Tag Archives: Washington Heights

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Pop Up Art Installation: “Obscurus Projectum” Continues Until Spring

Back by popular demand! Gibson + Recoder’s Obscura Projectum will remain in place until Spring 2022. With the changing weather and season, this installation will project a variety of colors and movement. Come visit it often to gain the full experience.

We are partnered with Gibson + Recoder for a limited pop up art installation titled “Obscurus Projectum” that is on display at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum during open hours this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Don’t miss the opportunity to check out this beautiful installment in person.

Morris-Jumel: The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America

Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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This well-illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place. For many, the celebration of Christmas today is the most important holiday of the year. But many of the customs which we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations are actually a product of more recent history. This presentation will look at how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration to a family centered event and the role that New York City played in commercializing the holiday . Among the topics discussed are how the Christmas tree became popular, how Upper Manhattan is connected with Clement Clarke Moore (author of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas) and how Santa Clause came to town.

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Presenter Biography: Ken Turino is a curator, educator, director, producer, and author. As Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England, he oversees community engagement projects throughout the region His films have been shown on PBS including the prize winning film, “Back to School: Lessons from Norwich’s (VT) One-Room Schoolhouses.”

Ken has published numerous public history articles including many with a focus on interpreting historic sites and on LGBTQ history. His most recent publication in 2019, with Max van Balgooy, is Reinventing the Historic House Museum, New Approaches and Proven Solutions, editors, for Rowman & Littlefield. Ken is on the faculty of Tufts University in the Museum Studies Department where he teaches courses on Exhibition Planning and Reimagining Historic House Museums. Ken holds a BA from Salem State College where he majored in history and an MAT from George Washington University. He was awarded an Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from Salem State College in 2008.  Ken speaks widely on the history of Christmas. He is currently working on a book with Max van Balgooy on Interpreting Christmas at Historic Sites and Museums.

United Palace of Spiritual Arts: Peaceable Hour at the United Palace of Spiritual Arts

Join us live on December 13th at the United Palace of Spiritual Arts for the Peaceable Hour, beautiful, gentle, music designed to soothe the spirit and restore the heart.

World-class musicians from Broadway, opera, and cabaret stages present an eclectic, immersive experience for you to enjoy as you wish. Let go of the concerns of the day, the worries about tomorrow, and get in touch with your spiritual center.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm. Peaceable Hour is free, and all are welcome. Visit their website here.


NoMAA: Producing and Editing a Standout Highlight Reel

Producing and Editing a Standout Highlight Reel with Emmanuel Abreu. All the basics you need to know to create better videos for your audience. From using your phone to shoot and edit, to making high quality edits on your computer, you’ll learn all the basics you need to know to create better videos for your audience.

RSVP required. Space is limited.

Workshop participants will be entered in a drawing to win one of four 15 minute consultations with Emmanuel Abreu.

Proof of vaccination and ID required upon checkin with security.

If your plans change, please cancel your reservation so another artist can participate.

Morris-Jumel – ConEdison Family Day: Winter Holidays Activity Kit Pick Up (SOLD OUT)

ConEdison Family Day: Explore the Winter Holidays with Grab-and-Go Activity Kits!

Seasons greetings! Morris-Jumel Mansion invites you to reserve and pick up a free holiday activity kit for our Con Edison Family Day!

Drop by the museum anytime between 1 – 4 pm on December 11 and 12th to pick up your holiday activity kit!

Limit of four kits per family. Bags not picked up by 2 PM on Sunday, December 12, will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Activity details will be announced soon!