The 141st George Washington Birthday Ball

Since 1877, the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York have been hosting the George Washington Birthday Ball in honor of George Washington. This celebration is a fundraiser for Fraunces Tavern Museum, one of our country’s oldest and most important historical sites.  Fraunces Tavern was a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty. It was in the Tavern’s
Long Room where George Washington bid farewell to his officers after the British evacuated New York City. In 1785 the Tavern was leased by the government to house the Department of Foreign Affairs and in 1787 the Departments of Treasury and War moved in.


This year marks the 141st Ball as well as the 111th anniversary of the opening of Fraunces Tavern Museum.


We invite you to join the Benefit Committee and be an important part of this year’s Ball.  The Committee is composed of Society members, Museum members, individuals, organizations, foundations, and companies that support the mission of the Museum, which is to educate the public about the struggles, importance, and heroes of the American Revolution.

Your commitment to the Museum through the Benefit Committee will help to sustain the
only museum in New York City dedicated to the history of the American Revolution.  The
Museum receives about 30,000 visitors each year (a 300% increase over the past ten years), of whom 5,000 are schoolchildren participating in our interactive educational programming. The Museum presents annually rotating exhibits within our nine galleries, monthly lectures by notable authors and experts, and hosts local historical walking tours.

You can join the Benefit Committee by printing out and returning the Benefit Committee Form to Sons of the Revolution c/o Benefit Committee, 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004. You can also join the Committee through our website by clicking HERE. As a Benefit Committee Member you are entitled to be listed on the invitation and in the Ball Journal.


This year’s George Washington Birthday Ball will be held at the Metropolitan Club located at 1 East 60th Street, New York, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm. For those who cannot attend, we hope you will consider a contribution to help us continue our important educational mission.



    Ambrose M. Richardson, III

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The Grand Neptune Ball

Open Bar. Live Band. High Seas. (A Fundraiser.)

A celebration on the historic Waterfront Museum Barge –  a boat and nonprofit that is raising funds for renewed arts and education programs after our Superstorm Sandy refit.

Join us for free local fare and spirits! And for the midsummer sunset! Come to dance to live jazz! Come as your most extravagant self! Come support arts and education aboard the historic barge!! Cocktail attire, and any a nod to the maritime 1920s, is encouraged. Music by Steve Oates and the Zac Greenberg Quartet.

The Waterfront Barge
July 22, 2017 at 8-11pm
290 Conover St. Brooklyn, NY
Tickets $50 – $100 (Tax-deductible)

Tickets can be purchased here and at the door.

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Sunday June 12 9:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Bring the family to the New York Transit Museum in for exclusive early access * breakfast and birthday cake * crafts and dancing * unlimited rides on our vintage subway cars from the Museum platform to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station! We’ll even take you for a spin on a vintage bus. Don’t miss it!

Sunday, June 12, 9am-11am at the New York Transit Museum

Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Transit Museum’s education programs, which serve nearly 30,000 New York City kids and teachers every year – including 3,000 participants in access programs for people with special needs.

Honorary Chairs:    Beverly Dolinsky & Susan Gilbert

Benefit Committee Co-Chairs:  Jennifer Gebhardt * Gwen Kilvert * Rachel Rutherford Knapp * Andrea Monfried * Lilly Tuttle * Dena Verhoff

Babies under age 2 are free. VIP packs include a special goodie bag to take home. All but $25 per ticket is tax-deductible.The Party on Wheels is generously sponsored by Transit Wireless.

Can’t attend but would still like to support the fundraiser? Donate here!

Buy tickets online here.


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Event arranged by the College of Staten Island Alumni Relations Office

Friday the 13th A 1920s Murder Mystery

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00pm

The Stone House

1150 Clove Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

$60 per person, $50 per person for two tickets, for six or more, call the Alumni Office.  Passed appetizers, open bar, full dinner buffet, and dessert.  Dress the part. 1920s attire is welcome.

Raffle prizes.  Please reserve your tickets by Friday, November 6, 2015. 718-982-2290 or e-mail alumni@csi.cuny.edu…

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