Events

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All FREE events are free with museum admission.

JULY-AUGUST

Garden Family Workshops
Tuesdays All Month, from 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Come enjoy the summer in Roger Morris Park with our new series of drop-in garden family workshops. Each session will include storytelling, an art project and hands-on garden work in our beautiful Sunken Garden or vegetable garden. The program is appropriate for children ages 5-12 with an adult learning partner. FREE with Museum admission, no pre-registration is required.

Colonial Craft Family Workshops
Wednesdays All Month, from 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Come become part of history with our new series of drop-in colonial craft family workshops. Each week there will be a different project to create, such as: paper making, tricorne hats, tea making and candle making (call 212-923-8008 for schedule). The program is appropriate for children ages 5-12 with an adult learning partner. FREE with Museum admission, no pre-registration is required.

Yoga in the Park
Thursdays All Month, from 11:00AM – 12:15PM and 5:00PM-6:15PM
Awesome Asana is a budding yoga project in Washington Heights developed by teacher Chelsea Best. The concept behind Awesome is collaborative, bringing yoga and artists together locally to build a stronger community in our neighborhood. Chelsea’s teaching style offers yogis from all levels and backgrounds the opportunity to practice together; her Vinyasa Flow class is designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace. Children’s yoga is offered every Saturday, please call for more details. Yoga is FREE with Museum admission, no pre-registration is required. Awesome Asana is always looking for musicians interested in donating some play time to yoga. Send us a message with demos/links on Facebook.

Burr/Hamilton Tour & Presentation
Saturday, July 12th, from 4:00PM – 6:30PM
Morris-Jumel is pleased to work once again with the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society for a tour and presentation about the lives of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.
At 4pm tour the Mansion with Director, Carol S. Ward, and MJM Trustee Antonio Burr as they detail how both Burr and Hamilton are connected to the Mansion. At 5pm AHA President Rand Scholet will present a talk entitled “Washington’s Indispensable Partner,” detailing Hamilton’s contributions to the founding of the country. FREE with Museum admission, advanced registration is required by calling 212-923-8008.

Victorian Photo Collage Workshop
Saturday, July 19th, from 1:00PM – 3:00PM
New York photographer, Trish Mayo, will lead the “Victorian Photocollage Workshop” in part with the Mansion’s latest exhibition, Ladies of the House: History from a Feminine Perspective. During the Victorian period aristocratic women explored with the possibilities of collage and photography; they often combined photographs with drawings, watercolors, and printed illustrations to create fanciful images. Each participant will create a collage using a photograph of the Mansion’s Octagon Room. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite images. This workshop is appropriate for adults and children ages 10 and up and is FREE with museum admission. Please RSVP by emailing visitorservices@morrisjumel.org or curator@morrisjumel.org. Please call 212 923 8008 for more information.

PAST EVENTS

Spring 2014
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: Haydn’s London and Beyond: Music of Haydn, Clementi, Schubert, and Bellini
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.


Winter 2014
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 protĂ©gĂ©. 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- a famous chef and innovator in American cuisine- was an ambitious, independent free African-American woman in 19th century New York. Food historian, Tonya Hopkins, and Professor Jane Lancaster will recreate some of Anne’s most famous recipes for sampling, and facilitate conversations about the lives of free African-Americans in 19th century New York. Tickets are $10 per person for scholar talks only, $25 including food samples, $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.

Friday, March 20, from 6:00pm-9:00pm
“Home” Exhibition Opening
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.

Saturday, March 22, from 11:00am-1:00pm
Family Workshop: Paper Flowers
Celebrate the beginning of Spring by first learning about all 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.


Fall 2013
Information unavailable.

Spring 2013
APRIL

Saturday, April 6 from 4pm-6pm
Music at Morris-Jumel: Classical Folk
Baroque violinist Rachel Evans and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky in a program that spans centuries and crosses genres. The varied fare includes music by Bach, Corelli, and Byrd; English and American folk music; and the New York premiere of Mark Janello’s “Toccata-Rondo” for solo harpsichord. $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, April 20 from 10am-noon
Family Workshop: Paper Flowers
Celebrate Spring with us and create colorful flowers out of tissue paper. You can add rubber stamped designs and glitter to make your creation unique! Suggested for ages 5 and up with an adult learning partner. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, April 27 from 3pm-5pm
Voices 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. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

