Elaine’s Extras

As 2016 winds down, the book continues to rekindle good memories and make new friends at every stop. I’m looking forward to next bringing the Red Apple to Jacksonville, FL. The kid from Southfields, NY is finally seeing the U.S.A.! Lindenblatt_final_sketchYou can meet author Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, hear some wonderful Red Apple recollections, and purchase a personally signed book at the various locations listed below. Check back often, as the list is updated.


Sun., Dec. 4, 2:00 pm: Federation’s Shalom Jacksonville & River Garden Senior Services, Jacksonville, FL. Info: 904-448-5000, x206.


Sun., Jan. 8, 9:00 am: New Year’s Brunch, Temple Beth El, Closter, NJ. Info: 201-768-5112.

Wed., Jan. 25, 7:00 pm: Valley Cottage Free Library, Valley Cottage, NY. Info: 845-268-7700.

Sat., Feb. 4, 2:00 pm: Goshen Historical Society & Friends of the Library, Goshen, NY. Info: 845-774-5463.

Mon., Feb. 6, 11:15 am: Senior Center, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ. Info: 201-408-1451.

Mon., Feb. 27, 10:00 am: Women’s Club, Boca Woods, Boca Raton, FL. Info: 561-922-6894.

Tues., Feb. 28, 10:00 am: Hadassah Annual Author Event, Boca West, Boca Raton, FL. Info: 561-392-1658.

Wed., March 1, 10:00 am: Jewish Heritage Club, The Grove, Delray Beach, FL. Info: 561-734-9460.

Fri., March 3, 7:30 pm: Jewish Culture Club. Villaggio, Lake Worth, FL. Info: 561-967-6814.

Fri., March 17, 8:45 pm: Temple Beth Torah, Melville, NY. Info: 631-643-1200.

Mon., March 27, 1:15 pm: Woman’s Club of Suffern, Suffern Free Library, Suffern, NY. Info: 845-357-6070.

Thurs., April 27, 1:00 pm: Brandeis National Committee at Clearbrook, Monroe Township, NJ. Info: 609-655-4619.

Mon., May 8, 2:00 pm: Women’s Club, Suffolk Y JCC, Commack, NY. Info: 631-462-5564.

If you would like to book Elaine for a speaking engagement, she can be reached directly at StopAtTheRedApple@gmail.com or through SUNY Press at (518) 472.5000



“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.”