Angel Orensanz Museum

172 Norfolk Street, New York NY, 10002

(212) 529-7194

Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm by appointment at

The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts was established in 1992 as an artistic and cultural resource open to artists, writers, thinkers and leaders from all over the world, and to the community around us. Over the years we have welcomed and been inspired by Philip Glass and Spike Lee; Arthur Miller, Alexander McQueen, Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou and Alexander Borovsky; Elie Wiesel and Chuck Close.

We cooperate with PS1/MoMA; The Goethe Institute and the Whitney Museum, New York; The Italian Cultural Institute, New York University; Columbia University and Princeton University; the National Russian Museum of St. Petersburg and the Royal Shakespeare Co. of London; The World Council of Peoples for the UN, the United Jewish Council and the American Academy in Rome, between others. We work with independent artists from all over the world to develop here educational and artistic projects.

The Foundation has just opened a digital department of cultural and artistic projects with a strong educational basis in the community. We publish a quarterly magazine, Artscape; a weekly TV program on MNN, and maintain an archive of 50,000 pictures of the work of Angel Orensanz. We run a library of social and cultural history as well as a collection of thousands of digital files and video of Angel Orensanz.

The Foundation prides itself in maintaining the building at 172 Norfolk St., the former Ansche Chesed Synagogue (1849), in its architectural integrity and in the tradition of the German Reform Movement of the mid 19th century.

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum

280 Broome Street


Opened in 1927 to serve individuals of Greek-Romaniote descent. The Landmark synagogue is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Open to the Public on Sundays 11am-4pm or call for appointment.

New Museum

235 Bowery at Prince Street


Wed- Sun 11 AM - 6 PM Mon and Tues closed

Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan's only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

103 Orchard Street


Fri-Wed 10-6:30, Thurs 10-8.30

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum tells the story of immigrant families. Visitors view restored apartments of past residents from different time periods of 97 Orchard Street, which was home to 7000 people from 1863-1935.



The Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street


Open Sunday-Thursday, 10am to 5pm. Closed Jewish and major national holidays.

(Based in 1887 The Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark)The Museum’s mission and purpose is to present the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. Tours, exhibits and public and educational programs tell the story of the generations that carried religious and communal customs to a new country and celebrate America’s broad cultural traditions. One-hour guided tours begin every half hour until 4pm. Adults $10; Students & Seniors (62+) $8; Children 5-18 $6; [under 5 free]. Monday mornings free tours from 10am to noon for individuals and groups less than six.
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