Lower East Side (online program)

at Freeport Memorial Library | Fri May 14

Location

Freeport Memorial Library

144 W. Merrick Road
Freeport, NY , NY 11550
(Map)
Tel: 516-378-5017 Ex. 505
Contact Name: Maryellen Cantanno
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fri, May 14, 2021
Cost: Free Event
Description

The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle on the Lower East Side, followed by Irish and German immigrants.  Beginning in 1880, large waves of Eastern European Jews and Italians began to arrive.  Learn about the poor living conditions they endured.  View the buildings and synagogues they produced.  See what remains of the Jewish Lower East Side and how the neighborhood is rapidly changing.  Today construction cranes are everywhere and the neighborhood is teeming with luxury condos, upscale eateries, and art galleries.Please see the calendar of events of www.freeportlibrary.info for the link to join this virtual program.  Freeport Memorial Library 516-379-3274