The Museum at Eldridge Street. Image by Peter Aaron
This upcoming Wednesday July 22nd is our special summer after hours event at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Starting at 8pm, the stunning sanctuary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and the Museum at Eldridge Street will be opened for a wine reception for Untapped Cities guests. We’ll open with a 15 minute talk about the Lower East Side religious institution by Rachel Serkin, Family & Education Program Associate, at the Museum at Eldridge Street and then guests will be free to explore, mingle and imbibe. The Untapped Cities staff looks forward to seeing you at the event!
You’ll step into the footsteps of the synagogue’s immigrant founders who finally got to celebrate their religion gloriously and openly in the free land of America. Swap historical facts and quirky architectural detail over wine. Be on the lookout for the parts of unrestored lath and plaster in the building’s balcony which reveal how the building is put together, with brick, lath, plaster, even pieces of horse-hair, used to bind the plaster.
Tickets are still available for the wine reception, and are 25% off for Untapped Cities readers using discount code UNTAPPED.