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150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
(718) 206-0545 http://www.kingmanor.org

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July 2017

The Quarantine War

July 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Did you know Governor John King (Rufus King’s son) declared martial law in Staten Island? Find out more about this unique and forgotten period in New York City history with a fascinating talk about "The Quarantine War" by Andy McCarthy,…

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August 2017

Hands on History: Green Thumb

August 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Get your green thumb on! Rufus King and his son John Alsop King were avid nature-lovers who turned the land around King Manor into a flourishing farm. Come make your own seed planting kit to take home and watch grow!

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QCA Artist Commissioning Program Information Session – $10,000 Available for Artists

August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) to support Queens artists to create new, original works to be interpreted for theatre, dance and music. This innovative program allows Queens…

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The Worldview of a Moderate Federalist: The Politics of Rufus King

August 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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One of the most underappreciated founding fathers, Rufus's politics were shaped by the world around him - a world that saw multiple revolutions, wars, and a fight against slavery while " all men are created equal". Find out how Rufus…

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September 2017

Constitution & Cocktails: A King Manor Benefit

September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$100

You can celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by joining the folks at the King Manor Museum for "Constitution & Cocktails". Join them as they honor Yvonne Reddick, Queens Community Board 12. The special guest speaker…

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The Bayo Fayemi Group

September 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

Did you know Queens has a proud history of contributions to jazz music? These talented young musicians will treat us to some tunes that originated right here in NYC's best borough! The setlist includes some Bayo Fayemi orignals as well…

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October 2017

Restoring Prospect Cemetery

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Don't miss the last installment in King Manor’s 2017 Talking About History free lecture series! Meet at the museum at 2pm for a free talk by preservation architect Dan Allen, all about Prospect Cemetery, the oldest public burial ground in…

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Queens Consort

October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

Don’t miss this beautiful evening of baroque music performed by Queens-based baroque ensemble, Queens Consort! You'll have the chance to hear authentic baroque instruments, played at baroque pitch and in period style. Light refreshments at 6:30pm, music at 7. Get your tickets…

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King Manor Fall Festival

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Press your own apple cider! Make a corn husk doll! See a historic cooking demo! Make a crazy quilt! This year's fall festival may just be the best one yet.

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King Manor Annual Behind the Scenes Tour

October 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$20

Join the folks at King Manor Museum for their annual Behind the Scenes tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement. Originally constructed in the 1750s, King lived…

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December 2017

Hands-On History: Pomanders

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Learn about the winter holiday traditions Rufus King and his family would have participated in and make your own scented pomander to take home. Families with children are welcome.

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Clementi & Co.

December 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

The program for King Manor’s last concert of the year features the King Manor Museum's very own Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c. 1800) and chamber music from the time of Rufus King — sonatas by J. C. Bach,…

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February 2018

Hands-On-History: Quilling Paper Crafts!

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Make your own valentines, 19th century style! We’ll be trying our hand at a 19th century paper craft called quilling, where strips of paper were twirled into tight spirals to make beautiful, lacy shapes. Make a card for a friend…

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March 2018

Hands-on History: Bandboxes

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Everyone needs more storage, right? Band boxes were lightweight boxes used for storing hats and other small articles of clothing. The outside was decorated with wallpaper pieces, which helped make it both pretty and water-resistant! Make your own this weekend! Recommended…

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1857: Gotham versus Empire

March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Starting off our 2018 lecture series is an exhilerating talk with Andy McCarthy, a reference librarian at the local history and genealogy division at NYPL; a former news researcher at ABC News. For 8 years he worked as an NYC…

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April 2018

Hands On History: Make Your Own Crazy Quilt Square!

April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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A popular pastime 200 years ago, crazy quilts were made from spare scraps of fabric and sewn with fancy stitches, sometimes for fun and sometimes to teach children to sew. Guest artist Risa Puno, whose work is currently displayed on…

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Headwraps of African Women in America

April 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Historical interpreter Cheyney McKnight of Not Your Momma's History will give a lecture on headwraps found among both free and enslaved African Women in America from the 18th to 19th century. Attendees will learn how headwraps changed from region to region,…

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May 2018

Hands-On History: Make a Scented Sachet!

May 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Come make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago! We’ll also learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne! Then visit the rest of…

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The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouveres

May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$15

Early music ensemble TENET explores 12th- and 13th- century songs by the French trouvères, who created tuneful music, in which songs of courtly love rub shoulders with cheeky tales, and where eloquent odes share the same page with infectiously rhythmic…

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June 2018

Hands On History: Make Your Own Clay Pot!

June 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Two hundred years ago, an enslaved man named Dave working as a potter inscribed beautiful, insightful poems into his finished clay pots. History remembers him for his skill as both potter and poet; come listen to his story and make…

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Queens Must-Sees! Book Talk

June 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Bring Dad for a book talk with food writer, culinary tour guide, and champion of Queens, Joe DiStefano, author of 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss, and learn about the lesser known snapshots of history and culture…

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September 2018

Hands On History: 18th Century Music!

