You’re Invited to Irish Night, March 4, 2017!

The Memorial to the Fire Zouaves, the 73rd New York Infantry Regiment, at the Gettysburg National Memorial.

The Memorial to the Fire Zouaves, the 73rd New York Infantry Regiment, at the Gettysburg National Memorial.

On March 4, 2017 beginning at 7 pm, the Larchmont Historical Fire Company – a committee of the Larchmont Historical Society – will host its traditional Irish Night celebration at the American Legion Hall in Flint Park, Larchmont, NY.

Get Your Tickets Now: The party is open to all: tickets are $50, with discounts for members of the LHS, veterans and fire companies. Click to purchase tickets.

Irish Night, hosted for almost a century by Larchmont Fire Department’s Engine Company, celebrated the heritage of many of the firefighters with a traditional St. Patrick’s Day’s feast of corned beef and cabbage rounded out by appetizers, soda bread, beverages and dessert.

Civil War Veterans to be Honored: For 2017, Traditional Firemens Irish Night will honor veterans of the Civil War. The Historical Fire Company is researching Larchmont and Mamaroneck veterans, and we will present to the American Legion an honor roll of local residents who served in the Civil War, including local veterans whose service has not been locally recognized until now. We will also be honoring the 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, also know as the “1st New York Fire Zoaves,” a civil war infantry regiment consisting mostly of volunteer firefighters from New York City and the surrounding area. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Charles Loesser who lived in the Larchmont Manor House during the 1890s.

Firefighter Beers to be Sampled: In addition to traditional fare, music and raffles, the Irish Night will feature a tasting of craft beers, including those brewed with firefighters in mind.

Entertainment by Those Mighty Weasels: The is the band featuring Craven and Bob Kenison. Read more about them here.

Engine One & Fire Chief Car to Appear: Also making an appearance will be members of the Historical Fire Company in their parade uniforms and illuminated helmets along with their two restored fire vehicles: the 1922 pumper Engine One and 1910 Bruce Roadster chief’s car. For more on Engine One, its service, acquisition and restoration, click on the articles in the menu at right.

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This digitally “stretched” image of Engine One was used for a portrait of Larchmont Fire Department volunteers in 2005.