Deck the Halls of Valhalla

Hosted by Canton of Brokenbridge - Brooklyn, NY

Event date: January 7th, 2017

Event Last Modified: January 5th, 2017

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Event details

Join us for an event celebrating the Viking holiday of Yule!

When winter comes, all men fear this will be the winter of that begins Ragnorok, the Fimbulwinter.  Fimbulwinter, the mighty winter, the winter that will mark the battle of the gods, and the death of the world we know.  As the days grew shorter, we all despair…but from despair comes hope!  Hope reborn as the shadow of night gets shorter, hope that Ragnorok will never come!  When the days start to get longer again, all Vikings get together and Deck the Hall​s​ of Valhalla!  A celebration that the winter is starting to recede.  There will be a Mead tasting, classes, and a Viking-themed day board. 

If you need loaner garb, email Chatelaine@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org as early as possible (at least a week before the event).

Schedule
10am:  Site opens
11am-12pm:  1st session of classes
Stamped Bracelets with Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson
Oseburg Band with Alienor Salton
12pm:  Feastboard opens
12-1pm:  Viking-themed Bardic performance by Cedar-san Barefoot
1-2pm:  2nd session of classes
A Walk through the Viking Feast Board with Lord Brandr Nuefsbreiter Aronsson
Viking Games with Dala Brandrsdottir
1pmL Fencer's meeting
2:15-3:15pm:  3rd session of classes
Religion in Fashion:  Is my Viking Christian? With Lady Beatrice della Rocca
Mead tasting with Lord Brandr Nuefsbreiter Aronsson
3pm:  Feastboard closes
3:15pm:  Court

Feastboard
o Skyr
o Birka bread
o Assorted Icelandic cheeses
o Bread and honey butter
o Assorted fresh fruits and veggies
o Deviled Viking longboats (deviled eggs)
o Pickled turnips, onions, and other veggies
o Vegetarian porridge
o Pickled kale Lamb
o Boar stew
o Hazelnut treats in lingonberry syrup
o Lingonberry pie
o Hot spiced cider
o Iced tea


ACCESSIBILITY:  The event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Old Stone House.  There is a flight of stairs to contend with.  There are NO elevators or escalators.

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 4pm

Event Website

Event Location

The Old Stone House
335 Third street
Brooklyn, NY  11215
Google Map

Directions:

Location:  The Old Stone House in Washington Park
3rd street between 4th and 5th ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Public Transportation:  You can take the D, N, and R trains to the 9th street and 4th ave stop.  D,N, and R trains are only stopping on the Manhattan-bound side so if you're coming from the other direction, you will need to go to the 36th st stop and take the Manhattan-bound train back to 4th and 9th.  Also, the G train goes to the 4th ave and 10th street stop.  If you prefer the bus, the B63 stops on 5th ave, B103 stops on 4th ave, B37 stops on 3rd ave, and the B61 on 9th street.

Driving from the Southerly parts:  Take 278 -East to Exit 23/38th street.  Make a left onto 4th ave.  Continue on to 3rd street.  Turn Right on to 3rd street.  you will see Washington Park on your right side.  The Old Stone House is in the middle of that park.

Driving from the Southerly parts:  Take 278 -East to Exit 23/38th street.  Make a left onto 4th ave.  Continue on to 3rd street.  Turn Right on to 3rd street.  you will see Washington Park on your right side.  The Old Stone House is in the middle of that park.

Driving from the Easternly parts:  Take your best route to get on to Eastern Parkway going West.  From the Grand Army Plaza roundabout, take the Union st exit.  Turn Left on to 6th ave.  Turn Right on to 6th st.  Turn Right on to 4th ave.  Turn Right on to 3rd st.  You will see Washington Park on your right side.  The Old Stone House is in the middle of that park.

PARKING:Parking in the area is mainly limited to street parking.  4th Street just North of 5th Avenue is a dead end street.  Usually street parking can be found there.  There are a few pay parking lots within several blocks of the event site.

Registration Fees

Registration:
$20 site fee
$15 with member discount

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, New York / Crown Province of Ostgardr

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Arnora Ketilsdottir
ArnoraKD@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:

Arnora Ketilsdottir
mka Norana Cantrell
273 Argyle Road
1st floor
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Deadline for reservations is January 1st, 2017.