One night in New York City’s Chinatown, a woman is at a work reunion dinner when she excuses herself to buy a pack of cigarettes. On her way back, she runs into a former boyfriend. And then another. And… another. What would normally pass for coincidence becomes something far stranger as our heroine, the recently engaged Lola, must contend with a great many of her relationships. Memories of the past swirl and converge in ways both comic and eerie, as Lola is forced to decide if she will surrender herself to the conspiring of one very contemporary cult.

In her book, Cult ClassicSloane Crosley spins a wry literary fantasy that is equal parts page-turner and poignant portrayal of alienation. Sip a drink and enjoy views of New York Harbor while listening to Crosley read from and discuss her fantastic book.

Sloane Crosley is the author of the novel The Clasp and three essay collections: Look Alive Out There and the New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. A two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, she lives in New York City.

Summer Thursdays – 7:00 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

With beautiful music and brilliant storytellers, dinner and drinks on offer from LOX Cafe, and incredible views of New York Harbor, we hope you’ll join us as The Museum comes alive on Thursday evenings.

The Museum is free and open to all on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, and LOX will serve Jewish and Russian fare and drinks before and during the events. Currently on view: The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, and Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones.

Please note these are in person only events and will not be livestreamed or recorded.

This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.