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August 2019

It’s My Park: Friends of Olmsted-Beil House Clean up

Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Olmsted-Beil House, 700 Rockland Ave Staten Island, NY 10314
Staten Island, NY 10314 United States
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Description: Weeding of the grounds of this site, once home to Frederick Law Olmsted, will be carefully supervised by landscape architects. We will remove weeds and invasives.  All supplies provided. Dress appropriately for weeding. Service Credits available for those that may need. Learn more at olmstedbeilhouse.org

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October 2019

Olmsted-Hale Walk

Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Olmsted-Beil House, 700 Rockland Ave Staten Island, NY 10314
Staten Island, NY 10314 United States
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Details: Naturalist Ray Matarazzo and historian Tina Kaasmann-Dunn will co-lead a walk and lecture from the meeting site to the shoreline. Tina will discuss Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is the father of American landscape architecture and lived in Eltingville from 1847-1850s. Ms. Kaasmann-Dunn will also discuss John Hale, born in London 1852. A sugar exporter, he came to NY in 1882 and settled in Eltingville and lived in the Olmsted…

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It’s My Park Friends of Olmsted-Beil House Clean up

Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Olmsted-Beil House, 700 Rockland Ave Staten Island, NY 10314
Staten Island, NY 10314 United States
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Description: Weeding of the grounds of this site, once home to Frederick Law Olmsted, will be carefully supervised by landscape architects. We will remove weeds and invasives.  All supplies provided. Dress appropriate for weeding. Service Credits available for those that may need. Learn more at olmstedbeilhouse.org  If driving to site, parking is available on neighboring streets including Hales Ave. & Woods of Arden. Walk up the slightly hidden drive way to house.

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Learn the history of the Olmsted-Beil House

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave
Staten Island, 10314 United States
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Details: Learn the History of the Olmsted-Beil House: Join us for this free event, hosted by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, to learn about this landmark c. 1685 stone farmhouse on Staten Island. Historian Patricia Salmon will highlight the 300+ years of history of the house and area as well as share about the residents and owners of the house from 1685 until 2007.  The presentation will also focus on its most famous resident, Frederick Law Olmsted, who lived in the house from 1847 to 1855.…

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November 2019

Dr. Samuel Akerly and the Growth of Natural History on Staten Island

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walker Park, 50 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310 United States

Dr. Akerly was the owner of a 1680s farmhouse on Staten Island just prior to Frederick Law Olmsted’s taking up residence in 1845. Ed Johnson will discuss Dr. Akerly's natural history activities at the Olmsted-Beil House; share highlights about another early naturalist, J. Crooke, as well as his contemporary, prolific writer, naturalist, entomologist and historian, William T. Davis. Mr. Johnson will end with educator and naturalist, Carlton Beil, the last to live in the Eltingville home now known as the…

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Farming on Staten Island: from Dr. Akerly to Frederick Law Olmsted

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305 United States

Details: Farming on Staten Island: from Dr. Akerly to Frederick Law Olmsted with Patricia Salmon.  Farming has long been a part of Staten Island's history from the time of the Lenape through the currently active Decker, Gericke and Snug Harbor Farms. Join us to learn about the fascinating history of Olmsted-Beil House and its long connection to farming and agriculture that continue on SI to this day. (Fresh produce from local farms to be offered as light refreshments following the lecture.) Event…

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December 2019

Frederick Law Olmsted – At Home on Staten Island

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305 United States
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Details: “Frederick Law Olmsted – At Home on Staten Island” Olmsted spent a handful of years as a Staten Island farmer. But that’s merely one chapter in the life of a man who was, among other things, a journalist, abolitionist, and pioneering landscape architect. Olmsted followed his own idiosyncratic path to greatness. In his speech, Martin will connect the disparate pieces of Olmsted’s life, showing how his Staten Island interlude (1848-1855) was crucial to his assorted endeavors, most particularly his masterpiece, Central…

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Children’s Olmsted Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Biddle House, 70 Saterlee Street
Tottenville, Staten Island, 10307 United States
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For children 3-11 FREE!

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January 2020

Frederick Law Olmsted: From Pear Trees to Parks

Saturday, January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. George Library Center, The New York Public Library 5 Central Avenue,
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States
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Join us to learn how a Staten Island farmer who'd changed careers often enough to live in modern times, became the nation's most celebrated park designer and influenced generations of Americans.  Olmsted lived in a farmhouse on Staten Island from 1845-53 and the 1685 home is still standing in a NYC Park on Staten Island. Join us to learn the many fascinating and little-known details of the story. Hosted by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House (olmstedbeilhouse.org) Presented by Matt Falber. About…

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February 2020

Love in the Writings of Frederic Law Olmsted and Other Staten Island Love Stories

Sunday, February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Richmond Town, Third County Courthouse, 441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, 10306 United States
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Valentine's Day Program Free Admission Download Flyer for more information » Parking:  Designated spaces are located in the parking lot off of Clarke Avenue, near the Third County Courthouse reception center. A Valentine’s Day program focusing on historic love that has been experienced on Staten Island. Historian Patricia Salmon will celebrate the love expressed by Frederick Law Olmsted in his writings, poems, and letters. Ms. Salmon will also provide a glimpse into the many accomplishments of this father of landscape architecture who…

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