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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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Celebrate ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas’ with the Eldridge Street Synagogue on Sunday

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

The annual block party celebrating a trifecta of treats – egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas – is hitting the streets of the Lower East Side this weekend. Yup, now in its 17th season, the Museum at Eldridge Street’s festival will once again commemorate the diverse communities of the neighborhood, by way of food, performances, games, and hands-on […]

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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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This is What the Eldridge Street Synagogue Looked Like Before its 20-year Restoration [PHOTOS]

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:12 am

“It was as though the synagogue was held up by strings from heaven.” —Roberta Brandes Gratz, founder of the Eldridge Street Project Ten years have elapsed since the Eldridge Street Synagogue reopened in spectacular fashion. Hard to believe. The Lower East Side landmark, situated at the bottom of its namesake street, spent the prior two […]

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Sky High with the Eldridge Street Synagogue ‘Oculus’ Window Restoration [PHOTOS]

Posted March 13, 2017 at 9:45 am

The sky-high stained-glass window piercing the star-stamped ceiling of the Eldridge Street Synagogue is undergoing a full restoration. We’re told that the decorative glass of the so-called “Oculus” – an original relic dating back to 1887 – had dislodged from its lead frame that kept it in place all these years. Each section was then […]

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The Annual ‘Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival’ is this Sunday

Last modified June 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Get your mah jongg tiles ready; the annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this Sunday. The block party, now in its 16th iteration, is ready to dole out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, along with myriad diverse activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of the neighborhood. If you’ll […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue to Host ‘Jewish New York’ Roundtable

Posted February 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

When discussing the Lower East Side, the familiar trope about its “melting pot” nature usually arises. After all, at the very least, it was once a landing strip for generations of immigrants from varying backgrounds. In particular, the Jewish community has shaped not only these treasure troves of Lower Manhattan, but also its culinary traditions. How the neighborhood continues to maintain […]

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Chat Up ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Lyricist at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Last modified December 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm

The timeless Broadway production Fiddler on the Roof is returning to the big stage, and with it, its legendary lyricist to the Lower East Side. Sheldon Harnick, the man who penned soundtrack favorites such as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “If I Were a Rich Man,” plans to discuss some behind-the-scenes experiences of the musical masterpiece at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. It’ll be […]

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Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival Expanding to Include Empanadas in June

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:06 am

Despite the spike in temperatures this week, summer couldn’t be further away. Nevertheless, the Eldridge Street Synagogue isn’t wasting time advertising the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival held at its doorstep. The official date was dropped yesterday – Sunday, June 7, 12pm – 4pm. This year’s event – the 16th go-round – will feature the usual […]

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Recap: Celebrating the 14th Year of Egg Rolls & Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Posted June 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Yesterday afternoon was the fourteenth installment of the Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, held at the gates of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. As in years past, this melting pot of a block was briefly transformed for a day of multicultural programming, with the usual entertainment. The alter-cockers played Mahjong outside, traditional music provided soundtrack, […]

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