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Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Conversations with Color:
An Exhibition of Watercolors
by Bonnie Manaças

Daily through April 8, 10:00am-8:00pm

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

Information: Email Bonnie Manaças at boniman@optonline.net.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, February 23, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio at Orchard House on Friday afternoons (except March 16) to 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.

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 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 The Nature Place

Maple Sugaring

Saturday, February 24, 12:00-1:00pm & 3:00-4:00pm

Join The Nature Place for our most popular public program, beginning at 12 PM and 3 PM (it’s so nice, we do it twice!). We’ll learn all about maple trees, discovering what it takes to turn sap into syrup. We’ll then tap a maple tree, taste the sap that drips out, set it boiling over a fire, and enjoy thickened maple syrup over crushed ice. Participants will take home spouts for tapping your very own tree.

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

Fee: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-1234, email camp@thenatureplace.com, or visit our web site.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

The Nature Place Day Camp
Open House

Saturday, February 24, 1:00-3:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 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 Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Uncovering the Voice:
A Three-Day Singing Workshop
with Christiaan Boele

Monday-Wednesday, February 26-28
9:35-10:45am & 11:15am-12:25pm each day

After four consecutive years of enthusiastic teaching and joyful singing, Christiaan Boele returns to bring The School of Uncovering the Voice back to our community for a three-day workshop. Out of the artistic impulse developed by Mrs. Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström under the guidance of Rudolf Steiner, Christiaan offers a refreshing, motivating and inspiring approach for the novice and professional alike. All are welcome who long to sing, even those who feel they cannot! No special talent required.

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

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

Fee: $100 in advance; $125 at the door.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Morning in the
Nursery/Kindergarten

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, and to register: Contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845-356-2514 x302.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley
Ensemble Performance:
Premiere and Lecture Demonstration!

Saturday, March 3, 8:00pm

Come join us for a rich and varied program, premiering Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble’s newest offerings! Beneath the quiet boughs of winter, seeds for a new evening program have been germinating. As we round the corner into springtime, we invite you to see these new pieces unfold. Drawing on themes from the journey of initiation, the program will include, among others, an excerpt from The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot. Together with Annelies Davidson, the Ensemble will also share a lecture-demonstration on English speech eurythmy, which will be presented in April at "Speech-Movement," the 2018 international conference in Dornach, Switzerland.

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

Primitive Living Skills Workshop
Children’s Session

Sunday, March 11, 10am-12:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 10am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 10am-12:30pm
Sunday, June 10, 10am-12:30pm

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: $45 for single session. Package offers available on website.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register. Please call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com with any questions.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills Workshop
Family Session

Sunday, March 11, 2:00-4:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 2:00-4:30pm

This workshop is for families (with children ages 6 and up) wanting to connect with each other as well as with the earth. Our Primitive Living Skills series for families covers 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!

Location: The Nature Place Day Camp, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $25 per participant.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register. Please call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com with any questions.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley
& Green Meadow Waldorf School

Japanese Taiko Drumming Performance

Sunday, March 11, 4:00pm

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the majestic rhythms of Japanese Taiko Drumming with the Sakura Taiko Ensemble! Sakura Taiko (Sakura meaning "Cherry Blossom") was formed by Yoko Battista, founder of "Niji No Kai," a non-profit organization that supports children of criminals and juvenile delinquents to re-adjust to society. Twelve years ago, Battista decided to have a Japanese Taiko Drumming performance at the Cherry Blossom Festival in the city of White Plains, NY. She invited Hiroyuki Kurashima, one of the Osuwa School’s Taiko masters and a professional Taiko drummer of his own group "Taiko Masala" (based in Brooklyn). Together they offered to teach free classes to young children so they could perform at the Festival. Still comprised of its initial members since its founding, Sakura Taiko maintains a traditional and modern repertoire of 15 pieces, and encourages and inspires people through local schools, organizations, festivals and celebrations.

This event is a benefit for the ESV 4th Year class trip to Dornach, Switzerland, in June 2018.

Location: Rose Hall, Green Meadow Waldorf School Arts Building, 301 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Tickets: $20 / $10 students and seniors.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

The Cross in Our Humanity
With Oliver Steinrueck

Tuesday, March 13, 7:30pm

Understanding the language of the Easter events as a revelation — and healing.

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

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted.

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Celebrate the Seasons
with a Waldorf Teacher

Saturday, March 17, 10:30am-12:00pm

Join us for Celebrate the Seasons with Andrea Gambardella. St. Patrick’s Day is the time to plant peas in this area. We will be preparing pots and soil, nestling peas into their beds for a June harvest, and singing songs to entice the coming Spring. Enjoy oatmeal with maple syrup; it's maple sugaring time! For families with children ages 2-7.

