All posts by Vika Grigina z Prahy

Virtual Commons, Thurs., January 7

Please join us on Thursday, January 7th, at 7pm for the first Virtual Commons of 2021! Join online via Google Meet. (Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.) We will discuss what 2021 could look like for the Canton, both ethereally and – dare we hope – in person before year’s end?

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Virtual Commons & Evening in the Solar, Oct. 1

Please join us on Thursday, October 1st, at 7pm for a Virtual Commons and Solar! Join online via Google Meet. Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Following Commons, please stay for an Evening in the Virtual Solar! Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid will share his process and lessons-learned for reblocking a felt hat. (Useful for both period and modern millinery!)

Virtual Commons Meeting, Apr. 2

Please join us on Thursday, April 2nd, at 7pm for a Virtual Commons and Tavern! Join online via Google Meet. Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Following Commons, folk are invited to remain in the session for sociability, chatting, and interconnection. You are not alone!

Evening in the Solar, Thurs. Feb. 6th

Please join us Thursday, February 6, at 7:30pm for a class on sourcing raw materials for your projects!

It can be hard to find the right fiber, fabric, notions, and other items for your A&S projects. Þórfinnr and Vika will discuss both where and how to shop, what to look out for, and what (broadly speaking) to expect to pay for various kinds of materiel.

The class is not at the usual solar location. It will be held in Rm. 111 of the Milstein Center at Barnard College. No ID is required to enter campus or the building for this event. The building and the room are accessible.

To get to Barnard, take the 1 train to 116th & Broadway, and enter the main campus gates on the west side of Broadway at 117th St. (There are campus maps posted just inside the gate.)

Commons Meeting & Evening in the Solar, Jan. 9

Please join us on Thursday, January 9, for a Commons meeting and an Evening in the Solar.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Following Commons, please stay for a class on photography in museums, taught by Lord Simon Talbot. It can be challenging to get good photos of museum objects – come learn some pointers to enhance your technique!

Different location: The Commons and the Solar will be hosted at Þórfinnr‘s: 165 W. 66th St., Apt. 4E. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the solar will follow.

Evening in the Solar, Thurs. November 7

Please join us Thursday, November 7, at 7:30pm for a class on Elizabethan-era clothing, taught by Mistress Vika Grigina z Prahy. The Crown Province will be hosting the kingdom Twelfth Night celebration with an Elizabethan/Shakespearean theme, so now is a great time to think about what to wear!

The class will present a survey of the different garments that comprise a late-16th-century person’s outfit, including options for all levels of society. Following that, we will offer consulting assistance to help you put together a plan for your outfit, suited to your available time, resources, and comfort level.

The class is not at the usual solar location. It will be held at Rm. 502 of the Diana Center at Barnard College. No ID is required to enter campus or the building for this event. The building and the room are accessible.

To get to Barnard, take the 1 train to 116th & Broadway, and enter the main campus gates on the west side of Broadway at 117th St. The Diana Center is the orange-glass building to the right across a small lawn. (There are also campus maps posted just inside the gate.)

Do not come to the room before 7:15pm, as there is a class in that space before us.