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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Snowy Cityscape

Sun, January 12th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

When Geopolis is completely covered by snow, will Katy the red crawler tractor be able to help? Listen to find out if Katy’s strong and tough enough to save the day!

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

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: New Year’s Adventures

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.

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

Locomotive with author Brian Floca

Sat, December 14th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

“Here are the locomotives, the iron horses, the great machines, pulling their trains behind them.”

Join author and illustrator Brian Floca to hear and see his amazing new book on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Seen through the eyes of one family traveling west, Locomotive captures the excitement, newness, and change that this endeavor brought to America. Kids will hear about Brian’s research, writing, and illustrating process, and will learn new facts about trains, steam engines, and the construction of the railroad.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Ring in the New Year!

Sun, December 29th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Cecil's New Year's Eve Tail by Marie Fritz Perry

The best way to start a new year is surrounded by friends! Cecil the snake wants to be at the same party as all of his friends, but the invitations say that guests should wear shoes. Ring in the New Year with an important lesson about friendship and fashion with Cecil’s New Year’s Eve Tail.

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: Christmas Wishes

Sun, December 22nd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel

Thanks to a group of carpenters working during the Great Depression, Henry’s Christmas wish to live in a nice, warm house may come true. Join us to find out and learn how a Rockefeller Center tradition makes this wish come true for families today.

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: Subway Stories

Sun, December 15th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Jessie the subway car loves carrying people throughout New York City, but has to adjust to her new role when newer subway cars come to the city. Join us for this story time to learn a unique and surprising way that the MTA has recycled subway cars since 2001.

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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