Book Talks

Virtual Book Talk: Five Points


When: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation

Join us on YouTube Live for a free virtual talk with Tyler Anbinder, author of  Five Points: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum. Tyler will be joined in conversation by Tenement Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dave Favaloro.

Together, they will identify where exactly Five Points was and explore this microcosm of the American immigrant experience. The densely populated neighborhood is said to have witnessed more riots, scams, prostitution, and drunkenness than any other neighborhood in America. While at the same time, it brimmed with creative energy, home to theaters, dance halls, and boxing matches, and political clubs. Dave will delve into some of the museum’s stories with Tyler as they explore this unique neighborhood.

While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here

When: January 12, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET


This program will continue to be available on our Youtube channel following the LIVE screening.