NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2020 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:31:06 GMT <![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/04/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/04/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 4, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-04 2020-06-04 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/05/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/05/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 5, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-05 2020-06-05 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/05/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/05/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 5, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-05 2020-06-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/06/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/06/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 6, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-06 2020-06-06 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/06/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/06/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 6, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-06 2020-06-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/06/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/06/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 6, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-06 2020-06-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 19 May 2020 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/07/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/07/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 7, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-07 2020-06-07 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/07/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/07/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 7, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-07 2020-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/07/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/07/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 7, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-07 2020-06-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 19 May 2020 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/08/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/08/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 8, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-08 2020-06-08 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/09/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/09/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 9, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-09 2020-06-09 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/09/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/09/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 9, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-09 2020-06-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/10/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/10/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 10, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-10 2020-06-10 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/11/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/11/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 11, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-11 2020-06-11 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/12/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/12/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 12, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-12 2020-06-12 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/12/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/12/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 12, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-12 2020-06-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 13, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-13 2020-06-13 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Con Edison Family Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/con-edison-family-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/con-edison-family-days Date: June 13, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days.

Step into another century as you explore the period rooms of Manhattan’s oldest house. Join Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's educators in the colonial kitchen to create hands-on arts and crafts, while learning about the historic origins and significance of the crafts you make! Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

Admission is free to the public. Free, one-hour docent tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish-language tour) and at noon (English-language tour).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 13, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/13/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 13, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/14/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/14/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 14, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-14 2020-06-14 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/14/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/14/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 14, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-14 2020-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/14/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/14/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 14, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-14 2020-06-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/15/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/15/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 15, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-15 2020-06-15 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/16/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/16/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 16, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-16 2020-06-16 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/16/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/16/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 16, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-16 2020-06-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/17/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/17/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 17, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-17 2020-06-17 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/18/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/18/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 18, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-18 2020-06-18 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/19/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/19/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 19, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-19 2020-06-19 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/19/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/19/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 19, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-19 2020-06-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/20/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/20/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 20, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-20 2020-06-20 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/20/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/20/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 20, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-20 2020-06-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/20/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/20/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 20, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-20 2020-06-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/21/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/21/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 21, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-21 2020-06-21 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/21/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/21/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 21, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-21 2020-06-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/21/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/21/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 21, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-21 2020-06-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/22/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/22/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 22, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-22 2020-06-22 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/23/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/23/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 23, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-23 2020-06-23 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/23/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/23/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 23, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-23 2020-06-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/24/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/24/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 24, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-24 2020-06-24 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/25/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/25/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 25, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-25 2020-06-25 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Zoom Talk -- 'Sylvia: A 19th Century Life Unveiled']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/25/zoom-talk-sylvia-a-19th-century-life-unveiled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/25/zoom-talk-sylvia-a-19th-century-life-unveiled Date: June 25, 2020

In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk discarded on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th-century woman. Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison’s self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, whose early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell, who lived at 29 East 4th Street, now the Merchant’s House Museum.

On this Zoom Talk, learn about Ms. Morrison’s almost two-decades-long quest to weave together Sylvia’s life in the 19th century through the personal belongings she left behind — and to re-imagine it in today’s world through art and fashion.

This talk is presented in conjunction with our virtual exhibition of the same name.

Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is. She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies of their pasts. When Stacy is fully present in the 21st century, she teaches in the BFA Photography and Video Department and MFA Visual Narrative Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Co-hosted by Village Preservation and the Village Alliance.

