Upcoming in Østgarðr: Oct. 11th – Oct. 24th

Come join us over the next two weeks.

Tue. 10/127 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Wed. 10/137 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Ethereal Bardic Circle
Crown Province of Østgarðr (online)
Sat. 10/168 p.m. – 11 p.m.Saturday Night Solar SPECIAL EVENT! Reading Chaucer’s Physician’s Tale
Canton of Whyt Whey (online)

And next week…

Tue. 10/19 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Wed. 10/207:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr (online)
Details to follow

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Sep. 20th – Oct. 3rd

The weather may be cooling, but Østgarðr activities are heating up this week. Come and join us!

Mon. 9/208 p.m. – 10 p.m.Brokenbridge Seneschal’s Office Hours
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)
Tue. 9/217 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Sat. 9/258 p.m. – 11 p.m.Saturday Night Solar: International Phonetic Alphabet for Heralds
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online via Google Meet)
Sun. 9/2611 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brokenbridge Canton Common
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)

And next week,

Tue. 9/287 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)

Now at the Met

I think many in our area will be interested in this special exhibit on
art from 11th and 12th century Spain, which is now open the Cloisters branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

“The exhibition’s chronology, 1000 to 1200, corresponds to a pivotal
era in the history of the Spanish Middle Ages—one that saw significant
shifts in the balance of power between Christian and Muslim rulers,
destabilizing long-standing social relationships and introducing new
tensions among religious communities. Yet the visual arts make it
clear that this was not a purely divisive age. In exploring how
artists and patrons of the day drew from many sources of inspiration,
negotiating the visual traditions of different religions, Spain,
1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith will showcase the richness
and complexity of interfaith interaction. In so doing, the exhibition
draws upon the concept of the frontier—a boundary that simultaneously
separates and connects—as a metaphor for Spain as a place of artistic

  • Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid

Come with Us to John Barleycorn Returns

Oyez!!! Oyez!!! Pray attend our most recent missive from our Lord John Barleycorn!!!

Join us in a beautiful outdoor space with spacious picnic pavilions to gather and celebrate the return of John Barleycorn.

Greetings Dear Gentles,

As We prepare for our Lord John Barleycorn’s return a day long Celebration with activities and entertainments await you!

For Youth and Families

Lady Kunigunde and Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir bringing you a great slate of youth activities for both older and younger children to enjoy! Please come join us! A & S youth activities, including Bardic, Illumination, Coloring, Basketmaking, Storytelling, and Hula dancing.

Martial Tournaments

We will have Our Provincial Heavy Weapons Tournament, Our Provincial Archery Champions Tournament, and Our Provincial Fencing Champions Tournament. The schedule is forthcoming.

On our Roster is “Sir Edward’s Memorial Challenge” for those Brave enough to take it on!

Other Diverse Activities

In addition, our roster of activities includes most wonderous Demonstration by Lady Astridr Knarrarbringa who will show us her Lampworking skills. This art began in the fifth century B.C.E. and became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the Fourteenth Century is truly delightful candy for the eyes! Also A number of Surprise Demonstrations to delight the eye and palate.

We have a new addition to our day, our first annual “Bartertown,” for those who like the thrill of the hunt without weapons! For those looking to trade their SCA related goods, this is a excellent swap-meet style opportunity. Carry In, Carry Out. There will be NO money exchange for items, only trade. Items must be all SCA related. Tables are limited, First come-First serve. All others must set up on a blanket or personal table. For additional details, please contact the Bartertown Coordinator, Lady Raymonda the Second by email at rayrayrmartin@gmail.com

We are sorry that no feast will be available, but fear not, as there will be pre-packeged snacks and drinks (both nutritious and not) for we would not want you to expire before the Court Of Viceroy Il-Kha’an Suuder Saran and Vicerine Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin!

Reservations & Fees:
SCA Member Discount Adult/Youth reservation fee of $10.00
Non- SCA Members Adult/Youth reservation fee of $15.00
Children under 5 are free
reservation deadline September 1, 2021

Send Reservations to:

Lord AEthelstan St.Maur
Stan Cohen
85 Pomona Road
Suffern, N.Y. 10901-1919
Email for Lord AEthelstan St.Maur is below :

For Further Information, please contact the Event Steward Lady Aurora ffolkes via cell phone: (914)960-0810( text first) email aroarofolk@gmail.com. Phone/text is best.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try 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.

