Thursday, June 3, 2010

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams

Over the years, Manhattan's Lower East Side has offered shelter to myriad immigrant groups starting new lives in New York. Even today, the gentrified hipster haven is home to a diverse population.

On Sunday, June 6, from 12:00-4:00 PM, Museum at Eldridge Street will host the 10th annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival to celebrate the Chinese and Jewish communities that play such an integral role in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. 

Museum at Eldridge Street, housed in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, celebrates the history of Jewish immigration to the Lower East Side, which was once considered the hub of Jewish culture. 

Sunday's free festival will feature music, food, Chinese opera and acrobatic performances, Yiddish and Chinese lessons, scribal arts, storytelling, crafts, and more. 

Photo courtesy of Museum at Eldridge Street website

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