PAST PROGRAMS in 2008 - FOR REFERENCE ONLY
(does not include regular monthly workshops and meetings)
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Mon Jan 14 & Jan 28 7:00pm

Workshop Series

 

Eurythmy Workshop

Catherine DeDois

 

Eurythmy, the art of movement, created by Rudolf Steiner, enabling the human being to discard physical obstacles, founded on gestures of speech and music.  We will be exploring eurythmy within the following context: Jan 14: Introduction to Planets and their corresponding Vowels Jan 28: Introduction to Tone eurythmy As the theme for the year focuses on the arts, this eurythmy workshop is offered at a low cost to encourage everyone to explore it for the first time or delve into it at a deeper level.

Fee: $10 / $5 Non-Members, No Fee: NY Branch Members

Catherine DeDois

Graduated from Lea Van der Pals School, Dornach, Switzerland 1976. Diplomas in voice, piano at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Studied 7 yrs method acting at HB Studio on Bank St. Finished 14 NYC marathons. Received BS from Lehman College in Recreation Education 2006.

Thu Jan 17 7:00pm

Lecture

 

The Body Phantastique: Anatomy & Physiology From The Point of View of Soul & Spirit

Robert Stewart

Since the 16th Century, what has been called medical science has ironically commenced with the study of the human corpse, with death. Is it possible today, using a modern, Goethean, phenomenological approach, to study the body – not as a complicated mechanism – but as a revelation of soul and spirit? How can we find a way to honor the dictum – “the human physical body is the religion of God” – while keeping to exact, objective observations?

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Robert Stewart

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association. A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, he is also a practicing artist and has had an exhibition at the NY Branch.

Sat Jan 19  2 to 4pm

Art Exhibit Opening

 

Two Villages Art Exhibit

Paintings from  the Adesha Village Art Program & the Phoenix Village Art Center

 

Art Exhibit Opening (Exhibit Runs Jan 19 To Feb 28) Adesha Village is a therapeutic community serving adults with mental illness through support, care, advocacy and education. Located in Kimberton PA, It is comprised of individuals with all kinds of strengths and challenges, coming together for social, practical, and spiritual support. Phoenix Village Art Center is a strong cultural presence in downtown Phoenixville PA, and enriches the life of the community with art classes, studio facilities, art shows. Collaboration between the two organizations began over two years ago, and the Adesha Art Program was born and has produced some amazing growth both personally and artistically for the friends at Adesha Art. Please come and see the fruits of this true community effort!

Donations Welcome

 

Sun Jan 20 2:00pm

Eurythmy Workshop

 

Creative Warmth In Winter-Darkness

Linda Larson

 

Open to your creativity in the midst of winter cold and come together with others to welcome the new year in movement. The art of eurythmy can awaken our capacities in new ways. There will be time for questions and sharing. Everyone welcome. No previous eurythmy experience necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Linda has taught eurythmy classes and workshops in various situations including Waldorf Schools, Camphill Communities, Anthroposophical Branch Groups and Eurythmy in the Workplace in business settings. She currently also practices Therapeutic Eurythmy at the Rudolf Steiner School. Linda received her Eurythmy Diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She is a member of the National Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America and of the Association for Therapeutic Eurythmists of North America. She holds an M. F. A. Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Fri Jan 25 7:00pm

Art Series Lecture

 

Gaining Perspective: How Renaissance Painters Ushered In The Birth of a New Age

Eugene Schwartz

The appearance of the relief sculpted cathedral doors known as "The Gates of Paradise" (sections are on display at the Met Museum until mid-Jan) resonantly announced the discovery of the laws of perspective and their accessibility to fifteenth-century artists. We will examine the ways in which artists worked perfectly well without perspective and the first halting efforts at capturing perspective in the late Middle Ages. Why did painters feel the need to present space in an entirely new way – and what changes in culture and human consciousness did this need reflect – and prefigure? We will explore Rudolf Steiner's insights into the world of the Renaissance, and its implications for our time.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

A graduate of Columbia University, Eugene has worked with all stages of life, from the young child to the elderly and dying. In addition to thirty years experience in Waldorf education, he has served as a consultant to Waldorf endeavors throughout the world. Eugene was awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has lectured on new ideas in education at Harvard, Columbia, and numerous other prestigious universities. Eugene is presently on the faculty of the Waldorf Masters Program at Touro University in Vallejo, CA.

 

Sun Jan 26 10am

Museum Walk

 

Museum Walk

Eugene Schwartz

 

Meet at the Metropolitan Museum information desk at 10am sharp We will go to the second floor European Art galleries and focus on the first three rooms. The Met's remarkable, lapidary collection of late medieval art is a virtual case study of the rapid – though not always harmonious – unfolding of perspective as a means of representing the visual world. Our approximately two-hour long journey will culminate amidst the Met's display of modernist masters who challenged and transformed Renaissance conventions of three-dimensional space.

Donations Welcome

Eugene Schwartz

See above, Jan 25th.

 

Wed Jan 30 / Feb 6 / Feb 13 7:00pm

3-Part Craft Workshop

 

Waldorf Soft Doll-Making

Angeles Watson

 

3-Part Craft Workshop – Learn To Make A Valentine Bunting Baby A bunting baby is a perfect first doll for children and an excellent way to begin to explore the simple forms and natural materials used in Waldorf doll making. Made with soft cotton velour and stuffed with sheep's wool, it is small enough for children to cuddle and is made to tuck into its own heart-shaped pouch. Learn the basics to make a sculpted head and embroider a doll's face. Minimal sewing experience is required. All materials are provided, but please bring your own scissors.  Workshop limited to 12 participants – Pre-registration is strongly recommended. CONTACT: Phoebe Alexander at E: phoebe@artopathy.com or T: 212-744-025.

Fee: $60 / $45 Non-Members, $45 / $30 NY Branch Members Plus Materials Fee: $10

Angeles Watson

A professional doll maker and freelance design consultant. She has taught doll making workshops at The Rudolf Steiner School, The Brooklyn School and Enchanted, as well here at Anthroposophy NYC. Her dolls are sold at Enchanted.

 

Fri Feb 1 7:00pm

Celebration

Candlemas Members’ Evening

Candlemas is the mid-point between winter solstice and spring equinox, the winter’s deepest and coldest point. This month our Members’ Evening will celebrate this transition from inner activity toward the out-breathing of spring. Donations Welcome
Sun Feb 10 2:00pm

 

Museum Walk

Museum Walk: Joyce Reilly & Doug Safranek

 

Meet at the metropolitan museum information desk at 2pm sharp Please join us when we visit the Greco-Roman collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After viewing the collection a discussion over coffee will follow in the Museum cafeteria. Open to all. Donations Welcome
Sun Feb 17 2:00pm

Eurythmy Workshop

 

Harmony in Movement

Linda Larson

 

Honoring this year's theme of!" heart thinking and the arts," in eurythmy we will! experience the qualities of the straight line(clarity of thinking) and the curve (warmth of soul). Through the art of eurythmy we may awaken our creativity, nourishing warmth in the light of our thinking. Everyone welcome. No previous eurythmy experience necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes. There will be time for questions & sharing.  Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Linda has taught eurythmy classes and workshops in various situations including Waldorf Schools, Camphill Communities, Anthroposophical Branch Groups and Eurythmy in the Workplace in business settings. She currently also practices Therapeutic Eurythmy at the Rudolf Steiner School. Linda received her Eurythmy Diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She is a member of the National Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America and of the Association for Therapeutic Eurythmists of North America. She holds an M. F. A. Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Mon Feb 25 7:00pm

Lecture

 

Mysteries of the Etheric Body

Lynn Jericho

Of the four bodies of the human being, the etheric body is the most mysterious and also the most influential. It is the body of life and memory. We will explore the etheric body and its powerful role in karma, habit and energy. We will look at the possibility of finding health and harmony in the etheric and how that would impact our striving for the ideals of truth, beauty and goodness. Learn how Ahriman and Lucifer depend on the challenges of our etheric bodies to keep us out of balance. This is an evening for those seeking self-knowledge and self-modulation. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for three years (www.theinnerchristmasmovie.com). She also has a podcast blog offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.

