Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, February 5, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through June 10 (except March 4, 18, and 25, and 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 information@fibercraftstudio.org, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

An Afternoon with
Christine McLeavey Payne, Pianist

Sunday, February 7, 4:00pm

Ms. Payne will perform works by Liszt, Chopin, and Beethoven, in this afternoon concert to support the Dornach Trip of the 4th Year Students.

A prizewinner at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, Christine McLeavey Payne was featured on Radio France and France TV. Ms. Payne is the pianist and Artistic Director of Ensemble San Francisco.

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

Admission: $20 / $10 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

The Second Coming of Christ:
"By This You Know That
Summer Is Near"
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Rev. Patrick Kennedy

Monday, February 8–Friday, February 12

All are welcome to this course with the Seminarians of the Christian Community. The course includes four full days plus a half day on Friday and includes The Act of Consecration of Man, breakfast, Gospel study, and investigation of what Rudolf Steiner tells us about the Second Coming.

For those who cannot attend the full course, the evening lectures (7:30pm at the Christian Community Church) are open to all:

Monday, February 8
The Present Moment Patrick Kennedy

Tuesday, February 9
Christ's Reappearance and Human Biography Patrick Kennedy & Bastiaan Baan

Wednesday, February 10
Modern Art & the Second Coming Bastiaan Baan & Patrick Kennedy

Thursday, February 11
Traces of Christ's Coming in Literature Bastiaan Baan

Fee: Suggested donation for each evening lecture is $15. All are welcome to attend the full course; the course fee of $150 includes breakfast at the seminary, all evening lectures, and five days of study with the Seminarians.

Location: The Christian Community, 15 Margetts Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY (lectures) and at the Seminary, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Email info@christiancommunityseminary.org or call 845-356-0972 to to register for the course. Registration is not necessary for the evening lectures.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Learning to Love:
Higher Education as a Path to Individual Action
Jon McAlice

Friday, February 26, 7:30pm: Lecture
Saturday, February 27, 11:15am: Conversation

Threefold Educational Center is developing a new anthroposophical education program that will challenge the current paradigms of higher learning, addressing the need to awaken moral and spiritual capacities as the ground source of renewed leadership for the 21st century.

In preparation and support of this germinating project, Threefold is offering a year-long lecture series on a range of topics concerning the intersection of higher education and moral development. These monthly Friday evening lectures will be followed by open Saturday-morning conversations with the guest speaker and the core planning group. These conversations are intended to serve as a collaborative method of exploration and further development.

Jon McAlice is a freelance designer and consultant, focusing on the creative use of time and space. A long-time teacher and educational researcher, in 2008 Jon co-founded the Center for Contextual Studies, a collaborative endeavor in anthroposophical research. A well-known speaker, Jon leads regular workshops on Waldorf education and anthroposophical meditation. He lives with his wife and children in Ghent, NY. His books, Engaged Community: The Challenge of Self-Governance in Waldorf Education, and A Path of Encounter: Meditation, Practice, and the Art of Sensing, are available through SteinerBooks.

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

Admission: Sliding scale, $0-$20.

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey at abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
A Chekhov Intensive in
Dialogue, Scene and Group Work
with Laurie Portocarrero

February 26-28 & April 1-3, 2016
Registration deadline: January 29, 2016

This two-weekend, six-day retreat, designed for actors with some training in the techniques of Michael Chekhov, will provide an in-depth experience of the artistic presentation of dialogue, scene and group work. Over the course of two long weekends, students will work together with scenes from Shakespeare or a one-act play to deepen their experience of the basics of Michael Chekhov's technique.

The emphasis on ensemble work, and the immersive workshop setting, will offer a unique opportunity to go further with work begun in introductory classes.

Information, and to register: For a detailed description and online registration, click here.


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

A Weekend of Singing
With Christiaan Boele

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28

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

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

Explore the innate potential of the voice! For singers of all levels, for anyone seeking creative renewal; even for people who feel that they cannot sing! Christiaan Boele travels the globe year round, teaching courses and workshops based on the artistic impulse first developed by Mrs. Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner. 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.

