Macy's Sunday Story Time: Growing Up in the City

Sun, October 21st, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

What things do you do on a typical day? Follow in the footsteps of young Henry and learn what makes his days so glorious.

A Glorious Day by Amy Schwartz

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Giddyup!

Sun, October 14th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Horses used to rule the city’s streets, but why not anymore? Learn about the history of horses in New York City and Brooklyn’s last remaining horse stable.

Stable by Ted Lewin

Sunday Story Hour: One Thousand Tracings

Sun, October 7th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

While some fought battles in the war, others fought to keep families alive. Be inspired by a young girl’s determination to help others while her father fought in World War II. Afterwards, learn more in the New-York Historical Society’s exhibit WWII & NYC.

Free with Museum admission. Recommended for ages 4 – 8.

One Thousand Tracings by Lita Judge

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Sukkot

Sun, September 30th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Would you build a house on your roof? In this story of Sukkot, an upset landlord, a collector, and a wise judge all play a part in determining the outcome!

The House on the Roof: A Sukkot Story by David A. Adler

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Firefighters

Sun, September 23rd, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Did you ever dream of being a firefighter? Even back in the 1840s, New York City had brave firefighters willing to put themselves in danger to help others. Explore the legendary tale of Mose Humphreys, one of New York’s bravest.

New York’s Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Rosh Hashanah

Sun, September 16th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Ever wonder why challah bread is round at Rosh Hashanah? By asking a simple question, the young boy Yossi learns an important lesson.

How the Rosh Hashanah Challah became Round by Sylvia B. Epstein

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Celebrate Grandparents Day!

Sun, September 9th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Sometimes we can learn history from the stories our grandparents share! Learn about both the fanciful and factual past from Julie’s grandparents, who immigrated to New York City when they were younger.

The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Rush Hour!

Sun, September 2nd, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Why is the city so busy during rush hour? Discover all of the diverse modes of transportation New Yorkers take nearly every day of the year.

Rush Hour by Christine Loomis

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Delicious Honey and Busy Bees

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Have you ever wondered where honey comes from? Find out how beekeepers take care of honeybees (and collect honey!) in this story about Fred’s Tireless Brooklyn Bees.

The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker

Free with Museum admission

Sunday Story Hour: Architectural Animals

Each Sunday families discover more about New York history through tales of the past. Check our website for author events, too!

Sun, August 19th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Have you noticed that there are animals decorating buildings throughout the city? Identify boars, elephants, and owls while learning about dentils, grilles, and reliefs. Afterwards, you will know where to look to find these architectural animals!

Urban Animals by Isabel Hill

Free with Museum admission

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