It's hard to wrap your head around all the great art, design and architecture that came to New York City during the Gilded Age. Galleries and museums popped up across Manhattan during the era. Some of the nation's first skyscrapers turned New York into a modern metropolis and laid the groundwork for the buildings that have since formed the city's glorious skyline. But one of the coolest design trends that came out of Gilded Age in NYC was the influx of sprawling mansions commissioned by some of the wealthiest residents in town.
On June 29, one of those mansions is opening its doors for what promises to be a stellar night of music. The New York Adventure Club is hosting its inaugural Music in the Mansion event at the Van Alen Mansion, which was built in 1917 and is now home to the Koscuiszko Foundation. The evening will feature funky tunes from acoustic duo Beautiful Small Machines and jazz fusion pianist Adam Ahuda. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served, and attendees will get a chance to mingle with other history nerds after the performances.
New York Adventure Club is no stranger to getting access to historic and hidden places across the city. The organization provides tours of a whole medley of locations ranging from a massive fish market in the Bronx to underground locations in Manhattan. As part of the series, the club plans to bring performances to other historic manors throughout the city.
Tickets for the event cost $40, and it kicks off at 6:30pm.