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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.”

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Jan 17th – 30th

This week is full of commons and other virtual gatherings…

Wed. 1/197 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details Link
Sun. 1/2311 a.m. –
1 p.m.
Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details Link
Sun. 1/23 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Meet the Østgarðr Viceregal Candidates #1
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details Link

And next week…

Thu.
1/27
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Meet the Østgarðr Viceregal Candidates #2
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Link
Sat.
1/29
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.Event: Deck the Halls of Valhalla
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Link

Meet the Viceregal Candidates

Greetings to Our beloved Populace,

With the new year here, we are heading full swing into the Viceregal succession polling. We are excited and proud to see three slates of candidates who have stepped forward with desire to be the next Viceregents of .

We will hold 2 virtual meet the candidates nights:
Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm

We are going to do our best to get these recorded and shared with the populace so anyone who may not be able to attend can view them later. We will post details to virtual meetings shortly.

At the virtual meet the candidates nights the populace will have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions directly or they can submit questions to Suuder and myself ahead of time at viceregents@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org We will keep all questions submitted ahead of time anonymous.

Everyone is welcome to attend and quiz the candidates on all things from their views on various SCA topics to what their favorite ice cream flavor is.

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

In service,
Lada and Suuder

East Kingdom Remains Remote Only

Good evening East Kingdom Populace,

Their Majesties and Their Highnesses, with the Office of the Seneschal, thank the Kingdom for your support regarding the decision to close down all in-person activities until January 17th.

Therefore, we have decided to extend the shut-down of all in-person activities in the East Kingdom for two additional weeks, through February 1st. We will meet on January 31st and will have an update on February 1st. We are in touch with the staff for events in the first two weeks of February at this time.

As always, we urge East’s Tyger populace to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear good masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill or if someone you’ve recently been in close contact with becomes ill. We look forward to seeing folks in person soon.

In service to the Kingdom,
Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Kingdom Seneschal
Audrye Beneyt, Kingdom Seneschal-Elect
Ioannes II and Honig II, Emperor and Empress
Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi, Heirs to the Tyger Throne

Reposted from the East Kingdom Facebook Group 1/16/2022

Come to the January Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class

Welcome to the new year! Brokenbridge commons will be at 11am on the 23rd!

The first hour will be commons. The second hour (starting around 12pm) will be a class taught by Arnora Ketilsdottir:

Japanese Stab Binding

A simple yet elegant form of bookbinding, Japanese stab binding is a great introduction in to book binding. Come and learn the art of trying not to stab yourself in the finger.

Minimum tools needed to following along: paper, a needle, and string/embroidery floss/ribbon/thread. Optional: Scissors, ruler, and an awl.

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/nrt-pavb-gdp

Join us for the January Provincial 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.

Also on the agenda, upcoming events, including the successful bid for coronation! There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteering.

The call begins at 7pm. The business meeting will be called to order at 7:30pm. Socializing will continue after the meeting.

You may join the Google Meet by web browser, by app, or by plain old telephone. Here is the link for the meeting:https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Jan 10th – 23rd

Check out the activities in the province this week…

Fri. 1/147:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details Link
Sat. 1/158 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar: Finger Loop Braiding Make and Take!
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details Link

and next week…

Wed. 1/197 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details Link
Sun. 1/2311 a.m. – 1 p.m.Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details Link

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Jan 3rd – 16th

This week in Østgarðr we have…

Thu. 1/67 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Whyt Whey Virtual Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

and next week…

Fri. 1/147:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat. 1/158 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details to Follow

In Person SCA Activities Suspended in the East Kingdom

“Good evening, East Kingdom Populace,

With the care of the Kingdom ever in mind, Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, the Seneschal-Elect, and the Kingdom Seneschal have agreed that we must shut down all in-person events, meetings, practices, and other activities in the East for two weeks, until January 17th.

The Omicron variant of COVID is at its peak for the next 2 weeks, is highly transmissible, and highly virulent. This is a risk we cannot ask folks on staff to take on behalf of the Kingdom.

Over the weekend of January 15th and 16th, we will revisit the scientific data to see whether extending or lifting this shut-down is warranted. Their Majesties and Their Highnesses will also review options for ethereal Court or postponed in-person events. We ask the populace for patience as the Royal Staff assess how to best address this delay in cherished plans.

In the meantime, we urge East’s Tyger populace to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill, so that when we can gather, we can do so with joyful spirits.

In service to the Kingdom,

Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Kingdom Seneschal

Audrye Beneyt, Kingdom Seneschal-Elect

Ioannes II and Honig II, Emperor and Empress

Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi, Heirs to the Tyger Throne”

This announcement has been forwarded from the East Kingdom Official Discussion Group on Facebook. The original announcement was published on 1/2/2022

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Dec 27th – Jan 9th

With a new year around the corner, here is what to look forward to in Østgarðr this week

Mon. 12/277:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Class: Pennsic 101
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Wed. 12/29
Cancelled this Week
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details

and next week…

Wed. 1/5 Cancelled
6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Thu. 1/67:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details