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Schedule of Events

Scheduled events will be listed on this calendar as soon as they get confirmed. You may also click on this LINK to access a Google Doc file listing all the events up to date.

2023 Schedule of Events (as of October 2023)

Greetings and Felicitations! Several of these listed events are tentative, but will be updated frequently as plans firm up.

I will be demonstrating 18th century spinning & fiber arts at the following events:

  • March 29th (Wednesday Evening), 6:30 PM-9:00 PM ~ "Crossroads Ceili" Performance, Irish Heritage Celebration, Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY.                                                                                                                                          Website:  https://sunyrockland.edu/event/the-thomas-j-moran-crossroads-ceili/

  • April 1st & 2nd (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00-4:00 ~ East Jersey Olde Towne Village "Opening Weekend / British Occupation!" Event; 1050 River Rd., Piscataway, NJ.                                Website:  https://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2819/18?curm=4&cury=2023

  • April 20th (Thursday), 7:00-8:30 PM ~ Lecture & Demonstration: "The History of Spinning." Historical Society of Rockland County Lecture Series, Jacob Blauvelt House, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY.   Website: https://www.rocklandhistory.org/event.cfm?page=1029

  • April 29th (Saturday), 10:00-4:00 ~ "Colonial Times at the Hopper-Goetschius House," 363 E. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River, NJ.                                                                                        Website:  https://www.usrhistoricalsociety.org/events 

  • May 6th (Saturday), 10:00-1:00 ~ Spinning at the Farmer’s Market, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY.                                                                                      Website:  http://johnjayhomestead.org/events/farm-market/

  • May 13th (Saturday), 11:00-2:00 ~ Spinning at the Farmer’s Market / Re-Enactor's Showcase, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY.                     Website:  http://johnjayhomestead.org/events-calendar/reenactor-showcase/

  • Thursdays at the Farmer's Market, 1:00 - 6:00 PM (July-October) ~ River Vale Farmer's Market, behind the Town Hall, 406 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, NJ. I will be part of the 4th Battn. New Jersey Volunteers Living History Re-enactment unit's information booth.  The scheduled dates are as followsJune 15 / June 29 / July 27 / Aug. 17 & 31 / Sept. 21 / Oct. 12    Website:  https://rivervalenj.org/219/Farmers-Market

UPDATE: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (including my spinning demo) FOR THE HARRITON FARMSTEAD FAIR HAVE BEEN CANCELED, DUE TO SEVERE STORM. Indoor activities such as the Attic Treasures Sale are still scheduled to go on.

  • Sept. 24th (Sunday), 11:00-4:00 ~ East Fishkill Historical Society Rombout Colonial Days (w/ special guest Benjamin Franklin!); Brinckerhoff House, 68 Kensington Dr., Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.                                                                                                                                                           Website:  https://eastfishkillhistoricalsociety.org/

  • Oct. 14th (Saturday), 10:00-4:00 ~ Old Home Day at Historic Richmond Town; 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY.                                                                                                                         Website: https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2022/10/16/old-home-day-weekend-can7z 

  • Oct. 15th (Sunday), 12:00-4:00 ~ Heritage of West Nyack Fall Festival, Historic Traphagen House, 131 Germonds Rd., West Nyack, NY.                                                                                     Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/464529701835764

  • Oct. 29th (Sunday), 10:00-4:00 ~ Battle of White Plains Commemoration, Jacob Purdy Homestead, 60 Park Ave., White Plains, NY.                                                                                      Website:  https://whiteplainshistory.github.io/pages/JacobPurdyHouse.html

  • Nov. 18th & 19th (Saturday & Sunday), 10:00-4:00 ~ Retreat from Fort Lee, NJ,  Re-enactment events. Fort Lee State Park (Saturday) & Historic New Bridge Landing (Sunday). Website:  https://www.brigade.org/schedule 

(Photo: Jacob Purdy Homestead, White Plains, NY. Courtesy Al Pochek)