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‘The History of Ice Cream in New York City’ Morris-Jumel Mansion Webinar

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! From satisfying the sweet tooth of our first Commander in Chief to its role during Prohibition, ice cream and America go hand-in-cone — especially when it comes to New York City. Are you ready for the inside scoop on one of America’s favorite desserts and how it took the country, and New York City, for a churn?

To Register: https://www.nyadventureclub.com/event/the-history-of-ice-cream-in-new-york-city-webinar-registration-120021789403/

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore New York City’s extensive role in the history of ice cream, and the ways in which this sweet treat evolved from a delicacy for the wealthy in colonial America into a staple of American culture.

Led by Educator Meg Lynch from the Morris-Jumel Mansion — Manhattan’s oldest residence and site of George Washington’s 1790 cabinet dinner — our virtual experience surrounding this creamy confection will include:
– Ice cream in early America, including different recipes, ice cream making processes, and fun facts about past U.S. Presidents who enjoyed the delicacy
– New York City’s role in the story of ice cream, from the site of the first American ice cream parlor to commercializing the summer treat
– Improvements in technology and transportation that allowed the ice cream industry to grow
– NYC and ice cream today, from famous brands with New York origins to the evolution of dairy-free ice cream
– A DIY ice cream making demonstration, which you can follow along with (see the simple list of ingredients below)
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Meg — any and all questions about ice cream in New York City are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
Ice cream Making Demo Ingredient List (optional)
-1 gallon-sized freezer bag OR a round, empty coffee can with top
-2 sandwich-sized ziplock freezer bags
-Ice (about 2-3 cups)
-1/2 cup milk
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-2 tablespoons sugar
-6 tablespoons kosher or rock salt
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-Mix-ins such as chocolate chips, chopped strawberries, blueberries, other fruits, or pre-crushed cookies (optional)
-Looking for a dairy-free option? Try substituting the milk for almond, oat or soy milk and the heavy cream for a coconut milk or creamer


Morris-Jumel Mansion Re-Opening

The Morris-Jumel Mansion has been carefully monitoring the rate of COVID-19 in New York City. In accordance with guidance provided by New York City and New York State, we are pleased to announce the Morris-Jumel Mansion will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, September 10th with special admission for museum members on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th.

To help ensure physical distancing and a safe, comfortable experience, new protocols and safety measures will be implemented, including limiting the number of visitors in the museum. We ask all visitors to plan their trip in advance by visiting our website to review our tour options and visitor guidelines and procedures which have been put into place to ensure you get the most of your museum experience.

Museum operating hours will be Thursday – Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm with two different options for tours available each day: our self-guided interior tour (available from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm with the last entry at 4:00 pm) and the new in-depth Mansion & Grounds tour (starting at 11:00 am).


Your health and safety are our top priorities. To keep our museum community safe, our staff is closely adhering to recommendations and guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York Department of Health (DOH), NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and other best practices.

Thank you and we look forward to safely welcoming you back to enjoy Manhattan’s Oldest House.  For information about our upcoming virtual and on-site events, please visit our event listings page.

Socially-Distanced Pop-Up Concert with The Overlook String Quartet

Formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, The Overlook is a string quartet dedicated to performing concert music in Upper Manhattan by Black composers.

They frequently collaborate with living Black composers and songwriters, and seek out wrongfully-overlooked music to add to their growing repertoire.

Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, the players (violinists Monica Davis and Adda Kridler, violist Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf) enjoyed busy performance schedules both on tour and with groups such as award-winning string quintet Sybarite5 and in the orchestras of top Broadway musicals including Hamilton, Beetlejuice and Come From Away.

Event capacity will be limited to 20 guests and audience members are encouraged to bring their own seating/picnic blankets for the concert.

No registration is required. Please drop-in and join us for this special Labor Day performance!