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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.

Scribble Art Camp

July 28, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

July 28, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

July 28, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House Musem.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

July 29, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

July 29, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

July 29, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Growing Uptown: Cilantro

July 29, 2021

Join Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Director of Education, and Founder of Garden Kitchen Lab, Fabiola Cáceres at her kitchen-garden workshop. Fabiola will talk about the benefits of starting a food garden at home, show how to go from backyard to table with a delicious avocado cilantro dressing, and talk us through the Growing Uptown initiative.

Watch live on Dyckman Farmhouse Museum's Facebook!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

July 30, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

July 30, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

July 30, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

History of Immigration in Queens

July 31, 2021

From it’s colonial origins to the rush of the 19th century, and even to the immigrants of today, Queens has always been shaped by immigrants. But the history of how immigration has shaped the cultural landscape is quite varied over time.

This lecture on the History of Immigration will be given by Queensboro Historian, Jack Eichenbaum, and he will talk about his experiences as a social geographer living in Queens for decades.

This event will be in person! Come to Kingsland Homestead to experience this in-person event. For those of you who are unable to safely come, this program will be available digitally! For more information about Digital Access, please email JeranH@QueensHistoricalSociety.org.

Start time: 2:30 am

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 14

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green – Weeping Beech)

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

July 31, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House!

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy is 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

By donation

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Volunteer Opportunity: Buckets for ‘The Blue’

July 31, 2021

Give some TLC to Conference House Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a beach cleanup along a portion of the park's three-mile shoreline. Removal of some of the increasing amounts of 'small plastic litter/debris' makes a big dent in the bay's ecosystem!

Tools and supplies provided.

All current COVID-19 protocols followed.

Registration is encouraged; please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 886-4389

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

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Wyckoff Farm Stand

July 31, 2021

Welcome back! Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm.

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.

Attendees must keep in mind the following guidelines while visiting the Wyckoff Farm:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Adhere to social distancing rules while interacting with staff and other visitors, leave at least 6 feet between you.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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 »

Open Village

July 31, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Brass Queens In Concert – 5th Ave Open Streets

July 31, 2021

Join us on 3rd Street & #TheOtherFifth for a free Summer concert by the Brass Queens, sponsored by the Saghir-Lewis Team at Compass.

Brass Queens is an 8-piece brass band whose music is deeply inspired by the New Orleans tradition, which influences their sound that spans various genres. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the Brass Queens features an all-female horn section with the goal of expanding the space for women in a male-dominated industry.

Come down to the Open Street to enjoy the show!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Third Street and Fifth Avenue

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Tavern Terrace

July 31, 2021

The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, delectable meal choices, and LIVE music throughout the season. Enjoy good beer, good food, good music, and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Historic Richmond Town with a sweet treat!

Lineup

Sat., Jun. 12 – The Black Ties

Sat., Jun. 19

Sat., Jun. 26 – Albert Marquez

Sat., Jul. 3 – Hegazy

Sat., Jul. 10 – Morrisania Band Project

Sat., Jul. 17 – Rob Santangelo

Sat., Jul. 24

Sat., Jul. 31 – GEEZER

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183511611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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Roger Morris Park – Garden Volunteer Day

August 1, 2021

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden. Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write “Volunteer” in the subject line. Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

Learn More »

Open Village

August 1, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 2, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 2, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Life Drawing

August 2, 2021

Our monthly Life Drawing sessions are back in person after over a year online!

Artists of all skill levels (including beginners) are welcome to join us in the Great Room on the 2nd floor of the Old Stone House for this 3-hour session with a professional life model. The session will include short and long poses.

Bring your favorite supplies( no oils or sprays please) and get sketching! Drawing boards will be provided.

Seating is limited and proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

Unfortunately the Great Room is not wheelchair accessible.

Reserve your spot here.

Join the OSH Drawing Studio Meetup Group.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 3, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 3, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 3, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at Alice Austen House Museum.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 5:45 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 4, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 4, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 4, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House Musem.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 5, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 5, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 5, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 6, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 6, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 6, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 7, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House!

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy is 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

By donation

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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It’s My Park at Hendrick I. Lott House

August 7, 2021

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of the Lott House and Marine Park Alliance to beautify the grounds at Hendrick I. Lott House.

Come on out and get some fresh air and exercise and join us at “Farm House” AKA the Hendrick I Lott House. Come help us with a general clean-up of the grounds which includes weeding, raking and spreading of woodchips, and some TLC of our side walk and on the grounds trees.

Dress in clothes you don't mind getting dirty and wear enclosed shoes. Bring a hat, mask/face covering, water and sun screen. Service credit is available. We hope to see you!

Pre registration required at : https://tinyurl.com/marineparkalliancesignup

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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Volunteer Opportunity: Buckets for ‘The Blue’

August 7, 2021

Give some TLC to Conference House Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a beach cleanup along a portion of the park's three-mile shoreline. Removal of some of the increasing amounts of 'small plastic litter/debris' makes a big dent in the bay's ecosystem!

Tools and supplies provided.

All current COVID-19 protocols followed.

