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Local historians will lead a lecture–World War I Centennial commemorating World War I in America on  Saturday at 2 at the Staten Island Museum, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr., Bldg. A. This program is supported by the Library of America. Refreshments will be served. Lecture is Free with Museum Admission. For info, visit http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/calendar-programs/world-war-i-centennial-lecture

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from City Reliquary:

Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life

Photo Credit: Barbara Pfeffer

Photo Credit: Barbara Pfeffer

The City Reliquary presents:
Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life
Sunday, Feb. 12 – May 7
Opening reception: Sunday, February 12 @ 2 PM
(Curator’s talk and Knish Trivia @ 3PM)
$10/$8 Reliquary members

Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life tells the story of courageous women and men who churned out potato pies and paved lives for themselves and their families. The exhibit is curated by Laura Silver, award-winning author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis, 2014).

At the opening reception on Sunday, February 12, Silver, known as the world’s leading expert on the knish, will deliver an illustrated talk on the sultry side of the potato pie. Aphrodisiac, inspiration for off-color jokes and fount of feminism, the knish has been a hot commodity in New York City for over a decade.

Attendees can cut their teeth on knish trivia while noshing on round and square versions of this classic street food from Knishery NYC and Gabila’s Knishes! Tickets on sale now! Admission includes one knish and pickles. Beverages available by suggested donation.

From the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the Brooklyn seaside, the knish has become a standby on sidewalk carts and at ethnic eateries in the five boroughs and beyond. Since its arrival on these shores with Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century, the knish — whose origins can be traced to rural Poland of the 1600s — has wedged itself into the hearts, guts and psyches of New Yorkers of all stripes.

The exhibit introduces legendary and lesser-known knish kings and queens who have made their mark on New York City over the last century. It showcases a never-before-assembled collection of artifacts, archival materials, and stories from knish purveyors  past and present. Items on display include a stock certificate from Mrs. Stahl’s Knishes of Brighton Beach, the knish correspondence of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; a song about Ruby the Knishman, who sold potato pies to schoolkids in Canarsie; and chronicles of the Knish Crisis of 2013, when, following a factory fire, Gabila’s was forced to stop production of square, Coney Island-style knishes for nearly six months.

About the Curator:
Laura Silver is a third-generation New Yorker and the award-winning author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis, 2014). Her research on the humble hunk of dough spanned seven years, three continents and all five boroughs of her hometown. Silver’s work on the knish has been featured on NPR, WNYC,  in major outlets in Canada, Germany and Poland, and on Al-Jazeera America. The New York Times called her book “whimsical, mouthwatering and edifying.”


About The City Reliquary Museum:
The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization preserves the everyday artifacts that connect visitors to the past and present of New York City. It was originally established as an apartment window display in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Streets and relocated to 370 Metropolitan Avenue in 2006.

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Hosted by The Bronx County Historical Society 3313 Bainbridge Ave, Bronx, NY 10467-2835

Join Bronx authors Robert Gumbs and Fordham University’s Professor Mark Naison as they present their book Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s, along with the research that was done during the process. The authors will have copies of their book for sale and signing and there is a maximum capacity for up to 40 people. First come, first served.

This lecture will be held at The Bronx County Archives located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. For directions, call (718) 881-8900.…

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Secret Speakeasy
One of My Favorite Things…and Yours!
Party in Soho
Sun Jan 22nd 2016
6pm – 10pm

A perfect date night or come meet someone new!
There will be refreshments

The Museum of Interesting Things
takes over a Soho loft for a special
Pick your piece themed party for the Museum.
16mm short movie fest & party!
Drinks, music & beautiful visuals!

Go on our website, see an item
email me dennydanielx@gmail.com
And I Will try to Bring It For You!
It is my B-day week so come enjoy!

SPECIAL BOWIE, Prince TRIBUTE
and other artists who left us 2016:
Hear Bowie and more on vintage vinyl,

In the spirit of a true Speakeasy
Anything can change so…
Please check this website before leaving.

All eras of history some over 100 years old!
See Old 16mm circus, Jazz, animations, vaudeville
and more

The Museum has a show featuring
Original Rare short 16mm films from the
1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s
and you get to pick the films allll night!

and many more 16mm as well as a few 8mm films too!
Early 1900’s and some 1800’s
Stereoviews and Mutoscope cards!

See 16mm short films
Hear original vinyl records
Enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated!

The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince str NYC NY 10012
6th floor penthouse with rooftop garden
$10 to help the museum :
Between Thompson & Sullivan street
in Soho NYC 212 274 8757

Advance tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/museum-of-interesting-things-secret-speakeasy-sun-jan-22nd-tickets-30803200201

This is a loungie place….so please let us know
I f you have special needs and require seating

You are part of a select few receiving this website.
Please only spread to people you know and love!
Yes, the rumors are true, we are shooting part of
a pilot for a possible show at the gig. smile 😉…

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an urban walking guide

Michael B. Helmreich has walked through every neighborhood in Brooklyn, block by block, experiencing the people and places that gives King County its’ legendary appeal.  Join us as he chronicles his journey from Gravesend to Greenpoint lending his insight into the unique character, and characters of the borough.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Where

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100
Fully accessible
Get directions from Google.

