Prohibition Holiday Soirée 

Prohibition Holiday Soirée


When: Wednesday, December 13, from 6:30 to 8:30  p.m.

Where: Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
Where: 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10008


About the Event:

Join ADSNY for our annual holiday event featuring an illustrated talk by Donald L. Miller, author of Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America, as well as a special prohibition themed reception and book signing.

In his presentation, Miller will explore how prohibition gave rise to the unique culture of Manhattan during the 1920s and early 30s. We will get a special glimpse into Manhattan’s speakeasy and nightclub scenes and the connection to the rarely explored bootlegging  gang that controlled the importation of illegal booze and built a multi-million dollar criminal empire. The cast of characters includes: Owney “The Killer” Madden, the notorious gang-leader, owner of Harlem’s Cotton Club, and the most powerful man on Broadway; Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinean, an actress, one of the first female emcees, and proprietress of the 300 Club; as well as “Big Bill” Dyer, a popular Manhattan saloon-keeper who brought professional hockey to Madison Square Garden.

The evening will conclude with a festive holiday, prohibition reception and Donald Miller will be signing copies of his book that will be available for purchase.

As a special holiday gift, current ADSNY members are invited to bring a free non-member guest to this event. To take advantage of this offer, you must email the name and contact information of your guest to ADSNY at following your registration.



Only current ADSNY members are able to bring a free guest to this event. If you need assistance on renewing your membership, or need to know your membership status, please email for help. Only one free guest per member ticket purchased.

There is a $2.00 processing fee for each ticket to this event. Once you complete the registration form below and press the “Add to Cart” button, you will see a $2.00 per ticket processing fee. This processing fee is labeled “Shipping.”

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Members: $40.00
Jazz Age Order Member: $30.00
Non-Members: $55.00

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