Sat March 1 at 7:30pm

Lecture

 

The Heart of the Life Processes - A Modern Christian Mystery

Dr. James Dyson

In this talk, James Dyson, MD, will explore the heart as an organ of perception in both time and space. He will also discuss the heart’s relationship to the new era in the mystery of human relationships and karma that began with Christ's deed on Golgotha. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Dr. James Dyson

Qualified as a physician in 1975 in London and continued his post-graduate training in Anthroposophical medicine. He worked in a number of hospitals in continental Europe and founded Park Atwood Clinic in the U.K. (the first residential Anthroposophical medical facility in the English-speaking world) where he worked for 25 years, five years as Medical Director. During the last 20 years, he has lectured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, mainly on medically and psychologically related sub-themes. He is currently completing a masters degree in Psychosynthesis psychology and hopes to complete his first book in the near future.

Sat March 8  1–4pm

Workshop

 

Easter Egg Coloring Workshop for children & adults

Phoebe Alexander

 

 

The egg is a universal symbol of rebirth, hope, and the potential within each of us waiting to emerge. Learn various food-safe egg coloring techniques, how to blow out raw eggs, and make an Easter Egg Tree. Easy, safe and fun for any age and skill level. All materials will be provided, but you must bring your own eggs (hard cooked - no cracks, ready-blown, and/or raw). Take home a clutch of gorgeous eggs for Easter Sunday! CONTACT: Phoebe Alexander at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members, & Kids $5 PLUS MATERIALS FEE: $5

Phoebe Alexander

Long-time member of the NY Branch she offers art and seasonal craft workshops here as well as at other venues. She has given numerous painting classes and worked therapeutically with the mentally handicapped and in geriatric long-term care. Her training is in anthroposophic art therapy, Waldorf pedagogy, horticulture and she has a master’s degree in therapeutic recreation.

Sun March 9 2–4pm

Workshop

 

Eurythmy Workshop – Welcoming the Light of Spring

Linda Larson

At this time of rebirth, we may welcome the light of Spring as it blossoms in our lives through moving together and exploring some basic elements of eurythmy.  Everyone is welcome. No previous eurythmy experience is necessary. There will be time for questions and sharing. Please bring soft-soled shoes. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, has facilitated eurythmy workshops, classes and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools and Branch groups. A member of the National Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America, Linda received her Eurythmy Diplomas at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, and at the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Sun March 23 at 5:00pm

Festival event

 

Easter Sunday Community  Dinner & Concert

featuring David Ralph, piano & singers Dorothy Emmerson,   Norda Dienstag  & Kathering Vode

 

The festive dinner is, of course, by YOU We look forward to yet another fine community event, and to breaking bread with you this coming Easter Sunday. Bring something yummy to share. Come early to offer a helping hand (any time after 2pm) or stay late for clean-up. CONTACT: Phoebe Alexander at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com. FEE: Donations Welcome

Sat March 29 at 7:30pm

Song recital

 

Concert of Russian Romancy

Dorothy Emmerson,  accompanied by  Elizabeth Rodgers

 

 

Dorothy Emmerson spent part of her early childhood in Stalinist Russia where she acquired a real appreciation for Russian Culture – music, theatre and the ballet. Her program will consist of soulful Russian art songs of the 19th and early 20th century from Glinka to Rachmaninov. To these songs Dorothy brings the clarity and enthusiasm that is her American musical comedy heritage. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.

Wed April 9 at 7:00 pm

 

Planets, Rounds & Globes 

David Anderson

 

Following a review of the distinctions between Planets, Rounds and Globes, we will concentrate on the pre-history of man and his future. The genealogies in the Bible give hints about the generations. These generations indicate tribes and periods. This leads to a discussion of the Races of Man and their development through history. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.

 

Fri April 11 at 7:00pm & Sat April 12 10am-6pm

A Biography-Eurythmy-Artistic Journey Workshop

 

Picture Your Life – Your Life As A Work Of Art

Regine Kurek & Linda Larson

 

We will explore the story of our lives through the artistic media of painting, clay modeling and movement/eurythmy - a collaboration of the arts. What we practice in the arts has the potential to become available as new capacities in life. FEE: Full Program $110 / $83 Non-Members, $83 / $55 Branch Members Friday Only $30 / $23 Non-Members, $23 / $15 Branch Members PLUS MATERIALS FEE: $12 Friday evening introduction is pre-requisite to Saturday workshop. Early bird 10% discount for advanced registration before April 8th. PRE-REGISTRATION: Due to limited enrollment please reserve your place asap. CONTACT: Phoebe Alexander at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com Regine Kurek: Anthroposophical Art Therapist, Biography Counselor, Painter and Director of "Arscura, School for Living Art" in Toronto, where she offers a training in Art in the Healing and Social Fields. She completed her Biography Counseling Training in Dornach, Switzerland, and is a member of the Anthroposophical National Council of Canada.

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools and Branch groups. She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of N. A., and has eurythmy diplomas from the Goetheanum, Switzerland, and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Wed April 16 at 7:00pm

Essentials of Anthroposophy

How Children Learn: Can Concepts Be Taught

Tim Hoffman

Much of what we do in the classroom as Waldorf teachers serves the goal of teaching new concepts. The process by which students arrive at a new understanding involves both outer and inner experience, both observation and intuition. Through the former, the outer world is brought to the students' attention; through the latter, the realm of ideas and concepts is revealed. In this talk, we will examine how Rudolf Steiner’s theory of knowledge applies to young students of various ages learning a variety of subjects. We’ll focus on how children apprehend meaning and how and when they acquire the capacity to think logically. We’ll also look at how Waldorf teachers work with students’ wide range of capacities as they acquire new concepts. Everyone is invited. No previous knowledge of Steiner's work is presumed.  Please bring your questions. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Tim Hoffman

Has been a class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City since 1981. For the past fifteen years he has also taught courses on anthroposophy and education at the Rudolf Steiner Institute.

Sat April 19 at 2-5pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Since The Beginning

The Artists of Anthroposophy NYC

Exhibition Runs Through Jun 19 Featuring artwork from members and friends who have been actively connected to our Branch at its current location since the laying of our foundation stone. FEE: Donations Welcome
Thursdays April 24 (began Mar 27) Eurythmy to T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

Brigida Baldszun

 

 

"We shall not cease from exploration"  (TS Eliot, from Four Quartets) Any attempt at eurythmy is an exploration into the realm of constant change and eternal becoming. Friends with all levels of eurythmy experience are welcome to deepen their experience of the poetic language of TS Eliot in these four sessions. Through eurythmy we will strive to bring to presence both the movement of thought and rhythms of speech in Eliot’s great poem. FEE for each evening: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Brigida Baldszun

“What is most important for me in Eurythmy is a balance between artistic and pedagogical work,” says Brigida Baldszun. She was born in Germany and received a Waldorf education there. After completing eurythmy training, she helped found the Darmstadt Waldorf School. Her wish to learn eurythmy in the English language led her to Spring Valley, NY, and then to the Midwest where she worked as a eurythmist for seven years. Thereafter, Brigida returned to the East, joining the Eurythmy Spring Valley performing ensemble. She is currently a eurythmist on the faculty of the Waldorf School of Garden City, where she has taught since September.

