December 2016 - July 2017
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for tours of the site's rich, 340-year-old history. Beginning the first week of October 2016, St. Paul's N.H.S. introduces new operating hours. From early July through late-December, the site will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. From early January through late-June, the site will be open Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During those months of January through June, the site will also be open the second Saturday of each month, noon 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.
Sat., Jan. 14, open from Noon to 4 PM
Much Ado About Nothing
At 1:30 PM, enjoy a performance by the acclaimed Red Monkey Theatre Group of William Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing. The play is generally considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies, because it combines elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics.
Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The site will be open regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, with a special talk at 1 PM by Professor Kristopher Burrell of Hostos Community College exploring the civil rights struggles and triumphs of Dr. King.
Sat., Feb. 11, open from Noon to 4 PM
A recognition of Black History Month
At 1 PM, learn about the great 19th and 20th century black author and intellectual leader W.E.B. Du Bois, through a talk by Professor Mark Christian of Lehman College. Dr. Du Bois was the first black scholar to achieve a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and devoted nearly 70 years to advancing the conditions of the lives of African Americans. The talk by Professor Christian will include an exploration of Dr. Du Bois’ role in fashioning support among black American for United States participation in World War I, a relevant topic as we approach the centennial of American entry into the Great War.
Monday, Feb. 20, President’s Day
A recognition of President’s Day
At 1 PM, join us for a talk by Professor Duane Tananbaum of Lehman College exploring the interesting and important connections between Herbert Lehman and five American Presidents -- Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson and J.F.K. Lehman’s public career stretched from the 1920s to the 1960s, highlighted by several terms as Governor of New York and as a Senator, overlapping with those five Presidents. Dr. Tananbaum is the author of a political biography of Lehman. There will also be re-enactors portraying General Washington and President Lincoln. The site is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Sat., March 11, open from Noon to 4 PM
Women’s History Month Event: Anne Hutchinson & Ballet Performance
In recognition of March as Women's History Month, at 1 PM enjoy a living history presentation by the Puritan rebel and exile Anne Hutchinson, who lived near St. Paul’s in the early 1640s. At 2:00, the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents a special dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent American women associated with St. Paul’s – Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Friday, March 24, 3 PM
We welcome spring with a performance of music for Flute by Pamela Sklar, featuring originals and folk and blues standards, with songwriter & guitarist Irene Maher.
Friday, April 7, 3 PM
Join us for a performance by the acclaimed Bronx Opera Company, featuring arias and duets from the classics.
Sat. April 8, open from noon to 4 PM
At 2 PM, marking the centennial of American entry into World War I, Professor Michael S. Neiberg, Chair of War Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy at the Army War College, explores the American experience in the War to End All Wars. An authority on the history of the era of the two world wars, Dr. Neiberg’s publications include “Fighting the Great War: A Global History” (2006), “Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I” (2011) and “The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944” (2012). Professor Neiberg’s talk marks the 13th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for a devoted volunteer at St. Paul’s in the 1980s and 1990s.
Sat., May 13, open from noon to 4 PM
We’re open on this spring Saturday, with special tours of the historic church and of the cemetery, one of America’s oldest burial yards.
Friday, May 19, 3 PM
Enjoy an hour of Jazz standards, with Mark Morganelli on trumpet and flugelhorn, accompanied by keyboard.
Monday, May 29, 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.
Friday, June 9, 3 PM
The Hudson Flute and Guitar Duo -- American, Italian, and Latin selections.
Sat., June 10, 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 and of the colonial section of the historic cemetery. Hay rides through the historic cemetery. Talks explore colonial life.
Tuesday, July 4, starting at 10:30 AM
Independence Day Celebration: A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell - 13 times.
Wed., July 5, 10:30 AM
Tour of Pell's Point Battlefield: A walking tour of portions of the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell's Point. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul's; space is limited; call 914-667-4116 for details;
Sat., July 8, 1 PM
We return to the schedule of Tuesday to Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Talk at 1 PM, by Alison L. Cowan, journalist and historian, about the remarkable story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man, and fought in the American army during the Revolutionary War.
Sat.,July 15, 1 PM
A talk explores the life and times of Alexander Hamilton -- founding father, first Secretary of the Treasury, political philosopher -- close to the anniversary of the infamous duel with Aaron Burr in 1804.
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