Lost Arts Series: Miniature Portraiture

Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

Reading into History Family Book Club: We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Cynthia Levinson
Sun, February 2nd, 2014 | 3:00 pm

At a time when adults were fearful of heeding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s call to “fill the jails” of Birmingham, Alabama in protest of segregation and racial violence, the children of the city stepped in to do their part. Come to the wrap on February 2nd for a Skype discussion with author Cynthia Levinson, and celebrate young activists in the Civil Rights Movement and throughout history through our museum collections. Ages 9-12 and their adults.

Reading Into History Family Book Club: The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

Sun, January 5th, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Whaling used to be big business in the United States- and it was extremely dangerous. Come discuss the amazing rescue of hundreds of men whose ice-encrusted whaling ships left them trapped in the arctic for the harsh winter of 1897. What it took to get these men to safety is almost unbelievable. At the meeting, we will discuss the history of the whaling industry through our amazing Museum collections. Ages 9-12.

Veterans Day - Family Activities All Day

Mon, November 11th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us to celebrate our veterans, meet American Revolution re-enactors, and search for objects in our family scavenger hunt. Don't miss our DiMenna Children's History Museum birthday cake (we're turning 2)!

Thanksgiving Eve Celebration: Members Event

Wed, November 27th, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Members at the Family level ($150) and above are invited to view the Macy's balloon inflation on 77th Street and join us in the DiMenna Children's History Museum for holiday treats. For more information, call the Membership Department at (212) 485-9279.

Current members will receive a mailed invitation. New and renewing members will receive an invitation by mail or e-mail shortly after making their contribution.

Click here to sign up as a Family Member!

Reading into History Family Book Club: Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy

Sun, December 8th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Come discuss one of the greatest avoidable tragedies in American history—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—which radicalized huge swaths of New York City to fight for the rights of workers. Visit part of The Armory Show at 100 exhibition and look at artifacts from this time of activism and upheaval. Ages 9–12.

Unheard Voices

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Join us for this staged reading of the inspiring collaborative work Unheard Voices, which honors the anonymous men, women and children buried at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Conceived by Judy Tate. Directed by Melissa Maxwell. Stay afterwards for a discussion about the American Slavery Project collaborative and its mission to highlight these unheard stories.

To buy tickets, click button above or e-mail schoolprograms@nyhistory.org.

Reading into History Book Wrap Event: 90 Miles to Havana

Enrique Flores-Galbis
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission, Ages 9-12

Come discuss what happened to the child refugees from Cuba's Operation Pedro Pan with author Enrique Flores-Galbis. We'll contrast his and his characters' experiences with those of the "Orphan Train" riders in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This event honors National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Children’s Concert: Ship of Tolerance

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This program is sold out

Come hear classically trained young musicians from around the world in this unique children's concert, part of the Ship of Tolerance weekend of activities. This organization promotes communication and connections between the children of the world, with the greater goal of tolerance and understanding.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to familyprograms@nyhistory.org

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