The Colonial Dames of America Societies’ Garden Party

Join St. George’s Society of New York in partnership with
The Colonial Dames of America,
American Friends of the Georgian Group
and The Huguenot Society of America
for an evening garden party and exclusive tours!

Thursday 28th September 2017, 6pm
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
417 East 61st Street, NYC

 Formerly the Abigail Adams Smith Museum, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is a historic antebellum residential building constructed in 1799 as a carriage house. Converted into a day hotel in 1826, it features Vernacular and American Colonial architectural styles and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of early New York.

$45 for co-sponsoring association members
$35 for members under 40
$55 for non-members

For any questions, please contact Colonial Dames of America at

Royal Oak Foundation Fall 2017 Lectures


We are excited to co-sponsor two upcoming lectures presented by The Royal Oak Foundation

Tickets on sale starting 4th September 2017 at

St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price!
Please contact us at for redemption code.

Winston and Clementine Churchill, 1914
Photo: ©Mary Evans Picture Library 2008

No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money
David Lough, Best-selling Author
Thursday, 12th October | 6:15 pm
The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street

The popular image of Winston Churchill—grandson of a duke, born at Blenheim Palace, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar—conjures up an image of a man of wealth and substance. In truth, Britain’s most celebrated modern statesman lived for most of his life on a financial cliff edge. He had to take risks, speculate wildly on shares, and write constantly to fund his lifestyle. Indeed in 1898 Churchill wrote “The only thing that worries me in life is money.” With unprecedented access to Churchill’s private records, historian and financier David Lough was able to create the first fully researched narrative of Churchill’s private finances and business affairs. Mr. Lough will lecture and disclose the scale of Churchill’s financial risk-taking, his ability to talk or write himself out of the tightest corners, and also expose the links between the private Churchill and the public figure. Depicting Churchill’s financial endeavors across his lifetime, Mr. Lough will also illustrate the cultural shift in Britain as aristocratic inheritances often waned and a new class of business entrepreneurs emerged, forging fortunes in railways, mining, finance, and other industries. Mr. Lough’s remarkable tale of Churchill’s success despite his monetary shortcomings only makes the story of one of the most successful political figures of the 20th century more fascinating.

Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Photo: By kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate

Holkham: A Family Home for Over 400 Years
Thomas Coke, 8th Earl of Leicester
Wednesday, 8th November | 6:15 pm
The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street

Situated on the stunning north Norfolk coast, Holkham is one of the finest examples of a centuries-old family estate adapting to the modern age. Thomas Coke, the 8th Earl of Leicester, stewards the thriving 25,000 acre estate, which has belonged to the Coke family since 1609. Its magnificent Palladian style Hall was built by the 1st Earl between 1734 and 1764. The Earl commissioned William Kent to design a building to reflect his passion and appreciation for Italian art and architecture, and to house his collection acquired on his Grand Tour. The interior state rooms feature superb examples of sculpture, tapestries, and paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Claude, and Gainsborough, among others. Besides 7,400 acres of farm land managed by the farming company, the estate has other businesses, including a boutique hotel, a holiday park, various renewable energy projects, a National Nature Reserve, and the care of over 300 estate houses, many of which are over 150 years old. Thomas Coke, who took over the running of the estate in 2006, will speak to Royal Oak audiences about the history of his family home and illustrate its exquisite interiors. He will also discuss the challenges of maintaining such a grand estate, which draws nearly a million visitors a year.

Great British Scavenger Hunt

Have you got what it takes to take on New York in this exciting British-themed Scavenger Hunt?

Saturday 5th August 2017
Starts at 10:30am
Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden
Hanover Square

 Using the latest technology platform provided by Wildgoose, teams will visit different locations in Lower Manhattan to unlock questions, complete challenges and earn your team points! The final clue will lead you to a secret location where multiple PRIZES will be awarded and WINNERS will be announced!

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the final location.

$20 per person
Children (under 12) are free
Maximum team size is 4 people


For any questions, please contact us at

All proceeds support the charitable programs of St. George’s Society of New York. 

Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Join St. George’s Society of New York as we give back to individuals in need.

We are looking for members to join St. George’s Society as we go to Ronald McDonald House and volunteer with their Daytime Team Building program on Sunday 17th September 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Our group will be assigned to various tasks around the House including light cleaning, stocking the pantry, organizing donations and taking inventory.

Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems.

To register to volunteer, please email Spaces are limited.

St. George’s Gives Back | St. Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George’s Society of New York as we give back to individuals in need.

We are looking for volunteers as we return to help in St. Thomas Church’s soup kitchen on Saturday 19th August 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Throughout the summer months, St. Thomas Church delivers bagged lunches to homelessness individuals in New York City. On the day, we will help prepare the lunches then embark along designated routes to distribute to any needy individuals we encounter.

