Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Spring
For nearly one hundred years the Philipse family lived in luxury, well supported by their business endeavors and rents from the many tenant farms on their property. Times were changing, however, and while others rebelled against King George III and Great Britain, Frederick Philipse III defended the Crown. His Loyalist beliefs were strong enough that General George Washington himself ordered Frederick arrested in 1776. Originally under house arrest, Philipse and his family later fled to British occupied New York City and finally on to England, where the last "Lord of the Manor," broken in spirit and health, died in 1786. His vast lands and his mansion were confiscated by the New York State Legislature and sold at public auction. Today, Philipse Manor Hall sits next to the recently daylighted Saw Mill River in Van der Donck Park, and serves as a museum of history, art and architecture, as well as host to community organizations, meetings, educational programs, a community art gallery and many special, community oriented events. Historical highlights of the Hall include its 18th century, high style Georgian architecture, a rare 1750s papier-mâché Rococo ceiling, and one of the only presidential portrait collections in existence, including six Presidents from New York State.
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Spring
Reminder that Chair yoga and meditation is cancelled for this weekend and will resume on Saturday, April 27th at 11am. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
If you're looking for a good reason to get out of the house tomorrow, come out to see the Vento Trio perform at Philipse Manor Hall! Performance starts at 3pm and is free to attend! Free onsite parking is available!
Make sure to check out the CBS Sunday Morning show this Sunday for a fantastic interview with Mary Calvi about her upcoming book, "Dear George, Dear Mary!"
President George Washington - the model of virtue & resolve who could not tell a lie. Author Mary Calvi says her research in her new book "Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love" uncovered details about the first love of his life, the heiress Mary Philipse, one of the wealthiest women in the colonies. https://cbsn.ws/2GufbPI
Although the body may be cold today, come warm up the heart and soul with a special performance by the Rivertown String Quartet today at 3:30!!
CBS anchor and First Lady of Yonkers, Mary Calvi discussing her upcoming book "Dear George, Dear Mary." The novel takes you through the love story of George Washington's first love, Yonkers own Mary Eliza Philipse, and the forces keeping them apart! Make sure to pick up your copy at your local book store on February 19th!!!
What a delight to have Mary and Alex on site this morning! The excitement and enthusiasm has been contagious as we move closer to the official book launch on February 19th!!
Make sure to join us on Friday, February 15th from 6-9 for an evening of fun with Mary Calvi! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://friendsofphilipsemanorhall.org!
Join Mary Calvi & Alex Denis as they continue their journey touring historical sites connected to George Washington’s New York. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site takes center stage in Mary’s debut novel: Dear George, Dear Mary. Join us & ask Mary about her research! Read more here: https://cbsloc.al/2WKk501a
Friends of Philipse Manor Hall
We were happy to have Mary Calvi come by the manor house recently, as things move along for her special book presentation of Dear George, Dear Mary, on Friday Feb 15th.
Tickets and further information are available at our webpage: www.friendsofphilipsemanorhall.org.
The Vento Trio performance scheduled for Satuday, January 12 has been postponed due to a medical issue. Check back in the spring for future dates!
Reminder that Chair Yoga and Mediation will not be taking place this Saturday (29th). Class will reconvene on Saturday, January 5th. Have a happy and healthy New Years!
Philipse Manor Hall (Yonkers, NY)
This is Westchester’s oldest building and was built by the wealthy Dutch merchant couple of Frederick Philipse and Margaret Hardenbroeck around 1682 as a stopover point within their vast estate which encompassed all of Yonkers and much of lower Westchester. In succeeding generations, it would become the primary family residence, but in November of 1776, five months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Frederick Philipse III, along with 200 contemporaries, signed a document pledging their allegiance to the British crown. Branded a traitor, Philipse’s arrest was ordered by George Washington, so he fled to British occupied New York, leading to his lands being confiscated by the state and sold at public auction. By the late 19th century, the house had switched many hands and became Yonker’s first City Hall, but it would soon be acquired by the state. Since 1908, it has been operated by New York State as a museum that offers exhibits, events, and more.
Reminder that there will be NO Chair Yoga and Mediation this Saturday. Enjoy Veteran's Day weekend!!!!
Games are out and the rain stayed away! Come out and play from 10-12!!
Back to school blues got you down? Not ready to go back to the grind? We don't blame you! Come by the Manor this week for 3 ways to keep summer alive!
Wednesday at 12pm marks the last Colonial Games Day of the season!
Friday from 10am-12pm is the return of the Sarah Lawrence College Student Carnival! Stop by and meet the new batch of SLC students for some fun and games!
Later in the evening, the last Movie under the Stars will be taking place at 9pm! Come watch Lightning McQueen ride off into the sunset!
Chair Yoga and Meditation will be taking a 3 week hiatus! Class will resume on Saturday, September 22nd. Enjoy the free time and try to stay relaxed!!
Our friend Brian, the crane operator, sent us these amazing pictures of Philipse Manor Hall from his perch way up in the sky!
☔Stay dry! Colonial Games Day is cancelled due to weather. See you next week!☔
As well as having a fantastic historic house museum, Philipse Manor Hall is also able to be used, sunrise to sundown each day, as a park for picnics, dog walking and other activities. Here is a local artist on the property today showcasing just one of the many alternative uses of the property!!
Reminder: No Chair Yoga and Meditation Memorial Day Weekend. Class will resume on June 2nd!
Congratulations to Joanne and Roberta, who were celebrated as the 2018 Patron Saints of Yonkers at the annual gala at Philipse Manor Hall!
