2022 Calendar of Events  

                                             2022 Season Opens April 23rd

The Conference House is Open for Tours starting April 23 – Saturdays, Sundays 12:00 – 4PM Please book through  http://conferencehouse.eventbrite.com

Billopp Gallery Exhibits:

         The George Way Collection: Antique English Chairs and George Way Collection Paintings

        Pewter Exhibit and American Redware Pottery Collection



 Sat., September 10   3rd Annual  “1776 Challenge” – Virtual and/or In-Person Run/Walk Event (click here to sign up)

Sun., September 4     SI Philharmonic 4:00PM – The British Invasion

Listen to Everything from Irish Folk songs to the Beatles and Queen

Sat., September 17  1776 Peace Conference Celebration 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM  Admission: $5 (Rain Date: 9/18)

 History comes to life every September when the Conference House Association commemorates the 1776 Peace Conference which was held in the historic Conference House.

Costumed Colonial dancers who are accompanied by live 18th Century music and balladeers.  Outdoor Museum exhibit, a peek at the vegetables growing in the Colonial Kitchen Garden and an Attic Treasures Boutique

Various 18th century craftspeople demonstrate Colonial era trades such as woodworking, coopering, tin smithing, beekeeping, chair caning, quilt making spinning and weaving. Visitors see demonstrations and learn about various crafts.

Among other activities children have the opportunity to make kites (in homage to Ben Franklin) and to try their hand at the art of calligraphic writing.

Colonial cooking is demonstrated at the outdoor open hearth fires by the dedicated members of the Conference House Auxiliary. They will share Colonial recipes for cornbread and soup

Modern day snacks will be available for purchase.

The 1776 event offers a day when people can step back in time to examine, experience, and appreciate various aspects of 18th century life.  Visitors will be able to share aspects of our American Heritage which are not normally evident or considered in everyday modern life.



 Sat., November 5      Spirited Lantern Tour (Details to follow soon!)



Sat., December  3      2nd Annual “Yule Log Jog” – Fun Run/Walk Event

Sun., December 4     Colonial Christmas 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM with Outdoor Christmas Market

                                   Visit with Father Christmas – $5 per person

Sun., December 4     “Grand Illumination” at 5:00 PM                                  




Past Events 2021

MAY 2021


New Exhibit in the Billopp Gallery: “George Way Treasures at Conference House”    

House Museum Reopens:  Saturday, May 1st (Tours Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 by reservation only). Book tour at Eventbrite.com.

Sunday, May 30th @4pm: (Postponed due to rain, new date is June 19th)Music in the Park –  SI Philharmonic

JUNE 2021

Sunday, June 6th 11am – 4pm: 53rd Annual Art  Exhibit        South Shore Artists Group Fence Show

Sunday, June 13th @ 4pm: Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

Saturday, June 19th @ 4pm: Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

Saturday, June 26th @ 3pm: Music in the ParkRiverside Opera

Sunday, June 27th @ 4pm: Music in the Park – Brass Quintet

JULY 2021

Saturday, July 3rd @ 4pm: Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic


Tuesday, August 17th 11 am to 3pm: NYC’s Homecoming Event – Staten Island

Join us at the Conference House for a FREE Tour of a Colonial Kitchen and Kitchen Garden in one of Staten Island’s Oldest Houses.  Get some FREE recipes too!


 Conference House Historic 1776 Challenge

Run/walk a virtual 5k, 10k, 17.6 miles or a historic 177.6 miles to commemorate the Peace Conference that took place at Staten Island’s Conference House on September 11, 1776. Log your miles starting now through October 31st until you complete the total distance!

Your registration fee will support ongoing educational programming and preservation of the Conference House.

Conference House Historic 1776 Challenge – https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/StatenIsland/1776Challenge

Music in the Park – SI Philharmonic

Sunday, September 5th – 4 pm to 6 pm

Enjoy music under the trees with the SI Philharmonic.  Free Event!

Sponsored by the Conference House Association.

