I haven’t done this before, so I can’t wait until this Sunday (6/12) – when I will be experiencing this FREE block party:
The Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday June 12
“Experience a unique slice of the city, where Chinatown meets the old Jewish Lower East Side at our one-of-a-kind block party!”
Detailed on this website, we’re told about the going-ons during this event:
* The Peking Opera is one of the festival highlights, featuring amazing acrobatic performances.
* The fascinating game of mah-jongg unites young and old.
* Discover the egg roll and egg cream combo. L’Chaim!
* Scribes demonstrate the ancient arts of Hebrew and Chinese calligraphy.
* Learn the art of Chinese paper-folding from a master paper artist.
* Tiger, dog or other zodiac figure? Get your face painted by young and old mavens.
* Come hear the Chinatown Senior Center Orchestra.
* Ray Musiker’s klezmer ensemble brings joy to the house.
* Our Egg Roll & Egg Cream Festival will have you dancing in the street.
“Experience the eggs-traordinary! Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more! Don’t miss New York City’s best block party, a cross-cultural celebration of the Jewish and Chinese communities of our Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.”
This Lower East Side block party takes place this Sunday, 6/12, from noon to 4:00 pm. Find the start of the party at The Museum At Eldridge Street – 12 Eldridge Street between Canal Street & Division Street.
F to East Broadway
Exit at Rutgers Street and Canal. Walk four blocks west on Canal. Turn left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (5 minute walk from subway).
B or D to Grand Street
Walk one block east on Grand Street to Eldridge Street. Turn right onto Eldridge and walk south 2 1/2 blocks. The Museum will be on your left. (5 min walk from subway).
6, N, Q, R, J or Z to Canal Street
Walk east on the north side of Canal Street. Continue walking east past the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Turn right on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (10 min walk from subway).
May I say just for the record – I love both egg rolls and egg creams. I can’t wait to try the combo!!