Tough Mudder 5K
Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

Tough Mudder 5K

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Support #TeamSGSNY as we take on the Tough Mudder 5K!

 
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We have combined forces to create an unstoppable Tough Mudder team.

On Saturday 20th July, our team will take on 3 miles and 10 obstacles to test our strength, stamina and teamwork as we make our way through mud, fire, ice-water and even 10,000 volts of electricity to cross the finish line.

We'll be getting muddy to raise much-needed funds for St. George's Society. Support us by making a tax-deductible donation to our team. The process is fast, easy, and secure... and you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause!

 
 
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New Member Meet & Greet
Aug
6
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

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Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Great British Pub Quiz
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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A Taste of Home
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home

Celebrating Flavors from the UK & Commonwealth

Join us for a tasting experience celebrating food and drink from the UK and Commonwealth. 

Enjoy flavors from across the globe—from British classics to traditional South African specialties. Beer and wine will be served.

$35 for members. $50 for non-members. 

All are welcome!

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New Member Meet & Greet
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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Bonfire Night
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

Celebrate a great British tradition with St. George's Society!

Enjoy an evening of networking with extended happy hour, lite bites, and sparklers!

FREE for members.
$15 for non-members in advance, $20 at the door.

Please note that all transactions are non-refundable.

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Great British Pub Quiz
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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British Bash
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

British Bash

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BRITISH BASH

CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRITISH IN NYC

Come together. Make an impact. Have a Bash. 

Cocktail Reception | Live Music | Dining | Dancing | Silent & Live Auctions


 
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2019 HONOREE
Martin Johnson CBE
Anglo-American Cultural Award

Martin Johnson CBE regarded as one of the greatest rugby players ever to have played the game—having represented and captained Leicester, England and the British Lions in a career spanning 16 seasons.

Johnson made his debut for the Leicester Tigers in 1989 and for England in 1993. In 1997,

he was named as captain for the victorious British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa, and then in 2001, became the first man to captain the Lions twice as he led the 2001 tour to Australia.

He became England captain in 1999, and subsequently led the team to win the 6 Nations Grand Slam in 2003 becoming the only captain from the Northern Hemisphere to win the Rugby World Cup. That memorable final was his 84th and final international match. Following this victory, he was awarded the CBE and placed second in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

During his club career he played 362 games for Leicester and captained the club as they won the 1997 Pilkington Cup, four consecutive Premiership titles between 1999-2002 and two European Cup titles in 2001 and 2002. He served as the England team manager from 2008 to 2011. Under his management, England won the 2011 Six Nations Championship, their first since 2003. That same year, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame at the World Rugby Awards alongside all other Rugby World Cup-winning captains and head coaches from the tournament.

 


Tickets & Tables

VIP Ticket | $400
Includes access to VIP reception with honorees and prime seating

Early Bird Pricing*

*Early Bird pricing ends Monday 9th September

 

Member Ticket | $295
Member Table (10 seats) | $2,900

Non-Member Ticket | $350
Non-Member Table (10 seats) | $3,400

 

Regular Pricing

 

Member Ticket | $310
Member Table (10 seats) | $3,050

Non-Member Ticket | $365
Non-Member Table (10 seats) | $3,500

 

All tickets include 5-hour premium open bar, cocktail reception, 3-course dinner and live music


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? 

Download our 2019 British Bash Sponsorship Brochure.


For more information, please contact us at 212.682.6110 or email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

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British Societies' Garden Party
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

British Societies' Garden Party

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British-American Societies'
Summer Garden Party

Members and friends of the British-American community in New York are invited to join us for this annual summer gathering.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a full open bar with a specialty Pimm's cocktails, live music and a night of networking with fellow groups.

This event is SOLD OUT.
Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door.