 1776 Peace Conference Celebration

Saturday, September 18th12 pm to 4 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, September 19th)

245th Anniversary Commemoration and Historical re-enactment of the September 11th, 1776 Peace Conference.  Interactive outdoor museum displays and demonstrations.  Come Celebrate Staten Island’s History and help keep History Alive!

Sponsored by the Conference House Association.


Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 9th10 am to 3 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, October 10th)

Admission $5.00. Kids 3 and under free! at the gate.

Outdoor Fun Activities for KIDS including crafts, spin art and sand art, pennies in the hay and bean bag toss.  Hands on demonstrations including outdoor skills and origami.  NYC Parks Department Conference House Guided Tour and South Pole Tour.  National Park Ranger History Walk.  DJ Entertainment.  Food and refreshments.  Mini Pumpkins for sale. Attic Treasures for sale and Conference House gift shop.

Conference House Tours available by appointment through Eventbrite.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conference-house-historic-museum-tours-tickets-152268321649?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Outdoor Market

Saturday, October 9th10 am to 3 pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, October 10th)

Free Event!

Handcrafted Items, Quilters, Original Artwork, Attic and Treasurers Table, Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Children’s Toys and Toys for Pets

Welcome to Fall! – Bulb Planting – The Daffodil Project

Saturday, October 9th – 9 am

Volunteer Event!

The Daffodil Project has honored the victims of 9/11 with the largest living memorial for 20 years.  Learn more at: http://www.ny4p.org/the-daffodil-project

Meet up outside the Historic Conference house Saturday 10/9/21 at 9am to help us plant bulbs for the Spring.  Just show up.  All tools will be supplied by the NYC Parks Department.

Service letters given for student volunteers who need community service hours.  Call The Conference House Association at 718-984-6046 if you need further details.

Open House New York Weekend 2021

Saturday, October 16th  & Sunday, October 17th – 12 pm  – 4 pm

Visit the Houses if Conference House Park for FREE!

APRIL 2022

Sat., April 30             Spring Outdoor Market Day at Conference House (Rain Date: 5/1) 12:00 noon – 4:00PM

                                    18th Century Musical presentation by Ridley and Anne Enslow 1:00PM- 3:00PM

MAY 2022

Sat., May 14             18th Century Woodworking Demonstration by Carpenter Keith Miguel 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Come see how woodworking was done during the 18th Century here at the Conference House in Conference House Park.  See antique carpentry tools, techniques and methods.  And talk with a carpenter who is keeping history alive.

Sun., May 29            SI Philharmonic 4:00PM


JUNE 2022

Sun., June 5             Richmond County Orchestra Performance 3:00PM

The Richmond County Orchestra will be presenting TWO groups, The Dal Segno Trio and Utopia Winds, Sunday June 5th at 3pm at the Conference House, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307 in a FREE concert open to the public. Bring a lawn chair, bring a blanket, bring a friend. For information visit: https://fb.me/e/3nNLDlSyp.

Featured musical groups are the clarinet quartet Utopia Winds performing popular classic and Broadway numbers and the Dal Segno Trio with Dr. Darrell Smith on drums, Yago Vazquez on keyboard and David Kingsnorth on Bass.

Sat., June 18             Riverside Opera Company Performance 3:00PM

Sat., June 25            Chair Caning Demonstration with Tina Kaasmann-Dunn – 1PM – 3PM

                                 Zither and Dulcimer Demonstration with Harry Oppenheimer – 1PM – 3PM

JULY 2022

Sun., July 3             SI Philharmonic 4:00PM – All American Patriotic Music

Sun., July 31           Zither and Dulcimer Demonstration with Harry Oppenheimer – 1PM – 3PM

For our mutual safety at all planned events, whether indoor or outdoor, masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines must be followed.  


For other exciting events in Conference House Park please visit

NYC Park Events Calendar


Location: The Conference House, 7455 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY  

Conference House Association Office is located in the Visitors Center at 298 Satterlee St. Staten Island, NY 10307

 Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm          Phone: 718-984-6046

Conference House Museum is located at 7455 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY  10307

House Tours:  Saturday and Sunday by appointment only 

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