The Friends of Philipse Manor Hall celebrate the contributions of two local “saints” who have contributed to the Yonkers community and who embody the spirt of patron saints that have been honored by the FPMH. Joanne Robinson-Boettcher and Roberta Robinson Frazier were this year’s recipients of...
Reminder that chair yoga and meditation is cancelled for Saturday, May 5th.
Oh no! Tomorrow's CAPE is cancelled due to weather. The next CAPE is April 20.
Don't forget that Colonial History Day now starts at 1pm today!!
Despite Yonkers schools in session and some early afternoon rain, Colonial History Day will STILL be taking place tomorrow. We have adjusted our hours and the NEW time for the program will be 100-400pm!!! Hope to see you there!!
Such a beautiful day to get out and about! Make sure you stop by at 3pm for our Saturday Family Movie of the Month, Beauty and the Beast (2017)!!!!!
Friendly reminder that Chair Yoga and Meditation will not take place this Saturday due to the holidays, but will continue on April 7th! Our Saturday Family Movie, Beauty and the Beast, WILL take place on Saturday, March 31st at 3pm!!
Two fun and exciting evening events taking place this week. On Thursday, we have the First Thursday Gallery Hop taking place from 530-730. On Friday, the local author who brought you "Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers", Jason Medina, will be having a discussion and book signing of his latest book: The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel, at 7pm! Both are free to attend!
Busy day at the Manor! Come down before the rain starts up again for Chair Yoga and Meditation at 11:00 ($10 per person) and hang around for our Saturday Family Movie, "The Muppets" at 3:00!!!
Are you a Man or are you a Muppet? Come find out tomorrow, February 24th at 3pm as we screen the 2011 hit, "The Muppets" inside the Gothic Chamber!
Download "Man Or Muppet" by visiting http://www.smarturl.it/muppetssoundtrack
Chair Yoga and Mediation picks back up this Saturday, February 24th at 11AM! $10 per person with no advanced registration needed!! Come center your mind and body and release the previous week . . . and get prepared for the next hectic work week!
Friendly reminder that Chair Yoga and Meditation is cancelled for today. Class will resume at 11am on Saturday, February 24th.
The Rivertown String Quartet will be playing a free show at 3:30 today!! Extend your Valentine's Day season and enjoy some classical love songs!
Reminder: Saturday's Chair Yoga and Meditation class will start at 10:30AM due to our President's day program, NOT at 11:00AM
Day full of fun and excitement at the Manor today! Yoga and Chair Meditation at 11am, Saturday Family Movie at 3pm and Planta rock band playing a free show at 8pm! Make it an entire day at the Manor and Downtown Yonkers!
Don't forget to take advantage of great lunch and dinner specials during Yonkers Restaurant Week starting on the 22nd!!
Restaurant Week starts next week, January 22nd until January 28th! For a discounted price grab a bite at your favorite restaurant or try a new spot! Go to www.yorestaurantweek.com for the discount voucher and a list of participating restaurants. Bon appétit!!! Tag us at #yorestaurantweek #Yonkersbid #Yonkerseats #downtownyonkers #Yonkers #discoveryonkers #restaurantweek
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and Westchester Community College are pleased to continue our partnership with the upcoming Spring series of Community Education classes centered around Yonkers! The 3 unique classes will be held at Philipse Manor Hall and focus on various parts of Yonkers history. Classes will be taught by Local Historian and President of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Angie Piwinkski.
All registrations will be handled Westchester Community College. For more information, please visit their website at:
Local artists Emily Stedman, George Gutierrez, and Whitney Snyder are showing some fabulous Civil War-themed artwork in the Community Gallery at Philipse Manor Hall now through February! Gallery hours are 12:00-3:30 Tuesday-Saturday, and admission to the gallery is free! Check out this write up in Yonkers Rising!
One of our good friends sent us this video of our Saint Nicholas program last month!
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New year, new you? Come center your body and mind at Chair Yoga and Meditation, every Saturday morning at Philipse Manor Hall!! $10 per person with walk-ins welcomed!!!
Only 2 nights of candlelight tours left! Come learn about the how the Philipse family celebrated the holidays while also discovering the evolution of many of our modern traditions and decorations!!! Tours begin at 7pm Friday and Saturday!!!
If you can't make the candlelight tours, the 2pm holiday tour will continue, Tuesday-Saturday, until the end of the year!!!
Don't forget to check out the seasonal decorations at Philipse Manor Hall this holiday season! Holiday tours are at 2pm, Tuesday-Saturday until the end of the year! Candlelight tours take place the 19th-23rd at 7pm!! All tours are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students!
Congratulations to Jacqueline Lorieo on a great opening night! Come see her magnificent work at Philipse Manor Hall through December!
Be sure to check out Jacqueline Lorieo’s art exhibit of the history of Yonkers and the Hudson River Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site through Dec. 23 #liveworkplay
Holiday Tours start today at 2pm! Come learn about how the different generations of the Philipse Family celebrated and decorated for the holidays, while learning about how various cultures contributed to our modern holiday traditions and decorations!
Come meet St. Nicholas, sing-a-long to some holiday favorites while trying traditional Dutch baked goods all for free from 12:00-3:00 today!
This Saturday at 12:00pm, the annual St. Nicholas Day program will take place at Philipse Manor Hall! Join us for holiday crafts and activities, traditional dutch refreshments,a story-time sing a long with April Armstrong, and a visit and history lesson from St. Nicholas himself!! This free event helps honor the Dutch contributions to our culture while celebrating the start of the holiday season in Downtown Yonkers!
Make sure you also attend the Yonkers Downtown BID tree lighting ceremony, Friday the 1st at 4pm in Getty Square; the official kickoff to the holiday season in the downtown!
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