Monday, March 31, 2014

Lower East Side Preservation Initiative's Moveable Feast

An Afternoon on The Lower East Side
 Sunday May 18, 2014

Part One: Tour the Bowery
2:00-4:00 pm
with theatre historian Cezar Del Valle
Meet in front of the Liz Christy Garden, Bowery and Houston Street

The Bowery entertainment district was once bursting with Yiddish, Chinese and Italian Theatres, vaudeville houses, early film venues, dime museums, and concert saloons. Explore this colorful, earthy history with theatre historian Cezar Del Valle.

Admission: $20  LESPI Members: $15


History Quickie: Lower East Side History Project

Part Two:


4:00 - 6:00 pm

At the Kehila Janina Kedosha synagogue, a New York City Landmark, enjoy  a delicious lunch of traditional Greek-Jewish kosher yaprakes, bourekas, kourlouia, Greek salad, seasonal fruit, hot and cold beverages.
Tour the beautifully restored 1927 synagogue interior, and visit the synagogue's fascinating museum on the history of the congregation and Greek American Jewish life.

Cosponsored with Kehila Janina Kedosha 
Meet  at: Kehila Janina Kedosha Synagogue at 280 Broome St, between EldrIdge and Allen Streets

Admission: $25
LESPI and Synagogue members $20

LESPI MEMBERS: $30 with any questions.

This program is part of Lower East Side History Month 
Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc. 

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