Events

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Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Farm Stand

Friday, September 13, 12:00-4:00pm

Every Friday from noon to 4:00pm, stop by the Hand & Hoe for fresh-picked, biodynamically raised produce and herbs grown in the fields and gardens of the Pfeiffer Center and the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm. A farmer will be on hand to assist you.

Before or after shopping at the Farm Stand, be sure to stop upstairs for fresh bread, granola, Duryea Farm milk, and a home-made lunch at the Hand & Hoe’s weekly café. Don’t miss their hand-made gifts and toys, plus books, gems, and other treasures.

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

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


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Friday, September 13, 12:00-2:00pm

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.

Upcoming Open Studio Afternoons: October 11, and November 8, 2:30-4:00pm.

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Textile Design and Sewing
with Kei Zemlicka

Six Fridays Starting September 13, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting November 1, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting January 10, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting March 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Fridays Starting May 1, 4:00-5:30pm

Join an experienced textile designer to learn lifelong sewing skills and create your own clothing. Grades 2 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. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

The One-Year Part-Time
Practical Training in Biodynamics

First Class Meets Saturday, September 14

In thirteen full-day workshops from September to May, the Pfeiffer Center’s One-Year Part-Time Practical Training in Biodynamics covers the basic principles and all the timely activities of biodynamic agriculture through the seasons.

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


Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Speech Chorus
With Jennifer Kleinbach

Saturdays, September 14-November 2, 10:00-11:00am

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, working toward a sharing at the Threefold All Souls Festival on November 2. 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 The Hungry Hollow Co-op

Hungry Hollow Co-op
Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 14, 10:00am-4:00pm
Rain or Shine

At the Co-op’s 26th 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.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Meeting the Religious
Needs of Children:
An Introduction for Parents
with Paul Newton and Anna Silber

Saturday September 14, 10:00-11:30am

What are the religious needs of children as they develop? Is there a religious practice appropriate for children that strengthens rather than takes away the developing moral autonomy? We want to make space for all your questions and to introduce you to the Christian Community, the Sunday Service for Children, religious life in the home, and how we work with Baptism and Confirmation.

We want to meet with parents — but there will be childcare during our conversation together, so please feel free to bring your children. It will be lovely to meet them too!

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

Information: Contact Rev. Paul Newton at 845-517-4101 or paulknewton@msn.com, or Anna Silber at silberhome1@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Rise & Fall of the Lenape
With Dr. Richard W. Hull

Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm

Dr. Richard Hull, Professor Emeritus at New York University, will examine the rise and fall of the Lenape native Americans and their civilization in our region, circa 1640s to 1740s.

Location: The Goethe Room at Hilltop House, The Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Call 845-356-8494 x2, or visit www.fellowshipcommunity.org.


Sponsored by The Christian Community—
Movement for Religious Renewal

Tag Sale

Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, September 22, 12:00-3:00pm

Come for a huge selection of household goods, clothing, gardening paraphernalia, camping and sports equipment, books, and other useful items.

Drop-off times: Please bring your unneeded, outgrown, duplicate, or never-used items to the church basement on Wednesdays (5:00-7:00pm) and Sundays (11:45am-1:15pm). Large items will be accepted in the afternoon on Friday, September 20, and early on the Tag Sale days. Please, no older electronics, tapes, etc.

All proceeds benefit the Christian Community Church.

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

Information: Call 845-573-9080 or email christiancommunitysv@gmail.com.


Sponsored by the Otto Specht School

Otto Specht School Community 5K

Saturday, September 21

In the spirit of the Waldorf 100 Marathon around the World project, the Otto Specht School presents a 5K race through the Threefold and Fellowship communities.

Save the date and lace your sneakers up!

Information, including registration for runners and sponsorship opportunities: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Waldorf 100 and the Future

Saturday, September 21
Program: 7:00-9:00pm
Reception: 9:00-10:00pm

Keynote speakers: John Wulsin, Waldorf Green Meadow Waldorf School faculty emeritus, and Nathaniel Williams, Free Columbia Co-founder.

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

Admission: Free. Seating is limited.

Information: Contact Lynne Wu: lwu@gmws.org or 845-356-2514 x304.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Reading of
The Michael Imagination

Monday, September 23, 8:00pm

Location: The Goethe Room at Hilltop House, The Fellowship Community, 241 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Admission: Donations welcome.

