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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.”

Impact of the Rain on the Tuesday 10/26 Practices

Fighting Practice May Be Is Cancelled. Check back at Noon on 10/26

From the Provincial Knight Marshal

“Hi Friends.

It has been a long wet summer. Tonight there is prediction of a long wet night and day. I happen to be scheduled to be awake from now until fighter practice time, and if the rain comes down as predicted, I should be able to make an unequivocal decision by noon. Then I will sleep through practice time.”

UPDATE: “After the rain I walked through this morning, and the amount predicted over the next 8 hours, I am calling it.

Anyone who wished to engage in unauthorized armored mud sumo may do so at their own pleasure. I will be sleeping.”

Fencing Practice is Cancelled.

From the Provincial Fencing Captain

“Greetings All,

“I think it would be prudent to cancel fencing practice for tonight in Brooklyn. See you next week.

In Service,

Alec MacLachlan”

Dance Practice is Cancelled

From the Whyt Whey Seneschal

“The rain that’s started in the Province this evening is predicted to continue into Wednesday, with a 98% chance of rain during our regular weekly outdoor practice time on Tuesday.

Between the flash flood warnings and the gale-force wind advisory, it seems unlikely that things will improve enough to make for a pleasant evening in the park, so we’re cancelling tomorrow’s session.

See you all next week!”

Our Chatelaine’s Call to Action

Hey everyone!

This is Catelin, your local newcomer’s officer. I wanted to announce that with the help of our populace our official TikTok account has reached over 1000 followers! I want to thank everyone that has participated in making this number happen.

I want to keep reaching out to the public using TikTok as one of our platforms, but I am in need of help! Specifically I am in need of people who are comfortable being in front of a camera and showcasing what we do best: being part of the SCA through short form video clips.

If you are interested in being part of the filming process, or would like to send ideas/scripts/feedback for our TikTok feed, please send an email! I can be reached by email at chatelaine@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.

One of my goals as part of the outreach committee is to show just how welcoming, diverse, and colorful we are as a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. One of the ways we can do that is by showcasing as many members of the populace as we can.

If you’re interested, please send me an email and I am happy to walk through with you on every step of the video creation process and show off the most Medieval-y version of you!

Yours in Service,

Catelin Straquhin
Ostgardr Chatelaine (Newcomer’s Officer)

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Oct. 25th – Nov. 7th

Here is what’s happening in Østgarðr next week.

Tue. 10/267 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)(Weather Notice) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)

Note: Fighting practice may be cancelled due to weather. A final decision will be made by the Knight Marshal by noon on 10/26.

Fencing Practice is cancelled due to weather.

Dance Practice is cancelled due to weather.
Details
Sat. 10/308 p.m. – 11 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey (online)
Details

And next week

Tue. 11/2 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Commons minutes for October 2021

October 2021 Minutes • Østgarðr Commons

The October commons meeting was held October 20. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin  and edited by Alienor Salton. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal, Social Media
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Catelin Straquhin, Chatelaine 
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor 
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal, Whyt Whey Seneschal, Deputy Webminister
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Friderich Grimme, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Brekke Franksdottir
  • Richard the Poor
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • John of Østgarðr 
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Albrecht Anker
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Edwin de la Torre
  • Belle-Assez Bat Samson
  • Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo

Provincial Commons, Wed. Oct 20th

Commons will be Wednesday, October 20th, via our usual Google Meet channel.  Join us online: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi or dial in (audio only): ‪(US) +1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬  Call begins at 7pm.  Meeting will convene at 7:30.

Topics will include letters of intent from current officers running for re-election and from new volunteers for open positions.

Officers, please submit your reports (and your letters of intent, if your term is ending and you are interested in retaining your position!) before the meeting.

Candidates for seneschal, please submit your letters of intent!!

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Oct. 18th – Oct. 31st

Here is what’s happening in Østgarðr next week.

Tue. 10/197 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 10/207:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr (online)
Details to follow

And next week…

Tue. 10/19 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat. 10/308 p.m. – 11 p.m. Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey (online)
Details to follow

A Brief Intro to the Lenape People

Today is #indigenouspeoplesday so we’re sharing a little about the original inhabitants of the New York City area in our period of study, the Lenape people.

Here are some resources you can use to learn more about the Lenape people:

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Oct. 11th – Oct. 24th

Come join us over the next two weeks.

Tue. 10/127 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 10/137 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Ethereal Bardic Circle
Crown Province of Østgarðr (online)
Details
Sat. 10/168 p.m. – 11 p.m.Saturday Night Solar SPECIAL EVENT! Reading Chaucer’s Physician’s Tale
Canton of Whyt Whey (online)
Details

And next week…

Tue. 10/19 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 10/207:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr (online)
Details to follow

Fall in Østgarðr

The turning of the year has brought cooler weather and the first signs of autumn color to our fair Crown Province!

Thank you to our Chronicler, Lady Zahra al-Andalusiyya, for the seasonal illustration.