Last Call: Prohibition in NYC at 100

Raise a glass to Prohibition in New York City in a conversation and small batch rum tasting inspired by the lasting legacy of this now legendary period.

One hundred years ago this January, Prohibition was passed into law with the now infamous 18thAmendment that barred the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” To mark the centennial of this failed social experiment, cocktail historian Dave Wondrich, Drinks Correspondent for The Daily Beast, sits down with food and culture editor Ariel Lauren Wilson to revisit this unprecedented effort to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes, drinking. They will be joined by Bridget Firtle, founder and head distiller of Brooklyn’s own Prohibition-inspired Owney’s Rum, and Karl Franz Williams, owner of 67 Orange Street, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in Harlem.

After the program, sample a Prohibition-era cocktail made with Owney’s Rum, which pays homage to the style commonly enjoyed in New York City speakeasies during the period, and enjoy a live jazz performance inspired by the era from the James Ohn Trio.

This talk is part of our Core Conversations series, which features the city’s most original thinkers as they engage with topics related to our ongoing New York at Its Core exhibition. To view all the programs in the series, click here.











When: Thu., January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
212-534-1672
Price: General Admission $20; Museum members $15
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Raise a glass to Prohibition in New York City in a conversation and small batch rum tasting inspired by the lasting legacy of this now legendary period.

One hundred years ago this January, Prohibition was passed into law with the now infamous 18thAmendment that barred the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” To mark the centennial of this failed social experiment, cocktail historian Dave Wondrich, Drinks Correspondent for The Daily Beast, sits down with food and culture editor Ariel Lauren Wilson to revisit this unprecedented effort to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes, drinking. They will be joined by Bridget Firtle, founder and head distiller of Brooklyn’s own Prohibition-inspired Owney’s Rum, and Karl Franz Williams, owner of 67 Orange Street, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in Harlem.

After the program, sample a Prohibition-era cocktail made with Owney’s Rum, which pays homage to the style commonly enjoyed in New York City speakeasies during the period, and enjoy a live jazz performance inspired by the era from the James Ohn Trio.

This talk is part of our Core Conversations series, which features the city’s most original thinkers as they engage with topics related to our ongoing New York at Its Core exhibition. To view all the programs in the series, click here.

Buy tickets/get more info now