Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 26, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Market Day


Date: April 27, 2019

Join us in the park for Market Day, featuring unique vendors with hand-crafted items, eclectic gifts, produce, plants, refreshments, and baked goods for sale.

Rain date: Sunday, April 28.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: April 27, 2019

Reconnect with the earth – and your neighbors – this April Family Day at the Wyckoff House, where we will be learning how to care for plants and trees in honor of Earth Day. Arrive early to receive a tree from the New York Restoration Project as we host their annual Tree Giveaway.

Afterward, families can explore our historic farm and create a seed art activity, and join us for a special community seed exchange: we’ll be welcoming seeds from your garden that we can grow as well as offering seeds from our farm to take home.

Explore our historic farmhouse and garden, try your hand at historic toys and games, and scavenger hunts will be available.

Family Day is always to the public and open to visitors of all ages. The Tree Giveaway begins at 11:00 a.m. and the seed art activity will take place at 1:00 p.m.

Please note: Reservations for Family Day not required, but registration is recommended. Please register online (required) to take home a free tree.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 27, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tree Giveaway with the New York Restoration Project


Date: April 27, 2019

The New York Restoration Project partners with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This spring NYRP partners with the Wyckoff House Museum!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

-plant in one of the five boroughs;
-keep trees properly watered and maintained;
-and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

**Note: There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year. Family members must be present to claim their own trees.**

Pre-register on the New York Restoration Project’s website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Tree Giveaway with the Wyckoff House Museum


Date: April 27, 2019

New York Restoration Project continues to partner with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers during the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations, NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

This spring we will partner with the Wyckoff House Museum!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.

Please note: Registration is recommended. There is a one tree maximum for participants who pre-register in Giveaways this year.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 27, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 28, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



19th Annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at Staten Island Makerspace


Date: April 28, 2019

We invite you to join us for our celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

The event will take place at Staten Island Makerspace. As the official site host in New York City, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient image-making process and join photographers around the world in making pinhole photographs as part of this international event that promotes and celebrates the art of pinhole photography.

The Alice Austen House and Staten Island Makerspace will host an afternoon of photographic activities and will provide materials, darkroom facilities and offer professional guidance from photographers. Each participant may take one pinhole photograph for FREE. Additional exposures can be purchased for $5. Participants will process their photographs in a "pop-up" darkroom.

Cameras will be provided but we encourage participants to bring their own pinhole cameras as well.

For more information please email info@aliceausten.org or call (718) 816-4506.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Staten Island Makerspace



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: April 28, 2019

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

The tour is one hour long and meets outside the Merchant's House.

Reservations strongly recommended.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 28, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Gift Horse Game with Monica Montgomery


Date: April 28, 2019

Join us for an afternoon of civic engagement with Monica Montgomery, Founding Director of the Museum of Impact.

The Gift Horse Game is a social experiment around the fate and futures of contested monuments, illustrating how inaction can be a reaction. This game helps you explore how you might react to an unexpected offer.

The Mayor asks the Museum to accession a 1920s era statue honoring a slave owner. What will happen?

The player makes a series of choices to get across the board. Along the way, the player gains artifacts of their journey. At the conclusion, the player reflects on their actions and the subsequent consequences. At each floor sign, choose what happens next. Go to the circle indicated after your chosen action. Keep going until you have no more choices to make. At each choice, imagine how would you feel? Pick up artifacts of reactions to your actions as you pass them. Inaction is a form of reaction! This scenario illustrates museums cannot stay neutral while society is rapidly shifting. Illustrate how your solution looks. (Get creative drawing museums proposed sculpture, statue, exhibit or socially-engaged art piece).

Monica Montgomery is a cultural entrepreneur, curating media, museums, and memory to enhance creative inspiration. Monica is the Founding Director of the Museum of Impact leading MOI in working within communities to amplify grassroots movements, at the intersection of art and activism thru a creative lens. As a museum anarchist, she remixes the museum experience, interpreting diversity, creativity, and community, to bridge past and present through the lens of legacy. Her thought leadership converges at the intersection of public programs, visitor experience, marketing and arts administration. She believes museums should be in service to society, and she speaks and consults with institutions along the eastern seaboard, and currently serves as the Executive Director at Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam


Date: May 1, 2019

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes.

This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by slow jam? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great, but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 3, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



It's My Park at Conference House Park


Date: May 4, 2019

Join NYC H2O for a cleanup at Conference House Park! Naturalists will lead a hands-on seining net adventure following the clean-up, where volunteers will get to see close-up some of the creatures that live in Raritan Bay!

