Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 128 years. At Untapped Cities, we’ve learned that any New York City landmark that has been around for over a decade is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that the chandelier in the synagogue is actually upside down? And that no one knows what the original stain glass looks like? On December 9th, discover even more about this stunning structure’s architecture, embellishments and history on our new after-hours tour, in partnership with the Museum at Eldridge Street, where we will unveil the building’s other hidden gems.
As a bonus, following the behind-the-scenes exploration, we’ll be celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join us for a wine reception where the Museum at Eldridge Street will provide latkes, jelly donuts and other traditional holiday goodies and light a menorah marking the fourth day of the holiday! Regardless of religious affiliation, this sanctuary celebration will be sure to get your holiday senses tinglingly.
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