The Players Salutes Founders Night with New Year's Eve Festivities
The Players, New York's storied social club for the dramatic arts and its patrons, marks the 129th anniversary of its Opening Night with one of the city's most memorable New Year's Eve celebrations.
On December 31, 1888, renowned actor Edwin Booth deeded his Greek Revival mansion at 16 Gramercy Park South to the newly organized club, along with his extensive library and collections of art and theatrical memorabilia. Eminent figures of theatre, journalism, arts and literature, and commerce, including Mark Twain, Joseph Jefferson, and Stanford White served as incorporators of the The Players, which remains in its historic location.
This year's party for members will include music from Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery Orchestra, expansive libations and food, and a midnight champagne celebration. As with every Founders Night, The Players will observe a ceremonial rededication to its founding principles, to promote social interaction among members of the dramatic professions, literary and visual artists, and patrons of the arts.
Moving into 2018, The Players is experiencing its most significant growth in generations, with expanded programming, social events, and member services. Its tradition of amiable socializing among members continues to make the clubhouse a destination for arts lovers and celebrated artists.
The Players celebrates the rich cultural life of New York City with exclusive member-only events that include live performances, readings by leading authors and playwrights, film screenings, and dining in its famous Grill Room. More information about The Players may be found at theplayersnyc.org or by emailing email@example.com
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