Bjorn’s Retreat (AKA Joachim’s Advance)

TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Anglespur - Melrose, NY

Event date: August 14th, 2021

Event Last Modified: August 6th, 2021

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

All persons over the age of 5 are now required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. All persons over the age of 18 must also present government issued photo ID or a valid SCA membership card. Please have these in hand when checking in.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

We welcome you to join us for a small gathering, a retreat if you will, to celebrate our return to events and our opportunity to be with each other again.  Out in the peaceful meadows of the Shire of Anglespur sits a farm called Lui na Greine Feirme.  A pleasant knoll sits, surrounded by fields, then around those fields, woods out in the back 80 acres. 

Upon that knoll, a Knight will be made. 
In those fields, a vigil, various tents and sunshades, pick-up fights, perhaps some melees can be fought.
In those woods, a walk, a fight, perhaps a relaxing nap in a tent. 

There is a concurrent SCA demo from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.  All attendees are encouraged to participate as time permits.  Many activities are planned at the local library for children and adults.  Address for the demo will be provided upon request.

The site is open prior to the event start time if you wish to arrive earlier than 10AM. 
Please make sure you check in as soon as possible for contact tracing. 

As of 8/9/21 masks will be required for all attendees over the age of 2.
The exceptions are those actively engaged in martial activities and while actively eating or drinking. 

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events.  By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks.  You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Site Opens: 10:00 AM
Site Closes: 7:00 PM

Event Location

Lui na Greine Feirme
321 Cushman Road
Melrose, NY  12121
Google Map

Directions:

Directions:

Make your way to either NY State Highway 7 through Raymertown or NY Route 40 near Schaghticoke then:

From State Highway 7 -

Turn onto Ford Rd/Ford Hill Rd
Continue to follow Ford Rd
2.1 mi
Turn left onto Cushman Rd
Destination will be on the right
1.3 mi
321 Cushman Rd
Follow SCA signs past the house to the site road

From State Route 40 -

Turn onto Madigan Rd
1.1 mi
Sharp left onto Co Rd 119
0.4 mi
Turn right onto Ford Rd/Valley Falls Rd
0.9 mi
Turn left to stay on Ford Rd/Valley Falls Rd
Continue to follow Ford Rd
2.9 mi
Turn in to Site road with SCA sign before the turn on to Cushman Road

Registration Fees

Registration:
There is no attendance fee. 
Donations will be accepted and appreciated.

Pre-registration is required. 
Cut-off for pre-registration will be Monday, 8/9/21 to ensure appropriate sanitary facilities are available.

Camping is permitted on site with permission of the autocrat.  Camping requests must be included with registration.  Camping will be available from Friday through Sunday. 

Make Checks Payable to: Lui na Greine Feirme (Reminder:  There is no event fee)

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Autocrat:
Lord Bjorn Hrafnson
Brennon Cleary
(518) 663-0135
luinagreinefeirme@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:

Please send Mundane name, SCA name and membership status of each attendee in your party by USPS or email to:
Brennon Cleary
321 Cushman Road
Melrose, NY 12121
-OR-
luinagreinefeirme@gmail.com