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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.

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 12, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

August 13, 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

August 13, 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

August 13, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

August 13, 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

August 13, 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

August 13, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 13, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

August 14, 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

August 14, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

August 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 »

Conference House Tours

August 14, 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

August 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 15, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 16, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Dance Around the Playground

August 17, 2022

Enjoy morning dance lessons, especially parent and child dance lessons.

Please send a text to (347) 989-2578 for more information

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: Lenape Playground (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 17, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 18, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Summer Evenings in the Garden

August 18, 2022

The Merchant's House Museum — New York City's only 19th-century family home preserved intact, complete with the original furnishings and family possessions — is open LATE on Thursday evenings all summer long. Enjoy a glass of wine in our lush 19th-century garden.

Guided tours and live music on select nights. No reservations required.

Schedule

June 2, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Jazz Flutist Cheryl Pyle
June 9, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
June 16, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Classical Vocalist Mina Cuesta
June 23, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
June 30, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour

July 7, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Jazz Flutist Cheryl Pyle
July 14, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
July 21, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Classical Vocalist Mina Cuesta
July 28, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour

August 4, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Jazz Flutist Cheryl Pyle
August 11, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
August 18, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Classical Vocalist Mina Cuesta
August 25, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant’s House Museum

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Back Porch History

August 18, 2022

Nick Dembowski, Director of the Van Cortlandt House Museum, joins us for Back Porch History to discuss “The History of a NYC Street Corner.” Hear about the saga of the “Wading Place” at 230th Street and Broadway, where people once crossed from the mainland to Manhattan at low tide. This is one of the most significant yet under-recognized street corners in NYC history.

No registration is required for this event. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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Exploring Hidden African American History

August 18, 2022

The Bird Homestead and Meeting House Conservancy and Lewis Latimer House Museum co-present: “Exploring Hidden African American History”

A series of three virtual presentations on three 19th-century Free Black communities in the New York region, these presentations accompany the excavation of archaeological sites located on the grounds of the Meeting House from July 25 to August 3. These sites of former buildings in Rye, New York were once owned by William Voris, an African American entrepreneur in the 19th century.

For the series' second event, Eugene Boesch, PhD, will speak on the 19th century African American community known as ‘The Hills’. The Hills is a significant Westchester County historic resource. Archaeology undertaken there in 1989 at the site of the former Gall house recovered historic ceramics, bottle glass, personal objects, food remains, and other domestic and sacred items. Analyses of the artifacts and other data demonstrated that the Gall household engaged in an economically vibrant, middle class, non-agricultural lifestyle for much of the 19th century which at the time of excavations were not generally thought to characterize ‘The Hills.’ The archaeological study was the first to systematically investigate the area.

RSVP on Eventbrite

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

August 19, 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

August 19, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 19, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Dyckman Spa-Tacular

August 19, 2022

Relax, unwind, and create with us! At the Dyckman Spa-Tacular, we will provide attendees with the materials and recipes to create, customize, and take home three bath and beauty products.

Sip on spa water made with fresh Dyckman Farmhouse Museum garden ingredients while customizing a sugar scrub from our scrub bar, a refreshing facial spray, and relaxing body oil. Enjoy a Friday evening of socializing, hands-on creating, and tranquility. Attendees will take home all three bath and body products made at the Spa-Tacular.

All proceeds from the event will benefit research, programming, and professional development at DFM.

Buy tickets

Advanced registration is required for this event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

August 20, 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

August 20, 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 »

Farmhouse Family Day: Chicken Eggstravanganza

August 20, 2022

Meet our new chickens this August Farmhouse Family Day!

Summer is in full swing on the Wyckoff Farm and we will be introducing the new chickens. Farmhouse Family Days are always free to the public and open to visitors of all ages, especially children. Family Day is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sign up 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 chicken activities 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:

Stop by our farm stand (from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) featuring Wyckoff Farm fresh veggies and herbs as well as neighborhood vendors.
Drop off food scraps for compost.

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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Wyckoff Farm Stand

August 20, 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

August 20, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

August 20, 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

August 20, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 20, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Rain Barrel Giveaway

August 21, 2022

Sign up to receive a free rain barrel with an installation kit and instructions from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection & the Office of Councilmember Shahana Hanif. Rain barrels can connect directly to your property’s gutter or downspout to capture and store the rainwater that falls on your rooftop.

Complete the Google Form linked here to be added to the list.

