STEAM Camp


Date: July 17, 2018

We are thrilled to partner with Storefront Science for the third annual four-day STEAM Institute. This bilingual program engages children ages 7 to 11 in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) investigations in a fun and historic outdoor setting. Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for explorations in ethnobotany, plant structure and function, food chains, energy, nutrition, and more! A nutritious snack will be provided by the museum every afternoon.

Registered children must attend all four days of the program. Register at info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



MJM Kids Theatre Camp


Date: July 17, 2018

This program is calling on theater lovers, aspiring actors, actresses or anyone who wants to have a fun time meeting new friends and putting on a little show! Connecting with our current professional theater program occurring at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, this summer we are offering a 5-day intensive theatre program which will consist of multiple theatre techniques, such as “clowning”, “mask” and diving into the history of the theatre.

We would prefer total commitment to the last 2 days of the camp as they are dedicated to putting on a short-scripted performance at the end of the program. We hope you join us for all 5 days of wonderful theatrics and a great time at Manhattan’s Oldest House. Theatre camp is suitable for children ages 6-11.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 17, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



STEAM Camp


Date: July 18, 2018

We are thrilled to partner with Storefront Science for the third annual four-day STEAM Institute. This bilingual program engages children ages 7 to 11 in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) investigations in a fun and historic outdoor setting. Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for explorations in ethnobotany, plant structure and function, food chains, energy, nutrition, and more! A nutritious snack will be provided by the museum every afternoon.

Registered children must attend all four days of the program. Register at info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



MJM Kids Theatre Camp


Date: July 18, 2018

This program is calling on theater lovers, aspiring actors, actresses or anyone who wants to have a fun time meeting new friends and putting on a little show! Connecting with our current professional theater program occurring at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, this summer we are offering a 5-day intensive theatre program which will consist of multiple theatre techniques, such as “clowning”, “mask” and diving into the history of the theatre.

We would prefer total commitment to the last 2 days of the camp as they are dedicated to putting on a short-scripted performance at the end of the program. We hope you join us for all 5 days of wonderful theatrics and a great time at Manhattan’s Oldest House. Theatre camp is suitable for children ages 6-11.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Early Math Program


Date: July 18, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the Conference House


Date: July 18, 2018

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing by observing fine art and furnishings while exploring the unique interiors and exteriors of this beautiful and historic national treasure. Learn proportion, perspective, and other artistic principles; take inspiration and create a more meaningful and in-depth experience on your next trip to the Conference House Museum.

Workshops will first meet at the Conference House Park visitor center. Art materials are provided.

The workshops are free and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 18, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: July 18, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



LINC Read a Loud


Date: July 18, 2018

This bilingual children's program will start with a story and follow up with activities for the whole family.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum


Date: July 18, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Historic Richmond Town's Cruise Night (Classic Cars)


Date: July 18, 2018

Have dinner at the Cheech A' Cini's food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island's best car clubs!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Bringing Up The Bodies: Open Air History Night


Date: July 18, 2018

Don Rice will present a program illuminating the history of Inwood's graveyards and burial sites, called Bringing Up The Bodies.

During the improvement and grading of Inwood's streets in the early 1900s, skeletons by the dozens were discovered. These bones were treated with varying degrees of respect: some went to museums, others were reburied, a few became souvenirs. On July 18, we'll learn the story of Inwood's dead. Where were they found? Do we know who they were? How were they discovered? And what happened to the remains?

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



STEAM Camp


Date: July 19, 2018

We are thrilled to partner with Storefront Science for the third annual four-day STEAM Institute. This bilingual program engages children ages 7 to 11 in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) investigations in a fun and historic outdoor setting. Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for explorations in ethnobotany, plant structure and function, food chains, energy, nutrition, and more! A nutritious snack will be provided by the museum every afternoon.

Registered children must attend all four days of the program. Register at info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



MJM Kids Theatre Camp


Date: July 19, 2018

This program is calling on theater lovers, aspiring actors, actresses or anyone who wants to have a fun time meeting new friends and putting on a little show! Connecting with our current professional theater program occurring at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, this summer we are offering a 5-day intensive theatre program which will consist of multiple theatre techniques, such as “clowning”, “mask” and diving into the history of the theatre.

