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
Join the New-York Historical Society and Caffè Storico for A Taste of New-York Wines. Throughout the summer, we will be hosting a series of Saturday wine tastings featuring vineyards from all over New York State, highlighting their products with discussion of the wine-making process and the history of the vineyards. For more information, please e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended for children ages 4–7.
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
Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.
A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Joseph J. Ellis and Stacy Schiff examine a crescendo moment in American history: the summer of 1776. The summer represented the most dramatic few months in the story of our country’s founding, when the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire while Britain dispatched the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic.
Note: This event is sold out
D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war. Two authors tell the tale of the riveting series of events from the brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.
Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.
Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.
Want to know what it is like to live in the most populous borough in New York City? Six-year-old Michelle shares what she looks forward to every year in I Live in Brooklyn. After the story, share what your favorite parts of the year are in your neighborhood!
I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi