egg rolls, egg cream, empanadas

What do the three above-named items have in common, apart from the fact they all start with the letter e? According to the backers of the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, which is today between noon and 4 p.m. (sorry about the last-minute notice), they are all representative of the “diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side and Chinatown community.” Fair enough, but a mite incomplete.

The event, which is sponsored by the Museum at Eldridge Street, will take place on the block of Eldridge between Canal and Division Streets. According to the description, there will be music, dance, crafts, cultural practices, foodways, and more. (It’s been a long time since I satisfied my sociology requirement in my freshman year of college, but I’m hoping that the mention of foodways has something to do with sampling these treats, especially since the bulleted list of activities mentions “food demonstrations.” Then again, admission is free, so go know.)

Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge Street, 212-219-0302)