We would prefer total commitment to the last 2 days of the camp as they are dedicated to putting on a short-scripted performance at the end of the program. We hope you join us for all 5 days of wonderful theatrics and a great time at Manhattan’s Oldest House. Theatre camp is suitable for children ages 6-11.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 19, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 19, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Historic Richmond Town's Summer Eats


Date: July 19, 2018

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island's historic village. Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and of course Egger's Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Admission - food and ice cream extra!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1(718) 351-1611 X266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Free Yoga Class


Date: July 19, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead


Date: July 19, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour.

Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to sip wine in the twilight in the garden, then, when darkness begins to descends, follow your guide into a world of ghosts and chilling tales as we visit some of the historic neighborhood’s most notoriously-haunted locations.

Hear stories of the Merchant’s House’s own strange and inexplicable occurrences; find out whether Washington Irving’s specter still visits town; meet the ghostly acquaintances of John Jacob Astor; discover Henry James’s real-life connections to the spirit world; delve into the dark life of Edgar Allan Poe … and more.

This walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Upcoming Tours: August 16, September 20

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-109

Location: Merchant's House Museum



MJM Kids Theatre Camp


Date: July 20, 2018

This program is calling on theater lovers, aspiring actors, actresses or anyone who wants to have a fun time meeting new friends and putting on a little show! Connecting with our current professional theater program occurring at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, this summer we are offering a 5-day intensive theatre program which will consist of multiple theatre techniques, such as “clowning”, “mask” and diving into the history of the theatre.

We would prefer total commitment to the last 2 days of the camp as they are dedicated to putting on a short-scripted performance at the end of the program. We hope you join us for all 5 days of wonderful theatrics and a great time at Manhattan’s Oldest House. Theatre camp is suitable for children ages 6-11.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 20, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 20, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House'


Date: July 20, 2018

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night.

Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Film Works Alfresco at Morris-Jumel Mansion: Lullaby of Broadway


Date: July 20, 2018

Inwood Art Works and Morris-Jumel Mansion presents Film Works Alfresco at Morris-Jumel Mansion. In partnership with Inwood Art Works, MJM is celebrating NYC through the decades in film! Come enjoy an evening film on the grounds of the Mansion.

Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

Doris Day plays an American musical comedy star who comes back from a successful London engagement to visit her mother; a once-great Broadway star now living in drunken poverty, but this fact has been carefully hidden by a lovable millionaire.

Free, advanced registration not required. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club


Date: July 21, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)



Early Math Program


Date: July 21, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 21, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: July 21, 2018

Celebrate summer days at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum for our Free Family Days & Farmers Market! Drop-in between 11am and 3pm for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more! This month we’ll explore the world of fermentation with this hands on activity lead by Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments. We’ll take a look at the many ways in which this form of food preservation can make tasty treats! Join this all-ages workshop at 1pm.

Explore inside the oldest house in New York City and tour the garden before stopping by the Farmers Market for organic Brooklyn grown produce.

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Solar Energy Family Workshop


Date: July 21, 2018

Solar Energy is part of our regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: The Industrial Revolution, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Electric Energy, and Satellite/GPS Systems.

Solar Energy Family Workshop
Queens Historical Society will be offering a workshop for children to assemble a Solar Rover Kit. This activity teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday object. They will transform a recycled soda can into a solar rover.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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



Farmer's Market


Date: July 21, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 21, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: July 21, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: July 21, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Book Talk: New York Waterways - Susannah Ray


Date: July 21, 2018

Join photographer Susannah Ray for a discussion of her new book New York Waterways. Inspired by a poem by Walt Whitman, Ray explores the largely unknown shores of New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 819-4506

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



Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter


Date: July 21, 2018

The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern, home to the popular Tavern Concert series, following the catastrophic collision in April.

Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration. Save room for dessert at Egger's Ice Cream Parlor in the Park.

Free admission; food, drinks and ice cream extra.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 22, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 22, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong


Date: July 22, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

RSVP at makeartlatimer.eventbrite.com

El Dorado (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House



Sunday Night Movies in the Park with Good Wine: Hercules


Date: July 22, 2018

Join Old Stone House for a free outdoor movie on the Washington Park field this summer! "Hercules" is a crowd-pleaser for families and great for kids!