Registration is encouraged; please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 886-4389

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

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Wyckoff Farm Stand

August 7, 2021

Welcome back! Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm.

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.

Attendees must keep in mind the following guidelines while visiting the Wyckoff Farm:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Adhere to social distancing rules while interacting with staff and other visitors, leave at least 6 feet between you.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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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Open Village

August 7, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Tavern Terrace

August 7, 2021

The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, delectable meal choices, and LIVE music throughout the season. Enjoy good beer, good food, good music, and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Historic Richmond Town with a sweet treat!

Lineup

Sat., Jun. 12 – The Black Ties

Sat., Jun. 19

Sat., Jun. 26 – Albert Marquez

Sat., Jul. 3 – Hegazy

Sat., Jul. 10 – Morrisania Band Project

Sat., Jul. 17 – Rob Santangelo

Sat., Jul. 24

Sat., Jul. 31 – GEEZER

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183511611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 8, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 9, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 9, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 9, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 10, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 10, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 10, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 10, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at Alice Austen House Museum.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 5:45 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 11, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 11, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 11, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 11, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House Musem.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Indigo Dye Workshop with Iviva Olenick

August 12, 2021

Sign up for a free 45-minute fresh leaf indigo dyeing session, outdoors at Old Stone House and Washington Park.

This workshop is suitable for adults, and children age 6 and up with adult accompaniment. Masks are encouraged.

Local artist, Iviva Olenick will demo the process, after which she will provide you with all the materials you need to dye silk with indigo harvested from Washington Park, grown in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

4 sessions will be available, 2 evening sessions on August 10 + 2 evening sessions on August 12.

Sign up on Eventbrite to participate

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone:

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

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 12, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 12, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 12, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 12, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 13, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 13, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 13, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 13, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 14, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House!

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy is 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

By donation

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Volunteer Opportunity: Buckets for ‘The Blue’

August 14, 2021

Give some TLC to Conference House Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a beach cleanup along a portion of the park's three-mile shoreline. Removal of some of the increasing amounts of 'small plastic litter/debris' makes a big dent in the bay's ecosystem!

Tools and supplies provided.

All current COVID-19 protocols followed.

Registration is encouraged; please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 886-4389

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

Learn More »

Wyckoff Farm Stand

August 14, 2021

Welcome back! Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm.

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.

Attendees must keep in mind the following guidelines while visiting the Wyckoff Farm:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Adhere to social distancing rules while interacting with staff and other visitors, leave at least 6 feet between you.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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 »

Open Village

August 14, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Tavern Terrace

August 14, 2021

The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, delectable meal choices, and LIVE music throughout the season. Enjoy good beer, good food, good music, and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Historic Richmond Town with a sweet treat!

Lineup

Sat., Jun. 12 – The Black Ties

Sat., Jun. 19

Sat., Jun. 26 – Albert Marquez

Sat., Jul. 3 – Hegazy

Sat., Jul. 10 – Morrisania Band Project

Sat., Jul. 17 – Rob Santangelo

Sat., Jul. 24

Sat., Jul. 31 – GEEZER

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183511611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 15, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 16, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 16, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 16, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 17, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 17, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 17, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 17, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at Alice Austen House Museum.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 5:45 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 18, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 18, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 18, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 18, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House Musem.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 19, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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Scribble Art Camp

August 19, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 19, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 19, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

August 20, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 – 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 – 13

Week 2: August 16 – 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 20, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 20, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Open Village

August 20, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Stairwell Theater presents ‘Henry VI: Part 1’

August 20, 2021

What comes of incessant war? The greatest king England has ever known is dead. Now, during the bloody conflict of the One Hundred Years’ War, England enters into a dangerous transfer of power, just as a new champion arises on the French side. Can the English Lord Talbot defeat the young upstart, Joan of Arc?

Come see the first play of Shakespeare’s history cycle at the Old Stone House. Featuring puppetry, music, and daring maneuvers, Stairwell Theater's Henry VI (part 1) interrogates the subject of foreign wars – and the havoc they wreak on the world.

Dates: August 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm & August 28 at 2:00 pm.

Approximately 120 minutes with intermission.

Free to the public, post-show donations are appreciated.

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Directed by Sam Gibbs.

Cast: Ryan Castalia, Rebecca Tyree, Su Thomas Hendrickson, Theodore Caywood, Brooks Borden, Andrew Schwartz, Andrew Lyle Sowers, Richard Ivanisin III, Anthony Leung, Sam Gibbs.

Stage Manager: Stormy Lambert.

Music: Matt Gibbs and the Talbonites.

Costume Design: Amie Schow.

Scenic Design: Andrew Lyle Sowers.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 21, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at the Alice Austen House!

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy is 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

By donation

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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Volunteer Opportunity: Buckets for ‘The Blue’

August 21, 2021

Give some TLC to Conference House Park's largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay. Grab a bucket and do a beach cleanup along a portion of the park's three-mile shoreline. Removal of some of the increasing amounts of 'small plastic litter/debris' makes a big dent in the bay's ecosystem!

Tools and supplies provided.

All current COVID-19 protocols followed.

