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Upcoming Events / New Additions

29th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2014
Saturday and Sunday February 15th and 16th

rapper sword

 

Download 2014 flyer HERE, General press release HERE, Brooklyn press release HERE.

This year we have 12 teams. Welcoming Leap of Faith, Bubble Rapper and No Apologies for the first time.

Bubble Rapper, Boston; Massachusetts
Charm City Rapper; Baltimore, Maryland
Cutting Edge; Washington, D.C.
Griggstown Lock; Princeton, New Jersey
Half Moon Sword; New York, New York
Leap of Faith; San Francisco, California
No Apologies; Boston, Massachusetts
Orion Longsword; Boston, Massachusetts
Pocket Flyers; Boston, Massachusetts
Still River Sword; Boston, Massachusetts
That Long Tall Sword; Northampton, Massachusetts
Vineyard Swordfish; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts




28th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2013

Saturday and Sunday February 16th and 17th

rapper sword

 

Download 2013 flyer HERE, Press release HERE.

We will be enjoying the dancing of these sword teams. Welcoming Duck or Grouse, Flesh Wound, Guyz with Tiez, Rapa Bora, and Rapport D'Or at the Ale for the first time.

Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Flesh Wound, Massachusetts
Guyz with Tiez, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
Marlboro Morris and Sword, Marlboro, Vermont
Orion Longsword, Boston, MA
Rapa Bora, Berea, Kentucky
Rapport D'Or, Boston, Massachusetts
Still River Sword, Boston, Massachusetts
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA

Schedule (subject to changes)

Saturday, February 16th, 2013 - Manhattan

  9:30 All Teams - South Street Seaport, Pier 17, 3rd floor atrium
 1:00 Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway (near Canal St.)
 1:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St.
 1:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 1:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St. (between 5th Ave. & Lenox Ave. in Central Park)
 3:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St. (between 5th Ave. & Lenox Ave. in Central Park)

 
3:00 115th St. Library, 203 W115th St. (between 7th & 8th Av)
 3:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 3:00 Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway (near Canal St.)

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 - Brooklyn

12:30 Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Ave, (Lincoln Place/St. John’s Place)
12:30 Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn
12:30 St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. Johns Place, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Brooklyn
  2:30 All Teams - Brooklyn Museum (auditorium), 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Tour Details

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tour 1: Duck or Grouse, Rapport D’Or, That Long Tall Sword

1:00 PM Chatham Square Library, 33 E. Broadway (Catherine St/ Market St)
3:00 PM Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave at W. 10th St

Tour 2: Flesh Wound, Handsome Molly, Orion

1:00 PM Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave at W. 10th St
3:00 PM Chatham Square Library, 33 E. Broadway (Catherine St/ Market St)

Tour 3: Guys with Tiez, Half Moon, Rapa Bora

1:00 PM Dana Discovery Center 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park
3:00 PM 115th St Library, 203 W 115th St (7th Ave/8th Ave)

Tour 4: Charm City, Marlboro, Still River

1:00 PM Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave (103rd St/104th St)
3:00 PM Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park

Sunday, February 17, 2013

(all venues in Brooklyn)

Tour A: Duck or Grouse, Half Moon, Handsome Molly, Still River

12:30 PM Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Ave, (Lincoln Place/St. John’s Place)

Tour B: Charm City, Flesh Wound, Guyz with Tiez, That Long Tall Sword

12:30 PM Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St at Seventh Ave

Tour C: Marlboro, Orion, Rapa Bora, Rapport D’Or

12:30 PM St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, (6th Ave/7th Ave)

ALL TEAMS

2:30 PM Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway

 

Video from the 27th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2012

 

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27th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2012
Saturday and Sunday February 18th and 19th

Download 2012 flyer HERE, Press release HERE.


We will be enjoying the dancing of these sword teams. First time at the Ale for Snickersnack.


Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Cutting Edge Sword, Washington, D.C.
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
New Haven Morris and Sword, New Haven, CT
New Moon Sword, New York, NY
Orion Longsword, Boston, MA
Short Sword, Minneapolis, MN
Snickersnack, Boston, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA
Toronto Women's Sword, Toronto, ON
Vineyard Swordfish, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Schedule (subject to minor change)

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 - (mostly) Manhattan

  9:30 All Teams - Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehall Terminal at 1 Whitehall Street at South St.
 1:00 Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway (near Canal St.)
 1:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St.
 1:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 1:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St. (between 5th Ave. & Lenox Ave. in Central Park)
 3:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St. (between 5th Ave. & Lenox Ave. in Central Park)

 
3:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St.
 3:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 3:00 Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., BROOKLYN

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 - Brooklyn

12:30 First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn
12:30 Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn
12:30 St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. Johns Place, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Brooklyn
  2:30 All Teams - Brooklyn Museum (auditorium), 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Tour Details

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

9:30 AM All Teams – Staten Island Ferry Terminal, One Whitehall St @ South St

Tour 1: New Moon Sword, Orion Longsword, Short Sword Rapper

1:00 PM Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway (Catherine St/Market St)
3:00 PM Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St

Tour 2: Charm City Rapper, New Haven Morris and Sword, The Vineyard Swordfish

1:00 PM Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
3:00 PM Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West @ Tillary St, Brooklyn

Tour 3: Cutting Edge Sword, Half Moon Sword, Handsome Molly

1:00 PM Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Avenue/Lenox Avenue) in Central Park
3:00 PM Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 104th St

Tour 4: Snickersnack, That Long Tall Sword, Toronto Women’s Sword

1:00 PM Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 104th St
3:00 PM Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Avenue/Lenox Avenue) in Central Park

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Tour A: Handsome Molly, New Haven, New Moon, That Long Tall Sword

12:30 PM First Unitarian Congregational Society, 116 Pierrepont St @Monroe St

Tour B: Charm City, Cutting Edge, Orion, Snickersnack

12:30 PM Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue (Carroll St/ President St)

Tour C: Half Moon, Short Sword, Toronto, Vineyard Swordfish

12:30 PM St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. Johns Place (6th Avenue/7th Avenue)

2:30 PM All Teams – Brooklyn Museum, in the auditorium, 200 Eastern Parkway

26th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2011
Saturday and Sunday February 19th and 20th

Download 2011 flyer HERE.


Rapper Dance New Rapper
Half Moon Sword at DART 2010
at MIT campus building

We will be enjoying the dancing of these sword teams. First time at the Ale for Pocket Flyers and Seven Sisters.

Candyrapper, Boston, MA
Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Cutting Edge, Washington, D.C.
Griggstown Lock Rapper Sword, Princeton, NJ
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
New Moon Sword, New York, NY
Orion Longsword, Boston, MA
Pocket Flyers, Boston, MA
Seven Sisters, Amherst, MA
Still River Sword, Still River, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA

Schedule (subject to minor change)

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 - (mostly) Manhattan

  9:30 All Teams - Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehall Terminal at 1 Whitehall Street at South St.
 1:00 Penn South, Bldg 7A Community Room, 328 W. 28th St (8th/9th Avenue)
 1:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St
 1:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 1:00 South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street (between Front & South Streets)
 3:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 3:00 South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street (between Front & South Streets)
 3:00 Aguilar Branch Library, 174 E. 110th St.
 3:00 Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., BROOKLYN

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 - Brooklyn

12:30 First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn
12:30 Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn
  1:00 St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. Johns Place, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Brooklyn
  2:30 All Teams - Brooklyn Museum (auditorium), 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Tour Details

Saturday, February 19, 2011

9:30 All Teams - Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 1 Whitehall St @ South St

Tour 1: Half Moon, Seven Sisters, Still River

1:00 PM South St. Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St (Front/South St)
3:00 PM Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West @ Tillary St, Brooklyn

