Who Remembers Reher’s Bakery Challah?
Sunday, January 24th at 1 PM via Zoom
Reher's Bakery was famous for its Rye bread on Wednesdays, hard rolls on Sundays, and Challah on Fridays. In this session, offered as part of the Ulster County Jewish Federation's 2021 Day of Jewish Learning, Reher Center director Dr. Sarah Litvin will introduce Reher's Bakery and the Reher Center through photos and videos, then invite those who remember Reher's challahs to describe its texture and flavor, and share memories of the Rehers and their Bakery.
“Fa Gao” 发糕 for Chinese New Year
February 14 at 3 PM via Zoom
Fa gao, which literally means “prosperity cake” or “fortune cake,” is one of the most popular treats eaten during Lunar New Year. Get your fa on and learn how to make this spongy, fluffy rice flour dessert with Professor Willa Zhen of the Culinary Institute of America. Additionally, learn about bread traditions from across China from Yin Kong, Executive Director of Think! Chinatown. This event is offered in partnership with Think! Chinatown. Participate in all of their virtual Chinese New Years events! Learn more at https://www.thinkchinatown.org/tuanyuan-box
Registration Link to come.
Kingston Black History Collaborative Research Project!
Monday, February 22nd, 7-8 PM via Zoom
Black History is woven into the fabric of Kingston’s past, but where can we go to learn about it? The History Alliance of Kingston is compiling existing Black History of Kingston resources and collecting new ones in order to create a digital guide, both for researchers and the general public. Join us for a presentation of our progress and to learn how you can take part in building this important new resource.
Student Opening June 3rd, 2021
Public Opening June 5th, 2021
An exhibit featuring student research and interpretation of the stories of nine former employees of F. Jacobson and Sons Shirt Factory ca 1918. Students from Kingston Catholic School, Rhinebeck High, and Ulster BOCES Fashion and Merchandising programs have worked throughout the school year to research and imagine these women's lives. We will present their stories visually using textiles and projections in our courtyard this spring.
Multimedia Performance with Whoop Dee Doo
In collaboration with Whoop Dee Doo and a variety of local organizations, performers and youth will create a unique live show for the Kingston community in summer 2021! (Final dates TBD)
Would you like to be involved as an artist, a volunteer, or a performer? Let us know! EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hudson Valley History Hunt
Brought to you by the History Alliance of Kingston, this digital scavenger hunt challenges participants to solve clues for a chance to win an assortment of prizes.
Embark on your Hudson Valley History Hunt to find clues from the Reher Center and our partner organizations, and discover the history of immigration, community, work, and bread at 101 Broadway and beyond.
Our Neighborhood Rolls Community Mural
Open to the public Reher Center Courtyard, near 3 Spring Street
In August 2020, visiting Artist Julia Vogl worked with the students of the Rondout Neighborhood Center's Read and Write program to articulate questions to ask the broader Kingston community that represent our diversity, what we share, and what we value. Using stencils and a color scheme designed by Vogl, community members spray painted answers from 148 respondents to the students' questions.