MAY

Sunday, May 5 from 2pm-3:30pm
Author Talk and Book Signing
Author Nancy Rubin Stuart will discuss and sign her latest work “Defiant Brides.” The book chronicles the lives of Peggy Shippen and Lucy Flucker, who defied their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals, Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, May 11 from 1pm-2:30pm
Mother’s Day Jewelry Workshop
Come explore your creativity at a workshop taught by jeweler Miranda Nelli. This workshop will focus techniques such as beading, wire-work, crimping and knotting. Your child will leave with a one of a kind piece for Mother’s Day! The event appropriate for children ages 6. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, May 11 from 4pm-6pm
Music at Morris-Jumel: Flauti Traversi e Flauto Dance
The Mansion’s ensemble-in-residence, Brooklyn Baroque is joined by Seattle’s Courtney Westcott, baroque flute, and frequent guest artist Gregory Bynum, recorder. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, May 18 from 6pm-8pm
Corseted: Come Prepared
Break down museum barriers as you make Morris-Jumel your home and become part of the action in this immersive theatrical event. Talk, tweet, sit & sip tea with the 8 “Loves of Aaron Burr.” Be ready to expect the unexpected! Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

JUNE

Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-23
Uptown Festival of New Plays

OUT THERE
by Lina Sarrello
Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm.
Festival Opening Cocktail Hour
from 6pm-7pm.

MALVADO
by Jason Ramirez
Thursday, June 20th at 7pm.
Doors open 6:30pm.

DIRTY BLOOD
by Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Friday, June 21st at 7pm.
Doors open at 6:30pm.

THE MOSQUITO NET
by Kimberly del Busto
Saturday, June 22nd at 7pm.
Doors open 6:30pm.

SOUTH BRONX v. HOLLYWOOD
by Carlos J. Serrano
Sunday, June 23rd at 3pm.
A closing Garden Party follows the performance from 4:30-6:30pm.

Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a dialogue with the playwright, director and actors.

Saturday, June 22 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! The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. FREE no advanced registration required.


Winter 2013
JANUARY

Saturday, January 5, from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Pop-up Card Workshop
Join award-winning cartoonist Felipe Galindo to make a one-of-a-kind pop up card using paper and cardboard. You will learn the basic techniques of three-dimensional pop up engineering and will design your own card following step-by-step instructions. Have some fun and be creative at this craft workshop for kids and adults alike. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children to cover the cost of materials. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, January 12, from 1:00pm-3:00pm
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 protĂ©gĂ©. 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.

Thursday, January 31, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Exhibition Opening: Famous (Indian) Battles of the Muhheakantuck
Join us for the opening of our new exhibition “Famous (Indian) Battles of the Muhheakantuck,” an Exhibition by Jason Lujan. The event is FREE and light refreshments will be served, please call 212-923-8008 to reserve a place.

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 2, from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Black History Month Lecture: Fugitive Art & Fugitive Testimony: Slave Narratives Then and Now
In this lecture Professor Janet Neary brings together contemporary “visual slave narratives” and classic slave narratives from the 19th century to examine the way black artists and writers respond to institutional constraints placed on their cultural production. This lecture 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, February 16, from 3:00pm-5:00pm
5th Annual Chocolate Day: The Mystery of Chocolate
People have always loved chocolate, but its role has changed over time. Carol Ward, will discuss how manufacturers have marketed chocolate and print advertising impacted the chocolate market. Guests will also take part in a blind taste test of various chocolate to learn the differences in production techniques. Tickets are $25 per person & $20 for members. Advance registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, February 23, from 11:00am-4:00pm
Washington’s Birthday Celebration
Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with us! Tour the Mansion, create a birthday card, try on colonial costumes and complete a scavenger hunt. NEW this year explore 18th century recipes with garden educator, Christina Ruiz, from 1-3pm in the Colonial Kitchen. FREE and no advanced registration is required.

MARCH

Saturday, March 2, from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Women’s History Month Program: Natural Mosaic Workshop
Join award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo to create a three-dimensional seed mosaic using card-stock and everyday materials. Use one of the provided templates inspired by images in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, or develop your own creation in this fun and creative workshop. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children to cover the cost of materials. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Friday, March 22, from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Live Your Life Performance
Stay tuned for details about the new collaboration between People’s Theatre Project and Morris-Jumel Mansion. Live Your Life will be another dynamic production that encourages everyone to be part of the theatrical process. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, March 23, from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Historical Fashion Tea Party
Don’t be late for an important date and miss our Tea Party! Bring along your favorite doll or stuffed animal to enjoy the experience too. Learn how to properly “take” tea, try on historical clothing and create a colonial mob cap. Tickets are $20 per child and $10 for accompanying adult. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.


