Friends of Philipse Manor Hall Concert

Sunday, November 13, 2011
4 PM

Join the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Inc. for a concert celebrating the completion of the fourth in a series of construction and preservation projects at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.

For more information, please call (914) 965-4027.

Paranormal Investigation at the Manor Hall

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Join the Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society, (NPIS), a New Haven, CT based non-profit organization, for a discussion of the paranormal, including a presentation of previously gathered evidence and an investigation of the Manor.

NPIS invites the public to attend a presentation on their findings and experiences. Following the program, an investigation will be conducted through the house, offering an opportunity for a limited number of visitors to participate. Please note: reservations are required for the investigation.

6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Presentation of Evidence from Previous Investigations
8:30 PM Investigation* of the Manor with NPIS (16 years & older ONLY)
* Reservations Required for Investigation. Space is Limited

Presentation Only: $10
Investigation Only: $20
Presentation/Investigation Combo: $25
** All proceeds go toward continued support of Philipse Manor Hall for future programming

For reservations or more information, please contact
Adam Shefts, Director of NPIS at or
Philipse Manor Hall at 914-965-4027.

A Visit from a Philipse Descendant

St. Nicholas Day Celebration

Traditional Dutch Holiday Music - Homemade Dutch Treats
A Visit from St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 3, 2011
1-5 PM

(Donations Welcome)

Schedule of Events:
12:30 PM     Arrival and Seating for Early Performance
1:00 PM       Early Performance - Bronx Arts Ensemble & Singers
2:00 PM       Visit from St. Nicholas & Refreshments (Early Performance guests)
2:30 PM       Arrival and Seating for Late Performance
3:00 PM       Late Performance - Bronx Arts Ensemble & Singers
4:00 PM       Visit from St. Nicholas & Refreshments (Late Performance guests)

For more information, please call (914) 965-4027.

"The Anne Hutchinson Year" Program

"The Anne Hutchinson Year" commemorates the 420th anniversary of the birth of Anne Hutchinson, a local 17th-century religious freedom fighter and feminist.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

(Donations Welcome)

Schedule of Events:
Kimberly Flook - Director, Philipse Manor Hall SHS
Toby Liederman - Coordinator, "The Anne Hutchinson Year"

Discussion of Native Culture and Anne Hutchinson Reading:
John Wright - Executive Director, Thomas Paine Cotttage

Lecture - Anne Hutchinson's Life in the Puritan Migaration to New England
Laura Chmielewski - Assistant Professor - History, Purchase College, SUNY

**Light refreshments will be served **

For more information, please call (914) 965-4027.

Sawmill River Walk

A Confluence of Two Rivers:

From Lenape fishing village and Philipse Manor grist mills to daylighting plans, peel back the layers of history and take a glimpse into the future as you walk the original path of the lower Nepperhan-Saw Mill River where it meets the Hudson at the Yonkers waterfront. View the Palisades Cliffs, Haas Gateway Murals, Yonkers Hudson River Waterfront, Sculpture Garden, 9/11 Memorial and other interesting monuments, buildings and art along the way.

Advanced registration is required. Please register by 5PM Friday September 17, 2010 by calling (914) 965-4027 or emailing

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length of Trip in Miles: 1.3 miles
Trip Duration (Hours): 2 hours
Trip Characteristics: Yonkers city sidewalks some with slight to moderate inclines.
Age limits: Not recommended for children under the age of 5 years
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Additional Equipment Recommended: Water, sunscreen, hat

This program is a part of the annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. For more information, please click here.


Exhibit Opening: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Between September and December 2009, four children have been producing an unusual product as the result of their studies: a museum exhibit entitled Banish Modern Slavery!

We invite you to attend the free opening of Banish Modern Slavery! on Saturday, January 9th, 2010. The exhibit will feature the interpretations of these four children, who participated in a ten-week class covering exhibition design and the study of both modern and historical slavery. From an installation referencing the Department of Labor’s recent release of a list of goods potentially tainted by slave labor to original artwork, the exhibit speaks to the unfortunate continuum of international slavery.

During the opening reception, visitors will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the child curators, experience the exhibit, stroll through the larger museum (which features the exhibit Slavery: The Great and Foul Stain) and participate in activities centering on raising awareness about modern slavery (films, handicrafts, a lecture and more).

For further information, please call 914-965-4027 or visit our event information website, You may also visit the blog the students have created to describe a portion of the work process:

This exhibit was made possible by a partnership between Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, a museum and historic house in downtown Yonkers, and the Adventure Center: Journeys of Wonder, Inc., an educational enrichment program. Philipse Manor Hall, the setting for the exhibit, was once owned by the Philipse Family, who were slave owners and slave traders in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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