Optional bus transportation to Conference House Park will be provided from Union Square in Manhattan (space is limited). The bus will depart at 9am and will return to Union Square after the ecology lesson.

Please be sure to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cleanup-at-conference-house-park-tickets-58646361847.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-926-0368

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)



OSH & WP Outdoor Spring Concert with Suzi Shelton, Artisan Fair, and Plant Sale


Date: May 4, 2019

Join us to kick off the outdoor season with our annual plant and artisans’ sale – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Enjoy our new turf lawn, with family-friendly music at 11:00 a.m. by Suzi Shelton, sponsored by Halstead’s Saghir Lewis Team. Bring a picnic and stroll our education gardens to learn about plants used for food, medicine, craft material, wildlife support, stormwater mitigation.

At 1:00 p.m., join Emmaline Payette for a Seed Bomb Day of Action, as part of OSH’s Reimagining Monuments exhibit program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 4, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Spring Tea


Date: May 4, 2019

Enjoy delicious tea and homemade goodies in the historic Conference House.

Raffles for unique items.

Please note: Reservations only. Space is limited, so please reserve early by calling (718) 356-0671 or (917) 539-2559.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 356-0671

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 4, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Hands on History: Make a Scented Sachet


Date: May 4, 2019

Just like today, both men and women enjoyed smelling their best and wore cologne or perfumes in their favorite scents. Come learn about popular 18th- and 19th-century scents and make your own scented sachet to take home!

Recommended for ages 3 and older, adults are also welcome! Families and individuals only, no groups, please.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Seed Bomb Day of Action with Emmaline Payette


Date: May 4, 2019

Join artist-activist Emmaline Payette and make your own seed bomb in a fun, environmentally-focused, hands-on activity.

Emmaline’s seed stones (also known as “seed bombs”, “seed balls”, “earth balls” or “nendo dango”) are composed of local BK ROT compost, terracotta, and native pollinators seeds. Emmaline uses “seed stones” for guerilla gardening and aerial seedings in vacant lots throughout Brooklyn. Using “seed stones” allows for her to plant ecologically beneficial plants in hard to access spaces.

For the Old Stone House workshop, she will include seeds of pollinator plants that are native to both New York City and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Reservation in North Dakota. Seeds include Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea), Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), and Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). During the workshop, participants will learn about making and distributing seed bombs, bioremediation, compost, seed collecting, pollinator plants, indigenous plants, and acknowledge that Old Stone House’s occupies Lenape ancestral land for the Canarsie tribe.

“They Tried to Bury Us, They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Role-Playing Games at Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: May 4, 2019

Submerge yourself in the American Revolution in a fun and alternative way!

Players will be given characters and backstories relevant to the colonial period but the possibilities of where the adventure will take you are endless!

Please note: Seating is limited, advanced registration is required! Please note that tickets are for either the 5:00 p.m. session OR the 8:00 p.m. session.

For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 5, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 5, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Cinco de Mayo - Herbs of Mexico


Date: May 5, 2019

Join Skye Suter of the Staten Island Herb Society, celebrating the herbs of Cinco de Mayo. Learn about cilantro, cocoa, chiles, and other herbs used in Mexican cuisine.

Following the presentation at the Biddle House, head over to the Colonial Herb Garden, adjacent the Conference House, for a tour of the garden to see what's coming up.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Drum Circle with Naguake NYC


Date: May 5, 2019

Naguake NYC is a Caribbean indigenous community in the diaspora eager to share their culture and grow community ties with all living things on mother earth.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum has offered its space to allow multiple gatherings to take place on site. The drum circle and ancient cultural stories of the Taino and Lenape will be shared. Please bring a plate to share and a stick so we can help you carve a walking stick. Bring your drum, rattle, voice, and positive spirit.

Anyone interested in a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park to hear more ancient stories after the gathering – feel free to join us.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Lewis Latimer House and Its Historic Ride through Flushing


Date: May 5, 2019

Originally located on Holly Avenue, when threatened by demolition, the historic Lewis Latimer House was moved to its current home in Leavitt Field in 1988. It served as the home of the African-American inventor Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 to 1928, and is now operated as a museum dedicated to the inventor’s work. In addition, this historic house museum also illuminates the life and achievements of other distinguished African-American scientists.

