While the Tenement Museum is closed to the public we will be featuring upcoming virtual live events here!
A book talk with Tyler Anbinder, author of 'City of Dreams', discussing the rich history...
Watch recordings of our past virtual live events!
Virtual Book Talk: The Dairy Restaurant
Watch a book talk with Ben Katchor, author of The Dairy Restaurant, in conversation Tenement Museum Presidents, Morris Vogel.
Virtual Book Talk: Living in a Pandemic
A book talk with James Nevius, author of Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers, in conversation with Tenement Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dave Favaloro.
Virtual Book Talk: Honey and Venom
Watch a book talk with the author of “Honey and Venom: Confessions of an Urban Beekeeper,” Andrew Coté in conversation with Dave Favaloro, Tenement Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs.
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.