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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: The World Eats Here
From Orchard to Essex: Street Peddlers and Market Vendors
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.
Reimagining Lower Manhattan
Honey and Venom
Professor Frank Wu, Queens College President Design
These programs discuss the hard work that goes into keeping our tenement buildings on Orchard Street, and the entirety of the Lower East Side, thriving and unique.
How to Build a Neighborhood: An Architectural Exploration of the Lower East Side
Secrets from the Privy Vault: Insights on a Tenement Rear Yard
360 Video – Preserving 97 Orchard
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.