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2013-04-12
NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES NEW YORK’S FOOD MAKERS WITH A TASTE OF NEW-YORK FOOD AND WINE

Meet the Vendors at Free Artisan Marketplace on May 5


New York, NY April 12, 2013— Food has long defined the identity of New Yorkers, whose shared heritage of self-sufficient sustenance and gastronomic creativity can be traced from the time of the first native settlers to today. This spring and summer, the New-York Historical Society invites its visitors to take a different look at the history of New York through A Taste of New-York History and Taste of New-York Wines, new initiatives that feature specialty foods made in New York and local food and wine tastings.

A Taste of New-York History is a carefully curated collection of specialty foods by local independent producers available in the Museum Store. The choice selection exemplifies a farm-to-table ethos and contributes to the larger story of American History told at the New-York Historical Society. Participating artisans include Anarchy in a Jar, Beekman 1802 Mercantile, Brooklyn Brine, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Empire Mayonnaise, Hot Bread Kitchen, Liddabit Sweets, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Morris Kitchen, The Redhead, Papabubble, Sfoglini Pasta, and The Good Batch.

The New-York Historical Society will launch this line of food products on Sunday, May 5 from 12 noon until 4 pm with an Artisan Marketplace, with vendors offering free samples, explaining their process, and describing the influence of history on food-making that is happening now in their New York kitchens and farms. New-York Historical’s Friday Night Bites in-store food tasting events offer the opportunity to meet select vendors on June 7 and June 21 from 6 pm until 7:30 pm. (Event schedule follows below, see http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/upcoming-public-programs for updates.)

Also this summer, Caffè Storico at the New-York Historical Society will host Taste of New-York Wines, featuring selections from Brooklyn Oenology Winery, Chateau Frank and Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars, Raphael Vineyard & Winery, and Shinn Estate Vineyards. Special tasting events will highlight New York wines with discussion of the wine-making process and the history of the featured vineyard. The 30-45 minute ticketed event ($22; members: $20) will take place on select Saturdays at 5 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling (212) 485-9268.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 12 noon until 4 pm, free access
Artisan Marketplace to launch the Taste of New-York History initiative and meet the makers, including Anarchy in a Jar, Beekman 1802 Mercantile, Brooklyn Brine, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Empire Mayonnaise, Hot Bread Kitchen, Liddabit Sweets, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Morris Kitchen, The Redhead, Papabubble, Sfoglini Pasta, and The Good Batch.

Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6 pm until 7:30 pm, free access
Friday Night Bites in-store tasting event, featuring Brooklyn based Sfoglini Pasta, maker of the everything-bagel fusilli.

Friday, June 21, 2013 from 6pm until 7:30 pm, free access
Friday Night Bites in-store tasting event, featuring Morris Kitchen, maker of fine beverage flavor syrups started by brother and sister Tyler and Kari Morris.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 5 pm, $22 ($20 for members) admission
Taste of New-York Wines, featuring Chateau Frank and Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5 pm, $22 ($20 for members) admission
Taste of New-York Wines, featuring Shinn Estate Vineyards

Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 5 pm, $22 ($20 for members) admission
Taste of New-York Wines, featuring Brookyn Oenology Winery

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 5 pm, $22 ($20 for members)
Taste of New-York Wines, featuring Raphael Vineyard & Winery


About the New-York Historical Society

Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

New York Historical is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; Lincoln and New York; The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society; Nueva York, Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn and WWII & NYC, currently on view until May 27. Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs is one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.


Press Contacts

Laura Washington, New-York Historical Society
(212) 485-9263 / laura.washington@nyhistory.org

Sarah Buffum, Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors
(212) 715-1594 / buffums@finnpartners.com

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