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Brunch at Knickerbocker & Forbes Galleries- Jewelry in the Space Age


















Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Greenwich village, is a neighborhood favorite. Established in 1977, its popularity has grown over the years, due to its moderate prices and large portions.

Its wood paneled walls sport a wonderful collection of memorabilia with a New York state of mind. Pieces range from rare turn of the century posters to original caricatures by Al Hirschfield. Large leather booths line the walls and brass rails accent the 100 year old marble bar, where Charles Lindbergh signed his contract to fly across the Atlantic.

Knickerbocker is known for its great Jazz and its 28 oz. T- Bone Steaks, and is a favorite among many celebrities. In recent articles, F. Murray Abraham and Ben Stiller mentioned it as among their favorite. Rachel Ray, from The Food network, has on several occasions praised our Shrimp Cocktail, Creamed Spinach and of course our T- Bone Steaks. Other frequent celebrities include Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Richard Gere, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jane Curtain and Paul Sorvino, cast and crew of  "The Good Wife."



Knickerbocker Bar & Grill - 12:30pm SHARP!

33 University Pl (bet. 8th St & 9th St)



***Please bring small bills (1's, 5's, 10's) to help facilitate payment. We will be getting 3 checks, with 4 people on each check.

Please do not only bring a $20 bill hoping for change, it just doesn't work.




The Forbes Galleries  - 2:45pm tour

62 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)


Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age - Depictions of bodies in outer space have appeared in jewelry since ancient times. The influence of the space race beginning in the late 1950s had a major impact on jewelry design and continues to do so today.

Tampa Necklace. Van Cleef & Arpels






This exhibition will trace space images in jewelry from the Georgian period through today and will include fine and costume jewelry from the 1960s through the present, jewelry being made by contemporary studio artists influenced by space, jewelry made from materials created by NASA for space exploration, jewelry with materials that came from space and jewelry flown in space by astronauts and more.

The purpose of this exhibition is to document how the history of space exploration has been reflected in our popular culture through both fine and non-precious jewelry and to showcase the beautiful and whimsical jewels that are being crafted today as jewelers continue to ponder the mysteries of the universe.

***Fortunately, we will be given a tour by the curator of the exhibit, Elyse Zorn Karlin, who is also the Co-Director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts.


If we have time, there is another new exhibit at the gallery:





This exhibition features the poetry of Robert Forbes and the drawings of Ronald Searle, featured in three books, BEASTLY FEASTS! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme; LET’S HAVE A BITE! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes, and the latest, BEAST FRIENDS FOREVER! Animal Lovers in Rhyme.

Robert Forbes writes:

All the drawings are done by the great Ronald Searle, and I think you will agree that they bring magic to the poems. When I first had enough poems to think about doing a book, I asked myself, who is the top, who is the best illustrator I could possibly get to do these? The answer for me was Ronald Searle, so I just asked. I have learned in life that if you don’t try, you will never know what could have been.

I am very grateful to him for interpreting all my creatures so brilliantly, with such zest and wit. By the way, if you look closely at each drawing you will see a mouse who shows up in every one! See if you can spot him.

How does a book like this come together? What I did was write a bunch of poems and then I send them to Ronald.

A few months later, a large package arrives. I felt like a little boy at Christmas opening a highly anticipated present! Imagine my delight and wonder as my creatures sprang to life under his pens and inks, pastels and paints.



This should be a lovely meetup. I hope you can join us for the museum and lunch.





Take the R or N train to 8 St

Take the 4 or 6 train to Astor Pl

Take the L train to 14th St - Union Square

***Walk to the restaurant on 9th St & University Place.


Meetup fee: $3.00 payable at the restaurant to cover the cost of maintaining the group.  (Exact change please)


Perfume Allergy - Please refrain from wearing perfume. Thank you for understanding.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time. The organizer Ivy did a great job of putting this event together.

    April 7, 2013

  • Denise

    As usual, great group of women...had a wonderful day! Interesting jewelry display. Thanks again, Ivy.

    April 7, 2013

  • Janis G

    Had a lovely day....... Delicious Brunch with interesting conversations and a wonderful gallery tour! Kudos to Ivy & Denise!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice friendly group and the gallery tour was bun and educational

    April 6, 2013

  • Priti B.

    Regret due to unavoidable circumstances won't be able to make it tomorrow.

    April 5, 2013

    • Ivy

      Sorry you won't be joining us. Hope everything is alright. See you again soon.

      April 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    I will be there but about 20mns late as I finish tutoring at 12:30pm.

    April 5, 2013

  • Ivy

    Hi Ladies. I hope that everyone that RSVP'd 'YES' to this meetup will be attending since I have to give an ACCURATE COUNT to the restaurant and the curator. If you cannot attend, please be considerate and change your RSVP right away. Thank you.

    April 5, 2013

  • Ivy

    Ladies, there are still 2 spots left for the 2nd Forbes group if anyone would like to go. Please RSVP right away since I need to give a count to the restaurant Friday afternoon. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday from both groups.

    April 1, 2013

  • Linh N.

    Sorry! I'll return from business trip late afternoon that day. Hope it opens for someone is on the waiting list. Have a wonderful time everyone! :-)

    March 31, 2013

  • Esthela A.

    I had a death in the family and the burial is this Saturday, April 6.

    March 31, 2013

  • Michelle

    I'm really sorry but I am confused as to what time we are meeting and where? Are we meeting for brunch first at 12:30 at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill? Are we then all going to the Forbes Gallery at 2:45? Just making sure....but looking forward to it!

    March 28, 2013

    • Ivy

      Michelle, brunch is first for both groups and the Forbes tour is afterwards. I changed the text around on both meetups to reflect this more clearly. Sorry for any confusion. Glad you are looking forward to it. I am also. :-)

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meetup.

    March 21, 2013

  • Carol

    Ivy, it's very nice of you to have done all that work to accommodate the waiting list. However, now I'm confused. The event website (this page) still says we are meeting at the restaurant at 12:30, but your email says "lunch will begin later because the tours are later." Can you please confirm, just so there's no question, WHEN AND WHERE are we meeting? Thanks.

    March 18, 2013

    • Ivy

      Carol, there are two(2) listings for Forbes. You are on the ORIGINAL LIST because you were always going. You need to look at that event page for your information. This group on this page is for the 2nd tour for the ladies that were on the waiting list.

      March 18, 2013

  • Ivy

    Ladies, there is still a small waiting list for both groups so please be sure to CHANGE YOUR RSVP if you are unable to attend to be fair to the ladies waiting. Thank you.

    March 18, 2013

  • Barbra

    I am no longer able to attend, I hope somebody else can take my place.

    March 18, 2013

  • Mary H.

    Ivy, thank you for all your hard work. I am looking forward to meet all the loverly ladies soon.

    March 17, 2013

  • Diane P.

    Sorry, I'll have to miss this. I'm out of town. I was far down on the wait list & thought I'd make the alternate date. Have fun! Wish I could be there!

    March 17, 2013

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