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February 21, 2019

Late Night Thursday


We're offering a full schedule of exciting new programs and fan favorites during our February 21st Late Night Thursday!

Free Tenement Talk: Birthright Citizenship in an Evolving Political Landscape

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (doors open at 6pm)

Birthright citizenship, seen for more than a century as a bedrock American right, has become a hot-button immigration issue. In this panel discussion, we bring together historians, scholars and journalists to discuss how and why birthright citizenship has evolved, from Reconstruction to immigration policy today. Together, we'll  explore its impact on the lives of American families over time.

This program is a partnership with the Scholars Strategy Network.

This program is free but RSVP is required. Seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Members at the Contributor level and above are able to reserve seats. If you are a Member and would like to reserve seats, or are interested in membership, contact us at or by phone at 646-518-3007. 


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+ 

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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+

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Exploring 97

6:30 pm to 8:00 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+

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February 21, 2019
5:30-8:30 PM
Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York City New York 10002
Contact Phone: 8779753786
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