Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, March 6, 2:30-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through June 12. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our plant-dyed materials and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Special demonstration days: January 16: Spinning; February 13: Sewing with Felt; March 20: Nuno Felting.

Schedule notes: There will be no Open Studio on February 27, March 13, April 3, or May 29.

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 Sunbridge Institute

Kaspar Hauser: A Child of Europe
A Lecture with Adola McWilliam

Sunday, March 8, 7:30-9:00pm

Who was Kaspar Hauser, the mysterious young boy who appeared on the streets of Nuremberg, Germany, in the early 19th century — and why was his life of significance to Rudolf Steiner and the anthroposophical community?

Please join us for a talk on this fascinating subject by Adola McWilliam, co-founder of the Ita Wegman Association and Glenora Farm Camphill Community and adjunct faculty member of Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program.

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

Admission: $10 suggested donation.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Open Course:
From Priest Ordination to Priesthood

Tuesday, March 10-Sunday, March 15

An Open Course that combines orientation about Priest Training and Priesthood with an introduction to the Priest Ordination. The contributers will be: Rev. Bastiaan Baan (Seminary Director), Vicke von Behr, Christward Kröner, and Anand Mandaiker (Oberlenkers, Berlin). During the mornings we will work together with the students.

Themes of the days:

• Priesthood: Origins, development, contemporary priesthood;
• Development of prayer and meditation in daily life;
• Significance of the Sacraments for the spiritual world, for humanity, for the earth;
• Priest Ordination in the development of Christianity: continuity and renewal.

This Open Course includes registration for the Priest Ordination on March 14.

Information, and to register: Please contact the seminary info@christiancommunityseminary.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education Open Day

Thursday, March 12, 8:15am-1:15pm

For prospective program students to learn about Waldorf teacher education at Sunbridge Institute. Presentation by Anna Silber, Director of Education; Q&A with Jana Hawley, Elementary Program Director; class attendance; and conversation with current program students.

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

Registration: Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Understanding and Teaching
History as an Evolution of
Consciousness
with Stephen K. Sagarin, PhD

Friday, March 13, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 9:00am-5:30pm

A central problem of learning history is being able to understand and imagine the consciousness of people who are distant from us in time. This workshop, based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and Owen Barfield, offers an opportunity to look at history by way of understanding the evolution of consciousness and to explore ways this understanding can inform how history is taught. Discover new inspiration for your work and come away with new ideas as you and your colleagues bring your own curricula to discuss, compare, and share.

Stephen Keith Sagarin, PhD, is a member of the Core Faculty of the Sunbridge Elementary Teacher Education Program. He is also Faculty Chair, co-founder, and teacher at the Berkshire (formerly Great Barrington) Waldorf High School, MA.

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

Fee: $175. Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

The Sacrament of Priest Ordination

Saturday, March 14

The Sacrament of Priest Ordination will be celebrated on March 14 in Spring Valley, New York. This historic event marks the first ordination of a candidate trained entirely in the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America.

Space is limited for this festive occasion and therefore registration is required!

Information, and to register: For schedule details, and to register, please visit this page. For information about housing and any other questions, please email Abigail Dancey: ccordination15@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Tide Is Turning:
Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble Performance

Saturday, March 14, 8:00pm

Join us for the last performance of the year of Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble’s The Tide Is Turning, a program full of history, rich with the sacred colors of identity. A central theme of the new program comes through the reimagined Speech by Chief Seattle, his words a call to all of us to wake up and take care of this precious earth that has been given us. The theme will be explored through poetry, music and eurythmy, with the works by Mary Oliver, H. D., E. Ethelbert Miller, György Ligeti, Dmitri Shostakovich, Frédéric Chopin and others.

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

Next Lecture: March 17, 7:30pm

All are welcome to these Tuesday evening lectures by visiting priests at the Christian Community Church:

March 17
Renewing Christian Language
Rev. Liza Marcato

March 24
Title to be announced
Rev. Peter van Breda

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

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

Information: Call Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education Open Day

Thursday, March 19, 8:15am-1:15pm

For prospective program students to learn about Waldorf teacher education at Sunbridge Institute. Presentation by Anna Silber, Director of Education; Q&A with Susan Howard, Program Director; tour of Green Meadow Waldorf School early childhood section with kindergarten teacher Lisa Miccio; and conversation with current program students.

