Evacuation Day Dinner
Monday, November 22, 2021
6:30pm – Reception – Davis Flag Galley, Fraunces Tavern Museum
7:30-9:30pm – Dinner – Bissell Room, Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. are pleased to announce the return of our annual Evacuation Day Dinner!
Evacuation Day marked the final British evacuation from New York City in 1783, after seven years of occupation. 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 New York City holiday into the 1910s, with celebrations rivaling those of the Fourth of July.
We look forward to joining with you in person once again at Fraunces Tavern to celebrate as George Washington did that night, by raising our glasses for the very same thirteen toasts given at the first Evacuation Day Dinner at Fraunces Tavern on November 25, 1783.
We will be honored to be joined by Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France, who will speak following the Sixth Toast, “To the Fleet and Armies of France which have served in America”.
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Evacuation Day Commemoration
at Evacuation Day Plaza
On Wed. Nov. 24, 2021 at 12:00pm, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York will be joining with the Lower Manhattan Historical Association for their annual Evacuation Day Commemoration at Evacuation Day Plaza at Bowling Green.
Participants and other interested members of the public should assemble at Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl Street (Pearl and Broad) at 11:30 am, and prepare to march over to Evacuation Day Plaza for the event, which will begin at noon in Evacuation Day Plaza with the lowering of the British Flag and the raising of the American flag. For those who are going directly to watch the program at noon at Evacuation Day Plaza, note that Evacuation Day Plaza is where the “Bull” statute is located just north of Bowling Green and also north of the old Customs House. Multiple subway lines provide easy access to this location.
Wed. November 24, 2021
Flag Raising at 12:00 p.m. at Evacuation Day Plaza
(Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan)
Sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Historical Association
And its Constituent Organizations
Veteran Corps of Artillery, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Culture Now, First Continental Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education, The Chinatown Partnership
Other Evacuation Day celebrations at Fraunces Tavern® Museum:
- Beginning week of Nov. 15th Special Evacuation Day brochure for Museum visitors
- Nov. 20th A Toast To Freedom: Evacuation Day Walking Tour
- Nov. 25th-28th Open House at the Museum with $1 admission or free for Thanksgiving Day diners; social media posts online