Tour 2: Griggstown, Pocketflyers, That Long Tall

1:00 PM Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Ave @ 10th St
3:00 PM South St. Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St (Front/South St)

Tour 3: Charm City, New Moon, Handsome Molly

1:00 PM Penn South Bldg 7A Community Room, 328 W 28th St (8th/9th Ave)
Ave @ 10th St

Tour 4: Candyrapper, Cutting Edge, Orion

1:00 PM Museum of the City of NY, 1220 5th Ave (103rd/104th St)
3:00 PM Aguilar Branch Library, 174 E 110th St (Lexington/3rd Ave)

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Tour A: Charm City, Cutting Edge, Pocketflyers, Still River

12:30 PM First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn
Pierrepont & Monroe St, Brooklyn

Tour B: Candyrapper, New Moon, Half Moon, That Long Tall

12:30 PM Old First Reformed Church
126 7th Ave, Carroll/President St, Brooklyn

Tour C: Orion, Griggstown, Handsome Molly, Seven Sisters

1:00 PM St. John's Episcopal Church
139 St. John’s Place (6th/7th Ave), Brooklyn

2:30 PM All Teams - Brooklyn Museum (in the Auditorium)
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

25th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2010
Saturday and Sunday February 13th and 14th

Foolish Robot
Longsword Dance Papa Stour
Half Moon Sword Fall Tour 2009 with Orion Longsword
at Nashoba Valley Winery

Team List and Schedule

Candyrapper, Boston, MA
Charles River Rapper, Boston, MA
Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Griggstown Lock Rapper Sword, Princeton, NJ
Green River Tap & Die, Greenfield, MA
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
Marlboro Morris and Sword, Marlboro, VT
New Haven Morris and Sword, New Haven, CT
New Moon Sword, New York, NY
New World Sword, New York, NY
Orion Longsword, Boston, MA
Still River Sword, Still River, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA
Toronto Women's Sword, Toronto, ON

Get 2010 Sword Ale press release and schedule HERE (pdf)

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 --  (mostly) Manhattan

 
9:30 All Teams - Staten Island Ferry Terminal,
Whitehall Terminal at 1 Whitehall Street at South St.
 1:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 1:00 South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street (between Front & South Streets)
 1:30 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park
 1:30 George Bruce Branch Library, 518 W. 125th St. St. at Amsterdam Avenue
 1:30 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St
 3:00 Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., Brooklyn
 3:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park
 3:00 Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue (near 123rd St.
)
 3:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St
 3:00 South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street (between Front & South Streets)


Sunday, February 14th, 2010 --  Brooklyn


12:30 Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Avenue, between Fulton St. and Atlantic Avenue
12:30 First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn
12:30 Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn
  1:00 St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. Johns Place, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Brooklyn
  2:30 All Teams - Brooklyn Museum (auditorium), 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

 

 



24th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2009
Saturday and Sunday February 14th and 15th

Foolish Robot
Rapper Dance Foolish with a radio controlled robot
Half Moon Sword at Marlboro Morris Ale 2008

Team List and Schedule

Candyrapper, Boston, MA
Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Cutting Edge, Washington, D.C.
Griggstown Lock Rapper Sword, Princeton, NJ
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
New Haven Morris and Sword, New Haven, CT
New Moon Sword, New York, NY
No Apologies, Boston, MA
Orion Longsword, Boston, MA
Still River Sword, Still River, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA
Vineyard Swordfish, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Wesleyan Rapper, Middletown, CT

Get 2009 Sword Ale press release and schedule HERE (pdf)

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 --  (mostly) Manhattan

 
9:30 All Teams - Staten Island Ferry Terminal,
Whitehall Terminal at 1 Whitehall Street at South St.
 1:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park
 
1:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 1:00 Penn South Bldg 7A Community Room, 328 W. 28th St (8th/9th Avenue)
 1:30 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St
 1:30 Union Settlement, 237 East 104th St (2nd/3rd Avenue)
 3:00 Bloomingdale Branch Library, 150 W. 100th St, (Amsterdan/Columbus)
 3:00 Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., Brooklyn

 3:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St
 3:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
 3:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park


Sunday, February 15th, 2009 --  Brooklyn

12:30 First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn
12:30 Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn
12:30 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton St., Brooklyn
  1:00 St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. Johns Place, between 6th and 7th Avenues, Brooklyn
  2:30 All Teams - Brooklyn Museum (auditorium), 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Map of Saturday and Sunday Stands



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23nd Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2008
Saturday and Sunday February 16th and 17th

Half Moon Sword Ale 2007

Team List and Schedule

Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Griggstown Lock Rapper Sword, Princeton, NJ
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
New Haven Morris and Sword, New Haven, CT
New Moon Sword, New York, NY
KAOS, Oberlin, OH
Orion Longsword, Boston, MA
Scrambled Six, Boston, MA
Still River Sword, Still River, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA

Get 2008 Sword Ale Poster HERE

Saturday, February 16th, 2008 --  (mostly) Manhattan

 
9:15 AM    All Teams - Staten Island Ferry Terminal,
Whitehall Terminal at 1 Whitehall Street at South St.
11:30 Donnell Library Center, 20 W 53rd Street, (5th/6th Ave) -- Charm City Rapper, Orion Sword
 1:00 Penn South Bldg 7A Community Room, 328 W. 28th St (8th/9th Avenue)  -- Half Moon Sword, Handsome Molly, KAOS
 1:30 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park -- Griggstown Lock, Scrambled Six, That Long Tall Sword
 1:30 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St -- New Haven Morris and Sword, New Moon Sword, Still River Sword
 3:00 Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary St., Brooklyn -- Half Moon Sword, Handsome Molly, KAOS
 3:00 Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St -- Griggstown Lock, Scrambled Six, That Long Tall Sword
 3:00 Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St -- Charm City Rapper, Orion Sword
 3:00 Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park -- New Haven Morris and Sword, New Moon Sword, Still River Sword
     
Sunday, February 17th, 2008 --  Brooklyn

Sunday February 17
12:30 First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn -- Handsome Molly, New Haven, Orion
12:30 Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn -- Charm City, KAOS, Still River, That Long Tall Sword
12:30 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton St., Brooklyn -- Half Moon, New Moon, Scrambled Six
  2:30 All Teams - Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Map of Saturday and Sunday Stands



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22nd Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2007
Saturday and Sunday February 17th and 18th

Team List and Schedule

Half Moon Sword Ale 2007

Candyrapper
Charm City
Cutting Edge
Greenwich Morris Men
Griggstown Lock
Half Moon
Iron Mountain
New Moon
Orion Sword
Still River
That Long Tall Sword
Vineyard Swordfish

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

 
9:30 AM    All Teams - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 8th Avenue & 42nd Street

Tour 1:  Candyrapper, Cutting Edge, Orion Sword

11:30 AM    Donnell Library Center, 20 W 53rd Street, (5th/6th Ave)
  3:00 PM      Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St

Tour 2:  Griggstown Lock, New Moon Sword, Still River Sword

 
1:00 PM    Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
  3:00 PM    Penn South Bldg 7A Community Room, 328 W. 28th St (8th/9th Avenue)

Tour 3:  Half Moon Sword, Iron Mountain Sword, Vineyard Swordfish

  1:30 PM    Union Settlement House, 237 E 104th Street
  3:00 PM    Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park

Tour 4: Charm City Rapper, Greenwich Men, That Long Tall Sword

 
1:30 PM    Dana Discovery Center, 110th St (5th Ave/Lenox Ave) in Central Park
  3:00 PM    Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St

       
Sunday, February 18th    Brooklyn

Tour A:  Cutting Edge, Greenwich Men, Half Moon Sword, Still River

12:15 PM    Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn

Tour B:  Candyrapper, New Moon Sword, That Long Tall Sword, Vineyard Swordfish

12:30 PM    First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn

Tour C: Charm City Rapper, Iron Mountain Sword, Orion Sword

12:30 PM    Park Slope United Methodist Church, 6th Avenue & 8th Street, Brooklyn
 
All Teams

2:30 PM     Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn


 Download the Ale 2007 poster.

