By The Museum at Eldridge Street
A century ago, New York’s Lower East Side was home to the world’s largest Jewish community. Hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants lived, worked, played, here; all while struggling to survive. Today, much of this neighborhood has changed as new generations of immigrants make the Lower East Side part of their own story. But if you look closely, you can find remnants of Jewish community from a century ago. Join the Museum at Eldridge Street for an hour-long in-person tour as we explore important sites of the neighborhood and piece together what life was in the Jewish Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century.
Museum at Eldridge Street Walking Tours are only available to small groups (10 people max). This tour is available to both individual ticket holders or families.
The safety of our visitors and staff is our priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are monitoring the situation closely and following guidance from the CDC and local health officials. We will require temperature checks at the beginning of the tour, the use of face covering at all times covering nose and mouth, social distancing and maintaining 6-feet from other, and regular hand washing and hand sanitizing using alcohol-based hand sanitizer. More details about where you will be meeting and other safety guidelines will be available in your email confirmation.
The Museum continues to be closed at this time.
This program is held in conjunction with Lower East Side History Month.
Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side. Each year in May, Lower East Side cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents come together to create a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities. All events take place in the historical boundaries of the Lower East Side, which includes the East Village, Chinatown, Two Bridges and Loisaida, and proudly feature Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and other community histories of the area. Conceived and launched in 2014 by Downtown Art and FABnyc in partnership with LES-based cultural and community groups, LES History Month aims to connect our present to our past, exploring how our history can inform and inspire our future.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.