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Sponsored by the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Gnomes & Scones
with Stephen Usher

Thursday, November 15, 8:00-9:30pm

Gnomes are one of the four primary types of elemental beings and are associated with the Earth element. Rudolf Steiner seems to have talked more about them than about the other types of elementals. Clever tricksters known for mischief in mines, they also have an important role in the evolution of the cosmos. The lecture will first consider the old mythology of gnomes and includes a picture of a 2,000-year-old statue of a gnome. It will then proceed to the ideas that the Great Initiate, Rudolf Steiner, bequeathed humanity about these remarkable beings.

The talk will be followed by hot cider and scones.

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Gino Ver Eecke: gfbver@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, November 16, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio at Orchard House on Friday afternoons through October 5, then October 26-November 16.

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 Steiner School of Speech Arts

The Speaking Word in
Waldorf Education:
the Daily Speech Practice:
What, Why, How?
With Helen Lubin

Saturday, November 17, 9:30am-4:30pm

Waldorf class teachers, welcome! Movement is a cornerstone of well-being in many ways. How does this play out in the evolving relationship between the spoken word and movement throughout the school years? What are our artistic speech means for furthering this, from the participatory movement of the limbs in the life 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 from 1st through 8th grade?

Participants are encouraged to bring poetry and excercises that you plan to work on with your class. Other speech material will be provided. For further support for your grade, individual sessions will be available following the workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

Helen Lubin has been active as a speech artist/educator in Waldorf classrooms, teacher education and therapeutic practice for 33 years. Founded Speech Arts in Waldorf Schools in North America (now in its 25th year), working with teachers, classes, individual students, staff and parents. Novalis School for Speech and Drama and School for Speech Arts and Therapy, diploma 1985. Camphill Seminar in Curative Education, 10 years in this field. BS Speech Pathology and Audiology; BA Special Ed, Studies; MA Human Development; TESOL certification. “Maria” in Rudolf Steiner’s four Mystery Dramas; freelance editor/translator.

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

Fee: $75-$90 (sliding scale).

Information, and to register: Contact Helen Lubin at helenlubin@gmail.com or 916-966-5749 by October 31.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Children

Saturday, November 17, 10:00am-12:30pm

Shelter Building, Part I

Saturday, December 1, 10:00am-12:30pm

Shelter Building, Part II

Saturday, December 15, 10:00am-12:30pm

Tracking, Stalking, and Movement

Saturday, January 5, 10:00am-12:30pm

Coal Burning, Part I

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, November 17, 2:00-4:30pm

Shelter Building

Saturday, December 15, 2:00-4:30pm

All About Fire

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 Threefold Educational Center

In Concert:
Anello String Quartet

Sunday, November 18, 4:00pm

Emmanuel Vukovich and Linnaea Brophy (violins), Jorge Huelga-Garcia (viola), and Julian Langford (cello) perform the String Quartet in A, K 575 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet 7.5 by Georges Tsontakis, String Quartet “The Sky the Way It Looks to Us” by Jenny Beck, and the String Quartet in g minor Op 10 by Claude Debussy.

Formed in the fall of 2017 as one of four string quartets to participate in Stony Brook University’s inaugural Emerson String Quartet Institute, the Anello String Quartet is quickly gaining the attention of audiences and colleagues through their performances at Stony Brook’s Staller Recital Hall and The Threefold Music Series.

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 listings for concerts on February 17 and April 14.

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 Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community Christmas Festival and Holiday Sale

Friday, November 30, 2:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 10:00am-3:00pm

Hand-made gifts and toys, puppet shows, candles, crystals, live music, garden products, continuous café and bake sale, Sunday Brunch, and much more!

Proceeds from this event benefit education and eldercare initiatives at the Fellowship Community.

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

Admission: Admission and parking are free.

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Teachers Conference:
Waldorf Education and the Lifelong Cultivation of Ecological Identity

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1

At the Sunbridge Annual Teachers Conference, early childhood, elementary, and high school educators develop and share age-appropriate curriculum and approaches that encourage and support students’ sense of place and interconnectedness with the world. Featuring an opening talk by Rev. Patrick Kennedy, Director of the Seminary of the Christian Community, and a keynote address and workshop facilitation by Coleen O’Connell, MS, Co-Founder, Director, and Faculty Member of the Ecological Teaching and Learning MS Program, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.

