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HHT’s partner sites offer countless public programs throughout the year, many of which are low-cost or free. Below you can find a continuously updated list of upcoming virtual and in-person events.

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 2, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 2, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 2, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 2, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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BCCO Presents Music from the Movies!

October 2, 2022

The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra presents Music from the Movies with special guest, soprano Christine Cornell.

This concert will include music from Encanto, West Side Story, The Magnificent 7, Die Hard, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, and more!

Presented free, outdoors, and open to the community. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the show.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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BKBF Bookend Event: An exquisite corpse poem about recollection by Queens poets

October 3, 2022

Join us for a virtual poetry reading!

We are a group of 10 Queens poets who will come together to create and perform an exquisite corpse poem on the theme of recollection, as well as to discuss our experiences of Queens lit and community. In partnership with Lewis Latimer House Museum in Flushing, NYC.

Poets: Nadia Q. Ahmad, Moncho Alvarado, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Sherese Francis, Abeer Y. Hoque, Dena Igusti, Hiromi Kiba, Allia Abdullah-Matta, Tori Ashley Matos, Robert Ostrom

Event zoom link

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Events

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Lalo-palooza in the Park

October 6, 2022

During this music series, families can enjoy performances from award-winning children's performer Suzi Shelton, coloring and craft activities with Lalo, and giant bubbles by Park Slope Parents.

Presented for free, outdoors in the Park on Thursday mornings from September 9 – October 27.

Please RSVP

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 7, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 7, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Kings County Fiber Festival

October 8, 2022

Join us for the 11th annual Kings County Fiber Festival outdoors in the Park on Saturday, October 8. KCFF is a celebration of everything handmade in fiber arts. If you knit, crochet, weave, dye, spin, felt, or stitch this Festival is for you!

Our vendors offer a wide range of yarns and notions to inspire your next project as well as stunning finished goods ideal for gifting. Shopping at KCFF is a great way to support independent artists and their small businesses.

During the Festival we will also be collecting warm winter hats to donate to local shelters that serve our unhoused neighbors in NYC. We are happy to accept homemade or store-bought hats; please bring your donation(s) to the hat drive tent in individual zip lock bags.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 8, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 8, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Wyckoff Farm Stand

October 8, 2022

Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm. We now accept EBT/SNAP on qualified purchases.

After you visit the Farm Stand, swing by the Compost Station to drop off your food scraps (plant-based only, no meat or bones) and we hope you can spend some socially-distanced time while you’re here exploring the garden to see what’s new.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 8, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

October 8, 2022

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 8, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

‘Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?’

October 8, 2022

This free two-hour parent-child workshop will combine words and pictures by parents and children to create a unique keepsake book.

Art materials and blank books will be provided. We’ll brainstorm themes and explore drawing and writing. Everyone is encouraged to bring photocopies of images they find personally important such as photos of family, objects, and places. A pair of scissors will also be welcome. (Note: Public libraries can copy pictures for free.) Parents and Children will see some examples of artists' books, explore writing and drawing ideas and create together. Their creations will be photographed and Lewis Latimer House Museum will host an exhibition in November about this project.

Register on Eventbrite

About the Artist:

Aileen Bassis is a Queens artist, poet and educator. She’s exhibited widely across the US with artists' books in many public collections. Her poems are published in anthologies and many journals. She received grants and residencies in art, photography and poetry. This program is 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.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 9, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 9, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 9, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 9, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

the american vicarious presents “Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley”

October 10, 2022

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

The objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, our objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 55 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

Cast and Creative include:

Adapted & Directed by Christopher McElroen

Produced by Erica Laird

Featuring: Teagle F. Bougere (Baldwin), Eric T. Miller (Buckley)

with Spencer Hamp (Haycock), Charlie O’Rourke (Burford)

Costume design by Elivia Bovenzi Blitz

Video design by Adam J. Thompson

Presented on October 10, 17, and 24 at the Old Stone House.

Purchase tickets

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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ReVer(b)sions Lab

October 12, 2022

Join Sherese Francis and Lewis Latimer House Museum to research Black thinkers, writers, and artists, and respond through poetry or performance.

Participants may choose to join any one or more of the virtual sessions.