Please note that all transactions are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Participating Groups

American Friends of British Art
American Friends of the Georgian Group
American-Scottish Foundation
American Trust for the British Library
The Anglosphere Society
British American Project
The British Schools and Universities Club of New York
CantabNYC
The Colonial Dames of America
Daughters of the British Empire in the State of New York
The English-Speaking Union of the United States
Historic Royal Palaces
Mountbatten Program
New York Caledonian Club
New York Welsh
The Order of St. John
The Pilgrims of the United States
Queen Elizabeth II September 11 Garden
Rhode Island Welsh Society
The Royal Oak Foundation
The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York
Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York
Society of the First Families of New York
St. David's Society of the State of New York
St. George's Society of New York
UK Alumni Group NY
Welsh Society of Western New England


For more information, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

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Great British Pub Quiz
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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Dinner Club
May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Dinner Club

Dinner Club

On Sundays, we roast!

Join us for a buffet-style selection of traditional Sunday roast favorites at The Churchill

Roast Beef | Turkey | Potatoes | Yorkshire Puddings | and more

Includes three drinks from a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks

Price: $50 per person
Pay cash at the door.
Advance registration required as spaces are limited. 


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What is Dinner Club?

Our newest event series, Dinner Club brings together members and friends for an evening of delicious food and great company at local British and Commonwealth restaurants throughout NYC.

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New Member Meet & Greet
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Immigration Info Session
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Immigration Info Session

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Join St. George's Society and award-winning immigration firm Laura Devine Lawyers to learn the nuances of US and UK immigration.

Their team of experts will explain specific visa categories, green cards, US and UK citizenship and recent and expected changes in immigration regulations, policies and practices.

The session will cover:

E Visas
L Visas
O Visas
Green Cards
US Citizenship
UK Citizenship

A networking reception will follow where attendees can ask further questions in a more informal setting.
Light bites and beverages will be served

FREE TO ATTEND


In partnership with

 
 

Laura Devine Law is an award-winning boutique immigration firm. Comprised of 50 dedicated staff and the partners in London and New York, they provide specialist advice on all aspects of immigration to the UK and US, and European free movement assisting individuals, families, SMEs and corporate clients.


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TD Five Boro Bike Tour
May
4
7:30 AM07:30

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Join #TeamSGSNY as we take on the TD Five Boro Bike Tour!

Our team will take on this recreational cycling event with over 30,000 fellow cyclists to bike across a car-free New York City. Every dollar raised will support St. George’s Society’s mission to help people in need.

We’re still looking to grow our team, so let us know if you would like to roll your way through NYC to help make a difference. All biking abilities are welcome!

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English Ball
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

English Ball

 
English Ball 2019
 

The English Ball is an annual gala held each spring to recognize distinguished members of the Anglo-American community and the charitable work of St. George’s Society.


 

TICKETS

Member Ticket | $500
Pricing exclusive for members of St. George's Society.

Patron Ticket | $1,000
Patrons receive listing in event invitation and journal.

Please note that all ticket and table purchases for the English Ball are non-refundable.

 

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Bob Dudley
Medal of Honor

This year’s English Ball will honor Bob Dudley with the Medal of Honor in recognition of his commitment to the transatlantic business community. Bob Dudley became Chief Executive of BP in 2010. He joined the oil and gas industry in 1979 and has held a variety of engineering, commercial and strategy posts in the US, the UK, Russia and China.

In 2009, Dudley was appointed to the BP Board with accountability for the Americas and Asia.

From 2003 to 2008 Dudley served as President and CEO of TNK-BP in Moscow.

Following BP’s sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of ~20% of Rosneft, he joined the Rosneft board in 2013.

Previous executive roles include Alternative and Renewable Energy activities and responsibilities for BP’s upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa and BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration activities.

Dudley’s external roles include membership of various Business Councils and Advisory Boards and he chairs the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dudley has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.


Tim Marlow
Anglo-American Cultural Award

Tim Marlow will receive the Anglo-American Cultural Award for his significant impact on international arts and culture. Marlow is Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Joining the Academy in 2014 as Director of Artistic Programmes, he became Artistic Director the following year. He oversees six departments from the RA’s exhibition programme to Collections, Learning, Academic Programmes, Publishing and Architecture. Prior to his appointment at the Royal Academy, Marlow was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years (2003-2014).

Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past twenty-five years as curator, writer and broadcaster. Having trained as an art historian, he has also worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including, Ai Weiwei Hon RA, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Theaster Gates, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George RA, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo and Mark Bradford.

