Events

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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, January 30, 2:30-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Friday afternoons through June 12. 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.

Special demonstration days: January 16: Spinning; February 13: Sewing with Felt; March 20: Nuno Felting.

Schedule notes: There will be no Open Studio on February 27, March 13, April 3, or May 29.

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 Fiber Craft Studio

Introduction to the
Waldorf School Knitting Curriculum
with Madeleine Wuergler

Three Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am
February 3, 10 & 17

In this workshop, participants will learn about the Waldorf school lower school knitting curriculum. It can be rewarding to understand the knitting projects your children create in handwork class and fun to knit together with your child at home.

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to knit a first grade cat, bird or lion, a second grade gnome, lamb or pig, and/or a third grade horse.

This workshop is intended for beginners and anyone interested in knitting one or several of these items. Yarn will be provided, but please bring size 6 or 8 single pointed knitting needles if you have them; if not, they are available to purchase from the studio.

Madeleine Wuergler graduated from the fifth 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. In addition to her teaching at GMWS, she is the handwork teacher at the Otto Specht School.

Course Fee: $75.00.

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

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

Next Lecture: February 3, 7:30pm

All are welcome to these Tuesday evening lectures by visiting priests at the Christian Community Church:

February 3
On the Way toward Humanity
Rev. Erk Ludwig

February 10
Unbind him and let him go! The Awakening of Lazarus then and now
Rev. Craig Wiggins

February 17
Questions We Live With
Rev. Nora Minassian

February 24
Community
Rev. Oliver Steinrueck

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

Information: Call Rev. Thornton: 845-263-2377.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center &
The Fellowship Community

The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily
Take the Ferry to China

Thursday February 5, 8:00pm

Ning Yuan Yu and colleagues from Chunzhigu College, a new Waldorf teacher training institution in Beijing, China, will perform excerpts from Goethe's fairy tale in Chinese, directed by Barbara Renold.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x18 or email events@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

Kindergarten Conference
Vendor Hall

Saturday, February 7, 2:30–5:30pm

Handmade toys, gifts, natural crafts, art, clothing, books, dolls, yarn, fleece and more will be on sale by vendors at the 2015 WECAN Early Childhood Educators Conference. Open to the public.

Featured vendors will include: WECAN Books • Meadowlark Toys and Sunbridge Books • Artemis Wool • AE Wooden Toys • Blue Moon Studio • Community Playthings • Cottage Garden Fibers • Eden-on-Earth • Fellowship Community • Flowering Heart • Heavenly Hues • Mimi’s Designs • Pear Tree Studio • Pretty Dreamer • Q’ewar Social Project • Song and Season • Streams of Light • Sunbridge Institute • Woollies of Shirkshire Farm.

Location: Green Meadow Waldorf School Gymnasium, Chestnut Ridge Rd. between Joyce Dr. and Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Contact Andrea Cooper: conference@waldorfearlychildhood.org. Vendor opportunities are still available!


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend
With Anna Silber & Harlan Gilbert

Friday, February 13-Saturday, February 14, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled, experiential workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf education. With Anna Silber, Director of Education at Sunbridge Institute, and Harlan Gilbert, Math Teacher at Green Meadow High School, plus eurythmy faculty.

Schedule: Waldorf Weekend runs 7:00-9:00pm Friday evening and 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday.

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

Fee: $175.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

“Beat the Devil!
Faust, the Whole Story”
Performed by Glen Williamson

Friday, February 20, 8:00pm

A man and a devil will battle it out at as professional New York actor Glen Williamson performs Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story, a one-man play about love, murder, myth, magic, war, waves and a devil out of his depths.

Based on Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece, Beat the Devil! comes to Spring Valley after its award-winning appearance off Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York. Through drama and masterful storytelling, Williamson transforms Goethe’s entire 24-hour-long, two-hundred-year-old classic drama into a 90-minute sometimes humorous and always exhilarating battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction . . . and a Goddess.

