Events

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Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Esoteric Christianity Speaker
Series: Marriage and Its Higher Meanings

Tuesday, September 18, 7:30pm

In Search of Our Better Half: Discerning the Christ Impulse in Our Time
A Talk with Rev. Jonah Evans

Tuesday, September 25, 7:30pm

The “Mystical Fact”: Rudolf Steiner’s Sacramentalism (Part 1)
A Talk with Rev. Patrick Kennedy

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30pm

The “Mystical Fact”: Rudolf Steiner’s Sacramentalism (Part 2)
A Talk with Rev. Patrick Kennedy

Tuesday, October 9, 7:30pm

“For the Good and Happiness of All . . .”: A Deeper Look at the Sacrament of Marriage in the Christian Community
A Talk with Rev. Oliver Steinrueck

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 The Pfeiffer Center

Farm Stand

Friday, September 21, 12:00-5:00pm

The Pfeiffer Center and the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm have teamed up to offer an expanded weekly farm stand. Every Friday from noon to 5:00pm, stop by the Hand & Hoe for fresh-picked, biodynamically raised produce and herbs grown in the fields and gardens of the Pfeiffer Center and Duryea Farm. A farmer will be on hand to assist you.

Location: The Fellowship Community’s Hand & Hoe, 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120 or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, September 21, 2:00-4:30pm

Come visit us at our Studio at Orchard House on Friday afternoons through October 5, then October 26-November 16.

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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Anthroposophic
Meditation Workshop
With Thomas Mayer
& Agnes Hardorp

Friday, September 21-Sunday, September 23

How do I come into a meditative deepening that connects me to my own spiritual source? In meditation you find a place of inner quiet. You become centered and enlivened. In the course we explore many facets of anthroposophic meditation, always followed by a sharing of our experiences. On Saturday afternoon we will go out into nature and practice perceiving the nature spirits at work there.

Agnes Hardorp and Thomas Mayer have been teaching courses in anthroposophic meditation in Europe for the past 14 years.

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

Fee: $150. Friday night only: $30.

Information: Visit this page. To register, email agneshardorp@gmail.com.


Sponsored by The Hungry Hollow Co-op

Hungry Hollow Co-op
Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 22, 11:00am-4:00pm
Rain or Shine

At the Co-op’s 25th Annual Harvest Festival, you will find • local farmers and food producers • children’s activities • free samples • apple cider pressing • popcorn and cotton candy • local organic food on the grill • live music • hayrides • nature walks • and more!

Free admission and parking!

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

Information: Call 845-356-3319.


Co-Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Seven-Year Cycles and the
Biography of the Soul:
A Deepening Course
With Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Four Saturdays:
September 22, October 27, November 3 & 17

Our lives unfold in seven-year cycles related to the development of new aspects of the body, soul and spirit. Other cycles also play key roles.

By drawing on Rudolf Steiner's insights, this course will give us tools to deepen our understanding of human becoming, to look back over our own biography and find the threads and patterns that weave through our life story. In this way we can further uncover the wisdom that lies at the heart of our challenges and our opportunities and discover truths that free us to stand as responsible human beings, able to meet the world with courage and resolve.

Artistic activities and exercises, as well as discussion will be central components of the course.

This course is open to those who have had some experience in biography work.

Location: The course will meet at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information, and to register: Contact Jennifer Brooks Quinn at jbrooksquinn@gmail.com or 845-356-6389.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Artful Mending
with Miho Suzuki and Chris Marlow

Sunday, September 23, 1:00-4:00pm

Bring your mending pile. We will teach you some strategic stitches to use for your altering, hemming or repair. All will leave with a stitch sampler and sashiko practice.

Fee: $45. Materials for working and patching and tools provided.

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

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


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Open Course:
Sacramentalism and Alchemy
With Rev. Bastiaan Baan
& Rev. Jonah Evans

Monday, September 24–Friday, September 28

All forms of sacramentalism work in order to eventually transform the earth. This is also the intention of alchemy. In this Open Course we will research the connections between alchemy and sacramentalism — and begin to recognize how in daily life and in celebrating the sacraments we can help to realize this future task.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Court, Chestnut Ridge, NY. Evening lectures at the Christian Community, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY.

Suggested contribution: $300. If you have financial questions, please visit our web site.

For information, and to register: Visit this page, email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, or call 845-356-0972.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Pfeiffer Center
Volunteer Days

Thursday, September 27, 9:00am-12:30pm

One day a month in season, 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: Thursday, August 30; Thursday, September 27; and Thursday, October 25.

