February 6, 2022 1:00 pm EST
- Option 1: Join in-person at the Parish House at New Dorp Moravian Church
- Option 2: Watch live via Zoom
Join the Friends of Olmsted-Beil House for a fascinating presentation by Justin Martin, author of Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. Justin will highlight Olmsted’s travels to England while he lived at Tosomock Farm on Staten Island, and his subsequent writings about these travels. Olmsted departed from Staten Island for a walking tour of England in April 1850, returned in October, and both wrote (1851) and published (1852) his observations in Walks and Talks of an American farmer in England while on Staten Island. Discussion will address how these travels influenced Olmsted’s social thinking and landscape designs, and there will be Q&A for in-person and virtual attendees. In-person attendees are invited to a reception following with light refreshments and Friends of Olmsted-Beil House items available for purchase, including Genius of Place and the Olmsted on Staten Island Discovery Map.
IMPORTANT: Tickets are available for this in-person, indoor lecture at the Parish House at New Dorp Moravian Church on Staten Island, or to watch a live stream of the lecture on Zoom. If we must cancel the in-person lecture due to COVID-related guidelines, the lecture will be presented at the same time remotely, and all “in-person” registrants will have the option to receive a refund or to switch to remote attendance.
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PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE: Under the Key to NYC program (updated December 15, 2021), proof of a full course of a COVID-19 vaccination is required (two doses for all vaccines except the one-dose Johnson & Johnson; booster is not required) for all attendees age 5 or older.
In order to be admitted, you must bring a photo ID (if 18 or older) and one of the following, which will be checked at the entrance:
- A photo or hard copy of your CDC vaccination card
- NYC COVID Safe App Apple / Android
- New York State Excelsior App (available only to people who have been vaccinated in New York State) Apple / Android
- Official vaccine record
- A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of an accepted vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca-Oxford, COVAXIN, Novavax, Sinopharm-BIBP, or Sinovac.
Masks must be worn indoors at all times by all attendees, except when eating or drinking, regardless of age or vaccination status, per New York State guidelines.
Please make note of these other guidelines for this program:
- Maintain social distancing: In order to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, we ask that everyone stay at least 6 feet apart from people who are not in their immediate pod or group.
- If you are feeling unwell before the program, please let us know so that we can refund your ticket or switch you to the virtual option.
- We have a zero-tolerance policy for individuals who endanger staff, visitors, and partners by refusing to abide by these rules, or who engage in verbal or physical harassment, displays discriminatory or threatening behavior, or otherwise interferes with the experience of others. Attendees who violate these policies may be asked to leave the event without a refund.
- We will collect and retain the names and contact information of all event attendees in the event that contact tracing efforts are necessary, and this information may be shared with public health authorities.
- Even if you have received a vaccine, you must abide by all of these rules.
- In-Person Admission: $10 per person
- Virtual Admission: $10 per household
- Advance ticket purchase is required
- Turnstile Members can sign up for the virtual option using their Member ID
The in-person lecture will take place at the Parish House of New Dorp Moravian Church on Staten Island.
Virtual attendees will receive information to sign in via Zoom with their ticket purchase confirmation.
Address: 2205 Richmond Rd. Staten Island, NY 10306
Click here for directions
- Please note that while the postal address is Richmond Rd, the entrance to the Church grounds is on Todt Hill Rd, at the corner with Richmond Rd, located in Moravian Cemetery.
- PUBLIC TRANSIT: The Parish House is a short walk from the Grant City stop on the Staten Island Railroad, and trains depart the St. George Ferry Terminal every 30 minutes. Visit mta.info for schedules and service changes.
- DRIVING AND PARKING: The entrance to the church grounds is located just off Todt Hill Rd, near the junction with Richmond Rd. On-site parking is available for attendees.
