Lexington Candy: We Wrote the Book

11 May 2019
5:00 pm
The Gallery
Town Stages
221 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Students at NYC’s Townsend Harris High School aren’t just learning about cultural history—they’re writing a book on it. Through an initiative supported by PEN America, Brian Sweeney’s sophomore English class decided to focus their studies on how immigrants shape New York’s legacy of legendary, delicious, and innovative food. Join us as Townsend Harris students read from their century-deep history of Lexington Candy, an immigrant family-run UES mainstay, and discuss the experience of researching the city’s immigrant culinary entrepreneurs. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion, which will explore how writing can help preserve NYC’s globally-sourced gastronomic treasures. Hosted by David Kurlander.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Presented with the PEN America Writers in Schools Committee.

Space at Town Stages is sponsored in part by Sokoloff Arts.


David Kurlander
Brian Sweeney
Antonella Abreu
Nikki Ng
Samantha Sestak
Daniela Zavlun
Ifeoluwa Adedokun
Nicole Asiryan
Bushra Islam

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