Historic Richmond Town

@historicrichmondtown

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40 historic structures on 100 acres of NYC park land in the heart of Staten Island.
The day has arrived! The 2021 Richmond County Fair is in FULL SWING NOW until 6pm today! Stop by tomorrow or Monday too-the weather will be perfect and there’s so much fun to be had!

The day has arrived! The 2021 Richmond County Fair is in FULL SWING NOW until 6pm today! Stop by tomorrow or Monday too-the weather will be perfect and there’s so much fun to be had!

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13 days ago
Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Hot Dog Eating Contest!

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13 days ago
TOMORROW: the 41st Annual Richmond County Fair kicks off Labor Day Weekend! You want it, we've got it: carnival rides, contests, games, performances and showcases, LIVE music, living history, classic fair food and drink (you especially won't want to miss tasty selections from @flagshipbrewery, the OFFICIAL sponsors of the Fair's beer and seltzer . Be there when the bell tolls at noon to usher in a weekend of fun and festivities!
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 #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo
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THANK YOU to our SPONSORS:
@getspectrum
@ConEdison
@eastern_salt_company
@rumc_si
@northfieldbank
@managedbusinesssolutions
@fastsigns
@pispnyc
@flagshipbrewery
@marksbakeshoppe
AMF Novelties

TOMORROW: the 41st Annual Richmond County Fair kicks off Labor Day Weekend! You want it, we've got it: carnival rides, contests, games, performances and showcases, LIVE music, living history, classic fair food and drink (you especially won't want to miss tasty selections from @flagshipbrewery, the OFFICIAL sponsors of the Fair's beer and seltzer . Be there when the bell tolls at noon to usher in a weekend of fun and festivities! ˙ #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo ˙ THANK YOU to our SPONSORS: @getspectrum @ConEdison @eastern_salt_company @rumc_si @northfieldbank @managedbusinesssolutions @fastsigns @pispnyc @flagshipbrewery @marksbakeshoppe AMF Novelties

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14 days ago
As we near the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, join us on Monday, Sept. 6 at 3pm, at the Richmond County Fair Main Stage, where a special presentation will take place honoring the heroes of September 11, 2001. The ceremony will open with performances by Terry Marie Tulli and Al Lambert and a guest speaker from the Stephen Siller Foundation will follow. Powerful and moving photos from that fateful day 20 years ago will be provided courtesy of the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund and by Angels Circle. The ceremony will end with a moving performance by Vinnie Medugno. Plus, you'l be able to see the original Rescue 5 fire engine, present during the 9/11 attacks, which will be on display all three days of the Richmond County Fair, also courtesy of the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund. PICTURED: Angel's Circle - Staten Island, NY
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 #neverforget  #september11  #firefighters  #nypd  #statenisland  #9/11  #rescue5  #firstresponders  #september  #wtc  #memorial  #twintowers  #nyc  #worldtradecenter  #newyork  #manhattan  #wewillneverforget  #newyorkcity  #usa  #america  #twintowersnyc  #heroes  #sept  #southtower  #tribute  #remember  #nycneverforget  #wtcofnyc

As we near the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, join us on Monday, Sept. 6 at 3pm, at the Richmond County Fair Main Stage, where a special presentation will take place honoring the heroes of September 11, 2001. The ceremony will open with performances by Terry Marie Tulli and Al Lambert and a guest speaker from the Stephen Siller Foundation will follow. Powerful and moving photos from that fateful day 20 years ago will be provided courtesy of the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund and by Angels Circle. The ceremony will end with a moving performance by Vinnie Medugno. Plus, you'l be able to see the original Rescue 5 fire engine, present during the 9/11 attacks, which will be on display all three days of the Richmond County Fair, also courtesy of the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund. PICTURED: Angel's Circle - Staten Island, NY ˙ #neverforget #september11 #firefighters #nypd #statenisland #9/11 #rescue5 #firstresponders #september #wtc #memorial #twintowers #nyc #worldtradecenter #newyork #manhattan #wewillneverforget #newyorkcity #usa #America #twintowersnyc #heroes #Sept #southtower #tribute #remember #nycneverforget #wtcofnyc

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15 days ago
Come on down to the Kids' Corner at this year's Richmond County Fair and enjoy pony rides, kid's contests, and join the Historic Richmond Town education team for some special activities, including crafts, folk toys, and dress up with historical costumes!
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 #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo

Come on down to the Kids' Corner at this year's Richmond County Fair and enjoy pony rides, kid's contests, and join the Historic Richmond Town education team for some special activities, including crafts, folk toys, and dress up with historical costumes! ˙ #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo

