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Sat 27 Jul
Yonkers Waterfront Walking Tour
Saturday, July 27, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Why was Philipse Manor Hall built where it was? Why did the Munsee have a village in downtown Yonkers for thousands of years? How did the Yonkers waterfront change over time? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you explore the daylighted Saw Mill River and Yonkers' Hudson River waterfront. $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets include museum admission. To register, email philipsemanorhall@parks.ny.gov or call 914-965-4027.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Jul
Historical Games
Saturday, July 20, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
How did people entertain themselves in the past? Join us indoors (outdoors, weather-permitting) at Philipse Manor Hall to try your hand at all kinds of historical games. Learn the history behind these games and then learn how to play Graces, Quoits, Nine Men's Morris, Shut the Box, Mancala, Graces, Ninepins, Captain's Mistress, and more! For children and adults. Free! No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 13 Jul
Loyalist or Patriot?
Saturday, July 13, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Whose side are you on? During the American Revolution, the Philipses were staunch Loyalists. The Hudson Valley was the site of fierce fighting between the Patriots and the British during the Revolutionary War, and Westchester County in particular was a contested "neutral zone." How did people decide where their loyalties lay? Join us for a unique living history "talk show," colonial-style. Our host Benjamin Thayer will ask the hard questions of seven real historical people, including Mary Philipse Morris, an Algonquian British ally, a Black Loyalist, a Marble header, a camp follower, and more. Learn how and why they decided to stay loyal to the British Crown, or revolt as Patriots, and how they feel about the other side. Will they answer honestly? Will they argue with each other? Join us to find out! Time for audience Q&A will follow each performance. Performances held in-person at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Jul
Independence Day Story Time
Saturday, July 6, 2024 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for story time in the Gothic Chamber, in partnership with Yonkers Public Library. We'll be reading On The Fourth of July by Maggie C. Rudd and A Parade For George Washington by David A. Adler. Free! No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 06 Jul
Historical Games
Saturday, July 6, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
How did people entertain themselves in the past? Join us indoors (outdoors, weather-permitting) at Philipse Manor Hall to try your hand at all kinds of historical games. Learn the history behind these games and then learn how to play Graces, Quoits, Nine Men's Morris, Shut the Box, Mancala, Graces, Ninepins, Captain's Mistress, and more! For children and adults. Free! No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sun 30 Jun
Morning Hatha Yoga
Sunday, June 30, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Join us for this new Sunday morning Hatha yoga series at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site! The beautiful sunlit Gothic Chamber is the perfect place for a morning yoga class. Open to all levels and abilities! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.
Sat 29 Jun
Yonkers Waterfront Walking Tour
Saturday, June 29, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Why was Philipse Manor Hall built where it was? Why did the Munsee have a village in downtown Yonkers for thousands of years? How did the Yonkers waterfront change over time? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you explore the daylighted Saw Mill River and Yonkers' Hudson River waterfront. $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets include museum admission. To register, email philipsemanorhall@parks.ny.gov or call 914-965-4027.