Upcoming in Østgarðr: October 3rd – October 16th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
10/4
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
10/6
7:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
Sat.
10/8
10:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.
Public Demo: Kings County Fiber Festival
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

And next week join us for…

Tue.
10/11
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
10/12
8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
BrokenBridge Financial Committee Emergency Meeting
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Fri.
10/14
7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.
Lions End Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details

Østgarðr Fencing & Fighter Practice – Fall 2022

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.

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/

Newcomers are welcome! Please contact the provincial Knight Marshal, Lord Ervald at knightmarshal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org or the provincial Fencing Captain, Lord Alexander at fencer@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org to confirm times for the practice and to arrange for loaner equipment.

As we move into cooler, wetter weather, please check the Østgarðr Facebook page or email the marshals above to confirm that the practice is happening.

As of October 1, 2022 there are no masking requirements, but those who wish to wear masks are welcome to do so.

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.

Upcoming in Ostgardr: July 4th – July 17th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

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

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
7/7
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Quarterly Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
to Follow
Fri.
7/8
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End July Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
7/10
11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge June Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Sat.
7/10
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(Cortlandy Manor, NY)
Details

and next week…

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

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
7/13
8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Pennsic Camp Meeting
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: June 27th – July 10th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
6/28
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat.
7/2
8:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
to Follow

and next week…

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

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
7/7
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Quarterly Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
to Follow
Fri.
7/8
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End July Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(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: June 6th – June 19th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
6/7
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Fri.
6/10
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End Meeting & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sun.
6/12
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Cortlandt Manor, NY)
Details

And next week…

Tue.
6/14
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
6/15
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sat.
6/18
8:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar: Researching Your Bardic Pieces
Canton of Whyt Whey
(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: May 9th – May 22nd

There is a lot going on in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
5/10
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
5/12
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Class: Writing you First Award Recommendation – A Virtual Workshop
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Fri.
5/13
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
5/14
10:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.
Event: Lions End Spring Schola
Canton of Lions End
(Levittown, NY)
Details
Sat. 5/1410:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.
Demonstration at Viking Festival
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
5/17
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
5/18
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
5/19
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Pennsic Camp Meeting
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Sun.
5/22
1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Cortlandt, NY)
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)”.

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. 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.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Mar. 21st – Apr. 3rd

Come join us this week at the following activities…

Wed.
3/23
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Sat.
3/26
8:00 p.m. –
11:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Solar: Getting Ready for Archery Season
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
Sun.
3/27
11:00 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Coronation Silk Banner Workshop #4
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Westchester County, NY)
Cancelled

and next week…

Wed.
3/30
6:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)
Details
Thu.
3/31
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Brokenbridge Commons and A&S Workshop: Sewing Machine Repair
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Online)
Details
Sat.
4/2
11:00 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Coronation Silk Banner Workshop #5
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Queens, NY)
Details
Sun.
4/3
11:00 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Coronation Silk Banner Workshop #6
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Queens, NY)
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)”.