Monthly Archives: June 2013

What’s Under That Floor?

Our historic Tenement turns 150 years old this year, but it still hasn’t stopped surprising us. Last December, conservation work revealed a whole new cache of objects beneath the building’s floorboards. Some had probably been waiting to be discovered for … Read more…

Stories Yun Told Me: Mr. Leung and Mrs. Dear

“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…

June 18th is International Picnic Day!!

Isn’t this weather perfect out today? It’s a beautiful day for a picnic! Residents  of the… less green… parts of the city, including the Lower East Side, often didn’t and still don’t have a good deal of grass and trees … Read more…

Father’s Day at 97 Orchard Street

Yesterday we celebrated fathers across the globe. For many of the over 7,000 people who lived at 97 Orchard Street over the 70 years of its existence, fathers had a special place in their hearts and their families. Each of … Read more…

Celebrating 25 Years at 97 Orchard Street!

It’s been a week since our annual gala for the Tenement Museum, but we can’t seem to stop talking about it! It was a celebration of the Museum’s work, a tribute to some of our greatest supporters—and of course, a … Read more…

Before Ellis Island

When most people think about immigration to New York City, they immediately conjure up images of the vaulted halls and huddled masses of Ellis Island. For good reason! Ellis Island was the entry point for millions of immigrants during the … Read more…

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month!

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is happy to celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month! New York is a city of many different peoples and languages, and along with these different ways of speaking come different names – Nieuw Amsterdam, … Read more…