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Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, March 27, 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, or visit our web site.

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, 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, or visit our web site.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Spring Benefit Recital
With Edmund Graziani, Tenor
And Susan Buffington, Piano

Saturday, March 28, 8:00pm

Featuring Robert Schumann's best-loved song cycle, Dichterliebe, and songs by Henry Purcell, arranged by Benjamin Britten. Join us to celebrate the beginning of the spring with an enchanting program!

This recital is a benefit for the Fourth Year students of Eurythmy Spring Valley.

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

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

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Waldorf School
Music Faculty Recital

Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm

A benefit concert for Green Meadow Waldorf School's music scholarship fund for student musicians.

Scheduled performers include Aaron Bernstein (violin), Cameron Brown (bass), Elaine Burt (trumpet), Keith Kreindler (bassoon), Peter Lewy ('cello), Kathy Pettit (flute), Irynn Somera (viola), Bob Suttmann (trombone), Anna Teigen (violin) and Jacqueline Stern ('cello), with more to be announced, performing works of Handel, Telemann, Mozart, Richard Rodgers, and two original pieces for solo 'cello by faculty member Peter Lewy.

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

Tickets: Advance: $15 adults / $5 children; visit to purchase advance tickets. Be a Maestro! Give any amount over the ticket price and receive a listing in the concert program. At the door: $20 adults / $10 children.

Information: Contact Jackie Stern:

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

School of Eurythmy
Winter End-of-Term

Wednesday, April 1, 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 by watching our student presentations through all the years of training. 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 x13 or email

Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Visiting Priests
Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

Next Lecture: April 14, 7:30pm

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

April 14
Reaching toward Infinity in Space, Society, and Spirit
Harlan Gilbert

April 21
Three Fairy Tales for Adults: Birth – "The Gold Children"; Adult Life - "Bearskin"; Dying - "Godfather Death"
Rev. Cindy Hindes

May 5
Generosity and the Art of Asking
Rev. Julia Polter

May 19
They Hung Him from a Tree
Rev. Peter Skaller

Admission: Donations to support the Christian Community Church are welcome.

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

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

Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Owen Barfield:
Romanticism Comes of Age
An Evening Presented by
John Wulsin & Kenneth Melia

Thursday, April 16, 7:30pm

Owen Barfield (1898-1997) was a British writer and member of the literary group The Inklings, which also included C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkein, Charles Williams and A. C. Harwood. His early books presented examples of evolution of consciousness reflected in the etymology of English words — ideas he developed before encountering Rudolf Steiner in 1924.

Praised by diverse writers including T. S. Eliot, Joseph Campbell, W. H. Auden, Albert Schweitzer, Marshall McLuhan, Theodore Roszak and Saul Bellow, Barfield was a visiting professor at several American universities. He recorded his experiences in presenting Steiner's ideas to scholars with limited knowledge of Steiner's work.

John Wulsin has taught English and drama at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 34 years. His books include Laws of the Living Language, Proverbs of Purgatory, The Spirit of the English Language, The Riddle of America, and Books for the Journey. Kenneth Melia was a founding teacher of the Summerfield Waldorf High School and the Sacramento Waldorf High School. Owen Barfield was a visitor to his 12th grade classes in Sacramento.

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Call 845-356-8494 or email

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
A Next-Level Chekhov Intensive
with Laurie Portocarerro

April 17-19

This retreat, designed for students with some training in the method of Michael Chekhov, will explore how Chekhov's basic exercises can bring fresh consciousness and new choices to our everyday self-expression.

Based on movement, speech and body work, Chekhov's techniques open us to a quality of consciousness that engages all parts of our being. Freed from living in our heads, this work empowers body, soul and spirit to access and express our authentic inner selves.

The intensive will begin on Friday afternoon, April 17, and continue for two full days on Saturday and Sunday. Workshop days will run from 9:00am to 8:00pm, with generous breaks for meals and snacks.

Course fee: $195.

Information, and to register: Click here for a full description and registration information.

Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Singing Games with Anna Rainville: Joyful Learning through Movement

Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-4:00pm

Dust off your dancing shoes, find your voice, and join us for a celebration of singing games, music and dance designed to promote community-building, encourage healthy movement and lift one’s spirits. You’ll discover the wisdom living in these activities and learn how to bring them back to your early childhood setting, early grades classroom, or home. A wonderful opportunity to work with Anna Rainville, internationally-acclaimed educator and workshop facilitator and the author of Singing Games for Families, Schools and Communities.

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

Fee, and to register: $95. Click here for a full description and link to online registration.

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

Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

2nd Annual Parent Dance:
Roaring 1920s

Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm-midnight

Dance the night away to Electro Jazz 20s Swing Beats and Grooves at this spring event for the entire GMWS Community!

