Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum


Date: March 30, 2017

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival


Date: April 1, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available

Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)



Garden Volunteer Day


Date: April 2, 2017

Once a month, our gardener Karen Waltuch leads community volunteer days under the supervision of the NYC Parks. Come get your hands dirty and enjoy a day working in the beautiful historic gardens on the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park. Together we can keep our beautiful park in tip-top shape while enjoying a day of exercise and community!

Gardening tools, gloves, and supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)



Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival


Date: April 2, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available

Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)



Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum


Date: April 6, 2017

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival


Date: April 8, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)



Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival


Date: April 9, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)



A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho


Date: April 9, 2017

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Illustrated Lecture - At the Tredwells' Table: Culinary Customs of Mid-19th Century New York


Date: April 11, 2017

Join professional chef and culinary historian Carl Raymond for a unique talk on the culinary customs of mid-19th century New York, including favorite foods, cooking methods, dining etiquette, and service for an elegant dinner party, and entertaining. You’ll learn about nearby Tompkins’ Market, where the Tredwells’ bought their favorite foods (including take out); how the American kitchen and cooking techniques have evolved over time; and the family’s elaborate entertainments in the double parlor, including the famous New Year’s Day “calling.” Mr. Raymond will also discuss the influential cookbook writers and cookbooks of the mid-19th century and the lives of the Irish servants who lived in the Tredwells’ home and cooked and served their meals.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum


Date: April 13, 2017

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse


Date: April 15, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)



Light Spectrum Opening Reception


Date: April 15, 2017

Light Spectrum draws the viewer’s attention to the science of light and color. The sculpture is composed of re-purposed lampshade frames through which natural light is filtered. Covered with a colorful new skin of crocheted plastic, the frames reference their former purpose in shading electric light, now transformed as a means of displaying the rainbow colors of the spectrum.

Please RSVP here for the opening reception. The sculpture will be on view through August 6, 2017.

The Light Spectrum and associated programs are made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships program, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Community Trust. This sculpture is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

About the Artist
Antonia A. Perez, born and raised in New York City, is a mixed-media artist who collects discarded household detritus and repurposes it into sculpture, works on paper, and installations. Her work focuses on the transformation of materials, especially plastic bags, which she crochets into a range of forms representing domestic objects or abstract structures. In addition to making and exhibiting objects, she participates in socially-engaged activities centered on crocheting and the environment. She has presented workshops and public interactions, and has exhibited at Jameco Exchange at No Longer Empty in Jamaica, Museum of Art and Design, and Lettuce, Artichokes, Red Beets, Mango, Broccoli, Honey and Nutmeg: The Essex Street Market as Collaborator in Cuchifritos Gallery. She is a 2016 recipient of the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Fellowship and the 2011 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, El Museo del Barrio, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and the Queens Museum. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Queens College, CUNY.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House



Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York


Date: April 15, 2017

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum


Date: April 20, 2017

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



'April is the Cruellest Month' Candlelight Ghost Tour


Date: April 21, 2017

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. “#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2015)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Cartre Beard Mall


Date: April 22, 2017

Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing on Earth Day! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting activities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Daniel Carter Beard Mall



Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum


Date: April 27, 2017

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Spring History Festival: Flushing's Green Past, Present, and Future


Date: May 6, 2017

Beautify Historic Flushing presents Flushing's First Annual Spring History Festival, featuring local and citywide performers and vendors. Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing's unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)



It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall


Date: May 20, 2017

Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Daniel Carter Beard Mall



Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse


Date: May 20, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)



Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse


Date: June 17, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)



Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse


Date: July 15, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)



Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse


Date: August 19, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)



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