New York Cocktail Tour - a History Lesson
Downtown Cocktail Hour
Monica Valley is a media designer and an art historian, specializing in later twentieth century art. A popular teacher in New York museums and galleries, she is currently pursuing doctoral studies focusing on the early work of Robert Rauschenberg. Monica has programmed and led art study tours to India, Italy and Portugal, and is fluent in Portuguese.
A former Latin teacher, Diana traded in the classical world for classic cocktails after she earned a master’s degree from NYU in Food Studies. She is the co-founder of Night Owl Hospitality, a cocktail catering company on the Jersey Shore, where she also runs a whiskey club. This autumn, Diana returns to NYU to teach a graduate class on the history, culture, and politics of drinking. An avid traveler, Diana aims to visit a total of 50 different countries by the time she is 50.
Lizzy Saxe is a food writer whose work has appeared on Forbes, Vice, and Literary Hub. She is a ravenous eater, a voracious reader, and her curiosity and excitement for a good story knows no bounds. She holds a Masters degree in Food Studies from New York University, where she studied concepts of mythmaking and how we talk about food. She also works on events at The Tenement Museum, has done everything from docent work to research to social media for The Museum of Food and Drink, and was the Editorial Director at a food and travel startup called Dorsia.io. You can find her written work at www.thegirlwiththegarlictattoo.com.
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