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Sponsored by PAAM & NAANA

Humanistic and Resilient Healers:
The Role of Mindfulness, Intuition, Self-Regulation and Self-Development in Clinical Medicine
With Dr. Georg Soldner

Sunday, April 22, 7:30pm
Monday, April 23, 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm

Part of the International Postgraduate Medical Training, exploring ways in which the health and well-being of health practitioners influences the way they participate in clinical medicine. These presentations will focus on models of change, ranging from the primacy of developmental progressions during early development, to patterns of physical growth and refinement in children and adults, to broader metaphorical, mythical and spiritual models for self-development.

Dr. Georg Soldner is Deputy Head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

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

Admission: $15-$20 suggested donation.

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Open Course:
Working out of the Future —
Developing Apocalyptic Vision
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Rev. Patrick Kennedy

Monday, April 23–Friday, April 27

A program with lectures, conversations, and the arts. Topics will include developing inner and outer practices to open to the future and working with images from the Apocalypse. Public lectures at 7:30pm Monday through Thursday are included in the course fee, or can be attended separately by donation.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY. Evening lectures at the Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Spring 2018 Esoteric Christianity Speaker Series

Monday, April 23–Thursday, April 26, 7:30pm

A New World Is Coming
Four talks by Rev. Patrick Kennedy and Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30pm

Mildness as the Art of Small Steps, Part I
Towards a future Manichaeism
With Christine Gruwez

Thursday, May 10, 7:30pm

Mildness as the Art of Small Steps, Part II
Towards a future Manichaeism
With Christine Gruwez

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 the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

Friday, April 27, 9:00am-12:30pm

One day a month in season, the Pfeiffer Center welcomes volunteers to pitch in and work along with Mac, Megan, and the interns. It's a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, make new friends, and get a taste of life in the garden.

2018 Volunteer Days: Friday, April 27; Friday, May 25; Thursday, June 28; Thursday, July 26; Thursday, August 30; Thursday, September 27; and Thursday, October 25.

Information: For all the details, please visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, April 27, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio at Orchard House on Friday afternoons through June 22 (except May 25).

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 Pfeiffer Center

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

Friday, April 27, 2:00-5:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday’s half-day orientation 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 comparison of Langstroth, top bar and Warré hives; 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: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

ESV Stage Training’s
Postgraduate Performance

Saturday, April 28, 8:00pm

This term, the stage-training students have been diligently preparing their evening program and planning their regional tour. Hailing from China, Germany, Sweden, Canada and the US, the eight postgraduates are eager to share their culminating work with the community and warmly invite you to their program, with pieces by Jean Sibelius, Kathleen Raine, a Brothers Grimm fairytale “The Queen Bee,” and more!

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 Nature Place

Wild Edible Foraging

Sunday, April 29, 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: Call 845-356-1234, email camp@thenatureplace.com, or visit our website.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

The Nature Place Day Camp
Open House

Sunday, April 29, 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 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 Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

ESV Stage Training’s
Postgraduate Performance

Monday, April 30, 4:30pm

This term, the stage-training students have been diligently preparing their evening program and planning their regional tour. Hailing from China, Germany, Sweden, Canada and the US, the eight postgraduates are eager to share their culminating work with the community and warmly invite you to their program, with pieces by Jean Sibelius, Kathleen Raine, a Brothers Grimm fairytale “The Queen Bee,” and more!

Location: Hilltop House Dining Hall at the Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Carol Avery: 845-356-8494 x2 or carol.avery@fellowshipcommunity.org.


Sponsored by The George Washington Carver Research Institute

“Sprouts in the Greenhouse”

Monday, April 30, 7:30pm

You are warmly invited to an open evening with the George Washington Carver Research Institute for the practice of anthroposophical spiritual science. Tom O’Keefe, Brigida Baldszun, Patrick Kennedy, and Anna Silber will share from their work over the past two “trimesters” of the Institute. The work is always to actively strive towards the practice of spiritual science.

In addition to sharing from our work on and with anthroposophical research methods (meditation and the six subsidiary exercises) we will share from our work with Rudolf Steiner’s book, The Threshold of the Spiritual World. We will specifically focus in on what he shares there concerning the nature of the human astral body and how this can profoundly shift our approach to our work in the different fields of applied spiritual science.

This evening is really meant as a sharing from our work with our brothers and sisters in anthroposophical striving. It will be informal — around the table, so to speak — and we will welcome your participation, conversation, reflections, and questions. It is a chance for us to invite our peers and friends to see what we have been cultivating in the “greenhouse” of the Institute.

