Mark the 229th anniversary of Washington’s inauguration at Federal Hall, site of first capitol of the United States, with a day long celebration featuring period music, reenactment of the inaugural ceremony and storytelling with costumed interpreters.
10-10:30am, Performance of 18th century music on Wall Street steps by Old Barracks Fifes and Drums.
10:30-11:30am, Conflict and Constitution a debate between founders Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
11:45am-12:45pm, Costumed reenactment of George Washington’s first inaugural by First Manhattan District of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York.
1:30-2:30pm, Presentation by Norman Goben on Washington’s journey from Mount Vernon to New York City for his inaugural.
2:30-3:30pm, Presentation by costumed interpreter Phil Webster on John Jay, former Governor of New York and the first Chief Justice of the United States.
3-3:30pm, Performance of 18th century music on Wall Street steps by Old Barracks Fifes and Drums.