Talks and Book Signings

Elaine’s Extras

Since the book’s publication, I’ve learned that my unique story is only one of many: readers, either in person at my book talks or by email, continue to tell me their wonderful Red Apple experiences. Do you have a story you’d like to share? Send it to me at


Sun., Aug. 26, 2 pm: Annual Festival Day, Liberty Historical Society, Liberty, NY.  Info: 845-292-2394.  

Sat., Sept. 15, 3 pm: Brandywine Senior Living, Mahwah, NJ. Info: 201-800-8070.

Sun., Sept. 16, 11 am: Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey, Fair Lawn, NJ. Info: 201-300-6590.

Thurs., Sept. 27, 12:30 pm: Adult Forum at Cong. B’nai Israel, Millburn, NJ. Info: 973-379-3811.

Thurs., Oct. 11, 6:30 pm: Greenwood Lake Public Library, Greenwood Lake, NY. Info: 845-477-8377.

Wed., Oct. 17, 11 am: Older Adults Program, Metro West JCC, Whippany, NJ. Info: 973-929-2917.

Sat., Nov. 3, 2 pm: Woodbury Historical Society, Senior Center, Highland Mills, NY. Info: 845-928-6770.

Sun., Nov. 18, 2 pm: Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum, New York, NY. Info: 212-431-1619.

Thurs., Dec. 20, 10:30 am: Weisman Community Center, Delray Beach, FL. Info: 561-558-2149.

Thurs., Dec. 20, 1:30 pm: Brandeis Trails of Delray Beach Ch., Delray Beach, FL. Info: 561-638-3740


Thurs., Jan. 24, 11:15 pm: JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, NJ. Info: 908-889-8800.

Tues., Feb. 12, 2:30 pm: Greetings from the Catskills, Levis JCC, Boca Raton, FL. Info: 561-558-2541.

Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 pm: Edgewater at Boca Pointe, Boca Raton, FL. Info: 561-368-7548.

Tues., March 19, 7 pm: Valencia Cove Chavurah, Boynton Beach, FL. Info: 561-532-4611.

Mon., April 8, 12:30 pm: Senior Center, MetroWest JCC, West Orange, NJ. Info: 973-530-3448.

Tues., July 16, 2019, 11 am: REAP at JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ. Info: 201-487-0676.

Sun., Oct. 13, 2 pm: Time & the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, NY. Info: 845-985-7700.

Tues., Dec. 17, 7 pm: The Club at Boca Pointe, Boca Raton, FL. Info: 561-864-8517.

Thurs., Dec. 19, 9:15 am: Lakeridge Greens Jewish Heritage Club, Boynton Beach, FL. Info: 561-735-3177.

Thurs., Dec. 19, 7 pm: Four Seasons at Delray Beach, Delray Beach, FL. Info: 866-378-1099.

Mon., Dec. 23, 7:30 pm: Stratford Court at Boca Pointe, Boca Raton, FL. Info: 561-392-5940.


If you’d like to book Elaine for an illustrated talk, contact her at


“I want to pay you a compliment. You are a real pro–articulate, enthusiastic, and comfortable in front of an audience. We really enjoyed your story and that of your father who was the consummate promoter. No job too big or small. That’s the secret to success. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.” –Linda Forgosh, Executive Director & Curator, Jewish Historical Society of NJ, Greater Metro West

“49 people are still singing your praises! You are terrific and sooo interesting. Your presentation is the best! Thank you so very much.” –Naomi Altschul, Englewood & Cliffs Chapter, ORT America

“I bought the book and I am in heaven. You are a terrific writer—I am so impressed. I love this genre: I am a Catskill summer girl and we have so many dear memories (met my Marty there) but yours are quite special, of course! In 1956 we stayed in Brown’s Cottages bungalow colony and met a lovely couple who became my adopted grandparents. They drove up from Brooklyn to the Rest regularly all year round just for the coffee. Thanks again for this wonderful book.”  –Esther Ingber

“Thank you for coming to talk about your book at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. I was very affected by the manner in which you shared your family’s story, particularly when you described your father. You made us fall in love with Reuben Freed. My family always stopped at the Red Apple on our way up to Monticello. Life was carefree and the family was whole. It was a wonderful period in our lives. Your stop was utter joy. I wanted to talk with you afterwards but I felt a bit emotional. I was just telling my friend about the evening and maybe he can attend one of your events.” –Ronnie    “P.S.-I sat in the first row and had just the best time!”

“We recently had Elaine Lindenblatt give a talk about her newly-released book, “Stop At the Red Apple” at the Orangeburg Library in Orangeburg, NY. The subject matter attracted many people who had fond memories of stopping at this landmark eatery. Elaine is a delightful and entertaining speaker. Her slide show and heart-warming story of growing up in this era brought a round of applause and made for a lot of reminiscing afterwards. We had 48 in attendance which is a large group for this library. Everyone who filled out the evaluation gave her an “EXCELLENT” rating.” – Lynne Warshavsky, Events Coordinator

Audience Comments:

“Thank you for the excellent lecture and wonderful walk down memory lane. The history was fascinating to hear and answered so many questions.”
“Never having visited the Red Apple, I felt like I was there.”
“Excellent to hear about a place that I stopped at every summer from age 12.”
“What can I say? It was great!”
“Brought me back to my childhood days. Thanks.”
“The speaker had a wonderful sense of humor.”
“After Elaine’s talk, I can’t wait to read the book.”