Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, February 22, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio at Orchard House on Friday afternoons.

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 The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Children

Sunday, February 24, 10:00am-12:30pm

Make Your Own Bow Drill Kit Part 2

Sunday, March 3, 10:00am-12:30pm

Bow and Arrow Part 1

Sunday, March 17, 10:00am-12:30pm

Bow and Arrow Part 2

Sunday, April 7, 10:00am-12:30pm

Heightening Awareness in the Outdoors

Sunday, April 28, 10:00am-12:30pm

Natural Camouflage, Tracking, and Stalking

Sunday, May 5, 10:00am-12:30pm

Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

Sunday, May 19, 10:00am-12:30pm

Cookout: Open Fire Cooking and Techniques for Cooking Outdoors

Created for children (ages 10-14) who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, sessions explore various methods for surviving and thriving in the wilderness, using what is found in nature. Participants deepen their connection to their intuition and their surroundings, learn life-long skills, and make new friends!

Location: The Nature Place Day Camp, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $260 for all 8 sessions ($100 off), $140 for any 4 sessions ($40 off), or $45 for a single session.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register. Call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com with any questions.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Families

Sunday, February 24, 2:00-4:30pm

Fire and Water

Sunday, March 3 & 17, 2:00-4:30pm

Bowl and Spoon Making Part 1

Sunday, April 7 & 28, 2:00-4:30pm

Bowl and Spoon Making Part 2

Sunday, May 5 & 19, 2:00-4:30pm

Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

These workshops are for families (with children ages 6 and up) wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth, covering the foundations of wilderness skills in a fun, family-oriented way—perhaps even inspiring you to ditch the tent and propane tank on your next family camping trip. This is also a great opportunity to make new family friends that share similar interests!

Due to the hands-on nature of the Family program, each adult must be accompanied by no more than two children. If you are unable to meet this requirement, please contact us to see how we might accommodate your situation.

Location: The Nature Place Day Camp, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $25 per participant, per session. Sign up for all 4 sessions and receive 10% off your family total.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register. Call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com with any questions.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Uncovering the Voice:
A Three-Day Singing Workshop
with Christiaan Boele

Monday-Wednesday, February 25-27
9:35-10:45am & 11:15am-12:25pm each day

After four consecutive years of enthusiastic teaching and joyful singing, Christiaan Boele returns to bring The School of Uncovering the Voice back to our community for a three-day workshop. Out of the artistic impulse developed by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner, Christiaan offers a refreshing, motivating and inspiring approach for the novice and professional alike. All are welcome who long to sing, even those who feel they cannot! No special talent required.

Christiaan Boele trained at conservatories in the Netherlands and Germany and is the leading authority in the Werbeck method. He has devoted his life to The School of Uncovering the Voice, performing, conducting and teaching courses around the globe.

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

Fee: $125 in advance; $150 at the door.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Projective Geometry:
A Dynamic Approach
With Harlan Gilbert

Six Mondays, February 25-April 1, 3:30-5:00pm

This course will explore how the discovery of infinity revolutionized geometry and cosmology, allowing ideals to play into earthly experience. Participants will explore this revolutionary way of thinking and seeing through drawing and discussion.

Entry into the course on March 4 is also possible.

Location: Math Room, Green Meadow High School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $180 ($140 students).

Information, and to register: Contact Harlan Gilbert: hgilbert@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

The Forgiveness of Sin
With Rev. Ben Black

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm

Ben Black is a Christian Community priest in Cologne, Germany.

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

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

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by NAANA

Rhythmical Einreibungen According to Wegman/Hauschka:
An Anthroposophic Nursing Course

Friday-Sunday, March 1-3 & 15-17

Rhythmical Einreibung is a nursing treatment that gently enlivens, warms and nurtures the whole human being through the conscious application of qualities of touch and therapeutic oils. This course for nurses, massage therapists, health care professionals, parents, and caregivers will introduce the theory of rhythmical and life processes through instruction and practice. Topics covered will include: The qualities of rhythmical touch and how to provide them; the meaning of the warmth organism and its importance in therapy; application of the rhythmical qualities in other nursing situations; indications and contraindications of Rhythmical Einreibung; and Rhythmical Einreibung of the sitting back, legs and feet.

Janice Balaskas, RN, is an Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, Rhythmical Einreibungen Specialist and Teacher, and Rhythmical Massage Therapist. She teaches RE in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Judith Brockway-Aventuro, RN, BSN, is an Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, Ehythmical Einreibungen Specialist and Teacher, and Rhythmical Massage Therapist. She teaches RE in the United States.

