Historic House Trust - New York City Historic House Trust of New York City a not-for-profi t organization was created in 1989 to preserve and promote the historic houses located in New York City parks. Working in partnership with the City of New York Parks & Recreation, the goal of the Trust is to provide new levels of attention, support and specialized care to benefi t these museums.
  
 
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October 24, 2014
Yoga in the Orangerie
7:00 am

Date: October 24, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

October 24, 2014
Dyckman in Miniature
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date: October 24, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

October 24, 2014
Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: October 24, 2014

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

October 25, 2014
Dyckman in Miniature
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date: October 25, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

October 25, 2014
Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Date: October 25, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

October 25, 2014
Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: October 25, 2014

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

October 26, 2014
Dyckman in Miniature
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date: October 26, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

October 26, 2014
Children's Fall Festival at Queens County Farmhouse Museum
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date: October 26, 2014

A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children's games & bounces and professional character look-a-likes will add to the excitement. Don't miss out on pig races, kids' pony rides, food, live country music, and the ConEdison Ecology booth. The Haunted House and Amazing Maize Maze will be open as well. This is a popular event, so if crowds aren't your thing we recommend arriving early.

Admission includes Bounces and games for kids, Pig Racing , Halloween characters (photos with characters welcome), Savannah Sky Country Band, ConEdison Ecology booth, and craft activity for kids. Additional fees apply for: animal feeding, pony ride, hayride, haunted house (12-4pm), and amazing maize maze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

October 26, 2014
Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Date: October 26, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

October 26, 2014
Peace Through Understanding: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Date: October 26, 2014

Filmmakers Terri Marlowe and Curtis Cates’ documentary, Peace Through Understanding: The 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, interweaves recollections of numerous World’s Fair participants with archival footage, photos, and period music for a behind-the-scenes and historical account of the event. It incorporates three main themes: it is a story of dreams realized and not; it conveys the feeling of a city built and torn down; and it illuminates the small world of peace through understanding which was envisioned but not achieved.

Rather than a stock “day-at-the-fair” movie, the story is told from numerous viewpoints by the men and women who were there and involved at many levels (pavilion owners, operators and employees. representatives of the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair Corporation, fairgoers, historians, collectors, and curators). They offer insights not only into the Fair, but into the times in which it occurred. The film incorporates their reminiscences and insights into the historical context of the event, and the site itself, as it evolved from an ash dump to the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair, to the temporary headquarters of the United Nations, to the 1964/65 World’s Fair and then, in 1967, to its current state as a New York City park.

Film by BBQ Productions, 90-minutes.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

October 26, 2014
Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: October 26, 2014

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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

October 28, 2014
Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Date: October 28, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

October 30, 2014
Cemetery Walk and Ghost Stories in the Double Parlors
6:00 pm

Date: October 30, 2014

Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery at 6:00 p.m. followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories by the City Island Theater Group at 7:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is required by email at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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