Marlow is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British television and has presented programmes on BBC Radio since 1993. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture across the globe. His scholar’s perspective along with his humour and vim make him one of the most influential people in the art world.

Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Artichoke, Art on the Underground Advisory Board, The British School at Rome and Cultureshock Media.

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Interested in tables or sponsorship opportunities? 

If you are interested in purchasing a table or participating as a sponsor, download our 2019 English Ball Sponsorship Brochure.


English Ball Committee

JoAnne Davidson, Chair

Marina Abramović ● Oliver Barker ● Geoffrey N. Bradfield ● Lord Browne of Madingley ● Melanie Clore ● Lord Davies of Abersoch ● Susan Dio ● David Drinkwater ● Mary Dudley ● Peter Felix CBE & June Yee Felix ● Mr. & Mrs. John C. Harvey ● C. Hugh Hildesley MBE ● Bill Jacklin RA ● Rodney & Jennifer Johnson ● Sean and Mary Kelly ● Christopher Le Brun PRA ● David Martinelli ● Frank E. Morgan II ● Lady Alison Myners ● Antony & Julie Phillipson ● Ambassador Karen Pierce CMG ● Natalie T. Pray ● Martin J. Sullivan OBE & Antoinette Sullivan ● The Rev’d Canon Carl F. Turner & The Rev’d Alison J. Turner

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ROF Lecture: Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household
Apr
22
6:15 PM18:15

ROF Lecture: Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household

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Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household

Presented by Adrian Tinniswood OBE

Despite the castles, crown jewels, and other trappings of monarchy, English royals have many of the same issues as average people. They eat, entertain their friends and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on his alcohol bills. The great difference, however, was that royal families had much more domestic help—people who ran the machine that is the Royal Household. Everyone, from James I’s Master of the Horse down to William IV’s Assistant Table Decker, was there to smooth the sovereign’s path through life. Even today, Elizabeth II has a staff of 1,200. In his lecture, historian Adrian Tinniswood will uncover the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking us on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another. He will reconstruct life behind the throne—telling secret domestic details—and will illustrate the daily lives of both clerks and courtiers, crowned heads and court jesters. Adrian will describe the power struggles and petty rivalries that have historically dominated court politics. He will also talk about the shifting idea of the monarchy today, and how their support network still serves as an interface between sovereign and the public. His witty social history of royal life will offer a tour of England's grandest households while commenting on the ever present tension between the throne room and downstairs.

Adrian Tinniswood OBE studied English and Philosophy at Southampton University and was awarded an MPhil at Leicester University. He has acted as a consultant to the National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is a Senior Research Fellow in History at the Universuty of Buckingham. He has lectured at several universities in both the United Kingdom and United States, including the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of 15 books on architectural and social history including By Permission of Heaven: The True Story of the Great Fire of London, The Verneys, Pirates of Barbary, and The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars. His latest book on which his lecture is based is Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the Royal Household (2018). Tinniswood was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to heritage.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Spring 2019 Lecture Series.

Registration opens 13 February.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

For more information, please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201.

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Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Relay
Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Relay

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Join #TeamSGSNY as we take on the Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Relay to raise funds for St. George’s Society’s charitable programs.

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Our 8-person team will take turns to complete this fun 26.2-mile challenge on The Armory’s world-class 200-meter indoor track (211 laps in total).

Every dollar we raise will support St. George’s Society’s historic mission of helping people in need in New York.

We’re still looking for runners to join our team, so let us know if you would like to participate!
All runners welcome!

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ROF Lecture: A Woman of No Importance: The Spy Who Helped Win WWII
Apr
10
6:15 PM18:15

ROF Lecture: A Woman of No Importance: The Spy Who Helped Win WWII

 
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A Woman of No Importance: The Spy Who Helped Win WWII

Presented by Sonia Purnell

 

