Eldridge Street Synagogue

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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Date Set for 14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival

Posted May 5, 2014 at 11:17 am

Mark those calendars: the annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival is celebrating its 14th year at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. As per protocol, tourists and locals alike will be treated to cross-cultural delights, by way of food and activities, that capture the unique confluence of Jewish and Chinese tradition in this neighborhood. Party time! Eggcellent! […]

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Ending After Season 5 Later This Year

Posted January 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

Prohibition is almost over… Next season will be the fifth and final for the critically acclaimed mob drama Boardwalk Empire. HBO dropped the somber news yesterday at the Television Critics Association, and also relayed the message with a simple graphic on the branded Facebook page. Series creator Terence Winter told Entertainment Weekly: We’re thrilled to get […]

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Scenes from the 2013 Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival [PHOTOS]

Posted June 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

The southern terminus of Eldridge Street played host yesterday afternoon to the thirteenth annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival.

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Date Set for 13th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival

Posted May 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

It’s one of the more culturally eclectic block parties around, mixing two proud traditions on the streets of the Lower East Side.

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