Come to the Ethereal Feast of the Fireflies — August 14

Greetings to the populace of Østgarðr!

The Canton of Brokenbridge is inviting you all to our Ethereal Feast of the Fireflies.

As we stand in the dusk of the pandemic, we long for the Pennsic Potluck, that magical night at camp where we get together, bring food, and make merry with our chosen time-traveling family. While a paltry replacement, Brokenbridge wants to make an attempt to recreate that night to hold us out for our final year of solitude. This includes tent backdrops, candle light, party games, and a box of goodies delivered to your door!

WHEN: August 14th starting at 6:00 pm Eastern Time.

WHERE: Online via Zoom. Pre-register to receive the link.

REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/vDtwXHoHxsku3dhr7
• With kit: Cost is $10. Maximum of 24 kits, first-come first-served. Must register by August 6th.
• Without kit: free.

KIT: The package will include a backdrop-making kit, swag, a printed games booklet, and a recipe booklet. If you are opting in for a kit, you MUST pre-register by August 6th.

Going kit-less? Choose an appropriate Zoom virtual background, or create your own Pennsic-themed setting!

POT LUCK: Since we can’t physically bring our own food to the potluck, we’ll be bringing recipes! We will be collecting people’s favorites and you can download your copy soon! If you have a recipe you want to share, please reach out to me or Randve L’il Hammar.

Feel free to prepare something! But bring your food – we shall be feasting together so that we can be asked questions just as we’re putting food in our mouths!

Drinking is encouraged! So don’t forget a bottle of your favorite!

Best,

— Ragnarr Bliskegg
— Seneshal of Brokenbridge

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
meet.google.com/bwx-irdz-woo
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
meet.google.com/ory-bmbt-nyb
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+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.

Virtual commons TODAY (Friday, July 17), and other upcoming events

Commons is Friday, July 17th, 7:30-10:30pm. We will share news at 8pm.
Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi (you can join this with a computer, you don’t need to turn on video or microphone to join us)
Phone: ‪+1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬ (dial this number on your phone and you can listen and speak at Commons)

 Other upcoming events:

“Yaking with the Il Khanate”
on Sunday 7/26 from 4 to 6pm
Put on some garb if you’d like and come hang out with us and other members of Ostgardr. We want to make ourselves available to Our populace for anything you’d like to bring up, share, ask us anything and any concerns you may have.

Virtual Potluck
on Thursday 8/6 from 7 to 9 pm
With Pennsic going virtual this year and upholding Ostgardr tradition we would like to invite everyone to come together for a virtual Ostgardr Potluck on Thursday 8/6 from 7 to 9pm. This is an opportunity for us all to come together and share a meal when we can’t be together in person. Feel free to get creative with your table/dinner set ups to help create an immersive experience.

Bardic Circle
Every Wednesday, 7-9pm
Bring a song or story, and come to listen to others.
https://meet.google.com/eqk-xdiy-ayx

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: February & March 2020

A reminder: Armored combat has moved to an indoor location, usually Tuesday nights on 133rd St. Fencing practice is also meeting at that location, Wednesday nights, and hopefully bardic circle will soon join them. Updates to these practices, as well as other practices and events, may be found at the Facebook group “SCA NYC: Crown Province of Østgarðr“.

Events, (the rest of) February 2020

  • February 15, Æthelmarc: Æ Swim — big fighting event in central Pennsylvania
  • February 15, Buckland Cross: Al-Hafla — Middle Eastern party, poetry, dancing
  • February 21, Østgarðr Commons at New Rochelle Public Library – transit accessible on Metro North
  • February 22, Caer Adamant: EK Bardic Champs — also fiber, scribal, bardic classes
  • February 23 (Sunday), Brokenbridge: Commons — Russian knitting class
  • February 29, Dragonship Haven: EK A&S Champs — also youth display, consultation

