Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will be closed Tuesday, January 27 and will reopen Wednesday, January 28. For details, please visit our calendar.

Grandparents Day

Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission. All ages.
Bring the whole family and create poetry together using words from historic accounts. Let old newspapers, documents and advertisements be the inspiration for creative collaborative poetry, either through methods of blackout or collage. Families can also search for objects in the DiMenna Children's History Museum or engage in a family-themed full Museum scavenger hunt. Hunts will be available all day; family art activity will be available from 12-4 pm.

A Soldier's Life: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

After asking Harold Holzer all your Civil War questions, come play this interactive game where you become a soldier in the Civil War! Led by a New-York Historical educator, you will make choices about what you would do in realistic Civil War situations. At the end of the game, you'll find out whether you would have lived or died, come home happy or with "Soldier's Heart." In the process, you may just eat hard tack, handle a minie ball, and beat some drums! Prizes for participation!

City Sundays: Newsies

Sun, July 28th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!

City Sundays: Ghostbusters

Sun, July 21st, 2013 | 2:00 pm

City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!

City Sundays: A League Of Their Own

Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!

City Sundays: West Side Story

Sun, June 30th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!

City Sundays: Muppets Take Manhattan

Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 2:00 pm

 

City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!

 

History of Ice Cream

Thu, July 4th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All ages. Free with Museum admission.
I scream, you scream! Come explore the history of this sweet treat in the United States and help us crank up batches of 17th century "icey creams." Families will smell unfamiliar flavors, use nineteenth-century ice tongs, nip and grind a sugarloaf, and handle a "penny lick" cup in addition to hand-cranking and tasting some old-fashioned ice cream.
 

Circus-In-A-Suitcase With Kevin O'Keefe

Speaker: 
Kevin O'Keefe
Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Ages 4 and up. Free with Museum admission

Families will be amazed to see an entire circus emerge from one suitcase! A tent, band, lights, and a boisterous ringmaster and magician will all be joined by the most important performers – the audience! Kids will be engaged and physically involved in the performance in this unique circus program.

Meet the Fledglings!

Speaker: 
The Wild Bird Fund
Sat, May 4th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Recommended for ages 6 - 10
Saturday May 4th, 2 pm

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