Our mission is to foster spiritual growth after the manner of Friends (Quaker) and to strengthen the application of Friends’ testimonies in the world.
We offer programs for all ages. We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.
February 9-11, 2018
Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice have been increasingly used in schools and elsewhere as a tool for building community and for bringing community back into balance when harm has been done. While RP/RJ offers a set of processes, for this work to be effective it needs be grounded in the recognition of the strengths and the light that reside in each person.
At this weekend-long retreat, participants will engage in hands-on experiences with RP/RJ circles.
Additionally, this weekend will allow participants to consider how our intersectional identities, and our beliefs and values (spiritual and otherwise) provide us with the lens through which we engage with this work.
Rebecca Del Toro is the Associate Director at Teachers Unite an independent membership organization of public school educators in New York City collaborating with youth and parents to transform the city's public schools and resist the school to prison-pipeline.
David Fletcher, PhD., is currently a faculty member in the School of Education, Department of Middle and High School Education at Lehman College, Bronx, NY.
Megan Moskop is currently a student in the MALS (Masters in Liberal Studies) program at the CUNY graduate Center. She has been an NYC public school special education teacher for the past 8 years, and has also served as a High School Admissions Coordinator and UFT Delegate.
Kirsten Cole, PhD. is a teacher educator, researcher, and parent living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Register by January 29th: $230/adults; $115/ages 13-22; $58/infants; $165/commuters.
After January 29th: $250/125/63/185
Childcare available with 3 weeks notice.
Cherish Family & Friends - PoHo's Annual New Year Celebration
December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018
This multigenerational conference is one of our most popular. We can only house 90 people, so register early! At this annual event we can have activities for all ages - and you can help! Let us know what type of activity you want to see and will lead. We've had finger painting, energy work, tai chi, pilates, work projects, a walk to Dorson's Rock, a gathering for young adult F/friends, and cookie making. Think about it and be in touch.
Right after our evening meals on the 31st, it's Cabaret! Bring your instruments, a song, story, poem and/or skit to share with everyone on New Year's Eve. Our cooks will have a Quaker midnight feast ready for us. We'll conclude the celebration with a brunch on January 1st. Come and be part of this wonderful intergenerational celebration.
This is the Hazel and Louis Meszaros Event. Hazel and Louis are remembered as a couple whose gentle loving ways embraced their family and friends and all of nature. Scholarship funds are available for this family-centered and creation-friendly event.
Register by December 15th: $400/families; $200/adults; $100/ages 13-22; $50/infants-12; Commuters: one-half price.
After December 15th: $440/$220/$110/$55
January 12-14 Art Inside and Out
Not just for those who see themselves as artists - this is about the doing and the being present in that moment. We will use a variety of media – clay, snow, food, paint, things in the forest, paper for drawing or folding, pillows, people, sounds, words …. What did we leave out?
Jan 19-21 Feed the Spirit
9th – 12th Grade
Feb 2-4 When You’re Alone
Young Adults (including 11th &12th grade )
Feb 16-18 One Purple Crayon
4th & 5th Grade
That is all it takes to express your creativity and create your own reality. Sometimes in a world that seems ever more complicated all you need is one purple crayon and a big blank wall of paper to feel happy again. We will provide you with both so you can create a world the way you want it to be. All you have to bring is your self and your imagination. We'll share thoughts on how to move those visions from the walls to the outside world.