Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice

From the Provincial Knight Marshal,

The Crown Province of Østgarðr will be holding a weekly indoor fighter practice on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM at the Manhattanville Community Center at 530 W. 133rd St, New York, NY 10057. The site has bathrooms with running hot water, and it’s free.

We have access to this space thanks to Gladiators NYC, who trains there on the same night. They may also allow us some use of there armor repair facilities.

When you get there, say that you are here for “Gladiators NYC” and they will point you in the right direction. They will, however, ask you to fill out a form the first time you come in to this space owned by a non-profit neighborhood organization.

Since this is still an official SCA practice, all current SCA, Inc. and East Kingdom masking protocols will be in effect for our people. As this is a shared community space, people with other groups in the center may not be masked. Please read the East Kingdom Health Acknowledgement at the bottom of this announcement.

By Public Transit: The nearest subway stop is 125th St or 137th St on the 1 train. Expect a several block walk from either station. The site is also near stops for the M4, M11, M100 and M101 buses.

By Car: Street Parking is available, but finding a spot can be extremely challenging (it is Manhattan). If you contact me, I or someone else can meet you at your car and get your stuff inside while you find parking.

I hope to see you there!

– Lord Ervald LaCoudre Edwardson the Optimistic

Health Acknowledgement

By attending this event, you are confirming that you (as well as any minors that you are parent or guardian for):

➢ Are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including but not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of sense of tase or smell

➢ Have not been near someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days without following CDC guidance for self-quarantine;

➢ Agree to follow all COVID safety restrictions imposed by the SCA, the event site, and/or local, state, provincial, or federal government or health authorities.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Nov. 15th – Nov. 28th

Come join us for medieval activities next week

Tue. 11/167 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 11/177:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

And next week…

Tue. 11/23 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)

Details
Sun. 11/281 p.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday at the Cloisters with Whyt Whey
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Nov. 1st – Nov. 14th

Here are the scheduled activities for this week.

Tue. 11/2 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun. 11/711 a.m. – 12 p.m.Brokenbridge November Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Sun. 11/712 p.m. – 1 p.m.Brokenbridge A&S Discussion: What to Do With All These Sea Stars
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details

And next week

Tue. 11/9 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 11/10 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Østgarðr Ethereal Bardic Circle
(online)
Details
Fri. 11/128 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons & Social Hour
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details to follow
Sat. 11/138 p.m. – 11 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Nigh Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details to follow

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Sep. 27th – Oct. 10th

As the leaves turn, join us for a medieval activities.

Tue. 9/287 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue. 10/5 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu. 10/77 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(virtual commons)
Details
Fri. 10/88 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons & Happy Hour Social
Canton of Lions End
(virtual commons)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Sep. 20th – Oct. 3rd

The weather may be cooling, but Østgarðr activities are heating up this week. Come and join us!

Mon. 9/208 p.m. – 10 p.m.Brokenbridge Seneschal’s Office Hours
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Tue. 9/217 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat. 9/258 p.m. – 11 p.m.Saturday Night Solar: International Phonetic Alphabet for Heralds
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Sun. 9/2611 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brokenbridge Canton Common
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)
Details

And next week,

Tue. 9/287 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Come with Us to John Barleycorn Returns

Oyez!!! Oyez!!! Pray attend our most recent missive from our Lord John Barleycorn!!!

Join us in a beautiful outdoor space with spacious picnic pavilions to gather and celebrate the return of John Barleycorn.

Greetings Dear Gentles,

As We prepare for our Lord John Barleycorn’s return a day long Celebration with activities and entertainments await you!

For Youth and Families

Lady Kunigunde and Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir bringing you a great slate of youth activities for both older and younger children to enjoy! Please come join us! A & S youth activities, including Bardic, Illumination, Coloring, Basketmaking, Storytelling, and Hula dancing.

Martial Tournaments

We will have Our Provincial Heavy Weapons Tournament, Our Provincial Archery Champions Tournament, and Our Provincial Fencing Champions Tournament. The schedule is forthcoming.

