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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 29, 10:00am-4:00pm, Rain or Shine

Celebrate nature’s gifts and fiber transformation • meet sheep, goats and bunnies • 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, or visit this page.

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, June 3, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through June 10 (except May 27). Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our plant-dyed materials and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

At our special demonstration days, you can watch us work and have a unique hands-on experience: February 12: Sewing with Felt • April 1: Paper Crafts.

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

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email, or visit our web site.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Graduation Performance

Saturday, June 4, 8:00pm

Our fourth-year class presents their graduation performance to family, friends, and all who have supported them on this incredible journey! Our three students in the "KK” Class are from Taiwan, Canada and the US. Their graduation program will include works by J. S. Bach, Rudolf Steiner, Dag Hammarskjold, Johannes Brahms, a story called “Catherine and Her Destiny,” and many other surprises.

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

Admission: Donations welcome. Seating is limited, and tickets must be reserved in advance from the Eurythmy School office.

To reserve tickets: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Catherine and Her Destiny,
A Sicilian Tale:
Children's Performance

Tuesday, June 7, 4:00pm

Performed by the 2016 Graduating Class of Eurythmy Spring Valley, "Catherine and Her Destiny" tells us of a merchant's daughter, Catherine, who has a problem: her Destiny keeps making difficulties for her! Many times she is offered help, but her trials never seem to end. Finally, her Destiny changes Catherine's life forever by giving her a mysterious gift. "What could it be good for?" She wonders . . . But it is with this gift she finds her happiness.

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

Admission: $8 adults / $5 children and students.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Excerpts from the
Eurythmy Spring Valley
Graduation Performance

Wednesday, June 8, 4:30pm

For those of you unable to attend the graduation performance of the ESV class of 2016, this afternoon will provide another opportunity to experience their culminating work. The performance includes music by J. S. Bach and Johannes Brahms, poetry by Dag Hammarskjold and Kathleen Raine, with many humorous selections. Please join us for a color-filled afternoon.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley
End-of-Term Festival

Thursday, June 9, 7:30pm

Join us in experiencing the work of our students as the ESV school year comes to a close. It is in this End of Term Festival that we glimpse the fruits of the students' labors in preparing to step into the next school year. We hope you can be with us for this demonstration of their work during the spring term.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
End-of-Year Open Workshop
and Sharing

Saturday, June 11, 3:00pm

Laurie Portocarrero, Jennifer Kleinbach, and the students of The Art of Acting invite you to their end-of-year open workshop and sharing. This year's sharing will feature audience participation, making it a a wonderful opportunity to both see and experience what The Art of Acting is all about.

Join us in celebrating nine months of intensive work with the techniques of Michael Chekhov, speech formation, clowning, movement, improvisation and much more, with the 2015-16 class.

Some material in the workshop is not suitable for children.

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

Admission is free. The workshop will last about ninety minutes.

Information: Email or call 845-352-5020 x24.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Summer Eurythmy Week

Sunday, June 19-Friday, June 24

Spend a summer week at Eurythmy Spring Valley moving with others who, too, enjoy the width, depth and pleasure eurythmy can bring. As the activities of the school year come to a close, there is no better way to rejuvenate and refresh than with a week of eurythmy, augmented by other complementary arts. The faculty for this year's ESV summer course will be Annelies Davidson and Natasha Moss for eurythmy, Jennifer Kleinbach for creative speech and Michael Howard for sculpture. Join us for this week-long course focused on giving each participant a direct experience of the health-giving benefits and depth that eurythmy can provide.

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

Course fee: $400.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2016

June 26-July 29

This summer's line-up includes 22 professional development and introductory courses and workshops presented in a variety of formats to meet everyone's needs, including ten new 2- and 3-day offerings on topics of interest for teachers from early childhood through high school.

We've added more courses and workshops on specialized subjects, while still offering our traditional favorites. Many of our most popular instructors will be returning, and we'll be welcoming many new names, including Carol Bärtges, Harlan Gilbert, Connie Helms, Suzanne Lynn, Elyce Perico, Valerie Poplawski, and Jennifer Rosenstein.

To see the offerings and the schedule, visit this page.

Information: Contact Amina Phelps, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at or 845-425-0055 x20.

Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community
Dedication Day Celebration

Sunday, July 3, 2:00pm

Join us in celebrating the Fellowship Community's fiftieth anniversary with these festive activities:

• 2:00pm: Art commission unveiling

• 2:30pm: Ice cream social and community tour

• 4:00pm: Dedication ceremony

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-8494 x2, or email

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

East Coast Singing Training
With Christiaan Boele

First session: July 5-9

"Every human being has a singing voice. Our work is to unveil, take away the hindrances, and free the voice."

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

This course is a study in singing from the School of Uncovering the Voice, an artistic impulse first developed by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner. In this work, the singer and the process of singing is viewed holistically, encouraging a natural opening and balancing of the voice.

