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Richmond Town Virtual Independence Day Celebration

Sat Jul 4, 2020
11:00am to 4:00pm

All are invited to visit Historic Richmond Town virtually. A series of videos and content will be posted throughout the day, honoring the stories of Staten Islanders who lived in our buildings, and traditional activities held in previous celebrations.


  • Make your own pinwheel - July 3 Get ready for your celebration on the 4th! (Activity for youth and families)
  • Pie Baking at Historic Richmond Town - 11:00am Historical Interpreters tour the Guyon-Lake-Tysen house, and demonstrate pie baking, a staple of July 4th celebrations at Historic Richmond Town.
  • Voices of Independence Join us virtually for a series of video readings of American political figures and authors.
  • Voices of Independence: The Declaration of Independence read by John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School students - 12:00pm
  • Voices of Independence: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? by Frederick Douglass - 12:30pm
  • Voices of Independence: The Building of a Ship by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1:00pm
  • Voices of Independence: The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus - 2:00pm
  • Voices of Independence: Let America be America Again by Langston Hughes - 2:30pm

Historic Richmond Town website
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
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