Events

Be the first to know! Use the button at left to join the Threefold email list and receive periodic updates about performances, events, courses and workshops in the Threefold Community.

For more information or to confirm any event listed on this page, use the contact information provided for that event.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, October 18, 10:00am-1:00pm

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.

• Attend a presentation by Director of Education Anna Silber and participate in a Q&A about Waldorf teaching and Waldorf teacher education
• Experience an artistic activity common to a Waldorf classroom
• Tour our campus and some early childhood and elementary classrooms at Green Meadow Waldorf School (next door)
• Speak with Admissions Coordinator Penelope-Myles Voss about our admissions process.

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

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

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

To register: Visit this page. Registration is required.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Finding Joy in Parenting
Young Children
With Nancy Macalaster

Wednesday, October 18, 7:30-9:00pm

Nancy Macalaster holds a degree in child development from Connecticut College and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University New England. She is a graduate of Sophia’s Hearth Family Center’s professional development course for early childhood professionals, “The Child and the Family in the First Three Years,” and has completed advanced training at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary. She has completed training in maternal and infant mental health in Boston at Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Speech School of North America

The Art of the Speaking Word:
Weekend Workshops 2017-18

A bouquet of weekend workshops for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in cultivating this signature of being human: the spoken word. All levels of experience are welcome!

The Art of the Speaking Word:
The Hexameter

Barbara Renold
October 20-22

The creative power of the word in poetry first found its expression in the divinely inspired dance of the hexameter rhythm. This epic rhythm, which allows the healthy relation of our breath to our pulse, mirrors the basic rhythm of our earthly bodily existence and gives us a healthy opportunity to restore and regulate our breathing. Through speaking hexameter we practice creating living pictures by consciously and actively forming our consonantal sounds, the picture element of language. The living, divine dance of speech, its creative power and healing forces find a basis in this extraordinary rhythmic form. Greek Gymnastics will augment our work.

Working on the Weekly Verses of
the Calendar of the Soul, Part I

Helen Lubin, Barbara Renold & Jennifer Kleinbach
November 17-19

For our second workshop we will be joined by Helen Lubin, who will work with the theme of inner and outer, using examples from Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. On Saturday morning, there will also be an opportunity to participate in a rehearsal of the Threefold Speech Chorus with Jennifer Kleinbach.

The Art of the Speaking Word in Drama:
The Self in the Community

Barbara Renold & Laurie Portocarrero
February 22-25

We will turn our focus from breathing in the story pictures of the hexameter to breathing with others in a dramatic situation. How does our speech express this different style? For our Saturday session, we will join the workshop “Art of Acting, Art of Being Together” with Laurie Portocarrero for a day of exploring ensemble building and group dynamics.

Working on the Weekly Verses of
the Calendar of the Soul, Part II

Helen Lubin, Barbara Renold & Jennifer Kleinbach
March 23-25

This will be our second workshop with Helen Lubin, who will continue her work with the theme of inner and outer, using examples from Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul. On Saturday morning there will again be an opportunity to participate in a rehearsal of the Threefold Speech Chorus with Jennifer Kleinbach.

Barbara Renold is the director of the Threefold Mystery Drama Group. She was on the faculty of Sunbridge College from 1983 until 2007.

Schedule: Each weekend workshop will begin on Friday at 4:00pm, with 90 minutes of intensive work on Rudolf Steiner’s speech exercises, originally given to teachers and lecturers. The Saturday session runs from 9:30am to 6:00pm, and the weekend wraps up with a morning session, 9:30am–noon.

Location: All workshops take place on the campus of Threefold Educational Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $125 for each workshop, or $400 for the series. Financial assistance is available upon request.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Celebrate the Seasons
with a Waldorf Teacher

Saturday, October 21, 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday, November 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 10:30am-12:00pm

For families with children ages 3-7. Come spend some time in our beautiful classrooms or outside exploring the natural world. Offerings will vary by season and will include activities led by one of our early childhood teachers.

