Marisa Scheinfeld: The Borscht Belt
Based on her widely acclaimed book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland (Cornell University Press), this traveling exhibition features Marisa Scheinfeld’s large-scale color photographs of the abandoned remains of the once famous resort hotels of the Catskill Mountain region. A frequent guest lecturer, Scheinfeld’s photographs have been exhibited widely, and her work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Slate Magazine, and American Photography. She is also an adjunct instructor at Westchester Community College.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 31, 2:00 pm
Snow date: Thursday, February 7, 2:00 pm
*Exhibition and gallery talk are open to the public and free of charge.
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY
ACADEMIC ARTS BUILDING 3RD FLOOR
75 GRASSLANDS ROAD VALHALLA NEW YORK 10595
MON–SAT 10am–3pm + THU 4–6pm
Gallery closed Thanksgiving, and December 24 – January X
Book talk and signing sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Mercer County, held at the following location:
Congregation Beth Chaim
329 Village Road East
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Phone: 609-987-8121 Ext. 126
Book sale and singing.
The Westchester Jewish Council presents the 43rd Jewish Music and Arts Festival - a day of music, dancing, children's activities, vendors and (kosher) food.
Free and Open to All. Free Parking. Rain or Shine.
Kensico Dam Plaza
Book talk and signing
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
In conjunction with the exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland, the Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a book talk by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. Scheinfeld’s new book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, presents a contemporary view of dozens of Borscht Belt hotels and bungalow colonies, taking the viewer deep into the heart of the lost world of the beloved region.
A Catskill native, Scheinfeld spent many a summer day swimming in the pools and lakes of Ulster and Sullivan counties. At the Museum, Marisa will discuss the history of the Borscht Belt and detail its rise, fall and impact. She will discuss her connections to the region and the layered meanings behind the photographs. Her talk will also illustrate the Borscht Belt’s significance as a destination for many honeymooners, including that of her maternal grandparents.
Book Signing in conjunction with the screening of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.
Kutsher’s Country Club was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills, a family-owned and operated resort for over 100 years. This award-winning documentary captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes. The Catskills resorts were not only a Jewish refuge and family vacation paradise, they also gave birth to American stand-up comedy, an NBA All-Star tradition, and all-inclusive resorts.
Screening followed by Q&A with comedian Scott Blakeman and Marisa Scheinfeld
Marisa Scheinfeld, author of the newly published The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, will join the film screening conversation. Her book will be available for sale & signing.