Virtual Live Events

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

Date: August 18, 2020

Book Talk: And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again, Part Two

A virtual book talk exploring with contributing authors from an anthology of dispatches...

Date: August 20, 2020

Virtual Tour: Baldizzi Family, 1930s

Visit the 1930s home of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, immigrants from Sicily who live at...

Date: August 27, 2020

Chamber Pots & Handkerchiefs: Illness in a 19th Century Tenement

A virtual visit exploring how people in lower Manhattan experienced illness, disease,...

Date: September 1, 2020

Virtual Book Talk: Biography of a Tenement House in New York City

A virtual book talk with Andrew Dolkart, author of Biography of a Tenement House in New...

Date: September 8, 2020

Virtual Book Talk: Unwanted

A virtual book talk with Maddalena Marinari, author of Unwanted: Italian And Jewish...

Date: September 22, 2020

Virtual Book Talk: Chinatown Pretty

A virtual visit exploring how people in lower Manhattan experienced illness, disease,...

Watch recordings of our past virtual live events!

Book Talks

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.


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

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