Calendar of Events

ART BEYOND SIGHT AWARENESS MONTH

Calendar of Events

October 1-27
The Chicago Children’s Museum presents: Ready, Pet, Go! What do you get when you cross a best friend with four legs, a beak, gills, floppy ears, scaled skin AND a curly tail? Pets, of course! Ready, Pet, Go!, Chicago Children’s Museum’s brand new exhibit, is dedicated to the special animals in our lives. Become your favorite animal; crawl in, out and around a child-size pet home; and share stories about the pets in your life. For moms, dads and caregivers, learn the benefits of pets and pet play, and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets. Come chirp like a bird, bark like a dog, or climb like a cat. It’s all allowed in Ready, Pet, Go! Normal business hours. For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

October 1-31
The New York Institute for Special Education, Bronx, NY In celebration of Art Awareness Month, The students of The New York Institute for Special Education would like to share their on-line “Student Art Exhibit.”  Students use various media to create all forms of art. Their inspiration stems from their personal experiences along with influences of artistic studies they have come to appreciate. We hope you take the time to view our on-line exhibit and celebrate Art Awareness Month with us. www.nyise.org For further information please contact JLaracuetne@nyise.org

The St. Augustine Art Association, F.L. presents TOUCH St. Augustine. This new citywide installation of Braille signage for the historic statuary in the nation's oldest city will be unveiled in October 2013, to commemorate the upcoming 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine. The outreach project, sponsored by the St. Augustine Art Association, includes bronze plaques with tactile graphics and Braille descriptions that will serve the blind community in perpetuity.  Learn more at www.touchstaugustine.com.

Dance for PD® offers dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York and, through a network of partners and associates, in more than 100 other communities in 9 countries around the world.  In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. People with all degrees of ability and mobility are welcome, and no dance experience is required.  Care partners, family members and friends are welcome to attend.  Classes in New York and in many other cities are offered free of charge and feature live musical accompaniment.  For October classes around the world, please click here or call (646) 450-3373 or (800) 957-1046. Dance for PD® is a non-profit collaborative partnership of Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is providing activities for children and their adults during October in conjunction with “Sight Awareness Month.”   In the Junior League of Phoenix classroom, activities will include raised line drawings as well as tactile discovery, sandpainting, and scent boxes.  Hours alternate daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  In the Art Studio, activities will include leaf rubbing collages, sawdust tarantula spiders, and creating with sparkly black playdoh in celebration of Halloween.  Hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Kelley Fitzsimmons at 602-648-2753 or at kfitzsimmons@childmusephx.org.

The Chicago Children’s Museum presents: Tinkering Lab Chicago Children’s Museum’s newest permanent exhibit! Inspired by the national Maker Movement, Tinkering Lab provides children and families with the inspiration, time, space, materials and freedom to innovate and interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world around them. It’s the ultimate workshop inspiring visitors to design, build, test and retest with real tools and materials. Tinkering Lab: Real tools. Real science. Really for kids. Normal business hours. Contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

The Chicago Children’s Museum is offering a family program, Pile It Up & Jump, daily in October: “Hurray for fall! Dump a bucket of leaves on yourself and then jump in them!” 2:15 p.m. For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

The Chicago Children’s Museum is offering a family program, Paint Your Face, daily in October: “Transform your face for Halloween. Are you a spooky cat or a silly pumpkin? You decide!” 11:15 a.m.For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

The Chicago Children’s Museum is offering a free art class, Costumes, daily in October. Transform yourself into a creature of your own design using fabrics, buttons, and fun recycled materials. For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686. The Costumes class is offered daily but at different times each day. Times are as follows:
October 1, 4, 7-8, 11, 14-15, 18, 21-22, 25, 28-29 at 1:00 p.m., 2.00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
October 10, 17, 24, 31: 1, 2, 3, 4 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
October 3, 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 at 1:00 p.m., 2.00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 October 3-27
 The Lithuanian Library for the Blind offers a special educational program. It includes a tour of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind and a visit to the Lithuanian Blindness History Museum (a department of the Library). The Museum's permanent collection contains exhibits and photographs revealing the 85 years of education of the blind in Lithuania (since 1927). Education became possible thanks to the war-blinded veteran Pranas Daunys, who adapted Braille alphabet to the Lithuanian language. There is a display of Braille books published by the Lithuanian Union's Publishing House in 1963–1992, illustrated with tactile graphics by professional artists. The visitors will try to write Braille with slates and styluses, and create their own tactile drawings on a piece of a foil. Also, there Museum offers a temporary display of tactile textile books created recently by Lina Norkiene, a visually impaired folk artist and a social worker.

