Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: September 20, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



International Coastal Cleanup Day: Conference House Park Edition


Date: September 21, 2019

Think globally; act locally!

Show your local beachfront some TLC. Participate in a local beach cleanup at Conference House Park while being part of a larger global international coastal initiative to clean up and protect our oceans.

There will also be a DSNY reusable bag giveaway taking place. Help reduce plastic bag waste in our water bodies.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Tottenville Civic Association, Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st District, and NYC Parks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



High Bridge & Aqueduct South Walking Tour


Date: September 21, 2019

Segment one: walk to the High Bridge and take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx, and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. Walking south from the Bridge on the Aqueduct Trail, learn about many points of interest including the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Polo Grounds. The first segment of the walk ends at 155th Street and is approximately 1.6 miles (1 hour).

Segment two: meet at the southwest corner of 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. at 11:30 a.m. We will follow the Aqueduct south along Amsterdam Avenue to the Great Lawn in Central Park. Along the way, you'll see architectural oddities related to the route of the Aqueduct, three gatehouses, remnants of the receiving reservoir in Central Park, and many non-aqueduct points of interest. This segment of the walk is about 5 miles (2.5 hours) The full walk is about 6.5 miles (3.5 hours).

Bring water and snacks; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. The walk will be led by Teresa Elwert, who has led several Aqueduct walks along Amsterdam Avenue, most recently in May for Jane's Walks.

For nquiries, please reach out to Sara Kelsey by email at saraakelsey@gmail.com or by phone/text: 646-303-1448.

Presenter: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 303-1448

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)



Farmhouse Family Day: Harvest Colors


Date: September 21, 2019

Explore our colorful environment with a natural stains and dyes-themed Family Day this September!

We’ll be cooking up some dye baths and exploring the colorful plants on our farm – bring scrap fabric or old t-shirts (natural fibers only) or use some of ours.

As always, stop by the Organic Farm Stand for fresh seasonal produce, and stay for a scavenger hunt, historic house tour, outdoor toys and games, and explore the color wheel with additional arts and crafts.

Family Day runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the natural dyeing activity beginning at 1:00 p.m., and is always free and open to all ages.

Reservations not required but recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Annual Community Fall Festival


Date: September 21, 2019

Have fun with your friends and neighbors at Dyckman Farmhouse Muesuem’s 6th Annual Community Fall Festival, featuring free family-friendly activities.

Enjoy face painting, art workshops, cider pressing, and much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Van Cortlandt House Museum Second Annual History and Culture Fair - Smithsonian Museum Day Live


Date: September 21, 2019

Join Van Cortlandt House Museum and The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York as we celebrate the history and culture of New York and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live.

Come to the museum to learn more about Van Cortlandt House with themed self-guided tours throughout the day. Watch living historians demonstrate aspects of 18th-century life, learn about other museums and cultural institutions in the Bronx and across New York City and Westchester County, play lawn games, and more.

Sign up for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live and receive FREE admission to Van Cortlandt House. Other guests pay the regular price of $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Admission for children 12 years old and younger is always free.

Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold to benefit Van Cortlandt House Museum.

The program will be held rain or shine.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 21, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: September 21, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



37th Annual Queens County Fair


Date: September 21, 2019

Get a little bit country at the Queens County Fair!

The first county fair was held in Queens in 1693. Step back in time and enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, tractor pulls, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games.*

Visit our Bavarian beer garden featuring traditional live music and dance, check out craft and food vendors, and get recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology booth. This traditional agricultural fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more.

The Amazing Maize Maze opens this weekend — be the first to find your way!

*Additional fees apply for hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, maze, & other attractions. Height rules apply at all rides.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



2019 Raritan Bay Festival at Conference House Park


Date: September 21, 2019

The Raritan Bay Festival is hosted by the Conference House Park Conservancy and Kayak Staten Island.

Festivities will include kayaking, music, craft vendors, food vendors, beach walks, and more. Parks' Mounted PEP will also be on hand to greet the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)



Smithsonian Museum Day Live


Date: September 21, 2019

Swing by for a free tour of the Queens Historical Society during regular hours on Saturday, September 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. -Taken from Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Website

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 17

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



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: September 21, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 22, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: September 22, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



37th Annual Queens County Fair


Date: September 22, 2019

Get a little bit country at the Queens County Fair!

The first county fair was held in Queens in 1693. Step back in time and enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, tractor pulls, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games.*

Visit our Bavarian beer garden featuring traditional live music and dance, check out craft and food vendors, and get recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology booth. This traditional agricultural fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more.

