Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History The restored Reher Bakery will be the home of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. " Like" us and we'll keep you updated on what's going on.
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Oatmeal with cream, smothered rabbit, fried tomatoes...what did you have for breakfast today?  Join us at dinner time to...
11/13/2019

Oatmeal with cream, smothered rabbit, fried tomatoes...what did you have for breakfast today? Join us at dinner time to discuss A Taste of Country Cooking, the classic 1976 part-memoir, part-cookbook by Edna Lewis, an African-American woman who grew up in Freetown Virginia and migrated North to New York, living for a time in the Hudson Valley. This is part 3 of our 4-part Chew On This, A Food Book Club. Tonight's meeting, from 5:30-7, will be facilitated by Sara B. Franklin, an Edna Lewis scholar, and will be hosted at the @kingstonlibrary Community Room. Though we will not have rabbit, we will have complimentary wine courtesy Kingston Wine Co. Pick up your copy today at the Library or at Rough Draft Bar & Books, where it's 10% off. Read more and sign up for tonight our our last session, December 11th, https://www.rehercenter.org/chew-on-this/

#breadbread during our Historic Bakery tours 4:00 today and 2:00 and 4:00 next Saturday Nov. 16 are the last tours of th...
11/09/2019

#breadbread during our Historic Bakery tours 4:00 today and 2:00 and 4:00 next Saturday Nov. 16 are the last tours of the season. AND chance to see the Voces show. #kingstonnytourism #visithudsonvalley #ulstercountytourism #ulstercountyny #hudsonvalleymuseums

Put on your finest coat and head down to the Reher Center for hot bread and warm conversations on today's Past, Present,...
11/09/2019

Put on your finest coat and head down to the Reher Center for hot bread and warm conversations on today's Past, Present, Future Tours of Reher's Bakery at 2 PM and 4 PM! Tickets and meeting in the Reher Center Gallery, through the Spring Street courtyard and up one flight. This photo shows Elsie, the youngest of the Reher daughters, standing alongside the bakery's side windows on Spring Street, which have since been bricked in. Behind her, you can see 100 Broadway, an address that no longer exists. This building, along with the other homes and businesses on the east side of Lower Broadway, was torn down as part of Urban Renewal in the late 1960s.

How do you like to make new friends? Dinner and dancing? A tour and discussion? A book club? How about volunteering at a...
11/04/2019

How do you like to make new friends? Dinner and dancing? A tour and discussion? A book club? How about volunteering at a food pantry? The Reher Center has got something for everyone to come out and enjoy this month! Thanks especially to our amazing partners at Ulster County Italian American Foundation and @CatholicCharitiesNY For details tune in to Radio Kingston and sign up for our Breadcrumbs newsletter at ReherCenter.org! @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Come learn about the past and plans for the future of the Rondout neighborhood tomorrow! The city will share its plans f...
10/25/2019
BAKERY TOURS

Come learn about the past and plans for the future of the Rondout neighborhood tomorrow! The city will share its plans for Weaving the Waterfront tomorrow, October 26th from 11-4. Be sure to make your way up the hill for one of the Reher Center's Past, Present, Future of Reher's Bakery tours, which begin at 2 PM and 4 PM. https://www.rehercenter.org/bakery-tours/
Entry and tickets through the entrance on Spring Street, through the courtyard and up one flight.

https://www.kingston-ny.gov/weavingthewaterfront

Voces, an exhibit celebrating 15 years of Spanish language media in the Hudson Valley today at the Reher Center Gallery ...
10/19/2019

Voces, an exhibit celebrating 15 years of Spanish language media in the Hudson Valley today at the Reher Center Gallery @12-5 PM! And Bakery tours today at 2 and 4. Warm smiles and warm bread await you! (Photo of the proud parents of @marielfiorilavoz, host of La Voz on @radiokingstonny at the Voces Opening reception!)

Join us tomorrow night at 5:30-7 PM at the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History Gallery to discuss "Canned: Th...
10/15/2019

Join us tomorrow night at 5:30-7 PM at the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History Gallery to discuss "Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry" by Anna Zeide. Whether you have read the book or not, join us! We'll discuss where our food comes from and how our tastes and expectations about what's for dinner have changed over time and place. This conversation will be facilitated by Sara B. Franklin and a special guest will be calling in as well: Jen Vos, a student who researched the history of packaged food that was sold in Reher's Bakery.

