New York and the China Trade: February 22 (George Washington’s birthday) marks the 233rd anniversary of when the Empress of China set sail from the East River on its way to Canton, modern-day Guangzhou, China. This mission marked the start of American involvement in the famed China Trade, which helped create some of the nation’s first millionaires.
The South Street Seaport Museum invites the community to a history happy hour in celebration.
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
Location: 12 Fulton Street – South Street Seaport Museum
Age(S): Adults 21+
Fee: Suggested $10 donation