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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.”

Østgarðr Special Meeting Friday February 10th, 8 PM

Compliant with the process included in Section K. of the Charter of the Crown Province of Østgarðr, a group of five Officers unsatisfied with recent actions undertaken by an Officer of Østgarðr, proposed the removal of said officer, our current Seneschal, Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi.  

Also in accordance with the Charter, a Special Meeting of the Officers’ Council to discuss the matter has been scheduled for Friday February 10th, 2023, at 8 PM, by Video Conference, on  Google Meet:

meet.google.com/rto-ksgw-ihp

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/rto-ksgw-ihp

(US) Phone Numbers  ‪+1 423-720-0129‬

PIN: ‪692 247 367#‬

The Viceregents invite Interested members of the populace to attend.  Officers and Populace members who wish to speak will be asked to use the electronic raised hand button to notify the Vicereines jointly chairing the meeting, who will then call on individuals in order.  When called on, please have comments or questions completed within three minutes.   

Following the meeting and with due consideration, members of the Officers’ Council proper are asked to vote on the following options as outlined in the Charter:

Section K, subsection 4 

“Following the discussion, the Officer’ Council may decide that

no further action is required, or

may advise the Officer of the problem and outline steps that they should take to address it,

or may recommend the Officer’s removal.”

The polling questionnaire link will be sent to each Officers’ Council member’s official East Kingdom email address, and will need to be completed by the night of Sunday February 12th, midnight, Eastern US time, in order to be counted.  Given the extended polling period of over two full days, proxy votes should not be required.   

Please note that according to the Charter, Officer’s Deputies are not voting members of the Officers’ Council.   Also, each Officer in the Officers’ Council may only vote once, regardless of the number of Officer positions they occupy.

The result of the vote will be tallied, then reported to the Officers’ Council on Monday, February 13th, or shortly thereafter, dependent on the schedule of the neutral external party handling the polling.

Should you have questions on Officer and Officers’ Council roles, duties, restrictions, as well as the processes we follow for this meeting and the requirements for achieving quorum and the full vote required to remove an Officer, please consult the Charter, a copy of which is available on the Østgarðr website.      

Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa, OSC

Co-Vicereine of the Crown Province of Østgarðr

She/Her/Hers

Upcoming in Østgarðr: February 6th to February 20th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Wed.
2/8
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Sun.
2/12
2:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
February Scribal Workshop
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

And next week…

Mon.
2/13
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Wed.
2/15
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Wed.
2/15
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
2/16
7:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Arts and Crafts Night
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sat.
2/18
2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Pennsic 101 Class
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sun.
2/19
3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Taci e Balla ! Renaissance Dance Workshop & Practice
Canton of Appleholm (formerly Whyt Whey)
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Come to Pennsic 101!

Pennsic pre-reg has opened, and people are starting to think about Pennsic. Everyone you talk to makes it sound like so much fun… but you’ve never done anything like this, so… now what do you do?

Come to Pennsic 101 to find out!

Pennsic 101 Class

When: Saturday February 18, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Where: ONLINE via Zoom – Saturday 2/18/23 2pm Eastern.

***Class will not be recorded, but an additional class will be scheduled in March on a Wednesday, to try to reach all those wanting to attend.***

(Those with Pennsic experience are very welcome – I don’t know everything, plus I’ve had 40+ year veterans learn something new in this class!)

Pennsic is a wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to both prepare and have the best time possible… We will discuss how to prepare for Pennsic, what you will need to do and bring. We will answer questions you may have on how to manage to get your things to Pennsic and what you can expect when you finally get there and get set up. If you have garb you’ve already made and are not sure it’s Pennsic-ready, bring it. We can help you decide.
I look forward to seeing you there!

YIS
Lady Jenna Childslayer, Class Hostess

Taci e Balla! Renaissance Dance Workshop & Practice

Taci e Balla, shut up and dance! Please join us in rehearsing our steps as we anticipate the spring ball season. As with traditional country dances of 15th C England, we begin with bransles: double, single, Cassandre & Pinagay. If you can step to your left and to your right, and sometimes do a little kick in the air, you are ready to rumba! Er, I mean bransle! (Pronounced brawl, and can indeed become quite lively.)

When: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday Feb. 26, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Bridge For Dance 2726 Broadway 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10025

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: January 30th to February 12th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Wed.
2/1
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

And next week…

Wed.
2/8
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Sun.
2/12
2:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
February Scribal Workshop
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Come join us for the February Scribal Workshop

Our next monthly Scribal Workshop is on Sunday 2/12 2pm to 4pm!