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

Course fee: $695. NAANA members receive a $25.00 discount on registration.

Information, and to register: For a full description of the course, visit this page, or click here to download a printable registration form.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Maple Sugaring

Saturday, March 2, 12:00-1:00pm & 2:00-3:00pm

Join The Nature Place for our most popular public program, beginning at noon and 2:00pm (it’s so nice, we do it twice!). We’ll learn all about maple trees, discovering what it takes to turn sap into syrup. We’ll then tap a maple tree, taste the sap that drips out, set it boiling over a fire, and enjoy thickened maple syrup over crushed ice. Participants will take home spouts for tapping your very own tree.

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Visit our website, call 845-356-1234, or email camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

The Nature Place Day Camp
Open House

Saturday, March 2, 1:00-2:00pm & 3:00-4:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday, May 11th, 1:00-4:00pm

Come learn more about The Nature Place at our Open House, where you’ll be welcomed by many members of the family in our family-run camp! We’ll take you on a tour, give you a full picture of what we do and why we do it, and answer your questions about the ins and outs of camp.

Location: Meet at the Lower School Building of Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com to set up an appointment in advance.


Sponsored by Lemniscate Arts & Threefold Educational Center

“Steiner” &
“The Circle Widens–
The Working of the Spirit”
Readings of Two New Plays
by Peter Oswald

Saturday, March 2, 7:00-9:30pm
Sunday, March 3, 2:00-5:30pm

About “Steiner”: Around 1870, in his father’s chilly railway station in Pottschach, Austria, 9-year-old Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner beholds the spirit of his aunt emerge from a woodstove, asking him to help her now and in future. This moment began a journey of clairvoyance, questioning and caring which led to the birth of a global movement still active in the world today. Steiner introduces audiences to this extraordinary renaissance man, his time, and the remarkable women who inspired, supported and forwarded his vision.

About “The Circle Widens”: Rudolf Steiner, renaissance man and founder of anthroposophy, wrote four Mystery Dramas between 1910 and 1913. The Circle Widens – The Working of the Spirit is the result of a collaborative exploration to imagine how the saga initiated by Rudolf Steiner might continue.

To learn more about this project, visit this page.

Admission: $25-$50. Visit this page to pre-order tickets.

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

Information: Email barbara@lemniscatearts.org or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

An Introduction to the Lower School

Monday, March 4, 7:00-9:00pm

Hear from our Lower School faculty as they describe the wisdom of our multidimensional approach from grades one through eight, participate in classroom demonstrations, and discover how Waldorf education engages and inspires lifelong learning.

Location: Rose Hall, Green Meadow Waldorf School Arts Building, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Melissa McDonagh: 845-356-2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Projective Geometry:
A Dynamic Approach
With Harlan Gilbert

Five Mondays, March 4-April 1, 3:30-5:00pm

This course will explore how the discovery of infinity revolutionized geometry and cosmology, allowing ideals to play into earthly experience. Participants will explore this revolutionary way of thinking and seeing through drawing and discussion.

Location: Math Room, Green Meadow High School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $180 ($140 students).

Information, and to register: Contact Harlan Gilbert: hgilbert@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

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

Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-4:45pm
Six Wednesdays Starting May 1, 3:15-4:45pm

Join an experienced textile designer to learn lifelong sewing skills and create your own clothing. Ages 8 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.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Fiber Craft with Chieh deJong

Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-5:15pm
Six Wednesdays Starting May 1, 3:15-5:15pm

Students will work with wool: carding and cleaning fleece, plant-dyeing, and wet-felting. Participants will bring home several projects from this process-oriented course. Ages 8-14.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh deJong: cdejong@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Woodworking with
Kemal Lowenthal

Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-5:15pm

Join an experienced woodworker and artist to create a simple, beautiful project to take home. Ages 10-14.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Kemal Lowenthal: klowenthal@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Gardening with Teagan Blackburn

Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-5:15pm
Six Wednesdays Starting May 1, 3:15-5:15pm

Participants will build their horticulture skills in the Children’s Garden across from the Green Meadow campus with an experienced gardener and teacher: planting, harvesting, composting, and more. First grade and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Teagan Blackburn: teaganblackburn@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, March 8, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, May 10, 9:00-11:00am

Join us to learn more about Waldorf education. The morning includes a short video, a campus tour, and a Q&A with our Administrator and several faculty members.

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

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Melissa McDonagh: 845-356-2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, March 8, 2:00-4:30pm

Special demonstration day: Needle felting.

