At the recent Crown Tournament, Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius and Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt were victorious and named the new Crown Prince and Princess of the East. Vivant to their Highnesses and to everyone who entered the tournament.
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
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.
Come join Lady Maude Louisiana d’Orleans in a seminar discussion on the effects of humanism in Italian Renaissance art during the Quattrocento period. Together, we will explore the influence of the Medici family in conjunction with Rome’s greatest benefactor, the papacy, and how they promoted art that reflected both human and religious qualities.
We will see how the idea that man was created in the image of God was an ideology that flourished in Italy during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Moreover, for the purposes of understanding Renaissance painting in Florence, we will survey Florentine painters, ranging from Masolino to Botticelli, and their works for their trends of humanism in art.
Denizens of Whyt Whey and the surrounding lands, join us for a park picnic to celebrate the summer and spend time in good company after so long apart!
We will gather on Sunday, July 25, starting at 2:00 PM — unless the weather is inclement, in which case we will announce a postponement to the following Sunday, August 1.
[UPDATE, July 25: the weather forecast for this afternoon has been downgraded to “scattered thunderstorms,” so it looks like we need to push our picnic back to the rain date, next Sunday, August 1. The long-range forecast suggests next Sunday will be dry and pleasant — I look forward to seeing you all then!]
[UPDATE, August 1: Today’s weather is looking pleasant — comfortable temperatures and no rain until late in the day — so we’re moving ahead with our picnic plans for this afternoon. Pack your lunch and join us at 2:00 on the Great Hill!]
I was appointed as Provincial Webminister on an acting basis when the previous office holder moved away earlier this summer, and although I enjoy doing this work, I already have too many things on my plate, so I am recruiting volunteers to take on the role.
If you’re interested in the position, please speak up at Commons this evening, or reach out to me directly.
I’d love to take on one or two people as deputies as soon as possible, and then turn the office over to one of them as of the August meeting. Of course, I’ll still be around, and am glad to provide ongoing support and assistance as needed.
Attached below are a job description and some notes about the tools and tasks involved — and of course, if you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to ask me!
The Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium starts Friday evening and runs through the weekend, with dozens of classes on calligraphy, illumination, pigments, names, armory, courts, administration, and more.
It’s all online and no pre-registration is required; just check the schedule, pick the classes that interest you, make sure you’ve got a copy of Zoom installed, and return to kwhss.sca.org a bit before the class begins to find the necessary links.
Join members of the Crown Province of Østgarðr for a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to examine the sixteenth-century Italian fashions of Florence on display in the exhibit “The Medici: Portraits & Politics, 1512-1570”.
We will meet on Sunday July 11, gathering on the museum steps at 11:30am and will enter the museum at 12pm.
Twitch streamers IndieCade visited with a dozen members of Østgarðr’s populace today in our Canton of Brokenbridge, getting a glimpse of some of the activities we enjoy, including historical research, music, fiber work and costuming, crafting, and sword fighting.
The virtual demonstration was streamed live to Internet viewers, and also captured for later playback — you can watch a recording of the two-hour segment below:
Our sincere thanks to Debra Everett-Lane and Greg Trefry of “Beyond Screens,” as well as the members of our populace who made this event possible.