As we progress through our workshops we will cover all aspects of pre-17th century calligraphy and illumination.

The workshop will be at City League Coffee Roasters  6808 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. It is a great local coffee shop with delicious brews, yummy treats and plenty of work space. We have access to the space in exchange for patronizing the coffee shop.

We will continue to work on our gothic textura quadrata calligraphy. Handouts and starter materials will be provided.
Please bring a favorite quote or poem or song lyrics to use for practice.
Bring your scribal kits if you have them and feel free to bring any projects you may be working on.

Please rsvp by Friday 2/10 so we can give the coffee shop a headcount. to RSVP email me at 168783@members.eastkingdom.org

Garb or Historical Costume is not required.

Health acknowledgement
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.
Lada Monguligin

pronouns: she/her/hers

Upcoming in Østgarðr: January 23rd to February 5th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
1/23
7:00 p.m. –
7:30 p.m.
Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
Wed.
1/25
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Wed.
1/25
6:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Arts and Crafts Night
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Astoria, NY)
Details
Sun.
1/29
2:00 p.m.Pennsic 101 Class
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Online)
Details

And next week…

Wed.
2/1
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Come to the Pennsic 101 Class online

You want to go to Pennsic! Everyone you talk to makes it sound like so much fun… …but you’ve never done anything like this, so…  now what do you do? Come to Pennsic 101 on Sunday January 29 2023 at 2pm to find out!  (Those with Pennsic experience  are very welcome – I don’t know everything, plus I’ve had 40+ year veterans learn something new in this class!)

The class will be held ONLINE. Class link will be posted the day before.

Pennsic is a wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to both prepare and have the best time possible… We will discuss how to prepare for Pennsic, what you will need to do and bring. We will answer questions you may have on how to manage to get your things to Pennsic and what you can expect when you finally get there and get set up. If you have garb you’ve already made and are not sure it’s Pennsic-ready, bring it. We can help you decide.

I look forward to seeing you there

YIS,

Lady Jenna Childslayer, Class Hostess

Østgarðr Provincial Court Report from Deck the Halls of Valhalla

To start the pageantry at Deck the Halls of Valhalla, Their Excellencies Sofya and Angelica did hold a morning court to bid all who attended, especially all newcomers, a wonderful time to be had.  They then invited the autocrat of the event, Ragnarr bliskegg, to announce the schedule of the day’s events.  All were then bid to enjoy these events and court was suspended until the afternoon.

With lovely words and greetings from Their Excellencies was court reopened, of which Ragnarr was invited again to address the populace as autocrat and thanked for his efforts. Their Excellencies then did thank all for helping make the event a success with the award of the Sea Star.

Their Excellencies also did award many of the populace with tokens of Their appreciation: the scribes in attendance were thanked for their tireless work on providing scrolls with tools of their trade, the cooks of the event with gifts of thanks, and all newcomers were invited up to receive gifts of thematic soap and trinkets. Explicitly presented tokens were Francisco de Braga for his past service as exchequer of Østgarðr and Evelyn de Trees for her service as bardic champion, of which she finally received her scroll, given it could not be digitized for proper presentation during the previous ethereal Valhalla court.

Evelyn did then pass on her bardic mantle to the Foxy Bard as the new bardic champion of Østgarðr.  Also recognized as part of the bardic festivities was Marin il Gondelier for honorable mention, Varenne de Forêt as the most entertaining bard, and Zahra de Andalucía as the people’s choice winner.

Zahra was also presented with her Silver Brooch, previously awarded by King Mohammad and Queen Corotica at the 100 Minutes War last month, for which she was unfortunately not able to attend.

And thus concludes the court business, held the fourteenth of January, A.S. 57, in the Canton of Brokenbridge.

In service,

Dama Drasma Dragomira – Seahorse Pursuivant

Upcoming in Østgarðr: January 16th to January 29th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
1/16
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Online)
Details
Wed.
1/18
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Wed.
1/18
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sun.
1/22
1:00 p.m.Gallery Sunday: “Ritual and Memory” in the Bronze Age Balkans
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Sun.
1/22
2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Scribal Workshop
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

And next week…

Mon.
1/23
7:00 p.m. –
7:30 p.m.
Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
Wed.
1/25
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Manhattan, NY)
Details
Wed.
1/25
6:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Arts and Crafts Night
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Astoria, NY)
Details
Sun.
1/29
2:00 p.m.Pennsic 101 Class
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Online)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.