Sun, Aug 11|
Lower East Side Tour & Free Concert Featuring Salsa Legend Eddie Palmieri
We'll cover the Lower East Side history from the 19th century through the present day, a grand exploration of the the old and the new! Optional free salsa concert at the end of this guided walk.
Time & Location
Aug 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA
About The Event
En route to our destination at East River Park, this guided tour will take us on a journey through the Lower East Side and its many layers of immigrant history and today's "new waves" of culture. We'll stop at the new Essex market, and take note of the development in progress which includes the next home of the International Center of Photography. Stops include the Bialystoker Synagogue and other living history reminders of both the Catholic and Jewish Lower East Side.
At the Henry Street Settlement we will learn about the organization's role in starting the public health movement and its role as a national leader in service to children, families and the poor. Perhaps we'll sweeten the experience with a stop at Economy Candy -- open since 1937.
About the music: Headlining this evening is the legendary salsero Eddie Palmieri, a Bronx music legend. After playing Carnegie Hall by age 11, the Puerto Rican Grammy Award-winning pianist, bandleader, musician, and composer founded the bands La Perfecta and the Afro-Cuban supergroup Harlem River Drive, helping shift the sounds of salsa, incorporating more trombones and flute for a new “trombanga” style. Link to the event.
Note the Tenement Museum Visitor Center and Bookstore will be open. Feel free to come early to browse and use the restroom.
There's also a special pop-up exhibit: "Immigrants Mean Business: An Enduring History of Entrepreneurship" on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM – 6:30 PM. Location is on the 2nd floor.