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Tenement Talks are free and held at the Museum Shop at 103 Orchard Street.

Guarantee a seat with the purchase of the evening's featured book by calling 212-431-0233 ext. 259.

Otherwise, seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6:00 PM.

Tenement Talks are held in a wheelchair accessible room equipped with induction loops. For a full list of accessible programs and services, visit our accessibility page.

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Tenement Podcasts

  • Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy 9/17/14

    Lou Di Paloowner of Di Palo Selects on Grand Street, comes to the museum with his new book Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. He will talk about more than pasta, cheese and olive oil. Di Palo will also share the story of the relationships and community that form around a family run neighborhood shop. WNYC radio host Leonard Lopate will introduce the evening. In addition to stories, Di Palo will bring tastes from his store and Illy will have a complementary espresso bar.

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Signed Books

To purchase signed copies of books by authors who've read at Tenement Talks, contact events(at)