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

Admission: Free.

Information, and to register: Contact Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh at 845-356-2514 x302.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Outragehisss Pets
Live Animal Show

Saturday, March 17, 12:00-1:00pm

Outragehisss Pets brings a menagerie of wild animals to The Nature Place for us to learn about, see up close, and even touch or hold. Some animals are soft (chinchillas), some fluffy (fennec foxes), rough (armadillos), scaly (snakes), spiky (hedgehogs), but all are outrageous! Join us for our annual winter animal program, followed by an optional camp open house at The Nature Place Day Camp, from 1:00–4:00pm.

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

Fee: Free.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

The Soul Wants to Speak,
the Soul Wants to Sing!
With Linling Xing

Saturday, March 17, 4:30pm

Linling Xing will give a solo eurythmy performance featuring her special blend of China and the West. “Reminiscent of the sentient soul, the program features Chinese poetry from ancient times until the 20th century, weaving Chinese and western music by means of string instruments. It is a soul journey of love, leading us to experience the longing for reunion, the melancholy of loss, the grief of separation, and the joy of new birth! What binds us together? What is life and death in the Chinese folk soul? You decide!”

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

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted.

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

From Slavery to Freedom:
A Journey from Passover to
Shavu'os, from Easter to Whitsun
with Richard Swerling

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30pm

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

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted.

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


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!

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

“Under the Big Top”:
Annual Benefit & Auction

Saturday, March 24, 7:00-11:00pm

Green Meadow's Annual Benefit & Auction is a fun, creative, adults-only party and online auction that supports major capital and programmatic initiatives. This year’s project funds will support enhancements to the Athletics, Games and Movement program.

All funds raised from this benefit will benefit Green Meadow programs.

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

Information: Contact Lynne Wu at 845-356-2514 x304 or lwu@gmws.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Understanding
Waldorf Education: Part 2
With Betty Staley

Monday, March 26, 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.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Winter End-of-Term Festival

Wednesday, March 28, 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. 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 by Sunbridge Institute

Subject Teachers Conference:
Pedagogical Foundations and Practical Aspects of Waldorf Subject Teaching

Friday, April 6 & Saturday, April 7

Subject teachers play an essential role in the life of every Waldorf school — and in the experience of every Waldorf student. Bringing their gifts and expertise in their area of specialization, subject teachers complete the breadth and depth of the Waldorf curriculum. In this inaugural conference, subject teachers from across all subject areas will convene to learn about and share with one another the challenges and opportunities inherent to subject teaching.

Jana Hawley (Music) is director of Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program and the Institute’s intensives in Elementary Music and Grades 1-12 World Language teaching. Jana has been on the Sunbridge faculty since 2002. Jana has also been on the faculty of Green Meadow Waldorf School since 2006 as a class teacher, music teacher, and a member of the Teacher Development Committee; she currently teaches singing in Green Meadow’s Lower School and serves as Lower School Chair and a member of the Collegium Committee. She spent 14 years on the faculty of the Whidbey Island Waldorf School, teaching music and main lessons, and has also been a visiting faculty member at several Waldorf teacher training institutes in the US, as well as abroad. She earned her BFA in Music from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, and her MSEd in Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education from Sunbridge College.

Mary Lynn Hetsko (Handwork) is the lower school handwork teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2009; she also sits on their College of Teachers. She taught handwork at Green Meadow Waldorf School from 2005-09 and has also led handwork workshops for the Fiber Craft Studio and at AWSNA conferences. Mary Lynn attended Ramapo College and holds a certificate in Applied Arts from Sunbridge College.

Yolanda Navarro (World Language) mentors the Spanish language teacher at the Brooklyn Waldorf School, a position she has held since 2015. From 2010-15 she was the school’s Spanish teacher and world language curriculum designer, and for two years prior served as a class teacher. Since 2016, Yolanda has also been an education consultant at Escola Waldorf Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo, Brazil, leading the world languages curriculum design and coaching and mentoring a team of twelve teachers from the world languages department.

Patti Regan (Eurythmy) teaches eurythmy throughout the kindergarten and grades at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School; she also teaches music in Sunbridge’s Summer Series courses. Patti formerly taught music at Green Meadow Waldorf School. She holds a certificate from Eurythmy Spring Valley.

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

Fee: $275 (includes breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks on Saturday, and a $25 non-refundable registration fee).

Information, and to register: Email info@sunbridge.edu, call 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page.