Bring a picnic chair/blanket and visit our concession stand for food and drink (alcoholic and non). Wheelchair accessible.

Sunday Night Movies in the Park are sponsored by Good Wine

We love your dogs, but they are not permitted on the field.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 23, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 23, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park


Date: July 23, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 24, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 24, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 25, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Early Math Program


Date: July 25, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the Conference House


Date: July 25, 2018

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing by observing fine art and furnishings while exploring the unique interiors and exteriors of this beautiful and historic national treasure. Learn proportion, perspective, and other artistic principles; take inspiration and create a more meaningful and in-depth experience on your next trip to the Conference House Museum.

Workshops will first meet at the Conference House Park visitor center. Art materials are provided.

The workshops are free and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 25, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: July 25, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum


Date: July 25, 2018

This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Join our Museum’s professional staff as they bring to life collections objects once owned by the family and how the plantation was used and by whom during the Revolutionary War. The tours will also have plenty of opportunity for Q & A. We may even venture outside the grounds of the museum to view other aspects of the plantation that have survived over time.

We will serve light refreshments after the hour.

Please keep in mind that Van Corltandt House is not air conditioned not is not wheelchair-accessible. For more questions, please contact the museum at (718) 543-3344.

Please note: Space is limited, reservations are not required but are suggested. To make a reservation, please email info@vchm.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Historic Richmond Town's Cruise Night (Classic Cars)


Date: July 25, 2018

Have dinner at the Cheech A' Cini's food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island's best car clubs!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Athens in Manhattan: The Role of Greek Revival Architecture in Early New York City


Date: July 25, 2018

America turns 242 this year, and even if we start counting from the arrival of the Dutch in 1642, New York City is less than 400 years old — a baby by global standards!

As a burgeoning metropolis in a young republic, 19th-century New York sought to strengthen its position in the world by connecting itself to history—especially Ancient Greece, regarded as the birthplace of democracy. From these efforts, the Greek Revival style of architecture was born, linking New York to the glorious “Golden Age” of Athens in the 5th century BCE.

Join us for a walking tour focused on Greek Revival architecture in the neighborhood of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum, itself an example of this powerfully symbolic style. Along the way, we’ll learn about the specific features of Greek Revival and compare the realities of Ancient Greek civilization with the ideal presented in 19th-century America. Enjoy Greek nibbles in the garden.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Walking tour #1
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Reception in the garden of the Merchant’s House Museum
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Walking tour #2

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Please note: Reservations required. Open in late June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 26, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 26, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 26, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Historic Richmond Town's Summer Eats


Date: July 26, 2018

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island's historic village. Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and of course Egger's Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Admission - food and ice cream extra!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1(718) 351-1611 X266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Free Yoga Class


Date: July 26, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Movie Night: A Wrinkle in Time


Date: July 26, 2018

Come join us for a family screening of A Wrinkle in Time co-sponsored by Elite Learners and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams! Family-friendly activities start at 8:00 PM and the movie starts at 8:30PM. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic to join us for the movie!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Drag Bingo!


Date: July 26, 2018

Come to one of the best restaurants in the city for Drag Bingo and help the Dyckman Museum (and have fun doing it)! Sales of bingo cards will go directly to the Dyckman Museum and help support our programming.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Indian Road Cafe



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 27, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 27, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 27, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow


Date: July 27, 2018

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. More than forty Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.

This is an all-weekend event.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow


Date: July 28, 2018

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions. More than forty Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.

This is an all-weekend event. Performances will take place from noon - 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Early Math Program


Date: July 28, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Gentle Flow Yoga


Date: July 28, 2018

Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga two Saturdays each month this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 28, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: July 28, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage


Date: July 28, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein aire landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. June's theme will be landscape painting of Poe Cottage.

(Adults)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 28, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: July 28, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: July 28, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Book Talk and Signing: Pamela Bannos


Date: July 28, 2018

Join author Pamela Bannos for a discussion and signing of her book, Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife. Maier's photographs reveal her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography. In this meticulous and passionate biography, Bannos contrasts Maier's life with the mythology that strangers have created around her absence.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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



Moby Dick - OutLOUD


Date: July 28, 2018

Join Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual celebration of Melville’s haunting tale of the sea, of Captain Ahab, of the crew of the Pequod, and of the great white whale.

