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Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

“It’s About Time”
Annual Benefit & Auction

Saturday, March 25, 6:30-11:00pm

This decades-themed party will kick off in Rose Hall with a music showcase featuring faculty, then transition to the High School, where four rooms will harken back to the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s with retro vibes, music, food, and silent auction.

All funds raised from this benefit will initiate Green Meadow's first endowment fund.

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

Tickets: $50.

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

Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Team Trivia Night

Saturday, March 25, 7:00-9:30pm

The Christian Community seminarians are hosting a Team Trivia Night. Show off what's rattling around in your brain, and enjoy free tea and coffee and baked goodies for sale.

This event is a fundraiser to help the Seminarians attend the Whitsun Conference in the Netherlands this June.

Admission: $10 per person.

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

Information: Call or email Victoria Capon: 508-717-2401 or

Sponsored Threefold Educational Center

Medicare Q & A
With Joan Andelman of the
Rockland County Office for Aging

Tuesday, March 28, 3:30pm

This meeting with Joan Andelman, Medicare Consultant from the Office for Aging of the Rockland County Department of Health, is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the advantages to being on Medicare. Joan can more often be heard speaking to large groups, usually at public libraries, so it is a real gift that she is willing to visit us. She will be able to answer your questions and suggest plans that are particularly good for New York residents.

Admission: Free.

Location: The Living Room in Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to RSVP: Email Mimi Satriano at RSVP is requested but not required.

Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Esoteric Christianity
Speaker Series:
Walking with Christ
In Life and in the Sacrament

Speakers in this series will share deeper ways to participate in and live with the Act of Consecration of the Human Being. These evenings are meant to be “windows and doorways” into the mysteries of “walking with Christ.”

Tuesday, March 28, 7:30pm

“Offer Us with You”
The Lamb of God and the mystery of sacrifice.
With Lisa Hildreth, priest in Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 4, 7:30pm

“That We May Live Anew”
Exploring the mystery of “dying with Christ” in life and in the sacrament.
With Tom Ravetz, Lenker for Great Britain, Forest Row, England

Sunday, April 9, 11:30am

The Body and Blood
How can we begin to understand the mystery of the transubstantiation at the altar and in our lives?
With Oliver Steinrueck, Lenker for North America, Spring Valley, NY

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 by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Winter End-of-Term Festival

Thursday, March 30, 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 graduating 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

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, March 31, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on every Friday afternoon through June 23 (except April 14 and May 26) to browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. 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, or visit our web site.

Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Bringing Death Back into Life:
A Workshop in
Home Funeral Care

Friday, March 31, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 1, 10:00am-4:00pm

This workshop will provide practical and spiritual guidance in home death practices and the rituals that support them.

The workshop will be conducted by home funeral guides Ann-Elizabeth Barnes and Jonitha Hasse with Rev. Bastiaan Baan and Rev. Patrick Kennedy.

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

Fee: $60-$100 donation welcome.

Information, and to register: Contact Christiane Landowne at 845-642-2074 or

Co-Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Angels and
the Eightfold Path
With Jennifer Brooks Quinn
& Brigitte Bley-Swinston

Four Workshops: April 1, 22, 29 & May 7

Through the practice of the Middle Way, the Eightfold Path, we have the opportunity to bring our destiny into order. We begin to be concerned with our task in the same way as our angel is concerned. This path, faithfully followed, leads us out of ourselves and into the world.

This is a course dedicated to a deepened exploration of the faculties and practice that join us to the spiritual world. We will engage in artistic exercises, biography work and conversation, bringing together our questions and experiences.

Open to all, including those new to anthroposophy. This is a core course, that supports Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy.

Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a Waldorf teacher, an adult educator and a biographical counselor with a practice in Spring Valley and New York City. She has been a director and co-director of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at Sunbridge College and The Brooklyn Waldorf School. She offers workshops, courses and retreats in Latin America, China and the United States.

Brigitte Bley-Swinston was part of the resident faculty at Sunbridge College, developing the artistic section of each program and teaching art in all of them. Together with Jennifer she was a co-founder of Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy at the Brooklyn Waldorf School. Brigitte has offered many workshops and courses in the arts and presently teaches Fine Arts at the high school of Green Meadow Waldorf School.

