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Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Products Sale

Wednesday-Friday, December 7-9, 2:00-5:00pm

The Pfeiffer Center's own-made biodynamic herb teas, salves, and lightroot herb salt will be available for sale at the Hungry Hollow Co-op. These very special hand-made products make wonderful holiday gifts — and be sure to treat yourself, too!

All proceeds from this sale benefit the Pfeiffer Center's educational programs.

Location: Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120 or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Holiday Sale Days

Friday, December 9 & 16, 11:00am-4:30pm

Visit the Fiber Craft Studio for beautiful and unique hand-made gifts: Plant-dyed yarns, knitting kits, and more, as well as refreshments and merrymaking.

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

Charles Dickens’
“A Christmas Carol”
Performed by David Anderson

Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm

Come gather by the Yuletide fire in Main House Living Room and lose yourself in an “Amazing one-man show . . . what Dickens intended all along!” (The Independent).

Through drama and masterful storytelling, David Anderson performs the story exactly as Dickens wrote it, giving the audience not only the dialogue (in multiple London accents) but the descriptive passages as well. Anderson’s rendition, directed by Ted Pugh, is a modern revival of Dickens’ own manner of storytelling.

David Anderson is a founder and Executive Artistic Director of Walking the dog Theater, a professional not-for-profit theater company based in Columbia County, NY.

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

Tickets: Sliding scale, $0-$30. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Walking the dog Theater's Free Culture Initiative.

Information: Abigail Dancey: abcardan@gmail.com.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Seeing Christ through
Twentieth-Century Art
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan,
Rev. Patrick Kennedy,
& Regine Kurek

Monday, December 12–Friday, December 16

Looking back to the twentieth century, we see mankind go collectively through a profound crisis. We entered a dark abyss. Out of the darkness Christ revealed himself anew. Traces of this event are reflected in the art and artists who lived through it.

In this course we will learn to see these traces.

Regine Kurek is Director, Arscura School for the Development of Art in the Healing and Social Fields in Toronto. Of this workshop she says, “The artistic process in this course does not require any previous art experience but complements the theme of the week in a simple hands-on art process. I hope that through this participants will have an experience of what is being studied, through their own creative process.”

Visitors are invited to participate in the full daily program of the priest training.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day. Enrollment is limited to 20 guests. Only a few spaces remaining!

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley
End of Term Festivals

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm

Join us for a showing of the pieces our students have worked on throughout the fall term. This festival is a wonderful opportunity to glimpse the work done in the eurythmy training.

Tickets: Donations welcome.

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

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


Sponsored Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Family Christmas Festival

Sunday, December 18, 3:00pm

Join us for this year's Community Family Christmas Festival. The joy and quiet of the season will be shared through story, singing, poetry and eurythmy.

Admission: Free. Donations welcome.

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Shepherds Play

Tuesday, 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 by staging The Shepherds Play, which 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: Call Christa Lynch: 845-352-5020 x122.


Sponsored by the Otto Specht School

Community Spiral of Light

Wednesday, December 21, 5:00-7:00pm

To honor the shortest day and welcome the return of the light, all are welcome to walk the Otto Specht School's spiral of light in Main House.

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

Information: Contact Paige Hartsell: ahartsell@ottospecht.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Independent Training Course

First block of new course: January 8-21
Deadline to apply: December 9

Consider a life in eurythmy!

This winter, we are are beginning a new class in our Frontier Part-Time Training, which has been a doorway for many devoted eurythmy friends to start their professional training in eurythmy. The Frontier program is ideal for those who want to begin their studies in professional eurythmy while honoring other existing commitments. The format also works well for those who live at a distance, as they attend the School of Eurythmy for study blocks during the year. Between blocks, students work on their own at home, with a local eurythmist as their mentor. The Frontier Part-Time Training focuses on the first year of the full-time training, learned over a two-year period of time.

Unlike the full-time training, we don't offer a new Frontier class every year, so if you've been thinking about beginning the eurythmy training, this is your best opportunity to enroll in our new part-time training program.

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


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

The Agriculture Course:
An Intensive Study of the Origins
and Future of Biodynamics

2017 Focus: Nettle & Valerian,
Healing Plants for the Earth and Humanity

Friday, January 13-Monday, January 16

The Pfeiffer Center's 2017 midwinter intensive study of biodynamics offers participants an in-depth examination of two plants used in making biodynamic preparations: nettle and valerian. Through a combination of lectures, artistic activities, practical experiences, observation exercises, and conversation we will investigate what qualities give these humble plants their powerful medicinal healing powers.

