Leading historians and culinary experts take you back in time to the lives and tastes of the world’s most interesting people. Food provided at these events may include kosher and non-kosher items.
Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt launched the transportation revolution, reshaped Manhattan and invented the modern corporation.
His descendants built an unequalled string of important Beaux Arts houses and mansions, from the Breakers to Biltmore. At this fun, varied 2 ½ hour program
(2 pm–4:30 pm), Pulitzer Prize winner and Vanderbilt expert T.J. Stiles recounts the amazing life of the Commodore; then Dartmouth Professor Marlene Heck focuses on the fantastic Vanderbilt houses, assessing their architectural and social historical significance. To cap off the afternoon, you’ll join fellow attendees and speakers for a special reception and enjoy “Gilded Age” food and drink, selected and prepared by 92YTribeca Executive Chef Russell Moss.
Butter cookies and tea
Trout with orange chive butter
Potato apple puree
Butter-braised pearl onions
Whiskey bon bons
Brandy & bitters
Ticket & Reception: from $58.
T. J. Stiles is the author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and 2009 National Book Award.
Marlene Heck teaches architectural and social history at Dartmouth College.
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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
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