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

Registration: Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Weekend Intensive:
Public Eurythmy Course

Friday-Sunday, March 20-22

Once more, there is an opportunity to make or renew your acquaintance with eurythmy, the art of movement inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner. With it we can become "visible speech and singing" and express our inmost relationship with the Word in movement. The course in speech eurythmy will be led by Annelies Davidson again. This time she will explore the foundation of Spoken Sound in gesture and has chosen Samuel Menashe as the poet-guide. Elsa Macauley will lead the course in tone eurythmy, in which is mirrored the human soul by means of melody, rhythm and beat. Enrich the season with refreshing and meaningful encounters meeting fellow participants and Lady Eurythmy herself...! Everyone is welcome as always.

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

Fee: $225 (sliding scale available).

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Drawing through the Waldorf Grades 1-5 Curriculum
With Jane Wulsin

Saturday, March 21, 9:00am-5:00pm

This hands-on workshop for Waldorf class teachers is designed to help you learn and practice skills and techniques that will support and enhance your daily main lessons.

Jane Wulsin has been a member of the faculty at Green Meadow Waldorf School since 1979. Having taken four classes there through full eight-year cycles, she is currently back teaching (and drawing!) in their fifth grade classroom.

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

Fee: $145. Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Shakespeare and the Bible
With Rev. Peter van Breda

Monday, March 23–Friday, March 27

We wish to deepen in our course a more religious and spiritual understanding of The Merchant of Venice and to see how the Bible underpins the narrative and is implicit in the unfolding drama. The Merchant of Venice is not an easy play to speak about. Some might even call it explosive. It has within it racial slurs, narrow and sometimes hypocritical themes, and it often points to diverging religious values. To speak about it can stir passions and misunderstandings. In many ways, though, this play is a mystery drama written out on the background and in the knowledge of more esoteric values, strivings and wisdom. If one attempted to formulate the essence of this play one can suggest that its main theme is about the path of transformation and love. Transformation is the key which ultimately leads us to a true experience of love, the kind of love which is the source and goal of the earth and humanity.

Shakespeare leads us to the threshold of life where we can begin to understand and begin to live out of the heart of the mystery of love.

Fee: $200 for the complete course (includes breakfast).

Location: The Christian Community Church, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY, and the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America, 7 Carmen Court, Monsey, NY.

For information, and to register: Please email info@christiancommunityseminary.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Dyeing with Indigo
On Yarn and Fabric
with Chris Marlow

Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-1:00pm

Blue is a precious color to extract from plants. In history, the search for blue launched ships of exploration and stimulated revolution. We will go through a process of careful steps to create indigo blue dye for yarn and fabric.

Chris Marlow, director of the Fiber Craft Studio, graduated from the first Applied Arts Cycle in 1999. She was a handwork teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 15 years and at the West Side Community School, a charter school in NYC, for 2 years. She is program director for the Applied Arts Program.

Fee: $65, including materials.

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

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

A Night with Purcell and
Schumann: ESV Benefit Concert

Saturday, March 28, 8:00pm

Join us in celebrating the beginning of spring with a concert by Edmund Graziani, tenor, and Susan Buffington, piano. They are offering an enchanting program that includes pieces by Purcell, arranged by Britten, "How blest are shepherds," "I attempt from love's sickness to fly" and "If music be the food of love," followed by Schumann's beautiful songs, "Dichterliebe." This fundraising event is to support the graduation trip to Dornach, Switzerland, by the 4th Year, "JJ Class of 2015."

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

Suggested donation: $20 / $10 students and seniors.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Waldorf School
Music Faculty Recital

Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm

A benefit concert for Green Meadow Waldorf School's music scholarship fund for student musicians.

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

Tickets: Advance: $15 adults / $5 children; visit gmws.org/givenow to purchase advance tickets. Be a Maestro! Give any amount over the ticket price and receive a listing in the concert program. At the door: $20 adults / $10 children.

Information: Contact Jackie Stern: jstern@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
A Next-Level Chekhov Intensive
with Laurie Portocarerro

April 17-19

This retreat, designed for students with some training in the method of Michael Chekhov, will explore how Chekhov's basic exercises can bring fresh consciousness and new choices to our everyday self-expression.

Based on movement, speech and body work, Chekhov's techniques open us to a quality of consciousness that engages all parts of our being. Freed from living in our heads, this work empowers body, soul and spirit to access and express our authentic inner selves.

