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November 2017

Street Vendor Stories: Pushcarts, Pretzels and Plantains

November 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

New Yorkers have been selling food and drink on the streets since the very beginnings of the city. The Lower East Side’s 19th century pushcarts were perhaps the nexus of the tradition, but it lives on today in the hugely popular food trucks drawing new crowds on the sidewalks. Join Eldridge and Cindy VandenBosch of Turnstile Tours for this panel discussion exploring the past and present of New York City street food. Panelists include Jack Beller of Worksman Cycles-800BuyCart, a…

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Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

This exhibition opens on Thursday, November 30 from 6 to 8 pm and is on view through January 2, 2018. Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an arry of menorahs from the collection of the Lori and David Moore family that show just how many ways there are to light up the holiday. Lori and David Moore began buying menorahs as…

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December 2017

Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family

December 1, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light – A Whole Lotta Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an array of menorahs from the collection of the Lori and David Moore family that show just how many ways there are to light up the holiday. Lori and David Moore began buying menorahs as a way to provide their son and daughter with a holiday tradition, mirroring other families’ yearly holiday…

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The 13-Petaled Rose – Klezmer and Persian Music

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics join the Montreal based ensemble Constantinople, led by Kiya Tabassian, in a beautiful evening of klezmer music and sacred Yiddish and Judeo-Persian songs.   

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Menorah Mania – Family Chanukah Celebration

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and this year the Eldridge Street Synagogue will be shining brighter than ever with a special exhibit featuring dozens of menorahs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt highlighting menorahs of all shapes and sizes and learn the illuminating history behind the synagogue’s original candelabra and lighting. Enjoy a Chanukah sing-along, snack on edible dreidels and take home your own menorah creation.   

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The Golden Age of Radio

December 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017


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

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called “War of the…

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Christmas Day at the Shul

December 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

On a day when most places are closed, the Museum will swing open our doors for a special day of tours and activities! From noon to 2:00 p.m., kids and adults alike will be busy enjoying tours of the Museum’s landmark building, self-guided scavenger hunts, and special family art projects. The Museum’s new exhibition, Let There Be Light! featuring over 100 fun and unique menorahs, will delight visitors in the main historic sanctuary. At 3:00 p.m., enjoy a live concert…

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January 2018

Crazy for Knishes! with “The Knish War on Rivington Street” author Joanne Oppenheim

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

When two immigrant families opened knish shops right across the street from each other in New York’s Lower East Side back in 1916, it sparked a crazy culinary competition – and provided the real-life inspiration for Joanne Oppenheim’s charming and hilarious new children’s book, The Knish War on Rivington Street. Don’t miss this special program with the book’s author! Oppenheim will read the story and sign your book (copies will be available for sale), as well as share details about the special role kids…

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February 2018

The Making of Jewish New York: Spanish Portuguese Culture

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

“Jewish New York” is a singular term, but it encompasses hundreds of years and millions of people. The culture of Jewish New York is layered, varied, and an amalgam of international and national influences – each wave of Jewish immigration has brought new customs to the country, mixing with or replacing what came before. In turn, those changes created new practices and perceptions of what it means to be Jewish in America and in New York. On this series of…

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The Great Kitchen Tool Mystery

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Sometimes a seemingly simple household object holds the key to a secret history! Historian and author Richard Rabinowitz shares the remarkable story of his mother’s bottle opener and how it led him on a twisting, turning journey from New York to Poland to Canada to Vermont – touching on immigration history, the labor movement and, oddly enough, the invention of Crisco! Rabinowitz’s story will provide a thrilling guide for anyone interested in learning how to use simple objects to construct…

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