Friday, September 10, 2010

Tenement Talks this Fall

Behold! This fall's Tenement Talks schedule - an amazing line-up, with something for everyone.

Wednesday, September 15 at 6:30 PM
There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America
Phillip Dray and cast members of The Waistmakers’ Opera

Monday, September 20 at 6:30 PM
Songs from the East Village
Susan McKeown and the East Village Community School

Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM
New Food, Old Foodways: A Panel Discussion
Noah Bernamoff, Shamus Jones, Jane Ziegelman, and a Proprietor from Park Slope's Bierkraft

Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 PM
Five Points: The Nineteenth Century New York Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum
Tyler Anbinder

Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30 PM
Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood
Martin Lemelman
A members’ reception will precede this event.

Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 PM
The Immigrant’s Table: A Literary Feast
Mary Lou Sanelli

Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 PM
The Man Who Never Returned: A Novel
Peter Quinn in conversation with Kevin Baker

Monday, October 4 at 6:30 PM
Jane Addams: Spirit in Action
Louise Knight in conversation with Vivian Gornick

Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 PM
Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York
William Grimes

Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 PM
The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City’s History
Eric Homberger

Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 PM
The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today
Paul David Pope

Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 pm
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
With Jane Ziegelman and Mitchell Davis, James Beard Foundation Vice President
$25/ticket ($15/members)
Only a few tickets remain... buy yours now! Call 212-431-0233 x259.

Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 PM
Monk Eastman: The Gangster Who Became a War Hero
Neil Hanson

Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 PM
Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City
Mayor Ed Koch in conversation with Jonathan Soffer
*Seating will be extremely limited at this event. Reserve your seat with a book purchase.

Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 PM
Chinatown Noir
Henry Chang and Ed Lin

Tuesday, November 2 at 6:30 PM
Behind the Scenes: A Look at Our Newest Exhibit
David Favaloro, Chris Neville, and Suzanne Wasserman

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM
More New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times
Connie Rosenblum and contributors

Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM
The Bowery: Past, Present and Future
Co-Sponsored by the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
David Mulkins
A members’ reception precedes this event.

Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 PM
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Gail Collins

Monday, November 29 at 6:30 PM
Henry James’ New York
Colm Toibin and contributors

Wednesday, December 8, 6:30 PM
The Encyclopedia of New York City
Kenneth Jackson
A members' reception will precede this event.

Wednesday, December 15, 6:30 PM
Behind the Scenes: The Baldizzis and Catholicism
Robert Orsi

Tenement Talks are all free, unless otherwise noted, and take place at the Museum Shop, 108 Orchard @ Delancey. Seating is often limited and is usually first come, first serve, although an advance book purchase can guarantee you a seat (call 212-431-0233 x259 to purchase a book). With this fall's stellar line-up, you'll want to buy these books anyway! For event reminders, sign up for the mailing list by emailing us. For extra tidbits about our speakers or to follow along with an event live, follow us on And to become a Tenement Museum member, and receive invitations to special Tenement Talks member receptions, call 212-431-0233 x225.

 - posted by Kate

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