophy, Waldorf education, the arts and the fiber crafts. It is especially designed for those who currently teach or would like to pursue teaching handwork, and would like to engage with others on a similar path in order to deepen, expand, and better articulate the importance of their work.

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

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


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

East Coast Singing Training
With Christiaan Boele

Session 3: July 5-9

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

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

This course is a study in singing from the School of Uncovering the Voice, an artistic impulse first developed by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner. In this work, the singer and the process of singing is viewed holistically, encouraging a natural opening and balancing of the voice.

Newcomers are welcome to join Session 3 even if they did not attend Session 1 or 2.

Christiaan Boele travels the globe year round teaching courses and workshops. He brings profound depth, warmth and humor to his work. His workshops are refreshing, motivating and inspiring for novice and professional singers alike.

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

For more information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce: 646-932-6062 or shannonaliciaboyce@gmail.com. Click here to download a flyer that describes the complete course.


Sponsored by the Social Science Section
& The Council of Anthroposophical Organizations

Finding Our Voice:
A Workshop to Build the Skills for Bridging Anthroposophy and Public Life

Friday, September 15, 3:00-9:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 8:30am-4:30pm

Public life (economic, social, and cultural) is undergoing profound change and upheaval every minute, every day, every decade. These changes create both huge challenges and immense opportunities for the Michael movement on the planet, including many anthroposophically inspired institutions and initiatives. The need to be able to deepen and articulate our core values while continually evolving our practices is becoming clearer every day.

— How do we evolve the work of our institutions, businesses and initiatives to better meet these challenges and opportunities?

— How can we heighten our capacity to discern the working of Michael — and the working of the adversaries — in public life and respond in dynamic and proactive ways?

— How do we create effective collaborations with the wider community of spiritually oriented seekers and doers who are not connected to the anthroposophical movement?

— What are the inner and outer practices that can allow us to creatively and effectively represent anthroposophy and its fruits in the modern world?

We invite you to come together as a learning community with fellow colleagues from the anthroposophical social change movements (Waldorf, Biodynamic, Medical, Artistic, Economic, Social Three-folding . . . ) who are working and struggling every day with questions such as these.

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

Conference fee: $150, or $125 each when registering two or more people from the same organization.

Information, and to register: Email info@admininstitute.net or visit this page.


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 Threefold Educational Foundation

Stand Up and Speak!
With Laurie Portocarrero

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

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 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 Threefold Educational Foundation

Calming the Chaos Within
With Laurie Portocarrero

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

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

What Ails Thee?
With Laurie Portocarrero

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

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 Threefold Educational Foundation

Art of Acting, Art of
Being Together
With Laurie Portocarrero

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

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.

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