Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: February 22, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: February 22, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling


Date: February 22, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Art Song @ OSH – Songs of Nature


Date: February 22, 2019

Sarah Nelson Craft and Deirdre Brenner perform an intimate concert that brings together German lieder and American art songs that reflect on human nature and the beauty of the natural world. With music by Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, and Gilda Lyons, this program is part of Art Song @ OSH, returning to the Old Stone House for the first time in 2019.

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft has received wide acclaim for her solo and operatic performances and is highly sought-after as a concert soloist. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Italian and Music from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas College of Music.

Pianist Deirdre Brenner has performed throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia and is in demand as a teacher and coach. Originally from Massachusetts, she earned a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences and Music, and Master's degrees from both the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Konservatorium Wien (MUK).

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: February 23, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tai Chi Exercises


Date: February 23, 2019

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all.

All abilities welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: February 23, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



The Bowne House Celebrates Black History Month: The Search for Freedom in Queens


Date: February 23, 2019

Join us for The Search for Freedom in Queens, a highlight of the Bowne and Parsons families’ activities in abolition and the Underground Railroad.

Kids are welcome to join us for historic African-American craft activities!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)



Paper Crafting


Date: February 23, 2019

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you're crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there'll be something for everyone. We'll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox.

All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies.

Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Paranormal Investigation


Date: February 23, 2019

Led by resident paranormal investigator and TAPS Family member, Vincent Carbone, guests have the opportunity to learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents in a safe and casual setting.

This investigation is strictly for those 18 and over. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Investigations are usually three hours in length (8pm-11pm) and begin with a brief lecture describing paranormal theory, the history of ghost hunting, and a description of various paranormal encounters here at the Mansion.

Guests then transition into a full investigation of the house, including going into the period rooms while continuing the discussion of various paranormal topics. Refreshments are always included!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: February 24, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: February 25, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: February 25, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 1, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 1, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling


Date: March 1, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 2, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tai Chi Exercises


Date: March 2, 2019

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all.

All abilities welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 2, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Hands on History: Make (and Eat!) 19th Century Waffles


Date: March 2, 2019

Waffles have been an American favorite since even before Rufus King lived in Jamaica over two hundred years ago. Come learn about waffles (and other foods eaten at King Manor), then make your own waffles 19th century style!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)



Paper Crafting


Date: March 2, 2019

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you're crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there'll be something for everyone. We'll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox.

All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies.

Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 3, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 4, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 4, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House


Date: March 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam


Date: March 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 8, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 8, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling


Date: March 8, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 9, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tai Chi Exercises


Date: March 9, 2019

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all.

All abilities welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 9, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Paper Crafting


Date: March 9, 2019

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you're crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there'll be something for everyone. We'll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox.

All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies.

Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Documentary Screening


Date: March 9, 2019

Join us on March 9 when we host the winner of World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A is a biographical documentary film about the inspiring life of British-Sri Lankan singer/songwriter, rapper, producer, and political activist Matangi Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A.

In 2007, M.I.A. became an international name with her Grammy-nominated song "Paper Planes", which topped charts worldwide. Steve Loveridge, a longtime friend and associate of M.I.A, used an intriguing non-linear style approach to the documentary which profiles her life going forward and backward.

Using over two decades of archival footage provided by M.I.A herself, Loveridge captures her journey and personal growth in her music, immigrant/refugee experiences, and political activism. Together, M.I.A and Loveridge bring you through the first hand experiences of what it means to be the daughter of a Tamil resistance fighter during the Sri Lankan Civil War, a refugee, an immigrant, and a musical star. The film displays M.I.A's multi-cultural and artistic identities as she shares her thoughts and feelings as a first-generation immigrant/refugee and how it has impacted her life.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 10, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 11, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 11, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 15, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 15, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling


Date: March 15, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: March 16, 2019

Share the traditional craft of weaving with family members of all ages at the Wyckoff House Museum’s March Family Day, featuring textile artist Iviva Olenick.

We’ll be celebrating Women’s History Month by diving into weaving, an activity that was essential to life for the Wyckoff family and others in colonial New York. Learn how to prepare a loom, draw a design, and complete a colorful weaving in a fun shape! Families can also explore our colonial toys and games, scavenger hunts, and our beautiful house and grounds.

Our Farmhouse Family Days are always free to the public and open to visitors of all ages. Family Day is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the weaving activity beginning at 1:00 p.m. Reservations not required, but recommended through Eventbrite (below).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 16, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tai Chi Exercises


Date: March 16, 2019

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all.

All abilities welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 16, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Paper Crafting


Date: March 16, 2019

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you're crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there'll be something for everyone. We'll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox.

All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies.

Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tavern Benefit Concert


Date: March 16, 2019

Historic Richmond Town’s Guyon Tavern, located along Richmond Road, has been a cornerstone of the Staten Island community for nearly two hundred years. It’s home to the renowned Tavern Concert Series. In past years, performers and audience members praised the acoustics and the ambiance of the candle-lit building and the cozy wood stove.

This year, an automobile accident left the Guyon Tavern badly damaged. All programming, including the Tavern Concert Series, has been postponed until the necessary $60,000 is raised and repairs made. While the organization is actively pursuing an insurance claim, we are eager to commence the restoration of our beloved building.