As part of Sherese Francis’ poetic project, KwaNTum, ReVer(b)sions Lab is an invitation for participants to be part of her(e) research process over the course of seven lab sessions and an open performance/collection. KwaNTum is a poetic project exploring concepts of knowledge and knowledge-making through Afro-diasporic-centered research, looking at various Black and Afro-diasporic thinkers, writers, poets, and artists as well as themes from STEM. Sherese will present research-findings and works in process and invite participants to create their own response pieces. Each lab session will include a bibliography of associated texts and other material. The project will result in a multidisciplinary collection of poems, text art pieces and performances, and was made possible partially through funds from NYSCA Literary grant.

Register on Eventbrite

7/13 – Filaments: Dark Universal Connectivity

What is knowing? What is seeing? Reflecting on Lewis Latimer’s invention of the carbon filament, the word filament comes from the root “Gwhi,” which means a thread or to string together. We will begin this lab series looking at the practice of making connections to conceptualize and reflect on what KwaNTum can be as a creative ground to develop ideas.

8/10 – Synthesizing Echoes

What does it mean to hear? How does sound and voice become more than noise but technologies for meaning and communication? Looking at excerpts from selected texts about and listening to various Black-originating music styles like Jazz, Hip-Hop, Dub, Blues, etc., we will explore them as technologies of knowledge-sharing and as forms of science. Through this session, we will generate poetic texts that act as scores to innovate new languages.

9/14 – Recipes for Knowledge: External Exchangeware

Respiration. Reinspiration. The Mouth. The Myth. The Nose. The Knows. What flows in and out of our bodies helps to shape who we are. We will look at how exchange and communication manifest in various forms of sense. Referring to scholar, Sylvia Wynter’s, concept of humans as both “bio and mythoi,” or “homo narrans,” we will explore themes of the body as a receiver and interpreter of signals, in constant conversation with “alien” intelligences, and how this relates to practices like call and response in Black cultures.

10/12 – Architexture: Touch and Text

What if we rethink of common sense as “community sense?” How does relationship and sense of relationship affect how we know? How do embodied networks of the self operate? What does skin reveal about knowledge? Inspired by Octavia Butler’s practice of “primitive hypertext,” we will explore how relationships of touch create knowledge systems and structures.

11/9 – Polysensic Semantics

Language can be considered a form of synesthesia. How does language become a multidimensional container for the interweaving of all senses? What is the meaning of knowledge when it is applied and experienced within a body? We will use somatic work to explore the shapeshifting of language to show how meaning changes in each person’s body.

12/14 – KwaNTum Presence Performance: Interactive Performance

In this final performance, I invite participants to be a part of a communal, interactive, semi-improvised performance where our texts are weaved into one another into a larger, collaborative text. Through the performance, we will explore the main questions of What Is eNTering? What Is iNTer-ing? What Is KNowing?

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Events

Learn More »

Lalo-palooza in the Park

October 13, 2022

During this music series, families can enjoy performances from award-winning children's performer Suzi Shelton, coloring and craft activities with Lalo, and giant bubbles by Park Slope Parents.

Presented for free, outdoors in the Park on Thursday mornings from September 9 – October 27.

Please RSVP

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 14, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 14, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 15, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Brooklyn Pop-Up Fall Bazaar

October 15, 2022

Visit us for the Fall Bazaar organized by Brooklyn Pop-Up, featuring local vendors and artisans with a wide variety of unique products for the whole family. Come by to find great gifts and something special for yourself! This artisan bazaar will be located around the park on 3rd Street, 4th Street, 5th Avenue, and in front of the OSH.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground),4th Street and 5th Avenue (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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Farmhouse Family Day: City of Forest Day

October 15, 2022

Learn more about our urban forest space during the City of Forest Day!

A healthy urban forest is essential for a healthy city—providing critical habitat for wildlife, cleaning our air and water, cooling our neighborhoods, and improving our health and wellbeing. Learn more about the trees that live on the Wyckoff Farm and surrounding park space. Farmhouse Family Day is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the City of Forest Day activity beginning at 1:00 p.m.

