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June 2019

History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at Home

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join us at the Tenement Museum  for the final installment of our History Hunters series that explores life for Lower East Side kids at the turn-of-the-20th Century. We’ll step into two tenement apartments to learn what life was like for kids in the Levine and Rogarshevsky families. What work did kids do? Where did they find space to play? How did they help their families get by? Then we’ll get creative by making objects out of recycled material, just like kids did one…

$5
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Twilight Open House: Steven Lane and Harbin, China

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

This rare evening open house celebrates the Museum’s latest exhibition, Harbin, China | Past/Present, which uses historic photographs, family stories, and contemporary art to tell a story of turn-of-the-20th century Jewish immigration in China. Sip a drink and unwind after work as you stroll through the halls of our historic landmark at twilight. Artist Steven Lane, whose art is featured in the Harbin exhibition, will give a short talk during the open house. Lane created the drawings, photographs and mixed-media pieces in…

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Synagogues of the Lower East Side

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

One hundred years ago, there were as many as 500 synagogues dotting the streets of the Lower East Side. Only a few, like the Museum’s landmark building and the Bialystocker Synagogue, still exist in their original form; most are distant memories or have been altered beyond recognition. Some even serve completely different functions – as Buddhist temples or private homes! Stroll the streets and explore the evolution of the Lower East Side through the fate of its synagogues. You’ll learn about the…

$14.00 - $20.00
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