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

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Barbara Mann: 845-356-2514 x326 or bmann@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Fourth Annual
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Saturday, October 21

Join Mac Mead, Megan Durney, and the Pfeiffer Center interns in the Pfeiffer Center garden for an evening introduction. Then it's on to Main House for biodynamic canapès on the terrace, followed by a candle-lit sit-down dinner with biodynamic wines in Threefold Café's Main House dining room.

This event is co-sponsored by the Parent Council of Green Meadow Waldorf School; all proceeds benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

The Lady and the Lion:
Evening Performance by
the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble

Saturday, October 21, 8:00pm

As autumn prepares us for the inward journey of the winter season, join us for Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble’s production of The Lady and the Lion, where a simple request for a lark in winter leads to a myriad of adventures and initiations. Adapted from a Brothers Grimm fairytale, the story leads us through many inner and outer landscapes before, with beating hearts, we find the lady and lion transformed at the end. This captivating tale will be accompanied by a selection of pieces and a glimpse of the Ensemble’s newest offerings in preparation for their November tour.

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

Tickets: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Esoteric Christianity
Speaker Series:
What Is Being Asked of Us?

Facing our time with clear spiritual sight and inner courage.

Monday, October 23, 7:30pm

The Dignity of Man
A talk by Daniel Hafner, Priest in Nurnberg, 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 Threefold Educational Center

Watercolor Painting
With Bonnie Manaças

Four Tuesdays:
October 24 & 31, November 7 & 14, 1:00-2:30pm

This series of four classes will explore watercolor painting based on Rudolf Steiner’s elaboration of Goethe’s theory of color. The classes will include a methodical color study and allow for a spontaneous and individual approach to painting.

Bonnie Manaças holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts from Concordia University, and studied painting with Donald Hall. She was a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 21 years.

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

Fee: $140, includes materials.

Information, and to register: Email Bonnie Manaças at boniman@optonline.net.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

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

On select Fridays from April to October, 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.

October 27 is the last Volunteer Day of 2017.

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


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

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

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through November 17 (except October 20) to browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our yarns and craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Don’t miss our special demonstration days, where you can watch us work and have a unique hands-on experience:

• September 8: Spindle spinning
• October 27: Hand sewing 101 (think Halloween costumes).

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 Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

Stand Up and Speak!
With Laurie Portocarrero

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

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

Who hasn’t at some point found herself paralyzed in front of a group, tongue-tied and nervous and uncertain? What to do with the podium, the notes, your hands, where to look, how to stand? We’ve all been there. For teachers, lecturers, artists, business-people, this workshop will focus on the variety of tools available from speech formation and spacial dynamics and drama, to enable us in our daily lives to stand up and speak.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

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

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

The Gender Revolution
and Why It Matters
to Your Family
With Benjamin Davis

Monday, October 30, 7:30-9:00pm

Benjamin Davis is an art therapist and educator who has been training professionals about LGBT cultural competency issues since 2006. Also working in private practice, he currently serves as a trainer for The Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by the Threefold Community

Enchanted Halloween Walk

Tuesday, October 31, 6:00-8:00pm

This is an event for children and their families, an enchanted walk through a world of light and darkness, populated by sprites, fairies, kings, queens, and a menagerie of otherworldly beings.

Location: Courtyard of Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Parking at Green Meadow and behind the Hand ’n’ Hoe, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd.

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted.

Information: Email events@threefold.org


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

All-Souls Festival
for Those Who Have Crossed
the Threshold of Death

Wednesday, November 1, 8:00pm

The month of November leads us over the bridge from Autumn into Winter. The stars are closer, as are the dead. The Festival for Those Who Have Crossed the Threshold of Death will offer eurythmy, song, reading of the names, and a short address. Due to the quiet nature of the event, doors will close at 8:00pm. All are welcome.

Admission: Donations welcome.

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Fall Block II: November 4-December 16
Spring Block: February 24-May 19

May human beings hear it . . .

In the artistic forming of speech we take as raw material our gift of speech and lift it, shape it, mold it, and breathe life into it. This joyful work fully engages the whole human being, body, soul, and spirit — all our senses — our very breath.

This course will meet weekly, building a foundation of choral speech through exercises and seasonally themed pieces. Each block can be taken separately, and culminates in a festival sharing. Open to men and women; no experience necessary!

