I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Where-To-Go Wednesday - City Reliquary

What: City Reliquary

Where: 370 Metropolitan Ave.
             Brooklyn, NY

Who: All ages

The City Reliquary is a quirky little museum located in the middle of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. It is a quintessentially New York City museum and celebrates everything about the City and its history. Permanent exhibits include ones on baseball icon, Jackie Robinson, the 1964 World's fair, and New York City landmark buildings. There is also a whole collection of various depictions of the Statue of Liberty. On display, you can find a jar of NYC subway rail dust, a Tom Seaver bobblehead, a collection of seltzer bottles and so much more. The museum is not very large in size but it is overflowing with interesting objects and artifacts related to New York City and its history.

The museum also features a rotating series of special exhibits. The current special exhibit, The Call of Candy, focuses on New York City's history in relation to the manufacture of candy. It is surprising how many candy manufacturers were and/or are located in New York including manufacturers of chocolate, chewing gum, hot cocoa, and more.  They range from well-known brands like Bazooka and Chiclets to lesser and/or now-defunct brands like Runkels and Huyler. The exhibit includes candy molds, various tins and other packaging for different candy brands, old Bazooka Joe comics, and more. It's quite comprehensive and absorbing although if you are a big fan of candy it might make you hungry for some.

The City Reliquary is open Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The cost is $7 per person, $5 for seniors, students, and educators. Children under 12 and employees of all museums foreign or domestic are admitted free although museum employees must show ID to receive free entry. Discounts are available for groups. Private tours are available as well but only outside normal operating hours. Tickets can only be purchased in person. They are not available online. For more information, visit www.cityreliquary.org/museum

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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