New York Stories: Danny Meyer

  • Thursday, March 5
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Museum Auditorium
Two men in suits sit cross-legged on a blue-lit auditorium stage. One man gestures with his arms in front of him while the other looks on and listens. The heads of the audience members appear in silhouette in front of them.
Photo by Monika Graff

Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer, whose past and present portfolio includes classic New York City eateries such as Union Square Café, Eleven Madison Park, and Gramercy Tavern as well as the Shake Shack empire, shares his own 9/11 experience as a midtown resident and business owner. As chair of the Restaurant Committee for NYC & Company in 2001, Meyer spearheaded an industry-wide initiative to breathe life back into New York City’s restaurant culture; a dual mission to serve a devastated city and keep the industry afloat. Meyer reflects upon the impact of the attacks on New York City and the restorative role of restaurants as sites of community and connection.

Photos

  • Two men in suits sit cross-legged on a blue-lit auditorium stage. One man gestures with his arms in front of him while the other looks on and listens. The heads of the audience members appear in silhouette in front of them.
  • Two men in suits sit cross-legged on a blue-lit auditorium stage. "9/11 Memorial & Museum #museumtalk" is projected onto the wall behind them. The heads of the audience members appear in silhouette in front of them.
  • Two men in suits sit cross-legged on a blue-lit auditorium stage in this close-cropped photograph. One man's back is to the camera.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

Danny Meyer full program

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FULL PROGRAM
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HIGHLIGHT CLIP

Other Resources

  • Transcript
  • Blog Post: Danny Meyer Tells His 9/11 Story, Talks NYC Restaurant Culture in “New York Stories: Danny Meyer”
  • Blog Post: Danny Meyer Reflects on 9/11, Restaurants as Sites of Community and Connection in Public Program

Through the second annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2020 are made possible by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SOS Security, and Verizon.