Monthly Archives: May 2016

From Russia with Love

Miriam Bader is the Director of Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. She is also the unofficial travel blogger of the museum as well.  Where does the Old World start and the New World begin? I traveled to … Read more…

Behind The Music

“For me, pipa is not just an instrument,” said Jiaju Shen of FJ Music, a cutting-edge duo dedicated to integrating Chinese musical language with other genres.  “It’s my friend, my life, and my soul mate.  I cannot live without it.” … Read more…

Part II: The Fight Against the Ellis Island Museum

Part I of this blog can be read here. The plan to sell Ellis Island to the highest bidder didn’t exactly work out as well as government officials had hoped.  Private citizens and elected officials alike quickly spoke out against … Read more…

Part I: The Story of Ellis Island… As a Museum

Today, Ellis Island is one of the most popular destinations in the National Park system, with over 3 million visitors each year who come to see the rooms and halls where twelve million immigrants took their first steps on American … Read more…