Monthly Archives: March 2013

Teaching English and Connecting to Ancestry

As they have for several years, dozens of English as a Second Language (ESL or ESOL) instructors from all over the city gathered at the Tenement Museum on March 5 and 6 for the annual professional development workshops in conjunction … Read more…

Passover at the Lustgarten Butcher Shop

This week marks the Jewish holiday of Passover, or Pesach. To celebrate, we’re remembering the Lustgarten family, who ran a kosher butcher store at 97 Orchard Street more than a century ago.  If you’ve experienced our Shop Life tour, you … Read more…

Stories Yun Told Me: Simplified Character

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series of illustrated stories created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner and Ya Yun Teng. The series will explore themes of language, interpretation, memory, and community through the adventurous eyes of Yun, a fictitious … Read more…

The Search for General Tso

I just spent a week in Arizona and California, where I survived a white-out blizzard in Flagstaff, envied the trees heavy with citrus in Los Angeles, and interviewed a dozen restaurant owners, historians, and economists about one thing: Chinese food. … Read more…

Revisiting the German Table

Editor’s Note: On March 19, we’ll host our next Culinary Conversation, The New Little Germany: New York Revisits the German Table. Tickets are available on our website, or make it a date and get a free gift by purchasing two … Read more…

Waking Up at 97 Orchard Street

Spring is just around the corner… we hope! To help us through these last winter days, we turn to hot tea and coffee for warmth and caffeine. Here at the Tenement Museum, we also imagine how they might have awakened … Read more…

Adapting to America

Adaptation is one of the themes that come up most often during our tours here at the Museum—and it will be a key topic at tomorrow’s free Tenement Talk with New York Times journalist Kirk Semple. We hope you can … Read more…