Thursday Evenings at the Museum

The lights stay on after dark on Thursday evenings at the Tenement Museum! Each Thursday offers access to exclusive programs, tours, talks, and exhibits only available on this special night of the week.

Please note: Thursday evening tours will not be available in January. The Museum will resume the regular Thursday evening tour schedule in February.

Upcoming Programs and Events


A Day in the Life: Rogarshevskys

Please note this tour will not be available in January
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursdays of October

Explore the story of the Rogarshevsky family by taking a journey through the Lower East Side and visiting their 1911 recreated home in 97 Orchard Street. This is a hybrid walking/apartment tour.

Life and Death at the Tenement

Please note this tour will not be available in January
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

Explore themes of disease, medicine, immigration, and reform in the lives of the former residents of the Museum’s two tenement buildings.

Tastings at the Tenement

Please note this tour 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.


Exploring 97 Orchard Street

Please note this tour will not be available in January
Every Thursday evening

Explore the curation and preservation of 97 Orchard Street, a historic tenement and discover how landlords and tenants left their mark on the building.

Tenement Bedrooms

Please note this tour will not be available in January
1st & last Thursday of the month

Take an intimate look at the most private space of a home: the bedroom, which holds the stories of childbirth, contraception, and everything in between.

Free Tenement Talk!

February 20 Tenement Talk

Join us for a free panel discussion exploring the history of United States’ immigrant detention policy, and how it brought us to where we are today.