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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 914-667-4116

Special free Programs in May 2014

Thursday, May 1, First Thursdays at St. Paul’s, open from 1 to 9 PM
Please join us for a 7 PM walking tour of the grounds, exploring the history and variety of birds at St. Paul’s, with well known ornithologist Dr. Robert (Birding Bob) DeCandido.

Wed., May 7, 1 PM, Folk and Bluegrass Music
Our lunchtime series features a performance of folk and bluegrass music, with banjo, from Sarah Lawrence College

Sat., May 10
We’re open for regular tours of the site, from noon to 4 PM. Visitors can also enjoy the Church Tower Walk and our feature exhibition in the museum, “A Conservative Union Parish: St. Paul’s Church and the Civil War”. St. Paul's Historic Benefit Dinner, will be held from 5 to 9 PM. The event commemorates the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Eastchester, which was established at St. Paul’s in 1664. Contact the site at 914-667-4116 for reservations and details.

Wed., May 14, 1 PM, the Millionaire and his controversial widow
The Wednesday series offers a presentation about the life and times of 19th century industrialist millionaire Alfred H. Duncombe, and his controversial widow Naomi -- both of whom are buried at St. Paul’s

Wed., May 21, Music for Jazz Flute
A lunchtime concert featuring swing and jazz selections for flute, accompanied by keyboard

Monday, May 26, Memorial Day Commemoration
A brief 11 AM ceremony is followed by tours exploring the lives and service of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on World War II veterans. There will also be music and a special 2 PM talk about the Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944, commemorating the 70th anniversary of D Day.

Wed. May 28, Music for organ, violin and bass
A performance by the renowned Collegium Westchester, featuring violin and bass, accompanied by the 1830 Erben pipe organ