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15 days ago
We can't wait-the Richmond County Fair is almost here! We'll see you THIS WEEKEND, Sept. 4-6 from 12-6pm at Historic Richmond Town! What better way to have one last summer HOORAH by riding some rides, eating some delicious fair food, experiencing living history up close, and watching some amazing showcases and LIVE music performances. Advanced ticketing is available, so make sure to get yours today! Save on your tickets, as well as events and programs throughout the year, by becoming a member today!
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 #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo

We can't wait-the Richmond County Fair is almost here! We'll see you THIS WEEKEND, Sept. 4-6 from 12-6pm at Historic Richmond Town! What better way to have one last summer HOORAH by riding some rides, eating some delicious fair food, experiencing living history up close, and watching some amazing showcases and LIVE music performances. Advanced ticketing is available, so make sure to get yours today! Save on your tickets, as well as events and programs throughout the year, by becoming a member today! ˙ #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo

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16 days ago
Historic Richmond Town's Artist-in-Residence installation by Chris O'Brien, "Strange Visions in the Barger Privy" will be open for viewing all three days of the Richmond County Fair!
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Inspired by civic groups of the 19th and 20th centuries, who found community with common cause or interest, O'Brien's work re-imagines Staten Island's past, as narrated by a fictitious group, the Richmond County Field Recording Society, dedicated to chronicling the paranormal and unexplained phenomena of the borough.
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Within the privy, a historic outhouse moved to the site in the 1980s, a collection of original artworks and found objects constitute the archive left behind that was 'discovered' by O'Brien. The installation invites one to explore the myths and legends within, and to ponder the gulf between history and folklore.
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 #artist  #cabinetofcuriosities  #strangevisions  #statenisland  #paranormal  #myth  #folklore  #history  #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo

Historic Richmond Town's Artist-in-Residence installation by Chris O'Brien, "Strange Visions in the Barger Privy" will be open for viewing all three days of the Richmond County Fair! ˙ Inspired by civic groups of the 19th and 20th centuries, who found community with common cause or interest, O'Brien's work re-imagines Staten Island's past, as narrated by a fictitious group, the Richmond County Field Recording Society, dedicated to chronicling the paranormal and unexplained phenomena of the borough. ˙ Within the privy, a historic outhouse moved to the site in the 1980s, a collection of original artworks and found objects constitute the archive left behind that was 'discovered' by O'Brien. The installation invites one to explore the myths and legends within, and to ponder the gulf between history and folklore. ˙ #artist #cabinetofcuriosities #strangevisions #statenisland #paranormal #myth #folklore #history #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo

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17 days ago
Since 1300 BC, Blacksmithing has been practiced by humans, forging and tempering iron into tools, weapons, and other implements. Early American towns and villages often had blacksmiths, even on Staten Island.
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At this weekend's annual Richmond County Fair, you can see Historic Richmond Town's blacksmith in person next to the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House. See our master Blacksmith Jeff and apprentices work on projects over the heat of the forge.
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 #livinghistory  #blacksmithing  #history  #statenisland

Since 1300 BC, Blacksmithing has been practiced by humans, forging and tempering iron into tools, weapons, and other implements. Early American towns and villages often had blacksmiths, even on Staten Island. ˙ At this weekend's annual Richmond County Fair, you can see Historic Richmond Town's blacksmith in person next to the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House. See our master Blacksmith Jeff and apprentices work on projects over the heat of the forge. ˙ #livinghistory #blacksmithing #history #statenisland

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17 days ago
The 2021 Richmond County Fair is THIS WEEKEND! Let the official countdown BEGIN! What's in store at this year's fair? All your favorite fair food, and fun abounds! There will be LIVE music on three stages, activities for the kids like pony rides, a bounce house, obstacle courses and historical costume dress-up, living history demonstrations, and hot dog and pie eating contests, sweet treats from @eggersrichmondtown, AND SO MUCH MORE! Support Historic Richmond Town's BIGGEST fundrasier and purchase your ticket TODAY for a weekend of fun you won't soon forget! See you this SAT.-MON. SEPT. 4-6, 2021 from 12-6pm.
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THANK YOU to our 2021 SPONSORS:
@getspectrum
@ConEdison
@eastern_salt_company
@rumc_si
@northfieldbank
@managedbusinesssolutions
@fastsigns
@pispnyc
@flagshipbrewery
@marksbakeshoppe
AMF Novelties
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 #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo

The 2021 Richmond County Fair is THIS WEEKEND! Let the official countdown BEGIN! What's in store at this year's fair? All your favorite fair food, and fun abounds! There will be LIVE music on three stages, activities for the kids like pony rides, a bounce house, obstacle courses and historical costume dress-up, living history demonstrations, and hot dog and pie eating contests, sweet treats from @eggersrichmondtown, AND SO MUCH MORE! Support Historic Richmond Town's BIGGEST fundrasier and purchase your ticket TODAY for a weekend of fun you won't soon forget! See you this SAT.-MON. SEPT. 4-6, 2021 from 12-6pm. ˙ THANK YOU to our 2021 SPONSORS: @getspectrum @ConEdison @eastern_salt_company @rumc_si @northfieldbank @managedbusinesssolutions @fastsigns @pispnyc @flagshipbrewery @marksbakeshoppe AMF Novelties ˙ #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo

