Only in New York can you find a neighborhood party celebrating both Chinese and Eastern European Jewish influences on the same block: The Museum at Eldridge Street’s Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is a party that honors this mix of cultures in the Lower East Side. For music lovers, listen to
Chinese opera or a klezmer ensemble while sipping on a kosher egg cream and
munching on egg rolls. Or learn how to make paper lanterns, tefillin, and
yarmulkes. Also look for Chinese acrobats, children’s games, and even some Yiddish- and Chinese-language lessons. So quit kvetching that you have to go back to work tomorrow and come celebrate the Year of the Rat at this unique block party.

Sun., June 15, noon, 2008