Live Zoom - The Borscht Belt

An illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit.

Please join for this delightful virtual event and Q & A.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7pm-8:30pm. (Join 10-15 minutes prior, Room will be locked at 7pm)
Virtual Private Zoom Room

Please register by October 20, 7:00 pm. Registration button is located at the bottom. Enter a valid email address in order to receive Zoom event joining information within approx 24 hours prior to start date and time. Recording is strictly prohibited.

Please join for this delightful virtual Zoom event and Q & A.

Marty wants to bring back to life a remarkable time, place and people. It will never be duplicated unless you lived through it. What survives of the Borscht Belt is the memory. He details the history of The Borscht Belt. Some of the sites that Marty will discuss are the following: Old Route 17, Red Apple Rest, Bungalow Colonies. The following hotels will be mentioned: Grossingers, Concord and Kutcher’s. Marty will conduct a Simon Sez routine with the group. Just about all the comedians back then got their start in the Borscht Belt. He will talk about the following comedians: Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle. What caused the decline of The Borscht Belt will be discussed.

Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and Historian. Marty has lectured at the New York Public Library, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Central Synagogue, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, The Ziegfeld Society of New York, the patients at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series.
Date:
Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Time:
6:50 PM  -  8:30 PM
Contact:
Event Coordinator    (845) 352-5700 X-244    adultclasses@finkelsteinlibrary.org
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