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

After-School Class:
Jewelry with
April Saladino-Kornberg

Six Fridays Starting March 8, 3:15-5:15pm

April has been making jewelry, as well as working artistically in many media, since her teens. She was part of the Green Meadow Waldorf School faculty, in the Handwork department, for 14 years. For her jewelry and craft she uses fiber, beads, metals, and found vintage pieces. Her classes include these for use in beadwork, knotting, and assemblage. Ages 11-18.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact April Saladino-Kornberg: aprilsk15@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Moving Attention:
The Applications of Eurythmy Therapy
With Brigida Baldszun

Saturday, March 9, 9:30-11:30am

Come join us in a lively lecture and workshop to experience the benefits of eurythmy therapy! Brigida Baldszun has a diverse and varied background in eurythmy. She has performed and currently teaches children and adults internationally. For the past three years, she has taught eurythmy therapy at Green Meadow Waldorf School in collaboration with Dr. Gerald Karnow.

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

Admission: $20 / $10 students. Proceeds will benefit the eurythmy therapy program at Green Meadow Waldorf School.

Information, and to register: Call 845-729-0076.


Sponsored by the Steiner School for Speech Arts

The Speaking Word in Waldorf Education:
Artistic Tools and Pedagogical Considerations to Guide Daily Speech Activities: What, Why, How
With Helen Lubin

Saturday, March 16, 9:30am-4:30pm

• exploring the evolving relationship between the spoken word and movement throughout the school years

• furthering this in the classroom, from the participatory movement of the limbs of the younger child, to the inner movement of language in pictures, to the dynamic movement of thinking activity in the older student

• how does this interface with the changing relationship between outer and inner, world and self, in the journey through the school years?

For further age-specific support, individual sessions will be available following the workshop on Saturday as well as on Sunday. All are welcome.

Helen Lubin has been a speech artist/educator in Waldorf classrooms, teacher education and therapeutic practice for 33 years. Created Speech Arts in Waldorf Schools in North America (now in 25th year), for teachers, classes, individual students, staff and parents.

Fee: $65-$90 (sliding scale).

Location: Red Barn Studio, 185A Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to register: Contact Helen Lubin at 916-966-5749 or helenlubin@gmail.com, or click here to download a flier. Please register by March 10.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Adults

Saturday, March 16, 10:00am-4:00pm

Creating Fire by Friction: Build Your Own Bow Drill Kit (and Learn How to Use It!)

Saturday, May 11, 10:00am-4:00pm

Learn to Basket Weave

These workshops cover the foundations of Primitive Living for surviving, thriving, and living more fully with the earth — not just on top of it. Enrolling in all four sessions will give participants a well-rounded breadth of experience in primitive living skills across all seasons here in the Northeast. Participants can also sign up for individual sessions (space permitting).

Location: The Nature Place Day Camp, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $75 per full-day workshop.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register. Call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com with any questions.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fireside Knitting

Saturday, March 16, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us for tea, snack, knitting, and good company at our cozy fundraising event. All proceeds will be put toward the purchase of studio dye equipment.

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

Suggested donation: $10.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble’s Evening Program Performance

Saturday, March 16, 8:00pm

In the Eurythmy Ensemble’s emerging program, we follow a path of initiation that winds its way through many landscapes and atmospheres in search of the wellsprings of life. The program begins with the expansive tones of Peter Sculthorpe’s “Singing Sun,” then plunges into Mary Oliver’s poem “West Wind,” where we hear the call to embrace life with all its dangers and pitfalls, to row the boat with all our strength toward the thundering sound of life’s mighty waterfall—for it is only through the torrent of experience that we can discover our higher calling. This journey leads us through barren regions of arid desert, where in an excerpt from T. S. Eliot’s twentieth-century masterpiece, The Waste Land, we are told, “Here is no water but only rock.” We seek to find our way through this desolate world until we can hear a “spring, a pool among the rock . . . / Where the hermit thrush sings in the pine trees.” We then begin to find a way forward on our spiritual quest in “Song of a Man Who Has Come Through,” by D. H. Lawrence. The poet writes, “Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!” If we wish to redeem the wasteland, we must learn to become vessels, instruments of a higher world. Through our work with those higher powers we can realize our humanity’s full potential. As we hear in the final lines of the poem, “What is the knocking at the door in the night? . . . It is the three strange angels. Admit them, admit them!” The second half of the program will include various pieces of a lighter, humorous nature.

