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May 2017

SOLD OUT – Yiddishe Mamas: Mother’s Day Walking Tour

May 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Looking for a special way to celebrate with your family this Mother’s Day? Sign up for the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Yiddishe Mamas walking tour on Mother’s Day. This Lower East Side walking tour focuses on the experience of Jewish women in the neighborhood. Hear about anarchist Emma Goldman; Visiting Nurse Service founder Lillian Wald; wigmaker and mikvah attendant Gittel Natelson; delicatessen queen Sarah Gellis, and others. Meeting Place The tour begins at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent 1887 landmark located…

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June 2017

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival

June 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. With the Museum’s home, the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, as its centerpiece, this neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights and sounds. Download the Festival Schedule and Floor Plan. What to expect? Lots of fun! Enjoy performances of Chinese opera, Chinese folk, klezmer, cantorial, and Puerto Rican bomba music. Watch fascinating demonstrations by a Hebrew…

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October 2017

Shuls of Grandeur – Lower East Side Walking Tour

October 9, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join us on Columbus Day for an exploration of two of the last remaining grand synagogues on the Lower East Side – Bialystoker Synagogue and our own Eldridge Street Synagogue. The Bialystoker Synagogue is home to the largest active congregation on the Lower East Side today. It is housed in a former church believed …

$25.00
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Secrets of the Synagogue – After Hours Tour with Untapped Cities

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 130 years. Any New York City landmark that has been around for over a century is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that the cluster fixtures of the Synagogue’s chandelier are actually upside down? And that no one knows what the original eastern stained glass rose window looked like?

$30.00
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November 2017

A Night with the Andy Statman Trio

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Dubbed “a musician’s musician” by The New York Times, Andy Statman is one of the premier clarinetists and mandolinists playing today. Join him and his longtime partners Larry Eagle (percussion) and Jim Whitney (bass) for their trademark blend of American roots music, personal prayerful Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz.

$30.00 - $45.00
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February 2018

The Making of Jewish New York: Spanish Portuguese Culture

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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The Great Kitchen Tool Mystery

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Sometimes a seemingly simple household object holds the key to a secret history! Historian and author Richard Rabinowitz shares the remarkable story of his mother’s bottle opener and how it led him on a twisting, turning journey from New York to Poland to Canada to Vermont – touching on immigration history, the labor movement and, oddly enough, the invention of Crisco! Rabinowitz’s story will provide a thrilling guide for anyone interested in learning how to use simple objects to construct…

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March 2018

The Making of Jewish New York: German Reform Culture

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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April 2018

The Making of Jewish New York: Eastern European Culture

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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May 2018

The Making of Jewish New York: Post War

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

$40
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