Information: Call 845-356-8494 x2, or visit www.fellowshipcommunity.org.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Art of Clothing:
A Year-Long Course
Led By Miho Suzuki

10 Saturdays, September 2019-June 2020
Starts Saturday, September 28

Empowering individuality and sustainability in garment making.

We will design and sew garments using four natural fibers (cotton, linen, wool, and silk) to create four items for a complete outfit. Drafting simple patterns and sewing by hand (with some machine sewing) will give us an opportunity for meditative work and a chance to center ourselves. Throughout the year we will experience different sewing techniques, plant dyeing, embroidery, and nuno felting to create our own unique fabric for our garments.

Schedule: The course meets on ten Saturdays, 9:00am-5:00pm: September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14, January 25, February 29, March 21, April 25, May 30, and June 27.

Tuition: $995 includes some materials.

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


Sponsored by the Michaelmas Community Group and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

Imagine Michael!
Michaelmas Eurythmy Performance

Saturday, September 28, 8:00pm

In celebration of Michaelmas, a speech chorus, music, and eurythmy, will be shared as a community festival open to all. The program will feature the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble performing Rudolf Steiner’s Michael Imagination, as well as a lecture/demonstration on the elements alive in this verse. Please join us to deepen our experience and understanding of this seminal work, which speaks directly to the needs of our time. Rudolf Steiner provided indications for this verse, which he gave at the very end of his lecturing activity in 1924, speaking of Michael and his tasks in an unusual and direct way. The eurythmy forms, given for six people are equally stunning and dramatic, translating the intensity of the verse directly into a spatial experience.

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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Frontier Eurythmy
Part-Time Training

First Block: Sunday, September 29-Friday, October 11

For over a decade, we have been offering a part-time program as a doorway to begin a professional training in eurythmy. We are very excited to announce that in September 2019, we are opening a new Frontier class. This is an ideal program for those who would like to pursue studies leading to a career in eurythmy, while honoring other existing commitments. The Frontier can also be taken as a stand-alone program for the opportunity it offers in deepening a path of personal growth.

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

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Early Morning Eurythmy
With Virginia Hermann

Six Tuesday & Thursday Mornings:
October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17, 7:00–8:00am

“In Eurythmy the whole body must become soul.” This series of introductory speech eurythmy morning sessions will weave between inner and outer approaches to movement, gesture, and form, working methodically and imaginatively to achieve an embodied experience of soul in motion. No experience necessary, all are welcome.

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

Fee: $90.

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


Sponsored by the Michaelmas Community Group and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

Imagine Michael!
Michaelmas Community Meeting

Wednesday, October 2, 7:30pm

A conversation on questions of community and the work of anthroposophical groups and organizations. What is the essence of your work? How do the outer forms of your work serve this essence? If all the outer forms in which your work currently exists were to die away, how could the essence live on?

Open to all.

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

Admission: Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Fall Fair

Saturday, October 5, 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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Introductory Session
for Prospective Parents

Friday, October 11, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, December 6, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, January 10, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, March 6, 9:00-11:00am
Friday, May 8 9:00-11:00am

Join us to learn more about Waldorf education.

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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Tone Eurythmy Workshop
With Dorothea Mier

Friday, October 11, 7:30–9:00pm
Saturday, October 12, 9:00am–12:30pm

“How do the key-related intervals in music bring dynamic to the melody?” Taking up Schumann’s Theme in E-Flat, Dorothea Mier will bring participants into an active inquiry through the elements of this piece, in which melody is not just melody, and harmony is not just accompaniment, but the two are so closely woven together that eurythmy provides a unique pathway for gaining a deeper understanding of their respective qualities.

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

Fee: $100.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org. Preregistration is required for the course.


Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Dyeing Cellulose Fiber with Substantive Dyes
with Chris Marlow and Miho Suzuki

Saturday, October 12, 9:00am-1:00pm

Using substantive dyes, which need no fiber preparation, makes it easy to dye cotton or linen fibers. We will experiment with locally harvested black walnuts and Japanese indigo to create a naturally dyed “lunch-to-go” kit with napkins and placemat. We will experiment with creating resist designs on our fabric with shibori and other resist techniques.

Fee: $120.

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 this page.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Open Day

Wednesday, October 16

Theme: Exploring Waldorf Education, Teaching, and Teacher Education. With Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, and the staff of Sunbridge Institute.

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

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

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Into the Heart’s Unknown:
Performance by the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble

Saturday, October 19, 8:00pm

In the ESV Ensemble’s new program, we follow a path of initiation that winds its way through many landscapes and atmospheres in search of the wellsprings of life. The program will also include a second part with various pieces of a lighter, humorous nature, as well as a grand composition for piano.

