Places: The Museum at Eldridge Street, NY

Elsewhere in NYC: The Museum at Eldridge Street

Contributed by Rita Shpilsky

Elsewhere in NYC: the Museum at Eldridge Street
Inside the Museum at Eldridge Street; image source

Have you ever been to a place that magically transports you to a fairytale not just by its architectural beauty and history but by the magic of light and spirituality? Surely every normal person used to dream about that type of place as a kid, but it’s almost impossible to find it when you are getting older. The Museum at Eldridge Street became such a place for me the minute I made my first step inside. The first thing that strikes you at Museum at Eldridge Street is the  flow of blue light coming from a huge stained glass above and around you which fills the space with purity and hope.

The museum is one of the oldest Ashkenazi synagogues in New York City situated in the historic Lower East Side. The neighborhood was almost destroyed by natural disasters and age, but luckily was restored to become a sanctuary place for many New Yorkers. There are many programs and concerts held in this hidden gem of the city. Check its March program here.

Venue: Museum at Eldridge Street