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Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Farm Stand

Friday, August 16, 12:00-4:00pm

Every Friday from noon to 4:00pm, stop by the Hand & Hoe for fresh-picked, biodynamically raised produce and herbs grown in the fields and gardens of the Pfeiffer Center and the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm. A farmer will be on hand to assist you.

Before or after shopping at the Farm Stand, be sure to stop upstairs for fresh bread, granola, Duryea Farm milk, and a home-made lunch at the Hand & Hoe’s weekly café. Don’t miss their hand-made gifts and toys, plus books, gems, and other treasures.

Location: The Fellowship Community’s Hand & Hoe, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Summer Refresher Courses for Eurythmists

Week Two: Monday, August 19-Friday, August 23

Eurythmy Spring Valley is delighted to offer two weeks of pedagogy for third- and fourth-year students of eurythmy and professional eurythmists. The theme for both weeks is the heart of childhood: the nine-year change through 7th grade.

Week Two: August 19-23
John Holmes, from Kimberton Waldorf School, will present the nine and twelve-year thresholds, and how to understand children’s movement in these stages. John articulates a clear picture of the developmental, therapeutic/hygienic reasons for the pedagogical approaches he presents, offering an invaluable foundation for teaching at any stage.

Each week will provide a review of pedagogical forms and their relevance in this period of childhood, and themes from the curriculum, especially adaptable for use in eurythmy. Practicing teachers will have time to demonstrate and share materials and consider together the challenges of the twenty-first-century child in eurythmy.

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

Information, and to enroll: Call 845-352-5020 x113, email info@eurythmy.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, August 23, 12:00-2:00pm

Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Bring your questions and projects for consultation. We use natural fibers, such as wool, cotton, and silk, dyed with plants, many of them grown in the Studio's biodynamic dye garden. 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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Film Screening
School’s Out: Lessons from
a Forest Kindergarten

Friday, August 30, 10:00am-noon

Please join us for a screening of School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten, an award-winning documentary film by Lisa Molomot and Rona Richter.

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

Fee: Free and open to the public. This film is suitable for adults only; childcare provided for children ages 3 and up.

Information, and to RSVP: Contact GMWS Forest Preschool Teacher Jessica Oswald at joswald@gmws.org. RSVP required.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Enrolling a New First-Year Class at Eurythmy Spring Valley

Starts in September

We're excited to announce the opening of a brand-new first-year class in September 2019. This course is open to all applicants who want to begin a professional training in eurythmy in the English language. Our fall semester curriculum commences with an exploration in the basic elements of speech eurythmy and an invigorating block of rod exercises, surrounded by introductory courses in anthroposophy, biodynamic gardening, creative speech, music studies, poetics, and others that support first steps in eurythmy.

Location: Eurythmy Spring Valley, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Performance Project 2019 for Professional Eurythmists

September 4-October 9
Application Deadline: August 15

The ESV Performance Project 2019 is a unique opportunity for professional eurythmists to experience bringing dynamic tone and speech eurythmy pieces to fruition over a four-week period, then performing it regionally in different venues. The project has been designed for those wishing to experience a short artistic intensive into the singing qualities of different string instruments, the essence of choral eurythmy, and the awakening elements of contemporary poetry.

Location: Eurythmy Spring Valley, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley Postgraduate Program

Starts in September
Application Deadline: July 15

The full-year Postgraduate Program will focus on English speech eurythmy, the deepening of tone eurythmy elements, and the stage art of eurythmy, leading to a year-end performance, and a short local tour.

Location: Eurythmy Spring Valley, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

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


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Preparing Your Hives for Winter
With Bill Day

Saturday, September 7, 9:00am-1:00pm

Labor Day to Thanksgiving is the time to make sure your hives have everything they need to survive the winter months and meet the spring ready to build up and thrive.

In this half-day workshop, Pfeiffer Center beekeeper Bill Day will share his checklist for winter readiness, the reasoning behind it, and how to apply it. Weather permitting, most of our time will be spent at the hives in the Pfeiffer Center garden. You will leave this workshop with clear guidelines for evaluating your hives, and steps to take to prepare them for the coming winter.