Location and dates: The course will meet on three Saturdays and one Sunday, 9:30am-3:30pm, at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY: April 1, 22, 29 and May 7.

Course fee: $580.

Information, and to register: Contact Jennifer Brooks Quinn at or 845-356-6389; or Brigitte Bley-Swinston at or 845-371-9356.

Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

In Concert:
Emmanuel Vukovich
Benefit for the Christian Community

Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm

The program will include: Johannes Brahms violin concerto in d, op. 77, Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata no. 10 in G, op 96, and J. S. Bach Sonata no. 4 in c minor BWV 1017.

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

Information: Call 845-573-9080.

Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Only Fire Will Not
Be Burned by Fire
A Talk with Rev. Bastiaan Baan

Thursday, April 6, 7:30pm

Which forms of Christianity can survive in the future?

Location: The Goethe Room in Hill Top House, The Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call Kathi Starkey at 845-356-8494 x2.

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Movie Night:
“More Than Honey”

Friday, April 7, 7:30-9:30

Markus Imhoof’s film More Than Honey combines dazzling cinematography, a fascinating cast of beekeepers at work in Europe, Asia and the US, and an ultimately hopeful message about how human beings can heal their relationship with this beautiful and essential animal.

Pfeiffer Center beekeeper Bill Day will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

“The filming of the bees is exquisite . . . . The cameras let us enter the bees’ world on a level that feels almost voyeuristic. . . . Even if you have no interest in bees I would recommend going to see this film. It’s entertaining simply from a character-based perspective, as well as being visually magnificent.” — Felicity Muth, Scientific American

Location: Threefold Main House Living Room, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: By donation.

Information: Contact Christa Lynch: 845-352-5020 x122 or

Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

Next Volunteer Day: Friday, April 21, 9:00am-12:30pm

On select Fridays from April to November, the Pfeiffer Center welcomes volunteers to pitch in and work along with Mac, Megan, and the interns. It's a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, make new friends, and get a taste of life in the garden.

Upcoming volunteer days are: April 21 & 28, May 12 & 26, June 2 & 23, July 7 & 21, and August 4.

Information: For all the details, please visit this page.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Public Workshop
With Dorothea Mier
A 4th Year Dornach Fund Raiser

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 9:00am–1:00pm

Our spring workshop for the public is a unique opportunity to experience the joy and substance of eurythmy with Dorothea Mier, Director Emeritus of Eurythmy Spring Valley. Out of her lifetime of working with eurythmy, she will share her insights in this open course suitable for beginners, as well as for those who have a long-standing love of eurythmy. Join us for this rare opportunity to experience Dorothea's refreshing approach to accessing the deep, sustaining value of eurythmy. Pre-registration is required.

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

Fee: $75. Pre-registration is required.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email

Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

The Four Core Elements
of Successful Leadership

Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22

Explore the core elements of successful organizational and business leadership — Inspiring, Intervening, Steering, Coaching — and acquire the tools needed to deepen your own development as a successful leader. For administrators, managers, section and committee heads, and all those with leadership responsibilities in Waldorf schools and other workplace settings.

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.

Information: Visit this page.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

In Concert:
Pianist Marcus Macauley
and Cellist Claude Gilbert
A 4th Year Dornach Fund Raiser

Saturday, April 22, 8:00pm

Spring is here, and with it an exciting concert by cellist Claude Gilbert with pianist and composer Marcus Macauley! The program will include Bach’s Suite No. 3 in C Major for unaccompanied cello, and selections from Sir Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Major, op. 85. Currently pursuing his undergraduate degree at SUNY Purchase, Claude Gilbert began his cello studies in 3rd grade at Green Meadow Waldorf School. Seattle-born Marcus Macauley won his first concerto competition at age 11, performing with numerous orchestras and winning six national composition awards before entering college at the Eastman School of Music. Since 2009 he has been a resident musician for Eurythmy Spring Valley and has toured with eurythmists in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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

Suggested donation: $20 / $10 students and seniors / $5 children.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Part-Time Training Course:
New Class Forming in April

First Block: April 23-29
Second Block: June 18-July 1

In April we are beginning a new class in our Frontier Part-Time Training, which has been a doorway for many of our students to start their professional training in eurythmy.

