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.



Macy's Sunday Story Time: Tar Beach Lullabies

Sun, July 7th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Explore 20th century Harlem with Cassie Louise Lightfoot while she flies through the city and dreams about her family and her future.

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Revolutionary Tales

Sun, June 30th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mermaids on Parade

Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Where can you flip your fins and jump, dance, and stroll? Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade, of course! Celebrate summer by learning about this artistic parade’s history.

Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cool City Dads

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Hit the Road

Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Subway Hijinks

Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

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

Fish for Jimmy written and illustrated by Katie Yamasaki

Speaker: 
Katie Yamasaki
Sat, May 18th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library in the Lower Level

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider by Jean Fritz

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 28, 3:30 pm

How did a poor kid from the island of Nevis end up forming our new nation’s economy? We’ll discuss Alexander Hamilton’s exciting life and death at this book wrap after reading Newbery-Honor author Jean Fritz’s biography of him, Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider. We’ll also take an up-close look at some rare and precious documents related to Hamilton’s life and times from the Gilder Lerhman Institute’s vast collection. This is truly a behind-the-scenes event!

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz

Wed, July 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission. Ages 9-12. 

Come discuss the historical fiction novel The Brooklyn Nine with baseball historian Erik Miklich from www.19cbaseball.com. After we talk about the book, we’ll toss the ball around like they did 100 years ago—no gloves allowed!

Beastly Rhymes with Author Robert Forbes: Celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month!

Speaker: 
Robert Forbes
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm
Ages 4 - 8

Who will win the inchworm sprint? Will the egret find his way out? And can you find the mouse hiding in each illustration? Join author Robert Forbes as he reads his animal poems and meet his beastly menagerie! His books Let’s Have a Bite and Beastly Feasts introduce children to the wonders and playfulness of rhyming poetry. The illustrations by Ronald Searle are filled with energy and detail—a little mouse hides in each one!

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