If you have ever stopped at the Red Apple Rest, the landmark restaurant is about to return the favor. Author Elaine Freed Lindenblatt will be at the Warwick Historical Society’s A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick, on Thurs., Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. with the inside story of her father’s colorful eatery.
Take a 50-year armchair ride back through time along Rte. 17 and learn what is was like to grow up in a round-the-clock family business that served over one million customers annually.
It seems that everybody who has ever stopped at the Red Apple has a story. Here we have The story: the restaurant’s shaky beginnings during the Great Depression, it’s unlikely proprietor, and its colorful and bumpy trip through the decades. It is an only-in-America success story of a man, a family and a business that could be told only by someone who lived it—and Ms. Lindenblatt did.
Elaine Freed Lindenblatt is a 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—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.”
There is no cost for students and members of the Warwick, Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Drowned Lands Historical Societies. Admission is $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds directly support the Warwick Historical Society.
Reservations not required but are appreciated. To make a reservation call 986-3236, ext. 101.
For more information or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, call 986-3236, ext 101 or visit www.whsny.org.