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


Sponsored by The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

Michaelmas Day

Saturday, September 29, 8:30am-12:00pm

A service and Michaelmas sermon will be followed with a light breakfast.

At 10:15am, join us for “An Imagination of Michael: Bringing the Festival of Michaelmas to Life before Us”: After gathering Michaelic qualities in conversation and an introduction to our process, we will join together to create a communal, life-sized sculpture. Materials will be provided, but feel welcome to add something of your own choosing that speaks to you. This event will take place out-of-doors, weather permitting.

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

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by The Fellowship Community & The Pfeiffer Center

Michaelmas Festival

Saturday, September 29, 2:30pm

All are invited to help stir and spray the biodynamic preparation #500, which supports humus formation and root growth. This year, this free, child-friendly event takes place at the Fellowship Community’s Hill Top House, where the Pfeiffer Center gardeners will join Fellowship residents and Duryea Farm farmers in a well-loved community tradition. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x120, or email info@pfeiffercenter.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community — Movement for Religious Renewal

A Gift for Michael:
A Michaelmas Celebration for Children

Saturday, September 29, 3:30pm

Children are invited to bring a flower of their choosing to church, where they will hear a story about Michael before following a path to meet and offer their flower gift to him and his helper angels. One angel will receive the children’s gift and the other will offer each child a flower bulb to take away. After all the children have made their offering and received their gift, parents and children are invited to plant bulbs on the church property and enjoy light snacks and a drink.

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

Information: Call 845-573-9080.


Sponsored by the Michaelmas Community Group & The Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Imagine Michael!
Michaelmas Festival Performance

Saturday, September 29, 8:00pm

Come celebrate Michaelmas through speech and eurythmy! The program will feature the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble performing Rudolf Steiner’s Michael Imagination, a verse that speaks directly to the needs of our time. To deepen our experience of this powerful work, there will also be a demonstration of some of the eurythmical elements alive in its choreography.

Please also plan to attend the Michaelmas Community Meeting on Wednesday, October 4.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Melissa Lyons: meliska.lyons@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Michaelmas Community Group & The Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Imagine Michael!
Community Meeting

Wednesday, October 3, 8:00pm

Local anthroposophical groups have been invited to gather and share the verses they work with out of their various settings, working situations, and interests.

Please also plan to attend the Michaelmas Performance on Saturday, September 29.

Location: The Side Room of Threefold Auditorium, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Contact Melissa Lyons: meliska.lyons@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, October 5, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, December 7, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, January 18, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, March 8, 9:00-11:00am
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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Fall Fair

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

Now in its fourth decade, the Fall Fair is a beloved annual event offering seasonal children's activities including a hayride, face painting, caramel apples, pumpkin carving, candle dipping, a zipline, obstacle course, and much more, as well as delicious organic food from the grill. Carefully curated vendors from around the region sell woolen items for children and adults, organic skin care, handmade jewelry, handcrafted wooden toys, raw honey, and much more!

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

Admission: Admission and parking are free; activity tickets are $1; food prices vary.

Information: Visit this page, or contact Lynne Wu, Director of Development, at 845-356-2514 x304 or lwu@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Children

Saturday, October 13, 10:00am-12:30pm

All About Fire

Saturday, October 27, 10:00am-12:30pm

Harvesting and Processing Plants for Survival

Saturday, November 3, 10:00am-12:30pm

Bow Drills, Hand Drills, and Knives

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

Shelter Building, Part I

Saturday, December 1, 10:00am-12:30pm

Shelter Building, Part II

Saturday, December 15, 10:00am-12:30pm

Tracking, Stalking, and Movement

Saturday, January 5, 10:00am-12:30pm

Coal Burning, Part I

Saturday, January 19, 10:00am-12:30pm

Coal Burning, Part II

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 a single session; $260 for all 8 sessions ($100 off); $140 for any 4 sessions ($40 off).

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 Adults

Saturday, October 13, 2:00-5:00pm

All About Fire

Saturday, November 3, 2:00-5:00pm

Harvesting and Processing Plants for Survival

Saturday, December 1, 2:00-5:00pm

Shelter Building

Saturday, January 5, 2:00-5:00pm

Trapping and Knife Skills

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: $45 for a single session; $140 for all 4 sessions ($40 off).