World War II came to a close in 1945, and looking back 75 years, it is hard to believe that Americans on the cusp of war in 1940 were as removed from the Civil War as we are from World War II today. Imagine veterans of that war, fought with horses and muskets, still alive to share their memories in the Atomic Age.
Today, we have a dwindling number of World War II veterans, all now well north of 90 years old (unlike the Civil War, there were no 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old drummer boys or powder monkeys). So throughout 2020, we are offering special content on our World War II Tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the first Sunday of each month that will focus on different aspects of the human story of the war, utilizing our vast archive or oral histories and other personal stories of life on the home front and on the front lines.>> Continue reading
Chancellor’s Day workshop for New York City teachers // 2019
Turnstile collaborated with Brooklyn Connections of the Brooklyn Public Library to develop and host a day-long professional development workshop for history and social studies teachers. The program included lectures and tours on the history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal and its transformation from a military base to a nonprofit industrial park. Brooklyn Connections provided participants with take-home primary sources and lesson ideas to help students create connections between major historical themes and local history through the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
Open House New York Weekend is just over a week away, and with over 300 sites throwing open their doors, some careful planning is required to get the most out of it. We have created a brief thematic guide to some of our favorite sites around the city – especially ones along the waterfront – that you can explore Oct. 18–20.>> Continue reading
Celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 4 on a guided tour at the Brooklyn Navy Yard focused on interior design and fabrication The tour will begin with an introduction to the Yard’s story, with an emphasis on the diverse array of products, goods, and objects designed and manufactured on-site over the last two centuries. Next, visitors will walk the 30,000-square-foot factory floor of Ferra Designs, a company that specializes in custom-built architectural metalwork, and visit the studio of textile maker AVO, and speak directly to some of the craftspeople redefining manufacturing and making at the Yard today. This tour is great for anyone interested in art, design, craft, and manufacturing as well as those interested in history and the continued social and economic impact of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Metalworking and woodworking is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in New York City, but it is eclipsed by food production, processing, and packaging, which employs more than 17,000 New Yorkers. On Oct. 4 we will also be hosting a tour of de Royal Dinges Factory, a commercial kitchen and food truck commissary that produces more than 7,000 waffles daily for Wafels & Dinges, one of the most successful street food businesses in the city (and finalist at this year’s Vendy Awards). Visitors will learn how commissaries work to support the thousands of food carts and trucks around the city, walk through the production line, and even get to put their hands in some dough to make their own authentic Liège wafel.
National Manufacturing Day Tours
icon-gears Brooklyn Navy Yard: Inside Industry // FRI, Oct 4, 9:30am
icon-truck Wafels & Dinges Factory Tour // FRI, Oct 4, 10am
The best day of the year is fast approaching: Saturday, September 21, 2019, the day of the 15th – and final – New York City Vendy Awards. For 15 years, the Street Vendor Project has been convening carts, trucks, and pop-ups to serve up the best street food New York City has to offer, in order to raise awareness about the plight of vendors and raise money for their vital mission. Started in 2005 with just four vendors gathered in commissary garage in the East Village, and attended by just 250 guests, the Vendys have grown into one of the city’s premiere food events, featuring two dozen vendors and 2,000+ attendees flocking to Governors Island.
This year’s competition will feature three categories instead of the usual five: Best Dessert, Best Freshman (for first-time Vendy competitors), and the All-Star Vendy Cup, featuring 15 vendors that have collectively earned 25 nominations, nine Vendy Awards, and three Vendy Cup championships, including two finalists from the first Vendys in 2005, Tony Dragon’s and NY Dosas (see the full list of 2019 nominees). The event is all-you-can-eat-and-drink, and all of the proceeds benefit the Street Vendor Project. This may be the final Vendys, but SVP will continue to support and celebrate the vendor community, so stay connected, and you can prepare for the Vendys by joining one of our Food Cart Tours.
15th Annual Vendy Awards
icon-calendar SAT, Sep 21, 12pm
20+ street vendors, all you can eat and drink