Thank you for joining us for our 12th annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams festival. It was a joyous day!
Check out photographs from the festival on our Facebook page and please share your own photographs and stories from the day there.
The Museum at Eldridge Street’s Egg Rolls and Egg Creams festival celebrates the rich cultures of our block and neighborhood. 125 years ago the area was home to Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and the Eldridge Street Synagogue was their spiritual home. Today the neighborhood is part of a vibrant Chinatown. Our festival is a celebration of this rich cultural context featuring Jewish and Chinese music, folk art, food and crafts.
Egg rolls and egg creams, a recipe for love. That was the case for this couple (pictured center and right) who met at last year's festival and joined us again this year! Share your stories on our Facebook page. Photo: Kate Milford
Join us for one of our wonderful summer events, including walking tours, family programs and our new Eldridge Street After Hours program:
Sunday-Thursday from 10am-5pm; Friday from 10am-3pm
$10 adults: $8 students and seniors: $6 children under 18; Free on Monday
Discover the history, architecture and spiritual significance of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, built in 1887. Step into the footsteps of the synagogue’s immigrant founders. Explore award-winning digital displays about our gateway Lower East Side neighborhood and Jewish ritual. Find out how the immigrant experience transformed and continues to transform communities today.
Summer Camp Story Slam
Thursday, June 21 from 6-8pm
$10 adults: $5 Facebook friends
Color wars, mosquitoes and four-week long relationships. Eldridge Street After Hours premieres with a story slam featuring memories and anecdotes from summer camp. Participants are invited to share their best and most outrageous stories. Prizes will be awarded for favorite stories. Spiked bug juice and summer camp inspired treats will be served. This is the debut event of our Eldridge Street After Hours for people in their 20s and 30s.
All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
Sunday, June 24 at 11am
$20 adults; $15 students and seniors; $10 children under 18
What was it like to be a kid growing up 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. Visit the local library, park, public school, candy store and other sites where immigrant children played, prayed, shopped and gathered.
Yiddish POEMobile: Mein Heym New York
Wednesday, June 27 at 8:30pm
Free – Presented by Citylore and Bowery Arts & Science
Poems in Yiddish and English will be projected onto the facade of the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue for an upcoming POEMobile event on the Lower East Side. Enjoy readings by award-winning Yiddish poets Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Yoel Matveyeev, Mindl Rinkewich and Gitl Schachter-Viswanath, and Yiddish music by Lisa Mayer and Sruli Dresdner.
Preservation Detectives Family Program
Sundays July 8 and August 12 at 11am
$15 per family; Recommended for children ages 5-10
Binoculars? Check. Notepads? Check. Magnifying glasses? Check. Preservation Detectives, grab your tools and prepare for adventure! Step into a world filled with color and stories and secrets. Climb stairs, count stars, open doors, even peek inside these 125 year old walls. (You won't believe what you'll see!) Each month our Preservation Detectives family program features a different theme, a special art project, and a new discovery.
Lower East Side Nosh & Stroll
Sundays, July 15 and August 5 at 11am
$25 adults; $18 students and seniors
Eat your way through history on this delicious neighborhood walking tour. Once home to the largest Jewish population in the world, the Lower East Side still bears traces of Jewish life from the turn of the last century. Visit synagogues, Yiddish newspaper buildings, socialists hot spots and more while sampling treats from local vendors, including the best pickle shop in New York City.
Eldridge Street After Hours
Thursday, July 19 & August 16 from 6-8pm
$10 per person; $5 Facebook friends
Join us for our monthly Happy Hour for people in their 20s and 30s. Enjoy music, drinks and good company while taking in the beauty and history of our magnificent landmark. The Museum at Eldridge Street, located in the historic 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, provides a magnificent venue to share with your friends, family and significant others. Eldridge Street After Hours takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 6-8pm.
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 | Tel: 212.219.0888 | Fax: 212.966.4782 | www.eldridgestreet.org