To register to volunteer, please email Spaces are limited.

Summer Nights in the Garden


Join St. George’s Society on August 9th for an exclusive look into the history of New York City’s very own Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan’s “best preserved” (The New York Times) 19th-century home.

Built in 1832, Merchant’s House was purchased by Seabury Tredwell, a prosperous New York City hardware merchant, in 1835. The Tredwell family continued to live in the landmark late-Federal and Greek revival style row house for nearly 100 years.

Learn about the domestic life of this prosperous merchant family and their four Irish servants during the mid-19th century—a time when New York City transformed from seaport to thriving metropolis.

Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres in the Museum’s private garden and guided tours of the House.

Admission is $20 per person to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Event begins at 6pm. We encourage you to arrive on time to take part in the exclusive tours being offered to St. George’s Society members and friends.

To RSVP, please email

Merchant’s House Museum
29 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003

Summer Fitness Class

Get fit in a fun and supportive environment with St. George’s Society
in our first ever fitness class!


Feel good and do good with our own Grace Owen.
A licensed fitness instructor, Grace will lead us through cardio, strength training and stretching exercises to help build stamina, muscle & flexibility. Following, there will be healthy refreshments and a chance to mingle with your new fitness friends.

Monday, 10th July
British International School of New York
20 Waterside Plaza

$20 per person. Register ONLINE.
All proceeds going to St. George’s Society’s charitable programs.

For any questions, please contact us at


What do I need?
Suitable clothing, trainers and a bottle of water. A positive attitude is a plus!

What if I’ve not worked out in a very (very) long time?
No problem! The exercises are suitable for ALL levels of fitness, whether you’re a newbie or a marathon runner. The class is inclusive and supportive, and we work together as a team.

I don’t like exercise, why should I sign up?
The class will be motivating and good fun, and we never take ourselves too seriously. You will be surrounded by a supportive, like-minded team – we’re all in this together!

What are the benefits?
Cardio: weight loss/management, heart and lung health, reduced stress, mood alleviator, improved sleep.
Strength training: maintain/increase bone density, increase strength, build streamline muscle definition.
Stretching: increased flexibility and range of motion, injury prevention, improved posture.

Are there changing facilities on-site?

The Hamptons Garden Party

The Hamptons Garden Party

We are pleased to be the charitable partner for
The Hamptons Garden Party
presented by Social Concierge. 

This exclusive event will have a quintessentially British flair
featuring sponsored Grey Goose Le Fizz welcome cocktail, dedicated Rosé bar,
DJ Nicole Rose on the decks from 4pm and more!

Saturday 29th July
Montauk Yacht Club 
Map & Directions

Tickets are $40.
Purchase tickets ONLINE. Use code SGS.

A portion of all ticket sales will go towards the Society’s charitable programs. 

Social ConciergeSocial Concierge is London and NYC’s private dating events club, attracting New York’s most eligible professionals. Our community of 20/30-something members are well-educated, driven and sociable, wanting to meet like-minded people in chic settings. Hosting curated events twice a month for members to socialize.

GEORGE Summer Cocktails

St. George’s Society welcomes members and friends
for an extended happy hour in the beer garden at The Mad Hatter Pub!

Thursday 20th July 2017 at 6:00pm

Enjoy a casual summer evening of networking and fun with complimentary bites, an all-British music playlist, a photobooth, giveaways and much more!

Free for members.
$20 for non-members to be paid ahead of time here, or in cash at the door.

Please RSVP to

Exclusively for GEORGE Summer Cocktails attendees!

Receive 3 additional months on your membership
when you refer a friend who joins.
They receive an additional 3 months too.
That’s 15 months for the price of 12!

New members must join by 31st July 2017.
Limit to 1 referral per person.

Learn more at the event!

British-American Societies’ Garden Party

We are delighted to invite you and your friends to the
New York British-American Societies’ Annual Summer Garden Party!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 6-8:30pm
Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway (at West 121st Street)

Enjoy a full open bar, a featured Pimm’s bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Tickets are $60. Purchase online HERE.

For any questions, please contact us at


The American Friends of the Georgian Group • American-Scottish Foundation • The Anglosphere Society • British American Project • British Schools & Universities Club • CantabNYC • The Colonial Dames of America • Daughters of the British Empire in the State of New York • English-Speaking Union of the United States • Historic Royal Palaces • Mountbatten Institute • New England Society of the City of New York • New York Caledonian Club • The Order of St. John • The Pilgrims of the United States • Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden • The Royal Oak Foundation • Royal Society of Arts US • 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 • St. David’s Society of the State of New York • St. George’s Society of New York