Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 5, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 5, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 5, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 6, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 6, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Virtual Life Drawing


Date: July 6, 2020

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are welcome to participate in our virtual life drawing session on July 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This free session will feature short and long poses with a clothed professional model. Gather your favorite art supplies and join in the fun!

Zoom Meeting ID: 859 0770 9777. Join the Meetup Group here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 7, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 7, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: July 7, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 8, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 8, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 9, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 9, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 10, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 10, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 10, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Virtual Farmhouse Table


Date: July 11, 2020

Join us on our Dyckman at Home page this weekend for some history and food. Fabiola Cáceres, the Director of Education, will share two simple and delicious farm recipes: plant-based butter and apple jam. She will discuss how these tasty foods are connected to our rural history and how making these can help heal our environment.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 11, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Virtual Con Edison Family Days with Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: July 11, 2020

Join the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days. During COVID-19, all Family Days will be held online via Zoom. Visit MJM's website to register for free and get your materials list.

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

Admission is free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 11, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 11, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 12, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 12, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 12, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 13, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 14, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: July 14, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 15, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 16, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 17, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 17, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 18, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 18, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 18, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 19, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 19, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 19, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 20, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 21, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: July 21, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 22, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 23, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 24, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 25, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 25, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 25, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 26, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: July 26, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 27, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 28, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: July 28, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 29, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 30, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: July 31, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: July 31, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 1, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: August 1, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 2, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 2, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: August 2, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 3, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 4, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: August 4, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 5, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 6, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 7, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 8, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Virtual Con Edison Family Days with Morris-Jumel Mansion


Date: August 8, 2020

Join the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days. During COVID-19, all Family Days will be held online via Zoom. Visit MJM's website to register for free and get your materials list.

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

Admission is free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: August 8, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 9, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 9, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: August 9, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 10, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 11, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: August 11, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 12, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 13, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 14, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 15, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: August 15, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 16, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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


Date: August 16, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 17, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 18, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



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


Date: August 18, 2020

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

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

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

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

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 19, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 20, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 21, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 21, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Wyckoff From Home


Date: August 22, 2020

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop



George Way Treasures at the Conference House


Date: August 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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