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent command: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young socialite from Baltimore, who, after being rejected from the Foreign Service because of her gender and prosthetic leg, talked her way into the SOE, the WWII British spy organization dubbed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare." Hall, known as the "Madonna of the Resistance," was one of the greatest spies in American and English history, yet her full story remains untold. At a time when sending female secret agents into enemy territory was still strictly forbidden, Hall coordinated a network of spies to report on German troop movements, arranged equipment parachute drops for Resistance fighters, and recruited and trained guerrilla units to ambush enemy convoys and blow up bridges and railroads. Even as her face covered WANTED posters throughout Europe, Hall refused orders to evacuate. She finally escaped in a death-defying climb over of the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown, and her associates imprisoned or executed. But, adamant that she had more lives to save, she plunged back into the field with the American OSS secret service, directing partisan armies to back up the Allied forces landing on Normandy beaches. Sonia Purnell will reveal the captivating story of a formidable, yet shockingly overlooked, heroine whose fierce persistence helped win the war.

Sonia Purnell is an acclaimed biographer and journalist who has worked for The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, and The Guardian. Her book Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill (published as First Lady in the UK) was chosen as a book of the year by The Daily Telegraph and The Independent, and was a finalist for the Plutarch Award. Her first book, Just Boris, was long-listed for the Orwell prize. Her latest book, A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II will be published in April 2019. The book is currently in development at Paramount Pictures and slated to star English actress Daisy Ridley known for her recent role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Spring 2019 Lecture Series.

Registration opens 13 February.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

For more information, please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201.

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Reiss Private Shopping Event
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Reiss Private Shopping Event

Join St. George’s Society of New York for a private shopping event at Reiss’ Madison Avenue store.

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Enjoy an evening of networking, shopping and a chance to win a $500 Reiss gift card. Plus, receive 10% off all purchases.

Prosecco and light bites will be served.

This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting registrations.

A portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to support St. George’s Society’s charitable programs.


Thanks to our hosts!

 
 
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Great British Pub Quiz
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!


Sponsored By

 
 

59E59 Theaters is a non-profit theater presenting a year-round curated program of the very best of American and international Off Broadway premieres.

Since 2004, this award-winning venue has been dedicated to supporting emerging and established not-for-profit theater companies eager to share their work in New York City through the provision of highly-subsidized rental space, production, marketing, and press support. Companies also receive 100% of the box office net sales.

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Staffordshire Potteries and Josiah Wedgwood
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Staffordshire Potteries and Josiah Wedgwood

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Staffordshire Potteries and Josiah Wedgwood

A Lecture by Nicolas M. Dawes

 

Nicholas M. Dawes will join us for a talk about Staffordshire Potteries in the second half of the 18th century, including the artistic, technological, cultural and commercial influences in the work of England’s best known potter, Josiah Wedgwood I. The illustrated talk will include references to Wedgwood’s contemporaries, parallel trends in decorative arts and a view of Neo-Classical revivalism in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

 Attendees also are encouraged to bring objects for Mr. Dawes to examine and identify.


Nicholas Dawes is Senior Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage Auctions in New York and former Vice President and auctioneer at Sotheby’s and Phillips, where he ran the European Ceramics department in the early 1980’s. Nicholas grew up near the Staffordshire Potteries in an antiques dealing family and has deep connections to the world of ceramics. He is the author of four standard works on decorative arts and known to many for his frequent appearances as an expert appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow since its debut in 1996.


Presented by
The Colonial Dames of America
The American Friends of the Georgian Group
St. George’s Society of New York

$45 for members of sponsoring societies
$25 for junior  members of sponsoring societies
$55 for non-members/guests

To RSVP/purchase tickets email admin@cda1890.org or call 212.838.6470

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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ROF Lecture: Ciphers, Secrets, and Spies in the Elizabethan Age
Mar
13
6:15 PM18:15

ROF Lecture: Ciphers, Secrets, and Spies in the Elizabethan Age

 
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Ciphers, Secrets, and Spies in the Elizabethan Age

Presented by Carol Ann Lloyd

 