This event includes maritime music by the brass ensemble of the Staten Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rain or shine – If the weather is fair, we’ll gather on the lawn, overlooking Raritan Bay. If it rains, we’ll enjoy the performance inside the charming Biddle House – a Staten Island landmark.

Bring a lawn chair.

This event is suitable for all ages!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 907-0709

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



Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter


Date: July 28, 2018

The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern, home to the popular Tavern Concert series, following the catastrophic collision in April.

Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration. Save room for dessert at Egger's Ice Cream Parlor in the Park.

Free admission; food, drinks and ice cream extra.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow


Date: July 29, 2018

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions. More than forty Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available for sale.

This is an all-weekend event. Performances will take place from noon - 5:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 29, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 29, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Brooklyn Roots Festival


Date: July 29, 2018

In collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Arts Council’s Folk Arts program presents the inaugural Brooklyn Roots Festival in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park including special family programming at the Lefferts Historic House. This day-long festival celebrates Brooklyn’s diverse traditional art forms through a lively, family-friendly afternoon of performances, workshops, interactive kids’ activities, and more. Come on out for a day in the park to learn, play, and express yourself in Brooklyn’s backyard!

RSVP to let us know if you are coming!

The festival is part of the summer-long Tradition as Resistance festival presented by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),Children's Corner (in Prospect Park)



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 30, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century


Date: July 30, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park


Date: July 30, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: July 31, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: July 31, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: August 1, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Early Math Program


Date: August 1, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the Conference House


Date: August 1, 2018

Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing by observing fine art and furnishings while exploring the unique interiors and exteriors of this beautiful and historic national treasure. Learn proportion, perspective, and other artistic principles; take inspiration and create a more meaningful and in-depth experience on your next trip to the Conference House Museum.

Workshops will first meet at the Conference House Park visitor center. Art materials are provided.

The workshops are free and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 1, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: August 1, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Historic Richmond Town's Cruise Night (Classic Cars)


Date: August 1, 2018

Have dinner at the Cheech A' Cini's food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island's best car clubs!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: August 2, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 2, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Historic Richmond Town's Summer Eats


Date: August 2, 2018

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island's historic village. Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and of course Egger's Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Admission - food and ice cream extra!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1(718) 351-1611 X266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Free Yoga Class


Date: August 2, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



MJM Teens Digital Film Camp


Date: August 3, 2018

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.

Note: This camp does NOT meet on the weekend.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 3, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Early Math Program


Date: August 4, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 4, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: August 4, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Herbal Medicine Workshop and Demonstration with Karen Rose


Date: August 4, 2018

In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients as well as child friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided.

Free demonstration. $5 materials fee to make your own products. You can reserve materials with pre-purchase or pay day of workshop, supplies are limited.

Ages 13 and older.

Karen M. Rose is trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine and is personally dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions with regards to their health and lives. As owner of Sacred Vibes Healing and the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, a Brooklyn-based, community herbal apothecary, Karen is connected to both the earth and the community in which she practices, consults and teaches herbal medicine. Learn more about Karen at www.sacredvibeshealing.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: August 4, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: August 4, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Hands On History: Games Day


Date: August 4, 2018

Join us at King Manor for fun and games on the grounds. We’ll be trying our hand at toys children would have played with over 200 years ago, and learning all the ways they kept themselves busy without modern technology. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182060545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter


Date: August 4, 2018

The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern, home to the popular Tavern Concert series, following the catastrophic collision in April.

Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration. Save room for dessert at Egger's Ice Cream Parlor in the Park.

Free admission; food, drinks and ice cream extra.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Travesty Show: An Illustrated Correspondence - An Evening Slideshow With Nicholas Muellner and Helen Betya Rubinstein


Date: August 4, 2018

Join Nicholas Muellner and Helen Rubenstein for an evening slideshow on the lawn.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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



Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day


Date: August 5, 2018

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

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 5, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Dutch Heritage Architecture Tours


Date: August 5, 2018

Join us for a special day of tours focusing on the Dutch architectural elements of the house.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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



Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: August 6, 2018

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park.

Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, soil, botany, colonial history, and everything in between! This program is good for children ages 6-11 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.

Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park


Date: August 6, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: August 7, 2018

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park.

Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, soil, botany, colonial history, and everything in between! This program is good for children ages 6-11 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.

Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 7, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: August 8, 2018

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park.

Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, soil, botany, colonial history, and everything in between! This program is good for children ages 6-11 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.

Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Early Math Program


Date: August 8, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 8, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: August 8, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Historic Richmond Town's Cruise Night (Classic Cars)


Date: August 8, 2018

Have dinner at the Cheech A' Cini's food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island's best car clubs!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: August 9, 2018

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park.

Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, soil, botany, colonial history, and everything in between! This program is good for children ages 6-11 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.

Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 9, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Historic Richmond Town's Summer Eats


Date: August 9, 2018

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island's historic village. Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and of course Egger's Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Admission - food and ice cream extra!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1(718) 351-1611 X266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Free Yoga Class


Date: August 9, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: August 10, 2018

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction, and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park.

Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, soil, botany, colonial history, and everything in between! This program is good for children ages 6-11 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.

Register today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 10, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Early Math Program


Date: August 11, 2018

Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more. Retired professor Carole Mulligan will hold classes for ages 2 to 5 years old on our grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)



Gentle Flow Yoga


Date: August 11, 2018

Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga two Saturdays a month this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 11, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: August 11, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Family Day: Colonial Crafts


Date: August 11, 2018

How did the colonists entertain themselves back in the day? Spend your day making colonial paper hats, complete with a paper white wig, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion this summer. Our craft family days will include hand-making dolls made of cornhusks as well as making your own personal candles.

For additional information please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: August 11, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: August 11, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter


Date: August 11, 2018

The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern, home to the popular Tavern Concert series, following the catastrophic collision in April.

Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration. Save room for dessert at Egger's Ice Cream Parlor in the Park.

Free admission; food, drinks and ice cream extra.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 12, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho


Date: August 12, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and 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.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 13, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park


Date: August 13, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 14, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 14, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 15, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 15, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: August 15, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Historic Richmond Town's Cruise Night (Classic Cars)


Date: August 15, 2018

Have dinner at the Cheech A' Cini's food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island's best car clubs!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 16, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 16, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Historic Richmond Town's Summer Eats


Date: August 16, 2018

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island's historic village. Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and of course Egger's Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Admission - food and ice cream extra!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1(718) 351-1611 X266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Free Yoga Class


Date: August 16, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead


Date: August 16, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th-century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to sip wine in the twilight in the garden, then, when darkness begins to descends, follow your guide into a world of ghosts and chilling tales as we visit some of the historic neighborhood’s most notoriously haunted locations.

Hear stories of the Merchant’s House’s own strange and inexplicable occurrences; find out whether Washington Irving’s specter still visits town; meet the ghostly acquaintances of John Jacob Astor; discover Henry James’s real-life connections to the spirit world; delve into the dark life of Edgar Allan Poe … and more.

Walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 17, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period style clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to request a registration form, email to: info@vchm.org

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 17, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 18, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: August 18, 2018

Celebrate the summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum for our Free Family Days & Farmers Market! Drop-in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more!

Roll up your sleeves -- it’s time to get our hands dirty! Join us in our garden this month as we explore the growing plants, learn how families can garden together, and taste fresh vegetables right from the ground! Our own gardener will also be around to teach us some helpful tricks to nurture our own farms at home!

Explore inside the oldest house in New York City and tour the garden before stopping by the Farmers Market for organic Brooklyn grown produce.

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Farmer's Market


Date: August 18, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: August 18, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: August 18, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



2018 Jazz Festival


Date: August 18, 2018

Enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful park with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.

A neighborhood tradition for over 25 years! Free, advanced registration not required.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter


Date: August 18, 2018

The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern, home to the popular Tavern Concert series, following the catastrophic collision in April.

Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration. Save room for dessert at Egger's Ice Cream Parlor in the Park.

Free admission; food, drinks and ice cream extra.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 19, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



2018 Jazz Festival


Date: August 19, 2018

Enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful park with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.

