Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: March, April, May 2019

Spring is here and our outdoor practices and events are beginning!

Armored combat has already begun in McCarren Park in Brooklyn, 7pm Tuesday nights; for updates, see the Facebook group “Fighter Practice in New York City.”

Rapier fencing will likely begin in mid-April 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.”

Updates to both armored combat practice and rapier practice, as well as possibly other practices and events (for example, bardic circle is colocated with rapier fencing every other Wednesday), 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.

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 information on upcoming nearby East Kingdom events, read on!

The rest of March

Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp (Roseland NJ, <1 hour W)
Date: March 30
Activities: K&Q A&S Championship

April

Coronation of Ôzurr & Fortune, Crown Province of Østgarðr and Barony of An Dubhaigeainn (Wantagh NY)
Date: April 6
Focus activity(s): court, court, court

Resurrection of Mangia Borgia, Shire of Coill Tuar (Poughkeepsie NY, 1.5 hours N)
Date: April 13
Activities: Italian Renaissance, gaming, assassinations

Festival of Passing of Ice Dragon, Kingdom of Æthelmearc (Hamburg, NY, 6.5 hours NW)
Date: April 13
Activities: A&S Pentathlon

East Kingdom Brewers Collegium, Barony of Stonemarche (Plymouth, NH, 5.5 hours N)
Date: April 19-21
Activities: classes, brewing guild panels

A Day of the Decameron, Crown Province of Østgarðr (Mount Kisco, NY)
Date: April 27th
Focus activity(s): Period bardic, music, and food.

Balfar’s Challenge, Barony of Dragonship Haven (Southwestern CT, 2 hours NE)
Date: April 27th
Activities: fighting

May

Return of the Lions, Canton of Lions End (Locust Valley, NY)
Date: May 4th
Focus activity(s): provincial bardic championship

Spring Crown, Shire of Caer Adamant (Harrington, DE, 3.5 hours S)
Date: May 4
Activities: crown tournament

Siege of Granada, Crown Province of Østgarðr (Carmel, NY)
Date: May 11
Focus activity(s): rattan, fencing, A&S, provincial A&S championship

May-Be (I’ll Try Something New), Barony of Iron Bog (Moorestown, NJ, 2 hours SW)
Date: May 11
Activities: classes, baronial heavy fighting & fencing championship tourneys

Quest for Wit and Wisdom, Barony of Settmour Swamp (Pittstown, NJ, 1 hour W)
Date: May 24-27
Activities: quest (scavenger hunt, obstacle course, mystery adventure), baronial championships, brewing competition, bardic circle, artisan’s row

(Note that the travel times shown for events outside of the Crown Province are given as approximate driving times from Central Park; your milage may vary.)

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: January – February 2019

Most of our outdoor practices are canceled until spring, but there’s still plenty to do this winter!

The rest of January

Garb workshop for Day of the Decameron, January 20 (Astoria, NY; contact Mistress Sofya for information)

Knight Fight Screening, January 23 (Brooklyn, NY) https://www.facebook.com/events/290209135028914/

Stonemarche: Birka (Manchester NH, 5 hours NE)
Date: January 25-27
Activities: shopping, fashion show
EK Calendar Link: https://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3349

Northpass Dance Practice, January 27 (Port Chester, NY) https://www.facebook.com/events/2255838904683056/

February

Nordenhalle: Sign of the Dancing Fox (Kingston NY, 2 hours N)
Date: February 2
Activities: dancing
EK Calendar Link: https://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3405

Evening in the Solar, February 7 in Canton of Whyt Whey (Manhattan, NY)

Lions End Commons, February 8 in Lions End (Greenvale, NY)

Østgarðr Commons, February 15 in Østgarðr proper (Long Island City, NY)

Æthelmarc: Æ Swim (Milton PA, 3 hours W)
Date: February 16-17
EK Calendar Link: https://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3407

Dragonship Haven: Baronial Investiture (New Haven CT, 1.5 hours NE)
Date: February 23
Activities: K&Q Bardic Championship
EK Calendar Link: https://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3342

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: November – December 2018

Recurring practices

Outdoor weekly practices will probably start wrapping up until spring in November, as the weather gets colder and snow begins to fall – keep an eye on our mailing list or Facebook page for the latest news!

Outdoor weekly practices include:

  • Central Park dance practice, Tuesdays 6:30pm (already ended for winter)
  • Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park, Tuesdays 7:30pm
  • Central Park rapier practice and bardic circle, Wednesdays 7pm (bardic has ended for winter, rapier has not yet as of November 10)
  • Lions End archery practice, Sundays 9am, Cedar Creek Park (already ended for winter)
  • Staten Island archery practice, Sundays 12pm, Willowbrook Park (already ended for winter)

Note also that Northpass is starting a monthly indoor dance practice in Port Chester. Email dance@northpass.eastkingdom.org to be added to the mailing list for Northpass dance practices. There was a practice last Sunday the 11th, and there will be another on Tuesday the 27th (see below for link).

