Events

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Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

An Introduction to the Lower School

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE:
Tuesday, March 26, 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 the Steiner School for Speech Arts

Speech Sharing
of the Speech, Eurythmy and Seminary Students

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30pm

Come to our end-of-term speech sharing and hear the continuing tale of Kingsley’s Andromeda and excerpts from Longfellow’s Hiawatha. Live into the spirit drama of Byron’s Manfred and Steiner’s Portal of Initiation. Enjoy the Bard’s characters from Henry VIII and The Tempest!

Location: Red Barn Studio, 185A Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Free; donations welcome.

Information: Email Barbara Renold: barbararenold@yahoo.com.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Ordination of Priests

Thursday, March 28-Sunday, March 31

Come celebrate with us the consecration of three individuals into the priesthood of the Christian Community.

Thursday, March 28
7:00pm: Evening Talk in Anticipation of the Ordinations

Friday, March 29
10:30am: The Sacrament of Ordination for Cheryl Prigg
12:00-1:00pm: Reception and Light Refreshments
7:00pm: Evening Talk in Anticipation of the Ordinations

Saturday, March 30
10:30am: The Sacrament of Ordination for Luis Gonzalez
12:00-1:00pm: Reception and Light Refreshments
3:30-6:30pm: Afternoon Events & Program

Sunday, March 31
10:30am: The Sacrament of Ordination for Matthias Giles
12:00-1:00pm: Reception and Light Refreshments

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

For information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, March 29, 2:00-4:30pm

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.

Special demonstration days: April 26: Learn to Knit / Knit a Square; May 24: Crochet a Heart.

Upcoming Open Studios: April 5, April 26, May 10, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28.

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 Fellowship Community

Rudolf Steiner
Death Day Remembrance

Friday, March 29, 4:30pm

The Fellowship Community will be hosting a Rudolf Steiner Death Day Remembrance in the Goethe Room at Hilltop House.

Location: The Goethe Room at Hilltop House, 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 the Fellowship Community

A Cultural Journey
in Argentine Tango
With Madalyn and Nelson Avila

Saturday, March 30, 4:30-5:45pm

World-renowned Argentine tango star Nelson Avila and his wife and partner Madalyn will present some of Nelson’s amazing dance history in honor of many of the great Argentine musicians singers, poets, and dancers of all time. We look forward to sharing our photo/video presentation and tango demonstration as an introduction to our series of Argentine Tango Classes scheduled for Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 25. No partner necessary.

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

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Winter End-of-Term Festival

Thursday, April 4, 7:30pm

Since the beginning of ESV's winter term, our students have been immersed in learning the many elements at each stage of the training. 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. It is also a special occasion for the third-year class, who take wing in their first performance wearing their first eurythmy veils! We invite you to join us in celebrating their work at our Winter 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 the Center for Biography & Social Art

Eldering as an Improvisational Journey
With Kathleen Bowen,
Jennifer Brooks Quinn,
and Signe Schaefer

Friday, April 5, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 9:30am-4:30pm

Can we approach growing older without dread of the future or the desire to cling to earlier ways of defining ourselves? Are there essential human qualities that only come alive through the process of aging? This workshop will use biography and social art exercises to bring to light the events and patterns in our earlier life phases to help us discover imaginations for our later years. Can we step toward an unknown reality with interest and inner strength? We will review our learning over the years, reflect on our relationship to aging and explore what we still hope to do with our remaining time on earth.

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

Fee: $15 for Friday night only; $95 for both days.

Information, and to register: Email info@biographysocialart.org or visit our website. Please register by March 29.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Children

Sunday, April 7, 10:00am-12:30pm

Heightening Awareness in the Outdoors

Sunday, April 28, 10:00am-12:30pm

Natural Camouflage, Tracking, and Stalking

Sunday, May 5, 10:00am-12:30pm

Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

Sunday, May 19, 10:00am-12:30pm

Cookout: Open Fire Cooking and Techniques for Cooking Outdoors

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: $140 for sessions ($40 off), or $45 for a single 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 Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Families

Sunday, April 7 & 28, 2:00-4:30pm

Bowl and Spoon Making Part 2

Sunday, May 5 & 19, 2:00-4:30pm

Harvesting and Processing Spring Plants for Survival

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!

