Shared Journeys

Shared Journeys connects immigrant language learners to the experiences of newcomers in New York history. Now offered virtually on Zoom, our interactive workshops provide a unique context for English language learning, help students place their own immigration experience within a broader historical and political framework, and promote critical engagement with civic issues.

Each virtual workshop includes a “visit” to a restored tenement apartment at 97 or 103 Orchard Street, and uses the Zoom chat and audio features to discuss connections between im/migrant experiences, past and present.


Workshops for adults are 90 minutes and workshops for middle school and high school students are 60 minutes.


Tenement Museum offers Shared Journeys workshops to New York City ESOL classes free of charge.

Booking and Reservations

Reservations are required for all Shared Journeys groups and must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Available slots fill up quickly, so please contact us as far in advance as possible and have alternate dates available.

To make a reservation, please complete our reservation request form or email us at [email protected].

Current Program Offerings

Shared Journeys is made possible through generous support from the National Park Service and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.