There is limited electricity at this site. There are handicap bathrooms. There are shaded areas with picnic tables. Set on top of a hill, there is almost always a breeze. In the event of rain , there is an indoor structure.

The official announcement of this event may be found on the East Kingdom Website here.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Aug. 9th – 15th

There is a lot going on this week in the Crown Province and its cantons. Take a look and find the best way for you to get medieval!

Tue 8/107 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting and Fencing Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Wed 8/117 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Bardic Circle
(online via Google Meet)
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Lion’s End Virtual Business Commons & Happy Hour Social
Canton of Lions End
(online via Google Meet)
Sat. 8/146 p.m. – 10 p.m.The Ethereal Feast of the Fireflies
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Zoom)
Sat. 8/148 p.m. – 11 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar: Introduction to Latin
Canton of Whyt Whey

Visting the Medicis at the Met

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.

Upcoming Solar, June 19 — Seahorse Origami

[Crossposting Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo’s announcement on the Whyt Whey site.]

Michele the Ubiquitous of the Canton of Hawkes Reache joins us to teach us how to make an Origami seahorse and hippocampus! Origami is a period art of folding paper to make three-dimensional models.

Michele created the hippocampus model for Alexandre and Eularia’s investiture since she couldn’t find a seahorse model that captured the look of a seahorse from a medieval bestiary.


You can find the class handout here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10LA03ySI_cPUiAEtF3bJJfOSqumHrQIo/view

Please join us here at 8PM on Saturday June 19: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

Michele the Ubiquitous lives in the Canton of Hawkes Reache in the Barony of An Dubhaigheainn with her lord Robert d’Whitmont, and Smoky the murder bunny (the Vicereine’s lepus defensorem).  She has served as Canton A&S Minister & Seneschal.  Before moving to Hawkes Reache, Michele lived in Unclaimed Crown Lands (Jersey City) and Whyte Whey.  She is known for her enthusiasm for the textile arts and her ability to convince people to join in her wild and woolly IDEAS!  Notably entering the Fleece to Shawl Competition at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival with a team composed of other textile artists from East Kingdom in GARB and hosting a Pennsic U Pity workshop, where she convinced a group of friends to help her conduct a study of how cochineal reacts to various mordants and after baths for just a couple of examples.

Michele has leveraged her experience teaching origami in the mundane world into the SCA, by teaching origami at events and gatherings within the SCA.  These include, but are not limited to, A&S nights in Brokenbridge & Hawkes Reache, Hrim Schola, Pennsic, and various demos. 

You can read more about Michele’s origami in the SCA here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10QxSEZwO_24hCRC1ne0S81Gh9W_HEr4p/view

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Upcoming Virtual Provincial Classes, September 2020

Creating Your East Kingdom Wiki Page

When: Tuesday 9/1/2020 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Where: On Google Meet 
Meeting ID
Phone Numbers (‪US‬)
‪+1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪601 132 068 5638#‬

Description:  Not sure how to make a personal page on the East Kingdom Wiki (or even just wondering what the East Kingdom Wiki is?).  Join this class to walk through how to make a basic personal page for yourself.  

Creating your SCA Persona, an Introduction

When: Thursday 9/10/2020 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: On Google Meet
Meeting ID
Phone Numbers
‪+1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪443 344 016 8787#‬

Description:  Have you wondered what an SCA Persona is or wanted to make your SCA Persona more useful?  Join this class to review the basic concepts of persona and how to the persona work for you in your SCA experience.

Calling all Bards!

A message from our 2019 Bardic Champion, Catelin:

To the Bards of The Crown Province of Ostgardr, and those who wish to play,

I invite any and all within the province to sing! To play music! To revel in great distances!

Members of The Province are coming together to produce a musical video of “Sing We and Chant It”, and we are in need of your wonderful faces, voices, and talents to make it happen.

To participate in the video, please send an email to the current Bardic Champion and Project Coordinator, Catelin Straquhin at 245476@members.eastkingdom.org with your SCA name, your intent to sing (or play an instrument) and which part you wish to sing (soprano, alto, bass, etc).

Let’s show the Knowne World what The Bards of Ostgardr can do!

Yours in Service,

Armiger Catelin Straquhin

2019 Bardic Champ