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Moscot Makes Move to 108 Orchard Street Official

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)  this morning has confirmation of the long-rumored transition of Moscot Eyewear from 118 Orchard Street, where it's been a fixture for almost 80 years, across the street to 108 Orchard.   The iconic Lower...

Local Purveyors Recreate 1800’s Saloons’ “Free Lunch”

The Tenement Museum will host a special tasting tour on Tuesday evening, inspired by the old saloon tradition of  offering a “free lunch” with the purchase of a beer. Jane Ziegelman, the author of 97 Orchard Street, will discuss the...

Tenement Talks: Cokie and Steve Roberts on Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families

Veteran journalists and bestselling authors Cokie and Steve Roberts will be at the Tenement Museum this evening discussing their book, Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, as part of the museum's free Tenement Talks series. The book offers...

Tenement Talk: Love on the Streets With Ariel Sabar Tonight

Why not continue celebrating Valentine's Day with a Tenement Talk focused on stories about finding love on the streets of New York?  Author Ariel Sabar will be at the Tenement Museum this evening to discuss his new book, Heart...

Tenement Talks: Bowery – Past, Present and Future with David Mulkins

David Mulkins, co-founder and chair of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, will be at the Tenement Museum tomorrow evening for an "illustrated talk on the legendary street," and a discussion titled: Bowery - Past, Present and Future. The Bowery...

Tenement Talks: Eric Homberger’s Historical Atlas of New York City

Author and historian Eric Homberger will be on hand to discuss his book, The Historical Atlas of New York City - A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York's History (Second Edition), this evening at the Tenement...

Tenement Talks: Loise W. Knight on Jane Addams – Tonight

Louise W. Knight, author of the highly praised biography, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action, will be featured in the Tenement Talks series at the Tenement Museum this evening. Knight will be discussing Jane Addams' riveting story - she was...

New Food, Old Foodways – at Tenement Talks Tonight

Jane Ziegelman, the author of 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, will moderate a discussion about new food trends and how they reflect cultural foodways from the past, tonight at...

Songs From the East Village Release Party at Tenement Talks Tonight

The East Village Community School will be celebrating the release of their album, Songs From the East Village this evening at the Tenement Museum.  The album is a very creative way to raise money for the school, combining the...

The Pigeon Game – A Work in Progress – at Tenement Talks Tonight

Tonight's Tenement Talk at the Tenement Museum will feature a twenty minute cut of the documentary The Pigeon Game, by Annie Heringer.  She will present her work in progress, two years in the making, about the dying breed of...
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