Special Events, Thursday Evenings

Tastings at the Tenement


When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Location: 103 Orchard Street

Cost: Adult: $45, Senior/ Student: $40

In a sit-down tasting meal, sample a variety of foods from our neighborhood while sharing a discussion about food’s role in immigration history, the neighborhood, and wider American culture. Your tour starts with a visit to 97 Orchard Street and continues with a sit-down tasting meal and discussion. As the group tastes the flavors of the Lower East Side past and present, share stories about culinary experiences and listen to interviews of local store owners whose businesses created the foods on the menu. Tickets for Tastings at the Tenement are $45  for adults, $40 for students & seniors.


In collaboration with the Lower East Side’s CW Pencils, one of New York City’s most followed stationary stores, the Museum is hosting a drop-in letter writing workshop in our visitor center. Come craft your own love letters inspired by the found love letter in our historic tenement and the Love at the Tenement tour*! We’ll have antique, modern, creative, and festive supplies that can be used to express your familial, platonic, and romantic love, as well as one-on-one instruction in what makes for a good love letter with Caroline Weaver, the owner of CWPencils.