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Madeline’s Tea Party

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Wed, August 13th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 16, August 13,

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  • Madeline’s Tea Party

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    Wed, July 16th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Wednesdays, July 16, August 13,

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  • Macy's Sunday Story Time: Run as Fast as You Can!

    Sun, November 17th, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

    The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski

    Follow the Gingerbread Boy through the streets of New York City and Central Park in this rendition of a classic American folk tale. Will he survive his jaunt this time? Join us to find out!

    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.

     

    The History of Chocolate with American Heritage Chocolate®

    Mon, February 17th, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Chocolate was not always sold as a candy bar! See, smell, and taste colonial hot chocolate—watch as American Heritage Chocolate educators grinds cocoa beans, add spices like red pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, and heat up hot chocolate to taste. Don’t forget to get your own to bring home!

    Taste of Chocolate Workshop
    12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30 pm

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: A Civil War Pantry

    Sat, April 26th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Note: This event is sold out.

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    Throughout American history, diets have changed dramatically during wartime. In honor of our exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, we will explore the eating habits of soldiers and civilians in Civil War America. Participants will cook their own treat from the times.

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Gilded Age Dining

    Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Note: This event is sold out.

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    How did New York City's elite entertain in the late 1800s and early 1900s? What special foods did they serve, and how did they serve them? Find out in this program when we visit the exhibition Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America and discover the decadent dining habits of New York's aristocracy. Then we'll move into the classroom and prepare turtle soup (with real turtle meat) and chestnut ice cream.

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed

    Sat, January 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from SCRATCH, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813 to 2013!

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Cornelia Van Varick's Holiday Kitchen

    Sat, December 7th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Thanksgiving History

    Sat, November 2nd, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2pm

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation. Come discover what Thanksgiving food and festivities looked like in colonial times, Lincoln's times, and our own. After exploring artifacts and images of Thanksgiving history, participants will make their own mini apple pies with an assortment of historical and present-day flavors.

    Spirits of Hallowe'ens Past

    Thu, October 31st, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Dress up like your favorite historical character and come to where curious kids celebrate Halloween! Meet the headless horseman, listen to Gilded Age ghost stories, visit fortune tellers, and taste test historic candy. Special musical performances of Haunted History Tales by master spooky storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will entertain families throughout the evening.

    Free with Museum admission.

     

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