Fri, Mar 24|
Philipse Manor Hall
Old New Year's Eve Celebration
Join us for a short talk by Michael Lord, Site Director of Philipse Manor Hall on the history of the old calendar and how people celebrated, then enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at this fundraising event for Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. All proceeds benefit public programs at PMH.
Time & Location
Mar 24, 6:30 PM
Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA
About The Event
Let’s party like it’s 1751! Did you know that until 1752, the British Empire celebrated New Year’s Day on March 25th? Although the Dutch had adopted the new calendar in 1582, the English held onto the old ways much longer. Which meant the January 1 New Year in the colony of New Netherland changed back to March 25th when the British took over in 1664! Join us for an evening celebration featuring a short historical overview of the calendar history and traditions by Philipse Manor Hall Site Manager Michael Lord, followed by live music, dancing, and a faux New Year’s Eve countdown. Featuring hors d’oeuvres and 18th century punch. Hosted by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, tickets for this event are $25 for Friends members, $35 for the general public. Tickets include refreshments. All proceeds benefit Philipse Manor Hall educational programs.
Friends of Philipse Manor Hall
For current members of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Not a member? Join here: https://www.friendsofphilipsemanorhall.org/become-a-member/