Who Tells Your Story: Women in Preservation – Panel Discussion with Roberta Brandes Gratz, Claudette Brady, Nancy Rankin and Erin Tobin
From the Daughters of the American Revolution to Jane Jacobs to preservationists today, women have long played a prominent role in preserving our nation’s history and treasures. Why? These projects require devotion, passion and nurturing – qualities often associated with women – as well as tenacity, networking and cunning
Transplanted Cuisine: Ethnic and Regional influences on American Food Panel Discussion with Eve Jochnowitz and Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman, author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, Eve Jochnowitz, translator and annotator of the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook and co-host of Eat in Good Health, a Yiddish cooking show, and other food mavens discuss the role immigrants have played and play in shaping American food traditions.
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
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…
Looking for a special way to celebrate with your family this Mother’s Day? Sign up for the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Yiddishe Mamas walking tour on Mother’s Day. This Lower East Side walking tour focuses on the experience of Jewish women in the neighborhood. Hear about anarchist Emma Goldman; Visiting Nurse Service founder Lillian Wald; wigmaker and mikvah attendant Gittel Natelson; delicatessen queen Sarah Gellis, and others. Meeting Place The tour begins at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent 1887 landmark located…
“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, …
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.
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.
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.