2020 Events

Rolling Out the Rolls Taste Test on September 13, 2020

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Aaron Rezny Studio, 76 Prince Street in Kingston.

Certified Master Baker and Culinary Institute of America baking professor Hans Welker (pictured here with Reher family friend Howie Blas) is recreating the lost recipe for the Reher's rolls, known back in the day as "bumps" and "smooths." Former customers, workers, and students from Ulster BOCES' culinary program are helping with research. Tickets are $25 each for Sunday brunch and Q&A with esteemed panel of taste testers. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Elena Valencia Alzate at her home sewing studio, 2019

Coming in June 2020 - Sewing in Kingston: Home, Factory, and Tradition

"Sewing in Kingston: Home, Factory, and Tradition" is an exhibition and public program series at the Reher Center that explores how Kingstonians from many backgrounds have used sewing as a source of income, an expression of creativity, and a vehicle for cultural transmission. Between May and November 2020, we will amplify the voices and perspectives of individual participants in Kingston’s garment industry past and present, highlighting the role of immigrants and women and tying Kingstonians’ experiences of sewing to broader historical, cultural, and economic trajectories in Kingston and the country at large.