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Virtual Holiday Tour: Christmas in the Tenements

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When: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 6:30PM - 7:30PM ET

Event Location: Zoom

Cost: Free; Suggested Donation


Did tenement residents have Christmas trees? How did immigrants’ traditions shape the holiday in New York? This virtual tour takes you to the Lower East Side of the 1860s and 1960s for a look at German, Irish, and Puerto Rican Christmas traditions. We’ll discuss the Schneider’s holiday as saloon owners and hosts, the Moores’ rituals and community, and the Saez Velezes treats and festivities as we explore how holiday traditions evolve in a new place.

Please note: This program will be on Zoom and will not be available on our YouTube channel following the event.