Celebrate Tu B'Shvat at the Museum at Eldridge Street's WinterGreen Festival on Sunday, January 29
Thu Jan 26 2012
Courtesy Eldridge Street Synagogue
Among Eldridge Street Synagogue's most family-family events is its annual celebration of Tu B'Shvat, a holiday that marks the new year of trees, historically the time when young trees could finally be harvested. The Lower East Side house of worship takes the Jewish Arbor Day to new heights, offering kids the chance to undertake a planting project, challah making and an eco-instrument workshop, and even partake in a traditional Tu B'Shvat seder with food tastings, courtesy of local vendors like Russ & Daughters. Visitors will also get a "green tour" of the synagogue, to learn about the eco-friendliness of its stunning renovation. Be sure to check out the gorgeous stained-glass window by Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans, and the historic spot's many interactive exhibits, too. Sun Jan 29 1--4pm. Free with museum admission: $10, students and seniors $8, children ages 5 to 18 free.