September 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Come listen to and enjoy live 18th century music at King Manor, performed by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle)! Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and…

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King Manor Swearing-In Ceremony

September 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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King Manor Museum, the Jamaica, New York home of Senator Rufus King, invites you to join them Wednesday, September 19th at 11am to commemorate the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution at a ceremony marking the birth of American citizenship…

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Constitution & Cocktails: A King Manor Benefit

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$100 – $650

You can celebrate the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by joining the folks at the King Manor Museum for “Constitution & Cocktails”. Join them as they honor New York State Senator Leroy Comrie. The special guest speaker…

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October 2018

The Artist Commissioning Program Information Session

October 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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The Artist Commissioning Program is now accepting applications! Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is now accepting applications for the second year of the Artist Commissioning Program (ACP)! Democratizing Art Commissions This innovative program democratizes the traditional art commissioning process,…

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Queens Council on the Arts’ Artistic Commissioning Program – Information Session

October 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Queens Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the second year of the Artist Commissioning Program, an innovative program that democratizes the traditional art commissioning process. This program will continue to create the next generation of art patrons by…

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Hands On History: Make An 18th Century Pocket!

October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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Walking Neighborhood Tour of Jamaica

October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Take a walking tour of historic Jamaica with the inimitable Roy Fox, caretaker of King Manor. Highlights of the tour will include King Manor itself, the home of Founding Father and early opponent of slavery Rufus King, as well as…

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King Manor Fall Festival 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer!) at our annual Fall Festival. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic…

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Archtober 2018: Behind the Scenes Tour at King Manor Museum

October 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$20 – $25

Join us for a tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement. Originally constructed in the 1750s, King lived here from 1805 until his death in 1827. Executive…

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Musique Macabre

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$15

In the spirit of All Hallow's Eve -- a concert of the Creepy and Macabre -- music for solo violin with titles like "le Tombeau" and "The Sultry Dance of Death" and other selections to set the austere and haunting…

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November 2018

Hands On History: Make Your Own Rag Rug!

November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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December 2018

Clementi & Co: An Evening of Classical Chamber Music

December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$15

This concert is sure to warm your heart! The program for our last concert of the year features the King Manor Museum's very own Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c. 1800) and popular chamber music from the time of Rufus…

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February 2019

Hands on History: Make Your Own (Paper) Tea Cup!

February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Come visit King Manor’s special exhibit Treasures from the Attic: One Lump or Two? to learn about tea and the many different styles and decorations on 18th and 19th century tea cups. Then design your own 3D paper tea cup…

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March 2019

Hands on History: Make (and Eat!) 19th Century Waffles!

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Waffles have been an American favorite since even before Rufus King lived in Jamaica over two hundred years ago. Come learn about waffles (and other foods eaten at King Manor), then make your own waffles 19th century style! Recommended for ages…

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April 2019

Hands on History: Weave a Potholder or Placemat!

April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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,…

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18th and 19th Century Enslaved Women’s Clothing

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Historical interpreter Cheyney McKnight, founder of Not Your Momma’s History, will give an engaging and interactive talk on the clothing of enslaved Black women during the 18th and 19th centuries. Cheyney McKnight graduated from Simmons College with a Bachelors degree…

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May 2019

Hands on History: Make A Scented Sachet!

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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Walking Queens: Discover Jamaica!

May 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Take a FREE tour of downtown Jamaica with Adrienne Onofri, author of Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough. Adrienne is a longtime Queens resident, travel journalist,…

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King Manor 2019 Concert Series: Fiddlers Green

May 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

Join the folks at King Manor for the next installment in our 2019 Concert Series! Fiddlers Green is a band of Long Island musicians dedicated to traditional folk music - including Irish, Scottish, English and American. For over twenty years,…

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June 2019

King Manor Traditions Festival

June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 30, 2019

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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King Manor Traditions Festival

June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 30, 2019

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

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…

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King Manor Traditions Festival

June 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 30, 2019

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

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…

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July 2019

Napoleon Revels-Bey

July 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Morgan Guerin

July 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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September 2019

Constitution & Cocktails 2019

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$100

Join the folks at King Manor at their annual cocktail party to benefit King Manor’s educational programming and celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It's a fun evening full of friends, live jazz, passed hors d'oeuvres, and tasty beverages!…

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October 2019

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

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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Archtober: Behind the Scenes Tour

October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Take a "Behind the Scenes" tour of King Manor's twenty-plus rooms and explore parts of this early 19th century home not usually open to the public. Built in three additions, the gradual completion of King Manor makes for an odd…

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King Manor Fall Festival

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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Free

Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer!) at King Manor's annual Fall Festival. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a…

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Musique Macabre

October 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $15

In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve — a concert of the Creepy and Macabre — music for solo violin with titles like “le Tombeau” and “The Sultry Dance of Death” and other selections to set the austere and haunting…

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November 2019

Hands on History: Paint Your Own Miniature Portrait!

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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February 2020

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

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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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…

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March 2020

Hands on History: Map Out Historic Jamaica!

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue (Rufus King Park)
Jamaica, 11432
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  What was Jamaica like 200 years ago? What shops were in town? How were the streets different? Come learn about Jamaica, Queens through maps from the 1800s and make your own map to take home.

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