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Midsummer with McSorley’s

July 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Success in the City, the young professionals wing of the American Irish Historical Society invite you to our Summer Mixer, Midsummer with McSorley’s – our Summer mixer with beer and whiskey tasting, live Irish music, learn a little about the Irish in New York and what Success in the City is all about!

For anyone who has never ventured downtown to McSorley’s Old Ale House, it is a landmark tavern in NYC. McSorley’s has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature and even a supreme court controversy since 1854, and can boast of being New York City’s oldest continuously operated saloon.

Today it is an East Village icon—a tourist destination as much as a local hangout—and home to some of the city’s biggest bar crowds. In addition to its “Be Good or Be Gone” motto, one of the original slogans of the restaurant was “Good Ale, Raw Onions, and No Ladies.” Since 1970, only the first two still apply. Two types of beer are offered: light and dark house ale.

The AIHS located at 991 Fifth Avenue has been a center of Irish culture and knowledge since 1897, in a magnificent Gilded Age townhouse on Fifth Avenue, we are proud to celebrate the history, and the future of the Irish in America. This will be a night not to be missed.

On Thursday, July 27, these two landmarks will come together in the AIHS, on 80th St & 5th Ave. Here’s what you’re in for at Midsummer with McSorley’s:

*Taste the famous McSorley’s Light and Dark House Ale

*Pour your own Pint of McSorely’s Ale

*WHISKEY TASTING courtesy of Castle Brands Inc

*Enjoy some tasty light bites

*Live Irish Music – Musicians to be announuced

*Learn a little about the history of McSorley’s and the Irish in NYC from McSorley’s Legend, Gregory De La Haba and Sophie Colgan from the AIHS

*Meet your fellow Success in the City members

*Find out what is in store for Success in the City Event’s throughout the year

Tickets for Midsummer with McSorleys: $25.

One time Special Offer:

Admission to Midsummer with McSorley’s as well as SUCCESS IN THE CITY & AIHS MEMBERSHIP FOR A YEAR: $75

*Membership includes admission to 5 more exciting events (standard price: $25 per event) after Midsummer with McSorleys, all catered for personal and professional development, meeting new people, networking and having fun*

*Membership valid for under 40’s

*Membership valid until the date you sign up in 2018. Discount valid for 1 year.

Eventbrite - Midsummer with McSorley’s


July 27, 2017
6:30 pm


American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 United States
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
991 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States

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