 

Fri April 25 at 7:00pm

Art Series Lecture

 

Touching The World:  The Art Of Sculpture In Our Time

Eugene Schwartz

Rudolf Steiner describes sculpture as something of a "primal art," linked to the forces that mold the human body in early childhood. We will survey a rapid history of this art, paying special attention to the development of sculpture over the past 150 years, and try to understand its significance for the future. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past three decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees millennialchild.com, a web site dedicated to the well-being of children in the twenty-first century.

 

Sat April 26 at 11:00am

Museum Walk

 

Museum Walk At MOMA

Eugene Schwartz

 

We will meet at the Museum of Modern Art at 11:00 am, and explore some of the remarkable examples of twentieth century sculpture on display. Our museum walk will end at 1:00 pm. FEE: Donations Welcome

Eugene Schwartz

See Art Series Lecture (April 25)

Sun April 27 at 7:30pm

Performance

 

Spring Concert

The Fifteenth Street Singers

 

The close of the Singers' seventh year of operation coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams. We will perform some of his folksong settings and movements from his Mass in G minor, and Brian Koester (cello) and David Ralph (piano) will play his Studies in English Folksong. We'll also perform Josquin's moving lament on the death of Johannes Ockeghem and a selection of madrigals and partsongs. FEE: Donations Welcome

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past seven years.

Sat MAY 3 at 4:30-6:00 pm & 7:30 pm

 

IN THE BEGINNING – A 138 West 15th Street Celebration

 

4:30-6pm – social gathering, exhibit and memorial 6-7:30 pm – dinner at a local restaurant 7:30 pm – panel presentation

About 21 years ago, a foundation stone was set under the auditorium floor at our then new (to us) and newly renovated 138 W 15th Street New York Branch home. Like every earthly being, the branch has karma to work out—and a destiny that is both exhilarating and challenging. Biographically, the 21st is the “ego” year, when inner maturity can begin its long development. For us, it’s an excellent moment to take stock of where and who we’ve been. We’ve invited the “pioneers” of the branch to come and tell us about our origins and about the struggles that arose when the national society pulled up stakes and moved to the Midwest - ultimately giving birth to our branch at this location.

Our celebration will include a late afternoon social gathering, with a viewing of the ongoing exhibit of art by past and long-time branch members, and a memorial for Jesse Smith. After an optional group dinner at a local restaurant we will reconvene for a panel presentation and sharing of our “collective memory.” FEE: Donations Welcome

Fri MAY 9 at 7:00 pm & Sat MAY 10 at 10:00 am

Lecture & Workshop

 

 

UNDERSTANDING TODAY’S CHILDREN

with Mariola Strahlberg, MS EE/CS,  MS Acupuncture, L.Ac

 

Many children are considered to have special needs: they are diagnosed with conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s. They have been called by many names: Indigo,Crystal, and Star Children. They are given medication, and often attend special classes. They challenge us with their unusual temperaments, which conceal the special gifts they bring to their parents, teachers, and the world at large.

This workshop is for you:  parents, teachers, caregivers, healthcare providers and anyone concerned about today’s children.  Its purpose is to show you the invisible world our children experience, beginning with conception, and moving through birth and the ensuing developmental stages.  Through reflection, sharing, movement, working with color, sound, essential oils, and conscious language, you will gain an understanding of the possible positive effects complementary therapies can have on you and your child.

You will leave with concrete tools which will allow you to create a peaceful environment for yourself and your child for many years to come. FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Mariola Strahlberg Kind

Has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia, an MS from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and a private acupuncture practice. She is a Certified Enzyme Nutrition™ Therapist, a licensed Brain Gym® Consultant, a certified Color Acu-Light Therapist, and has been trained in Oriental Medicine’s application of essential oils and tuning fork. In 1999, she founded the Shining Mountain Children’s Center and in 2007 incorporated it into the not-for-profit Shining Mountain Center for Peaceful Childhood. Mariola is a long time member of the Spring Valley Anthroposophical Branch and has strong ties to the Fellowship Community and Green Meadow Waldorf School. For more information visit shiningmtnforkids.com.

 

Sat MAY 17 at 1:30 pm

Museum Walk

VISIT TO THE CLOISTERS

with Doug Safranek & Joyce Reilly

 

Join Doug and Joyce on a "flowering springtime" tour of the Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval and early Renaissance art collection located in a Monastic-like setting in Fort Tryon Park. Nestled in one of the most beautiful natural settings in New York it houses wonderful small gardens and directly overlooks the Hudson River. We will continue our exploration of art history and the evolution of human consciousness, following on from our winter walk in the realm of the Greeks and Romans. Meet us at the front desk on the second level of the building at 1:30pm; we will follow the tour with coffee or tea.

Paul Brunn, branch member and biodynamic gardener, will be giving a tour of the Heather Garden at Fort Tyron Park following the Museum Walk at the Cloisters. Paul has worked at the Heather Garden for a number of years.

FEE: The Cloisters, as part of the Met, follow a pay-what-you wish-policy.
Donations to the Branch are welcomed.

Joyce Reilly

Joyce is a long time member of the NY Branch. Involved in Curative and Waldorf Education for thirty years, she founded Gheel House in 1984, a therapeutic community for people with special mental and emotional challenges in Kimberton, PA

Doug Safranek

A professional artist whose work is in numerous public and private collections around the country including The NY Historical Society, The Museum of the City of NY, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by the ACA Galleries, NYC. Doug is also a bagpipe teacher and performer. He is an active member of the NY Branch.

Sat MAY 17 at 8:00 pm

Free Concert

MUSIC GROUP – ATTEND CONCERT

Free Concert – Just show up at
The Good Shepherd Church, 152 West 66 ST, NYC
For their final session of the year the Music Group, and all music lovers who are interested, will attend a concert by the New York Repertory Orchestra, in which the main works are
Mozart's D minor Piano Concerto, K. 466, and
Dvorak's E minor Symphony, "From the New World".
Show up at 7:45 latest so we can attend together.

The Music Group will resume in October - old and new members are welcome.

Sun(s) MAY 18, 25 & JUNE 1, 8 at 6:30 pm

5-Part Eurythmy Workshop Series

THE EURYTHMY GESTURES FOR
THE EVOLUTIONARY SEQUENCE

with Linda Larson

(Started May 11th.)
We will learn and move together the gestures for the 12 consonants given in the Evolutionary Sequence by Rudolf Steiner which are directly related to our human evolution and development. We will also be accompanied by a nourishing and awakening of our experience of rhythm. There will be time for questions and sharing.

No previous eurythmy experience is necessary. Please bring soft-soled shoes.
It is encouraged to attend all 5 sessions which has a ~15% discount.

FEE FOR EACH: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools and Branch groups. She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of N. A., has eurythmy diplomas from the Goetheanum, Switzerland, and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Wed
MAY 21 at 7:00 pm

2-Part Essentials of Anthroposophy

INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL RESEARCH

with Jesús M. Amadeo

 

In the first part (May 14) of this introduction to spiritual research, we described:
methods and practices used to reach a state of mind that enables a researcher to create a living relationship between her/him and the subject,
use of active thinking, potential hindrances, pitfalls of clairvoyance, describing findings, and
how to verify results.
In between the first and second sessions, participants will
apply techniques to a subject matter or object, and
report their findings and experiences.
No prerequisites, but helpful if participants are familiar with the following:
Aristotle’s Categories,
Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Spiritual Activity, chapters 3 and 4,
and Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, chapters 1, 2, 4, and 5.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Jesús Amadeo

A student of anthroposophy for more than three decades, Jesús is a CFO/Sr-VP for a large social research organization in NYC. He has conducted and taught spiritual research for many years.

Tue JUNE 3 at 7:00 pm

Workshop

 

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

with David Anderson

 

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be working out of the four elements, concentrating this month on air.
Open to anyone interested. No prior drawing experience required.
FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.