Jen's research was part of a class project last Fall 2018 spearheaded by Cindy Falk, professor at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. Students closely examined the few photographs the Reher Center has found of the interior of the retail shop and wrote a detailed report identifying the foods depicted and offering their conclusions about the significance of these foods to the Reher family and their Rondout customers in the mid-twentieth century as well as instructions for how to recreate them for our museum. We are so grateful to our many education program partners! Stay tuned for profiles of some of the other amazing projects local classes and students are undertaking with us in the weeks to come.

Looking for adventures this weekend? Or planning to escape the throngs in town and looking to curl up with a good book? ...
10/12/2019

Looking for adventures this weekend? Or planning to escape the throngs in town and looking to curl up with a good book? Reher Center has you covered! Voces, a multimedia show by @latinxproject and @lavozhudsonvalley celebrating 15 years of resilience in Spanish language media, is open in our gallery today 12-5, and stay for a Bakery Tour at 2 and 4...or swipe to see our reccs for weekend reading, now on display for easy pick-up (and discount) at @roughdraftny . The next Chew on This Food Book Club facilitated by @sarabfranklin meets this Wednesday at 5:30 at Reher! @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Come on down to Reher! An amazing team put Voces together  and we have papusas and horchata for all!
10/05/2019

Come on down to Reher! An amazing team put Voces together and we have papusas and horchata for all!

Opening of Voces. Concert at 9.
10/05/2019

Opening of Voces. Concert at 9.

How do you turn over an exhibition space? With a brilliant team of curators and a good dose of late night silliness! Cou...
10/04/2019

How do you turn over an exhibition space? With a brilliant team of curators and a good dose of late night silliness! Couldn't be more excited for the opening of Voces: 15 Years of Resilience through the Lens of Journalism in Spanish! Opening is tomorrow at 5-9 PM at the Reher Center Gallery! From 8-9 PM, as a special treat, we will have a concert of Argentinian folk music and Tango performed by Elie Massias and Liz Fiori who hail from across the Spanish-speaking world! Many many thanks to Arts Mid-Hudson and Latinxproject for funding and co-curating this season of exhibitions at the Reher Center and especially Susie Ximenez, Mariel Fiori and everyone at Radio Kingston for this show, which will be our last of the season!

A huge thank you to all who came out to support the Reher Center and made last night's Deli Dinner a huge success! Espec...
10/04/2019

A huge thank you to all who came out to support the Reher Center and made last night's Deli Dinner a huge success! Especially to Lew Kirschner and Amy Kirschner, our caterers-extraordinaires; and to Barbara Connelly Cohen, the master planner behind this event for four years running as well as Geoff Miller and the Barbaras-in-crime, Barbara Cohen Blas and Barbara Mansfield who were so integral behind-the-scenes! The leftovers were donated today to Catholic Charities and People's Place; thanks as well to those who underwrote those donations!

Everyone around here is psyched for tomorrow night’s Deli Dinner!! It’s not too late to reserve your ticket or just walk...
10/02/2019

Everyone around here is psyched for tomorrow night’s Deli Dinner!! It’s not too late to reserve your ticket or just walk up with a big appetite tomorrow at the Fair Street Church from 4:30-7:30 pm. Each meal is $30 and benefits Reher Center programming!

It’s a gorgeous day to help out with the rice harvest at Ever-Growing Family Farm! Stop by before or after your tour at ...
09/28/2019

It’s a gorgeous day to help out with the rice harvest at Ever-Growing Family Farm! Stop by before or after your tour at Reher’s Bakery (today at 2 and 4) to lend a hand and meet an immigrant family who have brought their food traditions to Ulster Park today! Also the last day to see Bajo La Misma Luna at the Gallery, today 12-5 pm! @ Ever-Growing Family Farm

Ever-Growing Family Farm
09/27/2019

Ever-Growing Family Farm

Community rice harvest festival September 28. Join us 10 to 5. Weather permitting

It was an all-around stand-up weekend at the Reher Center! Friday night we had a standing room only crowd for LoraLee Es...
09/23/2019

It was an all-around stand-up weekend at the Reher Center! Friday night we had a standing room only crowd for LoraLee Escobelli's film La Transazione-The Transaction, a screening hosted in partnership with the Ulster County Italian American Foundation. Special shout-out to the late night clean-up crew! Then Saturday during Art Walk Kingston more than 50 visitors saw Bajo La Misma Luna, the important show on display in our gallery through September by Adelante Student Voices and curated by #Latinxproject To top it all off, Patricia Brakman baked us fresh bread for our bakery tours. On the 2 PM tour, the Reis sisters shared amazing stories and even discovered their family name on the Sunday List! Thanks to all of you who made the Reher Center come alive!! #kingstonny #immigrant Kingston #kingstonwaterfront #rondout @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Reher Center volunteers are seriously the best!! Here is one of our newest! Elie Massias is not only an amazing Jazz and...
09/19/2019