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

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Adults

Saturday, December 1, 2:00-5:00pm

Shelter Building

Saturday, January 5, 2:00-5:00pm

Trapping and Knife Skills

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: $45 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 The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Christology
With Rev. Erk Ludwig

Monday, December 3-Friday, December 7

The deed of Christ on earth is the central event in the course of history. Yet it does not take place, so to speak, along the law of earthly development, it does not follow any natural, moral or karmic law. From beyond necessity, Christ involves himself in humanity’s evolving out of love for mankind, out of grace. For this deed not to remain stuck in the historical past, but to continue today and in the times ahead, the inner activity of human beings is called upon. This course wants to encourage and support such activity.

Suggested contribution: $300, includes breakfast each day. Out-of-town guests who have extra costs for travel and housing should especially feel welcome to donate a lower amount, if that would make a difference in attending. Prospective students and college-aged guests may contact our office to inquire about further financial support.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Ct., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow High School
For Grown Ups

Starts December 4, 7:00pm

Join Defne Caldwell in a deep exploration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a part of the ninth-grade curriculum.

The course will meet Tuesday nights, 7:00-8:30pm, in the Green Meadow Waldorf School High School English Room: December 4, 11, and 18; January 5, 15, 22, and 29; February 5, 12, and 26.

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

Course fee: Sliding scale, $150-$350.

Information, and to register: Contact Kim Frattura at kfrattura@gmws.org or 845-356-2514 x315. Preregistration is required.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Financing an Independent School Education
With Kenneth Horowitz

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30pm

Kenneth Horowitz, a Certified Financial Planner, will offer a presentation and take questions about how to plan for and manage the cost of private school, in the context of other financial goals and priorities. Learn more about Kenneth at this page.

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 The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

On the Advancement of the World:
Toward a Balance between
Spiritual and Physical Work
With Rev. Erk Ludwig

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30pm

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 Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Holiday Open Studio Afternoons

Wednesday, December 5, 12 & 19, 11:00am-5:00pm

At our Holiday Open Studio, you will find hand-crafted gift items, yarns, and craft kits, along with festive holiday cheer. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Bring your questions and projects for consultation.

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

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, December 7, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, January 18, 9:00-11:00am
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 Threefold Educational Foundation
& the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research

Freedom and Destiny
in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Friday, December 7-Sunday, December 9

An Exploration of Ethical Individualism, Thinking as a Spiritual Activity, and Human Morality from the Perspective of Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophie der Freiheit

This is the third annual technology retreat co-sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation and the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research. Similar to last year, a dynamic event is planned with a diversity of activities, including presentations, panel discussions, artistic exercises, workshops, exhibits, and conversations.

Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophie der Freiheit is the background reading material. It is the work that Steiner said would be remembered the longest of all of his works. English translations are Philosophy of Freedom, Philosophy of Spiritual Activity, and Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path.

Rudolf Steiner writes: “One must be able to confront an idea and experience it; otherwise one will fall into its bondage.” In our times, the ideas of technology have become an essential part of our lives, but we don't fully understand the effects technology has on us. During this retreat, we will investigate essential questions raised in the Philosophy of Spiritual Activity to gain a view of the human being that can enable us to understand more fully the effects of technology on the human being without losing the idea of individual freedom.

A digest of pertinent passages from the Philosophy will be made available in November as preparatory reading, both for those who are familiar with the work and those to whom it is new. The digest is meant to be a stimulus to read, or reread, the whole work.

Schedule: The retreat begins with registration at 3:45pm on Friday, December 7, and ends at 12:30pm on Sunday, December 9.

Fee: The Regular Rate is a sliding scale, $75 to $125 (includes dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and snacks). Young Adults (age 40 and under) may register for $45.00. Our intention is that no one will be turned away for financial reasons. If you need further financial assistance to attend, please contact Gary Lamb: glamb@thecenterforsocialresearch.org or 518-672-4465, ext 223.

