Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Lectures & Conversations
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Beer in New York
Donald Swanson, Head Brewer
Greg Doroski, Assistant Brewer
Sat, August 25th, 2012 | 5:00 pm
(members $20)

Event details

To celebrate our exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a series of Saturday beer tastings by local breweries in the exhibition's Beer Hall, run by Starr Restaurants Catering Group. The program will run from May 26 through August 25; half-hour tastings will start at 2pm and 4pm. Not only will visitors get to taste some of these local creations, but there will be hops, whole leaf flowers and other beer ingredients for people to touch, smell and experience.

Beer at the Tasting

The tasting will feature their Black Duck Porter and Leaf Pile Ale. The Black Duck Porter is a black ale with a strong malt flavor. It has a mild hop character that balances strong notes of cocoa and hints of coffee. Their Leaf Pile Ale is a perfect way to get into the fall spirit. It is a slice of pumpkin pie in a glass. This ale’s distinct flavor comes from fresh whole ginger, cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg.


Beer Tasting & Admission combined ticket: $35 (members $20). You must be 21 or older to enjoy our tasting program.

Six Pack Special Discount (purchase by telephone or in person only): purchase tickets to six separate tastings for only $150 (members $100). To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268.

Brewery History

John Liegy and Rich Vandenburgh met in college and dreamed of opening a microbrewery. That dream became a reality when in in July of 2009, the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was founded.  Today, Greenport’s beer is served in over 200 places on Long Island and NYC.


Robert H. Smith Gallery South at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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