At the sign of the Dancing Fox XXII -- Foxes Al Fresco

Hosted by Shire of Nordenhalle - Kingston, NY

Event date: May 13th, 2023

Event Last Modified: April 24th, 2023

Event details

What is this? Al Fresco Foxes? Yes, nestled on the bank of the mighty Odinsson* River, the Foxes are at last unearthed!  Come join them in this festive celebration of fresh air and revelry!

Please note:  Site is dry and there is no smoking of anything on the site.  Also, no pets.  Service animals are of course allowed.

Once again the lilting airs of the Bhakaili Branslers will set toes to tapping as we gather at the sign of the Dancing Fox.

Our amazing dance masters, led by Lady Lorita de Siena, will teach the intricacies of terpsichorean grace.
Here is the Dance list:
Hyde Park
Black Nag
Gathering Peasecods
Sellinger's Round

Petit Vriens
Petit Rose

War Bransle
Horses Bransle
Black Almain
Carolingian Pavane / Galliard

Quen Quer Que
Female Sailor

Due to the nature of the park, there will be a rolling dayboard by Brigitte Flamin, Tiberius Nautius Maximus and the usual amazing coterie.

(Food allergy information can be had by emailing Brigitte Flamin <> no later than 15 April, 2023.)

Assorted Fruit
Butters - plain, herb, honey
Assorted Cheese
Sliced Vegetables - carrots, celery, radishes, cucumbers
Tzaziki Sauce
Chick Pea Salad
Cucumber Salad
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hand Pies
Chauets - chicken, beef
Chicken Baraskaya chicken w/ herbs
Seasoned Beef
Scotch Pockets
Savory Toasted Cheese
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Sausages a la Tiberius
Pullus Vardanus (chicken)
Skewered Meat w/ Mustard Sauce
Roasted Chicken
Roast Beef
Pork Loin- stuffed w/ prunes, wine gravy
Ginger-Lime Rice
Apple Moys - thick applesauce
Herb Tarts
Meat Tarts
Salad w/ Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Strawberry Water
Ginger Drink
Lavender Water
Mint Drink

ACCESSIBILITY:  This venue is a public park with paved roads rendering most of the area wheel chair accessible.  Persons with accessibility issues should contact Alayne at for more details.

Site is bone dry.  Smoking of any kind on the property is strictly prohibited.

A & S:

Banners Al Fresco: 

Everyone is challenged to bring a banner which they have made to explicitly commemorate Spring, Foxes, and their joy of the return of Dancing Fox. 

Nordenhal will be having workshops during their A & S nights if you want to come work on a banner.  If you need help or supplies in articulating your idea, you can find these at our A & S workshops as well.  (Wednesdays from 6 PM to 8PM with clean up starting at 7:30 PM) For directions:


Brigitte has issued her dessert challenge!  Entrants should bring a dessert (or desserts, you may enter more than once) to fit into:

Foxes:  Foxes know a little about a lot of things.  They are also tricksters, so entries in this category with less than authoritative documentation, and perhaps not fit into a particular period of the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Hedgehogs:  Hedgehogs know a lot about one thing.  These entries will be held to a higher degree of scrutiny, and should have full documentation and come from a particular period of the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Brigitte and her panel of judges will sample all entries, but desserts will be shared by all guests of the event!  Questions may be directed to Brigitte (as listed below.)

NB:  If your dessert needs to be kept cool, please bring it in a cooler!  Thank you!


Yes, for those who like to fabricate fancy finery, a faux fox will be provided along with fabric of all types, and you will get to design persona stories and garb for your furred friend and enter a fashion show at the end of the day.  (You may bring your own fabric, etc.) We are asking that, should you desire for your new friend to go home with you, we hope you will make a $10 donation to help defray the cost of supplying plushies.  The winner will get a special surprise from the autocrat!  (Children must have an adult supervise them in the dressing the fox area.)


Follow the link to measurements of Magnus Vulpes!  He loves his finery.  Folks are challenged to create new attire for him.  For this challenge you may begin work at home with your own material and finish at the event, or create the item totally at the event with your own materials or materials we supply.  There will be an accolade for the best outfits!  See the diagram for the great fox’s dimensions.

Youth Activities:

Carrick MacSeáin, our venerable Chancellor of Minors will be organizing youth activities.  If you are intending to bring children to participate in youth fighting or other activities which may be provided, we ask the courtesy of you contacting the CoM so that he has a headcount to help him organize things at--

Silent Auction: 

To help defray the cost of Dancing Fox, we will be holding a silent auction.  If you have items that wish to donate, please feel free to bring them along, fill out and print this form to bring with your item.

Bids will be accepted in Cash/Paypal/Venmo thanks to Lady Otterwoman, who will be in charge of the Silent auction on the day of the event.

There will be room for vendors at the event.  If you are interested in vending you must supply your own tables.  Please contact the Autocrat to register as a vendor and for more information.

*some people call this the Hudson River.

Site Opens: 9 am
Site Closes: 9 PM

Event Website


Event Location

Robert E. Post Memorial Park
515 Park Rd, Kingston, NY 12401
Kingston, NY  12401
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


Make your best path to Exit 19 off of the NYS Thru-way. 
Take the 2nd exit from roundabout onto Col George Chandler Dr (I-587).  Go for 1.3 mi.

Then 1.26 miles

Take the 3rd exit from roundabout onto Albany Ave (RT-32).  Go for 0.7 mi.

Then 0.71 miles

Turn right onto Flatbush Ave (RT-32).  Go for 2.7 mi.

Then 2.72 miles

Turn right onto Ulster Landing Rd (CR-37/CR-60).  Go for 0.2 mi.

Then 0.16 miles

Keep right onto Park Rd.  Go for 0.4 mi.

Then 0.43 miles

Continue on Park Rd.  Go for 187 ft.

Then 0.04 miles

Robert E Post Memorial Park

Registration Fees

Times are tough, so this will be a donations only event. 

Rolling Dayboard:  The dayboard is also donation only. 

Please get reservations in not later than:  April 15th, 2023 -- we do need a head count!

NB:  Only snail mail and email reservations sent to the Reservation Steward (Lady Celeste) will be accepted.  Please include your SCA name, legal name and member number with your reservation request. 

There is no sit down feast, there is a...

Rolling Dayboard:  The dayboard is also donation only. 

Please get reservations in not later than:  15th April, 2023 -- we do need a head count!

Make Checks Payable to: Make Checks payable to:  SCA-NY, Inc - Shire of Nordenhal

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher
mka:  Pam Parisi
64 South Manor Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401-3514
845-331-0560 (10 am to 10 PM) This is a land line, please leave a message(email preferred)

Send Reservations to:

NB:  Only snail mail and email reservations sent to the Reservation Steward (Lady Celeste) will be accepted.  Please include your SCA name, legal name and member number with your reservation request. 

Reservation Steward:
Lady Celeste le Mercier
mka Kim Muollo
215 Maple Ave
Tillson, NY 12486

Other Contact Information:

For Dessert Challenge and dietary concerns:
Brigitte Flamin
c/o Christine Larsson
119 Sheryl Street
Hurley, NY 12443
845-332-5743(cell) or 845-331-3890 (land)

For Youth Activity Questions:
Chancellor of Minors:
Carrick MacSeáin
Craig Johnston