The Amazing Maize Maze opens this weekend — be the first to find your way!

*Additional fees apply for hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, maze, & other attractions. Height rules apply at all rides.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: September 22, 2019

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

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

Reservations strongly recommended.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Learn How to Dye with Indigo


Date: September 22, 2019

Join local artist and educator Iviva Olenick for a free workshop on indigo dye.

Olenick has created a colonial textile garden in Washington Park featuring flax and indigo. Visit us on September 22 at 3:00 p.m. to learn about the processes that turn these common-looking plants into linen and brilliant blue dye.

By focusing her work on the history of textile production, Olenick enhances our understanding of the impact that these plants had on the evolution of fiber arts in early America and around the world.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



New York, The Neoliberal City


Date: September 23, 2019

Join us to discuss the specific form of capitalism we are living in and how New York City become Neoliberal.

Neoliberalism is a confusing process that changes the role of the state, the ‘market’, and even our own values. We see its impacts in our urban landscape, from what buildings get made to what schools get closed.

After reviewing how exactly we arrived at neoliberalism, we will unpack its current role in New York City. We will discuss its function and then ask: Can neoliberalism ever be useful?

Teacher Lauren Hudson is currently a doctoral candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center where she writes about anti-capitalist organizing among women in NYC.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 25, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



'Ballpark: Baseball in the American City' Lecture & Book Signing


Date: September 25, 2019

Hear from architectural historian and critic, Paul Goldberger, as he discusses the history of baseball through the stories of vibrant and ever-changing ballparks. An investigation of New York City’s great stadiums will illuminate the city’s love affair with America’s favorite pastime.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds” on view until January 5, 2020.

The lecture will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A book signing will follow. Copies are available for purchase in the museum’s gift shop.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 26, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: September 26, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 27, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: September 27, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Bilingual Storytime


Date: September 27, 2019

Join LiteracyINC and NYPL in our backyard for a bilingual read-a-loud followed by an activity for the whole family!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: September 27, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



19th Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree: James Reams and The Barnstormers


Date: September 27, 2019

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of music at the Old Stone House & Washington Park! The 19th Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree will be hosted September 27-28, featuring concerts, musical workshops, and jam sessions galore.

James Reams and The Barnstormers kick things off with their performance in the OSH Great Room on September 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & the Barnstormers play traditional bluegrass music with an old-time country edge and a sound that’s very much their own. They feature hard-driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill-prepared, or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Mark Farrell on mandolin and harmony; Doug Nicolaisen on banjo; and Carl Hayano on upright bass and harmony.

Tickets are available for this concert only, or for a full weekend pass at a special discounted rate.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Yoga with Deirdre


Date: September 28, 2019

Join us for some relaxing yoga on the main lawn of the Farmhouse or in our Parlor. This is a class for absolutely everyone!

If you are new to yoga, WELCOME! Any level of fitness is encouraged!

The fee is pay as you wish.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 28, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: September 28, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: September 28, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



19th Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree


Date: September 28, 2019

Join us for a fun-filled musical weekend at the Old Stone House & Washington Park!

Bring your acoustic instruments and come on down to Washington Park from to play along with musicians from all over NYC; partake in a banjo, fiddle, or songwriting workshop.

Then cross the street at 6:00 p.m. to the Auditorium at MS 51 for the Brown Jug Concert Series featuring the talents of:

  • The Fabulous Fienberg Brothers
  • The Wretched Remnants (from the Wretched Refuse)
  • Tribute to Citizen Kafka
  • Bob Jones Celebration
  • Alan Kaufman
  • Kenny Kosek
  • Andy Statman
  • Lonely Street
  • The Legendary Billy Parker & Bruno Bruzzese
  • David Howard
  • Powerhouse Ron Fienberg
  • Terry McGill
  • Peter Elegant
  • The Amazing Harry Bolick & The Mississippi Travelers
  • Brian Slattery
  • Charlie Shaw
  • Jacques DeCroce
  • Bill Christophersen
  • Stephanie Coleman
  • Marty Cutler
  • lan Podbar

(Performers subject to change.)

Tickets
The 19th Annual Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree is a two-day festival at the Old Stone House and Washington Park. Get your tickets for Saturday only or join us on Friday night for a concert by James Reams and The Barnstormers and get a weekend discount here!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Breukelen Country Fair 2019


Date: September 28, 2019

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by local partners.

Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, and planting activities. Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, learn about honey bees, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, traditional crafts, and much more!

Don’t miss out on special activities and performances.