Events, March 2020

  • March 7, Østgarðr: Bear’s Tavern — food, drink, games, and adult fun
  • March 14, Bergental: Novice Schola — learn something new
  • March 14, Iron Bog: Mitzvah — baronial birthday, bardic championship, #13 dessert competition, Jewish-inspired feast
  • March 14-21, Gleann Abhann: Gulf Wars — war between Ansteorra & Trimaris hosted by Gleann Abhann & Meridies, March 18-21: Known World Italian Salon & Symposium
  • March 20, Østgarðr Commons in Whyt Whey (103 St)
  • March 21, An Dubhaigeainn: Schola — classes
  • March 28, Settmour Swamp: Mudthaw — tournaments

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: December 2019 & January 2020

Some of our practices have ended now that the cold weather is coming, but some are still running indoors. In particular, it seems that armored combat has moved to an indoor location, usually Tuesday nights on 133rd St. Updates to armored combat practice location, as well as possibly other practices and events, may be found at the Facebook group “SCA NYC: Crown Province of Østgarðr“.

Østgarðr Commons meetings, which are open to the populace, are always on the third Friday of the month, and rotate location through the province — check the prior Commons agenda for the latest on locations, or Facebook! For those in Manhattan, Whyt Whey Commons tend to be on the first Thursday, colocated with their monthly arts&sciences Evening in the Solar. In Brooklyn, Brokenbridge Commons are on weekends to be announced.
Note that there will be no December Østgarðr Commons – instead, we will be voting in new provincial officers online. The link to vote will be posted December 1 in the Seahorse newsletter, and you must have a non-expired SCA Membership (“blue card”) on December 1 to vote.

(edited 2019-11-24 to correct date for Bhakail Yule and add BBM/Bergental Yule)

Nearby East Kingdom Events

December 2019

December 7: Barony Beyond the Mountain/Bergental Yule: New Britain, CT (Barony Beyond the Mountain)

December 14: Bhakail Yule/Baronial Investiture: Philadelphia, PA (Barony of Bhakail)

January 2020

January 4: East Kingdom Twelfth Night: Glen Head, NY (Crown Province of Østgarðr)
Find out more at https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/twelfth-night/
Volunteer to help at the event at https://forms.gle/kFAgvVwkv3go3Mtg6

January 11: Deck the Halls of Valhalla: Brooklyn, NY (Canton of Brokenbridge)

January 11: Southern Region Service Schola: Moorestown, NJ (Barony of Iron Bog)

January 11: CENA MEMINISSE: A Culinary Exploration of the Great Roman Empire : Edison, NJ (Canton of Gryphonwald)

January 24-26: A Market Day at Birka: Manchester, NH (Barony of Stonemarche)

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: September and October 2019

September is one of our busiest months! In addition to our ongoing weekly practices (detailed in our last quarterly post), we have many demos and events. The main difference between the two is that demos are focused on outreach and educating non-SCA people about the SCA and the middle ages, and events don’t have that expectation of outreach and may have an entry fee or require that you wear an attempt at time-period-appropriate clothing (“garb” – if you need help with this, the chatelaine can help you).

Updated 2019-08-18: Added some events. More corrections, and more information on August events, may be found on Facebook.

September

September 5: Whyt Whey Commons (Manhattan, NY)

Location: https://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/directions-to-our-as-gathering-an-evening-in-the-solar/

September 6-8: The Feast Of John Barleycorn (Canton of Northpass: North Salem, NY)

Focus activity(s): provincial archery championship, armored combat, fencing, A&S, dance, many other activities

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3487 

September 7: Ducal Challenge (Barony of Settmour Swamp: Pittstown, NJ, 1.5 hrs. W)

Activities: armored combat, rapier, A&S prizes

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3496 

September 20: Østgarðr Commons (Canton of Northpass: New Rochelle Library, New Rochelle, NY)

September 21: Keepers of the Central Flame II (Concordia of the Snows: Scotia, NY, 3 hrs. N)

Activities: artisans (textile, culinary, costuming, research, scribal, smithing, science, etc.), A&S triathlon

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3503 

September 21-22: Queens Farm County Fair Demo (Crown Province of Østgarðr: Queens, NY)

September 28: Benedicta Vita Arma (Shire of Caer Adamant: Wilmington, DE, 2 hrs. SW)

Activities: 14th C tournament with full heraldic display, needs inspirations for champions

