"Heroes of the Knish: Making a Living and Making a Life"
(Feb. 12-May 7) — The exhibit tells the story of courageous women and men who churned out potato pies and paved lives for themselves and their families. It showcases a never-before-assembled collection of artifacts, archival materials, and stories from knish purveyors past and present. Items on display include a stock certificate from Mrs. Stahl’s Knishes of Brighton Beach, the knish correspondence of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; a song about Ruby the Knishman, who sold potato pies to schoolkids in Canarsie; and chronicles of the Knish Crisis of 2013, when, following a factory fire, Gabila’s was forced to stop production for nearly six months. The exhibit is curated by Laura Silver, award-winning author of "Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food" (Brandeis, 2014).
Hours: Thurs – Fri. 12 – 6 PM
Sat. 12 – 8 PM
Sun. 12 – 6 PM