Saint Paul's Church Program Schedule

Program Schedule: September - December 2018

St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is open for tours of the site's rich, 340-year-old history throughout the year. 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. From early July through late-December, the site will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Sat. Sept. 1,1 PM
Join us for a performance of music for Latin Jazz Guitars, with Ricardo Gautreau and Doug Munro.

Monday, Sept. 3, open regular hours 9 AM to 5 PM
Labor Day: Tours throughout the day recall the various and shifting occupations over the centuries of men and women interred in the historic cemetery. There also will be a 1 PM presentation, “The American Labor Movement through Song,” by music historian Robert Cohen.

Sat., Sept. 8, 1 PM
Enjoy a musical presentation, featuring Eric Thomas on flute, playing jazz, swing and pop standards, with Kevin Belle on piano.

Sat. Sept. 15, 1 PM
The Jewels of St. Paul’s. Join us for a digital presentation, with commentary, exploring the story behind the iconic features that make St. Paul’s special, including the 1758 bronze bell, the 1830 Erben pipe organ and an oak chair from the time of King Charles I of England.

Sat. Sept. 22, 1 PM.
Richard S. Fogarty of Albany University explores “President Woodrow Wilson and the end of the First World War,” in recognition of the approaching centennial of the end of the Great War. Dr. Fogarty’s publications include, Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914–1918.” Professor Fogarty is also co- editor of, “Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict”.

Sat. Sept. 29, 1 PM
Learn about the Lenape Indians, the original settlers of the St. Paul’s area, through a presentation by author and archaeologist Dr. Eugene Boesch

Oct. 6, 1 PM
Enjoy an hour of Jazz originals and standards, performed by the Charlie Rhyner Jazz combination. We also offer special tours of the historic church and of the cemetery, one of America’s oldest burial yards.

Oct. 13, 1 PM
The Schuyler sisters and Revolutionary America, a talk by Danielle Funicello, a Ph.D. student at Albany University who is writing her dissertation about Angelica Schuyler, sister in law of Alexander Hamilton.

Oct. 16, 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;

Fri., Oct. 19, 7 PM
Candlelight Tour & Historic Music Program. Tour the historic cemetery by candlelight, visiting the graves of soldiers and civilians who lived through the American Revolution; hear a performance of 18th century music by Linda Russell & Companie, in the historic Church; refreshments served -- part of the Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment

Sat., Oct. 20, 10 AM to 4 PM
Battle of Pell’s Point Encampment.
An encampment that commemorates the nearby 1776 Battle of Pell’s Point. It includes talks on the American Revolution, musket firing and militia drill, period music and dancing, dramatizations, crafts and cooking, historic children's games and toys, with dozens of costumed re-enactors, representing the armies that fought in the Revolutionary War.

Oct. 27, 1 PM
Join the Cara Quartet for a concert featuring flute and string chamber music, including seasonal Halloween music. Members include: Amy Hersh flute; Kathleen Thomson, violin; Katherine Sinsabaugh, viola and Jacqueline Stern, cello.

Sat., Nov. 3, 1 PM
Join us for a digital presentation, with commentary and discussion, exploring elections and politics in early America.

Sat. Nov. 10, 1 PM
Veterans Day Commemoration, observing the centennial of Armistice Day, 1918, with a 1 PM talk about memories of the First World War by Professor
Kimberly J. Lamay Licursi of Siena College, based on her recently published book,Remembering World War I in America”. Arrive early, at 11 AM, for our Veterans Day commemoration, honoring soldiers of the First World War buried at St. Paul's. Keynote speaker will be Kristyn Reed, Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs, of Mt. Verrnon, NY.

Sat. Nov. 17, 1 PM.
Author and historian William Hogeland talks about the Whiskey Rebellion, based on his book exploring the uprising of farmers in western Pennsylvania in the 1790s.

Sat. Nov. 24, 1 PM.
Daniel Conant performs an hour of music for classical guitar, including seasonal selections.

Sat. Dec.1, 1 PM.
Treble in Paradise, an a cappella group from Sarah Lawrence College, performs Holiday songs and other selections

Wed., Dec. 5, 7 PM.
The acclaimed Bronx Opera performs arias and duets from the classics as well as traditional seasonal favorites.

Sat.. Dec. 8, Holiday Music & the Holiday of Christmas
Join us for a 2 PM Holiday performance of Holiday music, featuring Alyssa Reit on harp and Peter Reit on French Horn, with audience chorus on seasonal carols. Arrive early at 1 PM for a presentation about the historical development of Christmas as a holiday in America.

Sat., Dec. 15, 12 Noon.
Join in the Wreaths across America ceremony, honoring military service members buried at St. Paul’s.

Sat., Dec. 22 2 PM, Holiday Organ Concert.
A recital by acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones featuring classical music on the re-conditioned 1830 Erben (accompanied by soprano), including some traditional carols and Holiday favorites. Refreshments served.

Sat., Dec. 29, 1 PM.
Enjoy a post holiday Winter Solstice Concert, celebrating the New Year, co-featuring jigs, originals, Renaissance, Classical & Meditative Music. Performers will be Pamela Sklar, flutes; Paula Katz, cello & mandolin; Eric Katz, vibes & banjo.

Last updated: November 3, 2018

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