Sun JUNE 8 at 3:00 pm

Concert

PIANO RECITAL OF IMPORTANT CLASSICS

with Daniel Shulman

Music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Daniel Shulman

Is a pianist and conductor, educated at the Fieldston School, the Juilliard School of Music and Columbia University. He was Founding Director of Light Fantastic Players, an ensemble dedicated to music of the 20th century and also Director at the orchestral program at the California Institute of Arts, and of “In the Music Room.”

Wed Jun 11 at 7:00 pm

Art Series Lecture

Architecture at the Threshold

with Eugene Schwartz

Rudolf Steiner has said that the art of architecture arose as a response to death, and as a way for human beings to experience what it means to leave the physical body. In tonight’s lecture we will build on our previous lectures on the arts and their meaning and explore the art of architecture from ancient times to the present. We will give some attention to the question: “What is anthroposophical architecture?”
FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past three decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees millennialchild.com, a web site dedicated to the well-being of children in the twenty-first century.

Sat Jun 14 at 10:00am Annual Meeting – NY Branch

NY Branch
Members Only

Please join us for this meeting where you will receive updated information on finances, programs, by-laws, etc. There will be a chance for you to ask questions, express concerns and volunteer to be more involved. Also, this year you will have the opportunity to vote for council members.
Hope to see you there.
Sat Jun 21 at 2-5 pm
&
Sun Jun 22 10am-12:30pm + 1:30-4 pm

Sculpture Workshop

The Middle Path

with Jennifer Kleinfercher-Irwin

Heaven and earth, lightness and darkness, activity and passivity, thought and perception, oneself and the other: the world presents itself to our experience in a relentless series of seemingly irreconcilable polarities. Where is the middle path? The path of synthesis, of dynamic, living balance? Clay sculpture provides an ideal medium for exploring this theme: organic forms exist in the continuous, dynamic interplay of concave and convex.

Clay Workshop – You must register for the whole class.
FEE: $75 / $55 Non-Members, $55 / $35 members
OR 4 Frequency Discount Tickets

Jennifer Kleinfercher-Irwin

A sculptor with a BA in art history from Wesleyan University and a diploma in sculpture from the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Her work is deeply inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s art impulse, and can be found in private and public collections internationally. She has held courses in sculpture and drawing in Switzerland, Italy, and the USA. For images of her work, see kleinfercher.com.

Tue Jun 24 at 7pm

Festival
Talk

St. John's Tide: Finding the John within, The Love That Recognizes

with Lynn Jericho

Rudolf Steiner encouraged us to celebrate the four major festivals of the year. Christmas and Easter are about the Christ and most of us have been celebrating both since we were born. The other two - St John's Tide on June 24th and Michaelmas on September 29 - are rarely celebrated culturally and do not hold the same deep meaning for most of us.

St John's Tide and Michaelmas are not about the Christ. They are about us, you and me, and are relationship to Christ - how we recognize the Christ and how we serve Him through overcoming Evil.

How do we find John Within? How do we create an inner feeling for John the Baptist? It is this feeling that will awaken the capacity to see, witness and acknowledge the Christ in ourselves and in others. John's love is the love that recognizes and baptizes the I AM.

On St. John's Tide, I will share some thoughts on John, his love and how we can develop our ability to love as John loved.

Please join me in lighting some midsummer bonfires in our hearts.

NO FEE, Donations Welcome

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for three years (www.theinnerchristmasmovie.com). She also has a podcast blog offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.

June-July-August Sunbridge Institute Sunbridge Institute, north of NYC in Rockland County, features summer programs for Waldorf Educators and a "Courage to Teach/Courage to Lead" program at the beginning of August. On the same campus in July there is a weeklong "Self Development through Creative Speech"; contact Michael Steinrueck for details.

June 29 - July 4

A one-week workshop in Wilton, NH

Part of the two-week renewal program

THE ART OF THE ACTOR / THE ART OF LIVING

with Glen Williamson
 

Transformation and Renewal
through Imagination, Movement, and Space

Transformation constitutes the essence of an actor’s art. It is also essential in our lives. In this workshop, we will explore transformation through imagination, movement, and space. In order to explore personal space, imaginary bodies, centers, gesture, and qualities of movement, we will draw on the acting techniques of the great Russian actor Michael Chekhov as well as principles of Spacial Dynamics and Bothmer Gymnastics exercises.
     We will also explore the spatial activities of anger, confidence, and balance as they relate to life and work including teaching. This workshop will be a “playshop,” with games, drama, storytelling, and improvisation to inspire the creative imagination and provide just plain fun, interspersed with contemplative, philosophical moments.
     Bring comfortable clothes in which you can move. No previous acting or movement experience is necessary to enjoy the games and activities of this workshop.

Glen Williamson
is a founding member of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater. He has appeared in numerous productions throughout the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland; recently he toured North America in Goethe’s Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily with Laurie Portocarrero. The off-Broadway run of Glen’s one-man play, The Boy Who Saw True, was chosen by Back Stage as one of the five best plays of 1992. Glen has acted with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire, as well as being featured as a storyteller at Amsterdam House nursing home in New York City.


Location:
Center for Anthroposophy Renewal Courses 2008
High Mowing School campus, Wilton, NH
(Nestled within rolling hills of southern New Hampshire)
info@centerforanthroposophy.org  603-654-2566

July 6-26

One- two- and three-week programs in Vermont

Rudolf Steiner Institute

One of summer's great pleasures is the chance to spend a week or two or three at this unique institute. Newcomers to anthroposophy mingle with others who have spent decades teaching or farming or caring for others or doing art. All the practices growing out of Rudolf Steiner's work are represented, in the programs or in the people. Check out the site!

July 20 -
Aug 1

Youth program in Stuttgart, Germany

Engagement & Consciousness 08

Orland Bishop & Nicanor Perlas

Engagement & Consciousness 08, for young people, takes place in Stuttgart, Germany July 20-Aug 1, with Orland Bishop and Nicanor Perlas (English and German).

July 26-31

Program about youth, for all, at the Goetheanum in Switzerland

festival.forum

Goetheanum Youth Section

festival.forum comes in the end week of July, at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, about the youth impulse, but for all ages.

 
July 24-27

Working with special needs children

Forging a Path

Threefold Educational Center

Forging a Path:
A conference to explore innovative ways of working with today’s special needs children through Waldorf education and Anthroposophic medicine & therapies

In three days of talks, case presentations, small group sessions and artistic activities, conference participants will discover: how the Waldorf curriculum directly affects physiological and soul development, and how to work with the curriculum therapeutically; observing the child; the therapeutic value of practical activities of daily life; working with the twelve senses; and addressing fears and anxieties. Sessions on the medical aspects of working with special needs children will explore Anthroposophic remedies and therapies as well as allopathic medicines. Other sessions will include case studies, practical experiential activities and opportunities for exploring how education is defined.

Featured speakers include Bruno Callegro, M.D., school doctor at two Waldorf schools serving special needs children in Kassel, Germany; Gerald Karnow, M.D., school doctor at two Waldorf schools in New York; and faculty members from the Otto Specht School in Chestnut Ridge, NY and the Jean-Paul School in Kassel, Germany.

Conference fee of $250 does not include meals and housing.

To register, email Jeanette Rodriguez or call (917) 923-4958

August:
Sat 9,
  12:15pm
Sun 10,
  7:45pm
Wed 13,
  3pm
Fri 15,
  8pm
Tue 19,
  5:15pm

 

ONEWORD – an extended poetree

Gail Langstroth
at FringeNYC

US Premiere

"I" is the ONEWORD that only I can speak.
I can say "I" only for myself. No one can say "I" for me.