Location: Red Barn Painting Studio, 85 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10-$160 for each block.

Information, and to register: Contact Virginia Hermann at virginia@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x118; or Jennifer Kleinbach at jennykbach@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Beginner’s Crochet Workshop
With Madeleine Wuergler

Four Mondays: November 6, 13, & 27 and December 4, 9:00-10:30am

In this course, you will learn the basics of both flat and circular crochet: Using single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and shell stitch. Create a beginner’s project of your choice. This workshop will enable Waldorf parents to keep up with their second- and third-graders.

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

Fee: $165 includes materials.

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Chartres:
The School of Philosophy
and the Cathedral
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Monday, November 6–Friday, November 10

Topics covered will include: Michael and the School of Chartres • Celtic Origins • Platonism and Its Fruits in the School of Chartres • The School of Chartres and Natura • The Seven Liberal Arts • Notre Dame de Chartres • The Cathedral: Architecture, Sculpture, Windows, the Labyrinth.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

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

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Morning in the
Nursery/Kindergarten

Friday, November 10, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, February 8, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, March 3, 9:30-11:00am

Join us with your child to experience a typical morning in our Early Childhood program. Enjoy bread-baking, circle time, outdoor play, and more!

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

Admission: Free.

Information: To register, contact Barbara Mann at 845.356.2514 x326 or bmann@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

50th Anniversary
Weekend Conference

Friday- Saturday, November 10-11

On November 10 and 11, Sunbridge Institute marks its half-century milestone and its legacy as North America’s oldest Waldorf teacher education institute with a 50th Anniversary Weekend Conference. The conference will bring together individuals from throughout our many years, as well as educators, artists and innovators working within a range of Waldorf-related fields today, to participate in a program of events that will pay tribute to our past, explore and celebrate the state of Waldorf Education today, and look ahead to the future of the Waldorf movement.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page for up-to-date information and online registration.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Beekeeping for the Future
With Bill Day

Saturday, November 11, 9:00am-5:00pm

If you are thinking about getting honeybees next spring, now is the time to prepare. This one-day workshop will address questions all aspiring beekeepers need to ask as they prepare to embark on this spiritual yet profoundly nature-bound journey. For beekeepers with one or two years’ experience, this workshop is a great opportunity to take stock, ask questions, and learn new perspectives.

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

Fee: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Rudolf Steiner, Human Evolution and Modern Science: Reconciling Two World Views and the Central Issue of Human Evolution
With Michael Judge

Wednesday, November 15-Friday, November 17, 9:35am–2:55pm

Rudolf Steiner, as a spiritual scientific researcher, reports to us that there should not be any disagreement between true results from spiritual scientific and material scientific research. Yet, the results from these two approaches do not seem to agree on the face of it. Material science views spiritual science as fantastic imaginations with little connection to reality, whereas spiritual science perceives material science as ignoring the human being and reducing living existence to only physical laws and matter.

Michael Judge is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has earned certificates in conventional and Waldorf education. He has been a student of anthroposophic spiritual science for 35 years. He lives in the Washington, DC, area.

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

Course fee: $135.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

High School Open House

Wednesday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us to learn more about the advantages of a Waldorf High School education. The evening includes a faculty/student panel, a campus tour, and a Q&A.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: To register, contact Melissa McDonagh at 845.356.2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Technology, Spirituality
and the Transhuman Future
A Talk by Thomas Meyer

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30pm

The character of Doctor Strader in Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas is linked to present-day problems and tasks like the development of new etheric energy at the disposal of all, facing evil, particularly facing Ahriman.

This talk will start with passages from the fourth drama and discuss the inspiration of Reinecke as an instrument to stop Strader. It will shed light on transhumanism as an Ahrimanic counter impulse of what should be developed as truly super-human faculties.

Thomas (“T.H.”) Meyer is the founder and publisher of Perseus Verlag, Basel, and editor of the monthly journal Der Europaer. He is the author of biographies of D. N. Dunlop and Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz, as well as Rudolf Steiner’s Core Mission, The Bodhisattva Question, Clairvoyance and Consciousness, and Reality, Truth and Evil.

