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.
Costumed Interpreter Tours:
Saturday, February 8th!
LIVE! at Schneider’s Saloon
On select Saturdays throughout the year, you can meet John and Caroline Schneider, married German immigrants and proprietors of 97 Orchard Street’s first, and longest-lived business — a German beer saloon. Interact with actors playing the roles of John and Caroline, while visiting their 1870s saloon and tenement apartment.
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.
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.
View our daily tour schedule
Upcoming Special Evening Tours & Programs:
Every Thursday evening the Tenement Museum hosts special tours, programs, and events not offered daily.
Please note: Thursday evening tours will not be available in January. The Museum will resume the regular Thursday evening tour schedule in February.
Tastings at the Tenement
Please note this tours will not be available in January
1st, 2nd, & 5th Thursday of the month
Taste a variety of foods from our neighborhood and discuss the role of food in immigration history, the neighborhood, and wider American culture.
Explore themes of disease, medicine, immigration, and reform in the lives of the former residents of the Museum’s two tenement buildings.