Upcoming Events                        

Hours:  New Saturdays Hours for the spring 1 - 5 PM.  Tours.  History and Geneaology Resource Rooms are also open.   

EXHIBIT:  Richard Asbell has re-installed our permanent exhibit, “Unearthed at the Onderdonk House – Artifacts from the 1970's Archaeology Investigations” and added additional material including photos of the other colonial houses along Flushing Avenue.  Members are always free!  

GO FLY A KITE:  Saturday, March 21, 1 to 4 PM.  Welcome spring and learn about Ben Franklin with a day outside in the Onderdonk yard.  Bring your own kite or purchase a kite making kit from us.  Adults $5.00, Children free.  Tours of the Onderdonk House included. Click here for a flier.  To read more about Ben Franklin and his experiment, click here.

SPRING FLING FOR EARTH DAY:  Saturday, April 25, 12 to 4 PM.  It's Spring!  Come celebrate with the Society.  Music and entertainment, refreshments, children's crafts & games, tours of the Onderdonk gardens and house.   Adults $5.00, Children free. Click here for a flier

RAISE THE ROOF RIBBON CUTTING: May 7, 7 PM.  We did it!!!  With the help of our Council members, Diana Reyna and Elizabeth Crowley and the Department of Cultural Affairs, we replaced our cedar shingled roof.  Look for details here and on our FACEBOOK.      

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS: June 5, 6 & 7, times TBA.  Our 4th year participating in this iconic  Bushwick event.  Our tent is available for artists who are looking for FREE space to exhibit.  Contact us though our email. 

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: June 13, 12 to 4 PM.  Best Strawberry Shortcake in NYC!!!  Music, games, entertainment, tours of the Onderdonk House and current exhibit.  Adults $5.00, children free. Click here for a flier.

BATTLE OF BROOKLYN EVENT: August 7-24, TBA.  We will be hosting an event and exhibit.  Stay tuned. 

   

 

 



 

 

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A Message to Elementary and Middle School Educators

As an enhancement to your early New York curriculum, we invite you and your classes to visit the Vander Ende Onderdonk House. The history, location and contents of the house provide a rich educational and cultural experience for class and group visits.

Our school program is generally geared to third, fourth and fifth grade levels and complies with New York State curriculum standards; special programs can be adapted for other grades. Activities usually include a tour of the house and grounds; a slide presentation on early New York and local history and a colonial craft activity, although modifications to the program may occur due to time constraints, weather, size of group, etc.

This year, we have many surprises to share.  We completed the renovation of the house, beginning with the Onderdonk Parlour, which has been restored and decorated with original 19th century furnishings.  The Vander Ende Room has also been renovated to reflect the earliest colonial years of the house.

Weather permitting, students can bring their lunch and eat in the picnic area of our enclosed 1.5 acre site. We also have a small gift shop with colonial and inexpensive items geared toward children.

Please note that we can not accommodate multiple classes during single visits this year the size of your group must be limited to 35 students or less excluding parents and school staff.