Stroll the Lower East Side of New York City on December 25 with Free Tours by Foot

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Experience a New York City Neighborhood Where Jewish HolyDay Traditions are Old World Celebrations

My great-grandparents came here in the 1880's from Eastern Europe and lived on Hester Street. Everyone in the neighborhood was like one big family. Those memories warm my soul like chicken soup with matzoh balls.

New York City has many neighborhoods celebrating several holidays in December. The history rich Lower East Side of Manhattan once attracted thousands of Jews from Eastern Europe. Their unique culture still permeates the neighborhood.

Join Free Tours by Foot on December 25 and experience why these immigrants came looking for “Di goldeneh medina” (the golden land) and how they lived once they arrived. Walk Orchard Street and Hester Street in this area...stroll past the Sunshine Theatre and the Pickle Guys...see where B’nai B’rith was founded, where the Eldridge St. Synagogue is and Romanite Synagogue was located...get a sense of the original immigrants’ lives. Hear the stories of their escape from Russian and Polish pogroms and their hopes in the Promised Land (America).

Free Tours by Foot will offer a Jewish Lower East Side tour on December 25 by guides who grew up in this neighborhood, living these historic religious traditions. Join them in obtaining a better understanding of the culture, history and experience of these immigrants.

Reservations are required. To make reservations, log on to and go to the calendar at the bottom of the page. Register for the Jewish Lower East Side Tour for December 25.

Free Tours by Foot was founded in 2006 in Washington, D.C. by three tour guides; each had recently traveled to Europe and experienced free, tip-supported walking tours in several cities. All three were struck by the quality and enthusiasm the guides had for the cities and guests. Free Tours by Foot now operates in Washington, DC, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Orleans and is opening in Charleston.

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