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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 St.
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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July 2017

All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour – July 9

July 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

What was it like to be a kid growing up on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family.  Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This event is recommended for children 5 years and up…

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August 2017

All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

August 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

What was it like to be a kid growing up on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family.  Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This event is recommended for children 5 years and up…

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September 2017

For Families! A Rosh Hashanah Restoration

September 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join us for a fun-filled Rosh Hashanah Family Event. We celebrate the Jewish New Year and new beginnings at Eldridge Street. When the Eldridge Street Synagogue opened its doors on September 4, 1887, the Lower East Side was overflowing with recent immigrants getting ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Over time the Jewish population of the neighborhood dwindled and the synagogue fell into disrepair. Fortunately, people rallied to rescue the building. Today, as Eldridge Street celebrates its…

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October 2017

All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour

October 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

What was it like to be a kid growing up on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century? Find out as we follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s children’s classic All-of- a-Kind Family.  Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy.

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November 2017

Generation to Generation Festival

November 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Don a top hat or bonnet, and travel back in time to 1887 when the Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened. Our Generation to Generation Festival will present the traditions, music, and art of the Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Enjoy synagogue tours and musical performances. Take a 19th-century citizen test. Try your hand at nineteenth -century crafts. Take a photo at our old-fashioned photo booth.  Partake in art activities inspired by immigrant life on the Lower East Side and your own…

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December 2017

Menorah Mania – Family Chanukah Celebration

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and this year the Eldridge Street Synagogue will be shining brighter than ever with a special exhibit featuring dozens of menorahs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt highlighting menorahs of all shapes and sizes and learn the illuminating history behind the synagogue’s original candelabra and lighting. Enjoy a Chanukah sing-along, snack on edible dreidels and take home your own menorah creation.

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Christmas Day at the Shul

December 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

On a day when most places are closed, the Museum will swing open our doors for a special day of tours and activities! From noon to 2:00 p.m., kids and adults alike will be busy enjoying tours of the Museum’s landmark building, self-guided scavenger hunts, and special family art projects. The Museum’s new exhibition, Let There Be Light! featuring over 100 fun and unique menorahs, will delight visitors in the main historic sanctuary. At 3:00 p.m., enjoy a live concert…

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January 2018

Crazy for Knishes! with “The Knish War on Rivington Street” author Joanne Oppenheim

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

When two immigrant families opened knish shops right across the street from each other in New York’s Lower East Side back in 1916, it sparked a crazy culinary competition – and provided the real-life inspiration for Joanne Oppenheim’s charming and hilarious new children’s book, The Knish War on Rivington Street. Don’t miss this special program with the book’s author! Oppenheim will read the story and sign your book (copies will be available for sale), as well as share details about the special role kids…

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February 2018

POSTPONED — Yo! It’s Yiddish – For Families

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Please note that this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience. Grab your mishpacha and join us for this low-pressure, high-energy introduction to the language of your bubbe and zaide! Using songs and stories, kids will learn a smidge of Yiddish, the Hebrew-German language spoken by the 19th-century Lower East Siders who founded Eldridge Street. Renowned teacher Paula Teitelbaum, who’s been speaking Yiddish since her childhood in Poland, has taught the…

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