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Our Human Needs
and the Tangles of Trauma
With Paul K. Chappell

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30pm

Iraq war veteran and West Point graduate Paul K. Chappell travels the globe waging peace, working to end war, and advocating for the art of being human. He aims to promote healthy communities, whether he is supporting peace leadership among the war-wearied people of Uganda, offering lessons in peace literacy to First Nations people in Canada, or working compassionately inside the hallways of our schools.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Hungry Hollow Co-op
& The Nature Place

Community Exchange
Conversations Around Sustainability:
Plastic in the Kitchen

Wednesday, March 20, 6:45-7:45pm

Let’s get together, share ideas and brainstorm solutions to roadblocks encountered in our individual and family sustainability efforts!

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Contact the Nature Place at 845-356-1234 or camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Weekend Immersion

Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24

As winter loosens and we move into spring, join us for this eurythmy immersion developed for those wishing to experience our training at ESV. If you've been considering the idea of studying eurythmy as a profession, this introductory course is a wonderful opportunity to step into the life and work within the training. The Frontier Part-time Eurythmy Program was designed for those who want to begin their studies in eurythmy while honoring existing commitments. Unlike the full-time training at Eurythmy Spring Valley, we do not begin a new Frontier class every year, so please take advantage of this unique weekend opportunity!

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

Fee: $200.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

“Enchantment Under the Sea”
Annual Benefit & Auction

Saturday, March 23, 7:00-11:30pm

Green Meadow’s Annual Benefit & Auction is a fun, creative, adults-only party and online auction that supports major capital and programmatic initiatives. This year’s project funds will support enhancements to the Arts Building Music Room and benefit the Arts Endowment Sub-fund.

All funds raised from this benefit will benefit Green Meadow programs.

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

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Outragehisss Pets
Live Animal Show

Sunday, March 24, 12:00-1:00pm

Outragehisss Pets brings a menagerie of wild animals to The Nature Place for us to learn about, see up close, and even touch or hold. Some animals are soft (chinchillas), some fluffy (fennec foxes), rough (armadillos), scaly (snakes), spiky (hedgehogs), but all are outrageous! Join us for our annual winter animal program, followed by an optional camp open house from 1:00-4:00pm.

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Visit our website, call 845-356-1234, or email camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

The New Priesthood:
Priest Training and Ordination in the Era of the Free Human Self
With Revs. Vicke von Behr,
Bastiaan Baan, Jonah Evans,
& Patrick Kennedy

Monday, March 25–Friday, Friday, March 29

This Open Course will serve as an introduction to the ordination of priests.

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

Suggested contribution: $300. If you have financial questions, please visit our web site.

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Ordination of Priests

Thursday, March 28-Sunday, March 31

Come celebrate with us the consecration of three individuals into the priesthood of the Christian Community.

Thursday, March 28
7:00pm: Evening Talk in Anticipation of the Ordinations

Friday, March 29
10:30am: The Sacrament of Ordination for Cheryl Prigg
12:00-1:00pm: Reception and Light Refreshments
7:00pm: Evening Talk in Anticipation of the Ordinations

Saturday, March 30
10:30am: The Sacrament of Ordination for Luis Gonzalez
12:00-1:00pm: Reception and Light Refreshments
3:30-6:30pm: Afternoon Events & Program

Sunday, March 31
10:30am: The Sacrament of Ordination for Matthias Giles
12:00-1:00pm: Reception and Light Refreshments

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

For information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by the Otto Specht School

Otto Specht School
Farm Faire

Saturday, April 13, 10:00-4:00pm

A fun-filled family event, with music, games, food from a local chef, vendors, an auction, crafts, and more, to raise funds for the operation and expansion of our outdoor education programs. Activities will include: Crafts, games, puppet show, music, food, and more!

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

Information: Contact Chela Crane: ccrane@ottospecht.org, and visit this page.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Canada Council Instrument Bank Ensemble
Emerson String Quartet Institute

Sunday, April 14, 4:00pm

Performing Parzival (Vukovich/McDowell).

A concert in the Threefold Music Series, a chamber music recital series connecting artists from around the world with Threefold and its surrounding community through music.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Christa Lynch: christa@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x122.


Sponsored by Hungry Hollow Co-op
& The Nature Place

Community Exchange
Conversations Around Sustainability:
The Clothes We Wear

Wednesday, April 17, 6:45-7:45pm

Let’s get together, share ideas and brainstorm solutions to roadblocks encountered in our individual and family sustainability efforts!

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Contact the Nature Place at 845-356-1234 or camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Project Management:
A Guide to Planning, Executing, and Evaluating Projects or Initiatives of Any Size or Scope

Friday, April 26-Saturday, April 27

A collaborative leadership workshop for anyone tasked with leading projects or initiatives and trying to ensure high performance collaboration, facilitated by Joachim Ziegler, PhD, and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler.