Registration is encouraged; please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 886-4389

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

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Wyckoff Farm Stand

August 21, 2021

Welcome back! Our Farm Stand will be returning weekly on Saturdays beginning June 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until we run out, featuring fresh herbs and veggies from the Wyckoff Farm.

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.

Attendees must keep in mind the following guidelines while visiting the Wyckoff Farm:

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Adhere to social distancing rules while interacting with staff and other visitors, leave at least 6 feet between you.
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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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Farmhouse Family Day; Beautiful Bees

August 21, 2021

Take a break from this hot and rainy August weather as we learn about the importance of bees and how they affect our everyday life. Bring your own bee to life with some simple, easy to use materials right here in our museum! Enjoy lawn games, colonial-era toys, a farm tour, or just a socially distanced picnic on the lawn. Family Day runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is always free for all ages.

Register 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 bee-themed craft activity will begin at 1:00 p.m.
  • Farm activities (i.e. planting, weeding) and beehive demo are limited, first-come first-served basis beginning 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.
  • Sign up for a “Sunflower Vegetable Share” food box, a low-cost seasonal fruit and vegetable share, accepting EBT/SNAP.
  • Drop off food scraps for compost.

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • We respectfully ask that all visitors (over the age of 2 years) adhere to mask wearing and social distancing requirements while visiting the museum. Following these protocols will also help protect those who are unvaccinated, including families who visit with young children.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the park and event. We will have extra masks if you do not bring your own.
  • 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)

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Open Village

August 21, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Tavern Terrace

August 21, 2021

The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, delectable meal choices, and LIVE music throughout the season. Enjoy good beer, good food, good music, and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Historic Richmond Town with a sweet treat!

Lineup

Sat., Jun. 12 – The Black Ties

Sat., Jun. 19

Sat., Jun. 26 – Albert Marquez

Sat., Jul. 3 – Hegazy

Sat., Jul. 10 – Morrisania Band Project

Sat., Jul. 17 – Rob Santangelo

Sat., Jul. 24

Sat., Jul. 31 – GEEZER

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183511611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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Open Village

August 22, 2021

Open Village is back! This summer, New York City’s living history village returns to life. See historic trades and skills practiced in shops; learn about Staten Island history in the museum; see furnished interiors animated by costumed interpreters; see the native flora and fauna flourish among Historic Richmond Town’s 100 acres.

The Historic Village will be open to visitors from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Guided tours will also be available on the hour. Tickets can be purchased in advance or online starting June 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 23, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 23, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 24, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

Summer Apprentice Program

August 24, 2021

Learn a historic trade at NYC's only living history village!

Historic Richmond Town’s rich array of apprenticeships build real-world skills based upon centuries of American ingenuity. The program is a wonderful alternative to the tried and true summer camp.

Individualized sessions in the Historic Trades are conducted in small groups of less than five and accelerate learning as students work with an experienced Artisan to build their skills forging iron, shaping tin, and cooking over an open fire as they create one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The historic settings are fully furnished for an immersive and hands-on practice. Apprentices will visit the other trades during their week to add to the fun and the 360-degree learning.

At the end of each session, apprentices will have the ability to present their trade and lead a specialized tour of their workshop to visitors and their families.

2021 Apprentice Program Schedule:

  • Session 1 (July 5-9)
  • Session 2 (July 12-16)
  • Session 3 (July 19-23)
  • Session 4 (July 26-30)
  • Session 5 (Aug 2-6)

The Apprentice Program is divided into two areas:

Junior Apprentice Program (Ages 8-11): Experience 19th century life with daily activities led by Historical Interpreters, including nature walks, crafts, historic games, and sample each of the Summer Apprentice Trades. Make your own candles, marbled paper, and try your hand at hearth cooking, just to name a few! Participants wear period clothing and are immersed in the village site.

Pre-register for Junior Apprentice Program

Summer Apprentice Program: (Ages 12-15): Choose an apprenticeship and learn the basic skills of an early American tradesperson. Weave your own basket, cook over an open hearth, swing a hammer as an apprenticed blacksmith, or learn the fine arts of the tinsmith or carpenter. Participants work closely with highly skilled historic tradespeople, creating items using period techniques and tools. Summer Apprentice experiences inspire lifelong learning, instill a deep appreciation for history and a healthy work ethic.

Apprenticeships offered:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Carpentry
  • Tinsmithing
  • Basket Making
  • Hearth Cooking

Pre-register for the Summer Apprentie Program

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

Learn More »

Yoga on the Lawn at Alice Austen House with Be Yoga SI

August 24, 2021

Join an all-levels, gentle flow yoga class on the lawn at Alice Austen House Museum.

Must pre-register for class at beyogasi.com. Only students who are registered may attend class. Occupancy 24 students. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required to and from your mat. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and anything else you need for practice. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Alice Austen House Museum.

Start time: 5:45 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Learn More »

Scribble Art Camp

August 25, 2021

Join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in our partnership with the Scribble Art Workshop! We will be unleashing our art abilities with our sketchbook challenges throughout the day. All camp sessions include a materials kit that comes with a camp t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

Learn More »

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