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Restoring Stories: Decorative Paint

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our new series dedicated to exploring the preservation, conservation, and restoration efforts at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

When Jeff Greene first walked into the Eldridge Street Synagogue in the 1980s, the hairs on his arm stood on end. The landmark had fallen far from its days as a majestic house of worship – stained glass had warped and cracked, an inch of dust covered carved oak benches, and paint and plaster peeled from high walls and repeating domes. But a deep sense of community, of memory, remained. How does one approach such a massive restoration project while retaining that intangible weight of time? What are the tools for preserving cultural heritage alongside decorative arts?

EverGreene Architectural Arts is the nation’s largest specialty contractor and their team was essential to the sanctuary’s restoration. Join us in conversation with Jeff Greene, Executive Chairman and Founder, and Emily Sottile, Director of the Sacred Space Studio, in a discussion about their restoration efforts of the historic landmark and the stories they uncovered along the way. This program will be moderated by historic preservation specialist, Chelsea Dowell, Director of Public Engagement, Museum at Eldridge Street.

This event will take place over Zoom. You will receive a link upon your registration.

Restoring Stories is a new series dedicated to analyzing the preservation, conservation, and restoration efforts at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.


February 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm