Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12
12-5 pm, FREE
Learn about customs from a wide range of cultures by listening to live music, watching traditional craft and cooking demonstrations. Crafts will include early American broom making, wood carving, weaving, Bengali doll fabrication, Mexican dress making, Chinese calligraphy, African sculpture and more*. Musical performances will feature hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, concertina, accordion and drums. Tours of King Manor Museum will be free. In partnership with Queens Library, the Mobil Library will provide loans of books and materials for all ages from 12-4 pm. Traditions Festival will take place rain or shine. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.
Clementi & Company
Dongsok Shin and Leah Gale Nelson
Friday, June 24 at 6 pm, RSVP
Join us for an evening of chamber music with King Manor Museum's Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c.1800). Early keyboard specialist Dongsok Shin is joined by violinist Leah Gale Nelson (using a violin and bow of the era), to highlight compositions from the time of Rufus King. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.kingmanor.org/events/concert.php or call 718-206-0545 x 13.
Summer Kick-off Festival
Saturday, June 25, FREE
Games & activities 1- 4 pm, 1:00 Storytime with Literacy INC.
Forget about TV, time to get off your couch and head outside! At 1 pm listen to a read-aloud during Storytime with Literacy INC. From 1:30-4 pm, blow giant bubbles, make your own ice-cream, create a work of art and play historic games on the lawn at King Manor. Tour the museum for free.
Hands-on-History: Fly a Kite
Saturday, July 2, FREE
1:00 Storytime with Literacy INC., 1:30-4:00 Drop in Activity
Let's fabricate cool kites and watch them flutter in the great big yard at King Manor. Listen to a reading of Kite Day, A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand. Families with children are welcome.
*Demonstrations may be subject to change.
King Manor Museum's public programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, especially Councilmembers Rory Lancman, I. Daneek Miller, & Mark Weprin, as well as by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.