Bacon Bridge wrap up

The Bacon Bridge event last Saturday was pretty successful.  Slightly smaller turn out, but everyone seemed to have a great time.  Even those few people who suffered through my teaching my very first class!

We wanted to take the time to thank the people that really helped out during the event.  Baroness Johanne i Visby, Oliver de Bainbridge, Ragnarr Bliskegg, Devra the Baker, Lady Lillie Redtowers, Baron Francesco Gaetano Greco d’Edessa, and Lady Beatrice.  Also a special thank you to Joyce for letting us use the venue, and Ibrahim al-Rashid for teaching two excellent classes.  Also, thank you to everyone who attended because they were also the same people who stayed to help clean up.

We hope to do this again next year!

-Arnora Ketilsdottir

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Last chance to prereg for Bacon Bridge

Last call to preregister for Bacon Bridge. You will NOT be able to attend if you don’t…

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G4No2-VXTaPsiWwoVLKDsyoi3mnbsgyxSArqiUDbYhE/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Dance Practice Reminder- tonight

Our next indoor dance practice is scheduled for Tues, Jan. 26th from 6:30-9 PM. Piglet has graciously offered her father-in-law’s apartment for indoor dancing this winter. (255 W. 105th St., #21, at Broadway).

Everyone is welcome to join us for practice, no prior dance experience required… We practice in street clothes, as many are coming from work.

Please aim to arrive between 6 and 6:15 so dancing can begin promptly at 6:30. Please note that there is a dog and cat in residence, those with allergies be warned. Water will be available, please feel free to bring snacks for sharing.

Site information:
When you arrive, tell the doorman that you are there for dancing at the Cavallettoes.
Directions from Piglet:
The building is on the north west corner of 105th St. and Broadway, above Henry’s (restaurant). The elevator is around the doorman’s desk, to the Broadway side of the lobby. 2nd floor, exit the elevator, *turn around*, enter door beside elevator.

by subway
The closest subway stop is 103rd St., on the #1 train.

by subway & bus, NO STAIRS
to its east side, north of 96th St. Board the uptown M104 bus. Exit at 105th St. Cross Broadway, walk 1 short block to 105th St. Enter building. Take elevator to 2nd floor…

by car
Piglet said there is usually parking available on Riverside Dr. within a few blocks of 105th.

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Dance Practice Next Week and other information

Greetings,

Our next indoor dance practice is scheduled for Tues, Jan. 26th from 6:30-9 PM. Piglet has graciously offered her father-in-law’s apartment for indoor dancing this winter. (255 W. 105th St., #21, at Broadway). We hope to hold a city practice each month this winter.

Everyone is welcome to join us for practice, no prior dance experience required… We practice in street clothes, as many are coming from work.

Please aim to arrive between 6 and 6:15 so dancing can begin promptly at 6:30. Please note that there is a dog and cat in residence, those with allergies be warned. Water will be available, please feel free to bring snacks for sharing.

Site information:
When you arrive, tell the doorman that you are there for dancing at the Cavallettoes.
Directions from Piglet:
The building is on the north west corner of 105th St. and Broadway, above Henry’s (restaurant). The elevator is around the doorman’s desk, to the Broadway side of the lobby. 2nd floor, exit the elevator, *turn around*, enter door beside elevator.

by subway
The closest subway stop is 103rd St., on the #1 train.

by subway & bus, NO STAIRS
to its east side, north of 96th St. Board the uptown M104 bus. Exit at 105th St. Cross Broadway, walk 1 short block to 105th St. Enter building. Take elevator to 2nd floor…

by car
Piglet said there is usually parking available on Riverside Dr. within a few blocks of 105th.

Contact information:
Piglet’s number: 917-204-1175
Wilhelm’s number: 845-800-2407

Other information:
There are a few upcoming events that have dance- please follow the links for more information.

Dancing Fox (Feb. 6): http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2931 this is a donation only event. I’m not sure if they are still taking per-registations. The autocrat would have the information.
Black Rose Ball (March 12): http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2916
Walpurgisnacht (weekend of April 29): Walpurgisnacht at Stonebridge Gambol House III Event Details

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A&S Brunch to prepare for BaconBridge on Saturday 1/9/2016

Reminder: This saturday, jan 9th at 11am, is going to be a brunch to help prepare for the Bacon Bridge event. We’re going to be making site tokens and decorations. Bring your empty small glass jars to donate!

Address and information at link below:

http://brokenbridge.eastkingdom.org/as-brunch-to-prepare-for-baconbridge-on-192016/

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A&S – 1/22/2016 Woven Buttons

For Brokenbridge’s January A&S we’ll be doing Woven Buttons. Tentative date is Friday, January 22nd. If you’re interested in the class and can’t make that date though, let me know. I’m sure we can find a day that would work for everyone. I’ll make an official announcement with the final date in a few days.

