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October 2017

The Street Life: Class & Tour Series with Barry Feldman

October 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

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

This four-part course, which combines two classroom sessions with two Lower East Side walking tours, examines the creative ways the Lower East Side immigrant community responded to the area’s overcrowding, oppressive heat and cold, and poor ventilation.  Residents took to the streets as fire escapes became bedrooms, stoops doubled as living rooms, storefronts became social halls, and streets like Hester and Orchard Street presaged contemporary shopping malls. Learn the full story by reserving for all four classes, or pick and choose the…

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