  • Puppet Show at 1:30 p.m.
  • Pony Rides from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Hands-on Art Activities
  • House Tours every 30 minutes from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Face Painting
  • Children’s Races
  • Caribbean Dancing & Drumming

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed! Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Register on Eventbrite.

Admission is free. Paid tickets are required for some activities and to purchase goods or food. Paid tickets can only be purchased at the fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (314) 399-4977

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



Dance Workshop with Kriyol Dance! Collective


Date: September 28, 2019

As part of Wyckoff House Museum’s year-long project Protest Garden: Historical Resistance and Radical Cultivation in Brooklyn we are hosting a series of free workshops with local artists exploring and interacting with themes such as activism, protest, respite, and self-care.

We are honored to have Kriyol Dance! Join us for the last workshop in this series, as we discover self-care and self-expression through movement together.

RSVP is encouraged but not mandatory.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: September 28, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Paranormal Historical Investigation


Date: September 28, 2019

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

Learn the basics of ghost hunting with resident paranormal investigators and TAPS Family members, Vincent Carbone and Christopher Davalos, while possibly communicating with some of MJM’s former residents. The evening begins with a discussion of paranormal theory and the history of Manhattan's oldest house. Guests then transition into a full investigation where they will learn the history of the mansion, its former residents, and interesting facts about the museum collection.

Refreshments are always included!

Our bi-monthly investigations are three hours in length (8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) and are open to the public.

Please note: This event is strictly for those 18 and over. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: September 29, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: September 29, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: September 29, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Fall Feast


Date: September 29, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for a day of fun games and activities celebrating the local, seasonal harvest.

Play croquet and cornhole on the Lefferts lawn; help us harvest our fall crop and taste them all in a vegetable stew cooked over the Lefferts outdoor hearth by our costumed interpreter.

Join NYP Brooklyn Methodist to help prep and taste local seasonal vegetables, and bring home a recipe to cook with your family. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy harvest tales with veteran storyteller Tammy Hall at 2:00 p.m.; and a performance by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Youth Bluegrass Jam Ensemble at 3:00 p.m.

RSVP online.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: September 30, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 1, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 2, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 2, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam


Date: October 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 3, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 3, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Places that Innovate: Reimagining Historic Sites


Date: October 3, 2019

Join the Historic House Trust in creatively thinking beyond a museum’s “four walls” to reimagine what historic sites can aspire to be in contemporary times. Drawing from innovative sites across the United States, this illustrated conversation will profile intriguing new models for adapting to the rapidly-shifting role museums must play in the 21st century.

Authors Max van Balgooy and Kenneth Turino will share insights from their newly-published anthology, Reimagining Historic House Museums: New Approaches and Proven Solutions, which provides indispensable and imaginative strategies to forge a sustainable path forward for our country’s historic places. They will be joined in conversation by Lisa Ackerman, Chair of the Historic House Trust.

Through an interactive dialogue, van Balgooy, Turino, and Ackerman will use their diverse experiences in the heritage field to address challenges currently facing history-focused institutions. Topics will include assessing whether an organization’s purpose is meaningful to outside audiences, challenging institutions to think holistically, and ensuring that leadership supports risk and experimentation.

A Q&A and book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase.

Presented in partnership with the Historic House Trust of New York City and New York University’s Archives & Public History MA Program.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8721

Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 4, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 4, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: October 4, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 5, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: October 5, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival


Date: October 5, 2019

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 5, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Hands on History: Design Your Own 19th Century Jewelry


Date: October 5, 2019

Happy 250th Birthday, Mary Alsop King! In honor of the lady of King Manor, come learn about 19th-century jewelry and styles like the red coral necklace and pearl hairpin Mary wore in her portrait. Then make your own 19th-century inspired jewelry to take home and wear!

Recommended for ages 6 and older, adults are also welcome! Families and individuals only; no groups, please.

Register online.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: October 5, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 6, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: October 6, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 6, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 7, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 8, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 9, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 9, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 10, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 10, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 11, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 11, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: October 11, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 12, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: October 12, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Fall Festival 2019


Date: October 12, 2019

Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer!) at our annual Fall Festival.

Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th-century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.

And, new this year, join us for harvesting and planting in our new ethnobotanical teaching garden with Ethnobotany Project NYC! Learn about Native, African, and European foodways in early America and help us get your community garden ready for next season! Plus, visit the free pop up seed library and take home your own potential plants.

This event is FREE to the public and does not require an RSVP! See you there!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 12, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: October 12, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 13, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: October 13, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 13, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century Noho


Date: October 13, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 14, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 15, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 16, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 16, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 17, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 17, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 18, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 18, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: October 18, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 19, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: October 19, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 19, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series


Date: October 19, 2019

Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site!

