Submitted by ub on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 16:47

These special events are all being held with or without the possible funding cuts. At St. Paul's, anyone can go on a guided tour, enjoy an organ concert, attend an outdoor music festival, participate in a living history program, go on a cemetery tour or just enjoy a quiet walk among the grounds. It's all available at Saint Paul's Church.

Wed., March 6, 1 PM

Lunchtime series features folk and bluegrass music, with banjo and mandolin, from Sarah Lawrence College

Thursday, March 7, First Thursdays at St. Paul’s open from 1 to 9 PM

Enjoy a 7 PM talk, The consolidation of Greater New York and the creation of the City of Mt. Vernon in the 1890s, by Professor Richardson Dilworth of Drexel University, author of “The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy”

Saturday, March 9; we’re open from noon to 4 PM

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, enjoy a 1:00 PM dramatic presentation by the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who visited St. Paul’s Church in the 1930s. At 2:00, the world renowned Ajkun Ballet Theatre presents a special dance sequence evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul’s -- Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt. Also, weather permitting, tour the historic cemetery and learn about the lives of American women over three centuries.

Wed., March 13, 1 PM

The lunchtime series of events features a talk and discussion focusing on the vexing questions of, “How did the Americans win the Revolutionary War?”

Wed., March 20, 1 PM

Welcome spring with a lunchtime recital by acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones on the 1830 Erben pipe organ

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site

897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY