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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: August 1st – August 15th

While many in the SCA are at the Pennsic War, there are still activities happening in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
8/2
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
(Please contact the marshal’s before coming out)
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun.
8/7
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
(Cancelled) Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Cortlandt Manor, NY)
cancelled

and next week…

Tue.
8/9
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
(Please contact the marshal’s before coming out)
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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: July 25th – August 7th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
7/26
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
(Last Practice before Pennsic)
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun.
7/31
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Cortlandt Manor, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
8/2
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
(Last Practice before Pennsic)
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun.
8/7
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Cortlandt Manor, 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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Come to the First Østgarðr History Chat – LGBTQ+ Heroes

We are privileged to have Mok O’Keeffe join us live from Wales for Ostgardr History Chat – LGBTQ+ heroes Thursday night, 7/21 at 8 pm EST.

There is still time to register for this free, online event!

Bring your questions, and comments, and join in the discussion as we explore the lives of our LGBTQ+ ancestors. With the conversation led by Mok O’Keeffe, we’ll meet Emperors and Queens, artists and poets, miners and sailors, women who made their own way, and trans heroes who changed their world and changed ours along the way.

Registration is free, but attendees must register using Eventbrite to receive the video conference link. The Eventbrite registration page may be reached here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ostgardr-history-chat-lgbtq-heroes-tickets-376992674237?fbclid=IwAR2wWaLNPSrzhC36dhtwKmKxtiW267cIhuEZP_ds7NnV_4o4uhmkoPy92DA

Upcoming in Østgarðr: July 18th – July 31st

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
7/19
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
7/20
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(online)
Details
Thur.
7/20
8:00 p.m.

9:30 p.m.
Østgarðr History Chat – LGBTQ+ Heroes
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(online)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
7/26
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
(Last Practice before Pennsic)
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun.
7/31
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Cortlandt Manor, 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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: July 11th – July 24th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
7/12
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
7/13
8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Pennsic Camp Meeting
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(online)
Details
Sun.
7/17
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(Cortlandy Manor, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
7/19
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
7/20
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

July Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social

Please join our regularly scheduled 3rd Wednesday of the month business commons & social.

This months meeting is on Wednesday, July 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Commons will be held online using Google Meet.

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
Dial-in: (US) +1 402-364-0138
PIN: 616 864 602#

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

Celebration of Life at Pennsic

The Crown Province of Ostgardr invites you to attend a Celebration of Life ceremony to honor the lives and contributions of our SCA friends and family now passed on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we live and work, limiting our ability to interact with others and freely move about in the world and also affecting our ability to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed on. But instead of grief, we choose to pay respect to our departed loved ones’ remarkable and joyful lives.

The ceremony will begin with an opening poem, a moment of silence, share stories, poems, or words of remembrance around the fire, and end with a song. The ceremony will be an hour long. If you would like to continue to share stories after the ceremony has concluded, you are welcome to do so.

The Ceremony of Life will begin after our Potluck dinner and Court, scheduled for 5:30 pm at the Ostgardr encampment at Pennsic, Thursday of War Week (August 11th). Ostgardr Camp is at Block E04, on Chandler’s Lane, a few feet from the intersection of Chandler’s Road/High Road/Brewer’s Road/Via Chingis Path.

If you would like your loved one memorialized at the ceremony:

  • Email a picture of your loved one, preferably in garb. The picture will be framed for display.
  • If you are attending Pennsic and would like to share a story, poem, or words of remembrance, please let me know so I can add you to the schedule.
  • If you are not attending Pennsic but would like to have a story or poem read out loud, please forward the information to me.

Please send all information to: 206055@members.eastkingdom.org.

We hope to see you there.

Yours in Service,

Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, OL

Coordinator

Upcoming in Ostgardr: July 4th – July 17th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
7/5
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
7/7
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Quarterly Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
to Follow
Fri.
7/8
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End July Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
7/10
11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge June Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Sat.
7/10
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(Cortlandy Manor, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
7/12
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
7/13
8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Pennsic Camp Meeting
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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.