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Technology and Waldorf Education: The Past, Present, and Future
With Allen Broadman and Harlan Gilbert

Thursday, October 23, 7:00pm

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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 Eurythmy Spring Valley

Counteracting Burnout through Eurythmy
With Jan Ranck

Saturday, October 26, 9:00am–12:30pm

Join us for the second in a series of Saturday morning courses with Jan Ranck, on the timely theme of meeting the stresses of living today through the rich resource of eurythmy. This public eurythmy workshop, open to beginners and professionals alike, will explore eurythmy indications and exercises that strengthen and build resiliency for every day life.

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

Fee: $60.

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


Sponsored by the Pfeiffer Center

Sixth Annual
Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner

Saturday, October 26

Starting at 5:00pm, join our Farm Leadership Team — Mac Mead, Megan Durney, Kim Pace, and Peter Alexanian — in the Pfeiffer Center garden for an evening introduction.

At 6:00pm, we’ll gather on the Main House terrace for biodynamic canapés, followed by a candlelit family-style sit-down dinner featuring biodynamic Montinore Estate wines in Threefold Café’s Main House dining room.

This year’s benefit dinner is the coming-out party for our new initiative, two years in the making, combining the agricultural and educational activities of the Pfeiffer Center and the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm. All proceeds benefit the programs and agricultural work of the Pfeiffer Center and Duryea Farm. Join us in celebrating this new incarnation of biodynamic farming and education in our community.

Visit this page to order your tickets today!

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


Sponsored by NAANA

How Does the Therapeutic Will Affect the Life of Individuals with Dementia?
Public Lecture with Rolf Heine

Tuesday, October 29, 7:15-8:15pm

Rolf Heine, RN is founder and director of the Academy for Anthroposophic Nursing at the Filderklinik, Filderstadt, Germany. He is a Specialist in Anthroposophic Nursing and teaches Foundation and Specialist Anthroposophic Nursing courses, palliative care, external applications, and Rhythmical Einreibung in various Anthroposophic and conventional hospitals and settings. He teaches on an international level in the IPMT in several countries. Rolf has been the Coordinator for the International Forum for Anthroposophic Nursing (IFAN) since 2000; he has served as President for the International Council of ANthroposophic Nursing Associations (ICANA) since 2014; he is involved in the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine (IKAM); and he has held roles in several prominent Anthroposophic associations. Rolf is well-known for developing the Nursing Gestures. He is also the author of important publications on Anthroposophic Nursing.

Location: Brookside Building, next to Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Suggested donation: $10.

Information: Email anthronursing@gmail.com.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

High School Open House

Friday, November 1, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us to learn more about Waldorf High School education.

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

A Morning in the
Nursery/Kindergarten

Saturday, November 2, 10:00-11:30am
Saturday, December 7, 10:00-11:30am
Saturday, January 11, 10:00-11:30am

Join us with your child to experience a typical Waldorf kindergarten morning.

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

All-Souls Festival
for Those Who Have Crossed
the Threshold of Death

Saturday, November 2, 8:00pm

The month of November leads us over the bridge from Autumn into Winter. The stars are closer, as are the dead. The Festival for Those Who Have Crossed the Threshold of Death will offer eurythmy, song, reading of the names, and a short address. Due to the quiet nature of the event, doors will close at 8:00pm. All are welcome.

If you have a name you want read at All-Souls, please send it to barbararenold@yahoo.com, preferably with the date of passing.

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Chorus with Jordan Seavey

Six Mondays Starting November 4, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting January 13, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting March 9, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Mondays Starting April 20, 4:00-5:15pm

Do you love to sing? Come use your voice among friends, in harmony, in a fun and supportive environment! Students will sing songs from a variety of cultures while learning about music reading, vocal technique, and music theory. No previous experience necessary. Grades 4 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Jordan Seavey: jseavey@gmws.org. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Capoeira with Rafael Texeira

Six Tuesdays Starting November 5, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting January 7, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting March 3, 4:00-5:30pm
Six Tuesdays Starting April 21, 4:00-5:30pm

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. Grades 1 and up.