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. Join us!

For updated information about the program and online registration, please visit this page.


Sponsored by Seminary of the Christian Community in North America
& The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

Like Moths to a Flame:
Reality, Virtual Reality
and Higher Reality—
Winter Conference for Young Adults

January 13-16

Netflix bingeing, video gaming, porn addiction, Facebook and texting — these things are absorbing the time and attention of human beings at levels beyond any past-time or entertainment ever has — or could. Electric light, especially expressed through screens, challenges our existence as never before.

How do we learn what these things really are? Are they a tool that serves us — or is it the other way around? What capacities are they challenging us to develop?

During this conference we will look deeply into these technologies, their nature and power to allure and then turn towards the capacities we can develop to navigate this new terrain.

Capacities like the muscle of appreciation: The power of active interest, wonder and awe before the natural world — and the virtual ones we have created. Capacities like empathy — a bridge from heart to heart: The power to truly know someone in their humanity, and not use or see someone as an object. Capacities like awakening to the higher light: The power to see beyond the "fallen light" of electricity and even the light that streams from the sun, to see the glory that permeates and illumines all of life.

By developing these capacities, rather than feeling captured away from our life, we can feel strengthened for life. Our relationships and health can improve; a deep joy can enter our being. Only this kind of inner, spiritual evolution of the human being will give us the tools we need to freely navigate these new realities.

We will have presentations on the theme, open conversations, group activities and games as well as a Café Night with open mic.

This conference is an initiative of Project Human Being, a collaboration between Paul K. Chappell and Patrick Kennedy.

Paul K. Chappell travels widely and lectures on waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. He is a graduate of West Point and an Iraq War veteran.

Patrick Kennedy has been participating in and leading youth conferences in the US and Europe for the past twenty years. He is a director and teacher at the Seminary of the Christian Community in Spring Valley, NY.

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

Suggested Donation: Sliding scale of $50-$125. No one should stay away because of finances!

Information, and to register: This conference is open to people ages 18-28. Questions? Contact Patrick Kennedy at cckennedy2006@gmail.com. Click here to register.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education
With Anna Silber

Friday, January 27-Saturday, January 28

Sunbridge Waldorf Weekends are open to all, but are especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members, including teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, and board members. Past attendees have also included students of education, public and private school teachers, and homeschooling parents.

Anna Silber is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served there as a member of the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support.

Schedule: Waldorf Weekend runs 7:00-9:00pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:30pm on Saturday.

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

Fee: $195 with online registration. Includes snacks, lunch, and non-refundable $25 registration fee.

Information, and to register: Click here for further details and the registration form. For more information, email info@sunbridge.edu or call 845-425-0055 x20.


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 2017
First meeting: January 28

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 28, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 3, September 9, October 21, November 18, and December 2.

Tuition: $905, including materials.

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

The Work of the Teacher Development Committee: A Pedagogical Leadership Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 9:00am-5:30pm

A one-day workshop for pedagogical chairs, faculty chairs, section chairs, and committee members. Topics covered will include Faculty Development, Mentoring, and Evaluations.

Faculty: Sabine Kully, Faculty Chair and high school eurythmy teacher at The Waldorf School of Garden City (NY); Karen Crandall, veteran class teacher at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, NY; and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute.

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

Fee: $175 with online registration. Includes snacks, lunch, and non-refundable $25 registration fee.

Information, and to register: Click here for further details and the registration form. For more information, email info@sunbridge.edu or call 845-425-0055 x20.


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

East Coast Singing Training
With Christiaan Boele

Session 2: February 23-26
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 2 or 3 even if they did not attend Session 1.

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 Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Healings in the Gospel of Luke
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Dr. Hans van Delden

Monday, February 27–Friday, March 3

Visitors are invited to participate in the full daily program of the priest training.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

“It’s About Time”
Annual Benefit & Auction

Saturday, March 25, 6:30-11:00pm

This decades-themed party will kick off in Rose Hall with a music showcase featuring faculty, then transition to the High School, where four rooms will harken back to the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s with retro vibes, music, food, and silent auction.

All funds raised from this benefit will initiate Green Meadow's first endowment fund.

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

Tickets: $50.

Information: Contact Lynne Wu at 845-356-2514 x304 or lwu@gmws.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Finding Our True Self
Through the Christ
With Deborah Ravetz
and Rev. Tom Ravetz

Monday, April 3–Friday, April 7

Visitors are invited to participate in the full daily program of the priest training.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Applied Arts Program
10th Cycle

Begins July 24

This four-year part-time program 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.

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