The Frontier program is ideal for those who want to begin their studies in professional eurythmy while honoring other existing commitments. Unlike the full-time training at Eurythmy Spring Valley, we do not offer a new Frontier class every year, so if you've been thinking about beginning the eurythmy training, this is your best opportunity to enroll in the new class of our part-time training program.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email

Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

The 12 Senses in the
Act of Consecration of Man
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan,
Rev. Patrick Kennedy,
& Rev. Peter van Breda

Monday, April 24–Friday, April 28

The sacraments of The Christian Community are first of all an experience for the senses. In the words of Rudolf Steiner, “Spiritual reality is present in the ritual on the level of sense perception.”

In this open course, we will study, experience, and practice our twelve senses and bring them in relation with the working of the Act of Consecration of Man, the central sacrament of The Christian Community.

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, call 845-356-0972, or visit this page. Please register early, as participation is limited to 34 guests.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast
With Carol Gracie

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00-3:00pm

Wildflower expert, engaging speaker, photographer and author Carol Gracie will reveal fascinating life hostories behind our beautiful spring wildflowers, including their interactions with pollinators and seed dispersers, their defenses against predators, and their medicinal properties. Come learn from her expertise, garnered from her work with the New York Botanical Garden and extensive worldwide travel.

Admission: $18 in advance or $20 at the door.

Location: Threefold Educational Center, Brookside Building, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane off Hungry Hollow Rd.

Information, and to purchase advance tickets: Call 845-429-7085 or visit

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble
30th Anniversary Celebration Performance

Saturday, April 29, 8:00pm

In the fall of 1986, the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble began its work, which over decades has taken us to communities across the continent, as well as on tours in Europe and Asia. Join us for this singular performance, celebrating both the history and members of the ensemble, who have made its continuous work possible over three decades.

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

Tickets: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 28, 10:00am-5:00pm, 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, or visit our website.

Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Institute
Summer Series 2017

June 25-July 28

This summer's line-up includes 19 professional development and general interest courses and workshops on topics in Waldorf education from early childhood through high school, plus leadership and the arts, presented in a variety of formats to meet everyone's needs.

We've added some great new titles (The Urban Waldorf Kindergarten; Working with Parents; and The Power of Folk Dancing in Grades 1-6, to name a few), while still offering such traditional favorites as Collaborative Leadership and our Approaching the Grades courses (with Gary Banks introducing an innovative twist for Grades Seven and Eight). Representing the arts are Painting with Plant-Dyed Wool; Painting in the Grades; and our returning Eurythmy and the Growing Child workshop. We're happy to announce that Nancy Blanning and Motria Shuhan are teaming up to present a professional development course for Waldorf early childhood educators; Stephen Sagarin is leading a team of high school educators in a new course exploring Waldorf high school education; and Margot Amrine is back to teach our popular course on literacy in the early grades. And what would a Sunbridge summer be without our magical Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education and our equally wonderful Waldorf Weekend?

Visit this page for a complete overview of Summer Series 2017.

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

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Applied Arts Program:
A Professional and Artistic Training
for the Teaching of Handwork

Tenth Cycle Begins June 26-July 7

This four-year part-time handwork teacher training involves a path of learning and inner development based on the study and practice of anthroposophy, Waldorf education, the arts and the fiber crafts. It is especially designed for those who currently teach or would like to pursue teaching handwork, and would like to engage with others on a similar path in order to deepen, expand, and better articulate the importance of their work.

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

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email, or visit this page.

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

East Coast Singing Training
With Christiaan Boele

Session 3: July 5-9

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

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

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

Newcomers are welcome to join Session 3 even if they did not attend Session 1 or 2.

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

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

For more information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce: 646-932-6062 or Click here to download a flyer that describes the complete course.