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

July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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.

    New York City Paper Dolls: Bill Cunningham

    Sun, March 16th, 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.

    Lost Arts Series: Scrimshaw

    Sun, March 30th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

    A whaler's life was never easy in the 18th or 19th centuries. Come learn the history behind the unique art form of scrimshaw, painstakingly practiced by men on long, seafaring voyages. See examples of scrimshaw, images carved into the bones of whales and other arctic creatures, and then create your own version in the studio.

    Tickets are $15 per person ($12 for members) and include the price of Museum admission. Adults must accompany their children to the programs. For ages 6+.

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