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Early Childhood Parent Evening

Tuesday, October 16, 7:30pm

Young children are on a mission! Waldorf education recognizes that early childhood is a time of self-education: the young child learns to walk, talk, and take action with a purpose. They need people and an environment they can trust, that gives permission for their exploration, empowers their developing sense of self, and accompanies them into the world of relationships and community. This evening, our experienced Early Childhood faculty will view the arc of development of the young child and advise how parents and partners can best be their guides.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, October 17

An opportunity to explore Waldorf teaching and Waldorf teacher education, Open Day is designed for prospective students of Sunbridge Institute’s Waldorf teacher education programs (Early Childhood, Elementary, World Language, and Music) as well as individuals interested in finding out more about Waldorf Education.

Please Note: Open Day is an adult-only event.

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

Information: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page. Registration opens September 15.


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Fifth Annual
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Benefit for the Pfeiffer Center

Friday, October 19, 6:30pm

Join Mac Mead, Megan Durney, and the Pfeiffer Center interns for a candle-lit sit-down dinner with biodynamic wines in Threefold Café’s Main House dining room.

It’s great food and fellowship — and more! The Silent Auction and Raffle give you a chance to bring home unique Pfeiffer Center-related items while supporting our work.

This event is co-sponsored by the Parent Council of Green Meadow Waldorf School; all proceeds benefit the programs of the Pfeiffer Center.

Information, and to order tickets: Call 845-352-5020 x113, email info@pfeiffercenter.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Foundation

“This War Is Not Inevitable”
by Michael Hedley Burton
Performed by Michael Burton
& Christian Peterson

Wednesday, October 24, 7:30pm

In 1917, Rudolf Steiner’s Threefold Social Organism was an attempt to save a devastated Europe. One hundred years later, do we have a new chance?

Rudolf Steiner launched the idea of the Threefold Social Organism (Threefold Social Order) in 1917 in the hope that this would help shorten the Great War and prevent another great conflagration from breaking out at a later date. The times were against him then and he was unsuccessful, but the question of the hour is: “Did what Steiner attempt in those years plant a seed that has waited a hundred years to mature in our own age?”

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

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Bill Day at 845-352-5020 x124 or billday@threefold.org. To learn more about The Threefold Social Organism Theatre Project, visit this page.


Sponsored by the Threefold Branch & Threefold Educational Foundation

“Toward a Deepening of the
Christmas Foundation Impulse”:
Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Gathering

Friday, October 26-Sunday, October 28

As we approach the hundredth anniversary of the Christmas Foundation Meeting, let us consider the lofty ideal expressed by Rudolf Steiner on January 13, 1924: “The soil in which the Stone was laid could be no other that the hearts and souls of those united in the Society. And the Foundation Stone itself must be the attitude of mind which grows when anthroposophy gives shape to life. This attitude in life, as it is required by the signs of the present time, lies in the will to find — by deepening the human soul — the path to an awakened vision of the Spirit and to a life proceeding from the Spirit.”

How does this “path to an awakened vision of the Spirit” relate to the anthroposophical movement, the Anthroposophical Society, and the School of Spiritual Science? And how can the Anthroposophical Society assist in this deepening of the human soul? Does the School of Spiritual Science have a role to play in the life of the Anthroposophical Society? These are some of the questions and ideas that can fill our souls when we meet in October.

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

Fee: $95 (includes Saturday lunch and supper and three coffee breaks).

Information: Contact Christa Lynch at 845-352-5020 x122 or christa@threefold.org.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit this page, or click here to download a printable registration form.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Mindful Approach to Money
With Joanne Leffeld

Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-12:30pm

In this thought-provoking workshop, come explore your personal relationship with money and how to make it more financially rewarding. Through experiential exercises and dialogue, participants will reflect on patterns, beliefs, and self-limiting thoughts holding them back from attracting more prosperity into their lives. Learn more about Joanne (also known as the Moolah Doula) at www.joanneleffeld.com.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by The Nature Place

Primitive Living Skills
Sessions for Families

Saturday, October 27, 2:00-4:30pm

Harvesting and Processing Plants for Survival

Saturday, November 17, 2:00-4:30pm

Shelter Building

Saturday, December 15, 2:00-4:30pm

All About Fire

Saturday, January 19, 2:00-4:30pm

Tracking, Stalking, and Movement

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!

