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NYC – (P) Private Tour of “I’ll Have What She’s Having” A History of the Jewish Deli

Friday, December 09, 2022, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

What’s more iconic than the Jewish deli?

Join Explore NYC and Culinary Explorers for a private docent tour at the NY Historical Society of I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli”.

The New York Times calls this delicious exhibit of Jewish delicatessens “an American tale told in pickles and pastrami”. It chronicles the rise of deli culture in America, and is the most sweeping survey of this culinary icon by a major museum.

The Jewish Deli examines how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, created a uniquely American restaurant through the food of immigration. Through neon signs, menus, advertisements, deli workers’ uniforms, and video documentaries, it explores the heyday of the deli between the World Wars, delis and Broadway, stories of Holocaust survivors and war refugees who worked in delis, the shifting and shrinking landscapes of delis across the country, and delis in popular culture.

The exhibit was originally developed by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and has been enriched with artwork, artifacts, and photography from the New-York Historical Society’s own collection. It now includes mouthwatering interactives and restaurant signs, menus and fixtures from local establishments you may recognize.

Here Is a link to a preview of the exhibition by the New York Times.

BONUS: In addition to the tour, you’ll receive a voucher for reduced price Regular Admission tickets on a future visit, a 10% discount in the Museum Store and full-day access to all museum exhibits and the films We Rise and New York Story

You will be asked to confirm that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid when you register on the TTN website. While masks are no longer required by the museum, attendees will be in close proximity during the tour and you are welcome to wear a mask if you will be more comfortable.

Friday, December 9, 2022, 11:15 AM until 12:30 PM
New York Historical Society- Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Joan Falk
Barbara Stahura
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
No Refunds.