Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Victoria Confino Onstage at Between the Seas

One of the most popular tours here at the Museum is our Confino Family Program, which introduces visitors to a family of Greek Sephardic immigrants who lived at 97 Orchard Street in the early 20th Century. On Saturday, September 3rd, Educator Elly Berke will take this program outside the Tenement with a presentation at Between the Seas, a festival of Mediterranean culture taking place here in New York City at the Wild Project.

Educator Elly Berke as Victoria Confino; Image Courtesy Crain's New York

The Confino program features 14-year-old Victoria Confino (as portrayed by one of our Museum educators), who introduces curious guests to her family's home, discussing their language, religion, favorite foods and family history. With grace and good humor, Victoria fields questions from inquisitive visitors of all ages as they explore her apartment.

The Confino Family Kitchen
For her performance at the Between the Seas festival, Educator Elly Berke has developed a new off-site interpretation of the program. She'll be portraying Victoria and sharing adapted versions of the stories our visitors hear when they visit 97 Orchard. Elly's terrific creativity and energy are sure to make this performance a memorable one. We hope you'll join us on the 3rd, but if you can't, remember the Confino program is also among our regular tour offerings!

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