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

Information: Contact Patrick Kennedy: cckennedy2006@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Threefold Logos
and World Becoming
A Talk by Joe Serio

Monday, April 30, 8:00pm

In his early forties Rudolf Steiner gave private lessons and lectures that were very different in character than his later “anthroposophical” researches. He often spoke in these early years in terms of ideas; cosmic thoughts, categories, principles. Later, the lectures and lessons of his “anthroposophical phase” were characterized by images gained through clairvoyant vision. If the first period gave the cosmic principles, the images of the second showed beings and processes in manifestation of these. Both are needed for a comprehensive view.

Early on, Rudolf Steiner often spoke of the “Logos.” This talk will look at some elements in the early teachings about the “Logos” bringing them together with related principles from Indian Philosophy. This will be rounded out by considering experiences closer at hand to see in what way our more individual experiences are related to these sublime cosmic realities.

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

Suggested donation: $20 / $10 students and seniors. This event is a benefit for the School of Eurythmy.

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

“We Shall Be Changed”:
Images of the Last Resurrection
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm

This lecture by Bastiaan Baan will be accompanied by selections from Handel’s Messiah.

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

Admission: By donation. All proceeds benefit the Seminary of The Christian Community in North America.

Information: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Living Water, Living Thinking:
A Lifelong Inquiry
With Jennifer Greene

Friday, May 4, 7:30pm

Jennifer Greene is Executive Director of the Water Research Institute of Blue Hill, ME. Since the 1980s she has been a pioneer of flow forms in the United States, and continues the work of Theodor Schwenk in documenting water quality through the “drop picture” method.

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

Admission: By donation.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, May 11, 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 Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Glen Williamson
Performs Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, May 12, 7:30pm

Glen Williamson performs Kurt Vonnegut's Who Am I This Time? and The Kid Nobody Could Handle in this benefit for the Christian Community seminarians' end-of-year travel fund.

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

Admission: $25 / $10 students.

Information: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org or call 845-356-0972. Visit this page to bid on exciting items and support the seminarians' travel fund.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills Workshop
Children’s Session

Sunday, May 13, 10am-12:30pm
Sunday, June 10, 10am-12:30pm

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 single session. Package offers available on website.

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills Workshop
Family Session

Sunday, May 13, 2:00-4:30pm

This workshop is for families (with children ages 6 and up) wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our Primitive Living Skills series for families covers 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!

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

Fee: $25 per participant.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Emerson, Thoreau,
Whitman and Dickinson
With Coralee Frederickson, Ph.D

Monday, May 14, 9:35am-2:55pm
Tuesday, May 15, 9:35am-12:25pm

During the 19th century, a time of upheaval in America, these four individuals were laying a visionary philosophical and poetic foundation for American cultural life. At the heart of their vision was the renewal of the English language as a vehicle of spiritual truth: "Wise men pierce this rotten diction . . ." (Emerson). Emerson called for a "living, leaping logos," a vital language that could convey original thinking. Thoreau's insight into the processes of nature compelled an equally alive creative speech. Dickinson plumbed the dimensions of the soul in living words tied again to their roots, and Whitman's all-embracing heart created a poetry that breathed with the dynamics of the spoken word. Perhaps more relevant today than ever, these poet/philosophers can inspire a renewal of the truthful word and a vision for America.

A graduate of ESV, Coralee Frederickson has been the School Leader at Den norske Eurytmihøyskole, in Oslo, Norway, as well as the Program Director of their BA Completion Program, which was hosted over two cycles at ESV. Coralee is now the Co-Director of the Alanus University M.A. Program in Eurythmy.

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

Fee: $75 (five lectures).

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


Sponsored by the Threefold Branch
& the Michaelmas Community Group

“Word of Flame”:
Whitsun Community Festival 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 16, 8:00pm

How do we “Act in God's eye what in God's eye [we] are”?

On Tuesday, May 15, Patrick Kennedy will facilitate a conversation: How can human beings truly hear one another? How can the divide between our opinions, politics, backgrounds and traditions be bridged? A short text to help inspire the conversation will be published in the May issue of The Listener and will also be available at the meeting.

On Wednesday, May 16, we will mark Whitsun with artistic offerings of music, choral speech, and eurythmy with works by J. S. Bach, Martin Luther King, Jr., Denise Levertov, Christian Morgenstern, and more.

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

Admission: By donation.