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 percent 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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Photography with
Dyana van Campen

Six Fridays Starting November 2, 3:15-4:45pm

Join a master photographer and learn the basics of taking beautiful photos. Ages 10-14.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Dyana van Campen: dyana@dvcstudio.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Capoeira with Rafael Texeira

Six Fridays Starting November 2, 3:30-4:45pm

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It is tons of fun, and builds strength, focus, and coordination. Ages 10-14.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Rafael Texeira: cnc.ny.usa@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Circus Arts with Amy Samson

Six Fridays Starting November 2, 3:15-4:45pm

Students will learn circus and acrobatic skills, including aerial silks, to build athleticism and grace. Cycle 1 builds skills, while cycle 2 deepens those skills and begins to focus on performance choreography. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in both cycles to get the most out of the program. Ages 8-14.

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

Fee: $150 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Amy Samson: amysamson77@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
KEVA Planks with Leslie Laboriel

Six Mondays Starting November 5, 3:15-4:45pm

KEVA Planks are cuboid maple wood block toys for all ages, from preschoolers to architects. Children discover the joy of creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions. Powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)! Ages 6-13.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Leslie Laboriel: leslie.laboriel@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Gardening with Teagan Blackburn

Six Wednesdays Starting November 7, 3:15-5:15pm
Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-5:15pm
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:
Textile Design and Sewing
With Kei Zemlicka

Six Wednesdays Starting November 7, 3:15-4:45pm
Six Wednesdays Starting January 9, 3:15-4:45pm
Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-4:45pm
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:
Culinary Arts with Chieh deJong

Six Wednesdays Starting November 7, 3:15-5:15pm

Learn to cook with an experienced chef! This class will offer an introduction to knife skills and cooking methods including baking, steaming, sautéeing, broiling, and boiling. All ingredients are organic and we’ll focus on fresh, local, and seasonal. 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 the Science Sections of the School for Spiritual Science

2018 Annual Conference:
Bridging Natural Science
and Spiritual Science

Wednesday, November 7-Sunday, November 11

There is a valid scientific basis for a monistic science of spirit/matter. At this conference, Dr. Peter Heusser, professor at Witten/Herdecke University and author of Anthroposophy and Science: An Introduction, will give public lectures and lead workshops on the epistemological foundation of anthroposophy and science as applied to diverse fields, from physics to psychology.

Those not attending the conference are invited to attend the following public lectures by Prof. Heusser:

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30-9:00pm
Is there a place for the spirit in physics and chemistry? On the importance of epistemology for natural science

Thursday, November 8, 7:30-9:00pm
Is there a chemical or genetic explanation of life? A closer look on causality and agency in modern biology

Friday, November 9, 7:30-9:00pm
Does the brain cause consciousness? A way out of neurobiology’s current doctrine

Saturday, November 10, 7:30-9:00pm
From natural science to spiritual science: Rudolf Steiner’s contribution to the evolution of science

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

Conference fee: $250 (includes all lectures, workshops, and meals from Wednesday dinner through Sunday bag lunch).

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Fall Block: Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
November 10-December 15

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. The block will culminate in a public sharing at the Threefold Community Christmas Festival on December 16. 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 the block.

Information, and to register: Contact Jennifer Kleinbach at jennykbach@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

High School Open House

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us to learn more about the advantages of a Waldorf High School education. The evening includes a faculty/student panel, a campus tour, and a Q&A.

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

Admission: Free.

Information, and the register: Contact Melissa McDonagh at 845-356-2514 x302 or mmcdonagh@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Steiner School of Speech Arts

The Speaking Word in
Waldorf Education:
the Daily Speech Practice:
What, Why, How?
With Helen Lubin

Saturday, November 17, 9:30am-4:30pm

Waldorf class teachers, welcome! Movement is a cornerstone of well-being in many ways. How does this play out in the evolving relationship between the spoken word and movement throughout the school years? What are our artistic speech means for furthering this, from the participatory movement of the limbs in the life of the younger child, to the inner movement of language in pictures, to the dynamic movement of thinking activity in the older student? How does this interface with the changing relationship between outer and inner, world and self, in the journey from 1st through 8th grade?

Participants are encouraged to bring poetry and excercises that you plan to work on with your class. Other speech material will be provided. For further support for your grade, individual sessions will be available following the workshop on Saturday and Sunday.

