Upcoming Events: So Many Great Things to Do this Fall!

I’ve been busy preparing for a bevy of wonderful events!  Take a look at the schedule:

Thursday, September 9, through Monday, November 29
Exhibition: “Memento Mori:” The Birth & Resurrection of Postmortem Photography
The Merchant’s House Museum,  29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY

In collaboration with the Burns Archive & featuring artists Joel-Peter Witkin, Hal Hirshorn, Marian St. Laurent, & Sarah Lohman. Trace the evolution of postmortem photography in America through eerily beautiful 19th-century daguerreotypes and prints from the Burns Archive collection as well as modern art inspired by the iconography of these historic images. Then stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our reproduction coffin.

For this exhibition, I’ll be curating “senses”:  the sounds, smells, and tastes associated with Victorian mourning customs.

Price: Included with regular admission to the Museum.

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Saturday, September 18th 6pm – 2am
The Last Supper Festival
3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave, Brookyln, NY

The Last Supper is a multimedia, project-based collaborative festival that addresses the act of consumption. Viewing the creative process as a cyclical, communally interactive conversation between media, it is a non-profit benefit for artists and the Food Bank for NYC. The Last Supper is a curated, indoor-outdoor salon of ideas occurring in Brooklyn during the crux of seasonal change from Summer to Fall.

In this event, I’ll be featuring a set of jewelry crafted from raw seafood.  Models will wear the pieces at the event, and photographs will be on display as well.  Take a look at a few of my past seafood jewelry pieces here,  and read more about the event on the Last Supper webpage here.

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Saturday, September 25th, 6pm-7:30pm
Seneca Village Reenactment
Central Park, New York, NY

To build Central Park, the city had to disband Seneca Village, a squatter’s town far north of the city limits comprised of African Americans and Irish immigrants.  The village was in existence until the late 1850s and was a thriving community for those that were considered to be on the fringes of society.  This 90-minutes tour will teach you what it took to survive in rural Manhattan, and I’ll be doing a presentation on foodways.

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Saturday, October 2nd, 5pm-12am
The New York 19th Century Pub Crawl

Join us to tour some of New York’s oldest bars and most notorious dens of vice!  This fall’s tour will have a whiskey theme, featuring free sips of single malt scotch and custom-made 19th-century whiskey cocktails.   But never fear, beer drinkers: We’re going to make a stop at Pete’s Tavern for some of their famous 1864 Original Ale.  Stay tuned for more information, including exclusive drink specials. Free to attend, drinks are additional.

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Thursday, October 14th, 6pm-9pm
Bread & Beer:  A New Amsterdam Tasting Menu
The Old Stone House,
5th Ave. at 3rd St., Brooklyn NY

Featuring a five-course tasting menu, this event will explore two foods the Dutch made extremely well: Bread and Beer.  Looking at recipes from New Amsterdam, I’ll be preparing fresh baked bread, including buttery, lemony holiday rolls and wholesome barley waffles; as well as sweets like spicy Deventer cake and caraway and orange cookies.  Beer will brewed by the gents at Brouwerij Lane, using 18th and early 19th recipes as inspiration.  Try a sip of beer made from fresh ginger, spruce limbs, or maybe even beef. $45, tickets available soon.

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Wednesday, October 20th, 6pm-8pm
What Dickens Drank
Part of You can’t get there from here but you can get here from there
apexart, 291 Church Street, New York, NY

Like any good tourist, when Charles Dickens visited America in 1842, he sampled the local food and drink.  Of American bars, he said:  “…The stranger is intiaited into the mysteries of Gin-sling, Cocktail, Sangaree, Mint Julep, Sherry-cobbler, Timber Doodle and other rare drinks.”
So what did a Cocktail taste like in 1842?  For one evening, we will be tourists in time and mix up these antique potations.  During this history lesson in flavor, guests will not only sip early American cocktails, but also learn how to make them.  Join us as we bring these drinks to life from the pages of Dicken’s book and from the archives of historic gastronomy. Free.

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