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

Suggested donation: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Gino Ver Eecke: 845-356-1380.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Rummage Sale to Benefit the
Eurythmy Spring Valley
Student Emergency Fund

Saturday, November 18, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, November 19, 10:00am-2:00pm

Please donate your gently used and good quality clothing, books, furniture and other household items for resale. Drop off your donations Friday, November 17, 3:00-5:30pm through Saturday, November 18, 9:00-11:00am, on the back porch of the Threefold Café. Note: We are not able to accept strollers, cribs, mattresses, or undergarments. All proceeds benefit the Student Emergency Fund, coordinated by the students of Eurythmy Spring Valley.

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 The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Building Christ Community:
An Open Course
Especially for Affiliates
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan,
Rev. Patrick Kennedy,
& Rev. Oliver Steinrueck

Monday, November 27–Friday, December 1

In this open course, we will investigate how community in affiliates and congregations of The Christian Community can be built up.

Themes to be covered will include: • Body, soul and spirit of a community • Pioneering situations: How to begin? • Organization, finances and practice • “You are the Body of Christ”: A Theology of community building.

Fee: $150, includes breakfast each day.

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

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, December 1, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, January 19, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, March 16, 9:00-11:00am
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 Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community Christmas Festival and Holiday Sale

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

Our many workshops have been busy all year making wonderful and unique gifts: Candles, wooden toys, Waldorf dolls, hand-woven scarves and mittens, books, pottery, jams, jewelry and much much more! Our gem and mineral collection is superb! Children of all ages will enjoy our gift-making activities and be delighted by the weekend-long puppetry and music. The Fellowship's continuous Café offers wholesome homemade savory and sweet dishes.

Proceeds from this event will 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 Threefold Educational Foundation
& the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research

Spiritual Science
and Technology Retreat

Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 3

Who Is Invited
Anyone with a strong connection to anthroposophy who is actively engaged inwardly and/or outwardly with the issue of technology.

Retreat Objectives
• Deepen our understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual scientific ideas about technology and human and earthly evolution.
• Share perspectives, experiences, and research questions concerning technology with each other.
• Consider how individuals in the various practical fields of anthroposophy can collaborate together, and with other like-minded people from various backgrounds, to contribute to the ethical use and development of technology for the betterment of humanity.
• Share ideas and plans for future technology-related activities and events.

Schedule
The retreat begins with registration at 4:00pm on Friday, December 1, and ends at 12:30pm on Sunday, December 3. A complete schedule will be sent to registrants in November. A pre-retreat meeting for First Class members of the School of Spiritual Science on the topic of technology will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, December 1. More details will be provided with the registration information.

Required Preparatory Reading
Foreword and Chapters 1-3 (up to page 102) of Machines and the Human Spirit by Paul Emberson. This book can be ordered from Meadowlark Toys and Sunbridge Books in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Call 845-290-1572 Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, or email info@meadowlarktoys.com.

Fee: Sliding scale, $75 to $125 (includes dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and snacks). The fee is intended to cover the costs of the conference, which we estimate will average $100 per participant. Please contribute what you can. Advance registration is required by November 15. We would appreciate it if you register as soon as possible. We are using your responses on the registration form to help form the retreat agenda and to make other practical arrangements.

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.

Information: For more information, contact Gary Lamb: glamb@thecenterforsocialresearch.org.

Click here to register.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

Calming the Chaos Within
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, December 2, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

We live in a troubled world, and experience daily anxieties and darknesses of every kind, that rattle and frazzle, shake and drain us, constantly knocking the ground out from under us, clouding our clarity, and upsetting our equilibrium. This workshop will focus on selected exercises and tools drawn from drama, movement, and creative speech to ground and calm, manage the darkness and chaos, and help us to strengthen our inner creative life and take hold of ourselves again, so we can bring our best to the present moment.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

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

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

School of Eurythmy
Fall End-of-Term Festival

Wednesday, December 13, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 7:30pm

Since the beginning of the school year, our 1st, 2nd, 4th year and stage training 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. This year, we are blessed with a large group of combined 4th and 5th year students, for what is sure to be a an exciting and joyful sharing. 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 Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Family Christmas Festival

