On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Schuyler Mansion and Crailo State Historic sites invite you to join us for “Salutations of the Season!,” a virtual Twelfth Night celebration! From 6 to 8 p.m., the event will be available across multiple social media platforms and will feature festive traditions of the 17th and 18th century. Join us as we share holiday preparations, food and other demonstrations, performances and selecting the Twelfth Night King!
And you are to be a big part of the celebration! Because this year we cannot gather together at the mansion or Crailo, we encourage you to hold your own Twelfth Night party and share it with us.
Purchase a “Take-Home Twelfth Night” kit ($20), which will be available at the Fort Orange General Store in January, and revel in this feast day as the Schuyler and Van Rensselaer families did! Be sure to upload photos of your celebration (@Schuyler Mansion and/or @Crailo) so that we may all share the final day of the holiday season together.
The virtual merriment begins on Tuesday, January 5th, when “how to” demonstrations will be available to help you prepare for your Twelfth Night celebration. Revelry and wassail toasts begin on Wednesday, Jan 6th with music performance and more (schedule to be found on the sites’ websites) and of course, your photo contributions. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Schuyler Mansion is located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End, (518) 434-0834, while Crailo is located at 9 -1/2 Riverside Ave. in Rensselaer, (518) 463-8738. For further information about this event, please contact either site, visit: parks.ny.gov or find us on social media.
Twelfth Night, or the Feast of Epiphany, was one of the traditional holidays celebrated by the Dutch and English of 17th and 18th century New York. Falling on January 6th, Twelfth Night was the final holiday of the season, marked by unsurpassed feasting and revelry. Come and celebrate with us!