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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.

Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo’s New York Discoveries’ at Morris Jumel Mansion

Until August 11, 2019

Part of NoMAA’s Uptown Arts Stroll….Over the past several decades NEW YORKER cartoonist Feggo has taken the viewer on an unexpected tour of this monumental metropolis from the vantage point of subjects like George Washington, Freda Kahlo, and Mesoamerican gods. The interaction between these historical subjects and the contemporary New York proves amusing and ironic. Washington, who during his tenure in New York during the American Revolution encamped at the Morris – Jumel Mansion, attempts to rationalize 21st century New York experiences, whereas Kahlo snaps selfies while engaging in general tourist activities, and a Toltec god takes a break from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and suns himself in Central Park.

Over 30 of these amusing and poignant images will fill the second-floor museum galleries, and serves to continue the dialog begun in the fall of 2017 when the work of iconic NEW YORKER cartoonist, Charles Addams explored similar Manhattan related themes.