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Shakespeare in the Garden with Hip to Hip Theatre

FHip ti Hipridays, August 4 & 18, 7:30 pm

The garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre’s spirited, richly costumed, family-friendly productions. The performances are free and open to the public.  The plays run approximately  90 minutes. Seating is provided.

At 7pm the Company offers Kids & the Classics – an introduction to the play for children attending the performance.

Richard IIThe Tragedy of Richard II - August 4

The King is dangerously out of touch with his kingdom. He raises taxes to support his lavish lifestyle, and cares more about his vanity than the common good. When his cousin challenges him for the throne, it’s a fight the king can’t win. But in losing his crown he gains his humanity and his soul. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”

Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors - August 18

Double trouble. Separated in infancy, two pairs of twins are now in the same city, each unaware of the presence of their long-lost counterparts. Hilarity mounts as the look-alikes are repeatedly mistaken for each other – till unexpected reunions bring happy endings for all.

honeyAnnual Honey Harvest Festival, Tuesday,  August 22, 1:00-3:30pm

Get the buzz on bees! Don’t miss the annual celebration of  all things honeybees! 

Our bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August.  Informative, fun and tasty, activities for all ages.

See how our beekeeper harvests honey, make bee-inspired art, sample different types of honey, and learn what it takes to make a bee friendly garden.  Enjoy our house punch and yummy snacks.   And, it is the first day that the new harvest of Voelker Orth Museum honey is available for sale.

Admission $4 and $10 a family. Children under 3 admitted free.


Save the Date! 

Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut and Kimchi, Saturday, September 30th, 5:30-8pm


Oktoberfest 2023


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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