Benefit Concert to Support the Restoration of the Historic Guyon Tavern

Historic Richmond Town’s Guyon Tavern, located along Richmond Road, has been a cornerstone of the Staten Island community for nearly two hundred years. It’s home to the renowned Tavern Concert Series. In past years, performers and audience members praised the acoustics and the ambiance of the candle-lit building and the cozy wood stove.  

This year an automobile accident left the Guyon Tavern badly damaged. All programming, including the Tavern Concert Series, have been postponed until the necessary $60,000 is raised and repairs made. 

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Sarah Hermann
Historic Richmond Town's Candlelight Tours!

Hundreds of families stepped back through time to taste, smell, and touch the holiday celebrations of centuries past. Evening tours led by candlelight showcased more than three hundred years of yuletide on Staten Island, where culture and food-ways from all over world combine to create something that is uniquely New York.

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Sarah Hermann
New Mini Exhibit: Imported Ceramics on Staten Island

Much like today, Staten Island residents of long ago often chose to purchase household items that were produced in countries around the world. Beautiful and useful items such as vases, tea sets, and dinner sets were found in the homes of local residents alongside products made in the United States. The imported items displayed in this exhibit were all owned by Staten Island families and were considered highly fashionable in their day.

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Sarah Hermann
Halloween in Historic Richmond Town

Thousands of Trick or Treaters visited New York City’s most complete historic village yesterday to celebrate Halloween in Richmond Town! This yearly event was spiced up with fantastic food from Valducci’s Pizza Truck, Corner House BBQ and of course Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor, liv music and even a magic show!

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Sarah Hermann
GRACE-ful Glee and HRT Light It Up Blue

Evenings at Historic Richmond Town are a little brighter in April as the “Treasure House” on Arthur Kill Road is illuminated with blue lights in honor of National Autism Awareness Month.

 

Daytrippers to New York City’s living history village also experience a new education program entitled “Sensory Sundays,” which offers programming that broadens the site’s accessibility and enhances the visitor experience for people on the Autism Spectrum.

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Sarah Hermann
Lindsey Loves HRT

Imagine traveling to all five boroughs in a single day and taking in historic sites and museums along way. That's just a regular work day for Lindsey Mulholland, and we caught up with her during a recenty visit to NYC's living history village.

  

She is also working closely with the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, where she has created programs for elementary school students that allow them to experience the museum exhibits in a new and more tactile way.

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NYC’s Premiere Meat and Greet: BBQ Cookoff Hails the Beginning of Spring

Amazing grill masters and saucy royalty from all over the East Coast and Canada will smoke-up the streets of Historic Richmond Town at New York City’s only Officially Sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Cookoff.  

The best part?  When the cooks compete, you eat. And this year is no different.  The 7th Annual NYC BBQ Cookoff features 30 teams who provide hungry guests a sample of their best as they compete for the $1,000 first prize.  Have a favorite? Text message your choice for the People’s Choice Award!

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Sarah Hermann