The Poem is a Way for my ONEWORD
– The I that I AM
– to center Self in Dance-substantiation
...creating.


through her own language, the poet writer eurythmist
gail langstroth
recites, tells, dances the story of one life – her life


a table and a chair set the scene
an honest courageous delightful witty dramatic performance


gail langstroth
born in ardmore, oklahoma raised under the Big Skies of montana
tri-lingual writer performance artist:
europe, japan, russia, north and south america...

The New York International Fringe Festivial:
FringeNYC (scroll down to ONEWORD)

Photo album of the performance
ONEWORD site

Mon SEP 8, 22 & 29
7:00 pm

Eurythmy Workshop Series

TOWARDS MICHAELMAS

Linda Larson

We will welcome Michaelmas, the transition from the outer sun of summer toward the inwardness of winter, with Eurythmy. There will be focus on a special Michaelmas verse and the Michaelmas Soul Calendar verse. This will give us an opportunity for recalling the eurythmy gestures of the Evolutionary Sequence and for learning new gestures as we explore further the meaning of Michaelmas as part of the cosmic breathing process of the year.
Please bring soft-soled shoes.
No previous eurythmy experience is necessary.
You are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions, however, you may attend single sessions.
Each session: Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10; or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses. She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


Thu SEP 11
7:00 pm

Art Lecture

TURNER’S IMAGINATION

David Lowe

Turner, like his great contemporary, Goethe, was interested in taking the human imagination into those areas where Art and Science meet. He was gifted with eyes that saw the world clearly and a skill at drawing which allowed him to put it down on paper. He trained himself to draw with scientific precision and from his sense impressions was able to build up ‘exact sensory imaginations’ as Goethe calls them, which he presented in his paintings, often in a hidden way. In later life he began increasingly to paint directly from the world of Imagination. Turner’s paintings like all the greatest art are themselves a training for the imagination.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

David Lowe

Has lectured widely on Art in the UK and the USA. Although a qualified art Historian he enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio and the Discovery of Metamorphosis, also of a forthcoming book on Michelangelo and the Grail Impulse. He has a love of the works of Turner and particularly enjoys talking about art in New York.


Fri SEP 12
6:30 pm &
Sun SEP 14
10:30 am

Museum Walks

MUSEUM WALKS AT THE MET

David Lowe

To supplement the lecture on Turner, there will be two visits to the Turner exhibit. We will be looking at different pictures on each walk.
Meet at the entrance to the exhibit – please be on time.

David Lowe

(See above).


Mon SEP 15
7:00 pm

Art Lecture

ART OF 1907

David Lowe

The years 1900 to 1907 saw the beginning of modern art. A new generation of artists appeared who challenged the achievement of the Impressionists. These years were also important ones for the development of Anthroposophy. The Munich conference of 1907 was a major step in articulating the mission of a spiritual science in the modern age. While Munich was one of the artistic centers of Europe, crucial steps were also taking place in Paris in the studios of Picasso and Matisse and many other artists.. We will explore the connection between the conference in Munich and the artistic struggles of Picasso and Matisse.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

David Lowe

Has lectured widely on Art in the UK and the USA. Although a qualified art Historian he enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio and the Discovery of Metamorphosis, also of a forthcoming book on Michelangelo and the Grail Impulse. He has a love of the works of Turner and particularly enjoys talking about art in New York.


Wed SEP 17
7:00 pm

Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

 

The Current Events group is looking for new participants. Anyone interested in current events and how they relate, reveal, impede or further the development of the Threefold Social Order, or is just curious, is welcome. The first half of the evening is dedicated to an open discussion where everyone is welcome to present articles of news or cultural events or personal contemplations and experiences in relation to the subject. The second half is filled by reading and discussing Steiner’s book Towards Social Renewal.
Contact: John Stein at 646 338-7696 or
Dominique Raeuber at 201 839-5588.
DONATIONS WELCOME
Sat SEP 20 at 2 - 5 pm

Art Opening

MANY FACES

ArtSpirit

ArtSpirit’s exhibit offers the viewer a glimpse into the imagination and creative life of NYC culture. These ingenious and well crafted masks and collages challenge the view that people who live ‘under the radar’ in NY are not talented individuals with a rich spiritual life. Each mask has been made by a member of the Holy Apostles Drumming and Art Group. Also on view are large format Body Collages manufactured by members in a longer workshop that follows the mask making.
ArtSpirit is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1997 with the mission to use the arts to build community and bridge cultural divides. Join ArtSpirit staff and program participants in an International Day Of Peace Prayer ritual.
More on the Gallery page.

 


Mon SEP 22
thru
Sat SEP 27
BOOKSTORE OPENING CELEBRATION 10% Discount On All Merchandise
A special opening week to celebrate our enhanced bookstore.
The bookstore will be open on Wed 3-6 pm, Sat 1-5 pm &
an hour before programs (6-7 pm) Mon, Wed & Fri this week.
Wed SEP 24 at 7:00 pm

Essentials of Anthroposophy

READING RUDOLF STEINER

Gertrude Reif Hughes

Gertrude will open this evening of conversation on “Reading Steiner” with a presentation on Steiner's style, emphasizing the paradox that his prose does not persuade, yet has the ability to motivate readers. Activating his audience was always his expressed aim, both as a lecturer and writer. She will then invite discussion so that those present can contribute their own experiences reading Steiner. Together we will enrich our knowledge and experience of how and why Steiner wrote and spoke as he did. Gertrude has been reading Steiner for decades and, as a result, she feels increasingly close to Steiner’s language - not German, but the inspirations and spiritual experience that he finds ways to articulate.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Gertrude Reif Hughes

A longtime student of Anthroposophy and Professor Emerita of Literature and Women’s Studies at Wesleyan University in CT. Gertrude is active in the School of Spiritual Science and serves on the Rudolf Steiner Library's advisory board, as well as on the boards of Sunbridge Institute and SteinerBooks. Also, Gertrude is past president of the Rudolf Steiner Institute, where she regularly teaches meditation.


Thu SEP 25
7:30 pm

Workshop

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

Dorothy Emmerson

Using movement and our imaginations we will explore and awaken a consciousness of our physical bodies and the space around us to help find and free our singing voices.
Please wear comfortable shoes you can move in.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.


 


Fri SEP 26 at 7:00 pm

Lecture & Slide Show

MICHAELIC IMAGES BY THE PAINTER G. WAGNER

Hans Schumm

A slide presentation with powerful Michaelic images by the painter Gerard Wagner (1906-1999). It will include a sharing of thoughts about Michaelmas and a talk about Wagner as a painter, researcher and teacher. Wagner’s paintings have been exhibited in Europe, America and Australia. He conducted the Goetheanum School of Painting for over 30 years. From about 1970 on, most of his paintings were created with natural plant colors.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Hans Schumm

The founder and teacher of the Arteum Painting School in Harlemville, NY. He has spent more than three decades teaching art to students of all ages in Switzerland, Sweden and North America. His training includes art education at Kunstgewerbeschule Zurich, Waldorf teacher training, painting with Gerard Wagner and special education, all at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. He teachers painting to teachers (Waldorf curriculum), and works as an art therapist in the Berkshire/Taconic region. Since 1998 he has been manager of the Gerard Wagner Foundation in Harlemville.


Sat SEP 27 at 10 am to 1 PM & 2 to 5 pm

Painting Workshop

THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN LIGHT & DARKNESS

Carefully guided with Hans Schumm & David Anderson

We will paint on easels using the wet-on-dry technique. Our starting point will be a polarity of red and blue. When we add related colors to each of the two opposite colors they start to interact and finally balance each other. Additional colors may gradually form into an image of Michael conquering the dragon – a portrayal of how forces of darkness and fear can be overcome through courage and enthusiasm.
Painters of every level of experience are welcome.
SPECIAL FEE: 3 Frequency Discount Tickets or
$60 / $45 Non-Members, $45 / $30 NY Branch Members

Hans Schumm

(see above)

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


Sun SEP 28 at 5 pm

Dinner Offerings & Concert

MICHAELMAS COMMUNITY POT-LUCK DINNER

by You!

As our Branch program year starts up again we invite you to join us for our first community social event of the year. Music and song celebrating the season will delight your ear, followed by a yummy autumn harvest pot-luck buffet.
Contact Phoebe at 212-744-0257 / phoebe [at] artopathy [dot] com.
 
Tue SEP 30 at 7 pm

Lecture

MICHAEL & YOUR SOUL’S TRUE CHALLENGE

Lynn Jericho

Twelve Aspects of Michael as a Path to Empowering Your Life

The Twelve Aspects of Michael and their counter-images as represented in the brilliant paintings of David Newbatt provide an extraordinary path of self-awareness and self-transformation for our modern souls. We will study these images to find our personal strengths and weaknesses, and explore ways our souls can find new strength in meeting the karmic challenges of our lives at this Michaelic time of year.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for three years at www.theinnerchristmasmovie.com. She has a podcast blog offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.


Fri OCT 3 at 7pm Members' Evening Monthly meeting open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society (not limited to NY Branch members).
 
Tue OCT 7 at 7pm

Monthly Workshop

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be working out of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire.
Open to anyone interested.
No prior drawing experience required.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.  

Fri OCT 10 at 7–9pm
Sat OCT 11 at 1–3pm & 3:30–5:30pm

3-Part Workshop

RUDOLF STEINER’S PATH TO ANTHROPOSOPHY

Tim Hoffman

From Epistemology & Ethical Individualism to the Evolution of Consciousness & Esotericism
Before Rudolf Steiner emerged on the scene as a spiritual teacher within the Theosophical Society, he developed a theory of knowledge and a philosophy of individualism. He traveled in a wide range of social circles – from the academic to the avant-garde bohemian in Berlin at the turn of the century. This workshop will present an overview of Steiner’s early work and will examine how ethical individualism can become the basis of a free cultural-spiritual life.
TOTAL WORKSHOP FEE (FOR ALL 3 SEGMENTS)
$54 / $40 Non-Members, $40 / $27 NY Branch Members
EACH PART FEE:

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Tim Hoffman

Studied music as an undergraduate and then anthroposophy and Waldorf education at Emerson College in England and at the Pedagogical Seminar in Dornach, Switzerland. For more than 25 years, he has been a class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC. He teaches courses and workshops in Anthroposophy and Waldorf education and has offered courses at the Rudolf Steiner Institute for the past 15 years.

Thu OCT 16 at 7:30 pm

Monthly Workshop

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

Dorothy Emmerson

Using movement and our imaginations we will explore and awaken a consciousness of our physical bodies and the space around us to help find and free our singing voices.
Please wear comfortable shoes you can move in.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.  


 

Sat OCT 18 at 3:00 pm

Dramatic Performance

THE LITTLE PRINCE

By Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

Performed by Matthew Dexter & Laurie Portocarrero

Many people will know this beautiful, gentle story, written perhaps for children, but appealing to the child in all of us. The adventures of a little prince who sets out from his tiny planet to discover the wider universe, who meets quaint and quirky characters and creatures on various other planets, and finally on the Earth, where he meets the pilot, the writer of the story. Saint-Exupéry succeeds where many modern writers failed: seemingly effortless he creates a fairy-tale, with a mysterious undertow of truth. It affects us deeply, we feel the nudge and pressure of its symbols. We hesitate to give them names and definitions, but feel their substance and their potency.
Appropriate for adults & children 8 years & older.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Matthew Dexter

Trained with Peter and Barbara Bridgmont at the Chrysalis Theatre and with Maisie Jones and Christopher Garvie in speech formation. He is an actor and storyteller who has toured extensively with his one man shows of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas.

Laurie Portocarrero

A longtime member of both The Actors' Ensemble and Walking the Dog Theater in upstate New York. Recent touring performances include Goethe's Fairy Tale, The Gospel of John, and Under Milk Wood. She directs Drama for the Little/Middle Folk, and teaches drama and storytelling at such centers as Camphill Copake, Triform and Beaver Run, The Rudolf Steiner Institute, and The Barfield School.  

Sun OCT 19 at 2:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

FOCUS & FLOW IN MOVEMENT

Linda Larson

We will explore the healing art of movement through the gestures and rhythmic exercises of Eurythmy, based on the sounds of speech through poetry and words with a special Autumn verse. There will be time for questions and sharing.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes & a willing and open heart.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses. She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Sun OCT 19 at 3:00 pm

Museum Walk

AMERICAN IDENTITIES – A NEW LOOK

Joyce Reilly
& Doug Safranek

Museum Walk at the Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum contains one of the finest collections of American art in the world. In the recently opened "American Identities - A New Look" we will view paintings and sculpture dating from Colonial times to the present. Particularly rich is the museum's nineteenth century collection which includes masterworks reflecting the influences of the Transcendentalist Movement, the Neoclassical impulse, as well as the Art Nouveau and Beaux Arts styles so prominent in New York City's cultural history. In an election year when we hear so much talk about the American Dream, we will explore this theme as interpreted by American artists over the past 300 years.

We will meet at 3:00 pm in the café for coffee and discussion and then proceed to the 5th floor galleries.

Joyce Reilly

A long time member of the NY Branch. Involved in Curative and Waldorf Education for thirty years, she founded Gheel House in 1984, a therapeutic community for people with special mental and emotional challenges in Kimberton, PA.

Doug Safranek

A professional artist whose work is in numerous public and private collections around the country including The NY Historical Society, The Museum of the City of NY, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by the ACA Galleries, NYC. Doug is also a bagpipe teacher and performer. He is an active member of the NY Branch.  

Tue OCT 21 at 7:30-9pm

New
Monthly Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE AT THE NY BRANCH Bring your handwork projects and share your expertise or learn to knit and crochet. This is a gathering of those interested in working on handwork projects and sharing with others who enjoy handwork crafts. Beginners are welcome.
DATES: Tue Oct 21, Tue Nov 18, & Dec TBD.
Minimum donation $5.00 each evening.
Contact: Cynthia Lang e-mail or 212-706-4305  
Tue OCT 28 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

RUDOLF STEINER & ITA WEGMAN

Dr Peter Selg

A Spiritual Friendship
Ita Wegman first met Rudolf Steiner in Berlin in 1902, when she was twenty-six years old. She then studied medicine in Switzerland and, in 1917, following Steiner’s indications, developed a treatment for cancer using a preparation of mistletoe now widely used in Europe, and increasingly, here in the US. In 1921 she founded the first anthroposophical medical clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland, followed in 1922 by the founding of the Sonnenhof home for children with special needs. Peter Selg, MD, a youth psychiatrist at the Ita Wegman Clinic in Arlesheim, will discuss the spiritual friendship between Wegman and Steiner that underlay the development of anthroposophical medicine and mistletoe therapy.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dr Peter Selg

Born in Stuttgart and studied medicine in Zurich and Berlin. Until 2000, he worked as the head physician of the juvenile psychiatry department of Herdecke hospital in Germany. Now works as a youth psychiatrist at the Ita Wegman Clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland, lectures extensively, and is the author of numerous books.  

Fri OCT 31 at 7:00 pm

Lecture Series

STEINER & SONS: Is Anthroposophy in Danger of Becoming Popular?

