Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 6, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 6, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 6, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 7, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 7, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 7, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 8, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 9, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 9, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 10, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 11, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Virtual STEAM Workshop: Engineering With Paper


Date: June 11, 2020

Join us for a unique virtual program! Participants will build amazing structures and explore engineering techniques using only paper.

Participants will examine the objects around them in the spaces they inhabit and think of them as simple objects. By breaking furniture and decor into primitive shapes, they will be able to build them out of paper using a basic set of techniques. They will use these techniques to create a new, remixed, or fantastic room space out of paper.

Ages 7 and older, families, and adults welcome.

Materials: paper, tape, scissors, coloring materials

Pay what you wish. Details to join the live workshop will be shared closer to the event date. Registrants will also receive access to a recording of this workshop.

RSVP online

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 12, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 12, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Friday Happy Hour Online Painting Class


Date: June 12, 2020

Jessica will teach participants over Zoom giving customized instruction as they paint a still life (or an image) at their home. She will convey fundamental painting principles and advise participants on their painting process.

Jessica's expertise is in oil painting and she teaches a non-toxic practice, however, acrylics are optional.

This class can be taken individually or as a series of three classes. Each class is 90 minutes on Fridays, May 29, June 12, and 26. $25 per class, or all three classes for $65.

Beginner's Solvent-Free Complete Oil Painting Kits have generously been created at a discounted price specifically for this class by Artist & Craftsman, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

(Participants may attend first class with pencil and paper if their kit has not arrived yet.)

Register today on Brown Paper Tickets.

Start time: 7:05 pm

End time: 8:35 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 13, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: Con Edison Family Days


Date: June 13, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days.

Step into another century as you explore the period rooms of Manhattan’s oldest house. Join Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's educators in the colonial kitchen to create hands-on arts and crafts, while learning about the historic origins and significance of the crafts you make! Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

Admission is free to the public. Free, one-hour docent tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish-language tour) and at noon (English-language tour).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 13, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 13, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Home/Land Artists Talk + Q&A


Date: June 13, 2020

*Please RSVP to receive instructions on joining the virtual workshop.

Join four artists from Lewis Latimer House Museum's special exhibition Home/Land, for a live discussion and Q&A, moderated by curator Katheryn Fuller.

Home/Land looks at the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act on Lewis Latimer’s family and the tactics used to detain, deport, and re-enslave with current practices used by Immigration Customs Enforcement to control the influx of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

The exhibition pairs true stories of those who escaped or attempted to escape slavery in the years surrounding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 with current experiences of families attempting to migrate to the United States with the hope of finding a home in the land of the free.

Artist Bios:

Ann Lewis is a multidisciplinary activist artist using painting, installation, and participatory performance to explore themes related to American identity, power structures, and justice. Her work interrogates power imbalances such as mass incarceration, police brutality, and the desecration of women’s and trans rights. Ann’s data-driven art uses concept-specific materials to reflect facts in these apocryphal times. She has shown at the Obama White House, and her mural See Her received an Americans for the Arts 2018 Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review Award. Ann’s art has been acquired by the New York Historical Society Museum and the US Library of Congress. Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Artnet, Interview Magazine, The LA Times, and The Guardian. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and abroad including shows at Petzel Gallery in New York, Seyhoun Gallery in Tehran, Iran, and Truth to Power during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

As an educator and artist, Sejin Park is invested in social justice and participating in community-based actions that lead to sustainable equity. She is currently the Education Coordinator at The Noguchi Museum, where she coordinates and teaches school, family, adult, and community programs and leads the Teen Advisory Board, a year-long paid internship for New York City high school students. Prior to The Noguchi Museum, Sejin obtained a BFA in Studio Art at New York University, and worked and interned at various museums, non- and for-profit art institutions, and public schools.

Sheridan MacKnight is a painter and jeweler based in Los Angeles, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is Hunkpapa Lakota from the Standing Rock Reservation and White Earth Chippewa from Minnesota. She earned a BFA from Pasadena, California’s Art Center College of Design. She has received many awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, and has participated in shows at the Heard Museum, MoCNA, Hood Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, and Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts.

Sylvia Hernandez was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her love affair with art dates back to middle school, when she discovered a talent for drawing and painting. She then attended the High School of Art & Design. Today as a celebrated and self-taught master quilter, she is able to pinpoint how illustration brought her to her current fascination with fabric and sewing machines. Sylvia creates timeless, handcrafted works that address community and human rights issues. She has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally as part of a number of high-profile art exhibitions including the Brooklyn All Stars Quilt Show, the Made in New York Quilt Show, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, the Fiber Arts Fiesta Quilt Show in New Mexico, and the Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama which traveled as far as Japan. Sylvia is currently the President of the Quilters of Color Network of NYC and Co-President of the Brooklyn Quilters Guild. She is a member of various professional associations including the Women of Color Network, Cadre Community Artist group from El Puente. She teaches at El Puente Academy of Peace and Justice, MS 50, and has worked with AgitArte, a social justice group that has led community education and art programs in marginalized communities in Puerto Rico and locally. She works out of her home studio in Brooklyn, where she currently resides with her husband Miguel.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 14, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 14, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 14, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 15, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 16, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 16, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 17, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



The Alice Austen House Community Impact and Preservation Award Virtual Tea


Date: June 17, 2020

On Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram LIVE

Join Victoria Munro, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House, on the 3rd anniversary of our LGBTQ designation to honor Pat Salmon, historian and preservationist, and Edwina Martin, Esq., Public Administrator.

