Happy Holidays!

As the days shorten, we gather around the hearth with our families and friends for the season of lights. The Crown Province wishes happy holidays to everyone in and around our region.

(And thanks to our Chronicler, Lady Zahra de Andaluzia, for the timely illustration.) #SeasonalSeahorse

Vivant to our Crown Contestants

The Crown Tournament of Ioannes and Honig will be held tomorrow to select the heirs to the Tyger throne. Please join the Crown Province in cheering for the members of our populace who’ve entered the contest, Jarl Valgard and Sir Ryouko’jin — vivant and best of luck!

Images from the unofficial Crown Tourney Field Guide.

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:

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. #SeasonalSeahorse

Events Will Require Proof of Covid Vaccination or Test Result

On September 27, the Board of Directors announced that Kingdoms of the SCA would now have the option to require proof of Covid vaccination or negative test results to attend events, and the East Kingdom announced that they would be implementing this policy as of October 12.

This policy will apply to all in-person events, including local practices, A&S evenings, and other official gatherings. If you attend any of our full-day events or informal get-togethers here in the Crown Province or in the neighboring branches of the East Kingdom, you will need to show identification at the gate and either proof of a completed Covid vaccination or a negative result on a Covid test that was professionally administered in the previous 72 hours.

The details of how this policy will be implemented are still being ironed out, as in the regularly-updated Society FAQ and the East Kingdom workflow. The Kingdom seneschal is holding information sessions to discuss this via Zoom on Sunday 10/3 and Monday 10/4 at 7:00 Eastern; if you would like to attend, contact your seneschal for a link.

Come to the McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing and Dance Practice – every Tuesday

The weekly Østgarðr heavy Weapons Fighting, Fencing and Dance practice happens every Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park (in the Williamsburg neighborhood). Newcomers and spectators are welcome!

In addition to armored combat and fencing practitioners, artisans and musicians are welcome to join us for a relaxing evening in the park doing medieval stuff with medieval friends.

Where: McCarren Park – 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, near the baseball diamonds

When: Every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Detailed Directions and maps can be found here.

If you have additional questions or want to confirm that practice is on, check our Facebook group or email the armored combat marshal or fencing marshal.

COVID related 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 – Effective August 9, all attendees over the age of 2, including vaccinated individuals, at indoor activities will be required to to be masked at all times. At outdoor activities masks will be required for all non-fighting activities. If an individual is not actively involved in combat at an outdoor venue, they are required to wear a mask. Masks may be lowered briefly when eating or drinking. The mask must be worn properly over the nose and mouth and be recognizable as an effective mask.