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October 2017

Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi – Klezmer Concert

October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Yale Strom and his klezmer band Hot Pstromi will celebrate the enduring significance of klezmer music, filling the sanctuary with traditional music of Eastern European Jews as well as music that mixes in influences from jazz and 20th-century classical music. In celebration of the Museum at Eldridge Street’s role as a world-class institution for the past, present and future of Yiddish culture, we are proud to present a day of film and music. At 12, 1 (sold out) and 2 pm (sold out) the Museum will…

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November 2017

Generation to Generation Festival

November 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Don a top hat or bonnet, and travel back in time to 1887 when the Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened. Our Generation to Generation Festival will present the traditions, music, and art of the Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Enjoy synagogue tours and musical performances. Take a 19th-century citizen test. Try your hand at nineteenth -century crafts. Take a photo at our old-fashioned photo booth.  Partake in art activities inspired by immigrant life on the Lower East Side and your own…

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NEW DATE: Curator’s Tour – Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002 United States

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs exhibition and tour our restored landmark with exhibition curator and the Museum at Eldridge Street’s archivist Nancy Johnson.

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A Night with the Andy Statman Trio

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Dubbed “a musician’s musician” by The New York Times, Andy Statman is one of the premier clarinetists and mandolinists playing today. Join him and his longtime partners Larry Eagle (percussion) and Jim Whitney (bass) for their trademark blend of American roots music, personal prayerful Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz.

$30.00 - $45.00
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Sophie Tucker – The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

November 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until December 4, 2017


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

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed “The First Lady of Show Business” for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of…

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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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