Helen Lubin has been active as a speech artist/educator in Waldorf classrooms, teacher education and therapeutic practice for 33 years. Founded Speech Arts in Waldorf Schools in North America (now in its 25th year), working with teachers, classes, individual students, staff and parents. Novalis School for Speech and Drama and School for Speech Arts and Therapy, diploma 1985. Camphill Seminar in Curative Education, 10 years in this field. BS Speech Pathology and Audiology; BA Special Ed, Studies; MA Human Development; TESOL certification. “Maria” in Rudolf Steiner’s four Mystery Dramas; freelance editor/translator.

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

Fee: $75-$90 (sliding scale).

Information, and to register: Contact Helen Lubin at helenlubin@gmail.com or 916-966-5749 by October 31.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community Christmas Festival and Holiday Sale

Friday, November 30, 2:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 10:00am-3:00pm

Hand-made gifts and toys, puppet shows, candles, crystals, live music, garden products, continuous café and bake sale, Sunday Brunch, and much more!

Proceeds from this event benefit education and eldercare initiatives at the Fellowship Community.

Location: 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 Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Teachers Conference:
Waldorf Education and the Lifelong Cultivation of Ecological Identity

Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1

At the Sunbridge Annual Teachers Conference, early childhood, elementary, and high school educators develop and share age-appropriate curriculum and approaches that encourage and support students’ sense of place and interconnectedness with the world. Featuring an opening talk by Rev. Patrick Kennedy, Director of the Seminary of the Christian Community, and a keynote address and workshop facilitation by Coleen O’Connell, MS, Co-Founder, Director, and Faculty Member of the Ecological Teaching and Learning MS Program, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.

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

Information: Contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20, or visit this page. Registration opens September 15.


Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Christology
With Rev. Erk Ludwig

Monday, December 3-Friday, December 7

The deed of Christ on earth is the central event in the course of history. Yet it does not take place, so to speak, along the law of earthly development, it does not follow any natural, moral or karmic law. From beyond necessity, Christ involves himself in humanity’s evolving out of love for mankind, out of grace. For this deed not to remain stuck in the historical past, but to continue today and in the times ahead, the inner activity of human beings is called upon. This course wants to encourage and support such activity.

Suggested contribution: $300, includes breakfast each day. Out-of-town guests who have extra costs for travel and housing should especially feel welcome to donate a lower amount, if that would make a difference in attending. Prospective students and college-aged guests may contact our office to inquire about further financial support.

Location: The Seminary of the Christian Community, 7 Carmen Ct., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

For information, and to register: Call 845-356-0972, email info@christiancommunityseminary.org, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Financing an Independent School Education
With Kenneth Horowitz

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30pm

Kenneth Horowitz, a Certified Financial Planner, will offer a presentation and take questions about how to plan for and manage the cost of private school, in the context of other financial goals and priorities. Learn more about Kenneth at this page.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Theatre Arts with Chieh deJong

Six Wednesdays Starting January 9, 3:15-5:15pm

Learn the craft of acting and playwriting. The course will include improv techniques and stagecraft: building sets, writing and choosing music, and making costumes and props. We will finish the session with a student-led production. Ages 8-14.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh deJong: cdejong@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

An Introduction to the Lower School

Monday, March 4, 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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Fiber Craft with Chieh deJong

Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-5:15pm
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:
Woodworking with
Kemal Lowenthal

Six Wednesdays Starting March 6, 3:15-5:15pm

Join an experienced woodworker and artist to create a simple, beautiful project to take home. Ages 10-14.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact Kemal Lowenthal: klowenthal@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Jewelry with
April Saladino-Kornberg

Six Fridays Starting March 8, 3:15-5:15pm

April has been making jewelry, as well as working artistically in many media, since her teens. She was part of the Green Meadow Waldorf School faculty, in the Handwork department, for 14 years. For her jewelry and craft she uses fiber, beads, metals, and found vintage pieces. Her classes include these for use in beadwork, knotting, and assemblage. Ages 11-18.

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

Fee: $108.

Information, and to register: Contact April Saladino-Kornberg: aprilsk15@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Our Human Needs
and the Tangles of Trauma
With Paul K. Chappell

Tuesday, March 19, 7:30pm

Iraq war veteran and West Point graduate Paul K. Chappell travels the globe waging peace, working to end war, and advocating for the art of being human. He aims to promote healthy communities, whether he is supporting peace leadership among the war-wearied people of Uganda, offering lessons in peace literacy to First Nations people in Canada, or working compassionately inside the hallways of our schools.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-2514 x304 or visit this page.


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 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.

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