Reher Center volunteers are seriously the best!! Here is one of our newest! Elie Massias is not only an amazing Jazz and Flamenco guitarist (check out elliemassias.com and stay tuned for his performance at the Reher next month!) but also an awfully careful carpenter. Thank you Ellie for securing our Gallery floorboards in time for tomorrow’s screening of La Transazione! La Transazione-The Transaction sponsored by the Ulster County Italian American Foundation RSVP to [email protected] to get on a mini-tour or come for the screening and nosh from Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar at 7 PM at the Reher Center Gallery! #welovevolunteers #gettingitdone #kingstonny #immigrantkingston @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

From Lizzo's "Truth Hurts"... “I just took a DNA test, turns out…” well, the gist of the song lyric is "I define who I a...
09/17/2019

From Lizzo's "Truth Hurts"... “I just took a DNA test, turns out…” well, the gist of the song lyric is "I define who I am – not my DNA." But, if you take a DNA test, are you the only one determining your identity? Let's talk Kingston! Tomorrow night in the Reher Gallery (entrance on Spring St.) at 7:30 join Kemp Battle and Folk Arts at Arts Mid-Hudson's Elinor Levy for a deep dive.

Bajo La Misma Luna, curated by Latinxproject, is on view at the Reher Center Gallery today, Saturday 21st and Saturday S...
09/14/2019

Bajo La Misma Luna, curated by Latinxproject, is on view at the Reher Center Gallery today, Saturday 21st and Saturday September 28th from 12 til 5 PM and Sundays by appointment. This is a brilliant show of artworks by local immigrant students who were asked to make art in response to the question, "What they want the world to know about them? What they've experienced, the things they love, their challenges, hopes," according to Roberto, one of the program's leaders. Come listen to their voices to learn their perspectives!

09/13/2019

The Reher Center wishes to acknowledge the late State Senator William J. Larkin, who passed away on August 31st, 2019, for providing us with our first major grant towards the restoration of our building in 2008. If it was not for his early recognition of the value of this project, we would not have been able to stabilize the structure and open to the public.

You do not want to miss this show! Adelante students have so much to teach us all. Thank you @latinxproject and @adelant...
09/07/2019

You do not want to miss this show! Adelante students have so much to teach us all. Thank you @latinxproject and @adelantestudents !! Can’t wait for tonight’s #kingstonfirstsaturday opening reception here at 5:00 #rondoutkingston #vassarcollege #kingstonny #kingstonhappenings #immigrantstories

Very excited to host Latinxproject exhibition of Adelante Student Voices work this Saturday evening at the Reher Center!...
09/03/2019

Very excited to host Latinxproject exhibition of Adelante Student Voices work this Saturday evening at the Reher Center! Please join us for an opening reception from 5-8 PM on Saturday, September 7th!

Adelante Student Voices is excited to partner with the Latinx Project for our upcoming art exhibition in Kingston, NY on September 7th! We hope to see you all there! We will have refreshments.

En esta exhibición con Latinx Project, estamos muy emocionados por presentar las obras de arte de los estudiantes que han participado en nuestro programa de verano durante los últimos tres años. Ofreceremos una cena ligera.

Thank you, Anonymous, for the new chair from our Wish List (https://www.rehercenter.org/wishlist/)! Check out the link t...
08/30/2019

Thank you, Anonymous, for the new chair from our Wish List (https://www.rehercenter.org/wishlist/)! Check out the link to our wishlist if you'd like to hook us up with another chair, or donate.

We are thrilled to announce that this Fall the Reher Center will present "Chew on This" A Food Book Club, facilitated by...
08/27/2019
Kingston Library

We are thrilled to announce that this Fall the Reher Center will present "Chew on This" A Food Book Club, facilitated by Sara B. Franklin, wine sponsored by the Kingston Wine Co., and hosted at the Reher Center Gallery! Take a look at the line-up and register for one or more sessions on our website! https://www.rehercenter.org/chew-on-this/ Pick up your copies of the books from our partners. Borrow them for free from the Kingston Library or purchase them at Rough Draft Bar & Books, which is generously offering a 10% discount on these four titles. Many thank to Aaron Rezny for the gorgeous photographs below!

