Program Schedule: January - June 2019
Sat. Feb. 9, open from noon to 4 PM
At 1 PM, in recognition of Black History Month, Michael Crowder, a dissertation fellow at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies, explores African Americans and the abolitionist movement in the era of the American Revolution. Mr. Crowder, who also teaches American history at Queens College, is writing his doctoral dissertation on that subject, at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
Monday, Feb. 18, open 9 to 5, President’s Day
Opening of new exhibition, “A Special Role: St. Paul’s and World War II,” including a 1 PM talk about President Roosevelt and World War II by Dr. David B Woolner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian, The Roosevelt Institute and Professor of History, Marist College. Professor Wollner’s publications include, “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace”. There will also be re-enactors portraying Presidents.
Sat. March 9, open from noon to 4 PM.
A recognition of Women’s History Month, featuring a 1 PM digital presentation, with commentary and discussion, about women and World War II, Rosie the Riveter, by Professor Lisa Keller of SUNY Purchase. At 2:30 PM, enjoy a performance of "The Victory Gardens Plays" by Tara Meddaugh, a new play, based on the popular Victory Gardens of the World War II era.
Friday, March 22, 3 PM
A performance of music welcoming spring, by Mark Morganelli and Jazz Forum Arts.
Friday, April 5, 3 PM
Join us for a special performance of arias and duets from the classics, by the acclaimed Bronx Opera Company, accompanied by music on the 1830 Erben pipe organ.
Sat. April 13, open from noon to 4 PM
At 2 PM, author and historian David Nasaw explores the story of Joseph Kennedy, the larger than life patriarch of the Kennedy family. Dr. Nasaw, the Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, is the author of the widely acclaimed “The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy,” a 2013 Pulitzer Prized Finalist in Biography. Professor Nasaw is also author of acclaimed biographies of Andrew Carnegie and William Randolph Hearst. Dr. Nasaw’s talk marks the 15th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for a devoted volunteer at St. Paul’s in the 1980s and 90s.
Sat., May 11, open from noon to 4 PM, with special gallery talks elaborating on the site’s new feature exhibit, “A Special Role: St. Paul’s Church & World War II”.
Friday, May 17, 3 PM
A presentation exploring World War II, by the staff of St. Paul’s.
Monday, May 27, 11 AM – 3 PM. Memorial Day will be commemorated through talks, interpretive tours of the historic cemetery, re-enactments and music, including a ceremony in the church beginning at 11 AM followed by laying wreaths at the graves of soldiers buried at St. Paul’s.
Friday, June 7, 3:30 PM.
Pam Sklar plays music for flute, accompanied by guitar and keyboard.
Sat., June 8, open from noon to 4 PM.
A talk and crafts demonstration exploring the world of colonial America.