Never miss out on a Tenement Museum event! Watch our virtual programming and past Tenement Talks below, or on our YouTube channel, and subscribe to our newsletter to hear first about any upcoming events.
Watch our Virtual Gala Film
You’ll get a sneak peek of our new permanent exhibit exploring Black history in Lower Manhattan, and a behind the scenes look at the ongoing stabilization of our historic tenement buildings.
All funds raised for this gala will provide crucial support for the Museum’s continued survival, and right now, you can double your impact!
Foods of the Lower East Side
Our food programming, from book talks to workshops, serves to strengthen the connection between food and our histories.
A Nickel for a Pickle: A Pickle Lesson with the Tenement Museum
Virtual Book Talk: Mango and Peppercorns
Virtual Book Talk: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families
Stories of New York
These programs discuss the vibrant, complicated, diverse, and unique stories that make up New York – past and present.
Virtual Tenement Talk: The African Family Experience in Early New Amsterdam
Everyday Chinatown: Stories of Ordinary Artifacts
A Journey to Freedom
Family Events and Hands-On Activities
Geared towards children, these programs use arts & crafts and storytelling to help families engage with the past.
Capturing History: Create a Time Capsule
Working from Home in 1905: Making Paper Flowers
DIY Toys and Games of the Past and Present
Our book talks allow us to engage with authors discussing a wide array of immigrant and New York City history.
The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902
A is for Asylum Seeker
Held at the Tenement Museum, these talks and panel discussions allow us to engage with the community and have conversations on issues relevant to our mission.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
The Opposite of Freedom: Detention in the Land of the Free
Black Placemaking: Reinterpreting Lower East Side History
Objects of Comfort
Part of the Your Story, Our Story collection, Objects of Comfort highlight the objects that hold the stories, passed down through the generations, that illustrate our ancestor’s resilience through hardship and bring us comfort during difficult times.