Waldorf 100 Celebrations

A Letter from Alexandra Spadea, Upper School Eurythmy Faculty

Last September 2019 we celebrated 100 years of Waldorf education – a festive day that was joyfully marked all over the world with various events and performances.

Here in the city at the first Waldorf School in North America, we organized a beautiful evening event at Ethical Culture with performances and talks from Waldorf Alumni, and a street fair the next day for all of our students.

The street fair also served as our Michaelmas celebration, and was complete with games, music, art, exhibitors from other Waldorf schools and initiatives, and unlimited snacks and food for all. After lunch we had a talk on the importance of Climate action by current Seniors Leah New and Julia Byrne, and alumna Danielle Sang ’14, followed by a silent Eurythmy moment and a climate march around the block.

In true Steiner Michaelmas spirit, everyone was wearing red that day. Students, colleagues, and parents alike loved the street fair, and we look forward to doing it again – hopefully, next Fall.

The joy and strength of coming together as community was palpable in both events and gave us the right spirit and courage we needed for the year…..and we can still feel it!