Get your latkes and your lussekatter, your pasteles and your pecan pie ready for this evening of holiday trivia! The holidays will be unlike any other this year, so we will have questions looking back at the history of New York City during the holiday season. Between rounds, we will have special guests Sibyl McCormac Groff, author of A New York Christmas: Ho-Ho-Ho at Gothamtide, who will share her knowledge of Rockefeller Center and holiday history, and Rev Jen Miller, artist and author of Elf Girl, who is also a graduate of Bloomingdale’s Christmas Elf Academy. Join us for a joyous and fun holiday evening!
- Sibyl McCormac Groff’s website
- Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, Queensbridge Houses
- Rev Jen’s Creations on Etsy
- Physics Club Christmas albums
- Star Wars Holiday Special
We are excited to welcome back artist, author and local legend Rev. Jen Miller. We last joined her for a behind-the-scenes look at her extensive collection of Troll Dolls, once the main feature of the now-shuttered Lower East Side Troll Museum. Jen will return for a discussion of her most recent project, a series of Coney Island cat paintings. Her new work evokes images of a bygone New York, as seen through the eyes of the city’s often most overlooked residents. She will show some of her pieces, discuss her process, and enlighten us all on the secret life of cats in one of Brooklyn’s most iconic neighborhoods.