Bill Day has been keeping bees for fifteen years. He is the beekeeper and beekeeping instructor at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Chorus with Jordan Seavey

Six Mondays Starting September 9, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting November 4, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting January 13, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting March 9, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting April 20, 4:00-5:15pm

Do you love to sing? Come use your voice among friends, in harmony, in a fun and supportive environment! Students will sing songs from a variety of cultures while learning about music reading, vocal technique, and music theory. No previous experience necessary. Grades 4 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Jordan Seavey: jseavey@gmws.org. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Spanish for Middle-Schoolers
with Vicki Larson

Six Mondays Starting September 9, 4:00-5:15pm

In this immersion course for students who have some knowledge of Spanish, we will read one or more age-appropriate graphic novels together in Spanish, improving pronunciation, developing vocabulary, and deepening reading and listening comprehension in Spanish. Grades 6-8.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Vicki Larson: vlarson@gmws.org. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Capoeira with Rafael Texeira

Six Tuesdays Starting September 10, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting November 5, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting January 7, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting March 3, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting April 21, 4:00-5:30pm

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It is tons of fun, and builds strength, focus, and coordination. Grades 1 and up.

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

Fee: $150 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Rafael Texeira: cnc.ny.usa@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Chess with Danilo Cuellar

Six Wednesdays Starting September 11, 4:00-5:30pm

We will be using a large demonstration chessboard to illustrate various topics including tactics, strategy, and the nuances of positional understanding. There will also be ample time for the kids to play casual games with each other with focused assistance from the instructor. We will learn the basics and delve into more complex topics for those students who demonstrate interest and aptitude. Grades 2 and up.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Danilo Cuellar: danilokipu@yahoo.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Waldorf 100 Celebrations
with Chieh DeJong

Six Wednesdays Starting September 11, 4:00-6:00pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education with arts, crafts, and other projects honoring this special milestone and the vision of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education. Fun, food, and festivity, with a party during the final class on October 23. Grades 2 and up.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Orchestra for String Players
with Jacqueline Stern

Six Wednesdays Starting September 11, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Wednesdays Starting November 6, 4:00-5:15pm

Build and enjoy your instrumental technique and ensemble skills, playing music of classical and folk traditions, with some improvisation work. Jacqueline Stern is an experienced teacher of orchestra and stringed instruments and a performing cellist. Enrolled students should be taking private lessons on their instruments. Grades 5, 6, and 7.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Jacqueline Stern: jstern@gmws.org. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Beginners Knitting
with Chris Marlow

Three Thursdays: September 12, 19, & 26, 9:30-11:30am

Learn how to knit using plant-dyed wool yarn.

Fee: $120.

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 this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
KEVA Planks: The Making of an Architect!
with Leslie Laboriel

Six Thursdays Starting September 12, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting November 7, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting January 16, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting March 5, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting April 23, 4:00-5:15pm

KEVA Planks are cuboid maple wood block toys for all ages, from preschoolers to architects. Children discover the joy of creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions. Powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)! Grades 1 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Leslie Laboriel: services@trajectup.com . For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
American Sign Language (ASL)
with Pat Noel-Rivera

Six Thursdays Starting September 12, 4:15-5:30pm

ASL is considered an accredited foreign language at schools across the US and is valuable not just for communicating with the Deaf community but also for communicating in crowds, noisy situations, and emergencies. It has its own unique syntax and is fun to learn. Ms. Noel-Rivera is a Deaf ASL Instructor who has worked at the NY School for the Deaf in White Plains since 2006. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Pat Noel-Rivera: pmv@aol.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Textile Design and Sewing
with Kei Zemlicka

Six Fridays Starting September 13, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting November 1, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting January 10, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting March 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting May 1, 4:00-5:30pm

Join an experienced textile designer to learn lifelong sewing skills and create your own clothing. Grades 2 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Kei Zemlicka: kei.zemlicka@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The One-Year Part-Time
Practical Training in Biodynamics

First Class Meets Saturday, September 14

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to May, the Pfeiffer Center’s One-Year Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers the basic principles and all the timely activities of biodynamic agriculture through the seasons.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by The Hungry Hollow Co-op

Hungry Hollow Co-op
Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 14, 10:00am-4:00pm
Rain or Shine

At the Co-op’s 26th Annual Harvest Festival, you will find • local farmers and food producers • children’s activities • free samples • apple cider pressing • popcorn and cotton candy • local organic food on the grill • live music • hayrides • nature walks • and more!

