Coronation Silk Banner Workshops

A series of workshop across the Province will be run to prepare banners and other site decorations for Coronation in April.

Here is a list of the scheduled workshops.

  • Sunday, March 13th: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Sofya – hosting in Astoria – this workshop is fully booked.
  • Saturday, March 19th: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Norana-hosting in Brooklyn. (no arrival before 10 am and must be out by 7 pm)-this workshop is fully booked.
  • Sunday, March 20th: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Uji – hosting in Nassau County
  • Sunday, March 27th: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Friedrich – hosting in Westchester
  • Saturday, April 2nd: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Drasma – hosting in Queens
  • Sunday, April 3rd:11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Sofya – hosting in Astoria

Each workshop is limited to a maximum of five volunteers, to maximize efficiency and safety while working indoors. All sites are indoors and all members are required to wear masks in compliance with current East Kingdom COVID policy and the wishes of the various hosts. (see below for more details).

If you wish to volunteer, please email Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, OL at 206055@members.eastkingdom.org.

Thank you, volunteers!! This is how teamwork makes the dream work!
Yours in Service,
Sofya

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.

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: Mar. 7th – Mar. 20th

This weeks happenings in Østgarðr…

Wed.
3/9
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Fri.
3/11
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
3/12
8:00 p.m. –
11:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Solar: Documentation Do’s and Don’ts
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

and next week…

Wed.
3/16
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Wed.
3/16
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
March Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

Pray Heed & Read the New E-Horse

The latest issue of the Østgarðr E-Horse, the Crown Provinces quarterly electronic newsletter is available to download a read at your leisure.

This issue, Volume 13 – Spring 2022, includes:

  • Book Review: Anglo-Saxon Brooches, Identification & Cultural Implications of Anglo-Scandinavian Jewelry
  • Article: Diversity in the Historic and Modern Middle Ages by Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo & Lord Jon Chesey
  • Opinion: Some Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation
  • Upcoming Events listings

Download the E-Horse in PDF format here.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Feb 28th – Mar 13th

This weeks happenings in Østgarðr…

Wed.
3/2
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details

and next week…

Wed.
3/9
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Fri.
3/11
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
3/12
8:00 p.m. –
11:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
to follow

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Feb 21st – Mar 6th

This weeks happenings in Østgarðr…

Wed.
2/23
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Sat. 2/26 –
Sun. 2/27
10 a.m. on Sat –
11 a.m. Sun.
EVENT: Bears Tavern – Out of Hibernation
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Peekskill, NY)
Details
Sat. 2/268 p.m. –
10 p.m.
Saturday Night Solar: Stained Glass of Chartres Cathedral
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

And next week…

Wed.
3/2
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Feb 14th – Feb 27th

This weeks happenings in Østgarðr…

Wed.
2/16
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Wed.
2/16
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sun.
2/20
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Brokenbridge Commons & A&S Evening – Japanese Cooking
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details

And next week…

Wed.
2/23
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Sat. 2/26 –
Sun. 2/27
10 a.m. on Sat –
11 a.m. Sun.
EVENT: Bears Tavern – Out of Hibernation
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Peekskill, NY)
Details
Sat. 2/268 p.m. –
10 p.m.
Saturday Night Solar: Stained Glass of Chartres Cathedral
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Feb 7th – Feb 20th

This week in the Province…

Wed.
2/9
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Fri.
2/11
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Lions End Virtual Social & Happy Hour
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
2/12
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar: Cheese Making with Joshua
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

and next week…

Wed.
2/14
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Wed.
2/14
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details to Follow
Sun.
2/20
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Brokenbridge Commons & A&S Evening – Japanese Cooking
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details

Join the Brokenbridge February Commons & A&S Night

The Brokenbridge February Commons will change things up this month. Instead of 11am commons meeting, we are going to an evening commons.

Why? Because we have a special A&S class afterwards. Lani Sidman will be teaching a Japanese Cooking Class after commons (around 7pm). She will be teaching the class from the Barony of Western Seas (Hawaii).

Agenda for this evening:

6pm: Commons

-Officer Reports
-Old Business
-New Business
7pm: Japanese Cooking and History with Lani Sidman

Meeting information:

When: Sunday February 20, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Online via Google Meet

Link: meet.google.com/opa-xugd-dop
Phone Numbers (‪US‬)
‪+1 413-398-0469‬
PIN: ‪176 289 105#

Come and Compete in the Østgarðr Bardic Championships

As the nights draw longer and the cold sets in it is considered tradition to join among the fire and tell stories. We sing songs, hold hands, and give words to the thoughts within our hearts; all in the hope that the long nights will become shorter and the sunlight will grow hot.

In the middle of these long nights, our imaginations run. We speak of spectres from the past, of myths, legends, and the creatures that walk under the moon and stars. We give voices to the things we see and hear, but cannot reason.

For Deck the Halls of Valhalla, we invite all bards to tell us their best winter themed stories. Speak to us of your own spectres, creatures, myths and legends to entertain us in the long night. Whether you seek to compete, to share your songs and tales or simply to listen and admire the tales of others, come and join us for…

The Østgarðr Provincial Bardic Championships

at Deck the Halls of Valhalla, an ethereal event hosted by the Canton of Broken Bridge

Where: Online via Google Meet at http://meet.google.com/kji-wfai-tkb

When: Saturday, January 29th – event begins at 6:00 p.m. EST, The Bardic Championship begins at 7:30 p.m. EST

Full Event Detail: https://www.eastkingdom.org/event-details/?eid=3774


Bardic Competition Rules

This year our Viceregents and Bardic Champion will be judging on several parameters for the competition. Two winners will be chosen from the competition: best populace performance and the new Østgarðr Bardic Champion.

Storytelling

Those that wish to compete to be the next champion must tell a story. The story can be in spoken word or in song. The story will be defined as: a piece of entertainment with a beginning, middle, and end. Historical documentation is not required, only that the song is appropriate for the theme of the event. Bonus points will be given for those that have short explanations or context for their piece and performance. Explanations/context must stay under 30 seconds to be considered for bonus points.

Contestants will need to keep performances under 5 minutes due to time constraints of the event.

Visual Components

Your camera is your stage! Those that choose to participate will also be judged on the visual components of their entry; this will include backdrop props, outfits, puppets, and everything in between. The quality of your webcam or microphone will not be considered for judging. Bonus points will be given for entrants that coordinate their visual components with the theme of the event.

There are no prerequisites for joining the competition, and participation in the competition is purely optional. There will be a bardic circle afterwards hosted by Nobilis Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo.

We look forward to seeing you at Deck the Halls of Valhalla!

  • Catelin Straquihin, Armiger and 2019 Bardic Champion

Come to the January Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class

Welcome to the new year! Brokenbridge commons will be at 11am on the 23rd!

The first hour will be commons. The second hour (starting around 12pm) will be a class taught by Arnora Ketilsdottir:

Japanese Stab Binding

A simple yet elegant form of bookbinding, Japanese stab binding is a great introduction in to book binding. Come and learn the art of trying not to stab yourself in the finger.

Minimum tools needed to following along: paper, a needle, and string/embroidery floss/ribbon/thread. Optional: Scissors, ruler, and an awl.

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/nrt-pavb-gdp