The Community Impact and Preservation Award Virtual Tea will honor the contributions of Ms. Pat Salmon and Ms. Edwina Martin, Esq., to the life and history of Staten Island. This event will be available to you on June 17 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of our Pride month LGBTQ historic designation. Your participation in this event will support us as we create and make available digital content during this uncertain time and allow us to lay the groundwork to safely reopen our doors to you.

For more information on the event and to register, visit bit.ly/AustenTeaTime

Suggested donation: $10/person

Make a contribution at the $20 level and receive a collector's edition
Alice Austen House reusable tea bag!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park),Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 18, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 19, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 19, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 20, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 20, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 20, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Virtual Open Mic & Community Share


Date: June 20, 2020

*Please sign up to receive details on joining the event.

Join the Lewis Latimer House Museum and Newtown Literary for a culminating open mic event to wrap up our 2020 spring Writing on Race and Immigration series.

We welcome all who have attended any of our workshops to sign up to read work that was generated in or inspired by either: Meher Manda’s “Mapping Your Home in Poetry” class, Stephanie Jimenez’s “Getting to Know Your Characters” class, or Trace DePass’s “Boundless Devotion for Home & Self” class.

The first 10 to register as speakers will be able to share no more than 5 minutes of their prose or poetry on June 20. Others may sign up for a waitlist to share work if there is time during the Open Mic.

Not interested in sharing, but would like to support your peers and enjoy the work of some of the most creative folks in Queens? You’ll be able to register as an attendee and receive instructions on how to join the virtual event closer to the date.

The Literature Series "Writing on Race & Immigration" at Lewis Latimer House Museum is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 21, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 21, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 21, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 22, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 23, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 23, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 24, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 25, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Zoom Talk -- 'Sylvia: A 19th Century Life Unveiled'


Date: June 25, 2020

In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk discarded on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th-century woman. Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison’s self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, whose early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell, who lived at 29 East 4th Street, now the Merchant’s House Museum.

On this Zoom Talk, learn about Ms. Morrison’s almost two-decades-long quest to weave together Sylvia’s life in the 19th century through the personal belongings she left behind — and to re-imagine it in today’s world through art and fashion.

This talk is presented in conjunction with our virtual exhibition of the same name.

Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is. She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies of their pasts. When Stacy is fully present in the 21st century, she teaches in the BFA Photography and Video Department and MFA Visual Narrative Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Co-hosted by Village Preservation and the Village Alliance.

Register online

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 26, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 26, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Friday Happy Hour Online Painting Class


Date: June 26, 2020

Jessica will teach participants over Zoom giving customized instruction as they paint a still life (or an image) at their home. She will convey fundamental painting principles and advise participants on their painting process.

Jessica's expertise is in oil painting and she teaches a non-toxic practice, however, acrylics are optional.

This class can be taken individually or as a series of three classes. Each class is 90 minutes on Fridays, May 29, June 12, and 26. $25 per class, or all three classes for $65.

Beginner's Solvent-Free Complete Oil Painting Kits have generously been created at a discounted price specifically for this class by Artist & Craftsman, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

(Participants may attend first class with pencil and paper if their kit has not arrived yet.)

Register today on Brown Paper Tickets.

Start time: 7:05 pm

End time: 8:35 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 27, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 27, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 27, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 28, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: June 28, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 28, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 29, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: June 30, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: June 30, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 1, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 2, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 3, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 3, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 4, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 4, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 4, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 5, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 5, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 5, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 6, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 7, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 7, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 8, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 9, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 10, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 10, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 11, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Con Edison Family Days


Date: July 11, 2020

Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days.

Step into another century as you explore the period rooms of Manhattan’s oldest house. Join Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's educators in the colonial kitchen to create hands-on arts and crafts, while learning about the historic origins and significance of the crafts you make! Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

Admission is free to the public. Free, one-hour docent tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish-language tour) and at noon (English-language tour).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 11, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 11, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 12, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 12, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 12, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 13, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 14, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 14, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 15, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 16, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 17, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 17, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 18, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 18, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 18, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 19, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 19, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 19, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 20, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 21, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future


Date: July 21, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 22, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 23, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 24, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 24, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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