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November 2018

Lower East Side walk and find

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

School’s out, so let’s hit the streets! This special neighborhood walking tour & scavenger hunt designed for families will take us to some of the spots that Lower East Side kids in the early 1900s knew and loved. From the country’s very first playground to the pickle shop, each place on this tour will bring a distant world into focus. Recommended for children ages five and up and their adult companions. Tour begins at 12 Eldridge Street.   Use the…

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Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception

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

Celebrate the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time.  She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for “visualizing Judaism,” and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist’s work in cut paper,…

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RESCHEDULED – Walking the Bowery

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The tour was rescheduled for November 14th after an illness. Home of Yiddish theatres, grand bank buildings, education centers, and flophouses, the historic Bowery had it all. One of the first major thoroughfares of New York City, the Bowery quickly earned a reputation as a place for for wild fun and anything-goes attitude. But it also attracted altruists, including those at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Join urban historian Barry Feldman on this roving exploration of the famous Bowery. Visit one…

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GVSHP Brokers Partnership Presents: The Andy Statman Trio

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Join us for a special night featuring renowned musician Andy Statman and the Andy Statman Trio. In the Museum’s stunning sanctuary, the trio will perform their trademark blend of American roots music, prayerful Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz. This concert is an annual favorite and a partnership with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s Brokers Partnership, which teaches preservation principles to real estate professionals. A 6:00pm tour of the Museum is included with your ticket. $35 in advance.…

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New Docent Orientation

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Volunteer docents at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. Join us to do the fulfilling work of sharing the past with visitors from around the globe! A new volunteer cohort is about to begin. We invite you to join the team. At this orientation meeting, you will meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience.

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History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at School

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

The past comes alive in this brand-new family program that takes children back in time to discover what childhood was like 100 years ago. In this first session, we’ll explore what school life was like for Lower East Side kids – so get ready for some crazy calisthenics and a surprising school lunch. Straight A’s guaranteed! (Join us for future History Hunters sessions focusing on A Kids Life…at Home; A Kid’s Life…at Work; and A Kid’s Life…at Synagogue.) This series…

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December 2018

Latkepalooza!

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Hanukkah may not officially begin until the evening, but we’re getting our celebration started early! Join us for this popular and super-fun festival for families. All three floors of the museum will be buzzing with fun, as the holiday’s miraculous spirit comes to life with art, music, stories and lots of latkes! Presented in partnership with the Workmen’s Circle.

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Exhibition Opening for Lighting the World: Menorahs Around the Globe

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

Just in time for Hanukkah, we’re thrilled to present the remarkable Aharon Ben Zalman Collection of menorahs, spanning the globe and more than five centuries. Though Jewish communities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas all celebrate Hanukkah, their style of holiday lamps reflect their own unique cultures. Within Eldridge Street’s vibrant historic sanctuary, menorahs from 17th-century Italy and 19th-century North Africa will be displayed alongside those from Colonial America and modernday Israel, India, Brazil, Poland, the Netherlands, and more.…

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New Docent Orientation

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

Volunteer docents at the Museum at Eldridge Street are part of something bigger than just one building. Docents are our ambassadors, our guides, and our family. Join us to do the fulfilling work of sharing the past with visitors from around the globe! A new volunteer cohort is about to begin. We invite you to join the team. At this orientation meeting, you will meet fellow prospective volunteers and learn more about the training process and docent experience.

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Accordion Festival: Sounds of the Lower East Side

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

In the 19th century, the accordion became a popular instrument not only in Eastern Europe, but throughout the continent. And as migrants made the trip overseas to America, many brought their accordions along with them. As a result, the instrument played a prominent role in the musical life of the Lower East Side. In those days, the sounds of the accordion evoked the old country. But today, musicians from around the globe are breathing new life and traditions into this…

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