This course will take place over three and a half years, meeting for five days each July and a long weekend each February.

Christiaan Boele travels the globe year round teaching courses and workshops. He brings profound depth, warmth and humor to his work. His workshops are refreshing, motivating and inspiring for novice and professional singers alike.

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

Download the brochure: To download a brochure with detailed information about the course, click here.

For more information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce: 646-932-6062 or

Sponsored by the Center for Biography & Social Art

Biography and Social Art
Certificate Program:
Life Gestures and
Human Development

Begins July 11-22

The Biography and Social Art Program is a unique part-time training for individuals interested in a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Practicing the art of human encounter, along with inner work, is preparation for leading others toward new possibilities of connecting with life in richer and more meaningful ways.

The program will include two phases in order to allow more people to experience an intensive immersion into biography and social art before deciding whether to continue to hone their skills and become a facilitator. Each phase takes place over two years (meeting three times per year).

The first year of this new part-time cycle will meet on July 11-22, 2016; November 28-December 2, 2016; and February 27-March 3, 2017.

Information, and to register: Email, call 413-320-1723, or visit this page.

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Summer Renewal Course:
Wonder and Beauty in the Fourth Grade

Wednesday, July 20-Saturday, July 23

Please join us for our first Handwork Summer Renewal Program. We will look deeply into the fourth grade handwork projects and curriculum and the emerging individuality of the student at this age. How can we re-enliven our relationship to this work and bring a sense of wonder and beauty to the fourth graders? Master handwork teachers MaryLynn Lorinz (Rudolf Steiner School, New York) and Laura Montano (Brooklyn Waldorf School) will share their experiences and questions. Master class teacher Giannina Zlatar will bring a picture of the fourth grade to deepen our understanding of the important transition that children of this age are going through. She will also bring Form Drawing to round out our research and artistic work.

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

Fee: $275. Some scholarship assistance is available.

Information: Call 845-425-2891 or email Click here to download a printable registration form.

Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

One-Year Part-Time
Practical Training
in Biodynamics

Starts Saturday, September 17

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to June, the Pfeiffer Center’s One-Year Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers all the timely activities of biodynamics and gardening through the seasons. In the classroom, Mac Mead and expert guest faculty introduce and explain Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science, the foundation of biodynamics. In the field, we learn and do good gardening practices — tilling and shaping beds, building compost piles, pruning, and much more. At the same time, the principles introduced in the classroom come to life in the field as we learn — by doing — how each of the biodynamic preparations is made and used through the cycle of the year.

Information: Follow these links for a full description, schedule, and registration information.

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Drama as a
Path of Consciousness:
Introductory Chekhov Workshop
with Laurie Portocarrero

Saturday, September 24

In the twentieth century, famed acting teacher Michael Chekhov explored how consciously directed physical movements can create a free inner space for the soul to express authentic human feeling. By studying the actor’s art, he said, we can learn to direct and express our feeling life by inviting our body, voice and soul to move in ways chosen by our higher self.

This one-day introductory Chekhov workshop will use speech, movement, and ensemble work — plus games and play — to dig into our individual habits of speech and movement. Then we will explore how Chekhov’s basic exercises can bring fresh consciousness and new choices to our everyday self-expression. We will experience the first step on a path toward a quality of consciousness that can empower body, soul and spirit to access and express our authentic inner selves.

No previous Chekhov experience is required — this is a great opportunity to dip your toes into this rich and enlivening work.

Schedule: This one-day workshop will begin at 9:00am and end at 8:00pm, with generous breaks for meals and snacks.

Location: The workshop will take place on the campus of Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, 35 miles from New York City.

Workshop fee: $95. Click here to register. Workshop attendees who enroll in The Art of Acting will receive a credit of $95 on their course tuition.

Information: Contact Bill Day: 845-352-5020 x24 or

Sponsored by The Anthroposophical Society in America

Fall Conference and Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 6-Sunday, October 9

The 2016 Fall Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society in America will be held at Threefold Educational Center.

The planning group began meeting in December to talk about themes and intentions for this year’s conference. Several threads are being carried as the program comes into expression:

The evolution of consciousness as expressed in drama. Under the direction of Barbara Renold, speech artists and eurythmists are rehearsing scenes from Oedipus Rex, a Shakespeare Medley, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Trial of the Soul to be performed throughout the conference. Thank you to Creative Speech North America for a grant to help fund this work!

Working with the Theme of the Year, self-knowledge and the experience of evil today, as we strive to birth the consciousness soul individually and within our communities.

Integrating the members’ meeting throughout the weekend to inform and allow dialogue to flow.

How can these threads support our conversations on the life and cultivation of anthroposophy within the Anthroposophical Society in America?

Please save the dates and watch for further program information and early registration.

Information: Please visit this page.

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

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

Ten weekend workshops
from October 2016 to June 2017
First workshop: October 15

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

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

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

Now registering! For a complete course description, click here; to see the 2016-17 schedule, click here; to register on line, click here.