Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.



Subway Lines

What subway do you take? Hear stories about the NYC subways system and learn about its history.

Sun, January 8th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

What subway do you take? Hear stories about the NYC subways system and learn about its history.

Free with museum admission.

A Dutch-English-New York Christmas!

Sun, December 18th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Santa Claus arriving in a sleigh? Stockings filled with presents? Hear stories about how these traditions come to be, and the New Yorker Washington Irving’s role in melding Dutch and English customs into the holiday we now know and love.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Let There Be Light

Sun, December 11th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

How many ways is light a part in holidays at this time of year? Families discover together with these stories of Hanukah, Kwanza, Christmas, and New Year.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Step into the Past

Sun, December 4th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

What was it like to be a child more than 100 years ago in Victorian times? Hear these stories of times past and compare them to your own lives today.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

New York, New York - Touch the Sky

Sun, November 27th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

How are skyscrapers built? Why do we have so many skyscrapers in New York City and how did our skyline grow and change over time? Find out in these tall tales!

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Balloons Over Broadway

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Just in time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, find out how these big balloons came to be! Meet author and illustrator Melissa Sweet as she reads from her book Balloons Over Broadway. This story explores the life and passion of Tony Sarg, the puppeteer who first created large-helium balloons the parade.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

You Are Here!

Sun, November 13th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Explore wayfinding, a room-sized map, and what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago in these stories about maps.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Special September 11th Story Hour: Fireboat by Maira Kalman

Speaker: 
Firefighter Vin Panaro
Katie Fuller, Museum Educator
Sun, September 11th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

The New-York Historical Society is proud to present this wonderful story by Maira Kalman in conjunction with our photographic exhibition, Remembering 9/11. “A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman’s book should be among the first answers.” – Booklist, starred review.

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