Register online

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2020-06-25 2020-06-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:30:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/26/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/26/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 26, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-26 2020-06-26 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/26/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/26/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 26, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-26 2020-06-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/27/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/27/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 27, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-06-27 2020-06-27 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/27/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/27/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 27, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-27 2020-06-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/27/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/27/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 27, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-27 2020-06-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/28/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/28/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 28, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-28 2020-06-28 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/28/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/28/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: June 28, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-06-28 2020-06-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/28/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/28/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 28, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-28 2020-06-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/29/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/29/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 29, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-29 2020-06-29 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/30/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/30/wyckoff-from-home Date: June 30, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-06-30 2020-06-30 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/30/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/06/30/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: June 30, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-06-30 2020-06-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/01/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/01/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 1, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-01 2020-07-01 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/02/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/02/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 2, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-02 2020-07-02 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/03/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/03/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 3, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-03 2020-07-03 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/03/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/03/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 3, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-03 2020-07-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/04/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/04/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 4, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-04 2020-07-04 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/04/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/04/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 4, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-04 2020-07-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/04/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/04/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 4, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-04 2020-07-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Tue, 19 May 2020 12:14:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/05/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/05/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 5, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-05 2020-07-05 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/05/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/05/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 5, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-05 2020-07-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/05/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/05/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 5, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-05 2020-07-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/06/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/06/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 6, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-06 2020-07-06 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/07/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/07/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 7, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-07 2020-07-07 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/07/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/07/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 7, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-07 2020-07-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/08/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/08/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 8, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-08 2020-07-08 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/09/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/09/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 9, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-09 2020-07-09 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/10/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/10/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 10, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-07-10 2020-07-10 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/10/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/10/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 10, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-10 2020-07-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 11, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-11 2020-07-11 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Con Edison Family Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/con-edison-family-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/con-edison-family-days Date: July 11, 2020

Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days.

Step into another century as you explore the period rooms of Manhattan’s oldest house. Join Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's educators in the colonial kitchen to create hands-on arts and crafts, while learning about the historic origins and significance of the crafts you make! Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

Admission is free to the public. Free, one-hour docent tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish-language tour) and at noon (English-language tour).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2020-07-11 2020-07-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 11, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-11 2020-07-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/11/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 11, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-11 2020-07-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/12/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/12/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 12, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-07-12 2020-07-12 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/12/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/12/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 12, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-12 2020-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/12/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/12/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 12, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-12 2020-07-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/13/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/13/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 13, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-07-13 2020-07-13 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 14, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-07-14 2020-07-14 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 14, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-14 2020-07-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/15/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/15/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 15, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-15 2020-07-15 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/16/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/16/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 16, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-16 2020-07-16 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/17/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/17/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 17, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-07-17 2020-07-17 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/17/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/17/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 17, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-17 2020-07-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 18, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-18 2020-07-18 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 18, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-18 2020-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 18, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-18 2020-07-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 19, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-19 2020-07-19 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 19, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-19 2020-07-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 19, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-19 2020-07-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/20/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/20/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 20, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-20 2020-07-20 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 21, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

]]>
2020-07-21 2020-07-21 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 21, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-21 2020-07-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/22/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/22/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 22, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-22 2020-07-22 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/23/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/23/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 23, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-23 2020-07-23 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/24/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/24/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 24, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-24 2020-07-24 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/24/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/24/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 24, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

]]>
R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-24 2020-07-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wyckoff From Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/wyckoff-from-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/wyckoff-from-home Date: July 25, 2020

A new resource for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Make sure to check back weekly for updated activities and fill out our Wyckoff From Home Survey to help our Education team develop new content.

Follow along on social media @wyckoffmuseum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for more demos, videos, and trivia. Share your at-home creations using #WyckoffFromHome!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-25 2020-07-25 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eb474c73c3ac.jpg Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[George Way Treasures at the Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/george-way-treasures-at-the-conference-house1 Date: July 25, 2020

Kick off spring at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York State.

The Conference House Association is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: George Way Treasures. The late Mr. George Way was a collector and expert in 17th-century art and antiques. This new exhibition, with items from his collection, includes period paintings and chairs along with complimenting items from the Conference House permanent collection.

Pieces of special note also on display are recently acquired pewter artifacts, a gift of Thoma Robertson, a past president and long time board member.

Please note: The exhibit opens at 4:00 p.m. on March 26. An opening reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on that day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2020-07-25 2020-07-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50189971923800000, -74.22799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e615d99b111c.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:00:49 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 25, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

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Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

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Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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