Upcoming Events

American Sign Language Tours

A deaf educator will lead tours, with no spoken English translation. Each tour is an hour-and-a-half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods.

TICKETS ARE FREE
All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required.
Tickets are made available one month prior to each event.
To make a reservation, email [email protected], or call 1-877-975-3786.

Hard Times
2nd floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up
Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873, and the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.

Under One Roof
3rd Floor, Accessible via elevator | Recommended Ages 8 and up
Our brand-new exhibit features the stories of the immigrants and migrants who started their lives anew at 103 Orchard Street in the decades after World War II and helped to make the Lower East Side one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods. Hear the stories of former resident Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust; Jose and Andy Velez, whose seamstress mother left Puerto Rico for new opportunities; and the Wong siblings, whose mother supported the family by sewing in the Chinatown garment shops.

Sweatshop Workers
3rd Floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up.
Pay a visit to the Levine family’s garment workshop and the Rogarshevskys’ Sabbath table at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Explore how immigrants balanced work, family and religion at a time of great change.

Shop Life
Ground Floor | Recommend Ages 12 and up

Call 1-877-97LESTM in advance for wheelchair tickets.
Made possible by The David Berg Foundation

Family-run stores filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century, where they struggled to adapt to an ever-changing neighborhood and achieve the American Dream. Visit the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and use interactive media to trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters.
Limited Wheelchair Capacity

Touch Tours

Visitors will participate in an orientation session using tactile models of our historic tenement as well as architectural features before going on a tour that will include touch objects, braille materials, and verbal description. The tour will be an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods.

TICKETS ARE FREE
All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required.
Tickets are made available one month prior to each event.
To make a reservation, email [email protected], or call 1-877-975-3786.

Under One Roof Part 1
3rd Floor, Accessible via elevator | Recommended Ages 8 and up.
Our brand new exhibit features the stories of the immigrants and migrants who started their lives anew at 103 Orchard Street in the decades after World War II and helped to make the Lower East Side one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods. Hear the stories of former resident Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust; and Jose and Andy Velez, whose seamstress mother left Puerto Rico for new opportunities

1869 at 97 Orchard Street
Basement level or 4th floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up
Discover what life was like at 97 Orchard Street in 1870 for The Moores, an Irish family that lived in the building OR the Schneiders, a German couple that lived behind a saloon that they ran in the basement. Learn how these immigrant families created and found communities in their new neighborhoods.

 

Sweatshop Workers
3rd Floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up.
Pay a visit to the Levine family’s garment workshop OR the Rogarshevskys’ Sabbath table at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Explore how immigrants balanced work, family and religion at a time of great change.

Hard Times
2nd Floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up

Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873 OR the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.

Meet Victoria
1st Floor |Recommended Ages 5 and up.
Drop in on 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in the tenement in 1916, to hear about the immigrant experience in a more intimate setting. Tour her apartment, ask her questions about her life, and get a unique perspective on adjusting to life on the Lower East Side.
Made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation 

Under One Roof Part 2
3rd Floor, Accessible via elevator | Recommended Ages 8 and up. 

Our brand new exhibit features the stories of the immigrants and migrants who started their lives anew at 103 Orchard Street in the decades after World War II and helped to make the Lower East Side one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods. Hear the stories of former residents the Wong siblings, whose mother supported the family by sewing in the Chinatown garment shops and learn about working in the garment industry in the Lower East Side in the 1908s thought oral histories.

Cart Captioned Tours

An Educator will lead a tour which will be remotely transcribed in real time by a CART captioner. The captions will be accessed via visitors’ smart phones. The Museum will provide a few devices to borrow.  Each tour is an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods.

Thursday May 6th  | 6:00-8:00pm

Hard Times
2nd floor | Recommended Ages 8 and up
Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873, and the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.