Book Talks, Virtual Live Events

Virtual Book Talk: Rooted in the Hood


When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation

Join us on YouTube Live for a free virtual talk with Anna Angelidakis, author of Rooted in the HoodAn Intimate Portrait of New York City’s Community Gardens, in conversation with Jason Eisner, the Tenement Museum’s Education Manager for Exhibitions & Coordination and president of the Museum’s Gardening Club.   

They will discuss Anna’s new book—  a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. This is a book about ordinary New Yorkers, dreamers, and visionaries who reclaimed the vacant lots of the ’60s and ’70s by planting trees and vegetables and slowly creating small havens for the community.  

Together, Jason and Anna will discuss the importance of green spaces in New York City. They’ll share photographs from the book and discuss the urgent need to protect these unique sanctuaries from development. 

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

When: November 17, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET


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