Welcome to the Canton of Whyt Whey! We are the Manhattan chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an organization dedicated to exploring the Middle Ages by recreating activities and crafts of the period. There are tournaments and classes, feasts and finery (and occasional foolery), royal courts and courtly dancing. We encourage you to come and find out what interests you!
The canton’s name alludes to the “Great White Way”, a nickname for the brightly-lit portions of Broadway in midtown Manhattan.
Newcomers are always welcome. You can just show up to local meetings such as our quarterly business meetings (“Commons”), monthly arts & sciences meetings (“Evenings in the Solar”), dance practices, fighter practice, and so on, which are free of charge and happen in modern clothing. Full events require an attempt at medieval clothing, though. If you’re interested in starting off with an event, please see our Newcomers’ Page for help.
Join our mailing list for news and updates, sent straight to your inbox. Send a blank email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to join our Facebook group.
Whyt Whey is part of the Crown Province of Østgarðr, which also includes the counties of Kings (as the Canton of Brokenbridge), Nassau (as the Canton of Lions End), and the counties of Queens, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam and Richmond. There are also nearby branches in Suffolk County, Ulster County, Sullivan/Orange County, and northern New Jersey (Bergen/Sussex/Passaic, Somerset/Morris/Hudson).