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

Fee: $150 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Rafael Texeira: cnc.ny.usa@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Cooking for Kids
with Chieh DeJong

Six Wednesdays Starting November 6, 4:00-6:00pm
Six Wednesdays Starting April 22, 4:00-6:00pm

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. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
Orchestra for String Players
with Jacqueline Stern

Six Wednesdays Starting November 6, 4:00-5:15pm

Build and enjoy your instrumental technique and ensemble skills, playing music of classical and folk traditions, with some improvisation work. Jacqueline Stern is an experienced teacher of orchestra and stringed instruments and a performing cellist. Enrolled students should be taking private lessons on their instruments. Grades 5, 6, and 7.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Jacqueline Stern: jstern@gmws.org. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

After-School Class:
KEVA Planks: The Making of an Architect!
with Leslie Laboriel

Six Thursdays Starting November 7, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting January 16, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting March 5, 4:00-5:15pm
Six Thursdays Starting April 23, 4:00-5:15pm

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)! Grades 1 and up.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Leslie Laboriel: services@trajectup.com . For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Annual
Teachers Conference

Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9

This year’s theme: Addressing Sensory Development in the School-Age Child: Approaching the Twelve Senses as an Essential Tool for Teachers, featuring keynote speaker Adam Blanning, MD.

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

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Professional Workshop
With Jan Ranck

Friday, November 8, 7:30–9:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 9:00am–4:00pm

Jan Ranck is the founding director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy; and a faculty member of the Jerusalem Waldorf Seminar in the David Yellin Academic College of Education. She studied music and comparative literature at Indiana University, Bloomington; flute at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, Holland; eurythmy at the Eurythmy Academy of Lea van der Pals in Dornach, Switzerland; and therapeutic eurythmy in Stuttgart, Germany. She regularly holds performances and master classes in Israel and abroad.

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

Fee: $100.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org. Preregistration is required for the course.


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Beekeeping for the Future
With Bill Day

Saturday, November 16, 9:00am-5:00pm

If you are thinking about getting honeybees next spring, now is the time to prepare. This one-day workshop will address questions all aspiring beekeepers need to ask as they prepare to embark on this spiritual yet profoundly nature-bound journey. For beekeepers with one or two years’ experience, this workshop is a great opportunity to take stock, ask questions, and learn new perspectives.

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

Fee: $95.

Information, and to register: Visit this page.


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Eurythmy Winter Tonic:
Eurythmy Therapy Exercises to Strengthen the Immune System
With Elsa Macauley

Wednesday, November 20, December 4, 11, and 18, 8:00–8:45am

In this class, you will learn a series of therapeutic movements which help enliven your soul, strengthen your etheric forces, and boost your immune system. Rudolf Steiner introduced these exercises in 1921 as beneficial for the health of the whole human being, calming and balancing the nervous system, regulating the rhythmic system, and having an overall beneficial effect to the digestive system. The course runs four weeks, but the exercises will support and strengthen you for life! All levels of experience welcome.

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

Fee: $60.

Information, and to register: Call 845-352-5020 x113 or email info@eurythmy.org. Preregistration is required for the course.


Sponsored by the Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community Christmas Festival & Holiday Sale

Friday, December 6, 2:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 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!

All proceeds from this event support the educational work of the community.

Volunteer opportunities: Contact Carol Avery at carol.avery@fellowshipcommunity.org.

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 Threefold Educational Center

Threefold Community
Family Christmas Festival

Sunday, December 15, 4:00pm

In preparation for the Holy Nights, join us for this year’s Community Family Christmas Festival. The joy and quiet of the season will be shared through story, singing, poetry, music and eurythmy.

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

Admission: Free. Donations welcome.

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


Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

School of Eurythmy
Fall End-of-Term Festival

Wednesday, December 18, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 19, 7:30pm

The Eurythmy Spring Valley school year has begun, and our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and postgraduate-year students, are already immersed in learning the many elements at each stage of their studies. During our end-of-term festivals later in the fall, we will have an opportunity to see the clear steps of development and refinement inherent in the training by watching our student presentations from the first through post-graduate years. We invite you to join us in celebrating their work at our two festive evenings in December!

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 Green Meadow Waldorf School

Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education
With Anna Silber

Tuesday, January 7, 7:00pm

Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served as a mentor on the teacher development committee; she also worked on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support. A student of anthroposophy for many years, Anna is a member of the Board of Sunbridge Institute, lectures about Waldorf education throughout the country, and is the originator of Sunbridge’s “Waldorf Weekend” workshops. Prior to her work in Waldorf education, Anna had a career in commercial real estate finance at JP Morgan Investment Management.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Six Wednesdays Starting March 4, 4:00-6:00pm

The Theatre Arts course will teach children acting, long-form improv, comedy writing, scene work, and sketch comedy. Students will learn to think on their feet. At the end of the six-week session, the actors will perform their own original improvisations with their own creative costumes, props, and scenic design. Grades 1-6.

