2 Weeks Left to see the Donut Exhibit at the City Reliquary & Closing Weekend Events

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There are two weeks left to see the “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit at the City Reliquary! I also wanted to announce some special events that we have planned for the final weekend, March 1st and 2nd. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m.
Talk by Sally Levitt Steinberg, author of The Donut Book

Celebrate the final weekend of our “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut: Donut Shops Past and Present of Brooklyn and Manhattan,” exhibit with a talk by Sally Levitt Steinberg, America’s reigning donut princess, and author of The Donut Book.

In her talk, Sally will trace key moments in the history of the donut. From doughy origins in the biblical era, to the momentous invention of the “Wonderful-Almost-Human-Automatic-Donut-Machine” by her grandfather, to the gourmet turn donuts have taken in recent years, we’ll learn how these innovations have led to the sweet treat we’re so familiar with today.

Copies of “The Donut Book” will be available for purchase at the City Reliquary.
Lecture free with paid museum admission of $5 per person.

Carpe Donut NYC plans to bring their truck and have donuts for sale on this special day too. Stay tuned for updates!
Facebook invite here.

Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m.
Second (and final) meeting of the Donut Dunkers Club at the City Reliquary!

Come celebrate the last day of our “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit at our final Donut Dunkers Club meeting at the City Reliquary Museum! A revival of the 1930s National Dunking Association, this club will meet to practice donut dunking techniques, and will be led by the Reliquary’s own Donut Historian, Julie Thomson (that’s me!). Everyone who attends will receive an official Donut Dunkers Club membership card, and donuts and coffee will be served for dunking (and eating) purposes.

Free with paid museum admission of $5. Facebook invite here.

If you haven’t seen the donut exhibit yet, be sure to stop in before March 2nd! The City Reliquary is located at 370 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is open Thursdays-Sundays 12-6 p.m. Suggested admission is $5.

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2 thoughts on “2 Weeks Left to see the Donut Exhibit at the City Reliquary & Closing Weekend Events

  1. I grew up in Huntington, WV, in the 1940s, and there was one of “The Wonderful Almost Human Automatic Donut Machines” in a shop near the main bus stop. My friends and I would gather after a movie to watch as a ring of dough was extruded into one of eight, hot-oil filled compartments, slowly frying as it revolved around to the mid-point, where an automatic spatula flipped it over, then to the end where another spatula flipped it out and onto a tray. We took ownership of our own chosen donut as soon as it hit the oil, anticipation and the donut swelling throughout the process; there was not much of a donut hole left, an almost solid cake. They came out too hot to handle, dark-crispy brown, yellow inside (don’t know why, just remember it that way). They probably cost 5-cents, and they were the best donuts I’ve ever eaten. Closest thing I’ve found since? The sweet style hush-puppies served in North Carolina with barbecue or fried fish. Not the same, but close.

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