2021 Calendar of Events  

For our mutual safety at all planned events, whether indoor or outdoor, masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed.  

 Conference House Historic 1776 Challenge

Run/walk a virtual 5k, 10k, 17.6 miles or a historic 177.6 miles to commemorate the Peace Conference that took place at Staten Island’s Conference House on September 11, 1776. Log your miles starting now through October 31st until you complete the total distance!

Your registration fee will support ongoing educational programming and preservation of the Conference House.

Conference House Historic 1776 Challenge – https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/StatenIsland/1776Challenge

 

OCTOBER 2021

At Conference House Park – Conference House Park Visitors Center

Volunteer Opportunity:  Buckets for ‘The Blue’

EVERY Saturday! – 10 am to 12 pm

Give some TLC to Conference House Park’s largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.  Grab a bucket set up outside the Visitors Center and do a beach cleanup along a portion of the park’s three-mile shoreline. Volunteer Opportunity! https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/09/25/volunteer-opportunity-buckets-for-the-blue

 

At The H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St.

Watercolor Workshops   

Tuesdays 9/28/21, 10/12/21, 10/26/21 10 am – 12 pm

Join us for a watercolor painting workshop series in partnership with Seeds of the League. Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside). All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.  For your comfort, bring a mat or chair. Please register using the following link.  https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/09/28/watercolor-workshops

 

At The H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St. 

A Stitch in time: the Cultural and Social Significance of Women’s Handiwork

All Saturdays NOW through Nov 20, 2021 12 pm to 3 pm

This exhibition offers a unique display that helps us discover and better understand how needlework has been a part of women’s culture and social lives, and also examines how its role has changed from colonial times to the present.  Free Event! https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/09/25/a-stitch-in-time-the-cultural-and-social-significance-of-womens-handiwork

 

At The Conference House Park Visitor Center

Exhibit: The Perfect Sea Mural

Everyday now thru Dec 31, 2021 10 am to 4 pm

Learn about the sea and its ecology, in particular, how pollution affects sea life in out local waters.  Free Event! https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/09/22/exhibit-the-perfect-sea

 

At The Conference House Park Visitor Center

Exhibit: Fire and Tide – Terra Marine Inn:  A Brief History of Huguenot Park

Everyday now thru Dec 31, 2021 10 am to 4 pm

The Fire and Tide exhibition explores the history of the former turn of the century Terra Marine Inn.  This hotel was a wonderful piece of Staten Island’s gilded past.  Free Event! ttps://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/09/22/exhibit-fire-and-tide-terra-marine-inn-a-brief-history-of-huguenot-park-staten-island

 

DECEMBER 2021

Grand Illumination Tradition

Friday, December 3rd – 7 pm

Join us as we welcome the holidays by singing Christmas carols, while the house is illuminated from within.  Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies.  Please dress appropriately, as all festivities will take place outdoors.  (In case of extreme weather, the event may be cancelled)

Sponsored by the Conference House Association.

 

Colonial Christmas

Sunday, December 5th – 10 am to 4 pm

Tour the beautifully decorated Colonial Manor House.  Featuring a special exhibit of antique toys and ornaments from Christmas around the world.  Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies, and live seasonal music.  Children can visit with “Father Christmas”

Sponsored by the Conference House Association.

 

 

Past Events 2021

MAY 2021

OPENING  DAY –  May 1st! WELCOME BACK!

New Exhibit in the Billopp Gallery: “George Way Treasures at Conference House”    

House Museum Reopens:  Saturday, May 1st (Tours Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 by reservation only). Book tour at Eventbrite.com.

Sunday, May 30th @4pm: (Postponed due to rain, new date is June 19th)Music in the Park –  SI Philharmonic

JUNE 2021

Sunday, June 6th 11am – 4pm: 53rd Annual Art  Exhibit        South Shore Artists Group Fence Show

Sunday, June 13th @ 4pm: Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

Saturday, June 19th @ 4pm: Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

Saturday, June 26th @ 3pm: Music in the ParkRiverside Opera

Sunday, June 27th @ 4pm: Music in the Park – Brass Quintet

AT THE BIDDLE HOUSE, 70 Satterlee St. on June 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th SUNDOG THEATRE presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Please call 718-816-5453 or visit SUNDOGTHEATRE.ORG for more info and reservations.

JULY 2021

Saturday, July 3rd @ 4pm: Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

AUGUST 2021

Tuesday, August 17th 11 am to 3pm: NYC’s Homecoming Event – Staten Island

Join us at the Conference House for a FREE Tour of a Colonial Kitchen and Kitchen Garden in one of Staten Island’s Oldest Houses.  Get some FREE recipes too!

