Come Help at the Viking Fest Demo

Hey folks!

If you’re not committed to the Lion’s End Spring Schola, Armiger Catelin Straquhin is organizing an Østgarðr demonstration/presence at the Viking Festival in Owl Head’s Park this weekend.

Where: Owl’s Head Park Colonial Road & 68 St Brooklyn, NY 11220

When: Saturday May 14, 2022 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (setup begins at 9 a.m.)

This year’s festival is “multi-cultural Viking” themed, so the demo will be focusing on how multiple cultures impact the Nordic world and vice versa. 

If you plan on going, please let Catelin know when you plan to be there and what you plan to bring with you for the demonstration! Armiger Catelin can be reached via email: 245476@members.eastkingdom.org

Parking: There is no parking allowed in the park; attendees must park on the street. Bring hand carts if needed.

Amenities: Since this is an NYC park, if you can please bring chairs, tables, and pop-ups. For accommodations, email the SCA Demo Organizer 245476@members.eastkingdom.org and we will do our best to help.

The NYC Marathon is also happening that same day, so plan accordingly.

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From the East Coast Scandinavian Museum Website:”It will feature: a half size replica Viking ship The Norseman, and its crew;three re-enactment organizations – Historic Arms, the Society for Creative Anachronism and Medieval Scenarios and Recreations.

From 10 – 12 visit our Viking Village. Children can participate in a Viking Scavenger Hunt by answering questions about Viking life while exploring the displays of our re-enactment organizations. Music and dance performances from countries that have a connection to the Vikings from 12:00 – 5:00..

Games, prizes and other Scandinavian delights.

For further info please call 718-748-5950.”

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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.

Class: Writing you First Award Recommendation – A Virtual Workshop

Do you know someone in the SCA who deserves recognition for their good works? Come learn how to help them receive that recognition! Join…

Writing Your First Award Recommendation – A Virtual Workshop

Taught by Herr Friderich Grimme
Where: online through Google Meet https://meet.google.com/txv-axep-inw
When: Thursday May 12th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. EST

In this class you will learn…

  • How you can and should write people in for awards
  • Which award to write someone in for.
  • Where and how to make the Award Recommendation
  • What to do after you have written your recommendation

And if you wish, you can write that award recommendation in class and send it to the Crown. Please, bring your enthusiasm, the name of at least one awesome person in the SCA who you believe deserves recognition, and if possible, join from a computer, rather than a phone or tablet. You will likely be flipping between tabs on a web browser during the class.

Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice

SCA archery at the Østgarðr Champions event 2006

UPDATE: More Dates Added (See below)

Come all who practice shooting in the bow to the Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice. Practice is held on Sunday afternoon’s, weather permitting on the following dates:

  • June 12, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • July 10, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • July 17, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • July 31, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • August 7, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • August 21, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.
  • August 28, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30ish p.m.

Archery Practices are held at Blue Mountain Sportsman’s Center – Westchester County Parks 183 Watch Hill Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567  https://parks.westchestergov.com/sportsman-center

This practice is held at a public archery range, which is shared with the general public. We must follow the rules of the Sportsman’s Center and the SCA while in attendance. Please read all of the following below, before attending:

  • We will be sharing the archery range and shooting line with members of the general public. Please dress in regular street clothes (not garb).
  • There is a fee for use of the Archery Range, payable directly to the Sportsman’s Center. Fees are $12 for 2 hours ($9 for 2 hours with a Westchester County Parks Pass).
  • No Crossbows, per Sportsman’s Center rules.
  • No children under 12 years of age are allowed at the Sportsman’s Center, per Sportsman’s Center rules.  Minors must bring proof of age (school ID with a picture and birth-date usually works).
  • All attendees must sign-in with the Sportsman’s Center Trail lodge before proceeding to the archery range. Be sure to bring photo ID.
  • SCA and East Kingdom COVID policies will be enforced for attendees practicing with the SCA, but cannot be enforced for the members of the general public who might also be on the range with us. To the best of our knowledge, the Sportsman’s Center does not require members of the public to be masked on site or show proof of vaccination. (If you are planning to be part of the SCA practice, including using SCA loaner equipment and shooting royal rounds, you will be required to follow all SCA COVID check-in procedures at the range. See below for details.)
  • Please carefully read the rest of this announcement for important SCA COVID policies.

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. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Practice check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated 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 check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also need to show a government issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

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)”.

Directions: Click here for Google Maps Driving directions. The closest Metro North stations are Cortlandt and Peekskill on the Hudson line. Cab service is poor (especially on weekends). If you plan to come by rail, please make arrangements to be picked up at the train station by another attendee.

