From the Fraunces Tavern Museum website:

Washington’s Farewell

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  • To commemorate Washington’s emotional farewell to his Officers that took place in the Long Room on December 4, 1783, a special reenactment of the farewell will occur throughout the day in the famous Long Room.

    This year we are thrilled to announce that actor Ian Kahn, who portrayed George Washington on the hit AMC series TURN,will be at the Museum to reprise his role and reenact the toast given by George Washington in Fraunces Tavern’s historic Long Room on December 4, 1783. Joining Ian to reenact the toast will be Dan Shippey, a George Washington reenactor and expert from the Breed’s Hill Institute who served as Ian’s mentor and inspiration during his time working on the show. Come and witness the toast, interact with “George,” and talk with Ian about his life-changing experience playing the General on TV.


    Visitors will enjoy $1 admission for this exciting day of events; which will also include additional tours and activities throughout the day; such as a colonial costume photobooth, and hands-on family activities.

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6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean-Michel Basquiat Home and Studio

Historic Plaque Unveiling Ceremony
In Partnership with Two Boots

57 Great Jones Street

Wednesday, July 13th
6:00 P.M.
Free; reservations requested

The great American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) forged an innovative and inspiring language that melded his urban American experience with his African-Caribbean heritage. The painter, collagist and musician lived and worked at the height of his career in the 1980’s in a loft studio in NoHo, and his connection to the city was integral to his work. Join GVSHP and Two Boots outside 57 Great Jones Street to unveil a historic plaque that marks the site of his former home and studio. In the unveiling ceremony, we’ll celebrate and explore the invaluable work and local connections of this essential artist.

Event Location

57 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012…

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H.P. Lovecraft Festival Kraine Theatre; 7:30pm; $20
Cthulhu, Shoggoths and the other trippy stars of the Lovecraft canon take center stage at this theatrical celebration of the beloved sci-fi visionary. Enjoy live adaptations of The Horror at Red Hook, Hypnos and The Curse of Yig as Kraine Theatre kicks off the 10-day festival.…

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Fire jugglers, trapeze artists, opera singers and more will be on hand for this Saturday’s A Night at Niblo’s Garden in front of 19th-century theater legend William Niblo’s mausoleum. (7 p.m.; Cost: $35, Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society members $30, $35 for non-members; Fifth Ave. at 25th St., Brooklyn).
Prizes will be awarded for best period attire and most authentic picnic (think pigeon pies and whiskey punch).
Venue phone: 718-768-7300
Venue website:green-wood.com
Subway: R to 25th St
Event phone: 718-210-3080
Event website: green-wood.com/toursevents…

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