A Night on Fire 2013
This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.Add to Calendar 22-06-2013 22-06-2013 15 A Night on Fire 2013 Fire juggling and comedy troupe extraordinare, A Different Spin, will literally light up the night in a fully choreographed, live display of fire arts featurings four flame-wielding, fire-eating performers twisting and turning, juggling and dancing, spinning and sword fighting, and much more. Perfect for audiences of all ages, the performance includes jaw-dropping stunts, knee-slapping humor, oodles of excitement, and just enough danger to create a spectacle guaranteed to have you talking about it long after the fire's extinguished. Limited availability. Advance tickets required. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org, or call 914-631-8200. Rain date is June 23. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=135802 Philipsburg Manor true DD/MM/YYYY
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Venue Description: Visit Philipsburg Manor, where in the 1700s, the Philipsburg family of Anglo-Dutch merchants in the upheld a farming, mining, and trading center with the help of 23 enslaved Africans. You may tour the gardens and many of the historic houses on your own, but guided tours are available throughout the day.
Wander among cows, sheep, chickens, and oxen alongside your outfitted tour guide and witness all the hard work that went into running such a colossal complex. The story of Caesar, an enslaved African miller, will enable you to explore and understand the working gristmill that is on the grounds. Next you can learn the skills of a riverboat pilot through the stories of the slave Diamond. When you enter the 300-year-old manor house, you will tour the dairy, kitchens, bedchambers, warehouse rooms, and parlor.
Also learn the art of textile production at the Activity Center and take a peek into the medicinal practices of the time. Try your hand in shelling beans, making flax into linen, and producing a tray of ship biscuits. Then, enter the New World Dutch barn and thresh some wheat, or help groom the oxen.