On Sunday, June 19, from 12 to 4 pm the Museum at Eldridge Street will present its Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, a celebration of the diverse ethnic communities of the Lower East Side. This block party, which began as a celebration of Jewish and Chinese art, culture and community, has been expanded to embrace our Puerto Rican neighbors as well. It has become the Museum’s signature event and annually attracting more than 8,500 visitors in a single day. The Festival will feature performances of klezmer, cantorial, bomba and plena music; Hebrew and Chinese scribal art, paper cutting, yarmulke making, Chinese and Puerto Rican mask making; games of mah jongg; community arts and crafts; and, of course, egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas. These folk arts, juxtaposed one next to the other, illustrate cultural commonalities while preserving the distinctive voices of each community. Click to see images from the Festival in years past.