The best way to honor your mom?
Bet you can't compete with Mark Goldman.
We can’t all honor our mothers as spectacularly as Mark Goldman has done in Tillie: A New York City Girl, 1906-2001, but we can all enjoy the marvelous tale he has woven based on Tillie’s life growing up in mid-century New York City – living on Riverside Drive, playing in Central Park, accompanying her father to work in the Garment District in a Willys Jeep, becoming involved in the Spanish Civil War…a colorful facet of the Jewish immigrant experience through the eyes of a fierce woman.
Lushly illustrated with found family photographs, this memoir by award-winning author and historian Mark Goldman is a feast for the eyes and will speak to your soul.
Although not officially part of the 53rd Annual JCC Book & Arts Fair, the launch of Tillie on at the JCC on the day after Mother’s Day is certainly in the spirit of this notable event. (See more on the JCC Book & Arts Fair below)
Join us on Monday, May 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (Holland Building, 787 Delaware Ave.) for an entertaining talk by Mark Goldman on his experience growing up with Tillie and his father, Charlie, in New York City, how he made his way to Buffalo, and why he wrote his mother’s memoir. Light refreshments, excellent entertainment by pianist Patty Corrin (a friend of Tillie's who "plays the songs of Tillie's era in a way that she would like") and plenty of books to have signed.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to share this event with your friends, visit the Facebook event page.