Thursday, January 30, 2014

Merchants House Museum February Events

America's Romance with Chocolate:
A Sweet Social History

Lecture and Tasting
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.

1850s-chocolate-adJoin us for a delectable evening of talk and tasting as we celebrate our country’s long love affair with chocolate. Culinary historian Cathy Kaufman will present an illustrated lecture followed by a tasting in our period kitchen of handmade chocolate truffles by chef Wai Hon Chu, paired with wine.

At the start of the 19th century, ladies ceremonially drank a breakfast chocolate — touted as a health food — from exquisite porcelain cups. But by mid-century, advances in manufacturing had turned this liquid delight into the chocolate bars that we know today, a portable confection and a luscious treat. This illustrated lecture will trace chocolate’s changing role and form in the social history of 19th century New York.

$40, $75 per couple, to benefit the Historic Furnishings Plan restoration. Click here for tickets.

Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert

Friday, February 14, 7 p.m.

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s Greek revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Rossini, Schumann, Liszt, Delibes, Rachmaninoff, Stephen Foster, and more. Chosen by NBC Online as a top pick in 2010 and a top pick by TimeOut NY in 2012 for Valentine’s Day. 75 minutes. $30, $20 Students & Seniors, $15 MHM Members. Reservations required;click here to purchase tickets.

DCA_NYCulture_logoThis program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour

Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted”) by flickering candlelight. You'll hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. 50 minutes.
$20, $10 MHM Members. Reservations required; click here to purchase ghost tour tickets

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therelishedroost said...

Sounds great, Thanks for sharing!!!

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

For sure a unique place to celebrate Valentine's Day!!

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