Virtual Live Events

While the Tenement Museum is closed to the public we will be featuring upcoming virtual live events here!

Date: June 2, 2020

Book Talk: City of Dreams

A book talk with Tyler Anbinder, author of 'City of Dreams', discussing the rich history...

Photo of two children wearing face masks in the early 1900s.
Date: June 3, 2020

Getting Better: Health and Medicine in History

A family event exploring a kids' perspective on the challenges of living through a...

Date: June 4, 2020

Virtual Field Trip to the 1911 Home of the Rogarshevsky Family

Join our Education Department for a virtual lesson visiting the home of the Rogarshevsky...

Date: June 4, 2020

How to Build a Neighborhood: An Architectural Exploration of the Lower East Side

A virtual walk exploring the history of the LES through its architecture over the course...

Date: June 9, 2020

Book Talk: Honey and Venom

A free virtual book talk with Andrew Coté, author of Honey and Venom: Confessionals of an...

Date: June 10, 2020

Virtual Field Trip to the 1935 Home of the Baldizzi Family

Join our Education Department for virtual lesson visiting the home of the Baldizzi...

Date: June 16, 2020

Book Talk: Reimagining Lower Manhattan

A book talk with Matt Kapp, author of A Century Downtown, a visual journey on the...

Watch recordings of our past virtual live events!

Book Talks

Virtual Book Talk: The World Eats Here

Watch a virtual book talk with the duo behind NYC’s famous Queens Night Market and the authors of The World Eats Here, a brand-new, debut cookbook celebrating the lives and recipes of immigrant vendor-chefs!

Virtual Book Talk: A Square Meal

Watch a book talk with renowned food historian and author Jane Ziegelman and the Tenement Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dave Favaloro, for an examination of how the crises of the early 20th century shaped Americans’ eating habits.

The Dairy Restaurant

Watch a book talk with Ben Katchor, author of The Dairy Restaurant, in conversation Tenement Museum Presidents, Morris Vogel.

Family Events and Virtual Visits

A Nickel for a Pickle: A Pickle Lesson with the Tenement Museum

Delve into the history of pickles on the Lower East Side. Learn how Lower East Siders pickled their veggies 100 years ago, why the tradition of pickling was important for many immigrants, and watch a short demo of how to make your own cucumber pickles at home!

Capturing History: Create a Time Capsule

Watch as we explore time capsules –containers of all shapes and sizes that capture a moment. Some are planned, while others are discovered by chance. 97 Orchard Street is a kind of time capsule: a building abandoned for fifty years, then reopened to help us understand the past.

From Orchard to Essex: Street Peddlers and Market Vendors

Watch a visit to Orchard Street! When Essex Street Market opened in 1940, it was heralded as a new era for commerce, as the city promised to clear the streets of pushcart peddlers and provide a clean, orderly space for shoppers.

Creative Reuse Crafting for Kids

Watch a mini history lesson and crafting activity inspired by the resourcefulness of former tenement residents. Look at the Confino Family’s apartment from 1916 and learn about games and objects they made from found materials and then make your own toy, game, or other objects from materials in your home.

Working from Home in 1905: Making Paper Flowers

Enjoy a lesson on working from home in 1905. What were New York immigrant parents and kids doing to earn money in their apartments? How did they balance work and family? We’ll also teach you how to make a paper flower bouquet, a common item made in tenement apartments.

Meet Bridget Moore in 1869: Learning through Objects

Peek into an 1869 Tenement Apartment! Together, we’ll watch Bridget Moore, a young Irish immigrant, show us her home. She’ll use the many interesting objects in her home to teach us about her daily tasks, her culture, and how she finds comfort.


For more information about any of our events, please submit an inquiry using our contact form.

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