A neighborhood tradition for over 25 years! Free, advanced registration not required.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 20, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park


Date: August 20, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 21, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 21, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 22, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 22, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: August 22, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Historic Richmond Town's Cruise Night (Classic Cars)


Date: August 22, 2018

Have dinner at the Cheech A' Cini's food truck, walk the grounds and see the classic cars of a bygone era from Staten Island's best car clubs!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 23, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 23, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Historic Richmond Town's Summer Eats


Date: August 23, 2018

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island's historic village. Featuring a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and of course Egger's Homemade Ice Cream!

Free Admission - food and ice cream extra!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 1(718) 351-1611 X266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Free Yoga Class


Date: August 23, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Community Movie Night: Coco


Date: August 23, 2018

Come join us for a family screening of Coco, co-sponsored by Elite Learners and Council Member Jumaane D. Williams!

Family-friendly activities start at 8:00 p.m. and the movie starts 8:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic to join us for the movie!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Adventures in Time Summer History Camp


Date: August 24, 2018

Embark on an adventure back in time at our Summer History Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum. Your child will learn about the Van Cortlandt Family’s and New York City’s important roles in the formation of our country all while having fun.

Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in the 18th century as they wear period style clothing and make and play 18th century toys and games. Typical chores such as churning butter, cooking, gathering wood and hauling water are all part of the full History Camp experience.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2018. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-3344

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 24, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Flora and Fauna Discovery Walk


Date: August 25, 2018

Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen Waltuch and NYC Naturalist Ivan Kuraev for a morning of exploration in our favorite park. Roger Morris Park, while only 1.8 acres, is full of many fascinating native and introduced species of plants and animals. August is also the beginning of Fall migration, so we hope to spot many traveling birds on their trips southward.

Bring your binoculars!

Advanced registration strongly suggested. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 25, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: August 25, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage


Date: August 25, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein aire landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. June's theme will be landscape painting of Poe Cottage.

(Adults)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: August 25, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: August 25, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Historic Richmond Town's Tavern Terrace Concert Series Featuring No Quarter


Date: August 25, 2018

The Tavern Terrace is a weekly concert series to help raise money to help rehabilitate the J. Guyon Tavern, home to the popular Tavern Concert series, following the catastrophic collision in April.

Join Corner House BBQ and The Flagship Brewery at the biggest backyard summer celebration. Save room for dessert at Egger's Ice Cream Parlor in the Park.

Free admission; food, drinks and ice cream extra.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x266

Location: Historic Richmond Town



Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit


Date: August 26, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay


Date: August 26, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), writer Sherese Francis will lead a free poetry workshop inspired by the art installation. All ages are welcome to join. RSVP at Eventbrite.

Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay
Language is fluid and moldable. We are constantly shaping it into new forms and meanings. This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms, homographs, onomatopoeia and similar sounding words within and between languages to play with meaning and definition. Through this wordplay, we will knead together new poetic creations, using language in unexpected ways and even creating new words. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite words from their own languages, both standard and informal, to experiment. Poem examples will include ones from Harryette Mullen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, David McCord, E.E. Cummings, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and forms like Macaronic verse and Dictionary/Thesaurus Entry poetry.

About the Installation: EL DORADO (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas. The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House



Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park


Date: August 27, 2018

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house!

Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.

Weather permitting.

All ages and levels welcome.

Wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

Location: The Conference House (in Conference House Park)



Community Days at Conference House Park


Date: August 29, 2018

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center.

Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture.

Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



Free Yoga Class


Date: August 30, 2018

Molly Ginty is a veteran instructor with two decades of experience teaching yoga in New York City. Join her each Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please email mollymaureenginty@gmail.com.

Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: September 1, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Composting 101 with Joanne


Date: September 1, 2018

Come learn the basics of how to turn your food scraps into compost for your garden with our neighbor and Master Composter Joanne.

Ages 13 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: September 1, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: September 1, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Hands On History: 18th Century Music and Sing-Along


Date: September 1, 2018

Come listen to and enjoy live 18th century music at King Manor, performed by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle)! Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family would have listened to in their home. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn more about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (7180 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Farmer's Market


Date: September 8, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: September 8, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: September 8, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Festival Minokan: A Song and Drum Celebration


Date: September 8, 2018

Join Fanmi Asòtò for a festival of Haitian singing and drumming. A Lakou Souvenance ceremony honoring the spirits of Dahomey with music, dancing, and food.

