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The Lower East Side Tenement Museum's Corporate Membership Program offers companies of all sizes the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to an iconic New York City cultural institution and enhance their presence in the community. Corporate contributions are vital to the Tenement Museum's award-winning programs and services that provide hundreds of thousands of visitors annually with the opportunity to connect with the rich legacy of immigration in the United States.

The Tenement Museum has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for corporations. Sponsorship opportunities include exhibit, program, event, and capital support. The Museum is delighted to partner with corporations to tailor a sponsorship package that meets their distinct requirements and objectives.
For more information about the ways corporations can support the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, please call Dana Friedman, Institutional Giving Manager, at 212.431.0233 x218 or email

Free and Discounted Admission Advance ticket reservations and unlimited complimentary admission for all employees (and guests depending on membership level) for tours of 97 Orchard Street, the Museum's landmark tenement, and historic walking tours of the Lower East Side upon presentation of valid company identification. Employees receive 50% off Foods of the Lower East Side, the Museum's food-based neighborhood walking tour. Employee must be present. Tickets to the Museum's tours are valued at $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

Discount off Museum Shop Purchases Corporate Member employees receive 15% off purchases made at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop at 103 Orchard Street. The New York Times calls the Museum Shop "the best spot around for great New York gift shopping"; it is also one of New York City's best sources for books on ethnicity, immigration, and New York history.

Corporate Member Coupons One-time-use passes featuring your company's logo; these passes allow complimentary admission to the Tenement Museum's tours and make great gifts to clients and vendors.

Off-site Presentations Depending on level of membership, Corporate Members may schedule up to three slideshow presentations at corporate offices of the Tenement Museum's Getting By or Piecing It Together tours at no charge.

Private Events Depending on level of membership, Corporate Members may host as many as three events in 97 Orchard Street's parlor for up to 30 guests. These events include private educator-led tours of the building. Rental fee is waived; catering is not included.

Behind-the-Scenes at the Tenement Museum Corporate Sustainers ($50,000 and up) are entitled to one behind-the-scenes tour of 97 Orchard Street for up to 15 people with the Tenement Museum's Collections Manager at no charge. Highlights include viewing artifacts from the Museum's private collections that are not available to the public and in-depth information about exhibit creation.

Gala Table Corporate Sustainers ($50,000 and up) receive one free table at the Tenement Museum's annual Gala during the year of membership.

Web Recognition Listings on Our Supporters and Corporate Support pages of the Museum's website,, which attracts nearly 788,000 unique visitors each year.

Visitor Center Recognition Listing on highly visible signage in the Visitors Center and Museum Shop at 103 Orchard Street with foot traffic totaling approximately 176,000 visitors annually.

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