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Friday, December 14, 2018

The “Arts Brunch,” now in its third year, will present a program on Sunday, December 3. Funded in part by a grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, this is the second program of this season. The topic is “The Borsht Belt” and will be presented by well-known historical speaker Marty Schneit. Schneit has lectured at the New York Public Library, the 92nd Street Y and many Jewish and non-profit organizations. In this upcoming talk, he will discuss the many hotels of the Catskills, including Grossingers, Concord, Kutchers, Nevele, etc. He will highlight the many comedians who got their start up there: Red Buttons, George Burns, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman, Milton Berle, and more. Of course, the nostalgic account will also discuss the decline of the Borscht Belt, and what remains today. A light bagel brunch buffet will be served. The cost is $8 ($5 for Y members). Reservations must be made in advance by calling Marcy Fox, senior adult director (x34), or Jani Jonas, assistant executive director, at (x19). The Y is located at 501 Green Lane in Union and the phone number is 908-289-8112.