We are SO looking forward to Chew on This: A Food Book Club at the Reher Center! Join renowned food writer Sara B. Franklin https://www.sarabfranklin.com/ at the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History for a monthly book club series this Fall to explore the historic and contemporary relationship between immigration, food, and community. All titles are available to borrow from Kingston Library and for purchase at a 10% discount at Rough Draft Bar & Books

Celebrating African-American history of the Rondout, who did we meet sitting on the Reher family’s stoop? Chuck Jackson ...
08/25/2019

Celebrating African-American history of the Rondout, who did we meet sitting on the Reher family’s stoop? Chuck Jackson and Dennis Mosley! Both grew up in the neighborhood and Chuck even worked for Reher’s Bakery! Can’t wait to hear more of their stories!!

Many thanks to all who came out for last night’s screening of @hyphenfilm at the Reher Center!! Come back again soon @ri...
08/25/2019

Many thanks to all who came out for last night’s screening of @hyphenfilm at the Reher Center!! Come back again soon @riaservellon! Thanks so much for sharing your film, your story, and your perspectives with us on your identities as an artist, a daughter of immigrants, a Latinx; a Bostonian, and so much more! @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Setting up for @hyphenfilm with Maria Servellon @riaservellon and Susie Ximenez @latinxproject for tonight’s screening! ...
08/24/2019

Setting up for @hyphenfilm with Maria Servellon @riaservellon and Susie Ximenez @latinxproject for tonight’s screening! Come on by! Popcorn and conversation for all!!!

Former Reher’s Bakery customer Bill Boyle and his wife Mary came for a tour of Reher’s Bakery last month. Who knows who ...
08/24/2019

Former Reher’s Bakery customer Bill Boyle and his wife Mary came for a tour of Reher’s Bakery last month. Who knows who we might meet on today’s tours! Come join us at 2 and 4 to find out!

At Reher’s Bakery, every family member had a unique job in the business, but at Ever-Growing Family Farm they like to mi...
08/18/2019

At Reher’s Bakery, every family member had a unique job in the business, but at Ever-Growing Family Farm they like to mix things up and take on different tasks. Come learn how else these immigrant-run family businesses compare! Starting now at the Reher Center Gallery!

If you’ve ever been to a Reher Center opening, chances are you’ve tasted Graziano’s cooking! Come taste more and hear hi...
08/12/2019

If you’ve ever been to a Reher Center opening, chances are you’ve tasted Graziano’s cooking! Come taste more and hear him and three other local restaurateurs describe the cultural significance of dishes on their menus and how they’ve adapted recipes for the Kingstonian palate. Free! 7 PM at the Reher Center Gallery

#peacenationcafe #kingstonny #kingstonhappenings #rubymaesoulfood

Drive on over to the Reher Center for a tour at 4 pm to return to the time when all the cars looked like this one!
08/10/2019

Drive on over to the Reher Center for a tour at 4 pm to return to the time when all the cars looked like this one!

08/02/2019
Ulster County Tourism, NY

Ulster County Tourism, NY

If you haven't visited Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, plan a trip to the Kingston waterfront this weekend and take a tour to hear incredible stories of Kingston's cultural and culinary history. Tours are Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

#seekforyourself

Last week the Reher Center hosted students from the Rondout Neighborhood Center's Read and Write Program participated in...
08/02/2019

Last week the Reher Center hosted students from the Rondout Neighborhood Center's Read and Write Program participated in our first Education program pilot! They got to shape dough in our oven room, interview Abibou, a contemporary immigrant kid who talked about his family's Ever-Growing Family Farm, propose a design as city planners, and create "Recipes of Ourselves!" See the students' artwork on display at the Reher Center's First Saturday opening tomorrow, 5-8 PM in the Reher Center Gallery! Thanks to the City of Kingston for partially funding this program through Participatory Budget Allocation. Photo credit: Veronica Fassbender

Prepping for tonight’s screening and discussion of Confessions of a Quadroon with Director Barry Mayo and the film’s sub...
07/20/2019

Prepping for tonight’s screening and discussion of Confessions of a Quadroon with Director Barry Mayo and the film’s subject, spoken word artist Maya Osborne (seated far right). Tonight at 6 at the (air conditioned) Reher Center Gallery! Come to listen and discuss race, the labels and identities we choose and do not choose, and all the the spaces between!

Grocery Shopping today? While you’re out, join us for a tour of the past, present and future of Reher’s Bakery to learn ...
07/13/2019

Grocery Shopping today? While you’re out, join us for a tour of the past, present and future of Reher’s Bakery to learn how this family-run bakery and grocery supported Kingston’s Rondout community in the mid-20th Century. Tours at 2 and 4. 101 Broadway, Kingston Enter through the Spring Street Courtyard. #immigrantkingston #hudsonvalleyhappenings #kingstonnytourism #kingstonny #hudsonvalleyeats

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