Events

  • Wed
    20
    Jan
    2016

    6:30-7:30 p.m.The Union Club, 101 East 69th Street, New York, New York 10021

    Spymasters Lecture Series: Kenneth A. Daigler

    On January 20, 2016, again in collaboration with the Union Club, we are pleased to present Kenneth A. Daigler, who will discuss his fascinating new book, Spies, Patriots and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War, published by Georgetown University Press. This event includes a cocktail reception. Tickets are $25. Please call the museum for reservations as seats are limited. 516-922-6808

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016

    6:30-11:30 p.m.Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, New York

    'The Morning Walk', c.1800

    This image, entitled La Promenade du Matin, was made by Swiss engraver Alexandre Chaponnier (1753—1835) after original artwork by French artist Nicolas-Gabriel Dupuis (1698-1790). A graceful depiction of a couple on a breezy morning walk, it is also a caricature that mocks the fashion at the time for women’s dresses made of diaphanous fabric that left little to the imagination.

    Annual Valentine’s Benefit

    On February 5, 2016, Raynham Hall Museum will host its annual Valentine’s party to benefit the Museum. The evening will include silent and live auctions, followed by a sensational dinner, love songs, and an after-dinner “speakeasy” with games of chance and skill. Tickets are $250 per person or $100 for those under 35.

    Raynham Hall Museum is extremely grateful to our friends at Aboff’s Paint and JT Roselle Lighting for their generous gifts of materials used in our on-going restoration and renovation project for the museum and new Education Center, due to be completed in 2018.

    Raynham Hall provides an excellent educational experience to about 5,000 students annually who come on field trips to study the Revolutionary War. We offer free or reduced admission, and sometimes the cost of transportation, to schools that would otherwise be unable to visit, amounting to about a quarter of our student visitors.

    We thank you for your continued support of our mission.

    Time: Friday, February 5, 2016, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

    Location: Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, New York

    Dress: Festive attire in shades of red

    For tickets and information about our Benefit, please contact Theresa Skvarla, Public Relations Director, at tskvarla@raynhamhallmuseum.org or call the Museum at 516-922-6808.

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016

    11:00 amRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    HE’S BACK! Raynham Hall Welcomes Back the Bunny!
    Bring your camera for the memories. Best for children ages 3-8.
    Free Event!

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Family Spy Workshop

    Good spies have excellent puzzle-solving, observational and memorization skills. This workshop focuses on some of the fun ways you and your family can develop those skills.

    Tickets: $15 per spy

    Please call 516-922-6982 for reservations or more information.

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Family Spy Workshop

    Good spies have excellent puzzle-solving, observational and memorization skills. This workshop focuses on some of the fun ways you and your family can develop those skills.

    Tickets: $15 per spy

    Please call 516-922-6808 for reservations or more information.

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Sense and Sensibility

    Raynham Hall Presents: Free Outdoor Movie Nights featuring Sense and Sensibility

    We are pleased to announce the premiere of our summer Jane Austen Film Series, beginning with Ang Lee’s, Sense and Sensibility, on Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. Set in late 18th century England, the film stars Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as two sisters whose charmingly entangled romances come to life in Austen’s brilliant novel. The film will be shown in the Museum’s historic garden.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Audrey or Phebe and Sarah Townsend

    Silhouette Workshop

     

    Before there were photos, portraits were often profiles cut out of black paper. Half-hour lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. 15-minute sittings after the lecture should be scheduled in advance- please call for more information.

    Tickets: $15

    Please call 516-922-6808 for reservations or more information.

  • Thu
    30
    Jun
    2016

    5:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Oyster Bay Music Festival: Love Notes- Music and Romance

    Featuring the love stories that influenced the music.
    This is a free event!

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016

    1:00-3:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Oyster Bay Music Festival: Vegetable Orchestra and Classical Goodies

    Indoor and outdoor concert for the curious of all ages
. Traditional classical music, free ice cream from Gooseberry Grove, and instruments you have probably never heard before! Children can make and play their own vegetable instruments!
    This is a free event!

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016

    10:00 amOyster Bay, NY

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    July 4 Parade

    Watch the parade and come with us after the parade to the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s open house, at 20 Summit Street, and then visit Raynham Hall (house is open with special hours from 1 to 3 pm on a pay-what-you-will basis)!

  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Mansfield Park

    Raynham Hall Presents: Free Outdoor Movie Nights featuring Mansfield Park

    For our second installment of our Jane Austen Film Series, we are screening Patricia Rozema’s, Mansfield Park, on Thursday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. Fanny, born into a poor family, is sent away to live with wealthy uncle Sir Thomas, his wife and their four children, where she’ll be brought up for a proper introduction to society. She is treated unfavorably by her relatives, except for her cousin Edmund, whom she grows fond of. However, Fanny’s life is thrown into disarray with the arrival of worldly Mary Crawford and her brother Henry.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Audrey or Phebe and Sarah Townsend

    Silhouette Workshop

    Before there were photos, portraits were often profiles cut out of black paper. Come help us celebrate the birthday of Etienne de Silhouette! Half-hour lecture and demonstration at 2 p.m. 15-minute sittings after the lecture should be scheduled in advance- please call for more information.

