Orchard Street Contemporaries

Orchard Street Contemporaries The Orchard Street Contemporaries is a group of young professionals committed to advancing the mission of the Tenement Museum by connecting the immigrant history of the LES to the vibrancy of the neighborhood today.

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03/30/2010
Get Involved

Museums need your help! The American Association of Museums (a nonprofit org that supports the museum field) is asking everyone to contact their Congressional Representatives by tomorrow, March 31st, to ensure sufficient funding for museums in the upcoming fiscal year. Visit the link below to get involved...

Act Now! Ask Representatives to Join House Appropriations Letter Supporting Office of Museum Services Great News! In conjunction with Museums Advocacy Day, Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Louise Slaughter ...

02/10/2010
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We're super bummed about the snow. At least there's good TV on tonight. Check out Faces of America on PBS. Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores genealogy and immigrant heritage with celebrities like Meryl Streep, Stephen Colbert and Malcolm Gladwell.

Wednesday's Love on the LES event will focus on dating and social mores of the early 20th Century.  If you want to delve...
02/08/2010
Advertising for Love

Wednesday's Love on the LES event will focus on dating and social mores of the early 20th Century. If you want to delve a little deeper, check out Advertising for Love, a wonderful blog about 19th Century personal ads.

One such ad reads: "I don't doubt that you have understood my feelings and I hope that you will prove it to me by changing the color of your handkerchief's hem and showing it to me to-morrow..."

I haven't played matchmaker in quite a while, but these two ads presented themselves as such perfect matches that it seemed only right. After all, the more people we can bring together in connubial bliss by Valentine's Day the better.

TODAY is Follow a Museum Day! Follow us (twitter.com/tenementmuseum) and all of your other favorites museums. Make sure ...
02/01/2010
Follow a Museum day - 1st February 2010

TODAY is Follow a Museum Day! Follow us (twitter.com/tenementmuseum) and all of your other favorites museums. Make sure to use the #followamuseum hashtag!

12/10/2009

Thanks to everyone who attended last week's OSC co-hosted Tenement Talk! Please let us know what you thought.

What does it mean to be American?  Cynics Question Identity of NYC Marathon Winner who immigrated to the US at age 12.  ...
11/03/2009
Truly American? Debate Dogs a Triumph in the Marathon - NYTimes.com

What does it mean to be American? Cynics Question Identity of NYC Marathon Winner who immigrated to the US at age 12. Thanks for the link, Samira!

An online dispute erupted over the heritage of Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win the New York City Marathon in 27 years.

The Tenement Museum and Russ & Daughters (run by the OSC's very own Niki Russ Federman) are in this month's Travel + Lei...
10/06/2009
New York City's New Downtown - Articles - Travel + Leisure

The Tenement Museum and Russ & Daughters (run by the OSC's very own Niki Russ Federman) are in this month's Travel + Leisure. You'll find us both on page 4.

T+L looks at the big ideas, cutting-edge architecture and design, and daring personalities that are shaping the new New York.

Last week, museums affiliated with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Tenement Museum is a founding...
10/05/2009
Activities

Last week, museums affiliated with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Tenement Museum is a founding member) introduced public dialogue programs addressing the issue of immigration, both past and present. If a museum in your community holds a public dialogue program or town hall meeting on immigration, would you attend?

Sites of Conscience are dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and connecting them with today's most pressing issues.

What are you doing after work tonight?  Come join us for an evening tour!  Tours of 97 Orchard, and Immigrant Soles, a g...
07/23/2009
Tenement Museum---New York City Tenement Museum

What are you doing after work tonight? Come join us for an evening tour! Tours of 97 Orchard, and Immigrant Soles, a guided stroll past, among other neighborhood sites, a historic movie theater on Canal Street and and a former Yiddish newspaper headquarters near Seward Park, run from 5:45 to 7:15 . The best part: tickets double as coupons for local businesses.

A New York City Museum that tells the stories of immigrants who lived in 97 Orchard Street, a tenement built in 1863 on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

07/13/2009
Beta Member Signup « Familyteller

And if you'd like to create your own family history blog, become a beta tester for Familyteller. You can find more info here: http://familyteller.com/beta-member-request/

If you have family records like diaries, letters, photos or other documents that you’d like to preserve, share, and present to tell your family’s story, please consider becoming a Familyteller beta member by filling out the form below. ...

Are you interested in learning more about your family tree?  Check out Matt Unger's blog, Papa's Diary, for inspiration....
07/13/2009
Papa's Diary Project

Are you interested in learning more about your family tree? Check out Matt Unger's blog, Papa's Diary, for inspiration. He set out to transcribe daily entries and reflect upon his grandfather's journal from 1924. And his grandfather just happened to live on the LES! http://papasdiary.blogspot.com/

The 1924 diary of Harry Scheuerman, transcribed and annotated by his grandson, Matt Unger.Plus: Papa's letters from the 1920's.

Check out our blog!  It's a great way to keep up with what's happening at the Tenement Museum.
06/18/2009
Tenement Museum Blog

Check out our blog! It's a great way to keep up with what's happening at the Tenement Museum.

We're sorry to tell you that Tea Cart Stories, our interactive art project, is rained out this evening. Come by next week (provided it doesn't rain again, of course!) from 4-7pm to share your tea stories with artist Michele Brody. ...

Come back and visit us!
06/11/2009
Lame in the City

Come back and visit us!

I've been given a few of my own accounts at work, something I have mixed feelings about, but one of them is the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. I'd never been there before and the opportunity came ...

06/11/2009

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Cocktails & Tours last night! We had a blast and hope you did too...

06/02/2009

About the Orchard Street Contemporaries

Address

97 Orchard St
New York, NY
10002

B or D to Grand Street Exit at Grand and Chrystie. Walk east (away from Bowery) for four blocks. Take a left at Orchard Street and walk north for two blocks to the Museum Shop 108 Orchard Street. F to Delancey Street or the J, M or Z to Essex Street Once you get off any of these subways, walk two blocks away from the Williamsburg Bridge (west) to Orchard Street, turn left and walk 1/2 block south to the Museum Shop 108 Orchard Street, between Delancey and Broome, near Delancey. M15 Buses and Sightseeing Buses These buses stop at the corner of Grand and Allen Streets. Exit the bus and walk one block east to Orchard Street. Then walk one 1/2 block north towards Delancey Street.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:45 - 18:00
Sunday 10:45 - 18:00

Telephone

(212) 431-0233

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