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Garden Creativi-Tea: Drop –in Art Workshops

Fairy houseTuesdays, July 13 - August 10, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

A garden inspires and provides great materials for art-making. All ages welcome!

Our family-friendly workshops in the garden are back. Make and take home your own creations.  Each week we combine art with garden nature, and a refreshing glass of iced tea on the side.  Come to one or come to all.  If you cannot come to the museum, or if weather turns wet, there’s a virtual edition of each activity to do on your own.

  • July 13th  Fairy Houses. Create a magical abode. Simple or intricate – see where your imagination takes you!
  • July 20th – Corn Husk Dolls
  • July 27th – Steampunk Design: a touch of Victorian, some florid fantasy, and a bit of bling.
  • Aug 3rd – Wearable Felt Flowers & Bugs. Adorn yourself!
  • August 10th – Watercolors in the Garden

Admission for each session: $5 individual, or $12 family, per session.  Children under 3 admitted free.

Also coming this summer…..

In late July, Finding the Family, a new virtual exhibition will launch on this website.

Hip to Hip Theatre returns to the garden with two new Shakespeare productions August 6th & 13th.

Honey Harvest Festival is scheduled for August 24th.

Hip to Hip Theatre Brings Shakespeare into the Garden

Hip to HipSummer and Shakespeare go together at the Voelker Orth Museum. Hip to Hip Theatre's lively and richly costumed productions bring the comedy Twelfth Night and the tragedy Antony & Cleopatra into an open air garden setting (seating provided). Both plays are offered free of charge.

The company's family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. Shakespeare's plays invite us into the personal trials and triumphs of the common people and their all-too-human leaders.

Hip to Hip's free children's program "Kids & the Classics" will be offered at 7:00pm, a half hour before each performance. This companion piece to Hip to Hip's productions is a free interactive workshop designed for children ages 4 to 14, giving them a chance to interact with the text and cast by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the play and their own lives.

Hip to HipFriday, August 6th at 7:30pm – Twelfth Night
Love flows freely and confusion runs rampant in Shakespeare's tale of shipwreck, mistaken identity, and unrequited love. Nobles and servants alike navigate twisted paths on their quests for love and happiness.

Friday, August 13th at 7:30pm – Antony & Cleopatra
One fateful meeting reshapes the ancient world when Roman Marc Antony falls like Caesar before him for Cleopatra, the enchanting Queen of Egypt. As civil unrest plagues Rome, this exotic and intriguing tale illuminates the collision of power and passion as empires hang in the balance.

Both performances are free and open to the public. Seating is provided on a first come basis. The setting is wheelchair accessible. The Museum requires audience members to wear masks and follow current safety guidelines. Light refreshments available.

The plays run 90 minutes. The performance is cancelled if it rains. As Hip to Hip moves to a different location each evening, Queens audiences might be able to see the production in one of the parks on another evening.



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