We're offering a full schedule of exciting programs and fan favorites during our December 20th Late Night Thursday!
Join us for Caroling!
Carrying on a four year tradition, join us in singing and jingle-belling in the Tenement Museum Shop. Caroling starts at 6:15 in 103 Orchard on the first floor, songbooks will be provided.
Exploring 97 Orchard Street
5:30 pm to 7 pm & 6:30 to 8 pm
Go behind the scenes at the Tenement Museum and explore the layers of history in the tenement’s physical fabric. Learn how legislation and fashion spurred landlords and tenants to leave their mark on the building, and how paint experts, wallpaper conservators and urban archeologists "read" these layers to uncover 97 Orchard's stories.
1st, 2nd, & 4th Floors - 90 Minutes - Recommended Ages 12+
Tenement Kitchens: Adaptations in America
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Explore the kitchens of two neighbors in the year 1916: the Confino family, who immigrated from present-day Greece, and the Rogarshevkys from Lithuania. Jews coming from different parts of the world, their stories reveal diversity of Jewish cuisine on the Lower East Side. *This is not a food tasting program
1st & 3rd Floors - 1 hr - Recommended Ages 8+
Tasting at the Tenement
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Taste a variety of foods from the neighborhood while exploring the influence of immigrant culture on what all Americans eat. Your group starts with a visit to 97 Orchard Street and continues with a sit-down tasting meal in our private dining room overlooking Delancey Street. As the group tastes the flavors of the Lower East Side past and present, they share stories about their most memorable culinary experiences and watch interviews of local store owners who sold us the foods we'll be eating.
90 minutes - Recommended Ages 8+
Under One Roof
6 pm to 7:30 pm
Brand New Tour! In the decades after World War II, the Lower East Side became one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods. Visit the homes of Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust, Jose and Andy Velez, whose mother left Puerto Rico for garment work, and the Wong siblings, whose stories of their mother and other garment workers are highlighted in an interactive, recreated Chinatown garment shop.
3rd Floor - 90 Minutes - Recommended Ages 8 +
Accessible by elevator