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
: 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.