Due to the hands-on nature of the Family program, 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. Sign up for all 4 sessions and receive 10% off your family total.

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 Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Tuesday Evening Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30pm

Death’s Masks: “The Drama of Death and Its Masks”
With Rev. Sanford Miller

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 the Center for Biography & Social Art

Introductory Evening:
What Is This Work?

Friday, April 12, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of social artistry, and experience Biography and Social Art through exercises and conversation.

Meeting each other in authentic ways, we awaken connections within and with others. This evening is for those considering the training program or who wish to learn more about this work. Our Certificate Program begins this summer from July 29-August 9. This three-year program meets three times per year: two weeks each summer and one week each fall and spring. Graduates continue on to transform areas of health and elder care, counseling, art therapy, education, leadership, community development and social renewal. This is work that serves our times by bringing social artistry to life.

Location: Lower Brookside Building, 287 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Suggested donation: $10-$20.

Kindly RSVP: Email info@biographysocialart.org or visit our website.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sew a Short Top with Sleeves

Friday-Sunday, April 12-14

With fabric of natural fibers, we will shape and cut to create a design for a short top with sleeves. As we work, we will plan our designs striving to waste little to no fabric. Sewing a garment by hand gives us the opportunity for quiet and meditative working, a chance to center ourselves and to create our own special garment. Come join this exploration along the path toward the renewal of clothing.

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

Schedule: Friday, 7:00-9:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00-3:00pm.

Fee: $275 includes materials.

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


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Begin a Vegetable Garden
With Mac Mead

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

This workshop is for anyone who wants to start a vegetable garden, incorporating basic skills for new gardeners. Topics covered will include: planning the garden (what goes where and when), preparing the soil, fencing, planting and raising seedlings, companion planting, making and using compost, and weeding and mulching. Participants will walk away with the information and hands-on experience they need to get started this spring in their own garden.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by the Otto Specht School

Otto Specht School
Farm Faire

Saturday, April 13, 10:00am-4:00pm

A fun-filled family event, with music, games, food from a local chef, vendors, an auction, crafts, and more, to raise funds for the operation and expansion of our outdoor education programs. Activities will include: Crafts, games, puppet show, music, food, and more!

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

Information: Contact Chela Crane: ccrane@ottospecht.org, and visit this page.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

The Nature Place Day Camp
Open House

Saturday, April 13, 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday, May 11th, 1:00-4:00pm

Come learn more about The Nature Place at our Open House, where you’ll be welcomed by many members of the family in our family-run camp! We’ll take you on a tour, give you a full picture of what we do and why we do it, and answer your questions about the ins and outs of camp.

Location: Meet at the Lower School Building of Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Music Series Presents:
Ludwig van Beethoven

Sunday, April 14, 4:00pm

Emmanuel Vukovich (violin) and Kyungwha Chu (piano) perform two works by Beethoven: Sonata No 9 in A minor Op 47 “Kreutzer” and Concerto in D op 61 for violin and orchestra.

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.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

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 Hungry Hollow Co-op
& The Nature Place

Community Exchange
Conversations Around Sustainability:
The Clothes We Wear

Wednesday, April 17, 6:45-7:45pm

Let’s get together, share ideas and brainstorm solutions to roadblocks encountered in our individual and family sustainability efforts!

Location: The Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

Information: Contact the Nature Place at 845-356-1234 or camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Conscious Beekeeping
With Bill Day

Friday, April 26, 2:00-5:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday’s half-day orientation for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; alternative hive designs; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.

The full-day Saturday workshop will present and discuss practical, biodynamically oriented approaches to meeting our honeybee’s present-day challenges by creating conditions in which they can thrive and flourish.

Weather permitting, both workshops will include visits to the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where techniques discussed in the classroom will be demonstrated.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55 for the Friday session, $95 for the Saturday workshop.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for the Friday workshop, and this page for the Saturday workshop.


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 NAANA

Introductory Workshop:
Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing

Saturday, April 27, 8:30am-3:00pm

A special day-long experience offered for nurses, nursing students, and caregivers new to the ideas of Anthroposophic Nursing. The workshop will include presentations, discussion and hands-on experiences of Anthroposophic Nursing care.