    Tickets: $15

    Please call 516-922-6808 for reservations or more information.

  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Pride and Prejudice

    Austen on the Lawn: A Jane Austen Film Series 
    featuring Pride & Prejudice

    For our third installment of our Jane Austen Film Series, we are screening Joe Wright‘s, Pride & Prejudice, on Thursday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m. In this adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy’s overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Austen on the Lawn: Pride & Prejudice

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016

    8:30 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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    Austen on the Lawn: A Jane Austen Film Series
    featuring Emma

    For our final installment of our Jane Austen Film Series, we are screening Douglas McGrath’s, Emma, on Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 p.m. In this adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, socialite Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. Her latest “project” is Harriet Smith, an unpretentious debutant, while Emma herself receives the attentions of the dashing Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). However, Emma’s attempts at matchmaking cause more problems than solutions and may ultimately jeopardize her own chance at love and happiness.

    — Admission is free and guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn.
    — Concessions will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Raynham Hall Museum.
    — Blankets are encouraged. Guests with chairs will be asked to sit towards the back of the lawn.
    — Smoking, glass, and pets are not permitted.
    — The museum will be open from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for tours. Please no food or drink inside the Museum.
    — In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors with limited seating.

    Eventbrite - Austen on the Lawn: Emma

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016

    12:00-4:00 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Musket Firing on Colonial Day

    3rd Annual Colonial Day

    FREE and open to the public. Step into the past at our third annual Colonial Day! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon for history lovers as Raynham Hall is filled with costumed colonial adult and child re-enactors who bring the 18th century to life with period music, colonial cooking demonstrations and musket firings! The Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia , founded in 1653, will encamp on the grounds of the museum, immersing visitors in the life and military world of our Revolutionary forebears.

    Refreshments will be available for purchase.

    Eventbrite - Colonial Day

  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016

    2-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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    Puppet Workshop

    Join us for a fun-filled Halloween workshop for children and families! Children will work alongside an artist to make their own puppets and learn how to use their puppets to craft imaginative stories. Wear your creations to our Halloween parade on October 29. 

    Materials and treats provided. 

    $15 per child. Ages 5-12. Pre-registration required.

    Eventbrite - Puppet Workshop

     

     

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    6:30 pmOyster Bay, NY

    Photo: Henry Christopher 2008 NYC Halloween Parade

    Photo: Henry Christopher 2008 NYC Halloween Parade

    Halloween Parade

    On Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. we will host a costumed parade through town! The parade will be led by ghost puppets designed by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc. Everyone (including your costumed furry friends) is welcome to join the parade!

    Stay after the parade for costume contests, dining and dancing. Food will be available for purchase from the Sausage Kings food truck.

    Route: From Christ Church Rectory on East Main Street down Audrey Avenue to Townsend Park (by the gazebo), and then to Oakcliff Sailing Center (4 South Street) for the party.

    Please call Raynham Hall at 516-922-6808 or Main Street Association at 516-922-6982 for information on joining or becoming a sponsor.

     

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    2-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Maurice the Mouse

    Illustration Workshop

    Publish your own story illustrations, starring Maurice, the elusive house mouse of Raynham Hall! Learn from well-known illustrator and artist Mike Goudket, who will instruct and demonstrate the art of illustration.

    Materials and snacks provided.

    $10 per child. Ages 5-12. Pre-registration required. 

     Eventbrite - Illustration Workshop

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    4:00-6:00 p.m.Matinecock Lodge and Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay, NY

    Maj. John Andre

    Spies’ Nest: Revelations of Maj. John André’s Activities in Oyster Bay

    In this lecture, Claire Bellerjeau, Raynham Hall’s researcher, will discuss two recently-discovered letters written in 1779 during Raynham Hall’s occupation by the British. These letters, from Maj. John André, Benedict Arnold’s chief intelligence contact among the British, to Gen. Henry Clinton, provide proof for the first time of André’s stay in Oyster Bay. 

    The lecture will be held on November 12 at 4 p.m. next door at Matinecock Lodge. Exhibition viewing and light refreshments will be served after the lecture at Raynham Hall Museum. Please call 516-922-6808 for more information. 

    — $25 members/$35 non-members for the opening lecture on November 12 at 4 p.m.

    Eventbrite - Spies' Nest: Revelations of Maj. John André’s Activities in Oyster Bay

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016

    2-3:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Greeting Cards

    Greeting Card Workshop

    Homemade greeting cards, like homemade cookies, are the best there is. Here is a chance for your young artist, to make three professional looking greeting cards using card blanks with matching envelopes. Media includes pencil, colored pencil, crayons, markers and collage. Our resident art teacher, Michael Goudket, will help the children create their own original card for whatever holiday or occasion they choose. Together, the group will work together to come up with a personal treasure that will be kept for a very long time. Parents may stay to help, or even make a card of their own.

    $10 per child. Ages 5-12. Pre-registration required.
    Eventbrite - Greeting Card Workshop

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016

    5:30-7:30 p.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Victorian Children

    Etiquette for the Holidays

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our Etiquette for the Holidays class that was scheduled for tomorrow night, December 8. We will move the class to the Spring of 2017. We apologize for the short notice and we hope to see you in the Spring for our class!