Fall 2012
SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 15 from 11am-4pm
Battle of Harlem Heights Remembered
Learn how to use a quill pen and dress up in colonial costumes. At 1pm listen to a presentation by Dr. Philip Briggs and learn about the important role that this battle played in shaping the course of the Revolutionary War. The event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.

Saturday, September 15 from 4pm-6pm
Exhibition Opening: Women Unbound
Join us for the opening of our two new exhibitions: “Women Unbound” by Andrea Arroyo and “George Washington Revisits Washington Heights” by Felipe Galindo. The event is FREE and light refreshments will be served. Please call 212-923-8008 to reserve a place.

Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23 at 3pm
Faux-Real Theatre: Jason & The Argonauts
With the goal of making classical theater dynamic, relevant and just plain fun, the Faux-Real Theatre Company (FRTC) in cooperation with the Morris-Jumel Mansion presents a Greek classic. The event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 6 from 10am-6pm
MJM CAFĂ©: Culture & Arts Festival
The second annual Culture and Arts Festival (CAFĂ©) 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.

Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7 from 11am-4pm
Open House: New York & Historic House Trust Festival
Celebrate the 5th annual Historic House Festival and Open House New York weekend. Enjoy free admission and events, including docent led tours, scavenger hunts, family art activities or dress up in colonial style costumes. This event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.

Saturday, October 27 from 5pm-7pm
Spirits of the Past
Step back in time and interact with the key figures of the Mansion’s past. Hear stories of the Revolutionary War and the lives of the colorful characters who made the Mansion their home. Be careful, you never know who or what you’ll encounter! Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for members and $10 per child. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 10 from 2pm-3:30pm
Lecture: From Cappuccino to Jambalaya: Food and American Identity
It’s been said that one of the most enduring markers of ethnic identity is cuisine. From fast food to slow food and everything in between, we will explore how eating, cooking and even shopping for food are rich social activities. This conversation examines the ways in which food and the act of eating are important ways of defining who we are. The presentation is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. This event is FREE but advanced registration is required.

Saturday, November 17 from 10am-12pm
Family Workshop: Corn Husk Dolls
Corn husk dolls were made by Native Americans in the Northeastern part of the United States. Boys and girls played with these dolls that were made from one of the most important crops – corn. Create your own doll using corn husks. Free but advanced registration is required.
Call 212 923 8008.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 1 from 4pm-6pm
Annual Holiday Concert
The annual Holiday Concert offers Renaissance and Baroque works by the Mansion’s ensemble-in-residence, Brooklyn Baroque (Andrew Bolotowsky, baroque flute; David Bakamjian, baroque cello; and Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord), joined by Well-Tuned Words (Amanda Sidebottom, soprano; Erik Ryding, lute) and guest soloist Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, December 15 from 10am-12pm
Family Workshop: Holiday Decorations
Come “spice” up your holidays by making colonial decorations for your tree. Free but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.


Spring 2012
APRIL

Sunday, April 15, 1pm – 3pm
Author Talk & Swing Dancing
Author Terry Baker Mulligan will read from her recent publication Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem. Mulligan will also discuss her childhood in upper Manhattan in the 1950s-60s and how the book interweaves her coming of age story with significant historical information about Sugar Hill and Harlem. Afterwards The Harlem Swing Dance Society will provide a dance lesson and social. Come dressed in your Sunday finest! FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Saturday, April 21, 4pm – 6pm
Music at Morris-Jumel
In its New York debut, Well-Tuned Words (Amanda Sidebottom, soprano and Erik Ryding, lute) presents songs by three of the finest lute-song composers from the age of Shakespeare: John Dowland, his friend Thomas Campion, and John Danyel. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

MAY

Saturday, May 5, 3pm – 5pm
Tea in the Garden: The History of Afternoon Tea
Treat Mom to 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. Hear food historian Francine Segan give a talk on Tea 101 and enjoy a full afternoon of tea service. The event is suitable for adults and families. It will sell out quickly, so RSVP soon! Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for members & $10 for children. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, May 12, 10am – Noon
Family Workshop: Paper Flowers
Celebrate Mother’s Day with us and create colorful flowers out of tissue paper. You can add rubber stamped designs and glitter to make your creation unique!
Suggested for ages 5 and up with an adult learning partner. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Saturday, May 19, 4pm – 6pm
Music at Morris Jumel
Harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky will present a recital of French and German composers, including Francois Couperin’s rarely played 12th Ordre and the rediscovered E-Flat Partita by Bach’s star pupil, Johann Ludwig Krebs. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

JUNE

Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, June 24
UPTOWN FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS
Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to once again partner with the People’s Theatre Project to present an exciting four-day festival of new plays. The festival is a celebration of the People’s Theatre Project’s 2011-12 Resident Professional Playwrights’ Unit. These talented playwrights work together over the course of 8 months to develop new works with a focus on social consciousness, inspired by the Washington Heights community.

