Experiences

The Tenement Museum offers interesting programs, events, and experiences beyond our regularly scheduled tours that provide visitors the opportunity to explore the themes of migration and immigration through the history of food, music, health, politics, and more.

Upcoming Special Evening Tours & Programs:

Every Thursday evening the Tenement Museum hosts special tours, programs, and events not offered daily.

Date: October 3, 2019

Thursday Evenings: October 3

This week's special evening tours and programs include Life and Death at the Tenement, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, and...

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Date: October 10, 2019

Thursday Evenings: October 10

This week's special evening tours and programs include Tenement Bedrooms, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, and more.

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Date: October 17, 2019

Thursday Evenings: October 17

This week's special evening tours and programs include Exploring 97 Orchard Street, Life and Death at the Tenement, A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky, and...

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Date: October 24, 2019

Thursday Evenings: October 24

This week's special evening tours and programs include LIVE! at Schneider's Saloon, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, Life and Death at the Tenement, and more.

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Date: October 31, 2019

Thursday Evenings: October 31

This week's special evening tours and programs include Tenement Bedrooms, Exploring 97 Orchard Street, Tastings at the Tenement, and more.

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Free tarot and tea leaf readings by Museum staff on Halloween at the Tenement Museum.

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Tenement Talk

September 26th

A Seat in the Classroom: Asian Americans, Access and Education

Join us for a free panel discussion on the complex issue of education access for immigrant communities who lack the resources vital for upward workplace mobility and access to the American dream.


Costumed Interpreter Tours:

Victoria Confino

Discover life as an immigrant in 1916 through the eyes of 14-year-old Victoria Confino. A costumed actor portraying Victoria provides a first-person perspective inside her apartment. A family-friendly tour, visitors can engage with Victoria, explore her home, and ask questions about her daily life and the journey of becoming American.

LIVE! at the Tenement

On select Sundays throughout the year, the past comes alive as you experience moments of daily life at 97 Orchard Street and interact with actors portraying tenement residents in multiple apartments.

Tenement Inspectors

On select Sundays throughout the year, visitors can step into 1906 to meet a landlord and resident of 97 Orchard Street, and learn about the struggle for healthy and safe housing on the Lower East Side.