Tuesday, January 2, 2024

SUNDAY: Sketch the Eldridge Street Synagogue

SUNDAY, January  7th, 2024

Opened in 1887, this was the first great house of worship in America built by Jews from Eastern Europe.  After falling into terrible disrepair in the mid 20th Century, the building has been meticulously restored and now is listed on the National Historic Registry. It is now a museum rather than a house of worship.  

Join us for a day of sketching the intricate woodwork, beautiful stained glass and soaring space in the only remaining marker of the great wave of Jewish migration to the  Lower East Side.   For more information about the building, its history and restoration, click here:


WHAT:  We’re sketching at the Eldridge Street Synagogue on the lower east side.

WHEN:  We’ll meet at the Synagogue at 10:00 AM SUNDAY, January 7th, 2024

WHERE:  See the map below,

-   By Subway:  
 The F Train to East Broadway

-    By Car:  Parking is difficult although there is no alternate side of the street parking on Sunday.

LUNCH:  12:00 PM  - No eating in the Synagogue.  We’ll need to step outside to explore the possibilities.

AFTERNOON:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching..

SHOW AND TELL:  3:00 PM  Location to be determined. This is the social part of our day where we will share our sketches, tell stories, and probably talk about art supplies.

-  Bring a stool - it gives you more options.  

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