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18 days ago
Along the Culture Crawl (aka Richmond Road) at this year's Richmond County Fair, the smell of fresh baking bread and fire in the hearth will bring you to the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, where Historical Interpreters will be hard at work preparing food for living history events. The Guyon-Lake-Tysen House kitchen dates from the 1820s, and is actively used at Historic Richmond Town throughout the year for foodways programs and demonstrations. Visit the LINK IN OUR BIO to learn more about the Richmond County Fair (happening Sept. 4-6), and purchase your tickets TODAY!
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 #hearthcooking  #livinghistory  #statenisland  #history  #newyork  #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo

Along the Culture Crawl (aka Richmond Road) at this year's Richmond County Fair, the smell of fresh baking bread and fire in the hearth will bring you to the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, where Historical Interpreters will be hard at work preparing food for living history events. The Guyon-Lake-Tysen House kitchen dates from the 1820s, and is actively used at Historic Richmond Town throughout the year for foodways programs and demonstrations. Visit the LINK IN OUR BIO to learn more about the Richmond County Fair (happening Sept. 4-6), and purchase your tickets TODAY! ˙ #hearthcooking #livinghistory #statenisland #history #newyork #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo

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19 days ago
Due to an abundance of rain yesterday creating muddy and unsafe conditions at our Tavern Terrace, as well as a forecast of severe thunderstorms tonight, the Tavern Terrace Beer Garden will be CLOSED tonight. Next weekend, the Beer Garden will also be closed BUT for a much more fun reason: our Richmond County Fair! But if you come to the fair, Sept. 4-6, 12-6pm, and you’ll be able to enjoy beer and LIVE music for 3 days straight at the Tavern Terrace!

Due to an abundance of rain yesterday creating muddy and unsafe conditions at our Tavern Terrace, as well as a forecast of severe thunderstorms tonight, the Tavern Terrace Beer Garden will be CLOSED tonight. Next weekend, the Beer Garden will also be closed BUT for a much more fun reason: our Richmond County Fair! But if you come to the fair, Sept. 4-6, 12-6pm, and you’ll be able to enjoy beer and LIVE music for 3 days straight at the Tavern Terrace!

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20 days ago
The 2021 Richmond County Fair is 1 WEEK AWAY! Time to check the weather and save some $ by purchasing your TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE! There's so much to see and do at this year's fair, and Living History is taking center stage!
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Historic Richmond Town is delighted to showcase a new historic trade at this year's Richmond County Fair: Broom Making. Brooms have been made for centuries, but were greatly improved in the 19th century United States with the invention of broom making machines in New England. Broom corn is harvested, soaked in water, and attached to a handle by a simple machine. Brooms are an essential tool in our homes today; and seeing how they were made in the 19th century tells us about how Americans cleaned their homes and workspaces. Come see broom making at the General Store porch all three days of the Richmond County Fair.
 #RCF2021  #richmondcountyfair  #countyfair  #nyc  #statenisland  #history  #statenislandhistory  #rides  #ferriswheel  #hotdogcontest  #pieeatingcontest  #carnival  #funnelcake  #culturecrawl  #contests  #cottoncandy  #LaborDayWeekend  #fair  #visitstatenisland  #livemusic  #nycthingstodo  #livinghistory  #history  #historictrades

The 2021 Richmond County Fair is 1 WEEK AWAY! Time to check the weather and save some $ by purchasing your TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE! There's so much to see and do at this year's fair, and Living History is taking center stage! ˙ Historic Richmond Town is delighted to showcase a new historic trade at this year's Richmond County Fair: Broom Making. Brooms have been made for centuries, but were greatly improved in the 19th century United States with the invention of broom making machines in New England. Broom corn is harvested, soaked in water, and attached to a handle by a simple machine. Brooms are an essential tool in our homes today; and seeing how they were made in the 19th century tells us about how Americans cleaned their homes and workspaces. Come see broom making at the General Store porch all three days of the Richmond County Fair. #RCF2021 #richmondcountyfair #countyfair #nyc #statenisland #history #StatenIslandHistory #rides #ferriswheel #HotDogContest #pieeatingcontest #carnival #funnelcake #CultureCrawl #contests #cottoncandy #labordayweekend #fair #VisitStatenIsland #livemusic #nycthingstodo #livinghistory #history #HistoricTrades

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