Free admission and parking!

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

Information: Call 845-356-3319.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Tag Sale

Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, September 22, 12:00-3:00pm

Come for a huge selection of household goods, clothing, gardening paraphernalia, camping and sports equipment, books, and other useful items.

Drop-off times: Please bring your unneeded, outgrown, duplicate, or never-used items to the church basement on Wednesdays (5:00-7:00pm) and Sundays (11:45am-1:15pm). Large items will be accepted in the afternoon on Friday, September 20, and early on the Tag Sale days. Please, no older electronics, tapes, etc.

All proceeds benefit the Christian Community Church.

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

Information: Call 845-573-9080 or email christiancommunitysv@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Otto Specht School

Otto Specht School Community 5K

Saturday, September 21

In the spirit of the Waldorf 100 Marathon around the World project, the Otto Specht School presents a 5K race through the Threefold and Fellowship communities.

Save the date and lace your sneakers up!

Information, including registration for runners and sponsorship opportunities: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Waldorf 100 and the Future

Saturday, September 21
Program: 7:00-9:00pm
Reception: 9:00-10:00pm

Keynote speakers: John Wulsin, Waldorf Green Meadow Waldorf School faculty emeritus, and Nathaniel Williams, Free Columbia Co-founder.

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

Admission: Free. Seating is limited.

Information: Contact Lynne Wu: lwu@gmws.org or 845-356-2514 x304.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Art of Clothing:
A Year-Long Course
Led By Miho Suzuki

10 Saturdays, September 2019-June 2020
Starts Saturday, September 28

Empowering individuality and sustainability in garment making.

We will design and sew garments using four natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool, and silk) to create four items for a complete outfit. Drafting simple patterns and sewing by hand (with some machine sewing) will give us an opportunity for meditative work and a chance to center ourselves. Throughout the year we will experience different sewing techniques, plant dyeing, embroidery, and nuno felting to create our own unique fabric for our garments.

Schedule: The course meets on ten Saturdays, 9:00am-5:00pm: September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14, January 25, February 29, March 21, April 25, May 30, and June 27.

Tuition: $995 includes some materials.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Part-Time Training

First Block: Sunday, September 29-Friday, October 11

For over a decade, we have been offering a part-time program as a doorway to begin a professional training in eurythmy. We are very excited to announce that in September 2019, we are opening a new Frontier class. This is an ideal program for those who would like to pursue studies leading to a career in eurythmy, while honoring other existing commitments. The Frontier can also be taken as a stand-alone program for the opportunity it offers in deepening a path of personal growth.

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

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Fall Fair

Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-4:00pm

Now in its fourth decade, the Fall Fair is a beloved annual event offering seasonal children's activities including a hayride, face painting, caramel apples, pumpkin carving, candle dipping, a zipline, obstacle course, and much more, as well as delicious organic food from the grill. Carefully curated vendors from around the region sell woolen items for children and adults, organic skin care, handmade jewelry, handcrafted wooden toys, raw honey, and much more!

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

Admission: Admission and parking are free; activity tickets are $1; food prices vary.

Information: Visit this page, or contact Lynne Wu, Director of Development, at 845-356-2514 x304 or lwu@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Alchemy of Fibers & Plants:
A Dye Workshop
with Chris Marlow and Miho Suzuki

Saturday, October 12, 9:00am-1:00pm

Each fiber accepts color in a unique way and requires its own preparation. Each dye material also has its own qualities and needs; knowing the ways of each will enable us to develop our dyeing skills.

Fee: $120.

