NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:50:20 GMT <![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 29, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest and Mini Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade Date: October 29, 2017

Roll out that great Halloween costume early for our Park Slope Parents sponsored Costume Contest and Mini Parade – perfect for anyone who can’t stay up past 6:30 p.m.! Let your creativity fly!

Arrive at 3:00 p.m. to sign up for a category! Mini-parade around the park with members of our fave Halloween marching band, Paprika!

2017 Halloween Costume Contest Awards

  • Boo Baby Award
  • Best Infant up to 12 months
  • Hot Wheels Award
  • Best Stroller/Wagon/Pram
  • The Creature Award
  • Best Animal
  • Greenest Ghoul Award
  • Best Use of Recycled/Green Materials
  • Infinity & Beyond Award
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Howling Hipster Award
  • Best Pop Culture
  • Devilish Duo Award
  • Best Couple
  • Ghostly Group Award
  • Best Group/Family/Ensemble
  • Big Apple Award
  • Best NYC
  • Old School Award
  • Best Classic Halloween
  • Grownup Gruesome Award
  • Best in Show for Adults
  • Best in Show for Kids
  • Whippersnapper Award
  • Utterly Awesome Award
  • Best of Show/Most Creative

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 7683195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d65c4e489be.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Haunted House at the Queens Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/haunted-house Date: October 29, 2017

Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children ages six to 12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, Oct 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - $20 admission fee as part of our Children's Fall Festival**
  • Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $4 per person, all ages (adults and children)**

**(On Sun, Oct 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7pm, the Haunted House will be included with $20 admission to our Children's Fall Festival. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., farm admission is free and Haunted House admission is $4.)

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e631786624e.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 29, 2017

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Please note: Tours are 50 minutes long. Tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/truly-we-live-in-a-dying-world-a-19thcentury-home-in-mourning-exhibition Date: October 30, 2017

Step back in time to 1865, when family patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home in his second floor bedroom. Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. Pay your last respects at his deathbed upstairs, or join the mourning in the double parlor, hung with black crepe and set for a mid-19th century funeral. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin. Then share with your friends on Instagram and Twitter. #mhmcoffin2017

Also on exhibit, Tredwell family photographs and mourning attire and accessories, including jewelry made of hair and jet, a black net veil, several bodices and shawls, and two 1870s mourning gowns.

Included with regular admission; reservations not required.

Please note: This exhibit is on view from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays through Mondays, from October 5 through October 30.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfd4eb61944.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/30/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: October 30, 2017

Seven family members died in the house; their funerals were held in the front parlor hung with black crepe. We invite you to venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms, voices calling into the night, and otherworldly occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Please note: Tours are 50 minutes long. Tours begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-30 2017-10-30 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tales from the Crypt: Horror on Hallowe’en]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/tales-from-the-crypt-horror-on-halloween Date: October 31, 2017

Patriarch Seabury Tredwell has died. His coffin sits in the front parlor surrounded by lilies and flickering candles; black crepe covers the mirrors. Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th Gothic literature and true ghost stories of the unsettling and unexplainable as reported by museum visitors.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59bfe093ba267.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: November 18, 2017

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-11-18 2017-11-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour: Honoring the Fight for Women's Rights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/30th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour-honoring-the-fight-for-womens-rights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/10/30th-annual-holiday-historic-house-tour-honoring-the-fight-for-womens-rights Date: December 10, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with seven Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories!

Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all seven sites. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks. Many of the houses will have musical performances throughout the day, holiday crafts to make and take, and historically- themed seasonal displays and decorations.

Since this year is filled with important historic anniversaries, the overarching theme will be the celebration of The Centennial of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Each house will feature a prominent woman associated directly or indirectly with the historic site. This event will be a point of reflection upon the importance of the women featured, and will greatly aid in recognizing the heritage they left to future generations.

The six sites are within walking distance. There will be a dedicated shuttle that runs between Flushing Town Hall and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Handouts will be given to visitors for the bus times and schedule.

For more information, contact the Queens Historical Society at (718) 939-0647 ext. 14 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

*All houses are wheelchair accessible.

Share with us using #HHT.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a05735c9530.jpg Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: December 16, 2017

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/20/farmhouse-family-day Date: January 20, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-01-20 2018-01-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: February 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: March 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: April 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-04-21 2018-04-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/farmhouse-family-day Date: June 16, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/21/farmhouse-family-day Date: July 21, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-07-21 2018-07-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: August 18, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/farmhouse-family-day Date: September 15, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-15 2018-09-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT