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New Summer Camp – Pearl Street Players

Apr 30 2014

Register now to attend Fraunces Tavern Museum’s new summer camp and explore the aftermath of the HMS Asia bombardment in the summer of 1775 to give voice to the past and those who lived the historical reality.

Students will investigate the many elements of the 18th century New York City life through research and exploratory theater techniques. Taking an active role in their learning processes, participants will ponder the physical, emotional, and mental components of the time period and create personal characters from their findings. As a final stage of the process, participants will bring these characters together for a uniquely devised performance piece at the Fraunces Tavern Museum set in the summer of 1775.

Program Details

    • Program Run Dates: July 28 – August 17 (weekdays* from 9:30am – 2pm)
    • Program Location: Fraunces Tavern Museum, walking tours of the Lower Manhattan area, and one field trip within the New York City area (specific location TBD)
    • Application deadline EXTENDED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • Program Fee: $300 (meals not provided)
    • Participants must be students entering the 8th and 9th grade in the fall of 2014
    • A maximum of 15 applicants will be accepted.


Performance Dates

    • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, August 14 – Time TBD
    • Performance #1: Friday, August 15 at 7pm
    • Performance #2: Saturday, August 16 at 7pm
    • Performance #3: Sunday, August 17 at 3pm

*Excluding performance week from August 15-17, see Performance Dates for details

For more information about Pearl Street Players and/or questions about the application process, please contact Director of Education & Public Programs, Jennifer Patton at 212-425-1778 x 213 or


Pearl Street Players Press Release
Pearl Street Players Flyer
Download Pearl Street Players Application

Walking Tour: A Rebellious Brew

Apr 26 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11am-1pm

Contrary to popular belief, Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own versions, albeit on smaller scales.

Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham to envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why the city was so late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit.


Space is limited! Purchase your ticket today.
$15/Museum members

Purchase Your Ticket Now!


Autism Friendly Museum Day with Autism Friendly Spaces

Apr 12 2014


Ottie, Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc.

Saturday, April 12
9:30am – 11:30am
$15 per family

Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission has always been to make its space and collection more accessible to the public.

For Autism Awareness Month, the Museum has partnered with Autism Friendly Spaces (AFS) and The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern Restaurant to present the first ever autism friendly museum and brunch event. Families will be able to explore the Museum, participate in an assortment of arts and crafts projects, and learn about the American History as it relates to New York City!

The AFS team will be on site and ready to welcome families into a judgment-free and accommodating environment, complete with:

    • Trained Autism Support Specialists who will be available to help facilitate activities and assist families during the Museum visit and brunch
    • An array of visual supports and fidget tools
    • A Calming Corner & Activity Area, stocked with a variety of tools for anyone needing a break
    • A downloadable social narrative designed exclusively for this event.
    • Families are welcome to stay afterwards for an autism-friendly brunch downstairs in Fraunces Tavern Restaurant (not included in price – walk ins welcome). Contact Brianna at for menu and reservations.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience a day of family fun in a supportive and accommodating setting!

For more information, please contact the Director of Education & Public Programming at or (212) 425-1778 x213.

Click to download the AFS Flyer.