To help bring back this community asset, a benefit concert will be held at Historic Richmond Town in the Third County Courthouse featuring the music of Irish Stout and The Wahoo Skiffle Crazies. All tickets sales from this event will enable Historic Richmond Town to make the crucial repairs to the Tavern.

We look forward to restoring the building in time for the 2020 Tavern Concert Series.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 17, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 18, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 18, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Sunrise Tai Chi


Date: March 22, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 22, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Easy Rider - Indoor Cycling


Date: March 22, 2019

Ward off the oncoming winter doldrums with small group indoor cycling!

Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven't gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you'll go from novice to know-how! We'll build up time on the bike from week to week -- growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace.

The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is highly encouraged! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 23, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Tai Chi Exercises


Date: March 23, 2019

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all.

All abilities welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Tai Chi


Date: March 23, 2019

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night.

Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



Paper Crafting


Date: March 23, 2019

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you're crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there'll be something for everyone. We'll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox.

All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies.

Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 571-5234

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 24, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 30, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Plastics: Pelagic Peril - Extended


Date: March 31, 2019

NOW EXTENDED!

This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists. The exhibition enumerates specific actions that ordinary people can take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.

More than 12 million volunteers over three decades with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have collected over 220 million pounds of trash, having picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear, kitchen appliances, and even automobiles. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: March 31, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



The History of the Motion Picture in Queens


Date: March 31, 2019

Since the early days of Cinema, Queens, New York has played an integral part in serving as the perfect set-piece for films of all genres. Since the 1900s, Queens has been the location of various movie studios including the famous Kaufman-Astoria Studios and even served as the home for some of Hollywood’s earliest superstars before the days of Beverly Hills and Malibu. Join historian, Jason D. Antos for a discussion on March 31.

About the Author
Jason Antos is the author of six books on the history of Queens, making him de facto one of the best-known and respected authors, as well as one of the most sought-after lecturers on the history of the borough. In 2010, Antos was hired first as a reporter and two years later became and currently works as the editor of the local newspaper, The Queens Gazette. Since 2015, he has been employed by Queens Assemblyman Edward Braunstein as a part-time community liaison; and for the past four years, Antos has served as a member of the board of the Queens Historical Society. Such items on his resume might explain why two years ago, the New York’s 6th Congressional District Congresswoman Grace Meng honored Antos with a Congressional Proclamation, citing his contributions to the study of the history of the borough.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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



First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House


Date: April 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam


Date: April 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 5, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 6, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 6, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 7, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 7, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 12, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 13, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 13, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 14, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 14, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 19, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Farmhouse Family Day


Date: April 20, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 20, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 20, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 21, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 21, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp


Date: April 23, 2019

Send your child back in time at Van Cortlandt House Museum this spring as we celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the "Shots heard around the world" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord at our Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini-Camp.

Your child will learn about how the City of New York prepared itself for the war of independence. Children will travel in time back to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in the Continental Army. Activities include crafting a paper cocked hat, signing enlistment papers into the army, and using a quill pen and ink. Outdoor activities such as a military drill and reconnaissance are also part of the action depending on the weather.

The camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff and talented living history volunteers. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Winter Break Mini-Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 to 12.

Spring Break Mini-Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who will complete 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in June of 2019. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children are not required to attend all three days.

Registration begins on January 1, 2019. For more information, please email info@vchm.org.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp


Date: April 24, 2019

Send your child back in time at Van Cortlandt House Museum this spring as we celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the "Shots heard around the world" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord at our Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini-Camp.

Your child will learn about how the City of New York prepared itself for the war of independence. Children will travel in time back to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in the Continental Army. Activities include crafting a paper cocked hat, signing enlistment papers into the army, and using a quill pen and ink. Outdoor activities such as a military drill and reconnaissance are also part of the action depending on the weather.

The camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff and talented living history volunteers. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Winter Break Mini-Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 to 12.

Spring Break Mini-Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who will complete 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in June of 2019. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children are not required to attend all three days.

Registration begins on January 1, 2019. For more information, please email info@vchm.org.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp


Date: April 25, 2019

Send your child back in time at Van Cortlandt House Museum this spring as we celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the "Shots heard around the world" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord at our Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini-Camp.

Your child will learn about how the City of New York prepared itself for the war of independence. Children will travel in time back to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in the Continental Army. Activities include crafting a paper cocked hat, signing enlistment papers into the army, and using a quill pen and ink. Outdoor activities such as a military drill and reconnaissance are also part of the action depending on the weather.

The camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff and talented living history volunteers. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Winter Break Mini-Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 to 12.

Spring Break Mini-Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who will complete 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in June of 2019. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children are not required to attend all three days.

Registration begins on January 1, 2019. For more information, please email info@vchm.org.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 26, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 27, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 27, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: April 28, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: April 28, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam


Date: May 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 3, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 4, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 4, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 5, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 5, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House


Date: May 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 10, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 11, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 11, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



The Old Stone House: Witness to War


Date: May 12, 2019

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

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

Historians

Patricia Bonomi
Edwin Burrows
Barnet Schecter

Content Development

Ellen Snyder Grenier
Janet Rassweiler

Exhibit Designers & Fabricators

May & Watkins

Interactives

Panoramic Studios

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 12, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric


Date: May 17, 2019

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)



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