Mikveh/Erica Jong for Mother's Day, NYC
It's on our calendar, but just in case you missed it: Sunday, May 11, 2:30pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage Mother's Day double bill: A conversation between Erika Jong and Molly Jong-Fast, followed by the all-women, all-star klezmer band, Mikveh.
In celebration of Mother's Day, the Museum presents an afternoon of music and conversation honoring mothers. The author Erika Jong and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast explore the pleasures and perils of being engaged in the same all-consuming occupation. Erika Jong's book Fear of Flying redefined the feminist novel. Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters tells the story of four generations of remarkable Jewish women. Molly Jong-Fast's Normal Girl has received wide critical acclaim. After a brief intermission the women's all-star klezmer band Mikveh will take the stage for a concert performance. Five of the top musicians in the international klezmer scene (Lauren Brody, accordion; Pam Fleming, trumpet; Nicki Parrott, double bass; Adrienne Cooper, vocals; and Alicia Svigals, violin) come together to create music that captures the spirit of Jewish women. Combining both historical and new Yiddish and English songs with ecstatic klezmer melodies, Mikveh presents Jewish music as seen through the prism of women's lives. Tickets 15$ general; 12$ students, seniors and members; advance tickets recommended: call 212-945-0039 to reserve your tickets. Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 18 First Place Battery Park City New York, NY 10004-1484 General Museum Information (212) 509-6130