A group of citizens, led by Tom Lloyd and Rev. Mitchell with assistance from the Queens Historical Society, quickly formed the Committee to Save the Latimer House and launched a major campaign in order to preserve the historic house from imminent destruction. Two prominent Preservation Committee members were also Latimer’s grandchildren: Gerald Latimer Norman and Winifred Latimer Norman.

Join Debbie Allen, the project manager in charge of the historic house move, as she recounts the incredible journey, thirty years ago, and the remarkable collaboration between a small group of devoted Flushing advocates, dozens of city agencies, and community members.

After the presentation, Ms. Allen will lead the audience for a short, 10-minute walk to the Lewis Latimer House Museum, where self-guided and docent-led tours of the Landmarked site will be offered. Debbie Allen will be available to answer questions at the site.

The event is co-hosted with The Lewis Latimer House Museum.

About the Speaker:
Following her years as Project Manager for Zedlovich Construction, Deb Allen and her family moved to the Catskill High Peaks where she co-founded Black Dome Press, an independent publisher of New York State histories and guidebooks with a special focus on the Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital District and Hudson River Valley. She was the publisher for over twenty years and sold the business in 2011.

Profiled in Publisher’s Weekly, American Bookseller, and The New York Times, her honors include the first-ever Barnes & Noble 2009 “Focus on New York Award for Outstanding Regional Literature,” the Columbia County Historical Society “Preservation Heritage Award,” the Community of Windham Foundation “Leadership in Cultural Heritage Award, The “Vedder Award” for historic preservation from the Greene County Historical Society, the “Distinguished Service Award” by the Greene County Council on the Arts and the “Greene Diamond Award” from Greene County for contributions to the New York State Economy.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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



Good Coffeehouse: Bev Grant + Friends


Date: May 5, 2019

Join musician and activist Bev Grant and her musical colleagues Steve Mayone, Carolann Solebello, and Lindsey Wilson for a great afternoon of singers and songwriters playing together.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House


Date: May 6, 2019

Bring your tools and join us in drawing a professional life model every first Monday of the month. All skill levels are welcome. No judgment; just a friendly environment in which to practice, create, and have a great time.

Come out and draw! What are you doing Monday night anyhow???

The space is comfortable, clean and well lit. Chairs for everyone. Bring your tools (no oil, acrylic or sprays, please).

We will do an hour of gestures and short poses, finishing with a 2 hour-long pose. This is an uninstructed class.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: May 7, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 10, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



It's My Park at Hendrick I. Lott House


Date: May 11, 2019

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of the Lott House for its monthly It's My Park project. Dress to get dirty for some weeding and general greening of the Lott House's historic grounds. Donuts, coffee and water provided. Service credit is available too! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House



Yoga with Deirdre


Date: May 11, 2019

Join us for some relaxing yoga on the main lawn of the farmhouse.

This is a class for absolutely everyone! If you are new to yoga, WELCOME! Any level of fitness is encouraged!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 11, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Sheep Shearing Festival


Date: May 11, 2019

Ever see a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for one of our signature events! Check out shearing and wool spinning demos throughout the afternoon. Enjoy in-depth tours with our farmers, learn about our Community Compost Program, and find out how easy recycling can be at the Con Edison Ecology booth.

Move to the foot-stomping rhythms of bluegrass duo Coyote & Crow and enjoy kids crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food on the farm all day. Pick up flower and vegetable seedlings for your spring garden at our Plant Sale.

New this year, Queens’ own Bridge & Tunnel Brewery will host a beer garden with featured brews for Sheep Shearing Festival!

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Con Edison Family Day: National Historic Preservation Month


Date: May 11, 2019

Join us for a special, expanded Family Day as we celebrate National Historic Preservation Month!

Arch for Kids/Architecture for Children will be on hand to guide participants in creating their own replica of Morris Jumel Mansion and Roger Morris Park.

Contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for additional information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 11, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Queens Historical Society Art History Contest: Awards Reception


Date: May 11, 2019

Challenge your 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade students to pick their favorite historic building or site in Queens and create a beautiful art masterpiece while enriching themselves in the momentous history of our borough.

Ideas include: post office, library, church, statue, temple, mosque, park, cemetery or historic landmarked site.

Submission Details

The drawing of the building or site of your choice must be on a separate piece of paper (8.5”x11”). You may use pencils, colored pencils, crayons or watercolor paints. The drawing must include at least one paragraph stating the name of the place you drew, its history, and the reason you picked the site. Then paper clip the paragraph to the back of the drawing. Make sure to use your school heading! Next, you must complete the entry form (which can be found on the QHS website), and either tape or glue it to the back of the drawing. Then give your drawing, the essay, and $1 processing fee paper clipped together, to your teacher.