Dances at the Brooklyn Museum
21th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2006
Sunday February 19th

Foolish Dance - Half Moon Sword




Westerhope - New Moon Sword

21th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2006
Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th, New York City


Team list:

Beside the Point, Boston, MA
Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Greenwich Morris Men, New York, NY
Griggstown Lock, Princeton, NJ
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
Mystic Garland, Mystic, CT
New Moon, New York, NY
Orion Sword, Boston, MA
Still River, Still River, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA
Vineyard Swordfish, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

  9:30 AM            All Teams - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 8th Avenue & 42nd Street

Tour 1:  Charm City Rapper, Handsome Molly, Still River Sword

11:30 AM             Donnell Library Center, 20 W 53rd Street, (5th/6th Ave)
  3:00 PM              Penn South Building 7A Community Room, 328 W. 28th St (8th/9th Avenue)

Tour 2:  Greenwich Morris Men, Griggstown Lock, Vineyard Swordfish

  1:00 PM              Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St
  3:00 PM             Staten Island Ferry Terminal, South Ferry

Tour 3:  Beside the Point, Half Moon Sword, That Long Tall Sword

11:30 AM             Staten Island Ferry Terminal, South Ferry
  3:00 PM              Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue @ 10th St

Tour 4:  Mystic Garland, New Moon Sword, Orion Sword

  1:30 PM             Union Settlement House, 237 E 104th Street
  3:00 PM             Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue @ 103rd St

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Tour A:  Charm City Rapper, Orion Sword, Vineyard Swordfish

12:15 PM             Old First Reformed Church, 126 7th Avenue, between Carroll and President Streets,  Brooklyn

Tour B:  That Long Tall Sword, New Moon Sword

12:15 PM             St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 111 Willoughby Street @ Duffield Street, Brooklyn

Tour C:  Beside the Point, Greenwich Morris Men, Handsome Molly

12:30 PM             First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Pierrepont & Monroe Streets, Brooklyn

Tour D:  Half Moon Sword, Mystic Garland, Still River Sword

12:30 PM             Park Slope United Methodist Church, 6th Avenue & 8th Street, Brooklyn

 All Teams

  2:30 PM             Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Past Events

20th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2005
Saturday February 19th and Sunday February 20th, New York City
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2005






PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL 9:30 AM
8th Ave & 42nd Street
DONNELL LIBRARY CENTER 11:30 AM
20 W. 53rd. Street, between 5th & 6th avenues
BLOOMINGDALE BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY 1:00 PM
150 W. 100th Street between Amsterdam & Columbus
JEFFERSON MARKET PUBLIC LIBRARY 1:00 PM
425 Ave. of the Americas (6th Avenue) @ 10th Street
UNION SETTLEMENT 1:30 PM
237 East 104th Street
PENN SOUTH BUILDING 2B COMMUNITY ROOM 3:00 PM
Community Room, 339 West 24th between 8th and 9th avenues
THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 3:00 PM
1220 5th Ave @ 103rd Street
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY 3:00 PM
280 Cadman Plaza West @ Tillary Street, Brooklyn
TOMPKINS SQUARE PUBLIC LIBRARY 3:00 PM
331 East 10th Street (Near Ave B)




SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2005






FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF BROOKLYN 12:30 PM
Pierrepont & Monroe Place, Brooklyn
OLD FIRST REFORMED CHURCH 12:30 PM
7th Ave. @Carroll Street, Park Slope
PARK SLOPE METHODIST 1:00 PM
6th Ave. & 8th Street, Park Slope
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART 2:30 PM
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn




Performances are approximately 45 minutes except for Port Authority and the Brooklyn Museum which are 90 minutes.
This is a tentative schedule. Times and locations may change.
All performances are free (Brooklyn Museum is free with Museum admission).