Glen Williamson, a founding member in New York City of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater, appeared in numerous productions with both companies, as well as with Walking the dog Theater. He currently plays multiple roles in seven productions touring throughout North America and in Europe. His production company, Anthropos, seeks to uphold and celebrate what is truly human through the arts of theater and storytelling.

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

Tickets: Suggested donation: $15.

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Walking the Path of Maria:
Laurie Portocarerro on Her
Personal Journey through
Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas

Sunday, February 22, 4:30pm

To find ourselves, we must unfold that power first
that penetrates into our inmost being.
The word of wisdom says in truth:
Evolve yourself, in order to behold yourself.
The Portal of Initiation

What does it take to "become" the character of Maria in Rudolf Steiner's mystery dramas? Maria is at once the most advanced student of a great spiritual leader, and a flawed, striving human being. In this sharing, Laurie Portocarerro will relate the personal and artistic journey that led her deep inside the being of Maria, culminating in the historic performances of all four plays at Threefold last summer. Part storytelling, part acting, and part thoughtful insight, Laurie's presentation leaves behind a deeper appreciation and understanding of the character of Maria, of Laurie as an artist, and of the existential process that led to her epic and memorable portrayal of Maria.

Admission: Free.

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

Information: 845-352-5020 x24 or events@threefold.org.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Tennyson and Hopkins:
Poetics Lectures with John Wulsin

Five lectures, February 23-27, 11:15am-12:25pm

The Victorian Age was embodied in the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, a culmination of the whole tradition of English poetry. A virtually unknown counterpart, Gerard Manley Hopkins, was quietly writing poetry which on the one hand drew on old Anglo-Saxon rhythms, while on the other hand sounding notes anticipating modern poetry of the twentieth century.

John Wulsin is a faithful and beloved contributor to the Eurythmy School and a long-standing and highly respected teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School. He is the author of several books, including The Spirit of the English Language: A Practical Guide for Poets, Teachers & Students (Lindisfarne Books).

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

Course fee: $75 for five lectures.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Projective Geometry:
An Experiential Course
with Michael D'Aleo

Thursday & Friday, February 26-27

A two-day, five-session experiential introduction to the basic elements of projective geometry. A proper understanding of projective geometry gives one a very different experience of spatial relationships. Participants will construct a series of drawings that help illustrate the fundamental principles. We will work towards this experience with practical examples in our everyday world and in the drawings within which we express space.

Michael D'Aleo is a founding member of and Director of Research for SENSRI, the Saratoga Experiential Natural Science Research Institute. He was a co-founder of the high school at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, where he teaches physical science and mathematics.

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

Course fee: $75 for five lectures.

Information, and to register: Contact Eurythmy Spring Valley at 845-352-5020 x13 or email info@eurythmy.org for more information and an application.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Your Personal Roadmap to a More
Conscious Relationship to Money:
A Biography and Financial
Planning Workshop with
Jennifer Brooks Quinn &
Bernard C. Murphy CFP®

Friday, February 27, 7:30–9:00pm
Saturday, February 28, 9:30am–5:45pm

Develop a better understanding of money and ways to create a relationship to money that can support your life’s intentions. Using your own biography as a guide, we will also learn about practical money management tools and financial planning techniques.

The Friday evening presentation will set the stage. On Saturday, through biography exercises, structured conversations, presentations and artistic work, you will explore this new understanding and relationship to money.

This workshop is for people of all ages and income brackets. Advance registration is suggested as enrollment is limited.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a biographical counselor with a practice in Spring Valley and Brooklyn. She has been the co-director of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at both Sunbridge College and The Brooklyn Waldorf School. She offers workshops and courses in Latin America, China and the US. She is also a high school teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School.

Bernard C. Murphy is a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner™. He has worked in the area of finance for more than twenty years, including fifteen in Triform Camphill Community and seven as the President/CEO of Camphill Foundation. Bernard is currently the principal of Dovetail Financial.

To register: The fee of $95 includes the Friday evening presentation and the full-day workshop on Saturday. Advance registration is suggested; click here to register online. Those who cannot attend the Saturday workshop are invited to the Friday evening presentation ($15 suggested contribution at the door).

