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.

Commons Meeting and Evening in the Solar, October 3rd – DIFFERENT LOCATION

Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd, 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. (Also, bring receipts from recent demos for reimbursement.)

Following Commons, please stay for a class on Introduction to Natural Dyeing, taught by Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson! We will explore dyeing with the chief trifecta of European dyes: madder red, weld yellow and woad blue.

If you wish to actively take part in dyeing, please wear clothing that can get stained very permanently, and bring a clean, white protein fiber such as wool.  We will most likely be dyeing blue, as it is the quickest.  If you wish to dye red or yellow, please reach out to Þórfinnr ahead of time so we can get you set up.

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.

Commons Meeting & Evening in the Solar, Sep. 5

Please join us on Thursday, September 5, for a Commons meeting and an Evening in the Solar.

This is our usual non-quarterly commons and business meeting; the primary topic will be the upcoming demo at the New York Medieval Festival on Sep. 29. If you have anything else you’d like to put on the agenda, please email seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org.

Following Commons, please stay for a roundtable on “Share what you leaned at Pennsic!” What cool/interesting/illuminating classes did you take? Bring any handouts or details you’d like to share.

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

Join Us At The Cloisters!

On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, from 11:30 to 6:00, the New York City chapter of the S.C.A. will once again be participating in The Medieval Festival at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, the largest event of its kind in our area, with an audience of approximately 60,000.

Please join us as we exhibit the wide range of Society activities to the public, including medieval arts and sciences, crafts and clothing, fencing and armored combat, dance and song, chivalry and pageantry.

We’ll post additional information about the event here soon, including a schedule for the fighting and performance areas.

In the meantime, please consider volunteering to assist, as we are in need of many hands for set up, take down, organizing, and hosting for this demonstration.

If you have items or skills you wish to display at the demonstration, please contact the event stewards so we can organize space and logistics with you. We are keen to demonstrate many forms of art & science including music, fiber arts, scribal arts, arms and armor, blacksmithing, jewelry making, games, clothing & millinery. If you’d like to demonstrate a skill that is not listed, please let us know.

We welcome fencers and fighters from near and far! Our fencing champion and heavy fighting champion will be hosting their respective provincial championship tournaments at the festival this year. Come to demonstrate your skills before an eager audience, and receive recognition and glory within the Province!

We are also seeking chatelaines and other volunteers to help staff chatelaine tables. These tables will make it easier for onlookers and those curious of our crafts to come and discuss more in depth what the Society of Creative Anachronism does and how they can get more involved.

If you wish to volunteer with any of the needs above, or in general, or simply wish to come and have fun with us, please contact the Event Stewards! You can reach out to us through email or Facebook:

Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
mka Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto
231060@members.eastkingdom.org
https://www.facebook.com/mcavalletto

Zahra al-Andalusiyya
mka Sarah Berman
245914@members.eastkingdom.org
https://www.facebook.com/sarah.berman.14

Catelin Straquhin
mka Caitlin S.
245476@members.eastkingdom.org
https://www.facebook.com/St.Caitlin 

It takes many hands to make a village, and we welcome each and everyone one of you to come and attend with us at this year’s demonstration!

Yours in Service,
The Event Stewards of The SCA Cloisters 2019 Demo
Mathghamhain, Zahra, and Catelin

Commons Meeting & Evening in the Solar, July 11

Please join us on Thursday, July 11, 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 seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org.

Following Commons, please stay for the class – two classes, in fact! “Sit & Spin”, and “Prep for Pennsic”. The former is a hands-on spinning tutorial, and the latter is an open session to get help with any of your Pennsic projects.

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

Minutes from June 6 Officers Meeting

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Canton of Whyt Whey held a meeting of its officers to consider the new provincial bylaws recently approved by the officers of its parent group, the Crown Province of Østgarðr.

A quorum of four of the canton’s six rostered officers was present, and one additional officer submitted their vote by written proxy.

The officers unanimously voted to approve the ratification of the new provincial bylaws.

Present and voting to approve:
• Mistress Vika Grigina z Prahy, Seneschal and Webminister
• Lord Ibrahim al•Rashid, Exchequer
• Lady Godiva de la Mer, Minister of Arts & Sciences
• Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal

Absent and voting by written proxy to approve:
• Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa, Chatelaine

Absent and not voting:
• Lord Erich Guter Muth, Herald