Restoring the Yiddish Art Theater: A Lecture by Architect Dan Allen

Last month we introduced you to the Hebrew Actors Union and the exciting scene of Yiddish theater that existed during the 1920s and ’30s along Second Avenue south of 14th Street. Now delve further into the past world of the Yiddish Rialto with a look at one of the key institutions of that time—the Yiddish Art Theater, the most prominent remaining survivor of this bygone era (now Village East City Cinemas). Join preservation architect Dan Allen, principal of Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen Architects, as he takes you through the completed exterior restoration of this landmarked building. Using historic evidence, before and after images, and architectural information, he will explain the ins and outs of this project and how it preserved this significant theater as a lasting reminder of the Yiddish Rialto.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
6:30 pm

Third Street Music School
235 East 11th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)