Tuesday, February 24, 2009

American Sign Language Tenement Tours

March 1 at 1:00 PM, 108 Orchard Street

Join us this Sunday for an ASL-interpreted Confino Family Living History Tour. You'll visit the apartment of a Sephardic Jewish family and meet a costumed interpreter playing 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in the tenement in 1916. Visitors take on the role of newly arrived immigrants and ask Victoria questions about adjusting to life on the Lower East Side. Designed for families, but enjoyable and educating for everyone, this tour allows visitors to handle household objects. 60 minutes, Ages 5 & up.

The tour will be led by an educator and interpreted by Drew Sachs.

More information is available at http://www.tenement.org/tours.html.

Advance tickets are strongly recommended; please call Sarah at 212-431-0233 ext. 232/ TTY 212-431-0714 or email signlanguage(at)tenement org.

ASL-interpreted tours are usually offered the first Sunday of every month; tours rotate. Our next tour will be April 5 at 1:15 PM. Join us as we explore life among the early Irish immigrants to New York, as well as living conditions in immigrant housing, on The Moores: An Irish Family in America.

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