The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday!

Fall Lineup

  • Friday, September 6 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, September 7 - Myles and Lazarus
  • Friday, September 20 - Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio
  • Friday, September 27 - Staten Island Out Loud
  • Saturday, September 28 - Gules Music
  • Friday, October 4 - Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien
  • Saturday, October 5 - Garden of Surgery
  • Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night
  • Saturday, October 12 - Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party!
  • Friday, October 18 - Whiskey Spillers
  • Saturday, October 12 - The Jazzstronauts
  • Friday, October 25 - TBA
  • Saturday, October 26 - Halloween at Richmond Town

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-166 ex 266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 20, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Fall Open Village


Date: October 20, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural past!

Visit skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, and browse working shops and functioning open-hearth kitchens.

Be a part of your community past, present, and future!

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners, and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site is home to 45 historic structures on nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland. The site is open to the public daily. Walk the grounds, or have a family picnic! Guided tours of the restored structures are offered Monday through Sunday.

Each ticket sold aids in the ongoing efforts in preservation, restoration and education conducted by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 20, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 21, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 22, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 23, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York


Date: October 23, 2019

Including 19th-century mourning attire and accessories from the Tredwell Collection

In March 1865, family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died in his upstairs bedroom; his wake and funeral were held in the double parlor, shrouded in black crepe. Grief was not unique to the Tredwell family that year. The Civil War had ended, with more than 600,000 dead, and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination plunged the nation into a period of unprecedented public mourning. The overwhelming sense of grief and loss led to heightened interest in Spiritualism, as survivors attempted to contact their dearly departed through seances and mediums.

Poignant scenes throughout the house explore 19th-century customs surrounding death, a time, unlike today, when death and mourning were pervasive and integral parts of life; dying and funerals took place at home; rituals of mourning helped the bereaved cope with the ever-present anguish of death; and Spiritualism offered hope of a Hereafter.

Pay your last respects at Seabury Tredwell’s deathbed upstairs, then join in the mourning in the double parlor set with a coffin for his wake and funeral. And, in “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House,” discover why our fascination with spirits, ghosts, and the Hereafter endures to this day. (If you see something, say something!)

New this year! On Saturday afternoons, the newly-widowed Eliza Tredwell (portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will greet guests and answer questions about life and death in the 19th century.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Gracie Book Club Presents: Erika L. Sánchez's I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter


Date: October 23, 2019

Join the Gracie Book Club and Author Erika L. Sánchez to discuss her Young Adult novel, I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. Jacqueline M. Ebanks, Executive Director of the New York City Commission on Gender Equity and lifelong advocate for economic, gender, and racial equity, will moderate.

New Yorkers are invited to participate in the conversation whether or not they have read the book. While reservations are encouraged, they are not required.

  • Reserve your tickets.
  • Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., discussion begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends promptly at 7:00 p.m.

People wishing to participate in the discussion on social media should use the hashtag #GracieBookClub. For those who cannot attend the event, it will be streamed live on the First Lady's YouTube channel, FLO NYC. Readers of all ages are also invited to sign up for the Gracie Book Club at nyc.gov/graciebookclub to stay informed about discussion topics, further reading suggestions, live Club gatherings, and podcasts.

"This season the Gracie Book Club explores the pervasive culture of shame that surrounds mental illness. The books we will read together offer an opportunity for each of us to challenge our biases and stereotypes about mental health care through the power of storytelling. Readers can use this knowledge to become stewards of their own mental health and healers in their community." — First Lady Chirlane McCray

Of the selection, Conservancy Executive Director Paul Gunther said, "Ms. Sanchez 's best-selling novel fits this season's mental health theme ideally and we are honored to include it. The struggle of the endearing young protagonist, Julia, in the wake of her older sister's tragic accidental death describes the impact of depression amidst family grief and strife compounded by the added challenges of an immigrant household." He added, "Whether you read the book prior to our Club gathering of after hearing from the National Book Award finalist author, the story of this Mexican- American family will spawn hope in the face of loss."

Programming at the Gracie Mansion Conservancy is aimed at highlighting the history of New York City, and at making Gracie Mansion, the People’s House, more accessible to New Yorkers. Programs are listed on the Conservancy’s website, nyc.gov/graciemansion, and free guided tours of Gracie Mansion are available every Monday. Interested individuals can sign up for a tour at nyc.gov/gracietour.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts



Seasonal Farmstand


Date: October 24, 2019

Season:
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 3, 2019

Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring through fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted.

We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



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