The Lower East Side Tenement Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of its historic landmark tenement at 97 Orchard Street with a gala event that immersed guests in the culture of the Lower East Side. The event raised more than $700,000, nearly double the amount raised at the previous gala. The gala event honored Peter Ward, president of the Hotel Trade Council, and Julie Menin, former chair of Community Board 1, for their support of the Museum and the City at large. Paul Massey, CEO of Massey Knakal Real Estate Services is the Tenement Museum Board Chair.
Photos by Billy Farrell Agency, courtesy Lower East Side Tenement Museum