Join us for a night of dancing, great music, drinks, food, 50/50 Raffle, and more!

Location: Rudi's Speakeasy (A/K/A Arts Building Lobby) and the Steiner Swanky Swing Room (A/K/A the Music Room).

Admission: $25 per person. To order tickets, visit this page, and select "20s Parent Dance" under "Area to Benefit."

Information: Contact Averi Lohss: 845-356-2514 x301, or

Sponsored by The Seminary
of the Christian Community in North America

Being (a) Patient:
An Open Course about Medical
and Pastoral Care with
Judith Aventuro,
Rev. Bastiaan Baan, &
Hans van Delden MD PhD

Sunday, April 26–Thursday, April 30

In this Open Course we will investigate the experiences of being a patient and of giving care — as well as the social, ethical and spiritual dimension of being a patient and of care-giving. Five lectures will be followed the next day by workshops on these themes as well as gospel study related to sickness and healing. The lectures can be attended separately:

• Sunday, April 26, 7:30pm: Health and disease
• Monday, April 27, 7.30 pm: Being a patient
• Tuesday, April 28, 7.30 pm: Being a caregiver
• Wednesday, April 29, 7.30 pm: The community around the patient
• Thursday, April 30, 7.30 pm: Disease and karma in the biography

Fee: $200 for the complete course (includes breakfast). Lectures may be attended separately; suggested donation $10-$15.

Location: The Christian Community Church, 15 Margetts Rd., Monsey, NY, and the Seminary of the Christian Community in North America, 7 Carmen Court, Monsey, NY.

For information, and to register: Please email

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

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Abraham Lincoln:
Spiritual Aspects Connected with His Task for the United States and for Humanity (+15 April 1865)
A Talk by Virginia Sease

Thursday, May 28, 7:30pm

Virginia Sease has been a member of the Executive Council of the International Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland since 1984. In addition to her Vorstand work she is responsible for the Anthroposophical Studies Program in English at the Goetheanum.

Admission: $15 / $9 students and seniors.

Location: To be announced.

Information: Contact Abigail Dancey: or 845-352-5020 x25.

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Sheep and Wool Festival

Sunday, May 31, 10:00am-4:00pm, Rain or Shine

Celebrate Nature’s Gifts and Fiber Transformation.... Meet Sheep, Goats and Bunnies.... Participate in fiber craft activities, including spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, and plant dyeing....

Delicious food too!

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 this page.

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
End-of-Year Performance
and Sharing

Saturday, June 6, 4:00pm

Laurie Portocarrero and the students of The Art of Acting invite you to their end-of-year performance and sharing. This unique weaving of individual pieces with ensemble speech and movement is the culmination of nine months of intensive work with the techniques of Michael Chekhov, speech formation, clowning, improvisation and much more. Come share in the joy and accomplishment of the 2014-15 class of the Art of Acting.

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

Admission is free. The performance will last about one hour.

Information: Email or call 845-352-5020 x24.

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 or 845-425-0055 x20.

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Creating Simple Garments
With Sono Kuwayama
and Laura Montaño

July 20-24, 9:00am–5:00pm

Exploring the nature of garments and creating simple pieces, which can bring expression to our inner and outer nature, using plant dyed fabrics. We will design, plant dye and sew by hand.

Sono Kuwayama, MFA is a graduate of the 4th Cycle of the Applied Arts Program and Foundation Studies program and has worked as Co-Director of the Crafts Certificate Program at the Brooklyn Waldorf School. She has been teaching handwork for several years and continues to work on her own studio practice and studies in art and anthroposophy.

Laura Montaño graduated from the 4th Cycle of the Applied Arts Program in 2009; she has taught workshops on plant dying and has worked closely with the craft certificate program in the Brooklyn Waldorf School. She currently teaches handwork at the Brooklyn Waldorf School in grades 1-8.

Course Fee: $680 (including some materials).

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

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

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
Drama As a Path of
Inner Development

Ten weekend workshops
from October 2015 to June 2016
First workshop: October 10

In ten weekend workshops from October to June, Laurie Portocarrero leads The Art of Acting on a journey into the essence of human self-expression.

Each workshop blends the exercises of Michael Chekhov with movement, gesture and speech work drawn from a variety of supportive techniques. Most classes include instruction from speech artist Jennifer Kleinbach. In addition, special workshops on clowning and improvisation are contributed by Laura Geilen of Nose to Nose of North America and David Anderson of Walking the dog Theater. At the end of the year, the course culminates in a public performance/sharing.

Whether acting is an avocation or your vocation, this course is a challenging, supportive, playful, soul-stretching opportunity to pursue deeper self-awareness through art. You need only bring a desire and willingness to play and explore!

Now registering! For a complete course description, click here; to see the 2015-16 schedule, click here; to register on line, click here.