(picture randomly stolen off the internet just to show what we’ll be doing)

Erica Edelman's photo.

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Fighter practice 1/4/16

Fighter Practice Monday night McCarren Park 7 PM will be happening.

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Minutes of Canton Commons

Greetings all of Brokenbridge,

Here are the Minutes of the local Canton meeting.

Meeting held at Omonia Cafe. 12/11/2015

Those in attendance, Suuder Saran (Seneschal), Lillie of the Red Towers (Exchequer, Chatelaine), Devra the Baker, (Phone-in) Norana Cantrell (Westminster)

  • Meeting called to Order:
  • Brokenbridge event called BaconBridge was discussed, Everything seems to be on track. Budget approved, Site walk-through done. The Autocrats are asking for Volunteers to help run, and teachers to do a class or two for the event. lightly touched on again when the Autocrat phoned in.
  • Officers gave reports:
  • -A&S report stated A&S nights were happening and being decently attended.
  • -Chatelaine reported we have a new person or two that has been coming around and seem to enjoy themselves.
  • -Exchequer has approved the Budget for event and all parties are notified.
  • -Webmistress phoned in and gave report about the kingdom server emails will be in effect by Monday or Tuesday. The site will need to be visited by the officers before the end of the year to make passwords and such. These will need to be checked at least once a week. She will set up reminders about checking them to personal emails. Also Officers will be able to post to the Brokenbridge website, just put your name at the end of the post so we know who wrote it.
  • Ostgardrs Last Commons was discussed:
  • -The Current Seneschal was the first topic-Lori Copland(current seneschal) is resigning due to attack of life, and her drop dead is Baron Francesco (called Bish). She said she’d send in her resignation the next week. Her office was up with the end of this term. So, Bish will be Interim Seneschal for the next 4 months. During this time Ostgardr is asking anyone who wants to try their hand at seneschal for Ostgardr can submit a letter of intent to Bish and/or the Viceroy’s. At the end of the 4 months a vote will be held at Ostgardr Commons to determine who will be the next Seneschal of the Province out of all the candidates. At the moment 3 people have stepped up so far and said they want to be the next Seneschal: Baron Francesco (Bish), Master Phillip White (Craig Shupee), and Baron Ian.
  • -The Vice-regal polling was the next and last topic of the Ostgardr commons. Due to the fact that the holidays are rather busy. The next step for the polling process will take place in January. The next step is asking Kingdom for the mailing lists. So, make sure your membership is up to date if you wish to participate. Once the list is given, there will be a Envelope stuffing day. All of Ostgardr will get a letter in the mail. With the list of candidates and another envelope with a stamp and address on it. There will also be a "none of the above" box to check if people so wish. People will need to fill out the ballot and put it in the envelope given and dropped in the mail. Should only take a couple minutes. Even though there is one set of candidates Ostardr needs a majority of the ballots to return to kingdom. Otherwise ostgardr will have to do the polling process over again. This is also everyone’s chance to write comments on the ballots about the candidates if they wish. So when people get the ballot please fill it out and send it off. These will all go to the Kingdom polling officer not anyone in Ostgardr. Once the time for ballots to be received is passed the Kingdom will count them up and see if there is enough. If so, they will open them and inform the King and Queen of Ostgardrs vote and important comments from the ballots. From there Their Majesties will decide what they wish to do.
  • Norana said that the next brokenbridge commons meeting will be at her and Austins house next time.

End of Meeting.

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Recorded at our Cloisters demo…

New Learning Times shot a​ great​
short film at our Cloisters demo this past October. https://newlearningtimes.com/cms/article/3005/society-for-creative-anachronism

Many thanks to Sir Valgard, Lady Sofya, and Lord Ozür the bootgiver for their excellent interviews. Non-speaking appearances by the lovely Lady Godiva, among others.

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A&S Brunch to prepare for BaconBridge on 1/9/2016

Norana will be hosting an Arts and Sciences brunch on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 starting at 11am. Bagels, cream cheese, and coffee will be provided but please feel free to bring a dish to contribute to the brunch.

We will be making some items that we need for our BaconBridge event on February 6th.
Please bring your empty tissue boxes (of this type, neatly flattened is okay) and clean small jars to donate to the BaconBridge event.

Below is the list of items that we will be making:
-Decorative hearth/fireplace
-Site tokens
-Position tags

The address is 273 Argyle Road, 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11218.  Near the Q train to Cortelyou Road station.  There is a dog and a cat in residence.

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