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

Fee: $108 per cycle.

Information, and to register: Contact Chieh DeJong: chieh.dejong@gmail.com. For general program information, please contact Vicki Culp, Administrative Assistant at 845-356-2514 x330 or vculp@gmws.org.


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Sunbridge Pedagogical
Leadership Workshop

Friday, January 24-Saturday, January 25

Theme: Planning and Creating a Mixed-Age Waldorf Grade School: Methods and Strategies for Sustainability and Success, with lead instructor Jody Spanglet, MSEd, of Ashwood Waldorf School.

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

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


Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend:
Experiential Workshop

Friday, January 24-Saturday, January 25

Theme: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education, with lead instructor Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, of Sunbridge Institute.

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

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

Otto Specht and the Development of Healing Education

Tuesday, January 28, 7:00pm

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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, February 12

Theme: Exploring Waldorf Education, Teaching, and Teacher Education. With Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, and the staff of Sunbridge Institute.

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

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

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


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

East Coast Winter Singing Retreat
Led by Christiaan Boele

Friday, February 21-Sunday, February 23

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

— Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström

For anyone interested in singing in a holistic, spirit-filled and heart-opening way! Discover the innate potential of your voice. This retreat is for singers of all levels, musicians, teachers, and any person yearning to sing with creative renewal. No special talent or musical ability is required.

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

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

Schedule: Friday, February 23, 6:30-8:30pm; Saturday, February 24, 9:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, February 25, 9:00am-12:30pm.

Tuition: $225 through January 2; $275 after January 2.

Information, and to register: Contact Shannon Boyce at 646-932-6062 or shannonaliciaboyce@gmail.com, or visit this page.


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

How to Get Real about Discussing Race and Racism with Children
With Keelah Helwig

Wednesday, February 26, 7:30pm

Keelah’s Waldorf journey began 43 years ago, when her parents enrolled her at the Waldorf School of Garden City (WSGC) as a Kindergartener. Keelah attended Spelman College, where she obtained her BA in Theatre. Shortly after enrolling her daughters at WSGC, Keelah enrolled in the Franz Winkler Adult Education Foundation Studies program at WSGC, and later received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Sunbridge Institute. At WSGC, Keelah has served as a faculty member, on the Board of Trustees, as College of Teachers Chair and continuing member, Early Childhood Program Chair, and Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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 Subject
Teachers Conference

Friday, February 28-Saturday, February 29

This year’s theme: Collaboration, Classroom Management, Child Development, and More: A Toolbox for Subject Teachers, featuring keynote speaker Jeannine Davis, MSEd, of The Waldorf School of Garden City.

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

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


Sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School

A Talk with Steve Sagarin

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00pm

Steve is co-founder and faculty chair at the Berkshire Waldorf High School in Stockbridge, MA, where he teaches history and art. He is also a former teacher and administrator at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School and the Waldorf School of Garden City, the high school from which he graduated. Steve has taught history of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and human development at the City University of New York.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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

A Talk with Douglas Gerwin

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00pm

Douglas is the Executive Director of the Center for Anthroposophy (CfA) and Chair of its Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program (WHiSTEP), as well as Executive Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education (RIWE). He is a visiting high school teacher in life science, history, literature, and music; lecturer and mentor to Waldorf high schools across North America; and adjunct faculty member at Antioch University New England.

Missed a talk at Green Meadow? Most are online at this link.

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 Pfeiffer Center

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

Friday, April 24, 2:00-5:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday’s half-day workshop especially 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 discussion of “alternative” hive styles; 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: For the Friday workshop, visit this page; for the Saturday workshop, visit this page


Sponsored by The Pfeiffer Center

Grow Your Apiary Naturally with Splits and Swarms
With Bill Day

Saturday, May 9, 9:00am-1:00pm

Get off the package treadmill! In the spring, any healthy hive can be made into two. This workshop will show how anyone who has hives can propagate them by making splits and catching swarms.

Weather permitting, much of this half-day workshop will take place in the apiary of the Pfeiffer Center garden, where the techniques we discuss will be demonstrated.

You will leave this workshop with the skills and knowledge needed to make a split and catch a swarm.

Bill Day has been keeping bees for fifteen years. He is the beekeeper and beekeeping instructor at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Location: The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $55.

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

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