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January 2020

Outsiders Book Club

January 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
12 Eldridge St, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

January 24The Female Persuasion, novel by Meg Wolizer February 21Grace Paley: The Collected Stories, short stories by Grace Paley March 20Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, biography by Eva Hoffman. 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,…

$20.00 - $50.00
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History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at School

January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Family Program The past comes alive in this interactive family program that takes children back in time to discover what Lower East Side kids experienced at school more than 100 years ago – and you may be surprised at what you’ll discover. Fancy vocabulary? Out. Nature study? In. Plus, get ready for some crazy calisthenics and a surprising school snack. Straight A’s guaranteed! Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions. $15 for adults $10 for children, students…

$10.00 - $15.00
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Women’s Work: Preserving and Restoring our Landmarks

January 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Panel Discussion From New York to San Antonio and Savannah to Providence, women have been in the forefront of historic preservation, fighting highways, securing landmark status or leading other civic battles that have saved and restored our cities. Join Roberta Brandes Gratz, an award-winning journalist and urban critic who founded the effort to restore the Museum at Eldridge Street’s historic home as she leads a conversation with leading minds in the world of civic action and preservation. Claudette Brady, co-founder…

$15.00 - $20.00
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February 2020

Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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Eyal Vilner Big Band

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Concert The Eyal Vilner Big Band is true to its name—it is BIG. Seventeen musicians big! Led by Tel Aviv-born and New York-educated musician/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner, this concert features Vilner’s inventive arrangements of jazz classics as well as his original compositions. Melding traditional Jewish melodies and Middle Eastern sounds with jazz and blues, the band celebrates America’s rich cultural tapestry and the intersection of the swing era with early 20th-century Jewish life in New York. This concert is generously funded…

$15.00 - $25.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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ArtSee: Photos from the Jewish Daily Forward

February 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Family Program Calling all artsy kids and newshounds! School’s out and we’ve got the perfect vacation day for you. Join us for this special weekday family program as we look closely at selections from the exhibition Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward. We’ll examine photographic prints and historic pages from the Forward newspaper, the number-one news source for Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s. We’ll focus on how images tell stories – and then make our own works of…

$10.00 - $15.00
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Outsiders Book Club

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
12 Eldridge St, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

January 24 The Female Persuasion, novel by Meg Wolizer February 21 Grace Paley: The Collected Stories, short stories by Grace Paley March 20 Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, biography by Eva Hoffman. 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…

$20.00 - $50.00
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Ambition, Activism and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the Lower East Side

February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Young immigrant women at the turn-of-the-20th century were often pulled between old and new worlds, gender expectations and needs of survival. How were young, single women able to navigate their new environment? This six-session course will examine the lives of the many Jewish women who arrived on the Lower East Side between 1870-1914. Through memoirs, letters and other historical material, you will explore the nature of life for Jewish women in Eastern Europe, the changes they faced after immigration, their…

$20.00 - $100.00
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