Entry deadline: April 12, 2019

Awards Reception

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen from each grade. 1st place winners will receive a $50 gift card, $35 for 2nd place winners, and $25 for 3rd place winners. The awards reception will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 2:30 .pm to 4:30 p.m at the Queens Historical Society.

Please Send/ Deliver to address below:

Queens Historical Society
ATTN: Education/ Art Contest
143-35 37th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 939-0647 ext. 14
Fax (718) 539-9885

*Please note that your work becomes the property of the Queens Historical Society

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

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

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



Paranormal Historical Investigation


Date: May 11, 2019

Featured on Ghost Adventures, Haunted USA; New York and the Today Show, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is perceived by many as a paranormal conquest and has attracted academics and investigators such as Hans Holzer, Zak Bagans, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and now you!

Learn the basics of ghost hunting with resident paranormal investigators and TAPS Family members, Vincent Carbone and Christopher Davalos, while attempting to communicate with the former residents of Manhattan's oldest house.

The evening begins with a discussion on paranormal theory, the history of the building, and interesting past encounters. Guests then transition into executing a hands-on personal investigation of the period rooms and hidden corners of the home.

Please note: This event is strictly for guests 18 years of age or older.

For more information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 12, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: May 12, 2019

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center.

Visit important 19th-century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

The tour is one hour long and meets outside the Merchant's House.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 12, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: May 14, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Intro to Wood Relief Carving and Sculpture Workshop


Date: May 15, 2019

Join sculpture artist Yasmin Gur for a four-part series where you will learn about the exciting process of wood relief sculpture carving!

Wednesday, May 15: Dive into the world of woodcarving. Learn the basics in a free introductory session.

Return for drop-in studio sessions on Wednesdays through June 5 for a more in-depth exploration of the following topics:

- Learn to conceive, design, and carve from idea to finished project.
- Overview of different wood types best used for relief sculpture carving and tips for working with reclaimed wood
- Introduction to wood carving tools and best safety practices

Become familiar with the following design principles: shape, form, structure, modularity, contour, and pattern. Understand, analyze, and evaluate the formal qualities inherent in a successful sculpture. You will leave the class with a work in progress and the ability to continue it on your own. No experience necessary!

Register online.

About tickets: This workshop series is offered at a sliding scale. The actual cost per class is $40. We like to make sure our programming is accessible to everyone so we are offering a base rate of $15. If you are able to contribute beyond that, pay it forward and help support local artists!

About the artist: Yasmin Gur, is an Israeli sculptor with 25+ years of experience, building sculpture, teaching, and directing art programs focusing on sculpture, design, and media. Using reclaimed wood as a basis, she appropriates the history of salvaged materials to create structures that evoke the living processes of an organism. Her work, biomorphic yet geometric abstract forms in wood, metal, and other materials, embodies sensuality, ambiguity, and ambivalence. Ms. Gur earned her MFA from Brooklyn College, NY and received her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the founder of Art Biz Fusion connecting business with artists, and is the Sculptors Alliance Director of Education. For more info visit her website.

This workshop series is part of the Protest Garden Project, made possible in part by the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, which is generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Ground Revision Part 1 Opening


Date: May 16, 2019

Come see the first part of a new exhibition, Grounded Revision, at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

Local artist, Peter Hoffmeister, will work alongside curators, researchers, and historians to delve into once unknown history. Throughout the year, more art will be installed in conjunction with uncovered information.

On May 16, we will have the first part of the exhibit on view. The artist and staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Join us for this first soft reception!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Finding the Van Cortlandt Family


Date: May 16, 2019

Van Cortlandt House Museum is pleased to welcome the Kingsbridge Historical Society and their President Nick Dembowski for a special evening lecture.

Join us at the Van Cortlandt House Museum for a visual presentation by Kingsbridge Historical Society president, Nick Dembowski, as he pieces together the clues to understand the early history of Van Cortlandt plantation and the people who lived, labored, and visited its historic grounds.

