Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

Sun, March 9th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

It’s almost Spring – what will we do to prepare? Put away our boots and scarves, and start playing outside more! But what do animals do to get ready for the warmer weather? Join us to find out!

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na
When Blue met Egg by Lindsay Ward

 

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: Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge

Sun, March 2nd, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, everyone wondered how much weight it could hold. The famous P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, decided to take this as a challenge. Join us to hear what it was like to see elephants marching through the city and across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince

 

Bird Tales with Storyteller Ron Sopyla

Sat, March 22nd, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission.

How did the chickadee get its song? Why is the owl wise? Hear magical tales of birds, songs, and plumage, and meet the wise, wicked, and gullible birds in these folk tales from around the world. Master storyteller Ron Sopyla will delight children with these many characters. After hearing the stories, visit Audubon’s Aviary and find the very same birds in Audubon’s watercolors!

Macy's Sunday Story Time: How Little Lori Visited Times Square

Sun, January 5th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

Start the New Year with an adventure traveling around the city. How long do you think it will take Lori to find Times Square? Could you do any better? Join us to compare and share your own strategies!

How Little Lori Visited Times Square by Amos Vogel

 

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: Get Creative!

Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

Have you ever wanted to make something new out of something old, or even out of nothing? Allow Joseph’s resourcefulness to inspire you into being creative with your worn out belongings!

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

 

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: Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Sun, February 16th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Celebrate our 1st President’s birthday by guessing which tall tales surrounding Washington’s life are fact and which are myth (and which are in between).

George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara

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: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!

Sun, February 9th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Desperate to help with his election, Grace Bedell of Westfield, New York decides to share a piece of advice with Abraham Lincoln. No one in Westfield is sure whether or not he will listen to a young girl, but Grace has lots of hope!

Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick

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: Groundhog Day

Sun, February 2nd, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Every year, Staten Island Chuck gets nervous because so many people expect him to predict the weather! To make matters worse, his rival Punxsutawney Phil disagrees with him - What if he’s wrong? Join us for this heartwarming tale about self-confidence and friendship – a New-York Historical Society exclusive!

Staten Island Chuck’s Big Day by Rebecca Mir

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: Chinese New Year

Sun, January 26th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Imagine going for a stroll through Chinatown – what would you see, smell, and hear? Share your favorite things about Chinatown and Gung hay fat choy! That means “Happy New Year!” in Chinese.

Chinatown by William Low

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: Celebrating Civil Rights

Sun, January 19th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

What ideas did Martin Luther King, Jr. share with others that changed our country’s history? Thanks to Dr. King and other civil rights activities, the Dream that everyone is equal and judged from within, and that citizens can march for freedom and justice for all, are ideas that we honor and value today.

This is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander

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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