The Museum at Eldridge St, 12 Eldridge street Lower East side, must surely be strange to a non New Yorker.
Yet it’s a living testament to the way cultures blend in New York City. On Sunday it is the focus of a local community Festival the Egg Roll and Egg Cream Festival which celebrates the the Jewish and Chinese cultures which once dominated the LES.
Originally a Jewish synagogue it has been saved from decay by lots of volunteer effort and City funds.
Now it is a vibrant Community Center drawing inspiration from all the cultures represented by the people of the LES, and there are many.
So on June 8th, from 12-4 pm as the Egg Roll and Egg Cream Festival makes it’s noisy presence felt in the neighborhood, the resilience of this once desperately poor area place is once more celebrated.
You can go and see Chinese Opera, as you can see in the video and then minutes later listen to a performance of Klezma music while you drink an egg cream. If you would like more details go to
Museum at Eldridge Street