The Saratoga Six: Emily and Jerome Mopsik
Six inquisitive questions with Saratoga’s most interesting people.
By Alyssa McClenning
While they’ve travelled the world (hitting almost every continent), their hearts remain in Saratoga Springs. Emily and Jerome Mopsik did, after all, fall in love here while attending Skidmore College. We recently caught up with this dynamic young duo at the menu tasting for Polo by Twilight, a fundraiser to benefit the Palamountain Scholarship.
1. Tell us about your earliest Saratoga memory.
Emily: As a native Saratogian, my earliest memory is attending some of the parades in town and enjoying walking on Broadway with my family.
Jerome: I came to Saratoga via Skidmore. My first memory of town is exiting I-87 on Exit 13 and driving all the way through town and up North Broadway to Skidmore.
2. The Saratoga Social was created to highlight the work of our local nonprofits. Which organization is most important to you?
Emily and Jerome: As alumni of Skidmore College, it holds a special place in our hearts both for the impactful experiences we each had and finding each other while attending college.
3. Which spot in town serves your favorite drink or dish?
Emily: We lived on Phila Street for 8 years after college, the smell of crisp fried chicken or hot mac-n-cheese from Hattie’s always had our mouths watering. We now live a few blocks away and still enjoy stopping by the Hattio (Hattie’s Patio) for a quick fix and a PBR. If we are not there, you’ll likely find us hosting friends and mixing cocktails on our patio.
4. Why is Skidmore’s Polo by Twilight so important to you?
Jerome: Our Skidmore experiences were made possibly through both the generosity of our parents and the scholarships we received, including the Palamountain Scholarship, which is why we feel strongly about giving back and are working to raise money through the Polo by Twilight event. I’m actually the first Palamountain Scholarship recipient to co-chair the event.
5. What's the first app/website you open in the morning?
Emily: I start the day scrolling through Instagram.
Jerome: I like to read headlines on Flipboard.
6. "I consider Saratoga's greatest hidden gem to be..."
Emily and Jerome: The Tang Museum at Skidmore College is a hidden gem. Not everyone knows there’s a modern art museum right here in Saratoga that is open to the public. There are rotating exhibits, as well as a