Fee: $120 / $50 students.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by NAANA

Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing

Saturday, April 27-Saturday, May 4

A course designed to introduce the principles of nursing practice extended by anthroposophy. It includes a range of Anthroposophic Nursing topics that address the anthroposophic foundations of nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, healing impulses, and also focuses on personal and professional development.

Fee: $1,470 / $900 students.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Spring Studio Program

Saturday, April 27, 8:00pm

The Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble presents “Illusions,” a new composition by Texas-based pianist and composer Melanie Richards. “Illusions” is a setting of the Ralph Waldo Emerson poem for soprano and string quartet that also incorporates speech eurythmy.Melanie Richards was a pianist with Eurythmy Spring Valley between 1984 and 2003, serving as the Ensemble’s tour pianist during her last five years in New York.

In addition to the première, this evening performance will include artistic offerings from local eurythmists. Come join us to experience this unique collaboration of artists!

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Wild Edibles Foraging

Sunday, April 28, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a vernal adventure into our environs to discover what’s growing wild and edible in our own neighborhoods. We’ll learn plant names, properties, tastes, uses in cooking, and get an overall feel for a number of plants. Early spring should yield a bounty of tender flora. Join us for a fun, investigative feast from the earth, followed by an optional Nature Place Day Camp Open House from 1:00-4:00pm.

Location: Meet at the Lower School Building, Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

Information: Visit our website, call 845-356-1234, or email camp@thenatureplace.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

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

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Gardening with Teagan Blackburn

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:
Fiber Craft with Chieh deJong

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:
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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30pm

For the second year running, the International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) in anthroposophical medicine and the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing will convene in Chestnut Ridge this spring. Once again, Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble is honored to bring a performance to this conference, sharing their new evening program, “Into the Heart’s Unknown.”

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by 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.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Family Day Hike in Harriman

Saturday, May 4, 10:00am-1:00pm

Join Nature Place trip leaders for a fun, family-friendly excursion in our favorite stomping grounds—Harriman State Park. Explore all that spring in the park has to offer, meet other outdoor-loving families, learn about local plants and animals, get some good exercise in the fresh air, and enjoy your packed lunch with a beautiful view.

Location: Harriman State Park.

Fee: Free.

Information: Email camp@thenatureplace.com to RSVP and we’ll provide you with further details, including meet-up location.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

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 by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Adults

Saturday, May 11, 10:00am-4:00pm

Learn to Basket Weave

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: $75 per full-day workshop.

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 Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 17, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 19, 9:00am-3:00pm

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

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

Every plant and product sold at our sale is raised and made by Pfeiffer Center staff and interns using biodynamic methods, and all proceeds from the plant sale benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center.

Location: In the Pfeiffer Center garden, opposite 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY; click here for directions.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley Postgraduate Performance

Saturday, May 18, 8:00pm

This term, the postgraduate students have been diligently preparing their evening program and planning their regional tour. Hailing from Taiwan, Slovenia, and the United States, the five postgraduates are eager to share their culminating work with the community and warmly invite you to their program, which includes music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich and Arnold Schoenberg; a Japanese tale called “The Stone Cutter”; and poetry by Rudolf Steiner, Mary Oliver, Shel Silverstein, Li Qing Zhao, and more!

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 19, 10:00am-4:00pm, Rain or Shine

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

Indoor and outdoor activities!

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

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

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


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The Pfeiffer Center CSA

First Pickup: Tuesday, June 11

The Pfeiffer Center’s 2019 CSA offers 23 weekly pickups of our own freshly harvested, biodynamically raised vegetables, herbs, and flowers from June 11 through November 12. Pickup is conveniently located at nearby Duryea Farm from 3:30 to 6:00pm.

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2019

June 23-July 26

This summer's schedule includes seventeen professional development and general interest 5-day courses and weekend workshops on topics in Waldorf education from early childhood through high school, plus leadership and the arts, including a brand-new workshop on Essentials of Anthroposophy.

