We're offering a full schedule of exciting new programs and fan favorites during our January 17th Late Night Thursday!
Last Call! At Schneider's Saloon
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Visit with John and Caroline Schneider, the married proprietors of 97 Orchard Street's first, and longest-lived business. This program is a special opportunity to learn firsthand about striving for success in the heart of New York's German immigrant neighborhood in 1874, a year of economic crisis and contentious politics. The tour also features interactive media. This program is available on Thursday, September 20th and October 18th.
Limited Wheelchair Capacity
Call 1-877-97LESTM in advance for wheelchair tickets.
Ground floor - 90 minutes - Recommended Ages 8+
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+
Tour & Discussion: Irish Outsiders
6 pm to 8 pm
This program explores the Moores, an Irish immigrant family in post-Civil War New York navigating extreme prejudice and exclusion, alongside massive public displays of pride and inclusion. This is an extended tour which allows time for you to engage in a dialogue that will explore how the Moores' changing status complicated their pursuit of the American Dream. We'll bring the conversation forward to the present to explore additional stories of migration and immigration, and how these same questions impact families today.
4th floor - 2 Hours - Recommended age 12+
6:00 pm to 7:30 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+