Friday, December 25, 2015

‘Holy Nights at Anthroposophy NYC’

Anthroposophy NYC has released its calendar for its Holy Nights celebrations. The Anthroposophical Society of New York City is located at 138 West 15th Street in Manhattan. From the publicity:

Twelve Holy Nights

The end of December and beginning of January bring an ancient time of the year more recently known as the Twelve Nights of Christmas. Anthroposophists observe them as the Twelve Holy Nights, though with Christmas eve and Epiphany/Three Kings Day (January 6) they occupy fourteen days of the calendar.

Courtesy Anthroposophy NYC

Rudolf Steiner’s research showed this time of year to be a kind of opening in which meditative or contemplative consciousness might experience the year ahead from a higher standpoint. For a quarter century, Anthroposophy NYC has hosted evenings of short programs, singing, refreshments, and community across these Holy Nights. All evenings take place at 7 p.m., except for a Sunday potluck and festival on January 3 at four o’clock. The dates are listed below with the presenter and the topic she or he is working with. Two wonderful evenings are crafts evenings.

All the evenings are free with donations much appreciated, along with seasonal refreshments brought by you (beverages are provided). Every program evening also needs some help, starting at 6 p.m., to open up, tend to the tree and the roses, set up refreshments, greet arrivals, clean up, and close up. Please contact Phoebe Alexander to offer help.

A beautiful new art exhibit, “Color: In and Out of Form,” with works by Sara Parrilli and Laura Summer, is open.

And remember, the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore has its holiday sale (15 percent off) through January 6!

Friday, December 25
Christmas Day
No program, branch closed.

Saturday, December 26 at 7 p.m.
Phoebe Alexander: Catching Light
Beeswax Stained Glass (art/craft)

Sunday, December 27 at 7 p.m.
John Beck: “Caterpillar Soup
and the Miracle of Change

Monday, December 28 at 7 p.m.
Cliff Venho: Christian Morgenstern,
That the Earth May Become a Sun”

Tuesday, December 29 at 7 p.m.
Sylvia Mandel, Carlos Cadena,
and Giorgi Khatiashvili:
Healing with Sound and Color.

Wednesday, December 30 at 7 p.m.
Laura Tucker and Vincent Roppolo:
Christmas Poetry Workshop

Thursday, December 31 at 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: “What a Year!”
Led by Walter Alexander and John Beck.

Friday, January 1 at 7 p.m.
New Year’s Day
“A Janus Event: Looking Forward and Back”
(art with Joyce Reilly)

Saturday, January 2 at 7 p.m.
“Window Stars for Three Kings”
(paper craft with Kelly Beekman)

Sunday, January 3 at 7 p.m.
Three Kings/Epiphany Festival
and pot-luck
(poets, singers, musicians needed).

Monday, January 4 at 7 p.m.
Tom Roepke:
“Knowing Ourselves, Knowing Each Other”

Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m.
Fred Dennehy: “The Inklings”

Wednesday, January 6 at 7 p.m.
Epiphany/Three Kings Day
Walter Alexander: “The Moment of Recognition”

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