August 2018 Happenings
We hope that you have been enjoying the wide variety of My Summer House NYC programming. All season long NYC Parks and HHT have been collaborating to highlight the best events at our houses where you can kick back, cool off, and make the most of your summer!
August is Family Fun Month. Scroll down to view a few events that are perfect for the family and a link to a growing list of activities brought to you by the HHT houses. And exciting news, the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum has reopened its doors after a pipe burst from the January snowstorm. Their darkly humorous exhibition on New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams (of Addams Family fame) has been extended to August 26th.
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House Pic of the Month
" Hydrangeas are loving the sun here today at the AAH!"- @aliceaustenhouse
Event Highlights
Great for Kids
August 4th, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Play like the kids of 1818 by joining in the merriment at King Manor Museum ! Can you master the art of trundling a hoop?

August 13th-17th, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Campers will embark on a journey back in time at the Van Cortlandt House Museum , experiencing life in the 18th century by dressing in period style clothing, trying out historic toys and games, and acting under General Washington's command.
Artists' Corner
August 1st, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

August 25th, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Allow your inner artist to thrive by learning how to draw plein aire landscape using the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage as your muse!

Music & Movies

August 11th, 6:00 p.m.-11:59 p.m.
Tunes, BBQ, and beer to help rehabilitate the beloved J. Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town, damaged by a vehicle accident earlier this year.

August 23rd, 8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
We can't imagine a better way to view Disney's latest film than under the stars at the Wyckoff House Museum, the oldest house in NYC!

August 5th, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Take a tour highlighting the Dutch architectural style of Clear Comfort, better known as the Alice Austen House Museum. We know the view of the New York Harbor and Verrazano Bridge will take your breath away!

August 12th, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Explore the 19th-century landmarks of NoHo, starting with the Merchant's House Museum. Prepare to be scandalized by tales that will include the deadly Opera House Riot of 1849.

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Alice Austen House Museum, Van Cortlandt House Museum, Lucy Aponte/NYC Parks, Historic Richmond Town, Merchant's House Museum.
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