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APRIL-JUNE

APRIL

Saturday, April 5 from 1pm-3pm
“Home” Sewing and Crochet Circle
Please join “Home” artists Kathleen Granados and Anne Mailey as they lead a sewing and crocheting workshop while discussing their work. Knitting, needlepoint and embroidery are welcome too! Tea will be served. This event is recommended for ages 10 and above. The event is FREE with Museum admission, but reservations are encouraged―please call 212-923-8008.

Saturday, April 5 from 4pm-6pm
Music at Morris-Jumel: Recorder Madness
Join frequent Music at Morris-Jumel performers Gregory Bynum, Theresa Salomon, Carlene Stober, and Rebecca Pechefsky for a program of uplifting instrumental works by Telemann, Uccellini, Brunnemüller, and van Eyck. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required―call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, April 12 from 11am-4pm
Mansion Arts: Crafting “Home”
What makes a home? What would you want in your dream home? Come visit the Mansion and craft your own model room, inspired by the stories of the past and by the contemporary artworks in our new “Home” exhibition. Tours, light snacks, and a scavenger hunt offered throughout the day. The event is FREE with Museum admission and no advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008 for more information.

Wednesday, April 16, from 2pm-4pm
“Home” Family Garden Art Workshop
Come paint with “Home” artist Shira Toren and get inspired by our garden. Feel free to bring your plants as inspiration. This workshop is FREE with Museum admission and recommended for ages 8 and up. Art supplies will be provided! Reservations are encouraged, please call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, April 19 from 2pm-4pm
“Home” Artist Talk
Join Home artists Eric N. Mack, Jennifer Packer and Cristina Razzano will discuss the exhibition and their artistic process in the Mansion’s Octagon Room. Support provided by The West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides Foundation. The event is FREE with Museum admission, but reservations are encouraged. Please call 212 923 8008.

MAY

Saturday, May 3 from 1pm-3pm
“Home” En Plein Air (Watercolor Workshop)
Home artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or your favorite house. Support provided by The West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides Foundation. This event is recommended for ages 10 and above. The event is FREE with Museum admission, but reservations are encouraged―please call 212-923-8008.

Saturday, May 10, from 4-6pm
Music at Morris-Jumel: Recorder Madness
Clara Rottsolk, soprano, and Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, perform works by Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. Ms. Berry will play on her newly restored 1806 Broadwood piano, featured on her recent recording Haydn in London. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required―call 212 923 8008.

Sunday, May 18 from 3pm-5pm
Voices/Voces Theater Performance
Upper Manhattan teens join with the People’s Theatre Project and Seven Stories Institute for the culminating performance of their VOICES/VOCES program. The participants study the role of youth throughout history in the struggle for justice and work together to create their own theatrical protest piece on their role as youth and artists in Northern Manhattan today. The event is FREE with Museum admission, but advanced registration is required―please call 212-923-8008.

Saturday, May 31, from 3pm-5pm
Baroque Recital
Anthony Albrecht, an Australian cellist and 2014 graduate of Juilliard’s Historical Program, will present a farewell recital featuring a repertoire of favorites studied during his time in New York City. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of Morris Jumel Mansion. Admission is pay-what-you-wish donation, call 212-923-8008 if you have any questions. For more information on the artist, please visit his website here.

JUNE

Saturday, June 7 from 3pm-5pm
Tea in the Garden (Scones and Sachets)
Enjoy an afternoon of history and tasty treats. Our tea party will take place outdoors to enjoy the view of the Mansion’s historic sunken garden. Learn how to properly “take tea,” enjoy a full afternoon tea service and create a beautiful sachet using herbs and flowers which were grown at Morris-Jumel. The event is suitable for adults and families. It will sell out quickly, so RSVP soon! Tickets are $40 per person & $10 for children. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, June 14 from 1pm-4pm
Afternoon of Romance, Literary Festival
Come join a wide array of New York City Romance Writers at MJM! Meet authors of both contemporary, paranormal and historic romance. Take a tour of the Mansion and find out how Eliza Jumel lived and loved plus learn about other scandalous women in history. This event is FREE with Museum admission and no advanced registration required.

Saturday, June 28 from 11am-4pm
Family Day
Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make a historic craft project, and enjoy the beginning of summer in our colonial garden! Special performance at 2pm: The multiple genres flutist and composer, award winning and resident of Upper Manhattan- Yael Acher a.k.a. “KAT” MODIANO returns to Morris Jumel Mansion’s Octagonal Drawing room, joined by some of NYC’s finest international Jazz musicians for an acoustic set, with original soulful Jazzy-funky tunes. The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. This event is FREE and no advanced registration required.

PAST EVENTS

JANUARY

Saturday, January 4, from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Downton Abbey Tea Party
The Morris-Jumel Mansion, in collaboration with The Tea Consortium will host an afternoon of tea, trivia and treats. We’ll view the last episode of season 3 in preparation for the highly anticipated start of season 4! Tickets are $65 per person, space is limited so pre-paid advanced registration is required. Period attire suggested. Call 212 923 8008 to make a reservation.

Saturday, January 11, from Noon-1:30pm
Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday
Can Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr make peace for one day? Historian and tour operator Jimmy Napoli will present his talk entitled “Alexander Hamilton: The Little Lion” which will focus on America’s most under-rated founder. Napoli will discuss Hamilton’s life, work and often scandalous history as George Washington’s genius protégé. From his humble beginning in the West Indies to his shocking death in New Jersey, no person in American history has ever had a greater influence on our national character without reaching the presidency. FREE, but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, January 18, from 2:00pm-3:30pm
Jazz CD Release Party
Yael Acher a.k.a. “KAT” MODIANO returns to Morris Jumel Mansion: “KAT”&”MOON” in Manna-hata. “KAT” will be joined by some of NYC’s finest international Jazz musicians for an acoustic set, performing her original soulful Jazzy-funky tunes from the new CD. The event is FREE, and light refreshments will be served, please call 212 923 8008 to reserve.

Saturday, January 25, from 1:00pm-3:00pm
“Unpacked” Collage Workshop
Artist Peter J. Hoffmeister will lead a hands-on workshop exploring the technique of collage, in part with his solo exhibition, Unpacked. Art supplies will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring their favorite images. Support provided by The West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides Foundation. For ages 10 and up, the event is FREE, please call 212 923 8008.

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 8, from 2:00pm-6:00pm
Anne Northup: Slavery and the Birth of American Cuisine
Learn about the untold story of Solomon Northup’s wife, Anne. Anne- an innovator in American cuisine- was an ambitious, independent free African-American woman in 19th century New York. Historian Greg Washington will lead a tour of the mansion and the local neighborhood as Anne would have experienced them in the 1840′s. Professor Jane Lancaster will discuss the relationship of Anne Northup and Eliza Jumel in Saratoga Springs and New York. Finally, food historian, Tonya Hopkins, will recreate some of Anne Northup’s recipes for a three-course formal dinner, while leading a conversation about Anne’s life and career. Tickets are $10 per person for scholar talks only, $65 sit down dinner. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, February 15, from 3:00pm-5:00pm
6th Annual Chocolate Day: Eliza’s “Miss Havisham” Tea
Mrs. Jumel invites guests for a Valentine’s Day soiree they’ll never forget. We’re all a little mad at this tea party, as guests will interact with Madame Jumel and her friends. Be sure to come in your finest attire, Eliza is very particular about her tea parties. The event is appropriate for adults, and families with children age 10 and up. Tickets are $40 per person. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, February 22, from 11:00am-4:00pm
Washington’s Birthday Celebration
Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with us! Tour the Mansion, try on colonial costumes and complete a scavenger hunt. NEW this year: at 1pm meet author Christine Wade who will read from her new novel “Seven Locks,” a story of one woman whose husband mysteriously disappears, at the dawn of the American Revolution. The event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.

MARCH

Saturday, March 8, from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Women’s History Month Program: Women in the Arts
Celebrate both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day by joining a diverse group of Upper Manhattan female artists who will discuss their work during a panel presentation. This will be followed by interactive break-out sessions where guests will learn different art techniques and leave with handcrafted items. Tickets are $30 per person. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Sunday, March 9, at 3:00pm
Concert in the Heights
Join us for a stunning string quintet performance of Brahms and Mendelssohn! Tickets are $12 for general admission, and $7 for students and seniors. For more information, call 212 923 8008, or click here.

Thursday, March 20, from 5:00pm-8:00pm
“Home” Exhibition Opening
Our upcoming exhibition, “Home” will investigate the meaning and evolving perceptions of the home. The exhibit will feature work by neighboring contemporary artist. Support provided by The West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides Foundation. The event is FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, March 22, from 11:00am-1:00pm
Family Workshop: Paper Flowers
Celebrate the beginning of Spring by first learning about gardening in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Then create a unique paper flower out of tissue paper, glitter and pipe cleaners. They will brighten up your day! The event is FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.