Egg Rolls & Egg Creams

10 Jun

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.

Public Transportation


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!!






2 Responses to “Egg Rolls & Egg Creams”

  1. Johnny D June 10, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    It looks like your egg cream photo was taken at the legendary Egg Cream Mecca, the Gem Spa in the East Village. It’s been on the Corner of 2nd Ave & St Marks Place since the 1950s and many say it’s egg cream is the best. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

    • sallanscorner June 10, 2011 at 11:18 am #

      Thanks for the link – I didn’t know most of that!

      Yes, Hubby took me there when I first moved to New York, to get my very first ever egg cream – on the advice of Johnny Spampinato!

      Thank goodness for good old Uncle Hymie who created the egg cream!

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