Sunday, December 6th, 12:30 -5:00pm
It's not too early to order tickets for the 29th edition of the Holiday Historic House Tour! Celebrate the Holiday Season with seven Queens Historic sites and learn about their unique histories.
Your ticket for the afternoon includes the Kingsland Homestead, the Bowne House, the Lewis H. Latimer House, the Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Voelker Orth Museum and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Set your own pace and visit as many sites a you choose. We've added an extra 30 minutes this year to help you linger along the way. There's refreshments, live music, plant and craft holiday markets, house tours and seasonal exhibitions offered. Six of the sites are within walking distance. Shuttle bus transportation is available between the sites.
The Voelker Orth invites visitors to an old fashioned seasonal sing along, accompanied by Grammy-nominated composer/musician John Guari at the keyboard of the museum's vintage Sohmer piano.
Your ticket includes admission to all seven sites and use of the shuttle. Advanced purchase tickets available through the Queens Historical Society for $20. Children (under 12) $10. Admission at the door is $25. For information and group sales call or email the Queens Historical Society - 718-939-0647.
Sunday, January 24th , at 2:00pm
Warm-up with laughter when you join us for an afternoon of animated cartoons from the Bray Studio.
Experience the magical world of vintage animation, projected on 16mm film seen as it often was in homes through much of the 20th century. Local preservationist/animation historian Tom Stathes returns with a special program suitable to children and adults of all ages.
Over 100 years ago, in the early days of movies, the Bray Studio got its start in NYC. Home to many memorable human and animal characters, the studio worked with leading animators of the period. Stathes has researched and located prints of many remarkable cartoons, drawing on the collection for this screening.
Admission: $5. Children under 3 admitted free. Light refreshments served.