Monthly Archives: March 2014

March’s Visitor of the Month

Our visitors are what make the Tenement Museum the thriving and growing place that it is today. Since we appreciate our visitors very much, every month, we’ll give a shout out to a special visitor (or visitors) to the Tenement … Read more…

Spring Cleaning? They Do It All Year!

According to the Huffington Post, Tokyo is the cleanest city in the world; New York City is ranked an unimpressive 28th, but this is not for lack of trying. The removal of garbage and refuse in New York City is … Read more…

Reading, Writing, Architecture

What does a school look like? If you envision a big building with big windows and tall ceilings, a building whose classrooms are bathed in light and fresh air, then you have C.B.J. Snyder to thank. Before Snyder became chief … Read more…

A Confino Family Reunion

On our “Meet Victoria” program, visitors meet and talk with a costumed interpreter portraying Victoria Confino, a 14-year-old girl who lived at 97 Orchard Street in 1916. On March 1st, our Victoria had a very special guest – her great-granddaughter, Celia, … Read more…

Lives Gone in a Puff of Smoke

About 3:45 am on the morning of March 14, 1905, Isidor Davis noticed a glare. Davis was a wine maker in one of the two basement stores of 105 Allen Street. The glare was coming from the sink in the other … Read more…

A Parade of Irish Traditions

March is National Irish Heritage Month, where we celebrate the approximately 36.3 million Americans who are descended from Irish immigrants. It’s no coincidence that St. Patrick’s Day is in the middle of Irish Heritage Month. The Feast of Saint Patrick … Read more…

The Power of the Purse

Something about the Lower East Side definitely brings out strong women, whether they be mothers, students, nurses, shopkeepers, rioters, laborers, activists, hagglers, or a bit of all of the above! Since March is Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating all women … Read more…

Dinner Table Conversation with Sarah Lohman and Anya von Bremzen

Anya von Bremzen, a James Beard Award winning food writer and author of the best-selling Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking and Sarah Lohman, a historic gastronomist and friend to the Museum, both recreate historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with … Read more…

Long Distance Relationships of 97 Orchard Street

For our first Tenement Talk of the 2014 season, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will come to discuss her new novel Americanah, in which Ifemelu and Obinze, a couple from Nigera with a complicated romantic past, experience unique challenges in the countries to which they immigrate – the … Read more…