Those neighborhood’s historical institutions aren’t just for the tourists. If you want to explore your own neighborhood this weekend, here are a couple of good options. First off the LES Jewish Conservancy is offering its “Tenament Chic” your on Sunday, which focuses on some of the interesting sculptures adorning “otherwise drab 19th century tenement” buildings. Your guide will be urban historian Barry Feldman, who will explore “how building ornamentation influenced residential architecture in this ever evolving immigrant enclave.” Click here for more info.
Second, the Museum at Eldridge Street is hosting special activities leading up to Passover on Sunday. It’s “Matzoh Madness” at 11 a.m. as families “track down a trail of dry and crumbly clues.” Kids will be able to make (and devour) their own chocolate plagues (yes, really). Children’s author Fran Manushkin will read from “The Matzah that Papa Brought Home.” More details here.