Dec. 7, the museum kicks off its latest exhibit, “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut,” with a “grand donut soiree” featuring glazed samples from local shops like Peter Pan Donut, the Doughnut Plant, Dough. Plus, donut-inspired games from “How to Run a Successful Party.” The 1940s booklet (just one of the items that self-described “donut ambassador” Julie Thomson has culled for the exhibit) promotes donuts as “morale boosters,” and who can argue with that?
The exhibit, which runs till February, traces the city’s donut history back to Mrs. Anna Joralemon’s 1673 donut shop on Broadway, near Maiden Lane, and features photographs, histories and ephemera related to present-day dough rollers like Mike’s Donuts & Coffee, The Donut Pub, Doughnuttery, Dun-Well Doughnuts, Shaikh’s Donuts, Dough, and Carpe Donut NYC.
And what better way to wash down some donuts than with some Swedish mulled wine? It’ll be flowing on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., when the Reliquary hosts Glöggfest X. A $25 ticket gets you caroling, a Swedish drum and choir performance, and seasonal decor crafted by the hostess, locavore enthusiast Nicole Markley. Glug glug glug.