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Lots o' Fun with Fleischer Studios: Outdoor Classic Cartoons Night
Saturday, September 6th at 7:30pm

A family-friendly program consisting of several early animated cartoon films produced in the 1920s-1930s, shown during the evening in the garden.

Curated by local film preservationist and animation historian Tom Stathes, the film prints are drawn from Stathes' archive and will be shown in 16mm film. The evening highlights films produced by the Max Fleischer Studio which operated in New York City from the early 1920s thru the mid-1930s. Fleischer's major cartoon stars included Koko the Clown, Betty Boop and Popeye, which will be represented in the program.

Through his film preservation efforts and public events, 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.

Admission: $5, popcorn, included! In the event of rain, the program moves indoors.


Oktoberfest – Flushing Style: Kimchi & Sauerkraut
Saturday, September 27th 5:30 – 8:30pm

Join us for Oktoberfest – Flushing Style in the garden of the Voelker Orth Museum.

Oktoberfest is an old tradition, welcoming guests and sharing in the season's bounty. Oktoberfest was first celebrated in Germany as a wedding party for King Ludwig of Bavaria (then Crown Prince) in 1810. Today it is enjoyed in Munich and around the world.

At the Voelker Orth we cherish our old traditions bringing new friends and experiences to a special evening filled with music, food and merriment. Home-style German American cuisine will be served alongside a sampling of Korean-American dishes - uniting two culinary traditions of humble pickled cabbage.

Oktoberfest is an evening of warm hospitality. So grab a sweater, put on your dancing shoes, and bring friends or come on your own. Come linger in the bountiful twilight garden with friends. And support the Voelker Orth Museum. Enjoy the music of David Block, with dinner at this end-of-garden-season event.

Admission $30, Museum Member: $25 .Please reserve in advance


Dotti Anita Taylor Duo: From Bach to Bacharach
Sunday, November 9th at 2pm

We welcome back flautist Dotti Anita Taylor. She will be performing with Lois Tepfer on piano. Dotti is a vivacious multifaceted artist working in both jazz and classical music, published in several media.

Light refreshments served.

Admission $12 and $10 for members and students.


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