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Museum at Eldridge Street

June 2019

History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at Home

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join us at the Tenement Museum  for the final installment of our History Hunters series that explores life for Lower East Side kids at the turn-of-the-20th Century. We’ll step into two tenement apartments to learn what life was like for kids in the Levine and Rogarshevsky families. What work did kids do? Where did they find space to play? How did they help their families get by? Then we’ll get creative by making objects out of recycled material, just like kids did one…

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The Second Migration: From Lower East Side to Greater New York

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

At the turn of the 20th century, more than half a million Jewish immigrants, from countries in Eastern Europe, lived on the Lower East Side. But just 20 years later, less than half that number still called the neighborhood home. What came after the Lower East Side for America’s Jewish immigrants? This five-part class begins with a focus on the iconic Jewish Lower East Side before following the migration of New York’s Jews – uptown and across the rivers. Most…

$20.00 - $95.00
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Twilight Open House: Steven Lane and Harbin, China

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

This rare evening open house celebrates the Museum’s latest exhibition, Harbin, China | Past/Present, which uses historic photographs, family stories, and contemporary art to tell a story of turn-of-the-20th century Jewish immigration in China. Sip a drink and unwind after work as you stroll through the halls of our historic landmark at twilight. Artist Steven Lane, whose art is featured in the Harbin exhibition, will give a short talk during the open house. Lane created the drawings, photographs and mixed-media pieces in…

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Synagogues of the Lower East Side

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

One hundred years ago, there were as many as 500 synagogues dotting the streets of the Lower East Side. Only a few, like the Museum’s landmark building and the Bialystocker Synagogue, still exist in their original form; most are distant memories or have been altered beyond recognition. Some even serve completely different functions – as Buddhist temples or private homes! Stroll the streets and explore the evolution of the Lower East Side through the fate of its synagogues. You’ll learn about the…

$14.00 - $20.00
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Eggrolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The Museum’s signature, fan-favorite festival is back for another year! This multicultural block party unites the vibrant cultures of our neighborhood, pairing Chinese Opera and acrobatics with klezmer music and mambo. Enjoy al fresco Mah jongg games, Jewish scribal arts, Puerto Rican lace making, tea ceremonies, and much more. Plus, enjoy iconic foods of all three cultures! Free

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The Second Migration: From Lower East Side to Greater New York

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

At the turn of the 20th century, more than half a million Jewish immigrants, from countries in Eastern Europe, lived on the Lower East Side. But just 20 years later, less than half that number still called the neighborhood home. What came after the Lower East Side for America’s Jewish immigrants? This five-part class begins with a focus on the iconic Jewish Lower East Side before following the migration of New York’s Jews – uptown and across the rivers. Most…

$20.00 - $95.00
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New Volunteer Information Meeting

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Volunteers at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Some of our volunteer opportunities are in the docent cohort! Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. By joining our docent cohort, you will learn about the history and culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street, engage with a dynamic population of visitors and guests, and meet individuals who share your love of volunteering and history. We warmly invite you to join the…

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Books Below Canal: No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, the debut novel from Lillian Li, tells the story of a neighborhood institution and the many generations whose lives are entwined there. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not just a beloved neighborhood restaurant; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. But when the delicate balance is disrupted, the orbit of this tight-knit immigrant community is subjected to…

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Introduction to Jewish Law

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 16, 2019


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

This four-part class examines Jewish practice, customs, and beliefs through the lens of Jewish law. Instructor Rabbi Bodner will introduce students to Jewish legal frameworks and the texts that support them, and the laws related to customs including diet, life cycle events, and other inter-personal affairs. Aviad Bodner is the rabbi at the Stanton Street Shul. Previously, Rabbi Bodner served as rabbi for the Moishe House in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he provided halakhic advice, led Torah classes and learning…

$20.00 - $65.00
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July 2019

All-of-a-Kind-Family Walking Tour

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family comes alive on this Lower East Side walking tour for families. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s book. We’ll stroll through the streets and into the story to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased penny candy. Recommended for children five and up and their adults companions. This program is presented in partnership with PJ Library,…

$8.00 - $14.00
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Early Mornings at Eldridge

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on August 1, 2019 at 9:00am


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

Experience the sanctuary in a new whole light! The Museum at Eldridge Street will open its doors an hour early, at 9:00 am, to invite you to ease into the day in a special way. As the sun rises in the east, it shines directly into our Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans stained glass window, bathing the sanctuary in a gentle, glowing light. With no tours or programs, this will be a time to look, reflect and be inspired. Photographers…

$10.00 - $14.00
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Lower East Side Ladies

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Learn about the fiery women of Lower East Side history with a walk around the neighborhood. The tour begins right at the Museum, diving into the history of women at the historic site – from the early-20th century Ladies Auxiliary to the women-designed stained glass window that now anchors the historic sanctuary. Then we’ll hit the streets to follow in the footsteps of pious women and prostitutes, activists and artists, freethinking feminists and tough-talking balabustas. Hear about anarchist Emma Goldman, Visiting…

$14.00 - $20.00
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August 2019

Lower East Side Walk & Find

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

On this neighborhood walking tour and scavenger hunt for families, step back and time and visit the Lower East Side spots that kids in the early 1900s knew and loved. From the country’s very first municipal playground to the beloved pickle shop, each place on this tour will bring a distant world into focus. Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions.   $14 for adults$8 for students and seniors Space is limited; reservations are required.

$8.00 - $14.00
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Love and Courtship

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

How did people meet and mingle 100 years ago? Did they confess their love in letters? Go to a matchmaker? Meet at work on a factory floor? As immigrants wrestled with new American ways and their old traditions, the Lower East Side was home to family-arranged marriages as well as young people mixing freely at dance halls and making their own matches.  We’ll visit sites where love once blossomed, including the former site of a popular dance hall, Seward Park…

$14.00 - $20.00
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Summer Loving Soirée

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Celebrate love and commitment in a place that’s been home to generations of love stories! We’re throwing an evening soiree on the eve of Tu B’Av – a holiday sometimes known as the “Jewish Valentine’s Day.” Bring your first dates, your blind dates, your longtime spouse or your BFF! The beauty of our historic sanctuary will have you swooning at this lighthearted evening featuring live music, wine and festive nosh. Eleonore Weill and Jake Shulman-Ment will fill the sanctuary with klezmer music…

$25.00 - $36.00
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