Kibbitz & Nosh | New York City’s Vanishing Cafeterias | Photographs by Marcia Bricker Halpern

Kibbitz & Nosh: New York City’s Vanishing Cafeteria
On View: April 13 – June 25, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15 | 5pm-7pm

Kibbitz & Nosh: New York City’s Vanishing Cafeterias features over 25 photographs by Marcia Bricker Halperin that document the waning years of New York City’s self-service dining establishments play a role in advancing the understanding of Jewish life and the evolution of Jewish society in mid twentieth-century New York City. Among the locations she photographed between 1975 and 1985 are Horn & Hardart automats and Dubrow’s, a popular family-owned chain of cafeteria-style restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Like Hopper’s Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings of eateries, Halperin’s black-and-white photographs capture figures in isolated contemplation or private social interaction.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursdays & Fridays | 1pm-5pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays | 12pm-5pm
  • Weekday visits available by appoinment only. Email or call to make an appointment.
  • Group tours may be requested 2+ weeks in advance
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day (December 25), New Year’s Eve December 31) and New Year’s Day (January 1)

This exhibition and programs are made possible, in part, by funds provided by the New York Council on the Arts Support for Organizations grant and Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Rockland County Tourism.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center
82 North Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

FREE - Members
FREE - Children 12 & younger
$6.00 - Youth 13-18
$8.00 - Seniors 65+
$10 - Adults

Presenter: Edward Hopper House
Presenter Phone: 845.358.0774
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