RSVP on Eventbrite

What to expect on your visit:

  • Farmhouse Family Day is free and open to all ages, ideal for children ages 4-10.
  • The City of Forest Day activity will begin at 1:00 p.m.
  • Farm activities (i.e. harvesting, weeding) begin at noon. Make sure to wear close-toed shoes and prepare to get dirty.

Other things to do while you are here:

  • Visit our Farmstand for farm-fresh fruits and veggies from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (final farmstand on 10/29).
  • Drop off food scraps for compost.
  • We recommend using the restroom before your arrival. There is one port-o-san on the property.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

Learn More »

Wyckoff Farm Stand

October 15, 2022

Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm. We now accept EBT/SNAP on qualified purchases.

After you visit the Farm Stand, swing by the Compost Station to drop off your food scraps (plant-based only, no meat or bones) and we hope you can spend some socially-distanced time while you’re here exploring the garden to see what’s new.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 15, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 15, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 15, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

‘Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?’

October 15, 2022

This free two-hour parent-child workshop will combine words and pictures by parents and children to create a unique keepsake book.

Art materials and blank books will be provided. We’ll brainstorm themes and explore drawing and writing. Everyone is encouraged to bring photocopies of images they find personally important such as photos of family, objects, and places. A pair of scissors will also be welcome. (Note: Public libraries can copy pictures for free.) Parents and Children will see some examples of artists' books, explore writing and drawing ideas and create together. Their creations will be photographed and Lewis Latimer House Museum will host an exhibition in November about this project.

Register on Eventbrite

About the Artist:

Aileen Bassis is a Queens artist, poet and educator. She’s exhibited widely across the US with artists' books in many public collections. Her poems are published in anthologies and many journals. She received grants and residencies in art, photography and poetry. This program is 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.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 16, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 16, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 16, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 16, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

the american vicarious presents “Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley”

October 17, 2022

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

The objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, our objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 55 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

Cast and Creative include:

Adapted & Directed by Christopher McElroen

Produced by Erica Laird

Featuring: Teagle F. Bougere (Baldwin), Eric T. Miller (Buckley)

with Spencer Hamp (Haycock), Charlie O’Rourke (Burford)

Costume design by Elivia Bovenzi Blitz

Video design by Adam J. Thompson

Presented on October 10, 17, and 24 at the Old Stone House.

Purchase tickets

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Lalo-palooza in the Park

October 20, 2022

During this music series, families can enjoy performances from award-winning children's performer Suzi Shelton, coloring and craft activities with Lalo, and giant bubbles by Park Slope Parents.

Presented for free, outdoors in the Park on Thursday mornings from September 9 – October 27.

Please RSVP

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 21, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 21, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 22, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wyckoff Farm Stand

October 22, 2022

Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm. We now accept EBT/SNAP on qualified purchases.

After you visit the Farm Stand, swing by the Compost Station to drop off your food scraps (plant-based only, no meat or bones) and we hope you can spend some socially-distanced time while you’re here exploring the garden to see what’s new.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 22, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 22, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Open House New York: The Historic Houses of Conference House Park

October 22, 2022

Staten Island, New York as well as the Nation's history and architecture is alive and present within the 'built' environment of Conference House Park. This weekend, in addition to the park's namesake, the circa 1680 Conference House, two of the park's other houses' interiors will be open to visitors. This includes the National and City landmark designated Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear two-story portico, and the William Rutan House (aka the Rutan-Beckett), with its intact 1950s era kitchen. The maritime past of Staten Island's South Shore is highlighted by these wonderful structures.

For a full list of other events happening over the weekend, please visit the Conference House Park event page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Dorothy Day Mosaics: Iconography of An Activist

October 22, 2022

Artist Kristi Pfister combines symbolic imagery associated with Dorothy Day, and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics are composed of patterned shapes and quiet undulating areas of tile. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions, with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self. Dorothy Day is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow along the water’s edge.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment, through the end of the year.

There will be an exhibition opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.(in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 22, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 23, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 23, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 23, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Open House New York: The Historic Houses of Conference House Park

October 23, 2022

Staten Island, New York as well as the Nation's history and architecture is alive and present within the 'built' environment of Conference House Park. This weekend, in addition to the park's namesake, the circa 1680 Conference House, two of the park's other houses' interiors will be open to visitors. This includes the National and City landmark designated Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear two-story portico, and the William Rutan House (aka the Rutan-Beckett), with its intact 1950s era kitchen. The maritime past of Staten Island's South Shore is highlighted by these wonderful structures.

