January - June 2018
Saturday, Jan. 13 (open from Noon to 4 PM)
Play about Anne Hutchinson
At 1:30 PM, enjoy a performance by Tutti Bravi Productions of an original, multi-act musical, dramatic play exploring the odyssey of Anne Hutchinson, the Puritan rebel exile, who lived near St. Paul’s Church in the early 1640s.
Monday, January 15, 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.
Saturday, Feb. 10, (open from Noon to 4 PM)
A recognition of Black History Month
At 1 PM, in recognition of Black History Month, Professor Deidre Cooper Owens of Queens College explores the remarkable story of Harriet Tubman, who led scores of enslaved African Americans from the South to freedom in the North and Canada, and served as an effective spy for the Union army in the Civil War. Dr. Owens’ publications include the forthcoming, "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology”.
Monday, February 19, President’s Day
A recognition of President’s Day
Commemorating President’s Day, join us for a talk by Professor Jacob Kramer of Borough of Manhattan Community College exploring the life and times of President Woodrow Wilson, who led the nation during the First World War. Dr. Kramer is the author of The New Freedom and the Radicals: Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Views of Radicalism, and the Origins of Repressive Tolerance, published in 2015. There will also be re-enactors portraying President John Adams, President Lincoln and President Wilson. The site is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Saturday, March 10 (open from Noon to 4 PM)
Women’s History Month Event: Abigail Adams & Ballet Performance
At 1 PM learn about the life and times of Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams -- who lived near St. Paul’s and attended services at the church in 1797 -- through a talk by Professor Laura Chmielewski of SUNY Purchase. 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 23, 3 PM
We welcome spring with a vocal performance of songs drawn from opera, Broadway and sacred music by baritone bass Ronald Campbell, accompanied by keyboard.
Wednesday, April 4, 3 PM
Join us for a performance by the acclaimed Bronx Opera Company, featuring arias and duets from the classics.
Saturday, April 14
Author and historian T.J. Stiles received the Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 biography, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. His talk, based on that book, examines the life and times of the infamous cavalry commander killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, including a surprising connection to St. Paul’s Church. Mr. Stiles’ talk marks the 14th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for a devoted volunteer at St. Paul’s in the 1980s and 90s.
National Park Week (April 23-27, 3 to 5 PM)
Join in the celebration of National Park Week by participating in special activities that are both fun and educational. Students can learn about the American Revolution, the era of World War I, play with historic games & toys, and explore one of the nation’s oldest burial yards through a series of interactive activities, leading to Junior Ranger badges and other prizes.
Saturday, May 12 (open from noon to 4 PM)
We offer ongoing and continuous guided tours of the 18th century field stone church that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, and of the cemetery, one of the nation’s oldest continuously used burial yards. Learn about doughboys, liberty cabbage and four minute men, through our feature exhibition on display in the museum, “Over Here, Over There: America and World War I”.
Friday, May 18, 3 PM
Please join us for a presentation exploring the story of the sinking in 1915 of the Lusitania and the role of the loss of the British ocean liner on the American experience in World War I.
Monday, May 28, Memorial Day
Soldiers’ Stories & Songs
The site will be open, regular hours, 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be a brief commemorative ceremony in the church at 11 AM, followed by wreath layings and a walking tour recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on World War I veterans. In addition, the program for the day includes music, living history demonstrations and talks.
Friday, June 8, 3 PM
Enjoy a performance of music by Intuition Quartet. The program features originals, blues, bossa nova and pop music played by Pam Sklar, flute; Hope Berkeley, harmonica; Irene Maher, guitar and lead vocals: Joan Indig, bass and lead vocals.
Saturday, June 9 (open from Noon to 4 PM)
On the Waterfront and the vintage sounds of early America. Learn about life on the waterfront in colonial America, through a presentation at 1 PM by Kathryn Lasdow, who is completing her Ph.D. in American history at Columbia University. Enjoy ongoing, interactive colonial maritime crafts demonstrations -- wood signboard carving and rope-making. Historic children’s games, too. At 2:30 PM, acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones performs on the recently re-conditioned 1830 Erben, one of the nation’s older working pipe organs.