Oct. 4-25
Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC, hosts its fourth annual 'ART BEYOND SIGHT' exhibition.  This show features tactile art created by students in the league's Outreach Program, which, in partnership with the Metrolina Association for the Blind, provides weekly art instruction for sight-impaired adults. Student work will include designs created with thickly applied medium to boards which are then painted with acrylics. The students will also exhibit pieces from their hand-built clay classes.  Sighted artists are invited to enter their tactile art: sculpture; textured paintings; weavings; pottery; and 3-D creations. The only requirement is that visitors may be allowed to touch the art, giving the sight-impaired the opportunity to experience the art; and sighted visitors the experience of perceiving art through the sense of touch. This show runs through October 25, and is sponsored, in part, by funds from the Arts & Science Council. For details, visit the CAL website http://www.charlotteartleague.org ; or email exhibitions@charlotteartleague.org.

October 4 to 27
The St. Augustine Art Association, F.L. presents its 12th Annual Tactile Art Show. All touchable art that is both visually appealing and engaging for the blind, this exhibition includes sculpture, assemblages, pottery, fiber art, reliefs, wall hangings and mixed media.  The show features Braille signage created by students from Florida School for the Deaf and Blind along with student artworks. Selected audio descriptions and guided tours are also offered to engage people of all ages and abilities. The exhibit is part of the new TOUCH St. Augustine project to enhance access to the visual arts. For more information visit: www.touchstaugustine.com or call (904) 824-2310.

October 11-17
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), will be presenting Samuel
Beckett's Waiting For Godot at the 8th International Blind In Theatre
Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. Directed by a vision impaired company member, this production will feature two blind actors in the central roles of Vladimir and Estragon. The ensemble will also offer an interactive workshop for festival participants from around the world, combining movement techniques with original music to create a collaborative theatrical experience which aims to transcend barriers of sight and language. TBTB is an integrated professional off Broadway theater company devoted to advancing artists with disabilities. For more information please visit www.tbtb.org. Or contact Project Director, Pamela Sabaugh, at psabaugh@earthlink.net.

October 16-23
Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong presents the Festival of Inclusive Arts 2013 (FIA 2013) with the support from the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the HKSAR, Lions Club International District 303, Hong Kong and Macao, China and Starstreet Precinct in October 2013. Various accessible programs will be held during the period at different venues in the city of Hong Kong. Accessible programs include: 3 crossover performances with mixtures of pop and classical music, theatre works and dance works created by local and overseas artists with different abilities; an inclusive exhibition showcasing creative works by over 100 artists with different abilities; and six inspiring workshops led by local and overseas artists. Audio Description and Braille information are available for all the exhibits of the exhibition and performances. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.jcaasc.hk/?a=doc&id=90&lang=en or the Facebook Page of FIA 2013 at: https://www.facebook.com/adahkfia

October 17
The Chicago Children’s Museum presents: Open Programming (Kraft Free Family Night): Explore the museum at your own pace! In addition to exploring all of our interactive exhibits, take part in fun drop-in activities designed for the whole family to. Every enjoy Thursday evening is Kraft Free Family Night, when admission is free for all! Groups of 15 or more must pre-register their visit. Transportation is available for qualified non-profit organizations. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Pre-register your group visit by calling Chicago Children’s Museum at (312) 464-8249 or email SonjaM@chicagochildrensmuseum.org.

The Chicago Children’s Museum is providing the chance to work with theater costume designer Anna Glowacki to design costumes. Play with patterns, fabric and recycled materials to create your own simple costume piece. Create crowns for winter space princesses, capes for underwater super heroes of the future, or anything your imagination can mix together! 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

October 17-19
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) presents APH InSights 2013, the annual international art competition organized by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), will be showcased at The Hyatt Hotel (Louisville, KY) on Thursday, October 17, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 19, from 8:00 a.m. until noon during the 144th annual meeting of Ex Officio Trustees of APH. Admission to the exhibition is free and the public is also invited to meet the artists on Friday, October 18 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entries cover a wide range of subjects in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.  The exhibition includes the first, second, and third place winners chosen in each of the nine categories, along with a selection of other entries. Three judges from Louisville selected the featured works from 409 entries. Contact rwilliams@aph.org for more information including entries for the competition in 2014.

