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Did You Know: The Red Apple Rest, 50 Years on Rt 17

Here’s the week at a glance
at the Nyack Library.


  • Shakespeare discussion Group, 4p
  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p


  • Local History Room Open Hours, 10a – 12p
  • Fiction Writers Workshop – New members welcome, 11a


Stop at the Red Apple Rest, Registration required, 7p


  • Mad About Books too! (ages 5 – 8), Registration required, 4:30p
  • Battle of the Books Prep, Registration required, 6p
  • Tea, Terroir & Steep Times, Registration required, 7p


  • Seed Exchange Open Hours,
    10a – 2p
  • Sensory Storytime, Registration required, 11a


Summer Hours Begin

Red Apple RestBefore there was a New York State Thruway, there was the Red Apple Rest restaurant, a popular stopping point for New Yorkers travelling to the Catskills on NYS Route 17.  On Wed author Elaine Freed Lindenblatt will be at the Nyack Library to tell the inside story of her father’s colorful eatery. Take a 50-year armchair ride back along NY Route 17 and learn what it was like to grow up in a round-the-clock family business that served over a million customers in 1965. Elaine’s book, Stop at the Red Apple ,will be available for sale and signing.
Elaine Freed Lindenblatt is the daughter of Reuben Freed, a Russian immigrant who turned his roadside stop into the celebrated Red Apple Rest. Elaine is an editor and writer whose essays and articles–on topics ranging from slice-of-life to the Holocaust–are widely published in Hudson Valley newspapers.  She calls her book Stop at the Red Apple “the story I had to tell.”  Registration is required.

Tea, Terroir & Steep Times, Thur at 7p

A closer look into a cup of tea and perfecting that summer iced tea and tea cocktail will be presented by Teagevity.  Registration is required.

Have a question or a fun fact you want to know? We’re looking for suggestions for our weekly Did You Know fact. Write to info@NyackNewsAndViews with your suggestions.
Did You Know comes to you each Monday on NyackNewAndViews, sponsored by the Nyack Library.

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