Extra-Ordinary Fun with a Barnum Theme!

This summer, the Barnum Museum is collaborating with our friends at the historic Ordinary tavern in the heart of downtown New Haven, and we are pleased to welcome you (come one, come all!) to the “Ordinary Big Top!”

Extra-Ordinary Fun with a Barnum Theme!

Get ready for the greatest cocktails on earth!

This summer, the Barnum Museum is collaborating with our friends at the historic Ordinary tavern in the heart of downtown New Haven, and we are pleased to welcome you (come one, come all!) to the “Ordinary Big Top!”

Ordinary, New Haven’s oldest tavern, was originally the taproom for the historic Hotel Taft.  The Taft, which opened in 1912, was a symbol of the city’s academic and cultural prestige and was gathering place for society’s elite.  Ordinary is carrying on in the same grand spirit with a summer of Big Top fun, and we share their enthusiasm for creating immersive themed experiences for guest to enjoy, relax and revel while contributing to meaningful causes throughout the region.  Earlier this month, Ordinary launched its new Big Top pop-up with P.T. Barnum inspired décor, food and cocktails with a little circus flair!  https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Pop-up-theme-adds-circus-fun-to-Ordinary-s-13853215.php

“It is great fun working with Ordinary founders; Tim Cabral and Mike Farber, along with brothers Tom and Jason Sobocinski, to fashion an experience that will give guests an evening of exuberant joy!  That was Barnum’s lifelong goal and that’s what circus instills,” said Kathy Maher, Director of the Barnum Museum.  “We’re excited to be a part of this creative project and grateful for Ordinary’s commitment to their community and to the Barnum Museum’s re-envisioning.”

Ok, yes.  Mr. Barnum was one of America’s leading Temperance champions during his life (1810-1891) but he knew a fantastic opportunity when he saw it!  Ordinary is not ‘ordinary’ at all!  It’s a wonderful, cozy space for cocktails and conversation…community engagement with a purpose!  Barnum would have loved that!

Thank you to Ordinary for donating $1.00 from the sale of each special P.T. Barnum Charitable Cocktail through the run of their summer Big Top pop-up!  Every dollar will go toward the re-envisioning of the historic Barnum Museum, which you can learn more about by visiting our website:  https://barnum-museum.org/the-future/

Donation to the Barnum Museum: https://barnum-museum.org/donate/

Ordinary: https://ordinarynewhaven.com/