The Van Cortlandt family was one of the most prominent in the history of the Bronx. Their wealth and influence left behind a legacy that is visible in the street names and landmarks of the area. But just who were the Van Cortlandts anyway? Unlike many prominent early Americans, they did not leave behind journals nor much correspondence to shed light on their story. But some maps and documents do exist—scattered in various archives and libraries around New York and beyond. These fragments begin to reveal how the Bronx contingent of this family amassed their wealth, expanded their estate, and navigated the turbulence of the American Revolution.

The lecture is free to attend but donations to be shared by the Museum and Historical Society are always welcome.

About Van Cortlandt House Museum
Since 1896, Van Cortlandt House Museum has been under the stewardship of The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York through a license agreement with the City of New York. The Society is responsible for preserving and restoring the interiors, providing and caring for the collections, offering educational opportunities to school children throughout New York City, and assuring that the doors to Van Cortlandt House are open to visitors six days a week all year round.

About the Kingsbridge Historical Society
The Kingsbridge Historical Society was founded in 1949. It was the first and is the oldest, local historical society in the Bronx. The Society’s focus is on the history of the greater Kingsbridge area, located in the north-west Bronx. The society’s name is derived from the historic King’s Bridge and its environs, which include present-day Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, Inwood, Van Cortlandt, and Fieldston.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 17, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Brooklyn Bike Jumble 2019


Date: May 18, 2019

Join us again at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn for bargains, replacement parts, and new and used bicycles.

Gear up for the school year, test out a new ride, and introduce your kids to a great outdoor sport.

Park Slope will be buzzing with the sound of happy cyclists!

Sponsored by the New York Bike Jumble

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Spellbound Theatre Presents: Grow!


Date: May 18, 2019

“The seasons change and so do I…”

Follow the life cycle of an apple seed through four seasons in this lovely, interactive performance for very young children. Young audiences and the storyteller plant a seed together and help it grow, while learning gentle and charming songs and ASL signs to help tell a story of seasonal growth.

Jon our sensory-friendly performance on May 18 at 10:00 a.m. We will provide additional accommodations including a social story and early access to the box office and theater space. Ticket sales will still be open to all families.

Created and performed by Lauren Sharpe

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Conference House Art Expo 2019


Date: May 18, 2019

Enjoy original and one-of-kind artwork by local and regional artists at the annual Conference House Park Art Expo.

Artwork is available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by the Conference House Association. This event supports programming at the historic Conference House.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 539-2559

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: May 18, 2019

The Wyckoff House Museum’s farm and garden come alive for our May Family Day, as we celebrate springtime’s seeds and flowers. Help us prepare our farm for summer by planting beans, pigeon peas, and dasheen, and wander our grounds where you can learn about native plants or practice drawing “en plein air.”

Explore our fun toys and games and scavenger hunts, and join our family activity where we’ll learn how to press and preserve flowers.

Farmhouse Family Days are always free to the public and open to visitors of all ages. The flower-pressing activity begins at 1:00 p.m.

Please note: Reservations are not required, but registration is recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 18, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 18, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 19, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 19, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: May 21, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 24, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Field Trip Destination: Conference House National Historic Landmark


Date: May 24, 2019

Celebrate the national historic landmark designation anniversary (53rd) of the only pre-revolutionary war manor house (ca. 1680) in New York City.

Join the Richmond County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and NYC Parks for a guided grounds walking and house tour of this architectural and historic treasure.

Explore the unique natural landscape and waterfront that influenced this house and the important role it played in the Revolutionary War.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 25, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 25, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Field Trip Destination: Conference House National Historic Landmark


Date: May 25, 2019

Celebrate the national historic landmark designation anniversary (53rd) of the only pre-revolutionary war manor house (ca. 1680) in New York City.

Join the Richmond County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and NYC Parks for a guided grounds walking and house tour of this architectural and historic treasure.

Explore the unique natural landscape and waterfront that influenced this house and the important role it played in the Revolutionary War.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Paranormal Historical Investigation


Date: May 25, 2019

Featured on Ghost Adventures, Haunted USA; New York and the Today Show, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is perceived by many as a paranormal conquest and has attracted academics and investigators such as Hans Holzer, Zak Bagans, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and now you!

Learn the basics of ghost hunting with resident paranormal investigators and TAPS Family members, Vincent Carbone and Christopher Davalos, while attempting to communicate with the former residents of Manhattan's oldest house.

The evening begins with a discussion on paranormal theory, the history of the building, and interesting past encounters. Guests then transition into executing a hands-on personal investigation of the period rooms and hidden corners of the home.

Please note: This event is strictly for guests 18 years of age or older.

