A Day of the Decameron

Hosted by Crown Province of Østgarðr - Mount Kisco, NY

Event date: April 27th, 2019

Event Last Modified: April 23rd, 2019

Event details

“And lest from lethargy or indolence we fall into the vain imagination that by some lucky accident we may in some way or another, when we would, escape--I know not if your opinion accord with mine--I should deem it most wise in us, our case being what it is, if, as many others have done before us, and are still doing, we were to quit this place, and, shunning like death the evil example of others, betake ourselves to the country…”

It’s the late 14th century in Florence, Italy.  A group of enthusiastic people have journeyed to a quiet manor house to hear stories and music: 

“You will not each have told a story before the sun will be low, and the heat abated, so that we shall be able to go and severally take our pleasure where it may seem best to each.  Wherefore, if my proposal meet with your approval--for in this I am disposed to consult your pleasure--let us adopt it.”

The Crown Province of Ostgardr, along with the East Kingdom College of Performers is offering up a slice of life in the late 14th century as known by Giovanni Boccaccio.  This will be an immersion event of stories and music from The Decameron, as well as food appropriate for the time and place, in a setting reminiscent of Florentine villas of the time.  Attendees are invited to clothe themselves in garb befitting the day as well. 

Artistically, the event is being coordinated by Lady Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha.  She can be reached at 112596@members.eastkingdom.org for queries about the stories or performers.  She cautions parents that this event is not child-friendly.  Parents will have to make their own decisions as to whether they want to bring their children to this event. 

Music is being coordinated by Mästarinna Margaretha la Fauvelle (Margarita Rankin) lafauvelle@gmail.com if you are interested in playing music or singing for this event. 

The kitchens for this event are being headed by Lord Friderich Grimme.  He can be reached at chaicken@gmail.com for any queries or notifications related to the menus, allergies, sensitivities or other food issues.  Any communications to Lord Friderich need to be to him by April 20, 2019 in order for him to be able to accommodate you.

The event will take place on April 27, 2019 at the American Legion Hall in the town of Mount Kisco.  There is ample parking on site and the local metro north train station is close to the site for those taking public transit to the event.  The site is, regrettably, not ADA accessible. 

The feast that awaits our guests:

Course 1: 
Insalata of new greens
Stuffed Eggs
Salami and Ham
Casciata (Quiche)

Course 2: 
Chicken with 2 sauces – Lemon & pomegranate, with a plain option as well,
Finer greens with fennel
Dumplings of meat

Course 3: 
Roast beef with sauce
Onions in sauce


Course 1: 
Roasted Cheese
Roman Pastry

Course 2: 
Roasted Duck with sauce and sops

Course 3: 
Stuffed Pork Shoulder
Fine herbes

Sweets course: 
New fritters
Fresh berries in snow

Any questions regarding the menu please email Friderich:  chaicken@gmail.com

Site Opens: 10 am, performances begin at 11:30 am sharp
Site Closes: 9 pm

Event Location

American Legion Hall
1 Legion Way
Mount Kisco, NY  10549
Google Map


From the north: 

Best route to the Taconic State Parkway.
Turn left onto NY-129 E
Continue onto NY-118
Turn right onto NY-100 S
Turn left onto Crow Hill Rd
Turn left onto Lake Rd
Turn right onto Croton Lake Rd
Turn right onto Croton Ave
Turn left onto Turner Rd/Turner Ln

Registration Fees

This event is capped at 125 people.

Pre-registration charge for the event is $30, with a discount of $5 for SCA members. 

There is no children's price or family cap for this event. 

Reservation deadline is April 24, 2019.  All reservations must be received by this date.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY, Inc.  Crown Province of Ostgardr

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Maria Dedvukaj=Event Steward
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste
jman5112@gmail.com or 206055@members.eastkingdom.org

Aimee (Lilli) Haicken - Artistic Director, co-steward
3720 Hudsonview Street
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
lhaicken@gmail.com or 112596@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

Angela Ferber
700 Fort Washington Ave, Apt 2L
NYC, NY 10040.
Attn:  Decameron Event
AngFerber@aol.com // deputy.exchequer@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org

Other Contact Information:

Music Co-ordinator:  Mästarinna Margretha la Fauvelle (Margarita Rankin), reachable at lafauvelle@gmail.com
Head Chef:  Lord Friderich Grimme; chaicken@gmail.com
Set Makers:  Brandr Aronsson and Edward Zifrans of Gendy:  charlie@reelbrooklynfilms.com and gendy@panix.com