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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cool City Dads

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Sun, June 15th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Do you know how to scat? If not, then learn all about vocal improvisation from Cool Daddy Rat! If so, then show off your skills during this jazzy, call-and-response storytime!

Cool Daddy Rat by Kristyn Crow

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Hit the Road

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Sun, June 8th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Put New York in your rear-view mirror, and rhyme your way across the country with Jack Kerouac as he answers the call to “Hit the Road!”

Hit the Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Subway Hijinks

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Sun, June 1st, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Share your own subway adventures after reading about a sparrow that flies aboard the D train, then try to guess what the next stop is on My Subway Ride!

Subway Sparrow by Leyla Torres
My Subway Ride by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Memorial Day

Sun, May 25th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Watching the Memorial Day parade with his mother, Marco wishes that his abuelo were there to enjoy the celebration. After all, his grandfather is a veteran, and the parade is in his honor! Join us to learn what surprise Marco’s mother and grandfather have in store for him!

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Magic

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Sun, May 18th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Learning and performing magic tricks is tough—but when the going got tough, Houdini didn’t quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City.

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

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Sun, May 11th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mother’s Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother!

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Birds of New York

Sun, May 4th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Celebrate the feathered friends found in these children’s books – birds that are trying to hide, or ride the subway, or drive a bus! After hearing these tales head to the exhibition Audubon’s Aviary and discover even more birds.

I am Dodo by Kae Nishimura

Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus by Mo Willems

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Earth Day

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Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

When Liam finds a struggling garden on abandoned train tracks in the city he decides to take care of it, speaking a new green movement in the city! After reading how the dreams and efforts of one person can make a difference, discover what happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it in the recycling bin!

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

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Sun, April 20th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

In preparation for the Easter Egg decorating contest, Hoppi visits all of his bunny friends for inspiration. Just when he thinks he’ll never make an egg beautiful enough to win the contest, he finds a special egg to work with – but will the Easter bunny approve? Join us to find out!

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Ten-year-old Jacob cannot believe his ears when a Yankee soldier asks for his piece of matzoh. Even worse, his family invited the Jewish Yankee to Seder! While Jacob is bitter about the South losing the Civil War, the corporal is still able to have an open discussion with his family about freedom and slavery – apt themes for Passover.

The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

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