Thursday, December 12, from 7-8pm
Unpacked Walking Tour
Join artist Peter J. Hoffmeister as he leads walking tour of his solo exhibition Unpacked. Hoffmeister will discuss his artistic inspiration and process for each installation in the Mansion’s period rooms. This event is free to the public. Please call (212) 923-8008 for more information. Support provided by The West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides Foundation.
Saturday, December 7, from 4pm–6pm
Annual Holiday Concert
The annual Holiday Concert offers Renaissance and Baroque works by the Mansion’s ensemble-in-residence, Brooklyn Baroque. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008. UPDATE: THE CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Saturday, December 14, from 2pm–4pm
Historical Tea Tasting Series
Holiday Custom Blends
Three workshops to increase your basic understanding of tea, tea and food pairings and proper preparation. Create your own holiday custom blends to give as gifts. In this workshop attendees will learn basics about blending tea and herbal components to come up with their very own blends. Each workshop is $25 per person, or $60 for a combo ticket for all 3 dates (10/13, 11/16 & 12/14), advanced registration is required.
Saturday, October 5, from 2pm–3:30pm
Community Conversations for Families: Immigration
From New Netherland to New York, immigrants from every part of the world have made their home in our state. Community Conversations invites New Yorkers to explore our shared history as immigrants and the descendants of immigrants, and to discuss the ways that immigration continues to shape the experience of being American today. Community Conversations for Families is for parents and children between 3rd & 6th grade. Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008.
Saturday, October 12, from 10am–6pm
MJM CAFÉ : Culture & Arts Festival
The third annual Culture and Arts Festival (CAFÉ) will feature the vibrant music, artistry, crafts and cuisine that make Washington Heights and the neighboring communities of Harlem, Inwood and the Bronx so diverse and dynamic. This event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.
Sunday, October 13, from 11am–4pm
Open House New York and Historic House Trust Festival
Celebrate the 6th annual Historic House Festival and Open House New York weekend, enjoy free admission and events including docent led tours, scavenger hunts, and family art activities or dress up in colonial style costumes. This event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.
Sunday, October 13, from 2pm–4pm
Historical Tea Tasting Series
Preparing the Proper “Cuppa”
Three workshops to increase your basic understanding of tea, tea and food pairings and proper preparation. Preparing the Proper cup of tea. Join us for this delightful afternoon of tea and scones while attendees learn how to make the proper cuppa. Each workshop is $25 per person, or $60 for a combo ticket for all 3 dates (10/13, 11/16 & 12/14) advanced registration is required.
Thursday, October 17, from 6-9pm
Exhibition Opening: Unpacked
The Morris-Jumel Mansion and The Historic House Trust of New York City are pleased to present “Unpacked”, an exhibition of recent work by New York-based artist Peter J. Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister’s work uses a variety of sources, including historical text, maps, architecture, and found imagery, to create paintings, drawings, prints and sculptural installations. For this exhibition, the artist views the Mansion as an artifact symbolizing the founding of the United States, it having served as George Washington’s headquarters at the start of the Revolutionary War. Using this fact as a departure point, Hoffmeister has created site-specific installations in the Mansion’s period rooms, informed by the history of the Mansion, its inhabitants, American history and current events.
Born on Long Island, New York in 1985, Hoffmeister graduated with a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007, with a concentration in painting. He has exhibited and curated widely in New York, including at Maurizio Cattelan’s gallery Family Business. He is a former editor of SW!PE Magazine, and is currently working on The Moonshiner, a newspaper project he co-founded with artist Jack Laughner. Most recently Hoffmeister attended a residency at Vermont Studio Center, where he prepared for this exhibition.
Support provided by: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone,
JP Morgan & Chase, and The West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides Foundation
Saturday, October 19, from 12pm–5pm
New York: The Story of America Symposium
This 4 part symposium will feature scholars discussing the important role New York played in shaping the story of America. Lunch will be served. The event is $40 per person, advanced registration is required.
Part 1: The New Nation
The American Revolution and the First Capital
Part 2: Abolition and Industry
Industry, Civil War and Immigration
Part 3: Reconstruction and Reform
From President Grant to T. Roosevelt and Al Smith
Part 4: Artistic New York
How writers and painters have influenced the nation through the centuries.
Saturday, November 2, from 8pm–9am
Paranormal Evening at the Mansion
Ever want to know what happens after hours at MJM? Do the spirits come out to play? Well now you can as the team from “Acoustic Archives” presents their recent eerie findings and invites you to spend the night with them as they investigate further. Please bring a sleeping bag and suitable sleeping attire. A light breakfast will be provided. The event is appropriate for adults and families with children ages 16 and up. Tickets are $50 per adult, $25 for children, advanced registration is required.
Saturday, November 16, from 2pm–4pm
Historical Tea Tasting Series
Tea and Cheese Pairings
Three workshops to increase your basic understanding of tea, tea and food pairings and proper preparation. For this pairing we have expertly selected four types of tea and four cheeses that will take your breath away. Each workshop is $25 per person, or $60 for a combo ticket for all 3 dates (10/13, 11/16 & 12/14), advanced registration is required.