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 this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, October 16

Theme: Exploring Waldorf Education, Teaching, and Teacher Education. With Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, and the staff of Sunbridge Institute.

Please Note: Open Day is an adult-only event.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Sixth Annual
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Saturday, October 26

Save the date and make plans now to be a part of our annual benefit dinner. It’s great food and fellowship — and more! The Silent Auction and Raffle give you a chance to bring home unique Pfeiffer Center-related items while supporting our work.

Watch this space for details!

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Cooking for Kids
with Chieh DeJong

Six Wednesdays Starting November 6, 4:00-6:00pm
Six Wednesdays Starting April 22, 4:00-6:00pm

Learn to cook with an experienced chef! This class will offer an introduction to knife skills and cooking methods including baking, steaming, sautéeing, broiling, and boiling. All ingredients are organic and we’ll focus on fresh, local, and seasonal. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Annual
Teachers Conference

Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9

This year’s theme: Addressing Sensory Development in the School-Age Child: Approaching the Twelve Senses as an Essential Tool for Teachers, featuring keynote speaker Adam Blanning, MD.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Beekeeping for the Future
With Bill Day

Saturday, November 16, 9:00am-5:00pm

If you are thinking about getting honeybees next spring, now is the time to prepare. This one-day workshop will address questions all aspiring beekeepers need to ask as they prepare to embark on this spiritual yet profoundly nature-bound journey. For beekeepers with one or two years’ experience, this workshop is a great opportunity to take stock, ask questions, and learn new perspectives.

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

Fee: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Theatre Arts with Chieh DeJong

Six Wednesdays Starting January 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Six Wednesdays Starting March 4, 4:00-6:00pm

The Theatre Arts course will teach children acting, long-form improv, comedy writing, scene work, and sketch comedy. Students will learn to think on their feet. At the end of the six-week session, the actors will perform their own original improvisations with their own creative costumes, props, and scenic design. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Pedagogical
Leadership Workshop

Friday, January 24-Saturday, January 25

Theme: Planning and Creating a Mixed-Age Waldorf Grade School: Methods and Strategies for Sustainability and Success, with lead instructor Jody Spanglet, MSEd, of Ashwood Waldorf School.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend:
Experiential Workshop

Friday, January 24-Saturday, January 25

Theme: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education, with lead instructor Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, of Sunbridge Institute.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, February 12

Theme: Exploring Waldorf Education, Teaching, and Teacher Education. With Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, and the staff of Sunbridge Institute.

Please Note: Open Day is an adult-only event.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Subject
Teachers Conference

Friday, February 28-Saturday, February 29

This year’s theme: Collaboration, Classroom Management, Child Development, and More: A Toolbox for Subject Teachers, featuring keynote speaker Jeannine Davis, MSEd, of The Waldorf School of Garden City.

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

Information: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Conscious Beekeeping:
Practical Organic Approaches
for Healthy Bees and
Growing Apiaries
With Bill Day

Friday, April 24, 2:00-5:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday’s half-day workshop especially for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; a discussion of “alternative” hive styles; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.

The full-day Saturday workshop will present and discuss practical, biodynamically oriented approaches to meeting our honeybee’s present-day challenges by creating conditions in which they can thrive and flourish.

Weather permitting, both sessions will include visits to the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where techniques discussed in the classroom will be demonstrated.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55 for the Friday session, $95 for the Saturday workshop.

Information, and to register: For the Friday workshop, visit this page; for the Saturday workshop, visit this page


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Grow Your Apiary Naturally with Splits and Swarms
With Bill Day

Saturday, May 9, 9:00am-1:00pm

Get off the package treadmill! In the spring, any healthy hive can be made into two. This workshop will show how anyone who has hives can propagate them by making splits and catching swarms.

Weather permitting, much of this half-day workshop will take place in the apiary of the Pfeiffer Center garden, where the techniques we discuss will be demonstrated.

You will leave this workshop with the skills and knowledge needed to make a split and catch a swarm.

Bill Day has been keeping bees for fifteen years. He is the beekeeper and beekeeping instructor at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.

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