Looking for a new way to celebrate the history of the Irish on Long Island? Come to Irish Fest at Eagle’s Nest on Saturday, March 7! This event will honor the lives and contributions of Irish immigrants at places like Eagle’s Nest, the summer home of Rosamond and William K. Vanderbilt II.
From the 1890s to the 1930s, more than 1,200 of America’s wealthiest families built estates – including Eagle’s Nest – on the north shore of Long Island. Newly arrived Irish immigrants often began their lives in America by working at these palatial homes. The Vanderbilt estate is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The evening begins with one hour of beer, wine and appetizers in the Memorial Wing, with modern twists on classic Irish fare, and folk music from the Emerald Isle. After that, guests will enjoy a special Irish-themed tour of the Mansion’s living and working quarters. Tour guides will focus on the role of Irish workers in the service industry at Long Island’s Gold Coast estates, like Eagle’s Nest. Coffee and dessert will be available after the tour.
Come to the Vanderbilt Museum on March 7 to hear the story of how an Irish immigrant might have started her new life at one of Long Island’s last Gold Coast estates!
Tickets are $75, $65 for members, and include appetizers and drinks (beer, wine and soda), the special Irish-themed guided mansion tour, and coffee and desert. Guests should arrive ten minutes before their chosen start time.Purchase Tickets
Tickets are non-refundable, and, if cancelled, will be considered a donation to the museum.