Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule
December 2014 - June 2015
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for tours of the site's rich, 340-year-old history, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. We are open 1PM to 9 PM the first Thursday of each month, except August. The site is also open the second Saturday of every month, from noon to 4 PM, except October, when we are open the third Saturday of the month, instead of the second Saturday. Parking and admission are free.
View the Saint Paul's Church Winter Music Schedule
View the 'First Thursdays at St. Paul's' Event Schedule.
Monday, Dec. 15, 10 AM - Noon
Bill of Rights Program
An educational program marking the 223rd anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights.
Sat., Dec. 13, open from Noon to 4 PM
Holiday Music & The Holiday of Christmas
Join us for a 2 PM Holiday performance of Holiday music, featuring Harp, French Horn and voice. Arrive early at 1 PM for a presentation about the historical development of Christmas as a holiday in America.
Sun., Dec. 21, 2 PM
Holiday Organ Concert
A recital by acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones featuring classical music on the 1830 Erben (accompanied by soprano), including some traditional carols and Holiday favorites. Refreshments served.
Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 10 AM to 4 PM
Family Holiday Program
Historic games, activities, music and demonstrations, designed for children on vacation from school, as well as parents, adults, and others.
Th., Jan. 1,
New Year's Day
We welcome the New Year with hot cider and cookies, historic toys and games for children, and a 1 PM presentation about the history of New Year's.
Sat., Jan. 10, open from Noon to 4 PM
Shakespeare in the Church
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona"A t1:30 PM, enjoy a performance of one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays. Also view the site's feature exhibition, "A Conservative Union Parish: St. Paul's Church and the Civil War".
Monday, Jan. 19,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The site will be open regular hours,9 AM to 5 PM, with a special presentation at1 PM by Springfield College Professor Martin Dobrow chronicling the struggles and triumphs of Dr. King in the crucial year of 1964, including a historic visit to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Sat., Feb. 14, open from Noon to 4 PM
A recognition of Black History Month
At 1 PM, learn about "Fugitive Art and Fugitive Testimony: Slave Narratives Then and Now", a talk by Professor Janet Neary of Hunter College, bringing together contemporary "visual slave narratives" and classic slave narratives from the 19th century to examine the way black artists and writers respond to institutional constraints placed on their cultural production, presented through the Speakers program of the New York Council for the Humanities.
Monday, Feb. 16, President's Day, open from 9 AM to 5 PM
Opening of New Exhibit, and a recognition of President's Day
Opening of, "Intrigue on the Village Green: The 'Great Election of 1733 at St. Paul's," a new exhibition in the museum. At 1 PM, enjoy a talk about President Abraham Lincoln, from a Kentucky perspective. At 3 PM, author and historian Professor Lisa Keller of SUNY Purchase examines the development of free speech in America, exploring one of the themes of the Election of 1733, held on the Village Green at St. Paul's.There will also be living history dramatizations by General Washington and Presidents Lincoln.
Sat., March 14, open from Noon to 4 PM
Women's History Month Event:
Louisa Catherine Adams & Ballet In recognition of March as Women's History Month, at1:00 enjoy a living history presentation portraying the life of Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams, who attended a funeral service for her son at St. Paul's in June 1829. At 2:00, the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents a special dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul's Church -- Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Saturday, April 11, 2 PM;open from noon to 4 PM
Aronson Memorial Lecture
At 2 PM, Professor Martha Hodes of New York University explores personal reactions to the assassination of President Lincoln and the aftermath of the Civil War, based on her forthcoming book which explores this subject, marking the sesquicentennial of the assassination of Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Fri., April 17, 3 PM
Church Tower Walk
Join us for a hike up the wooden staircase in the Church tower, leading to the historic, 250-year-old metal bell, one of the oldest in the country. (Note: This program is repeated every Friday, weather permitting, at the same time.
Sat., May 9
We're open for regular tours of the site, from noon to 4 PM. Visitors can also enjoy the Church Tower Walk and our feature exhibition in the museum, "Intrigue on the Village Green: The Great Election of 1733 at St. Paul's." St. Paul's Historic Dinner, will be held from 5 to 9 PM:The event observes the 150th anniversary of the tragic assassination of President Lincoln, and recognizes Dr. Charles S. Taft, one of the attending surgeons, who is buried at St. Paul's. The program features a talk by a distinguished Lincoln scholar, presentation to our honoree Tom Casey of the East Bronx History Forum, along with a period meal and music. Contact the site at 914-667-4116 for ticket reservations and details.
Monday, May 25, Memorial Day
Soldiers' Stories & Songs
The site will be open, regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with walking tours recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery. There will also be music, living history demonstrations and talks.
Sat., June 13, open from Noon to 4 PM
Join us for Colonial era style music, dancing, crafts, games and arms. There are also special tours of the Church Bell Tower and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery, and a recital on the historic pipe organ. Hay rides through the historic cemetery. Talks explore colonial life.
Schedule is Subject to Change.
For more information, please call: (914) 667-4116
We are located at 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550