Past Meetup

NYAC: Exploring Ukrainian Institute's 5th Ave Gilded Age Mansion (PrePay)

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Tickets: $29 – 32

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Explore the historic rooms and halls of one of Fifth Avenue's largest mansions, and get a sense of how the upper class really lived during New York's Gilded Age over 100 years ago.

Join New York Adventure Club ( for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Gilded Age Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion on 5th Avenue and 79th St, which has been home to the Ukrainian Institute of America ( — a non-profit institution started in 1955 that promotes Ukrainian culture, art, and literature to the Ukrainian diaspora.

Led by the caretaker of the mansion, our after-hours exploration will include:

• The history and story behind the 120-year-old landmarked mansion built by famed architect C.P.H. Gilbert
• A look inside many of the notable rooms of the six-story house, including the former kitchen, wood-paneled library, and lavish parlors
• A discussion around how the Ukrainian Institute of America acquired the mansion, and how it uses it today as both a headquarters and museum
• Stories about how the mansion has been transformed for private events, including a 2012 multi-million dollar makeover for the Met Gala after party (think rooms painted hot pink, Alicia Keys on the piano, and hovering lanterns)

Click here to see pictures from one of our previous visits to the Ukrainian Institute!

See you there!

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