Tenement Museum Under One Roof Touch Tour

Location

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street
10002 New York , NY
United States
Phone: 6465183038
New York US
Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Description: 
Visitors will participate in an orientation session using tactile models of our historic tenement as well as architectural features before going on a tour that will include touch objects, braille materials, and verbal description. The tour will be an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods. Under One Roof Our brand new exhibit features the stories of the immigrants and migrants who started their lives anew at 103 Orchard Street in the decades after World War II and helped to make the Lower East Side one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods. Hear the stories of former resident Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust; Jose and Andy Velez, whose seamstress mother left Puerto Rico for new opportunities; OR the Wong siblings, whose mother supported the family by sewing in the Chinatown garment shops. 3rd Floor of 103 - Accessible via elevator - Recommended Ages 8 and up. TICKETS ARE FREE All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Tickets are made available one month prior to each event. To make a reservation, email ezeira@tenement.org, or call 877-975-3786
Available accessibility accommodations: 
Audio description
Braille materials
Large print materials (18 pt or larger)
Assistive listening systems
Wheelchair accessibility
Service animals allowed
Timezone: 
Standard Eastern Time