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 post screening conversation. Her book will be available for sale & signing.
THE BORSCHT BELT will be at the 2017 Researching New York Conference. This year's theme is -- Looking Back - Looking Forward: Exploring Intersections of Society, Culture, Policy and Law (November 17-19, 2016)
The Borscht Belt: Past, Present and Future
Marisa Scheinfeld, Photographer and Author
Join photographer and author Marisa Scheinfeld for a lively discussion of the “Borscht Belt”—a region in the southernmost part of the Catskill Mountains that was once the playground of American Jews. Scheinfeld, who grew up in the region, has spent the past five years documenting the dramatic degradation of some of the most famous Borscht Belt hotels, resorts, and bungalow colonies. As a special addition to the lecture, Scheinfeld will exhibit 2-D and 3-D original objects and Borscht Belt memorabilia from her personal collection. Book signing to follow.
Location: NYS Museum
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230
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*The conference is sponsored by the University at Albany Department of History, the New York State Historical Association and cosponsored by the University at Albany M.E. Grenander Special Collections & Archives, the New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Book signing and presentation in conjunction with the State University at Albany's Judaic Studies Program. For more information contact email@example.com or call the Judaic Studies Department at (518) 442-4130.
Event will take place at:
William K. Sanford Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 11211
Book talk and signing at the 92Y.
Today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances and comedy performances. But, forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay. Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld journeyed into the abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountains. As she details the history of the Borscht Belt’s rise, fall and impact, she shows us a contemporary view of the hotel and bungalow sites which have now become reclaimed by nature or vandalized or marked by paintball players and graffiti artists. Cornell University Press will release The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, on October 4, 2016.
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Please join us for a talk and book signing with Marisa Scheinfeld whose book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Vacationland will be released on October 4, 2016 from Cornell University Press. Books will be available for purchase following the talk.
Kenise Barnes Fine Art
1947 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
Marisa will attend the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego, CA on October 20-23, 2016. This four-day festival is in its 5th year and brings photographers together for lectures, collaboration and to share their work. To register click here. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medium Festival of Photography
San Diego, CA
Marisa's Lecture: October 22, 3: OO PM
Line-up of festival events here.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Student Union Building: Room 62/63
The Student Art Alliance and Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents a public lecture and book signing by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. This program will highlight the museum's exhibition, CAMPSITE.
CAMPSITE is a group exhibition made up of artists who engage in a spirit of play and who create artworks that are in touch with the seriousness of playful exploration. The exhibition draws inspiration from the traditions and aesthetics associated with the region’s rich history of summer camps. From sleepaway camps for kids to pleasure palace resorts for adults, these sites conjure up the promise of new adventures, diversions, libidinal pursuits, and unfettered experimentation. Historically, this experience spans race, class and culture. Summer camp can be an escape, a state of mind, or a metaphor by which to confront emotional longings and dislocations of contemporary life. The exhibition will run from June 18–November 13, 2016, in the Dorsky Museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery.
Traveling Exhibition Opening & Book Talk
The traveling exhibit The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland will open on August 11 at the Gershman Y Center for Arts and Culture in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York’s Catskills region, will be on view in the Borowsky Gallery until November 18. At the Gershman, thirteen large-scale works from the series will be on view, including a selection of Borscht Belt ephemera from the artists personal collection. An official opening and book signing will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
The Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Photographing a Home in the Catskills, Then & Now, Jewish Exponent