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Hands On History: Make An 18th Century Pocket!

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Ever felt like your pockets weren’t big enough? Make another one! Two hundred years ago, pockets had to be worn separately, so we’ll be making a set of pockets to wear on your hips just like those in the 18th…

Free

Hands On History: Make Your Own Rag Rug!

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Join us at King Manor to learn about decorations and furniture inside 19th century homes. Make your own miniature rag rug to take home, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early…

Free

Cambria Heights Quilters

Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights

Please join the Cambria Heights Quilters on Wednesdays mornings for beginner quilting. We will learn basic and intermediate techniques to create beautiful individual and group projects. All are welcome; supplies will be available for use during the sessions.

Hands on History: Weave a Potholder or Placemat!

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

King Manor’s twelve sheep provided the farm with plenty of wool, which was then woven into fabrics on looms. Try your hand at hand weaving and make a potholder (ages 6+) or a paper placemat (ages 3-5) to take home,…

Free

Hands on History: Make A Scented Sachet!

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Just like today, both men and women enjoyed smelling their best and wore cologne or perfumes in their favorite scents. Come learn about popular 18th and 19th century scents and make your own scented sachet to take home! Recommended for…

Free

Knit and Crochet Club

Queens Library - Queens Village Branch 94-11 217th Street, Queens Village

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

Free

Cambria Heights Quilters

Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights

Please join the folks at the Cambria Heights Library on Wednesday mornings for beginner quilting. We will learn basic and intermediate techniques to create beautiful individual and group projects. All are welcome. Supplies will be available for use during the…

Free

Foot Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights

Craft artist Melody Burns teaches participants how to transform colorful beads into jewelry for your feet. Materials will be available for up to 15 participants. Preregistration is required.

Free

A Watercolor Workshop for Adults

St. Albans 191-05 Linden Blvd, St. Albans

Tina Jefferson leads this painting class where participants will learn tips and techniques to create their own watercolor masterpiece. No art experience needed. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Free

King Manor Traditions Festival

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Join the folks at King Manor for their fourth annual Traditions Festival! It's a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts in Jamaica from the 18th century to modern times, bringing the past and present together for a celebration…

Free

Parsons Playdate

Parsons Public Space Parsons Boulevard (Between Jamaica & Archer Avenues), Jamaica

Join the Jamaica Center BID team -- along with King Manor Museum, Down to Earth Markets Farmers Market, and the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation -- for some creative fun in the sun on Friday, September 6. Activities going on will…

Free

Hands on History: Design Your Own 19th Century Jewelry!

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Happy 250th Birthday, Mary Alsop King! In honor of the lady of King Manor, come learn about 19th century jewelry and styles like the necklace and hair pin Mary wore in her portrait. Then make your own 19th century inspired…

Free

Hands on History: Paint Your Own Miniature Portrait!

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Though 18th century artists produced some very large paintings, they also loved to make extremely tiny ones too! Learn about the art of miniature painting around the world -- from the United States to France to India -- and then…

Free

Holidays on the Avenue

Grace Episcopal Church 155-24 90th Avenue, Jamaica

The Cultural Collaborative Jamaica invites one-and-all to celebrate Holidays On The Avenue. Join them for holiday gifts and fun with family and friends. A community tree lighting will take place in Rufus King Park at 5:30 pm. For additional information,…

Free

Adult Crafting with Jane Austen: Read-Aloud & Crafting Circle

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with homemade Valentine crafts and a bring-your-own-project crafting circle. Sign up to read 15 minutes of Jane Austen’s 1817 novel, Persuasion, and listen to the popular novel read aloud while you work and enjoy the company…

Free

National Underwear Day Sewing Workshop

Zoom Online

August 5th is National Underwear Day, so lets prepare together by sewing our own historic undies! Join us on Zoom to learn about what people in the 19th century were wearing beneath all those layers, take a look at items…

$5

The Art of Book Making: Open House NY

Online NY

During Rufus King’s life, books were very precious, and Rufus’ huge collection of almost 4000 books was very important to him. Many of those books were decorated with something called “paper marbling” which created mesmerizing swirl patterns on covers and…

Free

Women in Activism: Online Crochet Workshop for Beginners

King Manor Museum 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park), Jamaica

Happy Women’s History Month! In this workshop, we’ll learn the basics of crochet and talk about 19th century women in activism, from historic preservation to the suffrage movement to abolition to making handicrafts for charity. Discover how women from diverse…

$5

Ceramics w/ Sana Musasama

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

What do you want to build? If you can imagine it, you can create it in JCAL’s ceramics studio. Ceramics 1 is an introductory course designed to give students a hands-on educational and artistic experience using the medium of clay.…

$120

Ceramics w/ Sana Musasama

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

What do you want to build? If you can imagine it, you can create it in JCAL’s ceramics studio. Ceramics 1 is an introductory course designed to give students a hands-on educational and artistic experience using the medium of clay.…

$120