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May 7: Heroes of the Knish Closing Reception


Sunday, May 7, 2-5 PM
Admission: $5, available at the door

Join us as we bid farewell to our exhibition, Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life. This show traced the history of the iconic New York City street food from its origins in Eastern Europe to its arrival in the US with Jewish immigrants, to its popularization through early knish makers such as Mrs. Stahl, Mano Hirsch, Ruby the Knishman, and Yonah Schimmel.

The event will celebrate the knish in style, with live music from All That Jazz (Rachel Levine on vocals, Christopher Bandini on guitar) and a curator’s talk from Laura Silver, author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food.

We’ll serve an international spread of knishes and knish cousins such as dumplings from Vanessa’s Dumpling House, pierogi from classic Greenpoint spots, and more!

Photo credit: Barbara Pfeffer

Closing Reception for Life of an American Ruin

Closing reception for Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion
Sat., Jan. 7, @ 5:30 PM
Tickets: $8 general/$5 Reliquary members

Join us as we bid farewell to our fall exhibition, Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion–the first show dedicated exclusively to the decaying structure from the 1964 NY World’s Fair. See works never before exhibited in this group exhibition before it closes on January 15! Featuring archival images from Bill Cotter; urban explorer photography by Phil Buehler, Marco Catini, and Robert Fein; installation by Aaron Asis, painting by Eric Doeringer, and a short film by Alex Zandi.

The evening will include two screenings of Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion at 6 PM and 8 PM. One screening is included with the price of admission (run time: 1 hr 18 min). The screenings will take place indoors at the Reliquary. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets now! 

Modern Ruin is a documentary by filmmaker Matthew Silva. It presents the rich history of the Pavilion, from World’s Fair exhibition space to concert venue to roller rink, and possible paths for its future. The film is a must-see for anyone who has been captivated by Philip Johnson’s structure, either during the ’64 Fair or in the intervening years as it grew into a ruin of American postmodern architecture.

Tickets on sale now through Artfully! $8 general/$5 Reliquary members.

Beverages available on a donation basis, with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.