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Description

Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker and author, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Gopnik.

Presented with the Center for the Living City.

free

Date and Time

Wed, September 28, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Location

Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

New York, NY

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From Untapped Cities: Historic East Village Food Tour (buy tickets online here)

On Sunday August 21st at 12pm, join James and Karla Murray, authors and photographers of the critically acclaimed books, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New YorkNew York Nights and Store Front II-A History Preserved on this walking and tasting tour of some of their favorite East Village food establishmentsDiscover the food, history and diverse culture of the East Village while tasting delicious specialties from at least 6 different tasting stops.

Many family-run businesses started out as traditional mom-and-pop stores passed down from generation to generation, and defined their neighborhoods. Not only are these modest small businesses falling away in the face of modernization, gentrification, and conformity, the once unique appearance and character of New York City’s colorful streets suffers in the process.

On this tour you will learn about the diverse German, Italian, Jewish and Ukranian history of the East Village and try some fresh homemade Italian mozzarella, drink an authentic New York City egg cream or have a freshly roasted cup of coffee, taste a hot Ukranian potato pierogi with toppings, sample a freshly baked Jewish sugar cookie, enjoy an authentic New York hot dog and tropical drink and taste a freshly baked Italian cannoli.

Enough food will be sampled so that for most people lunch afterwards is not needed.”…

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  • Join the New York Nineteenth Century Society Parlorcraft Circle as we explore wallets and reticules! Small carrying cases for personal items date back to the earliest civilizations, but social changes in the 18th and 19th centuries led to their evolution into the types of bags we still carry today. Pouches for coins, commonly worn at the belt to prevent theft, were replaced by wallets, pocket-books, envelope purses, and reticules. Though men relied upon their jacket and trouser pockets, and the working classes would have not carried more than a few coins, gentlemen of the upper classes carried letters, tobacco, paper money, and other sundries in wallets and small cases. Hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen carried small pouches for ammunition or fishing flies. Soldiers carried sewing tools and toiletries in rolled-up bags called “housewifes.” Sailors carried their possessions in sea-bags, often highly decorated, and carpet bags were popular for travellers. Women carried market-bags for shopping and knitted “misers’s purses” for money. The narrow, high-waisted silhoutte of Regency fashions made belt purses and removable pockets of earlier eras impractical. Small, dainty evening bags called reticules were worn by fashionable ladies to carry handkerchiefs, fans, dance cards, scent, smelling salts, and other necessities.LOCATION:Jefferson Market Library, Third Floor
    425 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10011

    Materials, supplies, and instruction will be provided to make an an 1862 wallet, an 1864 “housewife,” or an 1831 reticule. Equivalent modern patterns will also be available for simplified projects. You are welcome to bring your own fabrics (sturdier fabrics work best for the wallet, lighter fabrics for the reticule, and cotton is suitable for the “housewife.”)

    Tea and light refreshments will be served but you may bring your own treats to share if you wish. Please leave your laptops and modern sewing/craft projects at home for this event – we’re all about the historic hand work!

    Materials for this event also supplied by the generosity of Materials for the Arts.

    Moderated by Rachel Klingberg and Morgana Toglia, we heartily invite you to craft and design to your hearts content!

    If you have a special craft or skill from history that you would like to share, please let us know: letters@nyncs.org.

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Date: Thu. Jun 9, 2016

Location: Arthur Avenue Floral 615 E 187th St, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 14058

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT

Buy tickets online here.

Belmont, known as Arthur Avenue or the Little Italy of the Bronx — or, to some, “the real Little Italy” — is one of New York City’s oldest Italian-American neighborhoods. Generations of Italian families have given this neighborhood a small-town character and a strong culinary identity.

 

Though the neighborhood has changed, with Puerto Ricans, Albanians, and Fordham students outnumbering Italians, many shops and restaurants are still owned and operated by the families who opened them three generations ago. And many Italian-Americans return often to the neighborhood, maintaining cultural and economic ties through the purchase of specialty food items that have become part and parcel of their family traditions.

 

Join us for a conversation moderated by Dr. Rocco Marinaccio of Manhattan College and including Angel Hernandez of the Bronx County Historical Society, plus local business owners. Afterward, stay for a reception with tastings from the neighborhood.

 

Panelists

 

  • Chris Borgatti, owner, Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles
  • David Greco, chef and owner, The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli (AKA Mike’s Deli), Arthur Avenue Catering
  • Angel Hernandez, Education Coordinator, Bronx County Historical Society
  • Carmela Lucciola, owner, Egidio Pastry Shop
  • Rocco Marinaccio, PhD, Professor of English, Manhattan College (moderator)
  • Gil Teitel, owner, Teitel Brothers
  • Vera Terranova, co-owner, Terranova Bakery

 

This program is part of the Museum of Food and Drink’s MOFAD City series and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Check out MOFAD City’s full lineup at programs.mofad.org.

 

PLEASE NOTE: East 187th Street from Arthur Avenue to Cambreleng Avenue will be closed the day of the event.

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