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