The Elizabethan era (1558-1603) is often depicted as the “Golden Age” in England’s history— an era of great exploration and military victories in which Queen Elizabeth I is represented in sumptuous clothing and jewels. But the reality, which included religious conflicts that tore families apart, political challenges to Elizabeth’s authority, high levels of poverty and crime, and vulnerability to foreign invasion, was far grimmer. The Queen was considered a Protestant heretic by the rulers of Europe and numerous plots were hatched to dethrone her and replace her with Catholic Mary Queen of Scots. Elizabeth’s closest courtiers tried to protect her. William Cecil (later Lord Burghley) was the first to oversee the gathering of intelligence and was aided by Francis Walsingham, another of Elizabeth's most loyal ministers known as the "Spymaster.” Walsingham's network of clandestine agents moved throughout England and Europe using their contacts and skills in navigating court politics to safeguard their Queen. They unearthed a series of threats, including one led by an invasion of priests who had been trained abroad and were sent to prepare England for a Catholic rebellion. The priests scattered throughout the country and were hidden in “priest-holes” by Catholic families in places such as Baddesley Clinton and Coughton Court in Warwickshire. Other houses involved in this period of intrigue include Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, and Scotney Castle in Kent—all National Trust houses.

Carol Ann Lloyd will describe this tumultuous time with its secret plots, intercepted and decoded messages, and assassination attempts. She will explore dark corners of Elizabethan English history and reveal how the ability to control information became the most potent tool of the realm.

Carol Ann Lloyd is a popular speaker who shares the stories of Shakespeare and English history. She is the former Manager of Visitor Education at Folger Shakespeare Library, where she gave workshops and tours about Shakespeare and Early Modern England. Carol Ann has presented programs at the Smithsonian, Folger Shakespeare Library, Agecroft Hall, and TEDx, among other venues. Ms. Lloyd is a member of the National Speakers Association.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Spring 2019 Lecture Series.

Registration opens 13 February.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

For more information, please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201.

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New Member Meet & Greet
Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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Pancake Day
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

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Get your fix of complimentary British-style pancakes, drink specials and networking with St. George’s Society.

OPEN TO ALL so spread the word and bring friends along to learn more about who we are and what we do.

We are no longer accepting registrations, as the event has reached capacity.


What is Pancake Day?

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity for people to use up eggs and fats before embarking on their fasting and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

A traditional English pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan, served with lemon juice and caster sugar as toppings.

We'll be serving up complimentary traditional English pancakes at our sweetest networking event.


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The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

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The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman: The Life and Times of Richard Hall 1729-1801

A Lecture by Author Mike Rendell

 

The historical value and interest of diaries is not so much in their accounts of great historical events but in their ability to convey the quality – the sights, smells and textures – of everyday life that would otherwise be lost to us.

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A silhouette of Richard Hall, made by his daughter Martha.

It is everyday life that abounds in the diaries of Richard Hall, a sometimes pious Baptist silk hosier who kept shop at one end or other of the old London Bridge through much of the late eighteenth century. He recorded what he ate, what he purchased, how he slept and above all what the weather was like in near-obsessive detail. He charts the hurly-burly of family life – he had two marriages and numerous children – his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his church, and his boundless curiousity about almost everything – from astronomy to the latest fashions.

Richard lived between 1729 and 1801 and I am fortunate enough to have his diaries, his account books, his jottings and other bits and pieces.

Author Mike Rendell has enjoyed sifting through the rich treasure trove of his papers to present a portrait of a flawed but thoroughly likeable ‘Georgian gentleman’.


Simon Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry

Mike Rendell was born in Bristol and read Law at Southampton University. After graduation he joined a Bristol law firm where he was a partner for thirty years.

He specialized in conveyancing and wrote a weekly legal advice column in the local press, as well as contributing to various journals and publications on legal issues connected with property ownership. He retired in 2003 and he and his wife Philippa now live a nomadic existence which takes them from the edge of Dartmoor in England to the Jalon Valley in Spain.

He is currently working on a novel, to be entitled One London Bridge, about a family living in London in the Georgian era. Mike regards himself as the custodian of a vast array of family papers which have somehow survived through the centuries, and it is his ambition to bring as much of it as possible into the public arena.

He also speaks regularly on 18th century-related topics, both in Spain and in England, to History Societies, Genealogical Groups, Colleges, Women’s Institutes and Probus Groups. He is always looking for new areas where he can share with others his love of all things Georgian.


