4. Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Photo courtesy The Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum honors America’s immigrants by preserving and telling the story of those who had settled on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The landmark building that houses the museum is an actually a converted tenement apartment, built in 1863, which was once home to nearly 7,000 immigrants from the 1860s to the 1930s. As part of a partnership with ARTNOIR, OHNY Weekend visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the “Irish Outsiders” tour that focuses on the lives of the Moores, an immigrant family struggling in 1869 New York.