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

Information, and to register: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by NAANA

Introductory Workshop:
Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing

Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-3:00pm

A special day-long experience offered for nurses, nursing students, and caregivers new to the ideas of Anthroposophic Nursing. The workshop will include presentations, discussion and hands-on experiences of Anthroposophic Nursing care.

Fee: $120 / $50 students.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by NAANA

Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing

Saturday, April 27-Saturday, May 4

A course designed to introduce the principles of nursing practice extended by anthroposophy. It includes a range of Anthropsophic Nursing topics that address the anthroposophic foundations of nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, healing impulses, and also focuses on personal and professional development.

Fee: $1,470 / $900 students.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Wild Edibles Foraging

Sunday, April 28, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a vernal adventure into our environs to discover what’s growing wild and edible in our own neighborhoods. We’ll learn plant names, properties, tastes, uses in cooking, and get an overall feel for a number of plants. Early spring should yield a bounty of tender flora. Join us for a fun, investigative feast from the earth, followed by an optional Nature Place Day Camp Open House from 1:00-4:00pm.

Location: Meet at the Lower School Building, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

Information: Visit our website, call 845-356-1234, or email camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Activism/Civics with Bill Batson

Six Wednesdays Starting May 1, 3:15-4:45pm

Join longtime activist and artist Bill Batson, based in Nyack, as we use documents, music, and art to explore dynamic, engaged citizenship. Ages 12-16.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Bill Batson: wrbatson@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Making Herbal Remedies and Products
With Emoke Antal-Schultess

Six Fridays Starting May 3, 3:15-5:15pm

Together we will gather local herbs and other plants to make healing products for ourselves and our families and friends. Ages 10-14.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Emoke Antal-Schultess: easchultess@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Family Day Hike in Harriman

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

Join Nature Place trip leaders for a fun, family-friendly excursion in our favorite stomping grounds—Harriman State Park. Explore all that spring in the park has to offer, meet other outdoor-loving families, learn about local plants and animals, get some good exercise in the fresh air, and enjoy your packed lunch with a beautiful view.

Location: Harriman State Park.

Fee: Free.

Information: Email camp@thenatureplace.com to RSVP and we’ll provide you with further details, including meet-up location.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, May 10, 9:00-11:00am

Join us to learn more about Waldorf education. The morning includes a short video, a campus tour, and a Q&A with our Administrator and several faculty members.

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

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Melissa McDonagh: 845-356-2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2019

June 23-July 26

This summer's schedule includes seventeen professional development and general interest 5-day courses and weekend workshops on topics in Waldorf education from early childhood through high school, plus leadership and the arts, including a brand-new workshop on Essentials of Anthroposophy.

You can view the complete 2019 lineup here. Full descriptions, including faculty bios and online registration, will be posted January 15.

Information: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Applied Arts Program 11th Cycle

Summer Dates: July 1-12
Winter Dates: February 24-28

The Applied Arts Program, a professional development opportunity for Waldorf handwork teachers and aspiring teachers, explores the art, philosophy, practice and pedagogy of teaching handwork. The course meets in the Fiber Craft Studio on the Threefold campus for two weeks each summer and one week each winter for four years. In their time together, students and teachers form a learning community that supports their artistic development as well as their spiritual and practical striving.

A path of learning and inner development based on the study and practice of anthroposophy, Waldorf education, the arts, and the fiber crafts for Waldorf handwork teachers.

Nicole Nicola Rodriguez, Program Director Nicole has been the handwork teacher at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia for 25 years. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and the first cycle of the Applied Arts Program. She has been the program director and lead teacher for the 4th, 6th, and 9th cycles of this program and will return in this role for the 11th cycle.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


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

East Coast Singing Retreat
Led by Christiaan Boele

Friday, July 5-Sunday, July 7

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

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

For anyone interested in singing in a holistic, spirit-filled and heart-opening way! Discover the innate potential of your voice. This retreat is for singers of all levels, musicians, teachers, and any person yearning to sing with creative renewal. No special talent or musical ability is required.

Christiaan Boele trained at conservatories in the Netherlands and Germany and is the leading authority on the Werbeck method. He has devoted his life to the School of Uncovering the Voice, performing, conducting, and teaching courses around the globe.

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

Schedule: Friday, July 5, 6:30-8:30pm; Saturday, July 6, 9:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, July 7, 9:00am-12:30pm.

Tuition: $225.

Information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce: 646-932-6062 or shannonaliciaboyce@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: Contact Chela Crane: ccrane@ottospecht.org.

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