Presented by
The Colonial Dames of America
The American Friends of the Georgian Group
Royal Oak Foundation
St. George’s Society of New York

$45 for members of sponsoring societies
$25 for junior  members of sponsoring societies
$55 for non-members/guests

To RSVP/purchase tickets email admin@cda1890.org or call 212.838.6470

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Dinner Club
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner Club

Dinner Club

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and great company with St. George's Society.

Indulge in a variety of family-style appetizers and your choice of one of following Japanese-inspired curry dishes:

Chicken Samla Curry
Yasai Samla Curry
Chicken Katsu Curry
Yasai Katsu Curry
Chicken and Shrimp Raisukaree

Also includes 2 drinks (beer, wine, fresh juice or soft drinks)

Price: $45 per person
Pay online or cash at the door.
Advance registration required as spaces are limited. 


Proudly supported by

 
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BREXIT & Transatlantic Business with Duncan Edwards
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

BREXIT & Transatlantic Business with Duncan Edwards

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BREXIT & Transatlantic Business

presented by Duncan Edwards & The Anglosphere Society

Amanda Bowman & The Anglosphere Society

Cordially invite you to attend a briefing with

Duncan Edwards, CEO of BritishAmerican Business

To discuss the implications and challenges of BREXIT for Transatlantic Business

 
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Reception: 6:00 PM
Program: 6:45 – 7:45 PM


Presented by The Anglosphere Society

 
 

St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price!

Seating limited to 35. Please RSVP by Tuesday 5 February 2019.


To RSVP or for questions, please contact Rose Sullivan at rose@theanglospheresociety.org or at 201.447.0847.

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ESU Talk: The Lady of the Tower:  A Story of the Keeper’s Wife
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

ESU Talk: The Lady of the Tower: A Story of the Keeper’s Wife

 
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“Even the kept must have their keepers.” So opens Elizabeth St.John’s critically-acclaimed historical fiction novel of her ancestress’s life in the most famous prison in the world—The Tower of London. Orphaned Lucy St.John defies English society by carving her own path through the decadent Stuart court. In 1609, the early days of the rule of James I—time of glittering pageantry and cutthroat ambition, Lucy catches the eye of the Earl of Suffolk, but her envious sister Barbara is determined to ruin her happiness. Exiling herself from the court, Lucy finds her own path, becoming mistress of the Tower of London. Riding the coattails of the king’s favorite, the Duke of Buckingham, the fortunes of the St.Johns rise to dizzying heights. But with great wealth comes betrayal, leaving Lucy to fight for her survival—and her honor—in a world of patronage and deceit.

Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic true story of love and betrayal through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family’s surviving diaries, letters and court papers.

Simon Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry

Raised in England, Elizabeth St.John spends her time between California, England, and the past. A best-selling author, historian and genealogist, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, and Castle Fonmon to the Tower of London. Although the family sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them - in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint. And the occasional ghost. But that's a different story...


Presented by the English Speaking Union of New York & Historic Royal Palaces

 
 

St. George’s Society members receive ESU & HRP Member price — $5 OFF!

For more information, please contact Ed Mohylowski at newyork@esuus.org or 212-818-1200, ext. 218.

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Great British Pub Quiz
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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New Year Celebration & AGM
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

New Year Celebration & AGM

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Please join us for the 249th Annual General Meeting followed by a special reception to celebrate and thank the St. George’s Society community.

 

Annual General Meeting
6:30-7:15 pm

Reception
hosted by Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
7:15-8:30 pm

FREE TO ATTEND

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Please note that the Annual General Meeting is for members only. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend the reception following the AGM.

A key item on the AGM agenda is electing our new Board Members. If you are unable to attend you can still participate by downloading and returning a completed proxy form


Saint Thomas Church will hold Choral Evensong for those who wish to attend in the main church from 5:30-6:15pm.
Saint Thomas Church has one of only three unique Choir Schools in the world, which celebrates its centenary this year.


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ESU Talk: Shakespeare the family man?
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

ESU Talk: Shakespeare the family man?

