This pewter mug by Reed and Barton commemorates the annual dinner in celebration of the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas held by the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York on December 6, 1913 at Delmonico's in New York City. The Saint Nicholas Society was founded in 1835 by Washington Irving and others, as an organization to commemorate the history and heritage of New York, and to promote good fellowship among the members. Membership was by invitation to persons whose family had lived in New York prior to 1785. From the beginning, members of the Society have come from many nationalities and ethnic groups, reflecting a diversity appropriate to the cosmopolitan city that New Amsterdam had been and that New York was and still is. The principal activities of the Saint Nicholas Society have from the beginning consisted of several dinner meetings each year, between the months of October and May.