The festival provides an opportunity for the playwrights to share their works-in-progress with community members who may witness aspects of their own reality reflected and see creative approaches to understanding the meaning of their struggles.

Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.

Descriptions & Times:
Thursday, June 21st at 7:30pm. Festival Opening Cocktail Hour from 6:30-7:30pm
An Alien in Inwood
When an old stargazer from Inwood believes he has found mankind’s salvation in a homeless traveler, the stranger turns out to be a different sort of “alien.”

Friday, June 22nd at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm
Waiting for the “D”
An existential look at life and death, guilt and forgiveness, desperation and redemption, and the connections that we make along the way.

Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm
On the 1 Train
A day in the life of subway riders in Washington Heights is portrayed. As people rush to their final destination, the journey is always filled with the unexpected. The piece is about what happens when we can longer ignore the roles (both big and small) that we play in each other’s lives.

Sunday, June 24th at 2pm. A closing Garden Party follows the performance from 4:30-6:30pm
The Juxtaposition of Gladys Ricart
A bride marches to find her wedding, her best friend tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together, her fiancĂ© is lost and her ex-boyfriend wants to hold tight. Based on Gladys Ricart’s tragic story that inspired the March of the Brides, this play explores the things we don’t see in domestic violence.

Saturday, June 23, 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! The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. FREE no advanced registration required


Winter 2012
JANUARY

The War of 1812 in American Caricature
Saturday, January 14 from 2pm-3pm
Art historian Dr. Allison Stagg will examine key events from the War of 1812 by exploring satirical visual imagery. Caricatures of this period, although printed hastily, expose how people in America felt and how they responded to the War of 1812. Political cartoons were printed with immediacy, to capitalize on sensational events and to mock prominent public figures, while expressing pride in the American cause. This lecture 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

Wine Tasting: Great Partnerships
Thursday, January 19 from 7pm-9pm
Come celebrate the partnership between great wine and food, learn which pairings fit well together and which wines best complement your favorite dish. Peter Walsh from Coogan’s Restaurant will lead the discussion and supply the refreshments. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

FEBRUARY

4th Annual Chocolate Day: The Mystery of Chocolate
Saturday, February 11 from 3pm-5pm
Chocolate has always had a connection to the ritual of courtship. Celebrate the romance and mystery of “the food of the gods,” in our masquerade ball where history will come to life as you encounter the ladies of the house who will tell you about their intriguing lives. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Washington’s Birthday Celebration
Saturday, February 18 from 11m – 4pm
Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with us! Tour the Mansion, create a birthday card for Washington, try on colonial costumes and participate in a scavenger hunt. For all ages. FREE and no advanced registration is required.

Black History Month Program: Swing Dancing at MJM
Tuesday, February 21 at 11am & 3pm
Saturday, February 25 at 1pm

Learn about the great tradition of swing dancing and the diverse groups of people that developed, taught and performed in Harlem. The program will include a tour of the museum, a swing dance lesson and light refreshments will be served. Jonathon Gill, the author of the book Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America,, will discuss the history and style of swing dancing. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

MARCH

Women’s History Month Lecture: Georgia O’Keeffe
Saturday, March 10 from 2pm – 3:30pm
The period of time artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent in Hawaii, and how she connected with a local girl, in an encounter that affected both women for the rest of their lives, will be discussed by independent scholar Maria Ausherman. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Photography and the Art of Community
Saturday, March 24 from 2pm – 4pm
Mike Fitelson has photographed Northern Manhattan for nearly 15 years. He has always envisioned photography as a means to help foster a sense of community. Fitelson will share work from his past projects, “Northern Manhattan as Muse” and “Setting,” and discuss how he continues to push the uses of photography to heighten our understanding of Washington Heights and Inwood. Audience members will be able to participate in a photography project. Tickets are $5 per person and FREE for members. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Voices Theater Company
Saturday, March 31 from 2pm – 4pm
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. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008


Fall 2011
MJM CAFe: Culture and Arts Festival
Saturday, October 15th – 10am -6pm
The MJM CAFĂ© will feature the vibrant music, artistry and culture that make Washington Heights and the neighboring communities of Harlem and Inwood so diverse and dynamic. The purpose of the festival is to provide an exciting environment for visitors to experience the rich cultural heritage of the community and tell the story of how Morris-Jumel Mansion and this community reflect the story of the American experience from colonial to contemporary times. This event is FREE and no advanced registration is required.

