A&S evening in BrokenBridge Friday, 10 April, 7 P.M.

Good Gentles attend!

The monthly A&S evening in BrokenBridge will occur this Friday, 10 April, 7 P.M. at the home of the Vicereine and Baron Jon (JoAnna and John Motylewski, 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11220 ground floor entrance, two resident cats) and will be better for your presence.
The work of the evening will be the fabrication of the Site Tokens for our upcoming Champions Event (the materials arrived today!!).
Of course all are welcome to bring their own projects compete or in progress as well.
As ever kindly RSVP so that there may be sufficient food, drink and chairs for all,  AriRo53@aol.com preferred OR 718 438 n2883 before 8 P.M. please.
Peace, Johanne, mka JoAnna


Next Brokenbridge Commons meeting: Friday, May 8th

The next Brokenbridge commons meeting will be on Friday, May 8th, 2015 starting at 7pm at the Vicereine’s house, 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11220 – Easily accessible by taking the R train to 53rd st and walking up the hill. This will coincide with Brokenbridge A&S night, so feel free to bring your Arts and Sciences to work on!

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Business Meeting – Voting for Officers

Our next business meeting will be held at Sunday the March the 22nd, at Brunch with Cadfile at our gracious host Vicereine and Baron Jon’s home (John and JoAnna Motylewski, 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, Ground floor entrance. For those with allergies she has 2 resident cats.)

Brokenbridge will hold this meeting to vote in the candidate for Seneschal and possibly to officially vote in the candidate for web minister as well, and discuss any other empty officers positions or change over positions that need to take place. All Brokenbridge officers are asked to attend as we will need a quorum for these decisions. Anyone who wants to become an officer of Brokebridge is welcome to come and throw their hat into the ring even encouraged to do so. After our meeting I’m told there will be movies and/or games to enjoy as it still is brunch with Cadfile. Everyone is welcome to join in the meeting, and bring up anything they wish to bring up. Thank you.

Meeting… Please respond

To the citizens of BrokenBridge: It is necessary that we in BrokenBridge meet to discuss and choose a new seneschal for our Canton. There is a candidate who wishes to meet with us. Please inform me which of the two dates listed below better suits your personal needs (please also let me know if neither does or if you cannot attend) for a short meeting to be included in the days/evenings activities. 1 A&S in BrokenBridge 13 March, 7 P.M. at the home of the Vicereine, 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220 2 Brunch with Cadfael 22 March 2 P.M. (same address as above) Either time will include food, drink, and some good company Kindly RSVP AriRo53@aol.com preferred

EVENT: Spring Schola: Foreign Exchange Ducklings at the Sorbonne

The Ducks of the Barony of An Dubhaigeann have really enjoyed travelling.
Last year we went to the Far Off Lands of Russia to sample their lifestyle & culture.
Where shall we go this year?!
We are excited to announce this year’s annual Spring Schola and Feast, inspired by a visit to the Sorbonne in the 13th Century.
Learn to cook the “local” cuisine, take classes in various artistic and scientific endeavors.

Our Friendly Neighbors in Lions End had their Schola just four short weeks prior, and many of their classes were PART I.
Come on out to the Ducky Domain for the PART II’s

Class listing below.
There are a few spaces available to hold MORE CLASSES.
Anyone wishing to teach a class please contact the Autocrat below.

BARONIAL CHAMPIONS Eanraig MacEanraig and Lady Saruke thugater Elmanos will be stepping down after a long hard winter, choosing new Bardic and Arts & Sciences Champions.
All are invited and encouraged to participate in these annual competitions that welcome Spring’s beauty back into the lands of our Barony.

More information can be found here

Ostgardr Commons

The next Commons meeting is this Friday (January 16th) at office of Congressman Eliot Engel, 3655 Johnson Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463 at 8:00pm.

February Commons will be held on Friday, February 20th – location to be announced.

This exhibit will be at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall until January 14


“Frate Francesco – Friar Francis: signs, words, images is a landmark exhibition in its presentation of numerous 12th and 13th-century documents, papal bulls, and manuscripts in New York, the first time these precious objects will travel outside Italy. The exhibit is a revised version of the one which first appeared at the Camera dei Deputati, Rome, and brings to light numerous artifacts of exceptional historical and artistic value. This presentation heralds the visit of Pope Francis, a devoted Franciscan, to New York in 2015, and its venue at the United Nations is of further significance, as Saint Francis continues to inspire compassion, dialogue, and humility.”

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dance Practice Wed., Sept. 24th Central Park

The next dance practice will be on Wed., Sept. 24th at 6:30 PM at Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

Everyone is welcome to join us for practice; no prior dance experience required… Practices are held in street clothes, as many are traveling after work.

We’ll meet in the grassy area of Shakespeare’s garden if it is open. If you follow the "From the West Side" directions (please note that the tree mentioned in the directions shortly after you enter the park is no longer there, so take the path on the right) http://northpass.eastkingdom.org/DancePractice_CentralPark.html the grassy area is the "little clearing" before you reach the castle steps. We are typically near the bench on the left side. Once it gets dark OR if the grass isn’t open we move atop the castle. If you cannot find us, please phone (sometimes there is traffic, sometimes we are on the castle if the grass is soggy, etc.).

To find us atop the castle… If you are coming from the west side, once you climb the steps you can find us congregated by the wall slightly to the left of the little covered alcove in front of you. From the east side once you go up the steps at the back of the castle we’ll be to the left near the wall before the little covered alcove.

If it’s raining we meet under the overhang up top. If severe weather is in the forecast please check your email or call us on dance practice days; we’ll make a decision by 2 PM if we’re going to cancel practice.

Upcoming practices:
Weather permitting weekly Wednesday practices will continue.

For more info or questions, please email



CANCELLATION of Cooking class, with makeup date

I came home from Barleycorn with a nasty respiratory infection. Since I’ll be medicated for the next 4 days and feel unable to do anything (even breathing is difficult today), I feel that discretion is the better part of valor and so am cancelling my Sunday cooking class. While I will probably not be infectious by then, I will probably still not be fully functional and will definitely not have found my dining room table (my main work surface for such classes) by then.

The “makeup date” is October 5. To all who have said they are coming, please let me know if you can make the new date.