Lower East Side Preservation Initiative
An Afternoon on The Lower East Side
Sunday May 18, 2014
Part One: Tour the Bowery
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
New York Public Library Digital Collection
LUNCH AT AN HISTORIC GREEK-AMERICAN SYNAGOGUE
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.
Meet at: Kehila Janina Kedosha Synagogue at 280 Broome St, between EldrIdge and Allen Streets
LESPI and Synagogue members $20
SPECIAL COMBINED TOUR AND LUNCH EVENT PRICE: $40
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014, historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.