Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum at Eldridge Street Reopens Next Month

Posted May 13, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Museum at Eldridge Street is awakening from the pandemic slumber. After a year-and-change, the historic synagogue is planning to reopen on June 1. The biggest change is that all tours are now conducted in a digital, self-guided format, rather than with an in-person guide. The tours will be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. […]

How the Museum at Eldridge Street is Faring in the Time of COVID-19

Last modified May 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Amid nationwide closures, the Museum at Eldridge Street (aka the Eldridge Street Synagogue) is swinging its focus, by expanding its offerings to a global audience through virtual programming. The historic museum representing Jewish New York has, like so many others, been closed to foot traffic since stay-at-home orders were first mandated. One of the main […]

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Celebrating 19 Years of Egg Rolls and Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Last modified June 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Mah jongg tiles at the ready! The annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this weekend. The block party, now in its 19th year, is ready to dish out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, alongside a bunch of activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue Offers Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees

Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:03 am

With the government shutdown now clocking in at a month, many establishments are trying to ease the financial burden on those who have yet to receive a paycheck in 2019. This includes businesses and organizations on the Lower East Side. The Museum at Eldridge Street is offering free admission for all federal employees currently on […]

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Return to Eldridge Street Next Month

Posted May 1, 2018 at 5:09 am

The beloved annual block party celebrating a trifecta of treats – egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas – is coming up on its 18th year celebrating on the Lower East Side. Indeed, the festival, hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street, will once again pay tribute to the diverse communities of the neighborhood, by way of food, performances, games, […]

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‘Rediscover’ the Eldridge Street Synagogue Ten Years After Its Restoration

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Tonight marks the opening of a new exhibition at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. “Rediscovery, Restoration, and Rediscovery: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the photogenic house of worship. This rehabilitation was no small feat: it took twenty years and $20 million to restore the synagogue, which originally […]

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There’s a Walking Tour Down the ‘Historic’ Bowery on Sunday

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

One of New York’s prominent urban historians is taking it to the streets. To the Bowery, in fact. Esther Crain has been researching for nearly a decade, sifting through photographs, newspaper clippings, and other precious artifacts to fill in the nooks and crannies of New York’s lengthy, yet often quick-moving history. Now, the founder of Ephemeral New […]

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