Monthly Archives: May 2017

Evenings at the Tenement: This Land is Made for You and Me

We tell the stories of the everyday people who made their way on Orchard Street, but we’re always encouraging visitors to create their own memorable experiences here, and one of the best ways to do so is by holding your … Read more…

Painting Grand Street

In 1973, Hedy Pagremanski’s daughter Joannie¬†asked her what she really wanted to do with her life. At the time, Hedy was 44-years old. “I used to draw in a way where nobody could see me,” she recalled while speaking at … Read more…

Did You Know: LES Stories

Did you know that the Lower East Side is home to the oldest Jewish cemetery in America, founded in 1683, and that it has Revolutionary War soldiers interred there? Or that Canal Street once actually had a canal, that helped … Read more…

Look For the Union Label: Chinese Immigration in America

For the other parts of this series highlighting the new ethnic groups featured in Under One Roof, you can read Becoming “Nuyorican”¬†and Of Memory and Survival: The Jewish American Identity May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month, marking the considerable contributions made … Read more…