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Wreath/Centerpiece Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 1-3:30pm

JonesStart your December at the Museum and take home a wreath to give or keep.

The Museum’s gardener Jay Jones leads a workshop decorating winter wreaths. Work with fragrant winter greens and seasonal decorations.  There are so many decorating options!  An aromatic and visual delight!  Workshop is suitable for adults, teens and tweens.

Workshop fee: $20 / $18 for members. All materials provided. Please call to register in advance. Or, call the museum to reserve a place.

Holly treeHolly Tour: Holiday Historic House Tour

Sunday, December 9, 1-5pm

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with seven Queens Historic sites and learn about their unique histories.  Kingsland Homestead, Lewis H. Latimer House, Bowne House, Friends Meeting House,  Flushing Town Hall, the Voelker Orth Museum and Louis  Armstrong House Museum open their doors for a special afternoon brimming with holiday cheer. There’s always something new to do and see.

Set your own pace and visit as many houses as you choose.  Six sites are within walking   distance. Shuttle bus transportation is available between the sites.

The Voelker Orth Museum dresses the house for the holidays and offers an old-fashioned sing along with David Caldwell, a gift and plant sale, a sampling of holiday cookies (pfeffernusse, included)and hot  mulled cider. Families can enjoy storybooks and coloring.

General admission: $15 (advanced purchase) $20 at the Door, and $5 Children (under 12). Infants/ toddlers, free admission. Tickets can be ordered online by credit card: https://goo.gl/6Jc7nC

Winter Birds

Saturday, January 19, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Not all birds head south for the winter and our backyard birds can use a bit of TLC.

Come and make a simple bird feeder to hang outdoors. Learn about resources for urban birds and birding in our community.

Each year in mid-February the Audubon Society and Cornell University conduct a Great Backyard Bird Count, calling on participation of the public.  It’s fun and easy to be a part of the citizen science effort.  Museum educator, Anne-Marie Starkey will be on hand to offer tips on using binoculars, and how to observe birds in the wild, along with information on the bird count. We welcome new birders and invite experienced ones to share their knowledge & tales.

Admission $5 /$12 per family. VOM members $4.  Light refreshments served.

This program made possible through our Urban Nature Observation Programs supported by Con Edison.


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