Lions End Demonstration in Farmingdale NEW DATE

Hosted by Canton of Lions End - Farmingdale, NY

Event date: June 9th, 2018

Event Last Modified: June 1st, 2018

Health Acknowledgement

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Event details

We have been invited to do an all-day demonstration of Medieval arts, crafts, and fighting, with special emphasis on hands-on demonstrations for children on June 2, 2018 (rain date June 9).  Farmingdale Village is eager to have us show off our skills, and has offered us the use of the Village Green to display our skills to the surrounding neighborhood.  They will also push the demo within the school system and invite the surrounding neighborhood.  Fighters and fencers are encouraged to show their prowess (and show off their splendid armor), dancers are encouraged to display their fancy footwork, and artisans of all sorts are urged to both display their work and urged give children (and their parents) hands-on time to explore their crafts.

Since this is geared for full family participation, we encourage both our Youth Fighters and adults to enter our tourneys on the second.  There will be small prizes for the victors to present to their significant other.  The tourneys will feature "audience participation" in that each fighter, both youth and adult, will be encouraged to pick a child from the audience to fight for.  (Each child will get a flower in recognition of this honor, and the winner will get a rose to present to his/her "other", with an additional small prize for the "S.O.".
We have the use of the gazebo, and our 20X30 Green & White will be there for shelter, but pop-ups are also encouraged.  Folding chairs will also be provided.

Site Opens: 8:00 for setup
Site Closes: 6:00 for breakdown

Event Location

Farmingdale Village Green
361 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY  11735
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By public transportation:  Long Island Rail Road to Farmingdale (Ronkonkoma line); call Brekke (516-851-7919 for a rider from the station - catch an early train as I'm also demonstrating and will not be available after 10 AM)

From the West:  Best Route to Route 135, Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.  From the LIE or Northern State, take Seaford-Oyster Bay South to Route 24 East (Hempstead Turnpike/Conklin Street).  From the Southern State, take the Seaford-Oyster Bay North to Route 24 East as above.  Take Conklin Street East to Cherry Street and turn right. 
(You will pass Main Street.) Follow directions from the asterisk below.

From the East:  Best route to Route 110.  Take it to Route 24 West (Conklin Street).  Take Conklin Street west to Cherry Street and turn left.  (If you reach Main Street, you've gone too far.)

* Go up Cherry Street.  You will pass St.  Killian's Roman Catholic Church on your right, and their school.  Turn RIGHT into the first right turn, which leads to the back end of the park.  Turn right, go ALL THE WAY AROUND the parking lot and stop near the gazebo, where we will be setting up.  You may park in the lot back across the street, which will be reserved for us.  Parking will be tight, but available.

Registration Fees

Østgarðr has a tradition of "bring something to share" at demos, and we will have access to water and possibly gatorade.

No Feast Fee.  Please send reservations to Brekke Franksdottir (, along with a brief description of what you intend to teach/display (and when, if it's not an ongoing thing, when you would be most comfortable teaching/displaying you craft).

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY, Inc - Canton of Lions End

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Carol Eskesen Smith
(Brekke Franksdottir)
home phone:  631-249-5113 (preferred prereg)
cell phone:  516-851-6819 (day of event, for pickup) or

Send Reservations to:

Carol Eskesen Smith
19 Cedar Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735-3802

or call 516-851-6819.