Walking Tour of the Yiddish Rialto

“SECOND HAND ROSE”: SYNAGOGUES, SECOND AVENUE, & “HIDDEN” GARDENS OF THE EAST VILLAGE

Stroll down Second Avenue, the “Yiddish Rialto,” now the East Village . See the historic synagogues of the East Sixth Street and hear a brief performance and personal recollections of a former Yiddish theater chorus boy. Enjoy an amazing network of community gardens, each with its own remarkable story.

Date: Sunday, July 29, 2007
Time: 11:15 a.m. (tour takes about 3 hours)
Meeting Place: Corner of Second Avenue & 10th Street, site of the former Second Avenue Deli

ON THIS TOUR, YOU WILL:

O See the Second Avenue Deli’s “Starwalk” of the Yiddish Theatre;

O Visit the historic synagogues of East 6th Street: Community Synagogue: originally St. Marks Lutheran Church, spiritual home of the German congregation that lost 1,000 parishioners in the General Slocum disaster ;

O Congregation Adas Yisroel Anshe Meseritz: a tenement-style synagogue described as a “little jewel” by Professor Gerard Wolfe in Synagogues of The Lower East Side (1978);

O Hear about citizen activism at a selection of charming “hidden” gardens;

O Enjoy a local nosh.

Fees/Info: Adults: $18; seniors and students: $16, Save $2 by pre-registering (other discounts do not apply)

Questions? Contact Laurie Tobias Cohen, executive director, at (212) 374-4100, ext. 1; e-mail: lesconservancy@aol.com

The LESJ Conservancy wishes to acknowledge the support of the American Jewish Historical Society : http://www.ajhs.org/

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