Deck the Halls of Valhalla

Hosted by Canton of Brokenbridge - Brooklyn, NY

Event date: January 14th, 2023

Event Last Modified: January 12th, 2023

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Event details

**WE HAVE FEWER THAN 5 SEAT OPEN FOR DECK THE HALLS OF VALHALLA.  IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COMING AND HAVE NOT PRE-REGISTERED PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE EVENT STEWARD, RAGNARR, TO MAKE SURE WE WILL HAVE SPACE.  THE SITE HAS A LIMIT AND WE WILL HAVE TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY IF WE REACH CAPACITY**

Deck the Halls of Valhalla is returning for our annual new year celebration.  The annual yule tradition of going to Valhalla and spreading cheer and song is back in Brokenbridge! 

Deck the Halls of Valhalla is an event for classes, and Ostgardr's Bardic Championship.  We have the pleasure to have a new site, Purgatory in Bushwick Brooklyn.  Purgatory is a concert venue with two floors.  The first floor is handicap accesible. 

Site will open at 10am. 

10:45:  Opening Court
11am - Class block 1
Vitasha - VIking Wire Weaving
Albrecht - Getting to know your sewing machine
Lada - Adapting Viking Art


12:30- Bardic Competition
2pm - Class block 2
Lani - Intro to Lei making
Zahra - How to Read Viking Runes
Kunigunde - Marginalia in Illuminated Manuscripts

2:30pm - Children's Bardic
3:30pm - Ostgardr Court
5pm - Site Closes

We will also be hosting a gift exchange for all participants!  Bring an SCA themed gift to be given away to another Valhalla goer!  Bringing a gift is not required, as gifts will be supplied for those who can't bring a gift. 

Information on the Bardic Competition:

Even Vikings get sleepy after carousing through the long dark night.  Inspire your fellows to conquer lands yet to be discovered, down the next pint, or detangle a mysterious weaving project. 

Share your stories, poetry, and songs for the chance to win the title of Ostgardr’s Bardic Champion!  Open bardic will begin at 12:30pm, qualifying round will begin at 1:15pm.  Handmade prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice, Most Entertaining, Honorable Mentions, and of course Bardic Champion!  Bonus points will be added for flair, flattery, theme, or documentation.

Children’s Bardic will also be available by request during court set-up at 2:30pm, join in for sing-along songs and open mic! 

If you are looking to perform or compete, please add your name to the set list which will be posted with Troll. 

For Bardic related inquiries: 
Lady Evelyn de Trees
Laurel Yau
(352) 270-4681 (texting preferred)
Laurel.yau@gmail.com

Hail ye Huscarls, Hear me well,
For Skalds we Seek, you Soon shall hear

If Spinning Stories sounds your way
Do bawdy bardic battle here,

At Ostgard's challenge, Open to All,
For Stories, Songs, and skaldic poems!

Handmade prizes the highest will hold,
For People's choice, most entertaining,
Honorable mentions, and the Bardic Champion!

For extra Feats, use Flair and Flattery,
Keep the Theme or document diligently.

A bardic for young ones too there'll be,
By request at 2:30, with songs and open mic

If you're looking to perform, place your name on the set list
That will be posted with Troll.

Our Bardic challenge begins at 12:30 pm,
With qualifying rounds at 1:15

Clarifying questions should be sent
To Lady Evelyn de Trees

Translation by Wojtek z Wisny

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 5pm

Event Location

Purgatory
675 Central Ave
Brooklyn, NY  11218
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Directions:

Purgatory:
675 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207


Purgatory is a half a mile away from the Wilson Avenue Station on the L train.  And is on the B60 bus line with the closest stop being the "Decatur St/Central Av" stop. 

Registration Fees

Registration:
Member registration fee will be $25
Non-Member registration fee will be $30
Children 4 - 17 will be $15
Children under 4 will be free

Online registration:CLOSED

Check should be made out to "SCA Inc.  - NYC Ostgardr"

You can send check to:
Deck the Halls of Valhalla
273 Argyle Rd.
Brookyln NY 11218

Feast:
Daybard will be include. 

There is a bottling of $20 for alcoholic beverages at the bar. 

Make Checks Payable to: Canton of Brokenbridge

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Ragnarr Blaskegg
Phone:  917-763-2315 (texting preferred)
email 212278@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

Ragnarr Blaskegg
273 Argyle Rd, Floor 1
Brooklyn, NY 11218