If you have questions or need loaner equipment, please email the organizing marshal, Friderich Grimme by email: mailto:110928@members.eastkingdom.org

Østgarðr Pennsic Camp Meeting

Attending the Pennsic War this year (Pennsic 49)? Planning to camp with the Østgarðr Provincial Encampment? Then come to the Østgarðr Pennsic Camp meeting on Thursday May 19th at 7:30pm Eastern Time.

This is a meeting for anyone who wishes to camp with Østgarðr at Pennsic. You’ll learn everything your need to know about camping with the Crown Province, including:

  • Who may camp with Østgarðr and how to get permission if your live outside the Province
  • Pennsic preregistration requirements
  • Camp rules, expectations and traditions
  • Camp amenities and fees.

The meeting will held on Zoom:

Thursday May 19th at 7:30pm Eastern Time

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81032371516?pwd=YkU2cm5sMGl6Y08vUmhpVFNMelIrZz09

Zoom ID: 81032371516
Passcode: pennsic

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Apr. 25th – May 8th

Join us this week…

Tue.
4/26
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

and next week

Tue.
5/3
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat.
5/7
8:00 p.m. –
11:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
cancelled

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. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

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)”.

Østgarðr Fencing & Fighter Practice

Join the NYC chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism for our weekly outdoor practice, held on Tuesdays (weather permitting) in McCarren Park.

  • Do you want to learn to fight like the knights of the middle ages? Our Armored Combat practice is a full contact sport. We fight with heavy wooden weapons made from rattan and wear metal and leather armor for protection.
  • Do you want to learn fine control of the blade like the duelists of the Renaissance? Our Historical Fencing practice is a limited-contact sport. We fight with light metal swords and wear protective gear and fencing masks to keep each other safe.
  • Do you want to dance and sing like the bards and entertainers of yore? Regale our group with a story or learn one of the simple dances or choral numbers that people enjoyed five hundred years ago.

We meet on the third ballfield, close to the center entrance from Driggs Avenue; visit our directions page for maps: https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/directions/mccarren-park/

If you are joining us in McCarren park, please bring proof of your COVID vaccination or a negative test result from the last 72 hours, as well as a valid photo ID. And don’t forget your mask!

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. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

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: Apr. 11th – Apr. 24th

Join us for more medieval activities this week!

Tue.
4/12
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Outdoor Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
4/14
7:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
Fri.
4/15
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End Commons
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sun.
4/17
11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons & A&S Class – Sewing Machine Repair
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details

And next week…

Tue.
4/19
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Outdoor Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
4/20
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons and Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

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. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

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: Apr. 4th  – Apr. 17th

As the days grow warmer, Østgarðr is more active. Come join us this week for…

Tue.
4/5
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Outdoor Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
4/9
7:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
note: This event may be rescheduled
Details
to follow
Sat.
4/9
9:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.
Event: The Coronation of Ryouko’jin of the Iron Skies and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Staten Island, NY)
Note: Preregistration is Required
Details
&
Event Website

and next week…

Tue.
4/12
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Outdoor Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Fri.
4/15
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End Commons
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sun.
4/17
11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons & A&S Class – Sewing Machine Repair
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details

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. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

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)”.

McCarren Park Fighter Practice Returns

Fighter practice is back in McCarren Park in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Fencers and boffers are welcome.

When: Every Tuesday from 7-10 PM (weather permitting)

Where: McCarren Park, Brooklyn – underneath the big tree in the right field foul territory of the lit-up softball field.

Directions: The nearest entrance is on Driggs Ave between Lorimer and N. 12th St, where Union Street used to intersect. The nearest subway stops re the L train at Bedford Ave and the G train at Nassau Ave. If you are driving, use this link to generate Google Maps directions to the park.

As per EK and SCA guidance, this is an outdoor event so masks are not required, but vaccinations or negative results of a COVID test in the past 72 hours are.

https://www.eastkingdom.org/…/march-9-2022-recent…/

On a personal note, please exercise courtesy and caution when in close proximity to other people.

In Service,

Lord Ervald Le Coudre

Østgarðr Knight Marshal


Disclaimer: 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.

Winter Fighter Practice Cancelled Tonight 3/31

From the Provincial Knight Marshal,

I won’t be at fighter practice tonight because I must get a lot of personal stuff done before the end of the month, but NEXT WEEK we will be back in McCarren Park on Tuesday Nights, officially 7 PM – 10 PM, but folks are welcome to arrive earlier and stay later if they wish.

In Service.

Lord Ervald