The intensive will begin on Friday afternoon, April 17, and continue for two full days on Saturday and Sunday. Workshop days will run from 9:00am to 8:00pm, with generous breaks for meals and snacks.

Course fee: $195.

Information, and to register: Click here for a full description and registration information.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Singing Games with Anna Rainville: Joyful Learning through Movement

Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-4:00pm

Dust off your dancing shoes, find your voice, and join us for a celebration of singing games, music and dance designed to promote community-building, encourage healthy movement and lift one’s spirits. You’ll discover the wisdom living in these activities and learn how to bring them back to your early childhood setting, early grades classroom, or home. A wonderful opportunity to work with Anna Rainville, internationally-acclaimed educator and workshop facilitator and the author of Singing Games for Families, Schools and Communities.

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

Fee, and to register: $95. Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

2nd Annual Parent Dance:
Roaring 1920s

Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm-midnight

Dance the night away to Electro Jazz 20s Swing Beats and Grooves at this spring event for the entire GMWS Community!

Join us for a night of dancing, great music, drinks, food, 50/50 Raffle, and more!

Location: Rudi's Speakeasy (A/K/A Arts Building Lobby) and the Steiner Swanky Swing Room (A/K/A the Music Room).

Admission: $25 per person. To order tickets, visit this page, and select "20s Parent Dance" under "Area to Benefit."

Information: Contact Averi Lohss: 845-356-2514 x301, or alohss@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Being (a) Patient:
An Open Course about Medical
and Pastoral Care with
Judith Aventuro,
Rev. Bastiaan Baan, &
Hans van Delden MD PhD

Sunday, April 26–Thursday, April 30

In this Open Course we will investigate the experiences of being a patient and of giving care — as well as the social, ethical and spiritual dimension of being a patient and of care-giving. Five lectures will be followed the next day by workshops on these themes as well as gospel study related to sickness and healing. The lectures can be attended separately:

• Sunday, April 26, 7:30pm: Health and disease
• Monday, April 27, 7.30 pm: Being a patient
• Tuesday, April 28, 7.30 pm: Being a caregiver
• Wednesday, April 29, 7.30 pm: The community around the patient
• Thursday, April 30, 7.30 pm: Disease and karma in the biography

Fee: $200 for the complete course (includes breakfast). Lectures may be attended separately; suggested donation $10-$15.

Location: The Christian Community Church, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY, and the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America, 7 Carmen Court, Monsey, NY.

For information, and to register: Please email info@christiancommunityseminary.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 15, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 9:00am-5:00pm

Don't miss this opportunity to buy beautiful, healthy, biodynamically raised bedding plants for your garden. You will find:

• Vegetables (don't miss the heirloom tomatoes),
• Annual and perennial herbs and flowers,
• Native perennials (limited quantities,
• The Pfeiffer Center's own-made teas and salves,
• Our Garden Gold Biodynamic Compost,
• And much more!

All proceeds from the plant sale benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center.

Location: In the Pfeiffer Center garden, opposite 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY; click here for directions.

Information: call 845-352-5020 x20, or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2015

June & July 2015

We're pleased to announce that our Summer Series 2015 schedule is now online!

Go here to view our great line-up of 18 professional development and introductory courses and workshops — including two new offerings on topics in early childhood and four new offerings in grades 1-8 education — and be the first to register.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
Drama As a Path of
Inner Development

Ten weekend workshops
from October 2015 to June 2016
First workshop: October 10

In ten weekend workshops from October to June, Laurie Portocarrero leads The Art of Acting on a journey into the essence of human self-expression.

Each workshop blends the exercises of Michael Chekhov with movement, gesture and speech work drawn from a variety of supportive techniques. Most classes include instruction from speech artist Jennifer Kleinbach. In addition, special workshops on clowning and improvisation are contributed by Laura Geilen of Nose to Nose of North America and David Anderson of Walking the dog Theater. At the end of the year, the course culminates in a public performance/sharing.

Whether acting is an avocation or your vocation, this course is a challenging, supportive, playful, soul-stretching opportunity to pursue deeper self-awareness through art. You need only bring a desire and willingness to play and explore!

Now registering! For a complete course description, click here; to see the 2015-16 schedule, click here; to register on line, click here.

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