The Crown Province of Østgarðr is the greater New York City chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a not-for-profit educational and social organization dedicated to re-creating aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture. You can read more about the SCA at “About Us.” If you have any questions or want to get involved, email our newcomers’ officer. You can find links to our Facebook group, mailing list, and local sub-chapters at “Getting Involved.”
When: Sunday, May 5 from 2-5 pm
Where: Private – In person in Mohegan Lake, NY
RSVP to Friderich for the address
Join us at the home of Friderich and Lilie for a variety of arts and sciences activities. Activities for the day:
- A general gathering for people to work on their projects while socializing with others
- A cooking demo by Friderich.
- Armor repair will be available in the basement for those who need to work on their kits. Weather permitting, outside will also be available.
- A scribal class taught by Lada. Come find out what scribes do to create the beautiful award scrolls given by the local Vicereines and the kingdom Royals. Try out your hand at the scribal arts using materials brought by Lada, or bring your own works in progress to work on or for consultation.
- Feel free to bring a snack to share, however, please do not bring any items with strawberries or mixed berries due to severe allergies by the host.
- Please note: If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event. There will be an immune compromised person at the home.
- Allergy notice: If you are allergic to cats, please note that there are cats in the home of our host.
Please RSVP to Friderich for the address and directions.
Deputy MoAS for Northpass
Have a project you need help with? Want some company for crafting?
Then join us in Marine Park, Brooklyn on Saturday March 16th
The closest public transport is the B31 and B100 busses.
RSVP at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Food and snacks will be available during the solar.
If you have any allergies, please let me know when you RSVP.
Deck the Halls of Valhalla infused our hearts with joy and warmth, marking a splendid beginning to the new year. The blend of new faces and cherished friends created an atmosphere of true delight, making the event exceptionally memorable. From outstanding classes to delectable food, every element of the day contributed to its perfection. Thank you to all who made this event a success, especially our two co-stewards Drasma Dragomira and Arnora Ketilsdottir.
Angelica and I were overjoyed to welcome Vitasha Ivanova doch’ into the esteemed Order of the Silver Lantern. Likewise, Abu Duruz Ibrahim ibin Musa al-Rashid received well-deserved recognition and joined the prestigious Order of the Silver Sea Lion and Silver Lantern.
But wait, there’s more to celebrate! This past Saturday at Birka in the Barony of Stonemarche, Perez ben Meir Gershon was honored with his induction into the Order of the Silver Brooch for his exceptional culinary skills.
Some samples of Perez ben Meir Gershon’s culinary delights!
Images courtesy of Perez ben Meir Gershon mka Gavin Skal
Cheers to these remarkable moments that continue to fill our hearts with warmth and delight!
Vivat! Vivat! Vivat!
Sofya Gianetta di Trieste & Angelica di Nova Lipa
Viceregents-Crown Province of Ostgardr
When: Sunday, February 18 from 2-5 pm
Where: Private – RSVP to Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya for the address
Have a project you need help with? Want some company for crafting? Then join us in Marine Park, Brooklyn.
The closest public transport is the B31 and B100 busses. RSVP at the email above to find the address.
Thank you Ostgardr for coming to Commons on Wednesday. Here are the Agenda, Officers’ Reports, and Minutes from the meeting (thank you, Zahra, for your help).
Please note, we are looking for an Event Steward for Viking Day. If we do not find anyone to step up in the next sev/xen days, we will not be able to attend the demo. Please let me know if you are interested.
Also, there is an ask about moving commons to a new day. Please use this survey to give your opinion on the best day for commons!
Yours in service,
Seneschal of Ostgardr
When: Sunday, February 4 from 2-5 pm
Where: Private – RSVP to Catelin for the address
(Web Gallery of Art, Searchable Fine Arts Image Database, n.d.)
The next Sunday Solar will be an in person event where we will work on personal sewing projects. Bring what you are working on and stitch away in the company of others. Need assistance with your project? Ask, and we will do our best to assist you. There will be room to set up sewing machines if you wish to bring one to work on your project.
As stated above, the Solar will be held at the home of Catelin in Mount Vernon, which is near the Metro North station. Please contact Catelin or Vitasha to RSVP and get the address.
Please join our regularly scheduled 3rd Wednesday of the month social and business meeting! Meet the new seneschal, as well as new and returning officers.
We will be discussing the merger of Ostgardr with Midland Vale, along with upcoming events.
The full agenda can be found here: January 2024 Agenda
The call begins at 7 pm. The business meeting will be called to order at 7:30 pm. Socializing will continue after the meeting.
You may join the Google Meet by computer, by mobile device, or by plain old telephone.
Here is the link for the meeting: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi
We are excited to host our first indoor winter fighter practice!
Join us at the Kingsland Bar & Grill
269 Norman Ave #3634, Brooklyn, NY 11222 on Sunday, 1/14 from 12 to 3 pm
- Do you want to learn to fight like the knights of the middle ages?
Our Armored Combat practice is a full-contact sport. We fight with heavy wooden weapons made from rattan and wear metal and leather armor for protection.
- Do you want to learn fine control of the blade like the duelists of the Renaissance?
Our Historical Fencing practice is a limited-contact sport. We fight with light metal swords and wear protective gear and fencing masks to keep each other safe.
The practice will be held in a 1-on-1 duelist format to get us ready for Birka tourneys both the fencing and Bear Pit armored combat.
– PARKING! There is plenty of street parking right by the venue
– Bathrooms on site
– Indoor heated location to change in
– Brick oven pizza and a full bar to celebrate our success afterward
Suggested donation: $10 per person
SPACE RESTRICTIONS: Due to space restrictions no polearms or spears will be allowed