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Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

The Seed:
Chaos, Cosmos, and Soil

Pfeiffer Center Midwinter Agriculture Intensive
Friday, January 18-Monday, January 21

Using Rudolf Steiner’s agriculture course as a foundation, we will explore “the seed” in its dynamic and complex relationship to the depths of the Earth, the expanses of the cosmos, and the agricultural individuality. Working in large and small groups, through art, movement, plant observation, and hands-on seed work (threshing and winnowing), we will delve into the mysteries of the seed-forming process.

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. Make plans to join us!

Information, and to register: Please visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl:
Exploring Fiber Transformation—
Deepening Our Experience of Color
Led by Chris Marlow​

10 Saturdays, January-December 2019
Starts Saturday, January 19

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 19, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 8, September 14, October 5, November 9, and December 7.

Tuition: $995 includes materials.

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Children

Saturday, January 19, 10:00am-12:30pm

Coal Burning, Part II

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: $45 for a single session; $140 for any 4 sessions ($40 off).

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

Saturday, January 19, 2:00-4:30pm

Tracking, Stalking, and Movement

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!

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.

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

Eurythmy Spring Valley
Agricultural Conference Performance

Saturday, January 19, 8:00pm

Once again as the outer world is quietly blanketed with snow, the annual biodynamic conference is held in Spring Valley, and the Eurythmy Ensemble will be bringing their emerging program to this evening's performance. In this new work, we follow a path of initiation that winds its way through many landscapes and atmospheres in search of the well-springs of life. In Mary Oliver’s poem “West Wind,” 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.” This journey through the wasteland is echoed and enhanced through an interweaving of music from composers such as Zoltán Kodály and Peter Sculthorpe. 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 can 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 program will also include a second part with various pieces of a lighter, humorous nature, as well as a grand composition for piano.

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 the Fiber Craft Studio

Beginner’s Knitting

Three Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm
January 23, January 30, February 6

Knitting can be a wonderful activity for the winter months: relaxing, meditative, productive and satisfying. Learn the basics of knitting (casting on and off, the knit and purl stitch) and make a pair of fingerless gloves for your first project. We will use naturally dyed wool yarn—a treat for the senses.

Fee: $120, includes all materials. Participants will receive 10 percent off any purchases made during the course.

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

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


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Meet the Candidates
for Village Trustee

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00pm

Come meet Anthony Shaut and Steven “Jeff” Wasserman, candidates for Village of Chestnut Ridge Trustee. Anthony and Jeff will share their qualifications, vision and platform and address questions during this informative session. They will also be collecting signatures, which are needed to ensure they are on the ballot for the March 19 Village election.

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

Information: Call 845-356-8494 x2, or visit www.fellowshipcommunity.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Deepening Your Work as an Effective Mentor and Evaluator:
Guidance For Those Working with Teachers from Early Childhood Through High School
With Louise deForest

Thursday, January 24-Saturday, January 26

A professional development seminar for experienced Waldorf educators who are either already mentoring early childhood, grades, or high school teachers, or wish to move into a mentoring role.

Part one of a two-part event, this seminar takes place the evening of Thursday, January 24, through late afternoon Saturday, January 26. Part two takes place the evening of Thursday, March 28, through late afternoon Saturday, March 30. (Note: As this seminar has been designed to take place in two parts, participants register for both parts at once; registering for only the January date or the March date is not possible.)

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 Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend

Friday, January 25-Saturday, January 26

Open to all — and especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, board members) and lovers of education — our popular Waldorf Weekend workshop is designed to provide an in-depth and experiential survey of the basis and the basics of Waldorf Education.

In addition to exploring the Waldorf curriculum from early childhood through high school, your workshop includes a discussion of Rudolf Steiner’s insights in human development and a look into the anthroposophical underpinnings of the Waldorf impulse. You’ll enjoy hands-on artistic activities such as music, movement, and drawing, and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and answers. Our Waldorf Weekends are a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.

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

Fee: $230 (includes Saturday breakfast, snacks, and lunch, and $25 non-refundable registration fee).

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


Sponsored by the Steiner School for Speech Arts

Speech Workshop:
Consonants—Earth and Air

Saturday, January 26: 9:30am–12:30pm, 2:30–5:30pm
Sunday, January 27: 9:30am–12:00pm

By enlivening our speaking of consonants, we have a tool to create imaginative pictures of the natural world through speech. Working with consonantal sounds can evoke experiences of the four Greek categories of elements: earth, water, air and fire. During this weekend, we will concentrate on the qualities of earth and air with speech exercises and poetry.

Location: Red Barn Painting Studio, on Red Barn Lane off Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Tuition: $90-$115 sliding scale. Financial assistance is always available upon request. All are welcome to part or all of the weekend. Please register by January 21.

Information, and to register: Barbara Renold: barbararenold@yahoo.com or 845-356-0674.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley
Winter Studio Program

Saturday, January 26, 8:00pm

Please join us for this year’s winter studio program. Once again, eurythmists in the area have been preparing solos and duets, and will offer a rich array of pieces comprised of speech and tone eurythmy.

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 Rockland Camerata
& Threefold Educational Foundation

Sky – Earth – Water
Peace & Freedom
Rockland Camerata Winter Concert

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE:
Sunday, January 27, 3:00pm

Featuring works by Gjeilo, Esenvald, Campbell, Stroope, Whitacre, Houston, Dilworth, Eilers, Halley.

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

Admission: Adults $20. Age 18 and under free.

Information: Call 845-641-9432.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

We Need New Roses . . .
A Tale for Our Time

Friday, February 1, 7:30pm

A journey of the human soul to melt the ice threatening to hold it fast.

A new dramatic piece created by Laurie Portocarrero and Franz Eilers, based on The Snow Queen, this fairy tale rendered for grown-ups is also suitable for children age 9 and up.

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Children

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

Make Your Own Bow Drill Kit Part 1

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 3 & 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 Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

WECAN Conference
Vendor Hall

Friday, February 8, 3:00-6:30pm
Saturday, February 9, 10:45am-6:30pm

Handmade toys, gifts, crafts, art, clothing, books, dolls, yarn, fleece and more will be on sale by vendors at the 2019 WECAN Early Childhood Educators Conference. Open to the public.

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

Information: Contact Andrea Cooper at 508-322-7018 or conference@waldorfearlychildhood.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, February 13

An opportunity to explore Waldorf teaching and Waldorf teacher education, Open Day is designed for prospective students of Sunbridge Institute’s Waldorf teacher education programs (Early Childhood, Elementary, World Language, and Music) as well as individuals interested in finding out more about Waldorf Education.

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

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 Threefold Educational Center

Clarinet Trios

Sunday, February 17, 4:00pm

Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinet), Emmanuel Vukovich (violin), and Renana Gutman (piano) will perform the Trio for violin, clarinet and piano by Hans Gál, Marchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) Op 113 by Robert Schumann, the Sonata for violin and piano in the popular Romanian style by Georges Enescu, and Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano by Béla Bartôk.

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. Please also see listing for concert on April 14.

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 The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

The Forgiveness of Sin
With Rev. Ben Black

Tuesday, February 19, 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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