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Event on our Radar: Young Folk’s Annual Benefit

At some point in our lives, we’ve partied on a boat, but have you partied on an old school schooner? Well here’s your chance. Young Folk, the young patrons arm of the American Folk Art Museum, is a community that explores folk and self-taught art through dynamic programs, intimate private collection and artist’s studio visits, and blow-out parties, is hosting their annual benefit Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 8-11 PM.

 

The Young Folk are known for their quirky and incredibly fun events, and their annual benefit aboard the Clipper City, a 19th century 158ft-schooner will be no different. The original Clipper City was built as a lumber schooner just prior to the Civil War. Clipper City was rebuilt from the original plans, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and recently refurbished. The event will feature drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, music, and Americana vibes.

 

Young Folk Co-Chair Caitlin Byrnes told Art Zealous, “The collaborative nature of Young Folk’s leadership team is unique and something we all find inspiring. “Americana” is something we’ve wanted to explore for a long time as some of our favorite pieces are the classic American folk art “archetypes” – flags, textiles, scrimshaw. Once we discovered Manhattan By Sail’s clipper ship, we knew we had a perfect match for Spring 2018! The original Clipper City was built as a lumber schooner just prior to the Civil War. Clipper City was rebuilt from the original plans, on loan from the Smithsonian, and recently refurbished. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be hosting our annual event outside of a brick and mortar space and on board this historic vessel! The annual spring benefit raises important funds for the American Folk Art Museum, allowing it to remain admission-free and open to the public.”

 

You can purchase tickets here. Don’t forget to smile for the camera, Art Zealous will be on hand to take photos!