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NYC – (V) Virtual Tour of “I’ll Have What She’s Having” A History of the Jewish Deli 1/10/23 7pm ET

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Bagels, Borscht, a 'schmear', and more - everything you need to know about Jewish delis and their unique place in American culture. 

Join Explore NYC for a virtual docent tour of I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli”.

Discover how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant. Learn how Jewish delicatessens became a cornerstone of American food culture. The virtual presentation explores the food of immigration, the heyday of the deli in the interwar period, 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. There will be time for questions and sharing of personal reminiscences after the presentation.

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 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 and clips of films

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

OUR PRESENTERS Kyle Einhorn, Museum Docent & Kristi Tremblay, Associate Director, Group and Docent Programs.

This Zoom webinar will feature a presenter with PowerPoint images of exhibit displays and objects. The audience will NOT be seen or heard during the talk. Audience members can submit questions and comments by typing them into the chat box or asking them directly following the presentation.

There will also be time for general discussion of personal memories.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:15 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Barbara Stahura
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