For more information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 26, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: May 26, 2019

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

The tour is one hour long and meets outside the Merchant's House.

Reservations strongly recommended.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 26, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: May 28, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 31, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 1, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 1, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Hands on History: Plant Your Own Terrarium


Date: June 1, 2019

Farming at King Manor was Rufus King’s favorite hobby, where he experimented with different soil, plants, and even fertilizer. Find out more about 19th-century agriculture in the United States and experiment a little with your own miniature garden to take home!

Recommended for ages 3 and older, adults are also welcome! Families and individuals only, no groups, please.

Register online.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Rock the House: A Party for the Park


Date: June 1, 2019

Enjoy drinks, dinner, and Dancing to support gardens and play spaces!

Music by The Hideaways. Cocktails, beer, wine, and culinary delights donated by neighborhood businesses including Benchmark, Brooklyn Brewery, Good Wine, and Heights Chateau.

Tickets available online now!

Need childcare? Check out Juguemos a Cantar’s Parents Night Out.

Rain or Shine – We’ve got a great big tent!

Thanks to our sponsors:

Charles Pigott/Corcoran

Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, Park Slope Day Camp, Park Slope Parents, The Saghir Lewis Team/Halstead

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 2, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 2, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House


Date: June 3, 2019

Bring your tools and join us in drawing a professional life model every first Monday of the month. All skill levels are welcome. No judgment; just a friendly environment in which to practice, create, and have a great time.

Come out and draw! What are you doing Monday night anyhow???

The space is comfortable, clean and well lit. Chairs for everyone. Bring your tools (no oil, acrylic or sprays, please).

We will do an hour of gestures and short poses, finishing with a 2 hour-long pose. This is an uninstructed class.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: June 4, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



The Heiress — 70th Anniversary Celebration


Date: June 5, 2019

To Benefit the Merchant’s House Museum Legal Fund

Based on Washington Square, Henry James’s classic novel of mid-19th century New York City, The Heiress (1949), winner of four Academy Awards, tells the haunting story of young love – and a dominating father who didn’t approve.

Set design based on the Merchant’s House.
Come see the house … Then see the house in The Heiress!

5:00 to 7:00 p.m., - Reception in the Garden
Tours of the house and bubbly in the garden.
Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street

7:00 p.m., Film Screening of The Heiress
With introduction by three-time Oscar winning director William Wyler’s daughter, Catherine Wyler, and Judith Goetz Sanger, daughter of screenwriters Ruth & Augustus Goetz.
Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum,Cooper Union’s Frederick P. Rose Auditorium



Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam


Date: June 5, 2019

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes.

This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by slow jam? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great, but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 7, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 8, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 8, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 9, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: June 9, 2019

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center.

Visit important 19th-century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

The tour is one hour long and meets outside the Merchant's House.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 9, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: June 11, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 14, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: June 15, 2019

Celebrate the solstice and the opening of our Organic Farmers’ Market at Wyckoff’s June Family Day! Stop in early to check out our fresh, all-natural products, and then spend the day exploring our farm and grounds, enjoying our outdoor toys and games, or touring our historic home.

Join our special activity at 1:00 p.m., where we’ll explore the relationship of farms to the sun and create vibrant sun prints to take home.

Please note: Reservations not required, but recommended. RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 15, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 15, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 16, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 16, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: June 18, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 21, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 22, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 22, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 23, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: June 23, 2019

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

The tour is one hour long and meets outside the Merchant's House.

Reservations strongly recommended.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 23, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Harlem 100 Quilting Residency


Date: June 25, 2019

Come join us for our first of many activities honoring the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance!

We are starting off with quilting classes, taught by premier African-American quilter/fiber artist Ife Felix, which will honor various luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, with a focus on those who lived in the neighborhood surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Classes are held every Tuesday through June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ending in a community presentation of the work.

Registration:

All 8 weeks
Cost: $80 / $70 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

Single class
Cost: $25 / $15 students/members/seniors.
Purchase tickets online

A one-time materials fee of $10 per participant will be included in the cost of your first ticket. Limited to 15 people per class. Please contact communityoutreach@morrisjumel.org for further information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: June 28, 2019

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel. The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens.

Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Please note: Although the Conference House closed for the winter months on December 21, the Threads exhibit will accept visitors by appointment during the wintertime. The Conference House's official Spring re-opening date is April 5, 2019.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: June 29, 2019

A permanent exhibit exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783

Old Stone House: Witness to War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



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