Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
1 River Road Park
Bedminster Township, NJ 07921
United States

Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception

Friday, December 1, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cocktail Reception Features Fish Tales, Cocktails, And Plenty of Retail Therapy

On Friday, December 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will welcome supporters to a cocktail reception replete with fish tales, cocktails, and plenty of retail therapy.

A bounty of creative appetizers from land and sea will be served up courtesy of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet, of Lebanon, New Jersey. The store, owned and operated for nearly 30 years by Mark Drabich, has been aptly described as a piscatorial mecca for seafood lovers far and wide. The menu will include an array of sushi rolls, Mediterranean delicacies, and a selection of inventive chicken, beef, mushroom, cheese, potato, and smoked fish creations.

The Colonial merrymaking will be aided by authentic colonial cocktails and ale served up by re-enactors portraying barkeeps with The Mumbling Manxman, an 18th century traveling field tavern. Eighteenth century music will be provided by the Practitioners of Musick, featuring John Burkhalter on the English flute and Donovan Klotzbeacher on the harpsichord. Guests will also enjoy boutique shopping among a variety of distinctive merchants, including Classic Home & Garden, Design Consultants, Stanton Sweets, Portraits Inc., India Hicks, J. McLaughlin, and Ward Vintage.

One of the highlights of the evening will be a special tribute to veterans. Congressman Leonard Lance and veteran board members of The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will honor fellow veterans by making a check presentation to members of VetRest, a nonprofit organization, which was the beneficiary of funds raised through the Field of Honor® display held on the Vanderveer House property this summer.

Tickets (includes admission to Colonial Christmas house tours)
Patron $150 per person
Junior Patron $100 per person  (25 yrs and under)

Festive Attire
Tickets may be purchased online here.
For additional information, call (908) 396-6053.

Download  the Colonial Christmas Flyer.