Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival
1,500 kosher vegetarian egg rolls. Check! 200 bottles of Fox’s U-bet syrup. Check! 24 cases of vintage seltzer. Check! 100 pounds of challah dough. Check! Flying acrobats, klezmorim featuring Michael Winograd and countless mah jongg mavens. Check! We are in high gear for our 13th annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival.
Our joyous annual festival pays homages to our block – where Chinatown meets the old Jewish Lower East Side. Where else will you find a Hebrew and a Chinese scribe sitting side by side, alternating Chinese and Yiddish language lessons, tzit tzit making and Chinese knot tying, challah making and a Chinese tea ceremony, and mah jongg games – both Chinese and Jewish.
Why a Jewish-Chinese festival, you ask? Our landmark synagogue was built in 1887 when this neighborhood was the heart of the Jewish Lower East Side. Today, our area is part of a vibrant Chinatown. We are proud to tell the story of our landmark and the Jewish community it represents but also celebrate the continuing immigrant story of the area.
Celebrate with us on Sunday, June 9 from 12 to 4 pm. The event is free. Egg Roll & Egg Cream combo is $5.