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Starting in October, the Tenement Museum will stay open late every Thursday night for exclusive events, programs, and tours. Recently added programming includes a new permanent tour, a pop-up exhibition, and a costumed interpreter tour, all offered on Thursday nights. The Lower East Side museum, which opened in 1992, is a national historic site with a mission to share the stories of immigrants in New York City.
During the after-hours programming, the Tenement Museum will run a new tour “Life and Death at the Tenement.” The 90-minute tour explores disease, medicine, immigration in the lives of tenement residents.
Visitors will learn about Romanian immigrant Jacob Burinescu, who died during the 1918 influenza pandemic, as well as Jose Santiago “Benny” Beniquez and Crispin Ramos, a Puerto Rican migrant couple who lived with HIV during the 1980s.
Other new programs include a tour of the museum’s German Beer Saloon, which will have actors playing owners John and Caroline Schneiders. The Schneiders will talk about fighting for the American Dream in 1874, a period of economic crisis for the U.S.
The museum will also open its first ever pop-up exhibit in the 103 Theater. There will be eight to ten artifacts discovered in 97 Orchard Street during restoration or conservation work and that connect to the broader theme of health, hygiene, and disease.
Late night Thursdays kick off on Oct. 4, with the museum staying open until 8:30 p.m. Find more information and purchase tickets to the tours here.
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Neighborhoods : Lower East Side