Location: Friday presentation: Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd. Saturday workshop: Red Barn Painting Studio, Red Barn Lane (off Hungry Hollow Rd.).

Information: Contact Bernard Murphy (bernardmu@gmail.com or 917-464-3736) or Jennifer Brooks Quinn (jbrooksquinn@gmail.com or 845-356-6389).


Sponsored by the Center for Biography
and Social Art

Making Sense of Life

Sunday, March 1, 1:00-4:00pm

Through our senses we can awaken to what is happening in the present moment. We digest the world through our senses. Social artistic activities, observation and inner reflection will weave in and out of our authentic conversation and active listening. Feelings of wonder and gratitude for the world, ourselves, and our fellow travelers, will warm our heart.

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

Admission: $30.

Information: Visit biographysocialart.org, email center4biography@gmail.com, or call Kathleen: 413-320-1723.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Kaspar Hauser: A Child of Europe
A Lecture with Adola McWilliam

Sunday, March 8, 7:30-9:00pm

Adola McWilliam is a co-founder of the Ita Wegman Association and of Glenora Farm Camphill Community in British Columbia, Canada.

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

Admission: $TBA.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Understanding and Teaching
History as an Evolution of
Consciousness
with Stephen K. Sagarin, PhD

Friday, March 13, 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 9:00am-5:30pm

This Friday evening lecture by Sunbridge faculty member and author Stephen K. Sagarin will explore how to understand world history as an evolution of human consciousness, based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and Owen Barfield. Taking this topic further, Saturday's workshop offers an opportunity for middle- and high-school teachers of history, and teachers of the history of art, music, drama, architecture and language, to explore ways this understanding can inform how history is taught.

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

Admission: $TBA.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

The Sacrament of Priest Ordination

Saturday, March 14

The Sacrament of Priest Ordination will be celebrated on March 14 in Spring Valley, New York.

Space is limited for this festive occasion and therefore registration is required!

Information, and to register: For schedule details, and to register, please visit this page. For information about housing and any other questions, please email Abigail Dancey: ccordination15@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Encountering Science and
Technology in
Age-Appropriate Ways
With Harlan Gilbert

Friday, March 20, 7:30-9:00pm

This lecture and discussion with veteran Waldorf teacher Harlan Gilbert will explore how to mine the Waldorf grades 1-5 curriculum for hidden opportunities.

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

Admission: $TBA.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Drawing with Children
With Jane Wulsin

Saturday, March 21, 9:00am-5:30pm

This hands-on workshop with veteran class teacher Jane Wulsin will explore practical skills and techniques for drawing through the Waldorf curriculum in grades 1-5.

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

Admission: $TBA.

Information: Contact Ayla Dunn at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Dyeing with Indigo
On Yarn and Fabric
with Chris Marlow

Saturday, March 28, 9:00am-1:00pm

Blue is a precious color to extract from plants. In history, the search for blue launched ships of exploration and stimulated revolution. We will go through a process of careful steps to create indigo blue dye for yarn and fabric.

Chris Marlow, director of the Fiber Craft Studio, graduated from the first Applied Arts Cycle in 1999. She was a handwork teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 15 years and at the West Side Community School, a charter school in NYC, for 2 years. She is program director for the Applied Arts Program.

Fee: $65.00, including materials.

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

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


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 15, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 9:00am-5:00pm

Don't miss this opportunity to buy beautiful, healthy, biodynamically raised bedding plants for your garden. You will find:

• Vegetables (don't miss the heirloom tomatoes),
• Annual and perennial herbs and flowers,
• Native perennials (limited quantities,
• The Pfeiffer Center's own-made teas and salves,
• Our Garden Gold Biodynamic Compost,
• And much more!

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 x20, or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2015

June & July 2015

We're pleased to announce that our Summer Series 2015 schedule is now online!

Go here to view our great line-up of 18 professional development and introductory courses and workshops — including two new offerings on topics in early childhood and four new offerings in grades 1-8 education — and be the first to register.

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

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