The Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York City will host an Evacuation Day Dinner, replicating the very same thirteen toasts given at the first Evacuation Day dinner at Fraunces Tavern on November 25th, 1783, on Monday November, 21, 2022.
Evacuation Day marked the final British evacuation from the city of New York in 1783. The evening culminated in a festive dinner given by Governor George Clinton, honoring George Washington and his officers at Samuel Fraunces’ Tavern. Evacuation Day remained a City holiday into the 1910s, with celebrations rivaling those of the Fourth of July.
The evening begins at 6 pm with a talk with curator Renee Witterstaeter for the Museum’s newest exhibition ‘Cloaked Crusader: George Washington in Comics and Pop Culture’ followed by a reception at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $130 and include admission to the reception and dinner. The Fraunces Tavern is located at 54 Pearl Street. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
Painting of Evacuation Day provided.