You must be present at the 4th Street Plaza (between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue) on August 21 between 9:00 a.m. – Noon to accept your requested rain barrel.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

August 21, 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

August 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

August 21, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

August 21, 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)

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Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

August 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)

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‘Temple of Acacia’ Exhibition Opening

August 21, 2022

Join us for the opening reception of Temple of Acacia, a solo exhibition by Dario Mohr. Visit us on August 21 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to meet the artist, curator Katherine Gressel, and participate in a special performance by Dario.

Temple of Acacia is dedicated to the spiritual practices of West Africa that have been and continue to be suppressed in the U.S. cultural zeitgeist. The Acacia tree is native to many regions of Africa, and became the primary icon representing the diverse tribal nations from which people of the African diaspora in the Americas are descended.

In this site-specific, multimedia installation at Old Stone House, Dario Mohr attempts to understand and relate his own evolving spiritual beliefs to those of his indigenous ancestors, while drawing visually from the Anglican colonial religious practices of his upbringing which he later abandoned. The exhibition holds the religious rituals of Mohr’s ancestors and other descendants of this region in high esteem, transforming the gallery into a sacred space of veneration and remembrance of the spirituality that many Black people in the U.S.’s ancestors once practiced, and that continues to be practiced today.

Temple of Acacia will be on view during museum open hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 22, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 23, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Dance Around the Playground

August 24, 2022

Enjoy morning dance lessons, especially parent and child dance lessons.

Please send a text to (347) 989-2578 for more information

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: Lenape Playground (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 24, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

4th Ave Yarn Bomb

August 24, 2022

The 4th Ave Yarn Bomb is a fun, socially-distanced activity to celebrate art and community on 4th Ave in Park Slope and Gowanus. Join in the fun with this weekly (weather permitting) Meet Up in the North Garden at the Old Stone House (picnic garden on 3rd Street). You can also participate from home and bring your work in later.

This is a community collaboration is organized by The Old Stone House, Arts Gowanus, Why Not Art, and Forth on Fourth Avenue (FOFA). The yarn bomb is free and open to all! We would love to include a wide range of people in the project!

Timeline:

  • August 10 – Zoom Kick-Off Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 24 – In-person Crafting Sessions 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (Old Stone House, North garden) and every Wednesday weather permitting until Sept 28
  • Weekend of October 1st/2nd – Yarn Bomb installation

The goal is to have it in place for the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 8, the Arts Gowanus Open Studios weekend (Oct 15-16), and during the NYC Marathon.

Contact the organizers with any questions: Grace Freedman – grace@5freedmans.com, Beverly Crilly – bevcrilly@me.com, & SJ Avery – averysj@gmail.com.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Working Through the Waves Concert

August 24, 2022

Concrete Timbre presents Working through the Waves, a program of new music and poetry composed for violin, piano, and saxophone. The past couple of years have not been easy for anybody. We kept working through the waves of covid, waves of sadness, waves of hope, and even waves of heat!

Working through the Waves is our first live concert since well, since all of those waves hit us hard. We invite you to join us for an exciting program, full of magnificent jazz and contemporary classical music. We’re excited to share it with you and hope to see you there!

Working through the Waves starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday (8/24/22) and Thursday (8/25/22) at Old Stone House. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Go to ConcreteTimbre.com for more information.

Concrete Timbre is dedicated to performing and promoting new compositions by a diverse group of composers.

Working through the Waves features new compositions by Whitney George, Stephanie Greig, Jinhee Han, Alice Jones, Jay Kauffman, Sandy Noble, Milica Paranosic, Stephanie Singer, Ann Warren, Kyoko Oyobe, Tom Blatt, and Manuela Lechler; with poetry by Sylvaine Hinglais and Benjamin Franklin.

Performers include: Adam von Housen – Violin, Kyoko Oyobe – Piano, and the Cobalt Saxophone Quartet (Raymond Kelly – Soprano Sax, Anthony Izzo – Alto Sax, Ryan Mantell – Tenor Sax, Josh Lang – Baritone Sax), with Fedly Daniel – Narrator.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 25, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Summer Evenings in the Garden

August 25, 2022

The Merchant's House Museum — New York City's only 19th-century family home preserved intact, complete with the original furnishings and family possessions — is open LATE on Thursday evenings all summer long. Enjoy a glass of wine in our lush 19th-century garden.

Guided tours and live music on select nights. No reservations required.

