Second Saturdays each month, starting February 8th,
March 8th, April 12th and May 10th, 11:00 – noon
In our cozy parlor setting, the joys of reading are shared young children, well before they can read on their own. Join Karyn Mooney for a stimulating experience that is fun. Each session includes an art or nature discovery activity, as well. For children 6 and under.
In January, bring in the Year of the Horse by reading about Chinese New Year celebrations and making horse puppets to play with and take home!
Suggested donation $5 per family.
This Program made possible with support from Dr. Marge Hendler, a specialist in children’s literature and early childhood education.
Early 20th Century Animated Cartoons Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30pm
A family-friendly program consisting of several very early animated cartoon films from the silent film era, 1900 to 1928. We’ll dim the parlor lights and share in the glow of the fantastic animated world of yester year.
Curated by local film preservationist and animation historian Tom Stathes, the films are hand-selected from Stathes' archive and will be shown in actual 16mm film. The focus will be on films produced in New York City, where animation began as a formal industry.
Through his company, Cartoons on Film, Tom Stathes has been introducing new audiences to the magical world of vintage animation, experienced as it was so often, projected in homes and gathering places through much of the 20th century. Tom has put together a special program for the Voelker Orth – suitable to children and adults of all ages.
$5 Suggested donation
Green Garden – Green Plant
A Family-Friendly Gardening Earth Day Event
Wednesday, April 16th 12:30 – 3:30pm
Come get into the nitty-gritty of a cleaner and greener environment.
Celebrate Earth Day with the Voelker Orth and join in some urban gardening. It is an afternoon of art, hands-on workshops and a spring garden tour with plant, pruning, and backyard wild-life care tips. At 1:00pm participate in a workshop on starting flowers, herbs and vegetables from seed. Learn about recycling, composting and earth-friendly resources in our community.
Light refreshments will be served.
Admission $4, $3 for members, students and children (Infants & toddlers, free).