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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.”

Arts & Sciences Day

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.

⚠ IMPORTANT NOTICES ⚠

  1. 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.
  2. Please note: If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event. There will be an immune compromised person at the home.
  3. 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.

In service,
Vitasha
Deputy MoAS for Northpass

Saturday Solar – Brokenbridge

Five people are working inside a workshop making jewelry. One person is working at a forge, while another young person is spinning a wheel of some sort to twist metal. The other three people are working t a long bench.
A goldsmith’s workshop – 1576
The British Museum Images. (n.d.). British Museum Images.

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: 252706@members.eastkingdom.org

*Food and snacks will be available during the solar.
If you have any allergies, please let me know when you RSVP.

From our Vicereagents – A January letter

Ostgardr court in session at Deck the Halls of Valhalla
Image courtesy of Sir Valgard Stonecleaver (mka Michael A. Cramer)

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

Sunday Solar – Brokenbridge

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.

January Commons Review – Agenda, Reports, Minutes, and a poll.

Liber Ethicorum des Henricus de Alemannia (de Voltolina, 1350s) (Source)

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).  

Agenda
Officer Reports
Commons Minutes (Minutes in Blue)

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, 
Ragnarr Bliskegg
Seneschal of Ostgardr

Sunday Solar – Sewing Party

When: Sunday, February 4 from 2-5 pm
Where: Private – RSVP to Catelin for the address

Triumph of Minerva (detail of the right side) 1476-84
(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.

January 17, 2024 Commons Meeting

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

First Winter Indoor Practice! Sunday 1/14

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

Facebook event page


  • 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.


AMENITIES:
– 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