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Evenings at the Tenement: This Land is Made for You and Me



We tell the stories of the everyday people who made their way on Orchard Street, but we’re always encouraging visitors to create their own memorable experiences here, and one of the best ways to do so is by holding your own event at the Tenement Museum!

On May 4, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) hosted a fundraising event for Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Over a hundred guests enjoyed The Guthrie Sessions Live, with fantastic performances from star of NBC’s The Voice Brendan Fletcher, New Jersey singer/songwriter Bryan Hansen. and Brooklyn-native Lizzie No.

Along with the live musical performances, guests at the event were treated to a variety of Tenement Museum tours after-hours, food from some of the Lower East Side’s favorite restaurants, and a preview of Her Mother’s Daughter, a documentary produced by the HDSA to spread awareness and understanding of Huntington’s Disease. The guests were also invited to bid on exciting auction items, and by the end of the night, the event had raised almost $40,000 towards their cause.

The evening ended with a beautiful performance of the Woody Guthrie classic “This Land is Your Land.” It was led by Woody’s daughter Nora and Helen Jean Russell from the show Woody Sez, along with the other artists in attendance, right in the Museum shop. It was absolutely a moment to remember, and not just because I’ve had that song stuck in my head for the last couple weeks.

Whether it’s a nonprofit, corporate, alumni event, or a social occasion, make it one for the history books by taking advantage of everything the Museum has to offer.

Not only do you have use of our beautiful event spaces, but your guests can also enjoy private tours of our historic tenement buildings, as well as top notch catering services from several local dining establishments. We work with you to create vibrant, long-lasting memories your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Book your special event at the Tenement Museum, and ensure that your occasion leaves an impression as enduring and unforgettable as a classic American folk song.