The annual Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Fall Festival is virtual this year, on Saturday, Oct. 3, with an all-day schedule of family-friendly events.
Get a Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Goody-Bag
To enhance the virtual Festival, purchase an optional Fall Festival In-A-Bag, which includes; DIY crafts, an Inwood scavenger hunt, Dyckman recipe cards, fresh Dyckman apples from Boscobel House & Gardens, and a Paint-A-Pumpkin kit, all in a cute Dyckman Farmhouse Museum tote!
A Fall Festival In-A-Bag is for PICK UP customers only and is an additional Fall Festival experience to bring more fun into your home and is not required for participation.
Pick up dates are Thursday October 1st and Friday October 2nd from 10am-2pm.
Proceeds support the museum, on Broadway between Dyckman St. and 207th St, Inwood.
Take the A or #1 train to either stop – Dyckman St./200th St. or 207th St.
How much do you know about Northern Manhattan?
Including where Peter Minuit purchased the island from the Manhatta tribe for the real estate bargain of all time, $24 worth of cooking utensils, blankets and trinkets.
including homes of Alexander Hamilton and Edgar Allen Poe
Here’s the virtual schedule:
Bilingual Dance Class — Start the day with the Dance Project of Washington Heights for a bilingual Creative Movement class for families and children ages 4-9.
This unique and fun class will take place on the Dance Project of Washington Heights Facebook page or you can join the watch party on the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Facebook Page.
Story Time — Join the Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library for a story time that will ignite your imagination, plus a magical surprise.
Home-Made Herbal Elixirs —Learn how to make Echinacea and Fennel immune system boosters with Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Boscobel House and Gardens.
These ancient indigenous medicines are easy to make and can protect you from colds, prevent inflammation, lower your sugar levels, soothe your stomach, help with asthma, and so much more!
Apple Salad — Follow along with Fabiola Cáceres, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Director of Education as she uses Dyckman Apples from Boscobel House and Gardens to create a deliciously fresh apple salad that is similar to the famous New York Waldorf Salad.
Learn how this classic has changed over time. The result is a refreshing but creamy dish with a nice crunch—perfect for lunch or even a late-day snack. (RECIPE HERE)
Apple Cider Press — Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance Board President, Don Rice, will take you through a demonstration of how an apple cider press works using the Dyckman apples from Boscobel House and Gardens.
This classic American drink was the most popular beverage of the colonial period, because pressing and fermenting apple juice was the easiest way to preserve the large fruit harvest.
Apple Madness — Are you ready to make some apple cider at home? Don’t have a cider press? Join Fabiola Cáceres in the Garden Kitchen Lab kitchen at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum to find out an easy way to make this special treat. (RECIPE HERE)
Want an apple dessert to go with your cider? Fabiola has you covered there too! You cannot resist this amazing No-Bake Apple Crumble. (RECIPE HERE)
Story Time — Wind down with Johnny Appleseed at Boscobel House and Gardens with a little story time.
The Connection with Boscobel
The Dyckman family farmed this part of Northern Manhattan starting in the 1600s, as a Dutch land grant.
They were firm patriots, and when Manhattan was “taken” by the British in the Revolutionary War, the Dyckmans fled north to their cousins, who lived in what is now Boscobnel in Cold Spring.
While the Manhattan Dyckmans were in exile in the Hudson Valley, the farmhouse was used by Hessian troops. Some of their uniforms are on display at the museum.
NYC on the Cheap Editor Evelyn Kanter has a personal connection with the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
I grew up a few blocks away.
I attended Jr. HS 52 across the street from the farmhouse, and when the weather was nice I often did my homework in the lovely garden in the back of the house.
I also used to do my homework in the Inwood Branch of the NYPL adjacent to the junior high school and in the back of my mother’s hat store on Dyckman Street.
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