Charity Work

Saber Guild’s Commitment to Charity and bringing joy to others.

While Saber Guild is about having fun and swinging lightsabers our real-world missions is to bring good to our communities through volunteer charity work. Over the years Empire Saber Guild has helped many charities including:

Autism Speaks
Downtown Community TV Center
St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital
Boy Scouts of America
East Meadow Public Library

Saber Guild knows that charities come in all shapes, sizes, and causes so we will do its best to be there to help out when we can. If you have an event you would like to have Empire Saber Guild at  please use our Event Request Form to get in contact with us.

The Empire’s Support for St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital

While we will help out any charity that needs us, our official temple charity is St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. Each year Empire Saber Guild travels to St. Mary’s to put on a Star Wars Lightsaber show for the children currently staying at the hospital. Along with our annual visits Empire will hold lightsaber raffles, host an Star Wars green screen photo shoot, and do private events to help raise much needed funds for the St. Mary’s.

 

About St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is committed to improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs.

St. Mary’s Healthcare System is one of only a handful of organizations around the country that is dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

Following hospitalizations in acute care facilities for complications from premature birth, illness, and injury, or when special services are needed, children and their families come to St. Mary’s to receive care, learn to manage their illness or injury, and achieve a better quality of life. As the largest provider of long-term care for children with complex medical conditions in New York State and one of the nation’s leading providers of pediatric post-acute care, St. Mary’s provides a continuum of care, treating children throughout the metropolitan area through a network of inpatient, home care and community programs and services, setting a standard of excellence in pediatric healthcare.

St. Mary’s is a not-for-profit healthcare organization.

For more informations on St. Mary’s please visit their website HERE

 

Upcoming Events

Westchester - Lightsaber Class

Westchester - Lightsaber Class

Dec 22, 7:45pm - Dec 22, 9:00pm

Breaking Ground Dance Center
101 Castleton St
Pleasantville, NY  10570 Map

Join us at Saber Guild: Empire Temple's Naboo Outpost located in Westchester County, NY for our FINAL CLASS OF 2017!

Each class will begin with some simple warm-ups, followed by technique refinement and then open choreography with time to share your fights with the rest of the group.

While attendance is free, we ask that all participants make a donation of $5 to help pay for the rehearsal space.

More Questions? Contact US:
Web - EmpireSaberGuild.com
Facebook - Facebook.com/EmpireSaberGuild
Twitter / Instagram - @NYSaberGuild

FAQ:
How old do I have to be to attend class?
Becasue this is a combat based class attendees must be 18 years or older to attend on their own. Anyone between the ages of 13-17 may participate in class but MUST have a parent or guardian present throughout the time of rehearsal. Children under he age of 13 may attend as spectators but must remain outside of the practice space with their parent or guardian at all times.

I Have Never Done This Before–Is That OK?
It does not matter if you are new to lightsabers or have been rehearsing for years. Come to a class, have a great time and work up a sweat.

What Do I Need to Bring?
You need to bring the most important thing–YOU! It’s also a good idea to bring workout clothes (sweatpants and a T-shirt are just perfect) and comfortable shoes. You don’t need a lightsaber to start off–there are always extra to go around. However, if you plan on coming frequently we can help you find one that is just right for you. IMPORTANT: No toy lightsabers - combat sabers only. These things are cool and look great but they will break once you get going.

ABOUT SABER GUILD: EMPIRE TEMPLE

Saber Guild: Empire Temple is the New York City temple of Saber Guild: a Lucasfilm Ltd. recognized international Star Wars lightsaber performance and costuming organization. We are a not-for-profit fan group who performs at fan conventions, charity events, sporting events and official Star Wars events focusing specifically in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, Yonkers, and Westchester - and larger events around the world such as Star Wars Celebration.

We are choreographers, dancers, actors, artists, costumers, filmmakers and photographers who volunteer our time to share our love of Star Wars with the community. Our focus is on lightsaber performance for stage and film.

We always welcome new members to train in the ways of the Force. We hold weekly rehearsals and master sessions with guest instructors in stage combat, performance, martial arts and acting.
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Posted by Saber Guild: Empire Temple on Monday, August 10, 2015

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