Open House New York & Historic House Festival
October 15th & 16th, 11am-4pm
Celebrate the 4th 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

Tea Tasting
Saturday, October 22nd, 3-5pm
Join Emeric Harney, Master Tea Blender from Harney & Sons, as he answers your questions about tea and explains the difference among whites, blacks, greens, oolongs, caffeine content and harvesting seasons. Tickets are $20 per person and $15 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Lecture: The Federalist & the Fight for the Constitution
Saturday, October 29th – 1pm -2:30pm
On October 27th, 1787, the Independent Journal in New York published Federalist 1, and thus began the conversation that would define the Constitution. Historian and tour operator Jimmy Napoli will speak about the struggle behind the creation of the United States. This lecture is FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Music at Morris Jumel
Saturday, November 5th – 4pm – 6pm
Brooklyn Baroque (Andrew Bolotowsky, Baroque flute; David Bakamjian, Baroque cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord) will present a program of French music to celebrate the release of the group’s new CD of Boismortier cello sonatas. A champagne reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Wine Tasting
Saturday, November 12th – 4pm – 6pm
One of our favorite holidays is fast approaching – Thanksgiving! And one age-old question is what kind of wine goes with Thanksgiving? Red? White? Champagne/Sparkling? Pinot Noir? Gewurztraminer? We will sample a mix of wines that go with the diverse foods of this special holiday. Join us for all the fixins!! Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Pre-paid Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 10th – 4pm – 6pm
Annual Holiday concert with Brooklyn Baroque, Gregory Bynum on recorder, and a vocalist to be announced. Holiday reception after the concert. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Family Workshop: Decorations
Saturday, December 17th – 10am – 12pm
Come “spice” up your holidays by making colonial decorations for your tree. Free but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008


Spring 2011
Music at Morris-Jumel Mansion
Saturday, April 16 from 4pm-6pm
Brooklyn Baroque will present a program of the works of the composers who were associated with Venice. Included will be sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, Anna Bon di Venezia, who studied at the Ospedale della PietĂ , the prolific Venetian native Antonio Lotti, and his student Benedetto Marcello. Also featured are pieces from earlier in the 17th Century by Dario Castello and Giovanni Picchi. A reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Reading between the lines: Book discussion group
First session on Tuesday, April 19 from 7pm-8pm
In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with Morris-Jumel Mansion to offer “Reading Between the Lines,” a monthly reading and book discussion series, led by independent scholar, Mark DeLucas. He will lead four discussion sessions, each focused on a book related to the series theme: “The First Frontier: New York State and American Expansion, 1775-1890.” Participants in the series read four works of non-fiction and literature that are discussed while examining their historical context. Participation in all five sessions is required. Books will be distributed at this April 19th introductory meeting. The remaining dates are: May 3rd, May 17th, June 7th and June 21st. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008. This series is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Morris-Jumel Mansion writing competition: Family writing workshop
Saturday, April 30 from 1pm-3pm
Come learn how to create a great historical fiction story about the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Sarah Durham of the Uptown Writers will lead the session that will introduce writers and aspiring authors to the concepts of subject, setting and character. The workshop will also kick off the first edition of the MJM writing competition! FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Lecture: Untrodden ground: George Washington and the creation of the presidency
Saturday, May 14 from 1pm-2.30pm
This lecture will focus on the presidency of George Washington while the capital was located in New York. The lecture will also examine the capital’s temporary relocation to Philadelphia. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008. This lecture is funded by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Revolutionary War Family program
Saturday, May 21 from 1pm-4pm
What was life like for families during the Revolutionary War? Come taste the food, create a drum and join historical balladeer Rich Bala as he sings about soldiers, patriots, and rebels. Tickets are $20 per child and $10 for accompanying adults. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Voices/Voces Theater performance
Sunday, May 22 from 2pm-4pm
People’s Theatre Project and Seven Stories Institute in partnership with the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood present Voices/Voces: Our Young People Speak, a theatrical collage of music, words and movement created and performed by local teens. FREE, but advanced registration is required, http://voicesofyouth.eventbrite.com.