Schedule

June 2, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Jazz Flutist Cheryl Pyle
June 9, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
June 16, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Classical Vocalist Mina Cuesta
June 23, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
June 30, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour

July 7, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Jazz Flutist Cheryl Pyle
July 14, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
July 21, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Classical Vocalist Mina Cuesta
July 28, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour

August 4, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Jazz Flutist Cheryl Pyle
August 11, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour
August 18, 6 p.m. — Live Music by Classical Vocalist Mina Cuesta
August 25, 6 p.m. — Guided House Tour

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant’s House Museum

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Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

August 26, 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

August 26, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 26, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

August 27, 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

August 27, 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

August 27, 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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Ballroom by the Bay

August 27, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

August 27, 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

August 27, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 27, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

August 28, 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

August 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

August 28, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

August 28, 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

August 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 29, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 30, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Dance Around the Playground

August 31, 2022

Enjoy morning dance lessons, especially parent and child dance lessons.

Please send a text to (347) 989-2578 for more information

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: Lenape Playground (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

August 31, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

4th Ave Yarn Bomb

August 31, 2022

The 4th Ave Yarn Bomb is a fun, socially-distanced activity to celebrate art and community on 4th Ave in Park Slope and Gowanus. Join in the fun with this weekly (weather permitting) Meet Up in the North Garden at the Old Stone House (picnic garden on 3rd Street). You can also participate from home and bring your work in later.

This is a community collaboration is organized by The Old Stone House, Arts Gowanus, Why Not Art, and Forth on Fourth Avenue (FOFA). The yarn bomb is free and open to all! We would love to include a wide range of people in the project!

Timeline:

  • August 10 – Zoom Kick-Off Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 24 – In-person Crafting Sessions 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (Old Stone House, North garden) and every Wednesday weather permitting until Sept 28
  • Weekend of October 1st/2nd – Yarn Bomb installation

The goal is to have it in place for the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 8, the Arts Gowanus Open Studios weekend (Oct 15-16), and during the NYC Marathon.

Contact the organizers with any questions: Grace Freedman – grace@5freedmans.com, Beverly Crilly – bevcrilly@me.com, & SJ Avery – averysj@gmail.com.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 1, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

September 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 2, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

September 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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Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

September 3, 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

September 3, 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

September 3, 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

September 3, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

September 3, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 3, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

September 3, 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

September 4, 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

September 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

September 4, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

September 4, 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

September 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 »

SI Philharmonic Performance

September 4, 2022

Enjoy a musical performance by the Staten Island Philharmonic at the Great Lawn!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 5, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 6, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 7, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

4th Ave Yarn Bomb

September 7, 2022

The 4th Ave Yarn Bomb is a fun, socially-distanced activity to celebrate art and community on 4th Ave in Park Slope and Gowanus. Join in the fun with this weekly (weather permitting) Meet Up in the North Garden at the Old Stone House (picnic garden on 3rd Street). You can also participate from home and bring your work in later.

This is a community collaboration is organized by The Old Stone House, Arts Gowanus, Why Not Art, and Forth on Fourth Avenue (FOFA). The yarn bomb is free and open to all! We would love to include a wide range of people in the project!

Timeline:

  • August 10 – Zoom Kick-Off Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 24 – In-person Crafting Sessions 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (Old Stone House, North garden) and every Wednesday weather permitting until Sept 28
  • Weekend of October 1st/2nd – Yarn Bomb installation

The goal is to have it in place for the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 8, the Arts Gowanus Open Studios weekend (Oct 15-16), and during the NYC Marathon.

Contact the organizers with any questions: Grace Freedman – grace@5freedmans.com, Beverly Crilly – bevcrilly@me.com, & SJ Avery – averysj@gmail.com.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 8, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

September 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 9, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

September 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 »

Blue Wave – Buckets for Blue: Volunteer Cleanup

September 10, 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

September 10, 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

September 10, 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 »

Ballroom by the Bay

September 10, 2022

Learn the basic three categories of ballroom dance, and the most popular dances in those categories.

No partner needed!

All levels welcome.

It's fun, easy, and a good way to stay healthy!

During the winter, the cold, and inclement wether, classes are located either at the Biddle House or the Visitor Center. On days of pleasant, seasonable weather for spring and summer, we will have classes at the Pavillion.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please email christopherjpaige@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 989-2578

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park),Almer G. Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

Learn More »

Conference House Tours

September 10, 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 »

HEART OF A HOUSE: The Olmsted-Beil House

September 10, 2022

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, this exhibit will share the story of the c1685 Olmsted-Beil House and those who owned the home, including Dominie Petrus Tesschenmaker (1685-1696), Frederick Law Olmsted (1848-1855), Carlton and Louise Beil (1955-2006), and many other prominent and noteworthy individuals and families. The exhibit includes photographic images, paintings, wall text, video, books, artifacts, sculptures, and collections.

The Olmsted-Beil House on Staten Island is a New York City Landmark listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Opening reception: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Wake Up, Daisy! at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

September 10, 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 »


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