October 18
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a Multi-Sensory Evening– Beer and Wine Tour from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Chart your own path in the New European Paintings Galleries, 1250–1800 by embarking on a visual tasting tour along the beer route (northern countries) and the wine route (southern countries). Visit five paintings from the Netherlands, Spain, and France and talk with experts at each work of art to connect paintings with the taste and social history of wine or beer.
After exploring the galleries, head to the nearby Great Hall Balcony Bar to check out theTasting Tour Menu, which includes beer and wine flights from related countries.

The gallery portion of this event is free with Museum admission. The Balcony Bar menu is available for purchase.

October 19
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,  Lincoln, MA invites you to experience selected works of art in the Sculpture Park through touch.  These specialized tours led by deCordova’s experienced Museum Guides provide unique access to selected sculptures through a tactile tour designed for the visually impaired and other multisensory learners. Touch tours start at 1:00 p.m. and are free with Museum admission. Visitors who are blind or visually impaired are welcome at deCordova throughout the year.  Please contact dberube@decordova.org  to schedule a specialized tour. Service animals are welcome. Visit www.decordova.org.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum presents: A Taste of Life without Sight. What’s it like to go through life without sight? Join a worldwide campaign to get educated about blindness during Blindness Awareness Month. Rotate among interactive stations in the galleries and meet community members with blindness and low vision as they talk about art demonstrating that blindness doesn’t inhibit visual art appreciation. Also participate in an Art Beyond Sight multisensory tour, led by Museum educators. For more information, contact Jayna Hintz at jhintz@lywam.org or call (715) 845-7010. Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dallas Museum of Art presents Art Beyond Sight Artist’s Talk at 9:00 p.m., Free.
The DMA is participating in the 11th annual Art beyond Sight Awareness Month this October, dedicated to art education for people with visual impairment. Join artists John Bramblitt and Stephen Lapthisophon, who are visually impaired, for a discussion of their process and work, which involves the senses beyond sight, creating works that immerse the viewer in a full sensory experience.  For general questions regarding Art Beyond Sight programs, or to request a tour for visitors with vision impairment, call (214) 922-1251 or e-mail access@DMA.org.  

The Chicago Children’s Museum is providing the chance to work with theater costume designer Anna Glowacki to design costumes. Play with patterns, fabric and recycled materials to create your own simple costume piece. Create crowns for winter space princesses, capes for underwater super heroes of the future, or anything your imagination can mix together! For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686. Classes offered 1:00 p.m., 2:00p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

October 20
The Chicago Children’s Museum is providing the chance to work with theater costume designer Anna Glowacki to design costumes. Play with patterns, fabric and recycled materials to create your own simple costume piece. Create crowns for winter space princesses, capes for underwater super heroes of the future, or anything your imagination can mix together! For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686. Classes offered 1:00 p.m., 2:00p.m., 3:00p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

October 20
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA presents Art Beyond Sight: Sensory Tour And Art Workshop. Tour: 11:30am–12:15pm; Workshop 1-3pm. As part of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, join this multisensory tour of Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, followed by a hands-on art-making workshop where you can create and explore with texture, scent, and sound. The guided tour will include an original musical performance by the Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco in response to the artwork. Designed for individuals with visual impairments, but all are encouraged to attend. Presented in partnership with Lighthouse for the Blind and Art Beyond Sight. Free with Museum admission and RSVP to access@thecjm.org or 415.655.7856. Youth 18 and under always free.

October 23
The Alpha School for Autistic Children, Cape Town collaborated with MAP. Educators and parents are invited to an exhibition of recent art works as well as a drumming performance by the learners. Art and music workshops are also planned to take place at Creative expression relating to themselves and their environments will be encouraged in two consecutive art sessions. These will be displayed, alongside work recently done exploring the themes of Winter and Pattern Rhythms. Contact Sandra Eastwood at saneast@iafrica.com for further information.

The Chicago Children’s Museum is offering a free art class, Kids Create, every Wednesday in October from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Share in the joy of process art and sensory exploration as you play with clay, water, paper, paint, wire and other materials. This program takes place in the Kraft Artabounds Studio. For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

October 24
The Walters Art Museum, in partnership with the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, offers a Verbal Descriptive Tour of the special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum at 2:00 p.m. Participants will learn about an important ancient papyrus text that will be brought together from the Walters’ collection and the Morgan Library for the first time in 150 years.  The text offers a window onto the cultural and religious life in ancient Egypt.  Visitors will have the opportunity to touch modern papyrus. Please note that the tour is free of charge, but requires advance registration. Contact Lori Guenthner at (410) 230-2457 or email lguenth@lbph.lib.md.us. Space is limited.

