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Growing Up In Queens: Landscapes & Memories
Paintings by Helaine Soller

On view through October 23, 2022

“The drama discovered in every day events and the beauty of nature engages my imagination”.

Painting has been her passion since childhood and Queens landscapes have remained a favored subject for Helaine Soller. The exhibition draws inspiration from the Volker Orth Museum’s Victorian Garden in a series of recent plein air landscape paintings and from scenes of people at leisure activities centered around Kissena Park Lake. They are landmarks in Queens and reminiscent of the artist’s Queens roots.

Helaine Soller will be leading a workshop in September 15 at 6pm as part of the new Third Thursdays series.

beer and cabbageOktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut and Kimchi

Saturday, October 1, 5:30 - 8:30pm.
[Raindate: October 2, 2:30 - 5:30pm]

Why trek to Munich when you can enjoy the welcome atmosphere of Oktoberfest Flushing style? Join us at the Voelker Orth Museum for a friendly and tasty evening. There's entertainment, brats,japchae noodles, tasty brew, raffles, and a hearty welcome. Linger in the twilight in a bountiful garden and help support the Museum. Stephen Josephs' Ensemble will fill the air with lively music. Sunday afternoon (2:30-5:30) raindate.

Advanced admission (through Sept 25th) $30/$25 for members.   Day of event: $35/$25 members.

Third Thursdays @ VOMuseum— Sept 15, Oct. 20 & Nov. 17, 5-8pm

It’s the new twilight-time hours this Fall. The museum and garden will be open and a different early evening program offered each month. Attend the monthly event, or just stop in for a tour, to meet & mingle and time in the garden.

Plein Air Painting, September 15th, 6:00 - 7:30,
We start the series with our exhibiting artist, Helaine Soller. Let the garden be your inspiration. Helaine will provide tips and instruction on plein air painting. We’ll have watercolor supplies – or you can bring your own. If it is raining – our indoor workshop space will be available.

Tarot and Spirituality: Reading for Emotional Clarity, October 20, 6:30pm
Caitlin Reid offers an introduction to tarot card reading.  She covers the Rider-Waite deck's basics archetypes, philosophies of divination, and spiritual techniques.Caitlin is an artist and technologist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has been working with tarot and western astrology for over 10 years.

All the Queens Houses – November 17, 6:30pm
Architect/author Rafael Herrin-Ferri shares his architectural portrait of houses in Queens, a survey compiled over seven years, covering Auburndale to Whitestone. With great affection there are over 200 views of “what makes Queens home”. It certainly is a diverse borough!

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

Cocktails and light refreshments provided at each event.  Admission $10/8 for members.  Series pass $18/$15 for members.

Personal Archives Day:
An Afternoon with the Queens Memory Project 

Saturday, October 8, 2:00-3:30 pm

Share your treasured family stories. The Queens Memory Project is a record of how we got here, who we are, and what we want from our future.

The Museum hosts an afternoon for Queens residents to contribute their family stories to a virtual exhibition reflecting the history and diversity of our heritages via photos and documents.

Participants can have their personal archive materials captured digitally for their own family and to share as part of the Memory Project’s virtual archive.   Tips on caring for your personal family documents offered.

Light refreshments served.   Free admission. Please rsvp to info@vomseum.org to have items scanned at the event.

Ghouls in the Garden
Family Friendly Fun

Saturday, October 22, 3:00-5:30pm  Raindate: Friday October 28, 3:00-5:30pm

Join us for a not-too-spooky Halloween gathering. Costume-wearing is encouraged. Art-making, scavenger hunt, games & stories & treats. This family-friendly event is suitable for young children. 
Admission $4/$12 per family.

OpenHouse, NY

Sunday, October 23, 1-5pm

The Voelker Orth Museum is one of the many sites welcoming visitors to Openhouse NY’s 20th Anniversary edition. Each October, hundreds of sites across the city, many rarely open to the public, open their doors – in person and virtually – to talk, tours, and behind-the-scenes insights.

Drop-in house tours all afternoon.  The Sunday is the last day to view the Helaine Soller’s painting exhibition. She will be onsite, painting in the garden and happy to chat. It’s free.  Visit www.ohny.org for details

Walking in the Cosmos - artists interpreting Urban Reverence

On view October 30 to December 13, 2022

Reception: Sunday October 30, 2-4pm

The phenomenon of urban tribes involves the survival of human beings and maintenance of balance among various living things. The discourse thus moves to valuing human nature, preserving multiple cultures, renewing the environment, and honoring the new multi-faceted unity. Art creators are able to mediate and textualize new connections to culture and most particularly its antecedents.

A contemporary art exhibition curated by Luchia Meihua Lee of the Taiwanese American Arts  Council.

Handmade Napkin Rings  Workshop

Sunday, November 13,  2:00-3:30

A great way to grace a table this coming holiday season. Craft a set of napkin rings for your home or as a gift.  Phyllis Ger leads a workshop offering tips & techniques, and a wonderful cache of materials to inspire your creativity.

Workshop suitable for tweens, teens and adults.  Registration $10/$8 for members.



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