Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

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

 

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

 

Wine Tasting: Brooklyn Oenology Winery

Sat, July 13th, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Event Details 

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. winetasting@nyhistory.org.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge

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

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.

New Thinking on the American Revolution

Speaker: 
Marc A. Genest
Edward G. Lengel
Sat, May 4th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

EVENT DETAILS

Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 am

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
Tue, June 11th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

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.

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe

Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
Steve Coll (moderator)
Tue, May 21st, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

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.

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