When we think of the East Village, what comes to mind now is a neighborhood filled with restaurants offering varied ethnic foods, bars, community gardens, a Gangster Museum, and a host of small theaters. Originally considered part of the Lower East Side, there used to be about four dozen synagogue dotting the area.
Come on a walking tour with us as we contrast the past to the present while wandering the streets of the East Village. With your guide, Urban Historian Barry Feldman you will visit the location of several former Jewish religious sites as he recreates the landscape of the East Village of yesteryear. Explore a community garden that is paved with relics of a former synagogue, and pending availability, we will enter one of these synagogues that survived, and is still active.
This tour lasts a little over 2 hours with a significant amount of walking, and we tour RAIN OR SHINE.
In order to enable you to hear the guide while practicing social distancing, we will be using an app for smart phones. Bring earphones to your cell.
Proper mask-wearing is mandatory, with a strict policy – no mask, no tour!
We ask that all attendees please wash their hands or sanitize before the tour begins.
If you are not feeling well, DO NOT ATTEND. If you have been exposed to anyone with symptoms of the virus DO NOT ATTEND. Call our office and arrangements will be made to either have your money refunded, or you will be issued a credit with no expiration date.
We will monitor the situation and guidelines, and reserve the right to either cancel this tour, increase, or decrease the number of registrants accordingly.
The price of this tour is $28 for Adults, $26 for Seniors, and $25 for students. Tickets are an additional $3PP on the day of the tour
Sun, October 24, 2021
10:45 AM – 1:15 PM EDT
Meet in front of Russ & Daughters shop
179 E. HOUSTON ST
New York, NY 10002