Join us for an extraordinary evening filled with elegance and culture to help RAISE FUNDS for the Lafayette Bicentennial KICK-OFF in August 2024. NOTE: Individual tickets are SOLD OUT. Sponsorships are still available by emailing us at NYCGala@lafayette200.org. Spend an evening with General Lafayette and his heroic wife Adrienne. Immerse yourself in a journey through... Read more »
Staten Island welcomes the AFL and recalls Lafayette’s footsteps on its shores 200 years later, on August 15, 2024! Members will commemorate his first night back in America with a dinner at beautiful and historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center. On Friday, August 16, the General sets sail across New York Harbor to Manhattan to embark... Read more »
It is with great joy and excitement that Co-Chairs Susan Joy and AFL COO Chuck Schwam announce the events for the “kick-off weekend” of the Bicentennial of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of American in New York City! Although we are still finalizing plans, please mark your calendar for August 15–18, 2024. Some of the events will... Read more »
On August 20, 1824, Lafayette had a busy day ahead. He commenced his journey in lower Manhattan and embarked on a horseback ride that would lead him through Westchester, concluding in Connecticut. His first three stops included Morrisania, West Farm, and East Chester, all now part of the Bronx. This remarkable expedition will be a... Read more »
On August 20, 1824, Lafayette was escorted across the Byram River from New York intoConnecticut where, that evening, he was welcomed at a reception at the Norwalk Hotel. Twohundred years later the Norwalk Historical Society will once again welcome Lafayette toNorwalk with a reception at the Town House Museum at Historic Mill Hill Park, only... Read more »
New Haven was one of Lafayette’s longest stops in Connecticut in 1824. After an elaboratebreakfast, city officials gave Lafayette a grand tour of the city including the beautiful elm treelined Green, Yale College, and Grove Street Cemetery. Walk in Lafayette’s footsteps in NewHaven and tour these sites two hundred years later. In the evening, meet... Read more »
In 1824 Lafayette was the honored guest at a formal dinner in Norwich at the KinneyHotel. Two hundred years later, the Norwich Historical Society once again welcomesLafayette to the Rose City and invites you to meet the great man in person. Anexhibition on Lafayette as “Hero of Two Worlds” will also be on display. Later... Read more »
We will re-enact Lafayette's reception and explore Providence through speeches, activities, and ceremonies reminiscent of that historic day. The festivities will culminate in a dinner featuring the music and dance of early 19th-century France.