The Museum at Eldridge Street, based in the National Historic Landmark 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. The Museum offers guided tours of the synagogue, exhibits and cultural programs including concerts, neighborhood walking tours and film screenings. The Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival, a celebration of Jewish and Chinese cultures, is held every June and the Village Voice has called it the city's "Best Annual Block Party." The Museum is open Sunday through Thusday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Friday & Saturday. Advance reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
Free Mondays: Eldridge Street is one of few museums that are open for free on Mondays. New admission prices: $12 adult; $10 senior/student; $8 children 5-17 (free to children under 5) Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday-Thursday and 10 am to 3 pm Friday; closed Saturdays Address: 12 Eldridge St., between Canal and Division Streets.
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