Information: Contact Melissa Lyons: meliska.lyons@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Spring Eurythmy Day:
A Day Inside the Eurythmy
Training for Prospective Students

Thursday, May 17, 8:15am-3:00pm

Eurythmy Spring Valley invites all prospective students to join us for a day of immersion into the life within our professional training. The Spring Eurythmy Day will be filled with observation of classes at different training levels, meeting enrolled students, eurythmy for participants, a campus tour and a conversation with a faculty member about the training. It is designed to give a true taste of our ESV eurythmy training, which is filled with students from Taiwan, Finland, the US, China, India, and other countries. Pre-registration is required.

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

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


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 18, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 9:00am-3:00pm

Don't miss this opportunity to buy beautiful, healthy, biodynamically raised bedding plants for your garden. For eating, you will find all your favorite vegetables and many varieties of tomatoes. For seasoning, we offer a huge variety of annual and perennial herbs: Everything from Anise Hyssop and Basil to Thyme and Summer Savory. And then there are the flowers! Perennials like Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Yarrow, and more, and annuals from Alyssum and Asters to Sunflowers and Zinnias.

Also available will be the Pfeiffer Center's own-made teas and salves, Pfeiffer Center Garden Gold Biodynamic Compost, and more!

Every plant and product sold at our sale is raised and made by Pfeiffer Center staff and interns using biodynamic methods, and 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 x120, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit the Pfeiffer Center Events Page..


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Third Grade Farm Dance

Saturday, May 19, 12:00-3:00pm, Rain or Shine

Open to all ages, this family-friendly event celebrates farming and the arrival of spring. The Farm Dance features farm-themed kids’ games and activities, dancing, music, a silent auction, food and a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the Green Meadow Waldorf School 3rd Grade week-long class trip to Hawthorne Valley Farm to live and work.

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

Admission: $15 all-inclusive general admission. Children age 3 and under free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 27, 10:00am-4:00pm, Rain or Shine

Celebrate nature’s gifts and fiber transformation • participate in fiber craft activities, including spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and plant dyeing • bid for unique hand-crafted gifts at the Silent Auction • see our work at the Studio Store and display • take in a puppet show • and enjoy delicious food at the Japanese fusion food corner.

Indoor and outdoor activities!

Admission is free. A small fee will be charged for activities. All proceeds benefit the Fiber Craft Studio.

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

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills Workshop
Adult Session

Sunday, June 10, 2:00-4:30pm

The Nature Place’s Primitive Living Skills workshops for adults (folks ages 17 and up) cover the foundations of Primitive Living for surviving, thriving, and living more fully with the earth – not just on top of it. Created for those who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, participants in these sessions strengthen their connection to their intuition and their surroundings, learn life-long wilderness skills, and make new friends!

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

Fee: $45 per session.

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


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The Pfeiffer Center CSA

First Pickup: Monday, June 11

The Pfeiffer Center’s 2018 CSA offers 23 weekly pickups of our own freshly harvested, biodynamically raised vegetables, herbs and flowers from June 11 through November 12. Pickup is conveniently located on the Threefold Educational Center campus from 3:30 to 6:00pm. At our market-style CSA, shareholders pack their own boxes, choosing from a generous selection from the harvest of the day; a gardener is always on hand to assist and answer questions.

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2018

June 24-July 27

Welcome to Summer Series 2018! We have an exciting roster of courses and workshops in store for you this summer on a variety of Waldorf-related topics, offering professional development and continuing education opportunities for those already working in Waldorf education and leadership, and introductory experiences for those interested in learning about Waldorf education, contemplating a Waldorf career, or simply seeking personal enrichment.

Each course (5 or 3 days) or workshop (2 days) is designed with both balance and rigor in mind, and includes a mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions, all tailored to the specific subject you have come here to study. Come prepared for full days of learning!

Information: Visit this page for a complete list of courses and workshops. For more information, contact Penelope-Myles Voss at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


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

East Coast Singing Retreat
Led by Christiaan Boele

Friday, July 6-Sunday, July 8

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

Tuition: $225 if paid by July 1, $275 thereafter.

Information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce: 646-932-6062 or shannonaliciaboyce@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

How Are My Bees?
Understanding and Meeting
Your Bees’ Midsummer Needs
With Bill Day

Saturday, July 28, 9:00am-5:00pm

This workshop will focus on midsummer tasks every beekeeper should have in mind to ensure healthy hives and successful overwintering. Topics covered will include: Assessing hive health; when to super, and when to take off boxes; harvesting honey; assessing honey stores, and knowing when and how to feed; monitoring and managing varroa; management options for weak hives; and more. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Weather permitting, much of the day will be spent outside in 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: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The One-Year Part-Time
Practical Training in Biodynamics

First Class Meets Saturday, September 15

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to June, 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.

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