The Chicago Children’s Museum presents: Open Programming (Kraft Free Family Night): Explore the museum at your own pace! In addition to exploring all of our interactive exhibits, take part in fun drop-in activities designed for the whole family to enjoy. Every Thursday evening is Kraft Free Family Night, when admission is free for all! Groups of 15 or more must pre-register their visit. Transportation is available for qualified non-profit organizations. 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Pre-register your group visit by calling Chicago Children’s Museum at (312) 464-8249 or email SonjaM@chicagochildrensmuseum.org.

Dallas Museum of Art presents Homeschool Class for Families at11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., $5 for DMA Partners, $8 for the general public. Spend time using your senses to explore works of art in the galleries with guest artist John Bramblitt. He will share his process of painting as an artist who is blind, and students will have the chance to put their senses to the test in the studio while creating their own sightless work of art. The Homeschool Class is for families with children ages 6 and up. For general questions regarding Art Beyond Sight programs, or to request a tour for visitors with vision impairment, call (214) 922-1251 or e-mail access@DMA.org.  
Edu-art  presents Enter the paintings! If you could really get into a work of art what would happen? Multi-sensory journey in the dark for blind and visually impaired adults: the discovery of the works of art. Edu-art, Cam Garibaldi, Via Strehler 2, Milan, Italy.  Program starts at 16h00 (4 p.m.) to 19h30 (7:30 p.m.).

October 25
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or low vision and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of 20th and 21st  Century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Please join us for a tour of Beyond LOVE. The appearance in 1966 of what became Robert Indiana’s signature image, LOVE, and its subsequent proliferation on unauthorized products, eclipsed the public’s understanding of the emotional poignancy and symbolic complexity of his art. This retrospective will reveal an artist whose work, far from being unabashedly optimistic and affirmative, addresses the most fundamental issues facing humanity—love, death, sin, and forgiveness—giving new meaning to our understanding of the ambiguities of the American Dream and the plight of the individual in a pluralistic society. The Whitney is located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street. This event is free of charge. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please call (212) 570-7789 or email accessfeedback@whitney.org to RSVP or learn more. Space is limited.

October 26
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,  Lincoln, MA invites you to experience selected works of art in the Sculpture Park through touch.  These specialized tours led by deCordova’s experienced Museum Guides provide unique access to selected sculptures through a tactile tour designed for the visually impaired and other multisensory learners. Touch tours start at 1:00 p.m. and are free with Museum admission. Visitors who are blind or visually impaired are welcome at deCordova throughout the year.  Please contact dberube@decordova.org  to schedule a specialized tour. Service animals are welcome. Visit www.decordova.org.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is offering a multisensory gallery tour and hands-on art experience for individuals with low vision and blindness from 10:30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. Join Paul Rhymer, artist in residence, as he successfully melds his work as a taxidermist and bronze sculptor. A second-generation Smithsonian taxidermist, Paul worked for twenty-five years as a model maker and taxidermist at the National Museum of Natural History. He recently served as a judge on the AMC TV series “Immortalized,” a competitive taxidermy reality show. Rhymer also is an avid birder and bird hunter, pursuits that inform his mounts and his sculpture. During his residency, Rhymer shares insights from his dual careers, including lost-wax bronze casting demonstrations, taxidermy tips, and programs for a range of all ages. Call (715) 845-7010 to register or email jhintz@lywam.org for more information.

October 28
The  Lighthouse Club for the Blind visits the University of Cape Town Irma Stern Museum
Visitiors will enter through the Zanzibar Doors, usually closed to visitors, and discuss Irma, the woman, the collector and the artist with verbal imaging of selected works. There will be opportunities to touch Zanzibar carvings, African masks, some of Irma's furniture as well as one of her palettes and several brushes. Flower arrangements to extend our discussions will allow for multi sensory appreciation. Each participant will be able to catch something of Irma's energy in small individual arrangements of flowers from her garden. For more information, please contact Sandra Eastwood at saneast@iafrica.com.

October 30
The Chicago Children’s Museum is offering a free art class, Kids Create, every Wednesday in October from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Share in the joy of process art and sensory exploration as you play with clay, water, paper, paint, wire and other materials. This program takes place in the Kraft Artabounds Studio. For more information, contact Bente Engelsoft at bentee@chicagochildrensmuseum.org or call (312) 464-7686.

