Monthly Archives: April 2013

Eleven Madison Park Visits the Tenement

Last Tuesday, the Tenement Museum hosted the sixth Culinary Conversation of the season. At this much anticipated sold out event, we offered visitors a glimpse behind the scenes of one of Manhattan’s most talked about restaurants – Eleven Madison Park. … Read more…

Stories Yun Told Me: Almost Home

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner and Ya Yun Teng exploring themes of language, interpretation, memory, and community through the adventurous eyes of Yun, a fictitious Chinese American immigrant born in the … Read more…

My Grandparents: the Native and the Outlaw

It’s immigrant heritage week here in New York, so even though my family is thousands of miles away in California, they’re on my mind. Specifically, my dad’s parents, Robert(o) Eugenio Garcia and Dorothy Minnie Buffery Garcia. They were hard working … Read more…

Five Questions with Pedro Garcia & Lokki Chan

The “Five Questions” series introduces readers to Tenement Museum staff working behind the scenes. This week’s double-header features Pedro Garcia and Lokki Chan, two of the Museum’s Education Associates who create and facilitate our ESOL offerings, Citizenship Now program, multi-lingual … Read more…

Becoming an American on Orchard Street

Here at the Tenement Museum, we’re reminded every day that history surrounds us. Though it can sometimes feel foreign, the past is relevant, accessible, and often surprisingly familiar! That’s why we work so hard to create bridges between history and … Read more…

A Brief History of (March) Madness

Are you enjoying March Madness? Here at the Tenement Museum, when we’re not mourning our brackets or looking forward to the NBA playoffs, we are looking into some of the roots of basketball on the Lower East Side. Did you … Read more…

A Meal at the Tenement

Maybe this is true everywhere, but in New York, going out for dinner can be torture. First, you have to choose a neighborhood, someplace exciting, with a history of great food. Once you decide on a neighborhood, you have to … Read more…