Commons Nov. 16th 2018

Our next commons is this coming Friday, November 16th, at the Greenvale Townhouse diner, in Lions End, 49 Glen Cove Rd, Greenvale, NY. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! The diner is a 5 min walk (on sidewalks with no street crossings) from the Greenvale station on the Oyster Bay LIRR. There is plenty of parking.

We have a reservation under “Ostgardr” for 16 people at 7pm. We need to start clearing out by 9:30 so they can reset the room for a larger party. Please RSVP if you think you would like to attend, so we can adjust the reservation numbers higher if necessary. Thank you!

We will order dinner beginning at 7pm. I would like to start the meeting at 7:45pm (15 minutes earlier than our usual start time), to accommodate the restaurant’s need for us to clear the room at 9:30 and to provide an opportunity to socialize post-meeting.

Our Google Hangout for the evening can be joined using this link:

If you RSVP that you will be joining remotely, I will add you to the hangout so that you are notified when the call starts. You may also simply join the call in progress if you prefer. If you are unfamiliar with Google Hangouts, please contact me ( or Anne ( for technical support.

Among other topics, we will read into the record letters of intent submitted by candidates for provincial office, and continue our discussion about provincial storage options. Candidates for provincial office are urged to join the meeting, either in person or remotely. Officers, please submit your reports, preferably by Wednesday (Nov. 14th), so we can add your concerns to the agenda!

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: November – December 2018

Recurring practices

Outdoor weekly practices will probably start wrapping up until spring in November, as the weather gets colder and snow begins to fall – keep an eye on our mailing list or Facebook page for the latest news!

Outdoor weekly practices include:

  • Central Park dance practice, Tuesdays 6:30pm (already ended for winter)
  • Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park, Tuesdays 7:30pm
  • Central Park rapier practice and bardic circle, Wednesdays 7pm (bardic has ended for winter, rapier has not yet as of November 10)
  • Lions End archery practice, Sundays 9am, Cedar Creek Park (already ended for winter)
  • Staten Island archery practice, Sundays 12pm, Willowbrook Park (already ended for winter)

Note also that Northpass is starting a monthly indoor dance practice in Port Chester. Email to be added to the mailing list for Northpass dance practices. There was a practice last Sunday the 11th, and there will be another on Tuesday the 27th (see below for link).

As always, weekly events in Østgarðr can be found at our provincial calendar.

The rest of November

Sunday, November 11: BrokenBridge Commons & Lucet (Facebook link)

Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm: Ostgardr Commons, at Greenvale Diner in Lions End.

Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18: we are hosting Musicians’ Day in Peekskill, NY

Saturday, November 17: our neighbors in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands are hosting 100 Minutes War in Sparta, NJ

Sunday, November 18: Ostgardr Scribal – Gold leaf (Facebook link)

Saturday, November 24: Metropolitan Museum Trip (Facebook link)

Tuesday, November 27: Indoor dance practice in Northpass (Facebook link)


Sunday, December 2: Garb workshop for Day of the Decameron, 12-6pm, Mistress Sofya’s place (Astoria, NY) (contact for more info)

Saturday, December 8: our neighbors in the Barony of Bhakail are hosting Bhakail Yule Revel XL in Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday December 11: Northpass dance practice, 6:30-8:30pm, for information contact

Saturday December 15: Yule Revel in Østgarðr (Facebook link)

Sunday December 16: Northpass dance practice, 1-4pm, for information contact

Happy holidays! Hope to see you around at one of these events!


edited, November 12 and December 7, to add Northpass dance information

Commons Minutes for October 2018

October 2018 Minutes • Østgarðr Commons

The October commons meeting was held October 19 in Whyt Whey at their Evening in the Solar location. Here are the minutes as recorded by Alienor Salton. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.


Total of 19 attendees, including 5 via video conference.

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Exchequer (video)
  • Beatrice della Roca, Chatelaine
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Erich Guter Muth, Minister of Lists
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Esnede O Murrin, Northpass Seneschal (video)
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal (video)
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal (vide0)
  • Francisco de Braga, Deputy Exchequer
  • Mongu Chinua, Deputy Court Herald
  • Donnchadh, Deputy Herald Lions End
  • Rakkurai
  • Richard the Poor
  • Branimira of the Isles
  • Tom Terry
  • Jibril (video)