Schedule: Friday, February 26, 7:00-9:00pm; Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, February 28, 9:00am-12:30pm.

Fee: $175 if registered by February 1; $200 thereafter.

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Finding "Balance in Teaching":
Becoming a More Effective Teacher by Tapping the Wisdom of Waldorf Education

Friday, February 26, 7:00m-9:00pm
Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-5:30pm

This inaugural Annual East Coast Teachers Conference will feature a keynote talk by Elizabeth Hall and workshops with Brigitte Bley-Swinston (painting), Helen Lubin (speech), and Marisha Plotnik (geometry). Through presentation, discussion, and hands-on workshops, we will: explore the essential ideas conveyed in Lecture IV of Rudolf Steiner's Balance in Teaching lectures for teachers (Stuttgart, September 22, 1920) • practice techniques for incorporating these dynamic ideas into your teaching • gain inspiration and insight for working with your students, managing your classroom, and transforming yourself!

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

Fee: $215 (includes lunch and snacks).

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Developing a Relationship
with the Etheric World
A Lecture by Bastiaan Baan

Saturday, February 27, 8:00pm

Long ago man had a natural relationship with the world of life forces through his deep connection with nature. Nowadays our connection with technique often seems to be stronger than with nature — which means that we are constantly in danger of losing our relationship with the etheric world. How can we consciously cultivate this relationship?

Bastiaan Baan is director of the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America. He worked for 34 years as a priest in the Christian Community in the Netherlands.

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

Admission: $20 / $10 students and seniors. All proceeds benefit the Dornach Trip Fund of the Eurythmy Spring Valley 4th Year Class.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

It’s Time to Have THE TALK
With Sharon Maxwell

Tuesday, March 1, 7:30pm

Our children are overwhelmed with information and stimulation by a culture that pushes them to be sexy before puberty begins. The social currency of sexy embeds itself into their self-image before they have any context for understanding what it means. How can they make sense of it all if we don’t provide an integrated framework for understanding sexuality?

Dr. Sharon Maxwell is a clinical psychologist in private practice, author, speaker, and consultant. Most importantly, she says, she is also a mom, who is passionate about the health and wellbeing of children and families.

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

Admission: Free.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Toward Genuine Higher Education
Daniel Hafner

Friday, March 4, 7:30pm: Lecture
Saturday, March 5, 11:15am: Conversation

Threefold Educational Center is developing a new anthroposophical education program that will challenge the current paradigms of higher learning, addressing the need to awaken moral and spiritual capacities as the ground source of renewed leadership for the 21st century.

In preparation and support of this germinating project, Threefold is offering a year-long lecture series on a range of topics concerning the intersection of higher education and moral development. These monthly Friday evening lectures will be followed by open Saturday-morning conversations with the guest speaker and the core planning group. These conversations are intended to serve as a collaborative method of exploration and further development.

Daniel Hafner is a priest in the Christian Community and a member of the Anthroposophical Society and of the School for Spiritual Science. He lives in Nuremberg, Germany.

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

Admission: Sliding scale, $0-$20.

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey at abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Crocheting Fingerless Gloves
With Madeleine Wuergler

Three Mondays: March 7 & 21, April 4
9:00-10:30am

In this workshop, we will explore the sculptural quality of crocheting by creating a pair of fingerless gloves that fit the unique size and shape of our own hand. This project includes crocheting in the round, creating a thumb opening and ending in a decorative pattern. If you choose, we can change color within the project.

Madeleine Wuergler graduated from the 5th cycle of the Applied Arts Program and has taught handwork at Green Meadow Waldorf School since 2007. She also led the adult knitting groups for many years. She is also the handwork teacher at the Otto Specht School in Chestnut Ridge.

Fee: $77 (including 4 oz plant dyed yarns). Bring size H crochet hook. Crochet hooks will be also available to purchase at the studio for $5.25.

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Building a
Speech Chorus at Threefold:
Polyhymnia with Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Spring Series: March 12-May 14

“Speech formation creates healthy words, and each single healthy word creates a healthy being. Every group which practices such activities creates larger healthy beings who move through the world healing and sacrificing themselves to repair those things which other humans have previously damaged. They neutralize the evil powers.”

