New York Entertains


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From the Publisher:

Menus for every season and occasion, comprising recipes drawn from the many cuisines of New York City's ethnic neighborhoods and using authentic ingredients.

About the Author:

The Junior League of the City of New York is the oldest Junior League in existence. In 1901, 19-year-old Barnard College student Mary Harriman, along with nine of her friends, established the New York Junior League, under the name the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements. The mission of that original group was that each year their group of young women will organize to contribute to the community. 80 young women joined the first year, eager to expand their own lives by becoming involved in improving social conditions in their city.  The first beneficiaries of the Junior League were residents of the New York College Settlement on the Lower East Side. 

In 1903, Eleanor Roosevelt joined the group at the age of 19. Her volunteer activities include serving as a dance teacher for young girls living in a Lower East Side settlement house. To make sure that those around her are aware of the difficult conditions endured by settlement house residents, she invites her future husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt to accompany her to settlement houses where she volunteered. Both credited the NYJL for their social involvement work on a national scale.

The NYJL have been involved in multitudes of projects, including purchasing and operating a safe apartment building for young working women in 1911, active participation in the suffrage movement, baby shelters, libraries, social support throughout the Depression and both World Wars, and advocacy for women, immigrants, and children's issues in New York state and beyond.

Release Date: 1974
Condition: Good, bent cover corners, marking on front and back covers, inscribed by previous owner, moisture damage on page sides, spots on pages.