Audubon Bird Month at N-YHS

Sat, May 3rd, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sun, May 4th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sat, May 10th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sun, May 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sat, May 17th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sun, May 18th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sat, May 24th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Sun, May 25th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Weekends, May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Bird Paper Planes
Saturdays 1-3 pm
Free with Museum admission; all ages
Fold your own paper bird-plane and fly it at our target-wall of clouds. Which bird-plane will you choose: a sparrow, cardinal or parrot? Believe it or not, these birds can all be spotted locally! This program is inspired by Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown.

Reading Into History Family Book Club: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

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Speaker: 
Jessica Shearer
Sun, April 6th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Just before her 12th birthday, Calpurnia Tate, or Callie Vee, isn't quite ready to become a grown-up in her Texas town in 1899. Especially if it means doing housework instead of the scientific work she's been doing with her grandfather. At the book wrap, we will be joined by Jessica Shearer, an ornithological researcher at the American Museum of Natural History. We'll talk about what it meant to be a woman at the turn of the 20th century, the beginnings of evolutionary biology, and women in science today. Free with admission, ages 9-12 plus adults.

Meet the Fledglings with the Wild Bird Fund

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Sat, May 17th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For ages 5+

Tickets are the cost of museum admission plus $5 per child (non-member child tickets are $11, member child tickets $5). Adults do not pay an additional fee. Online ticket sales will end at 12 pm on 5/17, after which time any remaining tickets will be available for purchase in person at the museum.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading into History Family Book Club: No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

Speaker: 
Ilyasah Shabazz
Sun, March 9th, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Lewis Michaux's National Memorial African Bookstore was the cultural center of Harlem from the 1930s to the 1970s. Come discuss this extraordinary place and its founder at our monthly meeting with special guest Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, who wrote a remembrance included in the book. We'll talk about New York during the Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X, and the role that books play in uplifting communities. Ms.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Wed, October 8th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to overwhelming response, all Madeline Tea Parties are sold out. Please check back here soon for additional added dates. To have your name put on our wait list, please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to overwhelming response, all Madeline Tea Parties are sold out. Please check back here soon for additional added dates. To have your name put on our wait list, please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to overwhelming response, all Madeline Tea Parties are sold out. Please check back here soon for additional added dates. To have your name put on our wait list, please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to overwhelming response, all Madeline Tea Parties are sold out. Please check back here soon for additional added dates. To have your name put on our wait list, please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Meet the Author! Maira Kalman

Sat, March 15th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Maira Kalman returns with her new children’s book Thomas Jefferson, whom she describes “optimistic and complex and tragic and wrong and courageous.” Families will listen to her read excerpts from the book—which aims to cover everything about Jefferson—as well as describe her research process, and hold a book signing.

Fans of this Founding Father will learn surprising facts, and children who are new to Jefferson will be introduced to a great and complex man. Kalman painterly illustrations add to the uniqueness and whimsy of the book.

New York City Paper Dolls: Bill Cunningham

Sun, March 23rd, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

How would you dress up to stand in front of Federal Hall? How about the Empire State Building? The Washington Mews? Inspired by the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades, families are invited to choose their favorite New York City landmark and decorate their own matching paper doll in this drop-in art making program. We’ll have images of historical paper dolls from our collection for families to see as well. Recommended for ages 4–10.

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