Visit this page to register online. Please register by November 25.

Housing is not included in the conference fee. For information about housing in the Threefold community, visit this page.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Art Dispersal
To Benefit the School of Eurythmy Dornach Fund and Free Columbia

Saturday December 8, 4:00-7:00pm

As a society we have placed original visual art outside of the financial means of the majority of people. At the same time, we have impoverished most of our artists. At Free Columbia we are working in many ways to change this. Art Dispersal means that you can become the steward of a painting. That means that you can live with the painting for as long as you like, you can pass it along to someone else who wants it, and, if you no longer want to keep it, you can return it to the artist who created it.

Come see what happens when we ask people to support the conditions for creativity instead of purchasing artwork, and see what it is like to live with original artwork.

Location: Threefold Café, in Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane (just down the road from Main House).

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Bread & Puppet Presents:
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus

Tuesday, December 11, 7:00pm

The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a large-scale puppet spectacle that explains and teaches riot and rebellion against intolerable situations with the help of state of the art paper-maché weaponry and the riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band.

Bread & Puppet director Peter Schumann says of The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus: “Tigers roar, apes drum their chests, horses neigh, and celestial grasshoppers teach ICE agents the basic steps of grasshopper rebellion dancing. A paradise investigation team analyses the earthlings’ relationship to paradise, while major representatives of Mother Earth attend a festive Puerto Rican dance of liberation from natural and political disaster.”

After the performance Bread & Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” — books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press — will be for sale.

Bread & Puppet comes to Threefold in the last week of a rare 14-week tour across the continent and back with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and two other programs.

Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.

Admission: Suggested donation $10-$25, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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

Information: Mary Estrella: 845-352-5020 x115 or mary@threefold.org.


Sponsored Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Family Christmas Festival

Sunday, December 16, 4:00pm

In preparation for the Holy Nights, join us for this year’s Community Family Christmas Festival. The joy and quiet of the season will be shared through story, singing, poetry, music and eurythmy.

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

Admission: Free. Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

School of Eurythmy
Fall End-of-Term Festival

Wednesday, December 19, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 20, 7:30pm

Since the beginning of the school year, our 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-year and postgraduate students have been immersed in learning the many elements at each stage of their studies. It is always remarkable to see the clear steps of development and refinement inherent in the training, through watching our student presentations from the first class through the post-graduate year. We invite you to join us in celebrating their work at our Fall End-of-Term Festival.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna
in the Light of Advent
With Rev. Patrick Kennedy

Thursday, December 20, 7:30pm

An evening with Raphael's famous Sistine Madonna, where we will closely observe its composition, colors, gestures, figures and background to discover the deeper secrets it speaks to the human soul about the Advent of Christ.

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 Threefold Educational Foundation

The Shepherds Play

Friday, December 21, 7:00pm

In the late 1850s, the Austrian linguist Karl Julius Schröer collected and published the Christmas Plays of Oberufer, a cycle of Medieval mystery plays that had been preserved by residents of the village of Oberufer, near Bratislava. Members and friends of the Threefold Community are pleased to continue this ancient tradition with a lively crew of community players. The Shepherds Play depicts the birth of Jesus in a stable, where he is sought out by a group of simple shepherds.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Christa Lynch: christa@threefold.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

The Christmas Story
through Readings and Carols

Monday, December 24, 4:00-5:00pm

At this Christmas Eve gathering for families and friends of all ages, let us join our voices together to create the spirit and mood of Christmas through carols and readings that will lead us into Christmas night.

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Theatre Arts with Chieh deJong

Six Wednesdays Starting January 9, 3:15-5:15pm

Learn the craft of acting and playwriting. The course will include improv techniques and stagecraft: building sets, writing and choosing music, and making costumes and props. We will finish the session with a student-led production. Ages 8-14.

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

Fee: $108.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

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

Six Wednesdays Starting January 9, 3:15-4:45pm
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 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 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 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.

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 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:
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

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 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 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.

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.

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