11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge Street)
$14, $8/ages 5-18, students & seniors, free/ages 5 & under
When two immigrant families opened knish shops right across the street from each other in New York’s Lower East Side back in 1916, it sparked a crazy culinary competition – and provided the real-life inspiration for Joanne Oppenheim’s charming and hilarious new children’s book, The Knish War on Rivington Street. Oppenheim will read the story and sign your book (copies will be available for sale), as well as share details about the special role kids played in the knish war. Also taste knishes from Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, one of the last remaining knisheries in the neighborhood.