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Farmingdale’s Medieval History Day

Experience the Middle Ages: Fighting! Dancing! Arts! Crafts! The community is invited to attend Farmingdale Medieval History Day! The Canton of Lions End, in the Crown Province of Østgarðr returns to the Village Green in Farmingdale on Saturday June 1st for the Fourth Annual Farmingdale Medieval History Day from 10am – 4pm, 361 Main Street. Wearing medieval clothing of different centuries, they will perform demonstrations and displays of some skills, as well as arts and crafts. “Being of Viking descent myself, I’m intrigued,” said Farmingdale Village Mayor, Ralph Ekstrand.

The fighters and fencers will show off their prowess and their splendid armor (internal rules forbid audience participation in the fighting, but they can answer questions). Tournament participants will choose a child in the crowd to champion and token prizes will be given to the winners of the tournaments.

Artisans of all sorts will display their work and give children and their parents hands-on time to explore their crafts. Learn how to write in the medieval fashion and what calligraphy entails, see how embroidery was done, and see how glass beads were made in the Middle Ages. Play games that were created hundreds of years ago, but are still fun to play today. There will also be several merchants selling items relevant to the modern Middle Ages, such as hand-made soaps. The event is FREE, intended for all ages, and the rain date is June 8th. Join the Canton of Lions End, the local Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) group in Farmingdale for family-oriented crafts, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits for adults and children. This event is planned in conjunction with the Farmingdale Village Cultural Arts Committee.

For more information, contact Juliet Gering-Gregory/Lady Iola Wulfsdotter, Lions End Seneschal, SCA, email [email protected],,, 516-249-0093.

—Submitted by the Inc. Village of Farmingdale

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