— Nature Spirits and What They Say

Through practicing any form of art, we cultivate the possibility of communicating with the divine. Art is our way of both speaking to lofty spiritual beings and hearing what they say to us. In the artistic forming of speech, we take as raw material our gift of speech and lift it, shape it, and mold it; then we breathe life into it and kindle its flame so it can fly free in a symphony of sound. This joyful, often playful work fully engages the whole human being, body, soul, and spirit — all our senses — our very breath.

This course will meet weekly (eight weeks in the fall and ten weeks in the spring), building a foundation of choral speech through exercises and seasonally themed pieces. The fall and spring blocks may be taken separately, and we will start small, but we will slowly build over years toward the capacity to take up performance of grander works, particularly Rudolf Steiner’s great Foundation Stone Meditation.

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

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10-$160 for the season.

Information, and to register: Contact Virginia Hermann at virginia@threefold.org or 845-352-5020 x18.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Mending
With Chris Marlow

Two Wednesdays: March 30 & April 6
9:30-11:00am

As nature comes to life in the early spring, it is a good time to give attention to our garments or home furnishings that need renewing. In our throw-away culture, mending is becoming a lost art. Yet it is very satisfying (and economical) to be able to repair, adjust and bring new life to a favorite article of clothing or textile. In our first session we will mend knitted items with holes or snags, frayed cuffs, etc. The second session will be devoted to sewing on buttons, snaps and patches plus hemming and adjusting fit. You are invited to bring items from home to mend or we will have some samples to share.

Chris Marlow is Co-Director of the Fiber Craft Studio.

Fee: $45 (including materials).

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

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Relationship between
Inner Development
and Moral Development
Lisa Romero

Friday, April 8, 7:30pm: Lecture
Saturday, April 9, 11:15am: Conversation

Threefold Educational Center is developing a new anthroposophical education program that will challenge the current paradigms of higher learning, addressing the need to awaken moral and spiritual capacities as the ground source of renewed leadership for the 21st century.

In preparation and support of this germinating project, Threefold is offering a year-long lecture series on a range of topics concerning the intersection of higher education and moral development. These monthly Friday evening lectures will be followed by open Saturday-morning conversations with the guest speaker and the core planning group. These conversations are intended to serve as a collaborative method of exploration and further development.

Lisa Romero is a complementary health practitioner and adult educator who has applied anthroposophy to her practice since 1990. Since 2006, the primary focus of her work has been teaching inner development and anthroposophical meditation. Her courses and retreats are offered throughout the year in many communities worldwide. Her books, The Inner Work Path: A Foundation for Meditative Practice in the Light of Anthroposophy and Developing the Self: Through the Inner Work Path in the Light of Anthroposophy are available through SteinerBooks.

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

Admission: Sliding scale, $0-$20.

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey at abigail@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

The Dynamics of Negotiation:
Learning How to Navigate the
Poles of Power and Trust
With Joachim Ziegler, PhD & Jessica Heffernan Ziegler

Friday, April 8-Saturday, April 9

A collaborative leadership workshop designed to help you reach fair, efficient, wise and lasting outcomes to negotiated agreements by learning how to: Focus on the program and keep it out of the personal • head off conflicts arising from opposing needs and wants • uncover mutual interests vs. getting stuck in competing positions. Open to decision-makers in any organization or business.

Joachim Ziegler, PhD, has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994. A partner in MIRA, an international group of consultants, Joachim’s current list of American and international clients encompasses the banking, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing sectors, as well as anthroposophical institutions and Waldorf schools.

Jessica Heffernan Ziegler is Executive Director of Sunbridge Institute. She has worked as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Waldorf school administrators and teachers in both the US and Germany since 2002, with a focus on governance issues, personnel development, and leadership skills.

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

Fee: $215, with online registration (available through Thursday, January 28). Cost includes snacks and lunch and a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Walk-ins are welcome; walk-in fee is $230, payable at the door.

Information, and to register: Click here for further details and to register online. For more information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


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

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