We’ll look at the historic uses of the Olmsted farm beach. Interesting information on this shoreline by house occupants Frederick Law Olmsted, Dr. Samuel Akerly, and Erastus Wiman and the Woods of Arden Inn will be featured. We’ll also take a look at the lively parallel history of Midland and South Beaches during the late 1800s.
We will examine the lives of important and influential South Shore Staten Island personalities such as Dorothy Day, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Britton, Paul Zindel, Jasper Cropsey, Paul Castellano, Ricky Schroeder, Father John Drumgoole, Pete Davidson, and of course Frederick Law Olmsted and his friend William H. Vanderbilt!
Join us for an in-depth look at Wolfe’s Pond Park, High Rock Park, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve (where Carlton Beil taught thousands of us about nature!), the Arden Heights Woods, the Mount Loretto Unique Area, and, of course, the Olmsted-Beil House Park. History, wildlife, habitats, rare and endangered species, and more will be examined.
Using a base of sustainably harvested natural objects, you will create 3 unique beautiful ornaments to hang on your tree. Gilded paper embellishments provide the finishing touch. No experience necessary. NOTE: Attendance is limited due to COVID. We ask that only fully vaccinated people attend and that all attendees wear a mask. $15 fee… Read More »Nov. 13, 2021 Create Natural Christmas Ornaments Workshop
Join us for a collaboration with the Preservation League of Staten Island, in which John Kilcullen, director of the Conference House Park, Staten Island, will provide a lecture and illustrative slide show with images highlighting the many parks and projects designed by Olmsted. Fee: $10 includes light refreshments. NOTE: Attendance is limited due to COVID.… Read More »November 20, 2021 Frederick Law Olmsted: A Photo Presentation of Olmsted Parks and Projects
Come celebrate the holiday season on Olmsted's farmland and discover Frederick Law Olmsted's Staten Island!
Join Friends of Olmsted-Beil House and Joseph Smith, Performing Artist of Living History, for two nights of free theatre on Friday, December 17th or Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at 7:30 pm virtually on Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Register »