Eugene Schwartz

Mark Booth's "The Secret History of the World"
Rudolf Steiner's words have been sounding forth for over a century, but has the English-speaking world been listening? Eugene Schwartz contends that the twentieth century was something like a dress rehearsal for anthroposophy, filled with mishaps and last-minute reversals; only in our time, at the dawn of the new Millennium, will Steiner's impulse begin to take hold in North America. To support this contention he will discuss three books published in the last year that, knowingly or not, bring different dimensions of anthroposophy to the brink of popular culture. In so doing, their authors reach out to a much wider audience than would have been possible in the previous century. Whether you are a long-time student of Rudolf Steiner or know nothing of his teaching, please join us as we explore three books:
   Oct 31 - "The Secret History of the World," by Mark Booth
   Dec 12 - "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle
   May 12, 2009 - "Theory U" by C. Otto Scharmer
Each book will provide a window into one or another aspect of anthroposophy.

Mark Booth's "The Secret History of the World"
Although the idea of a "Cliff's Notes" version of Rudolf Steiner's cosmological works seems impossible, author Mark Booth has come close to achieving this. Booth manages to condense several thousand of
Steiner's lectures into a succinct 400-page volume that moves with the speed, and at times the superficiality and sensationalism, of "The DaVinci Code." Is such dilution the inevitable result of bringing Steiner's wisdom to a broad audience? Tonight's comparison of Booth's book and its anthroposophical sources may prove to be illuminating.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past 3 decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees www.millennialchild.com, a web site dedicated to the well-being of children in the twenty-first century.  

Fri NOV 7 at 7pm Members' Evening Monthly meeting open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society (not limited to NY Branch members).
 
Sat NOV 8 at 7:30 pm

Lecture

 

ANTHROPOSOPHY & AMERICA: Problems & Solutions

Robert McDermott

This lecture focuses on the significance of Anthroposophy for the karma of America, particularly the relevance of Steiner’s conception of knowledge and freedom for the American ideal of democracy. It will also discuss the ways in which anthroposophy, and particularly Steiner’s ideal of the threefold social order and his critique of nationalism can offset the American passion for exceptionalism and empire. Finally, it will present Steiner’s ideal and practice of spiritual thinking is a necessary basis for the reconnection of humanity and nature.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert McDermott

President emeritus and professor of philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco). His publications include The Essential Aurobindo, The Essential Steiner, and forthcoming, The Bhagavad Gita and the West, and The New Essential Steiner. He served as president of the Rudolf Steiner Institute and chair of the board of Sunbridge Institute and Rudolf Steiner College, and served on the council of the Anthroposophical Society of America. In the 1980s he was president of the New York Center for Anthroposophy. He is the founding chair of the board of Sophia Project, two homes in Oakland, CA, for mothers and children at risk of homelessness.

Wed NOV 12 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Working out of Steiner’s economic and three-fold social ideas. Contact: John Stein / 646-338-7696

 

Thu NOV 13 at 7:00 pm

Lecture 1/5

EVOLUTION & THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Keith Francis

Before Socrates – The New Adventure Begins
Historians have always found difficult to account for the outpouring of Greek philosophical thought that began in the sixth century BC. Rudolf Steiner explains it in terms of a great change of consciousness which began shortly before that time and, over the next two thousand years, radically altered the human relationship to sense perception and thinking.

Detail of the War of the Gods, Pergamon altarIn the distant past we were at one with the beings of the hierarchies; now we feel that we are independent individuals, responsible for our thoughts and actions. We are still groping for the right way to enter into these freedoms and the path has not been smooth. While we have tried to develop our soul capacities so that we can freely renew our unity with the spirit, higher beings have struggled for control of human destiny and some wish to bind us to the material world. In this series we shall trace the progress of this change of consciousness from the earliest Greek philosophers through the great periods of mediaeval Arabian philosophy and Christian scholasticism, the realist-nominalist dilemma and the emergence of our modern scientific and technological society. Steiner told us most emphatically that the struggle is still going on and that a great deal depends on our being awake, alert and knowledgeable - hence this series of lectures.
Lecture 2 is Thu Dec 4 at 7 pm
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.

Tue NOV 18 at 7:30-9pm

New
Monthly Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE AT THE NY BRANCH Bring your handwork projects and share your expertise or learn to knit and crochet. This is a gathering of those interested in working on handwork projects and sharing with others who enjoy handwork crafts. Beginners are welcome.
DATES: Tue Nov 18, & Dec TBD.
Minimum donation $5.00 each evening.
Contact: Cynthia Lang e-mail or 212-706-4305  
Thu NOV 20 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

 

SOCIAL THREE-FOLDING & ELITE GLOBALIZATION

Robert Stewart

 

One of the chief characteristics of the consciousness soul age is what can be called “the social question.” As global citizens, this has both an external and an internal aspect; that is, it is both structural and it is personal. How do we find ourselves within the body social? And how does this social body reflect our own three-fold nature?
Next lecture is Thu Jan 22 at 7 pm
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert Stewart

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association. A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, he is also a practicing artist, having exhibited here at the NY Branch.

Sat NOV 22 at 1:00 pm NY Branch Business Meeting Quarterly meeting open to all members of the New York Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.
 
Sun NOV 23 at 2:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

FOCUS & FLOW IN MOVEMENT

Linda Larson

We will explore the healing art of movement through the gestures and rhythmic exercises of Eurythmy, based on the sounds of speech through poetry and words expressed in movement. There will be time for questions and sharing.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes.
Next workshop is Mon Dec 15 at 7 pm
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses. She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Mon DEC 1 at 7:00 pm

Festival Evening

Advent Garden

Cynthia Lang

At this time of year when the darkness of night threatens to overcome the light of day, we walk the advent garden, an inward and an outward spiral of greenery walked alone by each individual. It is a dynamic image of the past meeting the future.

Lighting our candle from the central candle that represents the center of the universe, we are given the opportunity to then place our own little light on a star in the outward spiral of the garden. The inner light growing as the outer light wanes, the kingdoms of nature represented by crystals, shells and greens -- the simple and the profound in one great image that is evocative of the bridge between spirit and matter.

DONATIONS WELCOME

Cynthia Lang

A Waldorf remedial teacher and kindergarten teacher, Cynthia has led Waldorf playgroups, taught children privately and offers parenting workshops. She has been involved with festival study and has lead Advent Gardens for children and adults for more than 15 years.

Tue DEC 2 at 7pm

Monthly Workshop

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be working out of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire.
Open to anyone interested.
No prior drawing experience required.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.   

Thu DEC 4 at 7:00 pm

Lecture 2/5

EVOLUTION & THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Keith Francis

Lecture 2: From Aristotle to Aquinas via Baghdad – The Path of Individuality
Rudolf Steiner spoke of a great change of consciousness which began around the seventh century BC and culminated in the Renaissance, two thousand years later. In the distant past we were at one with the beings of the hierarchies, but the descent of the cosmic intelligence into the human brain gave us growing feelings of independence and individuality, as we took the responsibility for our thoughts and actions. The changing relationships of consciousness, thinking and perception raised difficult questions, such as “Do I really think my own thoughts?” and “Do I enter the afterlife as my individual self?” While we have tried to develop our individual capacities so that we can freely renew our unity with the spirit, some of the higher beings have tried to subvert this process and control us for their own purposes. This lecture will set the scene for the outbreak of individualism that we know as the Renaissance and for the beginnings of modern scientific and technological society.
Lecture 3 is Thu Jan 15 at 7 pm
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.  

Fri DEC 5 at 7:00 pm Members evening Monthly meeting open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society.
 
