All archery practices listed
below require traditional bows without modern accessories, and wooden shaft
arrows. Loaner gear is available for newcomers on a first-come-first-serve
- Staten Island, Willowbrook
Run by Lord Suuder of Silver Horde.
These practices are posted on the local email lists, with cancellations the
morning of the practice if weather interferes. Practices generally start between
1-1:30, and end whenever people get tired. There are barbeque pits and picnic
areas near the range, so there can be other activities at this practice,
including heavy weapons practice. There is ample parking. This is a free
practice. No crossbows are allowed per NYS law.
- Nassau County, Long Island, Cedar
Run by Lady Arnbjorg Nilsdottir.
These practices are posted on the local email lists, with cancelations the
morning of the practice if weather interferes. There is ample parking, and
after Memorial Day, if you are not a Nassau County resident, the park charges a
$10 parking fee. The practice itself is free. No crossbows per NYS law.
- "Brunch with Cadfael", Third Sundays of the Month (more or less):
Baroness Johanna opens her
home at 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn around 1-2 pm
for brunch (including her yummy cinnamon buns!), small projects and videos
featuring medieval subject matter from all over the world.
- Cooking Workshops,
usually on first Sundays, after archery practice ends
at Cedar Creek:
welcomes not only those who want to learn medieval recipes, but those who want
to peruse cookbooks and talk about learning how to cook medieval recipes for
the modern audience. RSVP to Countess
Brekke for more information.
- Fighter Practice: most Sundays at noon, weather permitting, on the
ellipse just north of Grant's Tomb (Upper West Side Manhattan).
- Games Day, One Sunday a month, or thereabouts:
Once again, it's Baroness Johanna's pleasure to open her
home at 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn,
feed those who come, and have people playing games,
talking, working on small projects. These gatherings are also posted to the
local email lists.
- Scribal Sunday, the third Sunday of every month.
This is a gathering for those who are interested in learning about
calligraphy, illumination and wordsmithing. No
experience required, all levels of skill welcome! Loaner supplies will be
provided. Location will be posted on the lists a week or two prior.
Contact Lady Lada Monguligin.
Dance Practice, most Tuesdays from about March through October,
at Belvedere Castle in Central Park.
For info, contact Conandil or
Wilhelm, or see
In winter months, dance practice moves to a variety of indoor venues; watch the e-mail
lists for details.
First and Third Thursdays in Manhattan: "A Night in the Solar", Whyt Whey's A&S
gathering. Each meeting is confirmed on the mailing lists of the local groups. We stitch
& sing at every gathering, rehearsing seasonal material, both period and society-composed.
Stitching includes support with ongoing projects, as well as demonstrations or practicums.
Special topics are announced in advance.
contact Alienor Salton, mka Piglet,
firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
- Arts and Sciences Gatherings:
opportunities to work together on various arts and sciences projects,
help each other start projects, or brainstorm ideas for projects,
or teach each other various arts and sciences,
or just hang out and listen to stories about the SCA.
- First Fridays in the Bronx
- starting about 7 PM at the home of Baron Luigj and Baroness Jacqueline
Loisel. There is always sewing going on, and calligraphy/illumination if Lady Lada
Monguliggan graces the gathering. Lord Friderich, off the archery range, plays chef in the
kitchen and will try out delicious medieval recipes. Other topics (such as heraldry,
banner-making, etc.) might also be covered.
- Second Fridays in Brooklyn
- starting about 7 PM, rotating among the homes of various members in Brooklyn. We
encourage working on various projects, help people start projects, and sometimes have
guest teachers come to teach their art/science. We have hosted Master Alaric Jaeger von
Bremen, a noted stonecarver, Lady Ysenda MacBeth on medieval sewing techniques, Lord
Ibrahim al-Rashid on going from fabric to garment, and many others. Contact Lord Ibrahim
Business Commons, usually the third Friday
evening of each month, starting around 7:30 pm.
These gatherings move around
the province, but are posted well in advance on local email lists.
This is the business side of the local
SCA, where officers give their reports, and upcoming demos and events are
discussed. People with new ideas, suggestions or comments are welcome. If you
want to volunteer to help out at a demo or event, please feel free to come and