Upcoming Walking Tours of the Lower East Side
SUNDAYS, MAY 23 & 30 AT 2 PM
Walk This Way!
Take to the streets on our unique Lower East Side-Chinatown walking tours.
Sunday, May 23 at 2 pm
Gangster, Writer, Rabbi
Gangster Big Jack Zelig, writer Sholem Aleichem and Rabbi Jacob Joseph all lived and died on the Lower East Side, and all three attracted thousands to their funeral processions. Follow the path of thes solemn marches, and learn about the political, cultural and religious legacies of these larger-than-life figures.
Sunday, May 30 at 2 pm
Five Points in America
The roots of the community that would one day build the Eldridge Street Synagogue lie in the former Five Points area and today’s Chinatown. Stroll the streets of these historic areas, discovering traces of the Jewish immigrant experience at every turn. Visit former synagogues, an early collect pond, and a cemetery in bustling Chatham Square.
Visit www.eldridgestreet.org for more information.
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets
Email [email protected] or call 212.219.0302 x 5
The Museum at Eldridge Street, based in the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. Tours, exhibits, and public and educational programs tell the story of the generations that carried religiousand communal customs to a new country and celebrate America’s broad cultural traditions.