Recap: Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival 2011

Posted on: June 13th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

The rain stayed at bay yesterday afternoon, albeit with a canopy of clouds, allowing the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival to transpire without a hitch.  As in the past, hundreds of tourists flooded the narrow southern terminus of Eldridge Street to celebrate the eleventh year of this annual downtown tradition, sponsored by the iconic Eldridge Street Synagogue.

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It was a festive occasion to celebrate the cultural melting pot of a neighborhood that provided dual refuge to Jewish and Chinese populations alike.  At street level, the namesake products were sold by eager volunteers who mixed Dixie cups with the requisite U-Bet-Milk-Seltzer recipe.  Tables scattered about the street also provided various activities for sightseers and their families – face painting, yarmulke knitting, Mahjong, etc.

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There were additional cultural booths situated inside the synagogue-cum-museum – Sofer scribe, Chinese calligraphy, Hebrew hymns.  So people had a chance to scope the history and the crazy-cool new stained glass window.

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