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3494 

September 28: St. Andrew Crosses the Alps (Barony of An Dubhaigeainn: Middle Island, NY, 1.5 hrs. E)

Activities: baronial armored combat championship, photo booth, classes, youth activities, Alpine feast

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3528 z

September 29: Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival Demo (Canton of Whyt Whey: Manhattan, NY)

Focus activity(s): provincial armored combat competition, provincial fencing championship competition

October

October 5: Coronation (Shire of Montevale: York, PA)

Activities: court

EK Calendar Link: https://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3542

October 11-13: Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins (Barony of Carillion: Manalapan, NJ, 2 hrs. S)

Activities: archery shoot, baronial championships

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3517 

October 18: Østgarðr Commons (Manhattan, NY)

Location: https://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/directions-to-our-as-gathering-an-evening-in-the-solar/

October 18-20: River War X (Barony of Iron Bog: Mullica Hill, NJ, 2.5 hrs. S)

Activities: war games between Iron Bog & Bhakail

EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3511 

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: June, July, August 2019

The summer is the busiest time for combat-focused events – I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Weekly/monthly reoccurrences

Armored combat is running, weather permitting, in McCarren Park in Brooklyn, 7pm Tuesday nights; for updates, see the Facebook group “Fighter Practice in New York City.”

Rapier fencing is also running, weather permitting, in Central Park (the corner of the park by 59 – Columbus Circle), 7pm Wednesday nights; for updates, see the Facebook group “Historical Arts Rapier Training.” When the weather is good, bardic circle is at the same place/time.

Updates to both armored combat practice and rapier practice, as well as possibly other practices and events, may be found at the Facebook group “SCA NYC: Crown Province of Østgarðr“.

Northpass dance practice information may also be found at the Facebook group for the Canton of Northpass.

Østgarðr Commons meetings, which are open to the populace, are always on the third Friday of the month, and rotate location through the province — check the prior Commons agenda for the latest on locations, or Facebook! For those in Manhattan, Whyt Whey Commons tend to be on the first Thursday, colocated with their monthly arts&sciences Evening in the Solar (note that this is pushed back a week on July 4 week). In Brooklyn, Brokenbridge Commons are on weekends to be announced.

June

Friday, June 21: Østgarðr Commons, Astoria Park, north side

June 21-23: Meridies: KW Costume & Fiber Arts Symposium (Carrollton, GA, 14 hrs SW)
Activities: classes
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3476

Sunday, June 23: Brokenbridge Commons, Brandr’s place – see Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/86917178171/permalink/10156761776728172/

Sunday, June 23: Armored combat practice: https://www.facebook.com/events/455258328382064/

Saturday, June 29: Blood & Axes the Third
Host: Canton of Northpass
Location: Putnam County Veteran Memorial Park
Focus activity(s): armored combat, fencing, thrown weapons, archery, youth combat
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3488
Event Steward: Wilhelm Larrson

July

July 5-8: Glenn Linn: Great Northern Thyng (Greenwich NY, 3 hours N)
Activities: melees, tournaments
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3446

July 5-7: Calontir: KW Heraldic & Scribal (Urbandale, IA, 17 hrs. W)
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3502

Thursday, July 11: Whyt Whey Commons, at Solar location https://whytwhey.eastkingdom.org/directions-to-our-as-gathering-an-evening-in-the-solar/

Saturday, July 20: Rusted Woodlands: EK Novice Day (Tappan NY, 30 min. N)
Activities: good place to authorize for Pennsic
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=345S

July 26-August 11: Æthelmarc: Pennsic (Coopers Lake PA, 6 hours W)
Activities: Peace, War
Link: http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn48/

August

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2: Anglespur: Harper’s Retreat (Richmond, NH, 4.5 hrs. N)
Activities: bardic
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3465

Aug. 29 – Sept. 2: Middle: KW Cooks & Bards (Wood River, IL, 15 hrs. W)
Activities: camping, classes
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3477

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2: Atlantia: KW Ag. & Forestry (Booneville, NC, 9.5 hrs. SW)
Activities: classes & exhibits on period agriculture, land use, livestock.
EK Calendar Link: https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3478