October 31
The Chicago Children’s Museum presents: Open Programming (Kraft Free Family Night): Explore the museum at your own pace! In addition to exploring all of our interactive exhibits, take part in fun drop-in activities designed for the whole family to enjoy. Every Thursday evening is Kraft Free Family Night, when admission is free for all! Groups of 15 or more must pre-register their visit. Transportation is available for qualified non-profit organizations. 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pre-register your group visit by calling Chicago Children’s Museum at (312) 464-8249 or email SonjaM@chicagochildrensmuseum.org.

November 5
An exhibition of art done in recent MAP workshops at Iziko S A National Gallery by learners from Dominican School for Deaf Children takes place at their school as well as a drumming performance for the whole school and guests invited to celebrate their Arts and Culture Day. For more information contact Sandra Eastwood saneast@iafrica.com

November 9
The Metropolitan Museum presents Seeing Through Drawing Program. For adults who are blind or partially sighted. With the Museum's collection as inspiration, learn innovative techniques that make drawing accessible. Free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at (212) 650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org
Visit the Seeing Through Drawing Exhibition:
Join us as we celebrate artists from our Seeing Through Drawing classes. Enjoy a display of their works. On view until November 24th, 2013.

November 16-18
Edu-art  presents Exhibition of multisensory sculptures as part of the event: "Festival of children's rights", with the partnership of University Bicocca of Milan.
Edu-art , IBVA, via Calatafimi, 10,  Milan, Italy. From 10h30 (10:30 a.m.)  to 17h30 (5:30 p.m.).

December 3
The Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town will celebrate International Day of the Disabled. More details to be confirmed. Contact Sandra Eastwood at saneast@iafrica.com for further information.

December 4
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY
A deaf educator will lead tours, with no spoken English translation. Each tour is an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Shop Life Tour: Family-run stores filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century, where they struggled to adapt to an ever-changing neighborhood and achieve the American Dream. Visit the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and use interactive media to trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters. Ground floor - 90 minutes - Recommended Ages 12+, Limited Wheelchair Capacity. All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required.
To make a reservation, email advancesales@tenement.org, or call 1-877-97-LESTM. For more information please visit http://www.tenement.org/vizinfo_ada.html or contact  Ellysheva Zeira via phone at 212-431-0233 ext 273 or email at ezeira@tenement.org.

December 7
The Metropolitan Museum presents Seeing Through Drawing Program. For adults who are blind or partially sighted. With the Museum's collection as inspiration, learn innovative techniques that make drawing accessible. Free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at (212) 650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org
February 5. 2014
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY
A deaf educator will lead tours, with no spoken English translation. Each tour is an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hard Times Tour: Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873, and the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression. 2nd Floor - 1 Hour - Recommended Ages 8 +. All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required. To make a reservation, email advancesales@tenement.org, or call 1-877-97-LESTM. For more information please visit http://www.tenement.org/vizinfo_ada.html or contact  Ellysheva Zeira via phone at 212-431-0233 ext 273 or email at ezeira@tenement.org.

April 2, 2014
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY
A deaf educator will lead tours, with no spoken English translation. Each tour is an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sweatshop Workers Tour: Pay a visit to the Levine family's garment workshop and the Rogarshevskys' Sabbath table at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Explore how immigrants balanced work, family and religion at a time of great change.  3rd Floor - 1 Hour - Recommended Ages 8 +. All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required. To make a reservation, email advancesales@tenement.org, or call 1-877-97-LESTM. For more information please visit http://www.tenement.org/vizinfo_ada.html or contact  Ellysheva Zeira via phone at 212-431-0233 ext 273 or email at ezeira@tenement.org.

June 4, 2014
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY
A deaf educator will lead tours, with no spoken English translation. Each tour is an hour and a half long, followed by a reception featuring local Lower East Side foods. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Irish Outsiders Tour: Experience the heart of the immigrant saga through the music of Irish America, then tour the restored home of the Moore family, Irish-Catholic immigrants who left their home in the Five Points to start a new life in Kleindeutschland. Explore how this family dealt with being 'outsiders' in 97 Orchard and how they coped with the death of their child in 1869. 4th Floor - 2 Hours - Ages 12 +. All are welcome, but space is limited, so reservations are required. To make a reservation, email advancesales@tenement.org, or call 1-877-97-LESTM. For more information please visit http://www.tenement.org/vizinfo_ada.html or contact  Ellysheva Zeira via phone at 212-431-0233 ext 273 or email at ezeira@tenement.org.

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