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Historically Haunted

Many visitors ask our educators if the Tenement Museum is haunted. While we can’t attest to any supernatural stories on record at 97 Orchard, the history of lower Manhattan is notoriously filled with tales of mysterious apparitions and disgruntled, woebegone … Read more…

A New Take on Urban Agriculture

In 2008, I joined AmeriCorps and was placed in an organization called New York Restoration Project. My three-person crew oversaw a network of community gardens and small parks throughout the Bronx and Northern Queens. Every morning, I’d drive a dump … Read more…

Eleven Madison Park Visits the Tenement

Last Tuesday, the Tenement Museum hosted the sixth Culinary Conversation of the season. At this much anticipated sold out event, we offered visitors a glimpse behind the scenes of one of Manhattan’s most talked about restaurants – Eleven Madison Park. … Read more…

Revisiting the German Table

Editor’s Note: On March 19, we’ll host our next Culinary Conversation, The New Little Germany: New York Revisits the German Table. Tickets are available on our website, or make it a date and get a free gift by purchasing two … Read more…

New Highlights Video

We hope you’re enjoying the Museum’s extended hours on Thursdays! You can shop at 103 Orchard until 8:30pm, and enjoy special evening tours of “Shop Life” and “Exploring 97 Orchard” — a great choice for architecture and preservation buffs. It’s … Read more…

Bread Givers and Becoming a Person

Editor’s Note: Meredith Heil is the Museum’s Tenement Talks & Culinary Conversations Assistant. Our next free Tenement Talk, January 15 at 6:30pm at 103 Orchard Street, features essayist & critic Vivian Gornick, Yezierska scholar Alice Kessler-Harris, and Professor Miriam Cohen in conversation about … Read more…

Tenement Talk: Jewish Jocks

This Wednesday evening, we’ll welcome Marc Tracy, Ira Berkow, Joshua Cohen and Liel Leibovitz for a Tenement Talk on Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame. By coincidence, the talk falls on Sid Luckman Day, which celebrates the Brooklyn-born quarterback and … Read more…

Four Fall Talks with Vivian Gornick

This fall, author Vivian Gornick is leading a series of four Tenement Talks on important works of Jewish immigrant fiction. We kicked off the series this Tuesday with a discussion of Abraham Cahan’s The Rise of David Levinsky. Join us for … Read more…

Dinner Dates at the Tenement!

When we get to talking about culture, community, and home, the subject of food is never far away. That’s why food–finding it, cooking it, and enjoying it–plays such an important part in so many of the Tenement Museum’s programs. Beginning next month, we’ll be … Read more…