Sponsored by the Center for
Biography and Social Art

Transforming Trauma:
A Workshop for Those Working
in the Helping Professions
With Margli Matthews

Friday-Sunday, April 6-8

This weekend we will explore the nature and meaning of trauma in biographical development and the challenges, sufferings and potential that it brings to our lives.

We will consider: the nature and impact of traumatic events, the interface between our individual wounds and the trials that belong to our time, the inner and outer resources and capacities needed to help someone suffering trauma, the phases and process of recovery, the forces of healing and transformation that arise out of the imagination of the human being that inspires biography work.

Talks and conversations on the theme will be accompanied by artistic and interactive exercises and the sharing of participants’ experiences in their professional work.

Margli Matthews is a biographical counselor, trainer and supervisor with many years’ experience in private practice and adult education. She directed the Diploma Course in Biographical Counseling in England for twenty years and runs courses and workshops in a variety of contexts in different countries. She is co-author of Ariadne’s Awakening, a book concerned with a new consciousness of the feminine and masculine principles in our lives.

Schedule: Lecture on Friday, April 6: 7:00-9:00pm. Workshop: Saturday, April 7, 9:00am-9:00pm and Sunday, April 8, 9:00am-1:00pm.

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

Workshop fee: Sliding scale of $170-$200. Friday lecture only: $15.

Information, and to register: Email center4biography@gmail.com. Register by March 28.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Begin a Vegetable Garden
With Mac Mead

Saturday, April 14, 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 the garden, 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

Farm Faire
to Benefit the Otto Specht School

Saturday, April 14, 10:00-4:00pm

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

Primitive Living Skills Workshop
Adult Session

Sunday, April 15, 2:00-4:30pm
Sunday, June 10, 2:00-4:30pm

The Nature Place’s Primitive Living Skills workshops for adults (folks ages 17 and up) cover the foundations of Primitive Living for surviving, thriving, and living more fully with the earth – not just on top of it. Created for those who are eager to delve into the exciting world of primitive living skills, participants in these sessions strengthen their connection to their intuition and their surroundings, learn life-long wilderness skills, and make new friends!

Location: The Nature Place Day Camp, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $45 per session.

Information, and to register: Visit our website for more details and to register. Please call 845-356-1234 or email camp@thenatureplace.com with any questions.


Sponsored by The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

Tag Sale

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-4:00pm

Do not miss this opportunity to find household items, furniture, jewellery, artwork, linens, up-to-date electronics, and more!

Donations wanted! Give the household items you no longer need a new lease on life. Please use the contact information below to arrange a drop-off.

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

Information, and to make a donation: Call or text 914-705-3021, or email onesaturdayinapril@gmail.com.


Sponsored by The Association of Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America

Introductory Workshop:
Foundations of Anthroposophic Nursing

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-8:30pm

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.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by The Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine

Introductory Workshop:
Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-8:30pm

This workshop will be a day of lectures, case studies, and conversation. It is an ideal introduction for pre-med and medical students, residents, fellows, and other physicians who are new to the practice of anthroposophic medicine.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by The Association of Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America

Foundation Course in
Anthroposophic Nursing

Saturday, April 21-Saturday, April 28

The IPMT Anthroposophic Nursing Course is 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.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by The Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine

International Postgraduate Medical Training

Saturday, April 21-Saturday, April 28

The IPMT is for physicians and all licensed prescribers, as well as medical students and residents. Activities include plant observation, text study, case discussion, integrative medical thinking, and spiritual and moral exploration. Special guest faculty: Georg Soldner, MD, co-head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, and Marion Debus, MD, an oncologist at Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland.

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

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Open Course:
Working out of the Future —
Developing Apocalyptic Vision
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Rev. Patrick Kennedy

Monday, April 23–Friday, April 27

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 the Pfeiffer Center

Conscious Beekeeping:
Practical Organic Approaches
for Healthy Bees and
Growing Apiaries
With Bill Day

Friday, April 27, 2:00-5:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 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; a comparison of Langstroth, top bar and Warré hives; 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 sessions 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.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Wild Edible Foraging

Sunday, April 29, 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: Call 845-356-1234, email camp@thenatureplace.com, or visit our website.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale

Friday, May 18, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 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 the Pfeiffer Center Events Page..


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 27, 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

How Are My Bees?
Understanding and Meeting
Your Bees’ Midsummer Needs
With Bill Day

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

This workshop will focus on midsummer tasks every beekeeper should have in mind to ensure healthy hives and successful overwintering. Topics covered will include: Assessing hive health; when to super, and when to take off boxes; harvesting honey; assessing honey stores, and knowing when and how to feed; monitoring and managing varroa; management options for weak hives; and more. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Weather permitting, much of the day will be spent outside in 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: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.

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