Team list:

Beside the Point, Boston, MA
Charm City Rapper, Baltimore, MD
Greenwich Morris Men, New York, NY
Handsome Molly, Princeton, NJ
Griggstown Lock, Griggstown, NJ
Half Moon Sword, New York, NY
New Haven Morris & Sword, New Haven, CT
New Moon, New York, NY
Orion Sword, Boston, MA
That Long Tall Sword, Northampton, MA
Toronto Women's Sword, Toronto, Ontario
Vineyard Sword Fish, Martha's Vineyard, MA


New England Folk Festival -- NEFFA
April 23-25, 2004, Natick, Massachusetts

See video clips of 2 rapper dances as well as photos of Half Moon dancing in the courtyard.

Half Moon Sword - NEFFA 2004 - New Rapper
Marlboro Morris Ale 2004
May 29 & 20, 2004, Marlboro, Vermont
Marlboro Ale - Papa Stour longsword dance

The Incredible Concertina 2
March 26, 2004, New York, New York

(from village greens and Shakespeare songs to Victorian salons and the modern concert hall)

Concertinists: Allan Atlas, Jody Kruskal, Tom Kruskal, Wim Wakker

with: Julia Grella, mezzo-soprano; Francesco Izzo, piano; Bill Ruyle, hammered dulcimer; Members of the Queens College (CUNY) Orchestra, Maurice Peress, Director; and the Half Moon Sword Dancers, with Michael Gorin, fiddle. More pictures here.

 

Jody Kruskal - concertinist

 

New England Folk Festival -- NEFFA
April 23-25, 2004, Natick, Massachusetts

The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. The 2004 Festival, which (pending application approval in the fall) will be held April 23-25 in Natick Massachusetts (near Boston), will be the 60th annual Festival. One of the things that makes the Festival special is that all performers donate their talents as volunteers.

Ale 2004 - Papa Stour longsword dance

 

19th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2004
Saturday February 14th and Sunday February 15th, New York City

The following teams are attending this year:

Charles River (Boston)
Charm City
(Baltimore)
Greenwich Morris Men
(New York City)
Griggstown Lock
(Princeton)
Half Moon Sword
(New York City)
New Haven
(New Haven)
Oberlin College
(Oberlin, Ohio)
Orion Sword
(Boston)
Still River Sword
(Boston)
Vineyard Swordfish
(Martha's Vineyard)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2004 - All locations in Manhattan except Brooklyn Public Library

9:30 AM PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL 8th Ave & 42nd Street
11:30 AM DONNELL LIBRARY CENTER 20 W. 53rd. Street between 5th & 6th
1:00 PM THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 1220 5th Ave @ 103rd. Street
1:00 PM PENN SOUTH COMMUNITY ROOM 330 W. 28th Street between 8th & 9th
2:30 PM CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN 212 W.83rd St. between Amsterdam & Broadway
3:00 PM DANA DISCOVERY CENTER Inside Central Park @ 110th Street & Lenox Ave.
3:00 PM BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY 280 Cadman Plaza West @ Tillary Street


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2004 -- All locations in Brooklyn

12:30 PM FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF BROOKLYN Pierrepont & Monroe Place
12:30 PM OLD FIRST REFORMED CHURCH 7th Ave. @Carroll Street, Park Slope
1:00 PM PARK SLOPE METHODIST 6th Ave. & 8th Street, Park Slope
2:30 PM PICNIC HOUSE Prospect Park, enter Prospect Park West @ 3rd. Street

18th Annual Half Moon New York Sword Ale -- 2003
Saturday February 15th and Sunday February 16th