You can view the complete 2019 lineup here. Full descriptions, including faculty bios and online registration, will be posted January 15.

Information: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Applied Arts Program 11th Cycle

Summer Dates: July 1-12
Winter Dates: February 24-28

The Applied Arts Program, a professional development opportunity for Waldorf handwork teachers and aspiring teachers, explores the art, philosophy, practice and pedagogy of teaching handwork. The course meets in the Fiber Craft Studio on the Threefold campus for two weeks each summer and one week each winter for four years. In their time together, students and teachers form a learning community that supports their artistic development as well as their spiritual and practical striving.

A path of learning and inner development based on the study and practice of anthroposophy, Waldorf education, the arts, and the fiber crafts for Waldorf handwork teachers.

Nicole Nicola Rodriguez, Program Director Nicole has been the handwork teacher at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia for 25 years. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and the first cycle of the Applied Arts Program. She has been the program director and lead teacher for the 4th, 6th, and 9th cycles of this program and will return in this role for the 11th cycle.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


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

East Coast Singing Retreat
Led by Christiaan Boele

Friday, July 5-Sunday, July 7

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

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

For anyone interested in singing in a holistic, spirit-filled and heart-opening way! Discover the innate potential of your voice. This retreat is for singers of all levels, musicians, teachers, and any person yearning to sing with creative renewal. No special talent or musical ability is required.

Christiaan Boele trained at conservatories in the Netherlands and Germany and is the leading authority on the Werbeck method. He has devoted his life to the School of Uncovering the Voice, performing, conducting, and teaching courses around the globe.

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

Schedule: Friday, July 5, 6:30-8:30pm; Saturday, July 6, 9:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, July 7, 9:00am-12:30pm.

Tuition: $225.

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


Sponsored by The Steiner School for Speech Arts & Threefold Educational Foundation

Mystery Drama Summer School:
Interdisciplinary Intensive
With Barbara Renold
And Guest Faculty to be Announced

August 8-18

Polarities in the social chaos of our time . . .

For ten days this August, director and speech artist Barbara Renold will lead an interactive, interdisciplinary plunge into the third mystery drama, The Guardian of the Threshold, with a focus on scenes 3, 7, and 8: Lucifer and Ahriman’s kingdoms and the Guardian.

Study and discussion will be enriched and illuminated by group artistic activities. Actors’ workshops, eurythmy, and speech exercises will enable us to penetrate the scenes more deeply through “hands-on” experience. Group explorations of indications in Rudolf Steiner’s Speech and Drama Course, given in September 1924, will also inform our work.

Join us, and immerse yourself in the illuminating power of Rudolf Steiner’s mystery dramas!

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

Housing: For information about housing options in the Threefold community, please visit this page.

Tuition: $450-$700, sliding scale. Tuition includes lunch daily at Threefold Café. Our intention is that no one be excluded for financial reasons; financial aid and work-study opportunities will be offered.

Information, and to register: Visit this page for a full description and online registration. Questions about the program? Contact Barbara Renold: barbararenold@yahoo.com.


Sponsored by Nature Place Day Camp & The Pfeiffer Center

Farm and Garden Days:
A Hands-On Garden, Farm and Forest Experience for Children Ages 5 to 13

Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17

Farm and Garden Days is a small (80 participants), specialized, hands-on farm, garden and nature experience for children ages 5-13. Digging potatoes, picking peas, milking cows, visiting horses and honeybees, making pizza in an outdoor clay oven, and more — with plenty of time for swims, exploring nearby woods and streams, art activities, music and games.

Farm and Garden Days is a collaboration between The Nature Place and The Pfeiffer Center. Activities take place in the Pfeiffer Center’s biodynamic gardens and at neighboring Duryea Farm.

Fee: $925 for the week. ($1,200 for children coming from New York City; includes bus transportation from Manhattan and Brooklyn.)

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by the Otto Specht School

Otto Specht School
Community 5K

Saturday, September 21

In the spirit of the Waldorf 100 Marathon around the World project, the Otto Specht School presents a 5K race through the Threefold and Fellowship communities.

Save the date and lace your sneakers up!

Information: Contact Chela Crane: ccrane@ottospecht.org.

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