Sunday, December 17, 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 the Pfeiffer Center

The Agriculture Course:
An Intensive Study of the Origins
and Future of Biodynamics

2018 Focus: White Oak & Chamomile as Biodynamic Preparations and Healing Plants
With Mac Mead,
Jean-David Derreumaux, Megan Durney,
Harald Hoven, & Deb Soule

Friday, January 12-Monday, January 15

The Pfeiffer Center’s 2018 midwinter intensive study of biodynamics offers participants an in-depth examination of two plants used in making biodynamic preparations: white oak and chamomile. Through a combination of lectures, artistic activities, practical experiences, observation exercises, and conversation we will investigate what qualities give these humble plants their powerful medicinal healing powers.

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. Join us!

For updated information about the program and online registration, please visit this page.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

What Ails Thee?
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, January 13, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

Can we move beyond our busy and preoccupied modern habit of “HeyhowyadoingFinethanks”? Can we seek ways to turn the clear light of cool objectivity on our own soul lives and bring warm attentive interest to the human being in front of us? Can we learn to truly ask, “How are you? How can I help?” This deep-winter journey focuses on partner and pair activities and exercises that revolve around healing interactions with the Other, and how to meet in the Middle, out of truly quest-ing openness.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

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

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep to Shawl:
A Year-Long Course in
Artistic Fiber Crafts

10 Saturdays, January-December 2017
First meeting: January 28

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 27, February 17, March 10, April 7, May 5, June 9, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8.

Tuition: $995 includes materials.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Understanding
Waldorf Education: Part 1
With Jack Petrash

Tuesday, January 30, 7:30-9:00pm

Retired Washington Waldorf School class teacher, author, and TEDx Speaker Jack Petrash is an experienced Class Teacher, an engaging thinker, and a beloved guest at Green Meadow. He is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education and several other books.

For parents of children in Lower School and Middle School (Grades 1-8).

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation
& The Art of Acting

Art of Acting, Art of
Being Together
With Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, February 24, 9:00am-5:00pm

A workshop in the series, The Art of Acting, Art of Being Human.

Our Western culture has a highly developed experience of individuality and self-sufficiency, perhaps at the expense of our ancient instinctive sensitivity for the group or community. Can we build a new, conscious connection to one another? In this workshop, the focus is on ensemble-building games and play, exercises in group dynamics. Great for those on boards or in faculties, for people creating schools or building businesses, or anyone seeking to experience ourselves as a conscious collective, bringing our best individual selves to the service of the community.

Laurie Portocarrero trained in the Chekhov method under Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan, and has studied and taught movement, drama and speech in the US and abroad. A member of The Actors’ Ensemble, Walking the dog Theater, Shakespeare Alive! and Threefold Mystery Drama Group, Laurie also directs a summer children’s program, Shakespeare on the Green, and teaches drama and storytelling to special needs adults.

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

Fee: $115.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description of this series of workshops and online registration. For more information, call 845-352-5020 x124 or email billday@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Spring Block: February 24-May 19

May human beings hear it . . .

In the artistic forming of speech we take as raw material our gift of speech and lift it, shape it, mold it, and breathe life into it. This joyful work fully engages the whole human being, body, soul, and spirit — all our senses — our very breath.

This course will meet weekly, building a foundation of choral speech through exercises and seasonally themed pieces. Each block can be taken separately, and culminates in a festival sharing. Open to men and women; no experience necessary!

Location: Red Barn Painting Studio, 85 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10-$160 for each block.

Information, and to register: Contact Virginia Hermann at virginia@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x118; or Jennifer Kleinbach at jennykbach@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Understanding
Waldorf Education: Part 2
With Betty Staley

Monday, April 23, 7:30-9:00pm

Betty Staley directs the Waldorf High School Teacher Education at Rudolf Steiner College in CA, as well as programs for public school teachers. A Waldorf educator for over 30 years at the kindergarten, elementary, high school, and teacher training levels, she is a founder of the Sacramento Waldorf High School, where she taught history and literature for 19 years.

For parents of children in High School (Grades 9-12).

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Contact Vicki Larson at 845-356-2514 x311, or vlarson@gmws.org.

items