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April 2018

Below the Horizon: Kiki Smith at Eldridge

April 12 - October 10
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

World-renowned artist Kiki Smith brings her distinctive vision to the Museum at Eldridge Street in this site-specific exhibition. Smith has spent decades exploring themes of mortality, spirituality, society, the body, nature and the mind. Her art became a vital element of the Museum’s historic sanctuary when the stained-glass window she designed in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans was installed in 2010. Returning now to Eldridge Street, Kiki Smith fills the building with her work in varying mediums, reacting to and…

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May 2018

Jews and Muslims: The Early Years II

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 22, 2018


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

The second semester of this popular class will continue to explore the political, social, religious and cultural interactions of Jews and Muslims through the 13th century. Among the topics discussed are the Arab conquests and growth of the calipahate; the legal status of Jews under Muslim rule; the religious development of Islam and the split between Shi’a and Sunni Muslims; Muslim law in the Quran and its later development; polemics between Muslims and Jews; and the role of jihad in…

$20.00 - $175.00
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The Commandments: The Idolatry of a Modern Age

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Idolatry” sounds like an outdated concept, but perhaps the idols have simply changed. Have we found new false gods in consumer culture? Has our unprecedented access to new technology hindered our interpersonal sensitivity and provided us with new avenues of excess and impropriety? Tiffany Shlain and Nigel Savage, joined by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, talk idolatry in the age of the iPhone. Presented in partnership with Limmud NY. Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and author. She is the founder of The…

$10.00 - $18
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Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 24, 2018


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

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues. Discussions will often relate to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets. Other Biblical or Rabbinic texts that raise questions of contemporary interest will also be explored. All interest and knowledge levels are welcome; Previous Hebrew or Torah study is not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple…

$20.00 - $185.00
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Midwood’s Out of the Narrows! CD Release Party

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Each member of the eclectic supergroup Midwood contributes a mastery of myriad styles, resulting in the band’s unique sound. Midwood traverses rock, avant-garde, free improvisation, classical and Romanian folk music – all finding a place in the expressive language of klezmer.  This lively concert celebrates the release of their debut album on Chant Records, Out of the Narrows! Featuring Jake Shulman-Ment, violin; Yoshie Fruchter, electric guitar; Richie Barshay, drums and percussion; and special guest Eleonore Weill, vocals, flutes, hurdy-gurdy.

$15.00 - $25.00
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June 2018

Hidden Histories: Sephardic Foods

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Henry Street Settlement 267 Henry Street Join us offsite for some delicious history! Lower East Side Jewish stories often focus on Eastern European immigrants, but they weren’t the only Jews in town. Sephardic Jews from Spain and Portugal also set down roots in the neighborhood. How are these groups similar, and in what ways have they interpreted Jewish heritage and traditions differently? Culinary historian Sarah Lohman and educator Jessica Underwood Varma explore that question through everyone’s favorite cultural marker –…

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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival

June 17 @ 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. What to expect? Lots of fun! Enjoy outdoor performances of Chinese opera, Chinese folk, klezmer, cantorial, and Puerto Rican folk music. Watch fascinating demonstrations by a Hebrew and a Chinese scribe,…

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ArtSee: Kiki Smith

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Calling all artsy kids! Join a super-fun exploration of Below the Horizon, the museum’s exhibition of work by contemporary artist Kiki Smith. Take a closer look at the artist’s depictions of nature. From soaring golden birds to majestically rendered stars to cute cats, you’ll focus on pieces that reflect how Smith is inspired by nature – and transforms it in her art. Then, prepare to get messy making your own works building on those same ideas. Space is limited; reservations required.

Free - $14.00
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Twilight Open House: Kiki Smith at Eldridge

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - August 22 @ 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

We’re swinging open the grand doors of the Museum after-hours for three special evenings welcoming art lovers to our latest exhibition. Kiki Smith titled this show Below the Horizon because she felt “that’s when we have access to the stars.” Stars are a consistent theme in her work, nowhere more so than here at Eldridge, where stars fill the stunning stained glass window she designed with architect Deborah Gans. Returning to the Museum for this building-wide show, Smith has selected…

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July 2018

All-of-a-Kind Family walking tour

July 8 @ 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 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. We’ll stroll through the story and into the streets to visit the spots where the children played, prayed, and purchased their pickles and candy. This tour is presented in partnership with PJ Library.

$8.00 - $14.00
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