Wine tasting: Riesling, the most versatile grape
Saturday, June 11 from 4pm-6pm
So you think you know Riesling? Riesling is not Blue Nun. Riesling is not Black Tower. Riesling is an ancient grape that once commanded prices in excess of any wine in the world. Riesling can also be made with a low alcohol percentage – perfect to quench your thirst on a sunny summer day in June. This event will sell out quickly so RSVP soon! Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Pre-paid Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Family Day
Saturday, June 25 from 11am-4pm
Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make crafts, and enjoy the beginning of summer! The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. FREE no advanced registration required.


Winter 2011
Victorian Tea Party
Saturday, January 8 from 1pm-4pm
Don’t be late for an important date and miss our first Victorian Tea Party! Bring along your favorite doll or stuffed animal to enjoy the experience too. Learn how to properly “take” tea, and create a Victorian Treasure Box. Tickets are $20 per child and $10 for accompanying adult. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Lecture: Going Dutch: Influencing American Eating Habits
Saturday, January 22 from 2pm-3pm
Dutch foodstuffs have influenced American cuisine since the 17th Century. In her lecture, The Dutch Influence on the American Kitchen and Life, food historian Peter G. Rose will utilize a multimedia presentation to explore the history of how Dutch cooking was adapted to meet the needs in America and how that influence continues to the present. This lecture 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

Third Annual Chocolate Day: Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Friday, February 11 from 7pm-9pm
Come learn how wine & chocolate are a perfect coupling. Certified wine specialist Vicente Pina will present an educational wine tasting and Morris-Jumel Education Director Carol Ward will discuss which chocolates best complement each wine sample. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Martin Luther King and the Legacy of a Committed Life
Saturday, February 19 from 1pm-2.30pm
During Black History Month we will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his commitment to community service and what it means to us all. 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

Washington’s Birthday Celebration
Saturday, February 26 from 11am-4pm
Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with us! At noon & 3 pm join Robert Murphy, portraying Gen. George Washington, and colonist Jeffrey Carduner, for an interactive presentation with these educators. Also, tour the mansion, create a birthday card or try on Colonial costumes. For all ages. FREE no advanced registration required.

Lecture: Stealing Federal Hall: Political Caricature in New York, 1790
Saturday, March 5 from 2pm-3:30pm
New York City was only meant to be the temporary capital of the United States but New Yorkers still fought to retain the seat of government. Dr. Allison Stagg will discuss the caricatures distributed in New York during the summer of 1790 that mocked the politicians who supported moving the capital to Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for members. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Lecture: The First Ladies from New York
Saturday, March 12 from 2pm-3pm
Take part in an illustrated lecture by educator Elizabeth Kahn that explores the lives and legacies of the women from New York who became First Lady of the United States. 9 of America’s 46 First Ladies were born in New York State and each has a unique and fascinating story.This lecture 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

Family Workshop, DĂ©coupage
Saturday, March 19 from 10am-12pm
Learn the art of decorating an object with layers of paper cutouts. Each layer is sealed with varnishes until it looks like painting or inlay work. We’ll supply paper, glue and wood boxes to create your own treasure box. Suggested for ages 5 and up with adult learning partner. FREE but advanced registration required. Call 212 923 8008


Fall 2010
Living History Evening & Wine Tasting
Friday, October 29 from 7pm-9pm
Step back in time and interact with the spirits of the past – Mary & Roger Morris, George Washington and Eliza Jumel. Sample wines that Stephen Jumel would have bought and sold while learning about the history of the mansion from costumed interpreters. Tickets are $20 per person and $15 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Music at Morris-Jumel Concert Series
Saturday, November 6 from 4pm-6pm
Celebrate the debut of Rebecca Pechefsky’s splendid new double-manual harpsichord with a program of works by J.S. Bach, Francois Couperin, and Francois d’Agincour. Champagne reception after the concert.
Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008.

Family Workshop – Quilts
Saturday, November 13 from 10am-12pm
Quilts kept people warm but also told stories. Create a patchwork quilt that has special meaning to you! Free but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Family Workshop – Decorative Paper Quilling
Saturday, December 4 pm from 10am-12pm
Make holiday cards using decorative paper to create a unique gift for a loved one. Free but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008.

Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 11 from 4-6pm
Brooklyn Baroque and friends present the annual Holiday Concert at the Morris-Jumel Mansion featuring music that evokes the spirit of the season. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008.