Annual Gala

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tenement Museum has cancelled its 2020 Gala–and transformed it into a virtual fundraiser!

In lieu of the actual event, we’ll offer a short, informal digital program which you can log onto on the evening of April 23—and we’ll send along (or not, at your election) a Lower East Side box dinner when things return to normal.

Please note that, absent a dinner, your entire contribution is fully tax-deductible as provided by law. Please consider making the same kind of contribution you would if we were holding the gala. In return, we offer you the opportunity to keep a vital institution flourishing in the most difficult of times.

Museum Gala Recaps


Gala 2019

What a fantastic night! On Thursday, May 23rd, The Tenement Museum hosted its 2019 Gala and the evening was a resounding success, raising over $1 million for Museum projects and causes.

Gala 2018

What a night! The Tenement Museum’s 2018 Gala exceeded expectations, celebrating 30 years of the Tenement Museum and raising close to $1 million, which will be used to support the Museum’s ambitious new strategic direction.