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Chldren in their constumesHalloween Family Night: Folklore and Fun
Saturday, October 28, 5-7 pm

Don't miss a night of spooky storytelling, crafts, and games, all celebrating the immigrant traditions and folklore that made Halloween the holiday we know and love. Come in costume, bring your friends, and join the fun! Child-sized ghouls must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission: $4 or $10 per family; infants free.

Skippy'sStorybook Afternoon
Sunday, November 12, 2pm

Join us for a dog day afternoon reading of Skippy's Family, a children's book illustrated by Elizabeth Korn. Written by Stephen Meader in the 1940s, it is a true story of a long-lived family pet , and a joy for anyone who loves dogs.

We'll read a selection of illustrated dog tales to share with young and old alike with light refreshments to follow.

Suggested donation: $4.

A number of public programs will be offered in conjunction with the Elizabeth Korn exhibition in the coming months.

Holiday Historic House Tour
House TourSunday, December 10, 1-5pm

Celebrate the holiday season with seven historic sites and learn about their unique histories. Kingsland Homestead, Bowne House, Lewis H. Latimer House, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Voelker Orth Museum and Louis Armstrong House open their doors for a special afternoon brimming with holiday cheer. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks. Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. Six sites are within walking distance in Flushing. Shuttle bus transportation is available between the sites.

Voelker Orth MuseumThe Voelker Orth is dressed for the holidays. Visitors can participate in a seasonal sing-along with Kenneth Gartman in the parlor, do a little shopping at our plant and gift sale, and enjoy yummy refreshments. Our tour guides can tell you about the house and museum and an art exhibition is on view. And please add a gumdrop to our gingerbread houses.

Advanced tickets: $15; $25 at the door; $5 for children under 12. Your ticket provides admission to all sites and shuttle. Purchase online here.

Michael DadapMichael Dadap Guitar Concert

POSTPONED, new date TBA

A master of guitar traditions, Michael Dadap takes us on a musical journey not to be missed. Based in Queens, Dadap is a celebrated guitaristcomposer, and conductor, and an influential advocate of Filipino folk music. He has toured major concert halls in the U.S., the Far East and Europe coming home to NYC where he is the artistic director and conductor of the Children’s Orchestra Society.

Light refreshments served.

Admission: $12 and $10 for members  and students.

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