 
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William Shakespeare was a son, a husband, a father, an actor, a poet, a dramatist, a collaborator…and a businessman. Darren Freebury-Jones explores Shakespeare’s legacy by charting his life in a largely chronological arrangement, from birth to death in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Simon Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry

Darren Freebury-Jones is a lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon. He has taught at the Shakespeare Centre in the TLab program for The English-Speaking Union. His 2016 doctoral thesis examined Thomas Kyd’s influence on Shakespeare’s early work.


Presented by the English Speaking Union of New York

 
 

St. George’s Society members receive ESU Member price — $5 OFF!

For more information, please contact Ed Mohylowski at newyork@esuus.org or 212-818-1200, ext. 218.

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Burns Night with Saint Thomas Church
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Burns Night with Saint Thomas Church

  • Bonnell Hall at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (map)
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Burns Night

with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

Celebrate Burns Night with Saint Thomas Church

Enjoy a reception with wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres followed by a traditional Scottish dinner with great Scottish music and dancing.

Festive Scottish dress encouraged.

Tickets | $75 per person
Tables of 10 | $700

Please note that all reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Monday, January 21.


Presented by Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

 
 

For more information, please contact Ann Hall Kaplan at akaplan@SaintThomasChurch.org.

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Christmas Lunch
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas Lunch

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Christmas Lunch

Tis the season for celebration!

Join fellow members and friends at our annual Christmas Lunch and enjoy one last event before the holiday hustle and bustle. Sing carols, play games, and hear stories about the Society's holiday plans for our beneficiaries.

Includes a cocktail reception, lunch with wine and a traditional English Trifle for dessert, live music, Christmas carols, raffle prizes, festive giveaways and a special visit from Father Christmas himself!

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British Mums NYC Holiday Party
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

British Mums NYC Holiday Party

Join British Mums NYC for festivities, bar snacks, entertainment and some holiday fun!

Please RSVP by November 23, 2018 to Naomi Burl at naomi@britishmumsnyc.com

Non-refundable payment to be sent to paypal.me/BritishMumsNYC no later than November 23, 2018.
Please remember to include the names of ALL persons attending on the payment reference.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. George's Society of New York.

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British Bash
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

British Bash

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BRITISH BASH

CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRITISH IN NYC

Come together. Make an impact. Have a Bash. 

Cocktail Reception | Live Music | Dining | Dancing | Silent & Live Auctions


2018 HONOREES

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Bradley Wright-Phillips
Anglo-American Cultural Award

The first two-time MLS Golden Boot winner, Bradley Wright-Phillips turned himself into an elite finisher in MLS, and has banked arguably the greatest forward season in MLS history. Wright-Phillips joined the New York Red Bulls halfway through the 2013 season, helping them to the Supporters' Shield, and in his first full season he equaled the league's record for most goals in a single campaign with 27. He currently holds the New York Red Bulls record for most goals scored. Wright-Phillips’ father, Ian Wright MBE—a football legend in his own right—will be joining us to present the award on 29th November at Edison Ballroom.


Gareth Jones
British Leadership Award

Gareth is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective a leading sector-focused venture capital firm, based in New York City and investing globally. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Gareth was a successful entrepreneur and business leader who helped build and sell three category leading fintech companies. These included Multex which IPO’d and then successfully sold to Reuters, Serverside which successfully sold to Gemalto, a European digital security company and CardLab which was successfully acquired by Blackhawk Networks a global leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions.

Before starting his career in FinTech, Gareth spent three years ‘double handing’ a 36-foot sailing boat 33,000 nautical miles from the UK to the Antarctic circle in search of inaccessible mountains to climb. Gareth has completed Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program and graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc. Honours degree.

Gareth lives in Brooklyn with his wife, an accomplished ceramicist, and their two teenage daughters.

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Thanks to our sponsors

 
 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? If you are interested in participating as a sponsor, download our 2018 British Bash Sponsorship Brochure.


For more information, please contact us at 212.682.6110 or email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

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GREAT British Pub Quiz
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

GREAT British Pub Quiz

Join St. George's Society as we put your knowledge to the test! 

Make your own team or register as an individual, pair or trio and be place on one. Limit 6 persons per team.

Attendees are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 on the evening to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

All are welcome!

Limited space available so reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

 
 
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