On our Roster is “Sir Edward’s Memorial Challenge” for those Brave enough to take it on!

Other Diverse Activities

In addition, our roster of activities includes most wonderous Demonstration by Lady Astridr Knarrarbringa who will show us her Lampworking skills. This art began in the fifth century B.C.E. and became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the Fourteenth Century is truly delightful candy for the eyes! Also A number of Surprise Demonstrations to delight the eye and palate.

We have a new addition to our day, our first annual “Bartertown,” for those who like the thrill of the hunt without weapons! For those looking to trade their SCA related goods, this is a excellent swap-meet style opportunity. Carry In, Carry Out. There will be NO money exchange for items, only trade. Items must be all SCA related. Tables are limited, First come-First serve. All others must set up on a blanket or personal table. For additional details, please contact the Bartertown Coordinator, Lady Raymonda the Second by email at rayrayrmartin@gmail.com

We are sorry that no feast will be available, but fear not, as there will be pre-packeged snacks and drinks (both nutritious and not) for we would not want you to expire before the Court Of Viceroy Il-Kha’an Suuder Saran and Vicerine Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin!

Reservations & Fees:
SCA Member Discount Adult/Youth reservation fee of $10.00
Non- SCA Members Adult/Youth reservation fee of $15.00
Children under 5 are free
reservation deadline September 1, 2021

Send Reservations to:

Lord AEthelstan St.Maur
Stan Cohen
85 Pomona Road
Suffern, N.Y. 10901-1919
Email for Lord AEthelstan St.Maur is below :
scarockland@gmail.com

For Further Information, please contact the Event Steward Lady Aurora ffolkes via cell phone: (914)960-0810( text first) email aroarofolk@gmail.com. Phone/text is best.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try 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.

There is limited electricity at this site. There are handicap bathrooms. There are shaded areas with picnic tables. Set on top of a hill, there is almost always a breeze. In the event of rain , there is an indoor structure.

The official announcement of this event may be found on the East Kingdom Website here.

Join the SCA Demonstration at Eternal Con! August 7th & 8th

The Crown Province of Østgarðr will host a public demonstration at Eternal Con on August 7-8, 2021 at Hofstra University in Nassau County in Long Island. Interested in the SCA? Attending Eternal Con? Come to the demo to find out more about us and to meet some of the members of the Crown Province.

Information about the convention can be found at https://eternalcon.com/

Interested in Being an SCA Demonstrator/Participant?

SCA members and participants from Østgarðr and the surrounding area are welcome and encouraged to come demonstrate their skills and arts for the public.

The demo organizer is Østgarðr’s knight marshal, Lord Ervald LaCoudre Edwardson the Optimistic. If you are interested in being a demonstrator on either or both days of the demo, please reach out to him via email at knightmarshal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.

Demonstrators may arrive as early as 8:30 AM to help set up. The SCA outdoor demo will be in sight of the entrance cue for the convention, so we want to be ready early. We can entertain and promote to that line. Details about passes, parking, etc. are being resolved this week.

Lord Ervald will be there both days as a heavy-list fight marshal and will run a fighter practice on both days. The outdoor fighting field will be shared with The Brooklyn Black Company (one of the independent steel fighting teams in NYC).

Last day to preregister for Siege of Granada!

Today is your last day to preregister for the Siege of Granada (May 11, Putnam County Park). https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3461

The year is 1259, just one year after the Siege of Baghdad.  Mongke Khan has a growing sense of doom.  Seeing the end of his reign, he seeks to consolidate power for his son, Kublai, by sending any potential rival far from the center of the Mongol seat of power.  Ariqbok Khan was sent into the far reaches of the Arabic world with the Golden Horde.  Suuder Khan was sent deep into Europe with the Metann Clan.  Suuder leads his troops through Transylvania, Vienna, and Toledo, intending to finally lay siege to Granada.

Join us for Combat, all manner of!  Feasting on a sumptuous day board of 13th century Andalusi foods prepared by Ibrahim al-Rashid ibn Musa!  Provincial A&S Championship!  Bartertown!