The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York

Preserving New York’s Dutch heritage, honoring distinguished individuals, and enjoying good fellowship.

Welcome to the Saint Nicholas Society

Camaraderie with a Purpose

The Society was founded in 1835 by a group of prominent New York City gentlemen, including Washington Irving, as a membership organization dedicated to preserving knowledge of the history and customs of New York City’s Dutch forebears.

Since 1937, awarded  for outstanding ability and service to the City of New York.

Since 1985, awarded to a writer who epitomizes the standards set by the founders of the Society


Over the last 400 years, the Dutch, the Society, and our members have left a vast legacy.

Interested in Joining Us?

For more information on becoming a member of the Society, please get in touch.