Last Summer at the Golden Hotel with Elyssa Friedland

by | Nov 4, 2021 | What’s Happening

Monday, November 15, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus and online

Secrets and scandals come to light as the last family-owned Catskills resort teeters on the brink of extinction. Long-buried secrets emerge and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future in this novel by Elyssa Friedman.

In its heyday, the Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than 60 years, the Goldman and Weingold families—best friends and business partners—have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be—and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late?

Join in-person or online as author Elyssa Friedland brings this hilarious, nostalgia-filled story to life.

This event is free and open to the community with online and in-person ticket options available. Pre-registration required for both. For more information and to register, visit, or contact Jill Grossman, director, Arts + Ideas, at 757-965-6137, or

– Jill Grossman