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Barbara with guestMother’s Day

Sunday, May 14, 1-4pm

This Mother’s Day, come visit the Museum. Enjoy a glass of Honey-Apple Iced Tea, create a piece of wearable art and celebrate Mother’s Day with someone you love.

There are casual tours of the museum and a photo exhibition.The garden offers the tranquil joys of spring blooms. The setting is an ideal for friends and family to relax and spend time together.  

No reservations required.


Stories and Snacks: A Festival of Home Cooking History

Stories and snacksMay 21, 1PM-4PM

Voelker Orth Museum & Queens Memory

The Queens Memory Project and the Voelker Orth Museum are partnering for a festival of home cooking in Flushing, Queens.

This inaugural festival is an immersive celebration of food and cultural memory. Activate your senses and connect to the diversity of Queens culinary traditions as you explore the Voelker Orth House and its Victorian garden.

Hear from experts on history and cooking, including Caroling Shin, taste samples from local food vendors, and swap family stories and recipes. See how to preserve a record of your family's home cooking traditions, and get creative in hands-on family workshops.

Join us to add your stories, heritage, and food traditions to the living history of Queens!

Free Samples from Queens Vendors: Cho Mama (Bayside), Did You Khado (Jamaica), Taste of Surabaya (Flushing), Green Earth Urban Gardens (Whitestone), Uncle Ediks Pickles (Fresh Meadows), (Sandwich Therapy) Jackson Heights.

More at https://queensmemory.org/events/stories-and-snacks-a-festival-of-home-cooking-history/

Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/1595378377657022

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pink roseVoelker Orth @20!

Sunday, June 4, 2-4pm

The Museum first opened in June 2003. This summer through Fall, celebrate with us!

We start this special season with a light lawn tea and performance. We make it extra sweet with a take-home honey bear.

Admission $15 or two for $25.  Members: $12. The proceeds help us launch the Fresh Paint Campaign. Our 1891 house needs a 20-year refresher. It’s a rain or shine afternoon event.


H. SollerWatercolor Workshop Series

Tuesdays in June, 1:30-4pm

Helaine Soller leads a new workshop series on watercolors. It is an exploratory approach to the watercolor medium. It emphasizes individuality and self-expression ranging from abstraction to realism and anywhere   in-between.

Individual instruction and group discussions are provided by the instructor at each session.

All levels are welcome. You can attend any or all sessions. Basic supplies provided.

June 6 - Basics: Explore the language of watercolor, learn brush techniques, and color application. Referencing master artists work ranging from realism to abstract we learn to analyze composition and techniques.

June 13 - Composition: Building blocks of watercolor composition. Perspective, light &shade.

June 20 - Flowers and Fauna: The Victorian Garden provides inspiration for our art.

June 27 - Mixed Media: Discover new ways to create a watercolor– explore new techniques, resist, collage, pen and ink and much more.

Fees: The series is offered $30/ $25 for members, or $10.per session.  Advanced registration is encouraged. Basic supplies are provided.


Welcome Summer!   

Family-Friendly Event
Thursday, June 29, 1 -3:30pm

It’s a family-friendly afternoon event.  School’s out for summer and we   invite you to discover nature in the garden, join in games and creative activities.

Learn to observe birds and other wildlife, grow some herbs so you can eat your greens all summer, browse & take a book, and enjoy a cup of iced tea with our own honey.

Admission free. Donations appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Coming in summer: Garden Creativi-Tea drop in art workshops are back on Tuesday afternoons. Hip to Hip Theatre returns with two new Shakespeare productions on the evenings of Friday August 4 & 18th.


Virtual Activities

For anyone who cannot join us at the Museum we offer virtual activities for kids and families to explore on their own. Each of these are offered free and readily done with simple materials.

Click here for family activity guides to do at home

There are more things to do on our Instagram page (link). Let us know how you're engaging with these activities by commenting or sending us pictures at education@vomuseum.org or posting to our Facebook page.


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