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April 2017

On Display Through September 8th: Lost Synagogues of Europe

April 30
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 8, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

From Prague-based collector František Bányai comes a remarkable collection of historic postcards on Jewish themes. Both beautiful and poignant, the postcards offer a view of a time and place that no longer exist – synagogues, many destroyed during the Second World War, people on their way to prayer, celebrating and sending greetings in a vanished Eastern Europe of a century ago. This exhibit has been extended and will be on view through September 8.   

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May 2017

Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture With Michael Kimmelman

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Author and New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman speaks on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities.  Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce him. This event is presented with the Center for the Living City   

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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – With Dr. Regina Stein

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required.   

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The Historic Bowery: A Walk along Lower Manhattan’s Most Notorious Street

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join Esther Crain, founder of the website Ephemeral New York and author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 for a tour of the Bowery, Manhattan’s infamous and fabled thoroughfare during its late 19th and early 20th century heyday. “Next to Broadway, the most thoroughly characteristic street in the city is the Bowery,” wrote one journalist in 1872.  Once one of New York’s most elegant streets, the Bowery became the city’s noisy, gritty main drag for cheap goods, raucous music halls, gang hangouts, flophouses, and Tammany Hall…

$30.00
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King David: Adulterer, Murderer, Poet, Messiah (Second Semester) – With Dr. Regina Stein

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

“David, king of Israel, lives forever!” How does the complex, morally flawed David become the eternal hero of the Jewish people? In this semester we continue to evaluate David’s relationships as royal subject, …

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Yiddishe Mamas: Mother’s Day Walking Tour

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Invite the important women of your life to this exploration of Jewish women’s history of the Lower East Side. We start with a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and a light kosher brunch. Then we follow in the footsteps of generations of neighborhood women, discovering synagogues, shops, settlement houses, a mikvah, and even a red light district.    

$30.00
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Cradle to the Grave – Building Tour

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tour the Museum at Eldridge Street and celebrate the Jewish lifecycle – 1887 style! Stand under a huppah (wedding canopy) in our starry main sanctuary and learn about the dramatic story behind a pickle mogul’s wedding. Try your hand at reading a …

$30.00
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All of a Kind Family Walking Tour

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Families, reserve early – this perennial favorite fills up fast! An enchanting story about growing up on the Lower East Side a century ago, All of a Kind Family has delighted young readers for generations. Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we buy pickles, stop at a candy store, and bring Sydney Taylor’s beloved novel to life.   

$20.00
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June 2017

Lower East Side Sounds: Chinese, Puerto Rican and Jewish Folk Music – Concert with Bobby Sanabria, Zisl Slepovitch, and Music from China

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Presenting a joyous mash-up of Chinese, Yiddish and Puerto Rican folk music traditions! We celebrate the diverse immigrant life of our Lower East Side neighborhood with performances by klezmer clarinetist Zisl Slepovitch and band; drummer …

$15.00 - $25.00
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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum’s Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.  This block party, which began as a celebration of Jewish and Chinese culture, has become the Museum at Eldridge Street’s signature event with thousands of people joining us every year.  By popular demand we have expanded the festival to also showcase the contributions of the neighborhood’s Puerto Rican community.  What to expect?  Lots of fun, including klezmer, cantorial, Chinese opera, Puerto Rican folk music, Hebrew and Chinese scribal…

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