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Con Edison Family Day, August: Beat the Heat with 19th Century Fans at Morris-Jumel Mansion

This summer on the second Saturday of each month enjoy free family yoga, tours, and educational activities at Manhattan’s Oldest House. All events are free and open to the public.

Yoga | 10:00am
Calm your mind and stretch and strengthen your whole body with our summer yoga series held in the serene gardens of Roger Morris Park.
Bilingual Family Tour | 11:00am
Learn about the history of the Mansion in this free, bilingual (Spanish, English) tour for families.
Family Activity | 12:00-2:00pm

Families can participate in engaging arts, history, and cultural activities. August: Beat the Heat with 19th Century Fans. Free with museum admission. 

For further information, contact mwhitten@morrisjumel.org.

Con Edison Family Day, July: Colonial Ice Cream at Morris-Jumel Mansion

This summer on the second Saturday of each month enjoy free family yoga, tours, and educational activities at Manhattan’s Oldest House. All events are free and open to the public.

Yoga | 10:00am
Calm your mind and stretch and strengthen your whole body with our summer yoga series held in the serene gardens of Roger Morris Park.
Bilingual Family Tour | 11:00am
Learn about the history of the Mansion in this free, bilingual (Spanish, English) tour for families.
Family Activity | 12:00-2:00pm

Families can participate in engaging arts, history, and cultural activities.  July: Colonial Ice Cream. Free with museum admission. 

For further information, contact mwhitten@morrisjumel.org.

Workshop: Speak for Yourself: Tips for an Effective Nonfiction Book Proposal at Word Up

Do you have a burning vision for the next great memoir, history, science book or any combination of nonfiction ideas? Do you already have thoughts written or possibly a completed manuscript? Are you curious and unsure of how to organize your vision? Join Kleaver Cruz to get helpful insight into preparing a compelling proposal for your nonfiction book idea. Kleaver will discuss good practices for finding a literary agent and other helpful tips to help you on your journey as a writer. Come ready with questions!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (at kleaver-wordup.eventbrite.com), so that we have an adequate number of handouts and refreshments.

Kleaver Cruz is an Uptown native of NYC, a writer, dreamer and lover of travel. His work has been featured in La Galería, African Voices Magazine, the Huffington Post, Vibe.com, among others. He is an alum of the VONA and Kenyon Review Writers workshops where he studied essay and fiction writing respectively. Kleaver is the creator of The Black Joy Project, a digital and real-world resource to center Black joy as a form of resistance. Cruz is a former editorial associate at Bold Type Books. Kleaver resides in The Bronx.

Speak for Yourself is part of the Word Up Bookmark Series—workshops, panels, & meetups on the behind-the-scenes life of books—and is organized by Seven Stories Institute/Word Up Community Bookshop in collaboration with Dominican Writers, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.