Photos: Egg Rolls & Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

It was packed on Eldridge Street yesterday, as locals and visitors alike checked out the annual “Eggs Rolls and Egg Creams” Festival.   The quintessential multicultural event, celebrating the Jewish and Chinese influences on the Lower East Side, is sponsored by the Museum at Eldridge Street.  Click through to see more photos.

Scenes from Egg Rolls and Egg Creams 2011

Little festivalgoers could make and color their own paper dragons; these two guys were enjoying roaring.

The annual Egg Creams and Egg Rolls Festival lit up Eldridge street with Chinese and Jewish treats, games, arts and music yesterday afternoon.

There were mahjongg tables filled with bubbies and others filled with Chinese elders. Another table showcased Chinese dumplings and kreplach being made side by side. Of course, there were egg rolls and egg creams. Click through for more pictures from the Museum at Eldridge’s beloved festival.

Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival on Sunday

On Sunday, the Museum at Eldridge Street invites the community to its Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, an annual celebration of the Chinese and Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side.

The event is free and runs from noon to 4 p.m. Expect acrobatics from The Peking Opera, lessons in mah jongg and both Hebrew and Chinese writing, as well as the treats from which the festival takes its name.

Read more about the festival on the museum’s blog, where there’s a short history as well as a recipe for making egg creams at home.

Egg Rolls & Egg Creams

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IMG_0803 It was a beautiful day for New York's most creatively named block party. Lots of people came out to experience the Museum at Eldridge Street's "Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival" yesterday. There were arts & crafts tables for the kids, mahjongg, special performances and, of course, lots off egg rolls and egg creams. The festival celebrates the two cultures, Eastern European Jews and Chinese, who have called Eldridge Street home for more than a century.