Tag Archives: Upper Manhattan

MJM Virtual Parlor Chat: “Famous Furniture – Duncan Phyfe and the Octagon Room Suite” with Carswell Rush Berlin & Conservator Olaf Unsoeld

Who was Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854) and why was his furniture so highly sought after by 19th century New York society? Join Carswell Rush Berlin and Mansion Executive Director, Shiloh Holley, for a conversation about the Scottish-American furniture and cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe, and explore examples of Phyfe’s work in the Mansion’s collections. Highlights will include a focus on the Mansion’s original Octagon Room suite, commissioned by Eliza Jumel during her redecoration of the Mansion in 1825-1826 to reflect the popular French Empire or Neoclassical style. A conversation with conservator, Olaf Unsoeld, from Fine Wood Conservation will follow.

Free with Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LXlqYTAiRSW3-8wP8JVvXQ

Fort Tryon Park’s ’85 Years of the Heather Garden: Building on The Olmsted Brothers Legacy’

Join an online workshop with Public Garden Designer Ronda Brands and travel through the 8+ decades of the Heather Garden’s evolving landscape. Starting with the Olmsted Brothers planting plan for John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 1930s, through the 1950s, into the fiscal crisis of the 1970s and beyond into the present day. Learn which plants were selected for placement in the Heather Garden and the planning decisions involved; and how increased knowledge of invasive species and a desire for year-round interest, color, and contrast helped the garden evolve into a world-class horticultural destination.

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Friends of Inwood Hill Park Free Summer Programs: Nature Photography, ADULTS & TEENS

THURSDAYS 3:00-4:30 PM, ADULTS & TEENS; create compelling digital nature photography. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of shooting techniques, and shot composition. No photography experience necessary!

Reserve your spot in advance by joining our mailing list. Email margaret.knoerzer@parks.nyc.govto be added! Limited spots will be available to walk-ins, all photography classes are capped at 10 participants. All participants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All classes will meet at the Muscota Marsh.

Friends of Inwood Hill Park Free Summer Programs: Creative Writing

THURSDAYS 12:00 – 1:30 PM for seniors & adults. Explore different forms of expression with these creative writing workshops. Participants will be encouraged to flex their creative muscles through  poetry, free writing, short stories, & screenwriting.

Reserve your spot in advance by joining our mailing list. Email margaret.knoerzer@parks.nyc.gov to be added!

Limited spots will be available to walk-ins, all photography classes are capped at 10 participants. All participants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All classes will meet at the Muscota Marsh.

 

Friends of Inwood Hill Park Free Summer Programs: Videography

For seniors & adults; this class offers participants a broad introduction to creating audiovisual projects. The course explores digital storytelling and basic video production. Participants are encouraged to explore and analyze the natural world through creative visual expressions.

Reserve your spot in advance by joining our mailing list. Email margaret.knoerzer@parks.nyc.gov to be added!

Limited spots will be available to walk-ins, all photography classes are capped at 10 participants. All participants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All classes will meet at the Muscota Marsh.