For a full list of other events happening over the weekend, please visit the Conference House Park event page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Dorothy Day Mosaics: Iconography of An Activist

October 23, 2022

Artist Kristi Pfister combines symbolic imagery associated with Dorothy Day, and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics are composed of patterned shapes and quiet undulating areas of tile. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions, with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self. Dorothy Day is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow along the water’s edge.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment, through the end of the year.

There will be an exhibition opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.(in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 23, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 23, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

October 24, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 24, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

the american vicarious presents “Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley”

October 24, 2022

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

The objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, our objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 55 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

Cast and Creative include:

Adapted & Directed by Christopher McElroen

Produced by Erica Laird

Featuring: Teagle F. Bougere (Baldwin), Eric T. Miller (Buckley)

with Spencer Hamp (Haycock), Charlie O’Rourke (Burford)

Costume design by Elivia Bovenzi Blitz

Video design by Adam J. Thompson

Presented on October 10, 17, and 24 at the Old Stone House.

Purchase tickets

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

October 25, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 25, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

October 26, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 26, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Lalo-palooza in the Park

October 27, 2022

During this music series, families can enjoy performances from award-winning children's performer Suzi Shelton, coloring and craft activities with Lalo, and giant bubbles by Park Slope Parents.

Presented for free, outdoors in the Park on Thursday mornings from September 9 – October 27.

Please RSVP

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

October 27, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 27, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 28, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

October 28, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 28, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 28, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 29, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 29, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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Wyckoff Farm Stand

October 29, 2022

Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm. We now accept EBT/SNAP on qualified purchases.

After you visit the Farm Stand, swing by the Compost Station to drop off your food scraps (plant-based only, no meat or bones) and we hope you can spend some socially-distanced time while you’re here exploring the garden to see what’s new.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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Conference House Tours

October 29, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 29, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 29, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

October 30, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 30, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

October 30, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 30, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

October 30, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

October 31, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

October 31, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

November 1, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

November 1, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

November 2, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

November 2, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

November 3, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

November 3, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

November 4, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Look At Me – Staten Island Wildlife Art Exhibition

November 4, 2022

A new multi-medium exhibition by Staten Island-based artist Donna Napoli-Steele is inspired by the increasing diversity of wildlife, both aquatic and terrestrial, being seen around the island.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

November 4, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

November 4, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

November 5, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

November 5, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

November 5, 2022

The historic Conference House is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

  • The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs
  • George Way Collection Paintings
  • Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection

Book Your Tour on Eventbrite

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Kristi Pfister – Dorothy Day: An Interpretation of Day’s Life and Work through the Mosaic Medium

November 5, 2022

A new mosaic exhibit by multimedia artist Kristi Pfister premiers at the historic Rutan-Becket House gallery as part of the 2022 Open House New York weekend at Conference House Park.

Dorothy Day: Iconic Activist is an exhibit of mosaics about Dorothy Day. She is a global icon for social justice, and a local icon of Staten Island where she lived in a beach bungalow on the water’s edge. In Pfister’s creations, she combines imagery associated with Day and fuses them with motifs that are part of the inherited vocabulary of mosaic design. The mosaics interlace patterned symbols with quiet undulating space. They explore Day’s duality of what is “seen” – her lifetime of radical actions with what is “unseen” – her spiritual self.

The exhibit will be on display, by appointment only (contact kristipfister1@gmail.com) through January 2023.There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (in conjunction with an exhibition at nearby H.H. Biddle House).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutan-Becket House (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

November 5, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

November 6, 2022

Give some TLC to the Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.

Grab a bucket and do a cleanup along a portion of the Park's 3-mile shoreline. Help make a dent in the increasing amounts of 'mirco plastics' that enter our collective waterways!

A grabber and buckets are available at the park's visitor center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

November 6, 2022

For more information on the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, our COVID-19 policy and to purchase tickets, visit our website.

Wake Up, Daisy! tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed. But through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 879-0794

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

Learn More »


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