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September 2019

CANCELED – EastRiver Ensemble Concert

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. They’re back! Join neighborhood and festival favorite EastRiver Ensemble as they take us on a journey from China to the Lower East Side and back. EastRiver is an elastic performance group, rooted in China but definitively New York. In this energetic performance, EastRiver will interplay a mix of old and new genres,Chinese and world music. The group’s virtuosic flair and flamboyant kungfu will stay with you long after the final…

$15.00 - $20.00
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Kids Eat History: The Story of School Lunch

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Henry Street Settlement, 265 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Calling all foodie families! Don’t miss this super-fun and delicious chance to learn history by eating. At this interactive program, we’ll be exploring the origin of the school lunch program in New York City schools and how it transformed the lives of turn-of-the-20th century Lower East Side kids – at the very place where it all began, the Henry Street Settlement. Today, the idea of feeding kids lunch at school sounds elementary, but in the early 1900s, it was pretty…

$10.00 - $18.00
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October 2019

Rediscovery and Restoration Tour

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

This tour of the Museum at Eldridge Street focuses on the architectural history of its landmark synagogue building. Built in 1887, it was nearly lost to neglect in the mid-1900s. A 20 year, $20 million restoration united meticulous research, period craftsmanship and contemporary solutions. This tour is presented in partnership with Archtober.

$10.00 - $14.00
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Shuls of Grandeur on the Lower East Side

October 6 @ 10:45 am - 1:30 pm
meet in front of the Bialystoker Synagogue, 7-11 Willett Street/Bialystoker Place, (Between Grand and Delancey Streets)
New York, NY 10002 United States

On this fall walking tour presented in partnership with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, you will visit two grand synagogues on the Lower East Side – rare remnants from a time when the neighborhood would have been filled with bustling houses of worship. Although both sites were places of prayer for new Jewish immigrants to the United States, their origins, histories, and architecture are entirely unique. The tour begins at the Bialystoker Synagogue, the largest active orthodox congregation on the Lower…

$25.00
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Open House New York

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Open House New York is the city’s largest architecture and design event! The Museum is free all day for self-guided visitors or guided tours. Hourly tours with expert docents will tell the story of our home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and its 20-year, $20 million restoration. Completed in 2007, the meticulous restoration reversed decades of neglect and decay, uncovering fascinating history and raising preservation questions along the way. Tours will also explore the main sanctuary’s newest installation – a…

Free
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Opening Reception for “Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward”

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

For more than 120 years, the Forward has given an eager American Jewish audience a unique mix of news, culture and opinion. Published on the Lower East Side beginning in 1897, this Yiddish-language newspaper had a circulation of more than 275,000 in its heyday. Now a digital-only publication appearing in both English and Yiddish, the Forward maintains a vast archive tracing the history of the printed publication and the stories it covered. Pressed dives into this archive, presenting a selection…

Free
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Joseph: Interpretations through the Ages

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019


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

In this series with expert teacher Regina Stein, you will examine the variety of ways in which the story of Joseph, presented in Genesis 37-50, has been interpreted in post-Biblical Jewish literature (such as the Apocrypha and the Dead Sea Scrolls), by the classical rabbis, as well as by Christians and Muslims. In what ways do their interpretations promote their own agendas? How can a single Biblical character come to be understood in so many different ways? You’ll gain a…

$20.00 - $160.00
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Outsiders Book Club

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 11:00 am


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

In honor of the Year of the Woman – celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage – this book club celebrates stories of women as outsiders. The protagonists of these novels, short stories and memoirs find themselves on the margins of society – as activists encountering political, sexual or social opposition, or minorities struggling to understand a new culture. Through reading benchmarks, thoughtful questions and group discussions, you’ll unpack women-centric narratives and themes. Each month, you skilled group leader Lucy…

Free - $50.00
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Arches, Balconies & Columns: The ABCs of Architecture

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

What makes a building beautiful and functional? There’s no better place to figure that out than in the eclectic 19th-century synagogue in which the Museum makes its home. Guided by a Center for Architectue Design Educator, families will explore the dizzying array of architectural styles and design details in our building that come together to form a beautiful and unique whole. Plus, budding builders will have a chance to make their own architectural masterpieces. Recommended for children in grades 2-5…

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From Beame to Bloomberg: Jews in City Government

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019


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

Jews have been living in New York City since 1653. Since then, they have contributed to the growth of the city’s vibrancy and culture in myriad arenas. This course will profile Jewish politicians and their time in office, from New York’s first Jewish mayor, Abraham Became, and the fiscal crisis of the 1970’s to the economic recovery of the Koch era and the boom-times of Michael Bloomberg. You’ll explore other prominent personalities and their careers including House of Representative members…

$20.00 - $80.00
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