Eat, Darling, Eat: Stories of Moms & Meals

Eat, Darling, Eat: Stories of Moms & Meals

Nearly everyone’s got a story about moms and food. There are the glowing memories, about how your mother made the world’s best latkes or the town favorite chili. But there’s another side to that coin, too – maybe your mom was the worst cook in the world but set the best take-out table this side […]

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The Wild, Weird History of a 50th Anniversary

The Wild, Weird History of a 50th Anniversary

  This blog post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. Tomorrow marks a very curious anniversary in Eldridge Street history. Eighty-five years ago, on December 28th, 1934, the Eldridge Street congregants held a big bash for the 50th anniversary of the synagogue. Except it wasn’t exactly the 50th anniversary. And arguably, the story of […]

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Spying Real-life Eldridge in a 1950s Drawing

Spying Real-life Eldridge in a 1950s Drawing

A few months ago, way over in Germany, Friedrich Caesar was looking through old things stored in his basement. He came across a book of illustrations that he believes his father must have purchased while visiting New York City in the 1950s. Entitled New York, City on Many Waters the hardcover book (published in 1956) features illustrations […]

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A Very Lower East Side Gift Guide

A Very Lower East Side Gift Guide

Gift guides are everywhere this time of year. But we couldn’t resist mining the incredible Lower East Side to suggest some truly one-of-a-kind gifts. So we promise, there are no cufflinks in this list. These options have all the character, personality and versatility you’d expect from a neighborhood that’s been shifting, adapting, and growing for […]

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Papercutter Rachel Asarnow strives to make art with purpose, permanence

Papercutter Rachel Asarnow strives to make art with purpose, permanence

We’re revisiting this great interview, conducted by Jake Rosenberg in June 2019, in anticipation of Sunday, December 8th’s family art workshop Family Folk: Papercutting. In this interactive program, artist Rachel Asarnow will teach kids about the centuries-old Jewish folk art of papercutting. Then, using her intricate designs as inspiration, Asarnow will guides kids through creating their own […]

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