Sat DEC 6 at 7:00 pm

Second Annual Georg Kühlewind Memorial Lecture

EPISTEMOLOGY OR ETHICS:
Georg Kühlewind’s Path of Selflessness


Christopher Bamford

Framed by music on the piano by David Ralph
Rudolf Steiner spoke of his way of knowing as Pauline, referring to Paul’s great saying, “Not I live but Christ lives in me.” Taking Steiner and Georg Kühlewind as our epistemological guides, this lecture will explore the deeper meaning of their cognitive teaching through Christ’s Gospel teachings and the letters of Saint Paul and Saint John. Doing so, it hopes to cast some light on the confusion many people experience discerning the true “I” from the “ego” and, in the process, begin to understand how the Logos lives primarily in relationship, which means that there is no Christian path of knowledge that is not also a moral path, a path of ethics. In fact, we shall discover that what Steiner meant when he said that we must take “three steps forward in morality, for one step forward in knowledge” was that ethics—how we act in relation to each other and the world—is the vessel of all true knowing.

The Georg Kuhlewind Memorial Lecture Series was announced in January 2007 as an annual event in New York that will further the work begun by Georg Kuhlewind (1924-2006). It will honor Georg's memory as well as the close connection that he had to the New York Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, where he lectured many times since the mid 1990's. Plans for an international gathering and organization will be announced at this lecture.

Georg Kuhlewind was a Hungarian thinker, lecturer, and author of international reputation. Trained as a pianist, he had a distinguished career as a chemist, and a second career in the realms of philosophy, psychology, child development, and linguistics. He was in the midst of writing his twenty-fifth book when he passed away in Budapest in early 2006. His work continues throughout the world, as many of his friends continue to do original research.

Christopher Bamford

Editor-in-chief of Steiner Books and Lindisfarne Books. A fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, he has lectured, taught and written widely on Western spiritual and esoteric traditions. His most recent book is An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West.  

Sun DEC 7 at 7:00 pm

Performance

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Fifteenth Street Singers

Still going strong after seven years of enthusiastic music-making, the Fifteenth Street Singers, led by Keith Francis, present their eighth Christmas concert, with carols familiar and unfamiliar and plenty of opportunities for the audience to add their merry notes. So bring your voices and help us to dispel the glooms of winter and the economy, and experience again the promise of Christmas.

DONATIONS WELCOME

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.   

Wed DEC 10 at 7:00 pm Current events group A monthly group working out of Steiner's economic and three-fold social ideas. For more details contact John Stein 646-338-7697
 
Thu DEC 11 at 7:30 pm

Monthly Workshop

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

Dorothy Emmerson

 

Using movement and our imaginations we will explore and awaken a consciousness of our physical bodies and the space around us to help find and free our singing voices.
Please wear comfortable shoes you can move in.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.   

Fri DEC 12 at 7:00 pm

Lecture Series

STEINER & SONS: Is Anthroposophy in Danger of Becoming Popular?

Eugene Schwartz

Eugene Schwartz

"A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle

Rudolf Steiner's words have been sounding forth for over a century, but has the English-speaking world been listening? Eugene Schwartz contends that the twentieth century was something like a dress rehearsal for anthroposophy, filled with mishaps and last-minute reversals; only in our time, at the dawn of the new Millennium, will Steiner's impulse begin to take hold in North America. To support this contention he will discuss three books published in the last year that, knowingly or not, bring different dimensions of anthroposophy to the brink of popular culture. In so doing, their author’s reach out to a much wider audience than would have been possible in the previous century. Each book will provide a window into one or another aspect of anthroposophy.

Ekhart Tolle's "The New Earth"
Before he revealed himself to be an esoteric teacher, Rudolf Steiner the Goethe scholar wrote passionately of the relationship between human thinking, the phenomena it apprehends, and the power that thinking has to transform the world of percepts. The hidden power of human thinking has been popularized by writers as diverse as Napoleon Hill ("Think and Grow Rich") and the group of authors anthologized in "The Secret," but few have commanded an audience as universal as Eckhart Tolle. Avoiding sectarian references to the divine world, Tolle calls on his readers to take responsibility for their own destiny and, in so doing, restore harmony in the world. The readership of Steiner's "Philosophy of Freedom" over the past century has numbered in the tens of thousands; Tolle has sold millions of books in only five years. Why? In tonight's lecture we will explore the authors' similarities and differences.
Next Lecture is Fri May 22 at 7 pm: "Theory U" by C. Otto Scharmer.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past 3 decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees www.millennialchild.com, a web site dedicated to the well-being of children in the twenty-first century.   

Mon DEC 15 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

FOCUS & FLOW IN MOVEMENT

Linda Larson

Join us for an evening of Eurythmy honoring Advent as we enter into this time of goodwill and a striving for inner peace and love. We will explore the healing art of movement through the gestures and rhythmic exercises of Eurythmy, based on the sounds of speech through poetry and words expressed in movement. There will be time for questions and sharing.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses. She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

 

Wed DEC 17 at 7:00 pm

New
Monthly Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE AT THE NY BRANCH Bring your handwork projects and share your expertise or learn to knit and crochet. This is a gathering of those interested in working on handwork projects and sharing with others who enjoy handwork crafts. Beginners are welcome.
Minimum donation $5.00 each evening.
Contact: Cynthia Lang e-mail or 212-706-4305  
Gallery Exhibit
Dec 4th to Feb 3rd
The Tree as Image of the Self: TREES THROUGH THE SEASONS Watercolor Paintings by Adults, Older Adults and Young Children, facilitated by Phoebe Alexander, M.S.Ed., Anthroposophical Art Therapist: watercolor paintings arranged by season, circling the auditorium. Paintings are from work with members and children at the Fellowship Community, painting workshops offered at conferences and the NY Branch – all facilitated by Phoebe Alexander. Details on the gallery page.
   
Wed DEC 24
Thu DEC 25
Anthroposophy NYC is closed  
Fri DEC 26 thru Mon JAN 5 at 7:00 pm
 
HOLY NIGHTS 2008-2009

The Holy Nights are an opportunity
to extend and deepen our experience
of Christmas and the winter holiday season,
just when the commercial season has its last gasp
and "winter blues" threaten.

Each night includes putting roses on the tree,
a short presentation, carol singing,
socializing & refreshments.
All events are free, donations are welcome.

Fri DEC 26 at 7:00 pm
The Soul's Two Deepest Questions During the Holy Nights

Lynn Jericho

Sat DEC 27 at 7:00 pm
Eurythmy, Moving Towards Imagination

Brigida Baldszun

Sun DEC 28 at 7:00 pm
The Fairy Tale

Cynthia Lang

Mon DEC 29 at 7:00 pm
Searching For The Heart of the Mystery

Barbara Francis

Tue DEC 30 at 7:00 pm
Holy Nights - Holy Lands

Joyce Reilly &
Doug Safranek

Explore in photographs the present-day "holy lands"
in Israel-Palestine and Jordan with their counterpoints
in painting, poetry and scripture.
Wed DEC 31 at 7:00 pm
Knowledge & The Temple

Mary Crosby

A nourishing lesson from ancient times helps us understand the relationship of Knowledge and the Temple and prepare for our vital role and enlightened participation as we enter the New Year.
 
Thu JAN 1 at 7:00 pm
GRACE

Marianna Reges

What is grace?
And is it attainable?
Fri JAN 2 at 7:00 pm
Renunciation & Recognition

Fred Dennehy

The Awakening of the Self
in Shakespeare's Last Plays
Sat JAN 3 at 7:00 pm
MAKING SACRED THE ORDINARY &
MAKING REAL THE SACRED

Walter Alexander

Sun JAN 4 at 7:00 pm
The Dream-Song of Olaf Osteson

Erk Ludwig

Mon JAN 5 at 7:00 pm THE HOLY NIGHTS & THE SONG OF OLAF OSTESON

Linda Larson

The Song of Olaf Osteson speaks to us of the essence of this winter inwardness. Through movement in Eurythmy, we will greet the beginning of the New Year with the unfolding of the Holy Nights enriching our world. Please remember to bring your soft-soled shoes.