2:30 Drum Workshop for all ages

3:00 Song workshop for all ages

4:00 Kriyol Dance! Collective Performance

4:30 Fanmi Asòtò Performance and Presentation

Open to all who wish to learn about and experience this traditional Haitian celebration.

Free for children under 6.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



19th Century Boxing Match Recreation


Date: September 8, 2018

Commemorating the arrival of the brutal sport to the American shores, guests will have the opportunity to witness an authentic reenactment of a 19th-century boxing match performed by stage combat professionals.

Free, advanced registration not required. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day


Date: September 9, 2018

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

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho


Date: September 9, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and 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.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: September 15, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Farmer's Market


Date: September 15, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Family Day: Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day


Date: September 15, 2018

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us here at the mansion. There will be lots of fun-filled games and activities for families and special dishes prepared for all to enjoy!

For additional information please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: September 15, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: September 15, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead


Date: September 20, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th-century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to sip wine in the twilight in the garden, then, when darkness begins to descends, follow your guide into a world of ghosts and chilling tales as we visit some of the historic neighborhood’s most notoriously haunted locations.

Hear stories of the Merchant’s House’s own strange and inexplicable occurrences; find out whether Washington Irving’s specter still visits town; meet the ghostly acquaintances of John Jacob Astor; discover Henry James’s real-life connections to the spirit world; delve into the dark life of Edgar Allan Poe … and more.

Walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Farmer's Market


Date: September 22, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: September 22, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: September 22, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Garden Crafts for Adults


Date: September 22, 2018

Why should kids get to have all the fun? Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen Waltuch for an inspired afternoon of garden-related colonial and modern crafts for adults. We will take a short tour of the gardens to discuss traditional plant uses, and then we'll head to the colonial kitchen to fabricate homemade items to take home and enjoy. As time allows, you'll have the opportunity to make tea sachets, soaps, or infused oils!

Advanced registration strongly suggested. For additional information and to register, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: September 29, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage


Date: September 29, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein aire landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. June's theme will be landscape painting of Poe Cottage.

(Adults)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)



Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival


Date: September 29, 2018

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: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)



Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation


Date: September 29, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)



Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House


Date: September 29, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



7th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival


Date: October 6, 2018

Join the Old Stone House at the 7th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival to celebrate the fiber arts, including knitters, crafters, etc.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Farmer's Market


Date: October 6, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



CANCELLED: Hands On History: Make Your Own Crazy Quilt Square


Date: October 6, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

A popular pastime 200 years ago, crazy quilts were made from spare scraps of fabric and sewn with fancy stitches, sometimes for fun and sometimes to teach children to sew. Design your own crazy quilt square at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day


Date: October 7, 2018

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

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



Farmer's Market


Date: October 13, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho


Date: October 14, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and 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.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Farmer's Market


Date: October 20, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Farmer's Market


Date: October 27, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage


Date: October 27, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein aire landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. June's theme will be landscape painting of Poe Cottage.

(Adults)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)



Farmer's Market


Date: November 3, 2018

Join the Wyckoff farm team as we share our harvest with the community. Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices.

Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



Hands On History: Make Your Own Rag Rug


Date: November 3, 2018

Join us at King Manor to learn about decorations and furniture inside 19th century homes. Make your own miniature rag rug to take home, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day


Date: November 4, 2018

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

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho


Date: November 11, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and 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.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum



Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage


Date: November 24, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein aire landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. June's theme will be landscape painting of Poe Cottage.

(Adults)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)



Hands On History: Make an 18th Century Scented Ornament


Date: December 1, 2018

Oranges were a special fruit for 18th and 19th century Americans, since they could only get them during the winter months. Some of those oranges were used to make pomanders, a spiced, scented ornament that decorated their homes and filled the house with a lovely aroma. Make your own pomander at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage


Date: December 29, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein aire landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. June's theme will be landscape painting of Poe Cottage.

(Adults)

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)



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