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 Østgarðr: September 26th – October 9th

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

Tue.
9/27
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun.
10/2
11:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.
Public Demo: Cloister’s Medieval Festival
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan, NY)
Details

And next week…

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

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

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

Upcoming in Østgarðr: September 12th – 25th

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

Tue.
9/13
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
9/15
7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
Details to
Follow
Fri.
9/16
7:30 p.m.

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

And next week…

Tue.
9/20
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
9/21
7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details to
Follow

Come to the Lions End Virtual Business Commons & Social

Come to the Canton of Lions End Business commons, where the officers and populace will discuss upcoming plans for SCA activity in Nassau County. Socializing will commence immediately following the business portion of the meeting.

When: Friday Sept. 16, 2022 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Online via Google Meet http://meet.google.com/sqi-ejjm-yxf

Upcoming in Østgarðr: August 29th – September 11th

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

Tue.
8/30
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Fri. 9/2

Mon. 9/5
4 p.m. Fri.

noon Mon.
Event: John Barleycorn -Crown Province of Ostgardr Investiture and Fight for a Cause Tournament
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Carmel, NY)
Details

Event Website

And next week…

Tue.
9/6
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Fri.
9/9
Times
to
Follow
Lions End Virtual Commons
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
to
Follow
Sun.
9/11
Times
to
Follow
Brokenbridge Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
Details
to
Follow

Upcoming in Østgarðr: August 15th – August 28th

Welcome back from Pennsic! Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
8/16
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
8/17
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr August Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Fri.
8/19
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End August Meeting
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sun.
8/21
1:30 p.m.

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

and next week for…

Tue.
8/23
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sun.
8/28
1:30 p.m.

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