At Conference House Park – Page Avenue Beachfront

Kayaking at Conference House Park

Friday, August 20th – 5 pm to 7 pm

Join Kayak Staten Island for FREE Kayaking at the Conference House Park’s Page Avenue beachfront.  Kayaks and life preservers are provided.  First come, first serve. Free Event!

At Conference House Park – Conference House Park Visitors Center

Volunteer Opportunity:  Buckets for ‘The Blue’

Saturdays, August 21st & August 28th – 10 am to 12 pm

Give some TLC to Conference House Park’s largest natural resource, the Raritan Bay.  Grab a bucket set up outside the Visitors Center and do a beach cleanup along a portion of the park’s three-mile shoreline. Volunteer Opportunity!

 At Conference House Park – at Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

Movies under the Stars:  Frozen II (2019)

Thursday, August 26th – 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Elsa the snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle.  They are joined by friends Kristoff, Olaf and Sven.  Free Event!

SEPTEMBER 2021

Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

Sunday, September 5th – 4 pm to 6 pm

Enjoy music under the trees with the SI Philharmonic.  Free Event!

Sponsored by the Conference House Association.

At Conference House Park  – Page Avenue Beachfront

Kayaking at Conference House Park

Sunday, September 12th – 12 pm to 2 pm

Join Kayak Staten Island for FREE Kayaking at the Conference House Park’s Page Avenue beachfront.  Kayaks and life preservers are provided.  First come, first serve. Free Event!

 1776 Peace Conference Celebration

Saturday, September 18th12 pm to 4 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, September 19th)

245th Anniversary Commemoration and Historical re-enactment of the September 11th, 1776 Peace Conference.  Interactive outdoor museum displays and demonstrations.  Come Celebrate Staten Island’s History and help keep History Alive!

Sponsored by the Conference House Association.

At The H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St. 

Antiques and Uniques Sale

Saturday, September 18th – 11 am to 3 pm

A variety of vintage items and collectibles including:  Staten Island postcards, books, bottles, memorabilia, household furnishings, glassware, brassware, stoneware and much more!  Organized by the Tottenville Historical Society.  For more information call 718-887-9125

 

At Conference House Park – at Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

Movies under the Stars:  Monsters, Inc 

Friday, September 24th – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.  Rated G.  https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/09/24/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-inc

At Conference House Park – Page Avenue Beachfront

Kayaking at Conference House Park

Saturday, September 25th – 11 am to 1 pm

Join Kayak Staten Island for FREE Kayaking at the Conference House Park’s Page Avenue beachfront.  Kayaks and life preservers are provided.  First come, first serve. Free Event! 

OCTOBER 2021

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 9th10 am to 3 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, October 10th)

Admission $5.00. Kids 3 and under free! at the gate.

Outdoor Fun Activities for KIDS including crafts, spin art and sand art, pennies in the hay and bean bag toss.  Hands on demonstrations including outdoor skills and origami.  NYC Parks Department Conference House Guided Tour and South Pole Tour.  National Park Ranger History Walk.  DJ Entertainment.  Food and refreshments.  Mini Pumpkins for sale. Attic Treasures for sale and Conference House gift shop.

Conference House Tours available by appointment through Eventbrite.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conference-house-historic-museum-tours-tickets-152268321649?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Outdoor Market

Saturday, October 9th10 am to 3 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, October 10th)

Free Event!

Handcrafted Items, Quilters, Original Artwork, Attic and Treasurers Table, Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Children’s Toys and Toys for Pets

 

Welcome to Fall! – Bulb Planting – The Daffodil Project

Saturday, October 9th – 9 am

Volunteer Event!

The Daffodil Project has honored the victims of 9/11 with the largest living memorial for 20 years.  Learn more at: http://www.ny4p.org/the-daffodil-project

Meet up outside the Historic Conference house Saturday 10/9/21 at 9am to help us plant bulbs for the Spring.  Just show up.  All tools will be supplied by the NYC Parks Department.

Service letters given for student volunteers who need community service hours.  Call The Conference House Association at 718-984-6046 if you need further details.

 

For other exciting events in Conference House Park please visit

NYC Park Events Calendar

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/conference-house-park

Location: The Conference House, 7455 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY  

Conference House Association Office is located in the Visitors Center at 298 Satterlee St. Staten Island, NY 10307

 Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm          Phone: 718-984-6046

Conference House Museum is located at 7455 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY  10307

House Tours:  Saturday and Sunday by appointment only 

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