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May 25 2024


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm



Catskills Film Premiere and Historic Marker Dedication!

Join the Borscht Belt Historical Marker Projectand its partners for the Catskills premiere of THE CATSKILLS, a new film by Lex Gillespie.

The evening begins at Landau’s Park in South Fallsburg, NY where we’ll dedicate our 5th historic marker to honor the town of South Fallsburg. Food will be available to purchase from the Borscht Belt Deli. The dedication will follow the Catskills premiere of the documentary The Catskills at the historic Rivoli Theater.

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Historic Marker Dedication with the Borscht Belt Deli at Landau’s Park, 3 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Film screening of THE CATSKILLS with Q&A to follow at the Rivoli Theater, 5243 Main Street, South Fallsburg, NY 12779.

The dedication at Landau Park is free and open to the public.

The film is 10.38 for admission. Purchase tickets here

*All proceeds will support the efforts of the Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project.

ABOUT THE BORSCHT BELT HISTORICAL MARKER PROJECT: We are a group of locals, artists & historians dedicated to commemorating the history of the Borscht Belt, a celebrated era in American Jewish life, American culture and Catskill history. Follow along as we create a historic marker trail (and more) in the Catskills!

ABOUT THE CATSKILLS (FILM): With a trove of lost-and-found archival footage and a cast of characters endowed with the gift of gab, The Catskills journeys into the storied mountain getaway north of New York City that served as refuge for Jewish immigrants fleeing poverty as well as a lavish playground for affluent Jewish families. As bungalow colony proprietors, guests, waiters, comedians, hoteliers, and beauticians share colorful tales of Catskill farms, boarding houses, and luxury resorts, they paint a picture of vibrant American Jewish life and culture in the 20th century.

With gratitude to our partners : Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Sullivan County Historian John Conway, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, the Town of Fallsburg, Borscht Belt Deli, YesterYear Wear, Sullivan County Visitors Association, Sullivan County Historical Society, Delaware Valley Artists Alliance, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer County and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.


5243 Main St, South Fallsburg, NY 12779
Rivoli Theatre


Arts for Sullivan Regrant Recipient
Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project


Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project

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