Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, April 2018

Please join us next Thursday, April 12, for a Commons meeting and a recorder schola.  Come for the business, stay for musical fun!

Agenda items for the Commons include details for the upcoming Picnic in the Ruins event; reports and “paperwork” and all that good stuff now that the Kingdom migration to Google is complete;  discussion of bylaws (like, “should we have some of our own”); and trolling for deputy officer volunteers.

The A&S portion to follow will be a recorder schola taught by Magistra Rufina Cambrensis and Master John Elys.  There will be some spare recorders available.  Make a joyful noise!

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21.  Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Evening in the Solar, March 2018

Please join us Thursday, March 8th, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 for the Art of Pysanky (just in time for Easter)!

Godiva will be teaching an introductory class on decorating eggs using beeswax and dyes. Handouts, supplies & materials will be provided. Each participant will be offered a chance to create their own traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg, a PYSANKA, using a wax-resist method.

Minutes of Jan. 11, 2018 Canton Commons Meeting

(Mgmt. apologizes for the late posting in this venue.)

Minutes from January’s Canton Commons are posted and available!

As you see, I am experimenting with including a link, rather than pasting the entirety of the minutes here; the benefits are that it will keep our front page less cluttered, and ensures that there’s a single ur-source of content. Please give your opinions of this change, either in comments here or at April’s commons meeting.

Evening in the Solar, February 2018

Please join us THURSDAY Feb 8th, 7pm – 10pm for another “Evening in the Solar” in the Canton of Whyt Whey.

Lord Þórfinnr (Alec Story) has offered to instruct all those that want to learn to SPIN!!!
What!!???!! No drop spindle??? Don’t worry we have quite a few that were graciously donated 🙂 to hand out.

– Lady Godiva [moAS of Whyt Whey]

Directions: 255 West 105th Street, #21 (@ Broadway) in Manhattan

Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, January 2018

Please join us on the 2nd Thursday in January of the new calendar year, for a Commons meeting and social gathering! Meet your new officers, hear inspiring words from our new Seneschal, Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy, and talk about the future of our canton under new direction.

After the Commons, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow members. You are welcome to bring a project you are working on, socialize, eat, enjoy!

During this portion of the evening, Lady Vika will be lending us her expertise in fitting. If you have a yen to be measured, pray attend. She will have handouts with measurements to be recorded, and measuring tapes to go around. If you need new garb, now is an excellent opportunity to improve its fit, whether you are interested in the simplicity of a rectangularly constructed tunic, or leaning towards a fitted kirtle.

Barley stew, both with and without pork, for dinner, with oatcakes, a simple salad, and berries with cream for dessert. The finest Iron Age cuisine to be had in the 21st Century.

We will gather in our usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21, on January 11th, at 7pm.

Evening in the Solar, December 2017

Please join us this Thursday, December 15th, at our usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 to practice Medieval Bookbinding!

This is a class on the basic principles of medieval bookbinding, as taught to Lady Beatrice della Rocca by Lady Linden le Bukere at this past Pennsic. We will be binding sections of pages together onto a harder paper cover. We will be using modern materials to save cost. At the end of the class, everyone should have a little book to take home with them. All materials will be provided.

Dinner will be mushroom barley stew — one pot with pork and another without. Then fruit with cream for dessert. Basically a reprise of last winter’s Iron Age feast. Because YUM!

[Update, Dec 15:] Lady Alienor is fighting off a cold and has spent most of the day in bed rather than preparing the promised stew, so we’re going to have to settle for fancy pizza instead. Maybe next time! —Mathghamhain

Evening in the Solar moves to 2nd Thursdays!

For the convenience of our hosts, we are moving the Evenings in the Solar, our Arts & Sciences social gathering (and occasional business meeting) to the second Thursday of each month. As always, gatherings will be confirmed via an announcement on this website, as well as in email to the canton mailing list, and by post to the canton Facebook group.

Our next Solar will therefore be December 14th. We will be holding a book-binding party. Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa has provided us with quantities of lovely paper, which we will stitch into signatures under the instruction of Lady Beatrice, who studied bookbinding at Pennsic University this summer.

Evening in the Solar, November 2017

Please join us Thursday, November 16th, at 7:30 in our usual location, 255 W 105th St., for an evening of scribal experimentation. Our illustrious Vicereine, Lady Lada, Il-Khatun of the Eastern Ulus, will be instructing your hostess, Hlæfdige Alienor Salton, in the finer points of painting, loading the brush and other like basics. Bring your scribal supplies, if any, your questions about basic illumination kit, and your sense of play.