As always, weekly events in Østgarðr can be found at our provincial calendar.

The rest of November

Sunday, November 11: BrokenBridge Commons & Lucet (Facebook link)

Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm: Ostgardr Commons, at Greenvale Diner in Lions End.

Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18: we are hosting Musicians’ Day in Peekskill, NY

Saturday, November 17: our neighbors in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands are hosting 100 Minutes War in Sparta, NJ

Sunday, November 18: Ostgardr Scribal – Gold leaf (Facebook link)

Saturday, November 24: Metropolitan Museum Trip (Facebook link)

Tuesday, November 27: Indoor dance practice in Northpass (Facebook link)

December

Sunday, December 2: Garb workshop for Day of the Decameron, 12-6pm, Mistress Sofya’s place (Astoria, NY) (contact moas@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org for more info)

Saturday, December 8: our neighbors in the Barony of Bhakail are hosting Bhakail Yule Revel XL in Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday December 11: Northpass dance practice, 6:30-8:30pm, for information contact dance@northpass.eastkingdom.org

Saturday December 15: Yule Revel in Østgarðr (Facebook link)

Sunday December 16: Northpass dance practice, 1-4pm, for information contact dance@northpass.eastkingdom.org

Happy holidays! Hope to see you around at one of these events!

 

edited, November 12 and December 7, to add Northpass dance information

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: September – October 2018

Outdoor weekly practices may be cancelled if the weather isn’t good – keep an eye on our mailing list or Facebook page for the latest news!

As always, weekly events in Østgarðr can be found at our provincial calendar.

September

Saturday the 1st at 12pm: Archery / Thrown Weapons Practice (Facebook link) in An Dubhaigeainn

Sunday the 2nd at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 2nd at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice at Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 4th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 4th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 5th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Friday the 7th through Sunday the 9th: we are hosting The Feast of John Barleycorn, in the Canton of Northpass – North Salem, NY

Saturday the 8th (at the same time as Barleycorn, unfortunately) our neighbors in the Barony of Settmour Swamp are hosting Brennan & Caoilfhionn’s Ducal Challenges, in Pittstown, NJ

Tuesday the 11th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 11th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 12th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Thursday the 13th at 7pm: Whyt Whey Special Commons (in Manhattan), focused on prep for the Cloisters demo at the end of the month

Thursday the 13th at 7:30pm: Northpass Commons (in Manhattan)

Friday the 14th at 7pm: Lions End Commons (in Nassau County)

Saturday the 15th: our neighbors in the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn are hosting Axes, Arrows & Ales at the Feast of Michaelmas, in Middle Island, NY

Sunday the 16nd at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 16th at 12pm: Østgarðr Commons and BBQ, held concurrently with Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park on Staten Island

Tuesday the 18th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 18th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 19th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Saturday the 22nd through Sunday the 23rd: we are hosting a Demo at Queens County Fair

Tuesday the 25th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 25th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 26th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Saturday the 29th: our neighbors in the Barony of Dragonship Haven are hosting the Coronation of Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke and Vienna de la Mer in Middletown, CT

Sunday the 30th: we are hosting the Cloisters Demo in Fort Tryon Park, NYC, NY

October

Tuesday the 2nd at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 2nd at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 3rd at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Saturday the 6th: Lions End A&S – Kimchi workshop in Nassau County, NY

Sunday the 7th: An Dub Archery/Thrown Weapons Practice (Facebook link) in An Dubhaigeainn

Sunday the 7th at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 7th at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 9th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 9th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 10th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Thursday the 11th at 7pm: Whyt Whey Commons/Evening in the Solar

Saturday the 13th: BrokenBridge Commons & Garb care (Facebook link) in Brooklyn, NY

Sunday the 14th at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 14th at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 16th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 16th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 17th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Friday the 19th at 7pm: Østgarðr Commons (in Manhattan)

Saturday the 20th through Sunday the 21st: we are hosting Goat’s Tavern III in Northpass

Sunday the 21stat 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 21st at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 23rd at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 23rd at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 24th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Sunday the 28th at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 28th at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 30th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 30th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 31st at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: April – June

The spring calendar is packed with local and nearby events and activities!  Please check the provincial calendar or the provided links for more details.

With the warming weather, outdoor practices are starting up again for armored combat, fencing, and dance — the schedules and locations for those are still being adjusted but should be ironed out in the next week or two.

[Updated May 3 to add new practice dates.]

Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons in Brokenbridge

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00am — Lions Awaken in Lions End

Saturday, April 21 — Balfar’s Challenge in Dragonship Haven (Meriden, CT)

Sunday, April 22 at 11:00am — BrokenBridge Commons and A&S: Needle Lace

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm — Lions End Bardic Circle

Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Saturday, April 28 — Tournament of the Daffodils in Midland Vale (Goshen, NY)

Sunday, April 29 at 2:00pm — Picnic in the Ruins in Brokenbridge
Sunday, April 29 at 3:30pm — Northpass Embroidery Circle & Game Day

Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm — Fighter Practice in McCarren Park

Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Friday, May 4 at 7:00pm — Northern Østgarðr A&S

Sunday, May 6 at 9:00am — Lions End Archery Practice
Sunday, May 6 at 11:00am — Northpass Archery Practice
Sunday, May 6 at 12:00am — Staten Island Archery Practice

Monday, May 7 at 7:30pm — Lions End Commons

Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30pm — Northpass Commons

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm — Whyt Whey Evening in the Solar: Project Management for A&S Projects

Friday, May 11 at 6:00pm — Northern Northpass A&S Gathering

Saturday, May 12 — An Dubh Baronial Challenge (Middle Island)

Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 — Central Park Dance Practice

Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons in Northpass

Saturday, May 19 — Viking Day Demo (Brokenbridge)

Saturday, May 19 — Baronial Investiture (Beyond The Mountain)

Sunday, May 20 at 11:00am — Northpass Archery Practice

Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 — Central Park Dance Practice

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 — Northpass Fencing Practice

Saturday, May 26 at 11:00am — BrokenBridge Commons and Pennsic 101

Saturday–Monday, May 26–28 — War of the Roses (Concordia)

Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 — Central Park Dance Practice

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Friday, June 1 at 7:00pm — Northern Østgarðr A&S

Saturday, June 2 — Farmingdale Demo (Farmingdale, NY)

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: March & April

Here are some upcoming local and nearby notable events & activities you might enjoy!  Please check the provincial calendar or the provided links for more details.

Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm — Whyt Whey Evening in the Solar: Pysanky

Friday, March 9 at 7:00pm — Northern Ostgardr A&S: Garb

Friday–Sunday, March 9–11 — Known World A&S Symposium in Hartshorn-dale (Philadelphia)

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm — Lions End Bardic Circle

Friday, March 16 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons in Northpass

Saturday, March 17 — Hrim Schola in Dragonship Haven (Middlefield, CT)

Saturday, March 17 at 11:00am — BrokenBridge Commons followed by A&S: Embroidery class

Sunday, March 18 at 1:00pm — A&S Workshop in Northpass

Friday, March 23 at 6:00pm — Archery Practice in Northpass

Saturday, March 24 — Mudthaw in Settmour Swamp (Roseland, NJ)

Saturday, March 31 at 12:00pm — Heraldic Symposium in Whyt Whey

Monday, April 2 at 7:30pm — Lions End Commons Meeting

Friday, April 6 at 7:00pm — Northern Østgarðr A&S

Saturday, April 7 — Coronation in Quintavia (Worcester, MA)

Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30pm — Northpass Commons

Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm — Whyt Whey Commons followed by Evening in the Solar

Friday–Sunday, April 13–15 — Brew U in Northpass

Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons in Brokenbridge

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00am — Lions Awaken in Lions End

Saturday, April 21 — Balfar’s Challenge in Dragonship Haven (Meriden, CT)

Sunday, April 29 at 1:00pm — Picnic in the Ruins in Brokenbridge

Upcoming in & around Østgarðr Jan & Feb

Here are some upcoming local and nearby notable events & activities you might enjoy!  Please check the provincial calendar or the provided links for more details.

Friday, January 19 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons Meeting in Whyt Whey

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm — Lions End Bardic Circle

Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30pm — Dance practice in Whyt Whey

Friday, January 26 at 7:00pm — Lions End A&S: Constructing Simple Garb pt. 1
Saturday, January 27 at 11:00am — Constructing Simple Garb pt. 1 and 2 in Hawke’s Reache

Saturday, January 27, all day — Birka (shopping, fighting, dancing, classes….) in Stonemarche (5 hour drive)

Sunday, January 28 at 1:00pm — Northpass Embroidery Circle followed by Game Day

Friday, February 2 at 7:00pm — Northern Østgarðr A&S

Saturday, February 3rd, all day — At The Sign of the Dancing Fox (dancing!) in Nordenhal (1.5 hour drive)

Monday, February 5 at 7:30pm — Lions End Commons Meeting

Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30pm — Northpass Commons Meeting

Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm — Whyt Whey Evening in the Solar: Spinning

Saturday, February 10 at 9:00am — Kings and Queens Arts and Sciences AND Bardic Championships

Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons Meeting

Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18 — Ædult Swim (armored combat and rapier practice) in Æthelmarc (3 hour drive)

Sunday, February 25 at 11:00am — Brokenbridge Commons Meeting followed by A&S: Embroidery