Party likes it’s 1789! A new event will commemorate George Washington’s inauguration and the country’s first capital inside Federal Hall, the site of where it all happened, with historic food, drink and period entertainment. Savor a splendid feast of 18th century and modern recipes, sip colonial cocktails and beverages, dance through the centuries from 18th century to today, and enjoy a historical presentation about George Washington’s first inauguration at Federal Hall.

The evening features The Hearts of Oak Independent Militia Company (of which Alexander Hamilton was Captain), The Ministers of Apollo and to round out the evening, the more modern musical stylings of DJ Huzzah! Guests are encouraged to wear either black tie or their 18th century best for a time-traveling, one-of-a-kind evening.There will also be an announcement about a newly founded non-profit and upcoming, similarly styled history projects and events by National Park Service volunteer and hostess of the event, Lindsey R. Mullholand.

20 Untapped Cities Insiders will get free VIP tickets at the “Gentlefolk level” (normally $175) which includes entry to the ball; modern & 18th century food and drink; modern & 18th century entertainment; access to the upper rotunda lounge; after-party.

DATE: Friday, May 11th from 7 PM to 10 PM, afterparty until midnight.

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($150 – $175 for general public)

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis. **INSIDER TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! General public may purchase tickets directly from the producing organization here.

REGISTRATION FOR INSIDERS: Opens Wednesday, April 18th at 12 PM EST

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