On this week’s episode of The Borscht Belt Tattler podcast, Gary Dan talks about the former Sha-wan-ga Lodge, his family’s Catskills hotel which operated from 1923-1972 in the hamlet of High View, Mamakating, Sullivan County, NY.
Dan talks about how it all started, his memories growing up there, life after the hotel closed, and the tribute webpage he started with his late father Abby Dan which is contributing to the legacy of the Borscht Belt.
You can listen to the podcast here.
The Jewish Alps. The sour cream Sierra’s. Disneyland with knishes. The Borscht Belt Tattler podcast celebrates the people who’s lives were touched by the historic Catskills resorts. You may not be able to visit these once famous resorts and bungalow colonies, but in this regular podcast host Jen Stewart and her guests kvetch (and kvell) about them in depth. You can follow the podcast here.
For a full list of this week’s New York Almanack podcasts announcements click HERE.