Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Neighborhoods

Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Share what you love about your neighborhood after reading El Barrio and learning what makes Spanish Harlem special.

El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
 

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

 

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: Memorial Day

Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Watching the Memorial Day parade with his mother, Marco wishes that his abuelo were there to enjoy the celebration. After all, his grandfather is a veteran, and the parade is in his honor! Join us to learn what surprise Marco’s mother and grandfather have in store for him!

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Magic

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Learning and performing magic tricks is tough—but when the going got tough, Houdini didn’t quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City. After reading about Houdini’s life and performances, consider staying at the museum and learning magic tricks of your own from celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

Sun, May 12th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mother’s Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother!

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cinco de Mayo

Sun, May 5th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate Mexican independence and heritage by reading letters that cousins Charlie and Carlitos send each other from Mexico and the United States! Then enjoy hearing all about Mouse’s misadventures during the Cinco de Mayo festival at the city park—will Cat spoil his fun?

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
Cinco de Mouse-o by Judy Cox
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Play Ball!

Sun, April 28th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Now that baseball season is in full swing, learn about one of the most moving moments in baseball history: when “Pee Wee” Reese supported his new teammate Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.

Teammates by Peter Golenbock
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds by Robert Burleigh

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Earth Day

Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

When Liam finds a struggling garden on abandoned train tracks in the city he decides to take care of it, sparking a new green movement in the city! After reading how the dreams and efforts of one person can make a difference, discover what happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it in the recycling bin!

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Architectural Appreciation

Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

The great thing about architecture is that it is everywhere, so you can appreciate it anywhere—even in a classic story like The Three Little Pigs! Which type of house will the big, bad wolf be able to blow down: the house made of scraps, glass, or stone and concrete? You might be surprised!

The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia
 

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

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.

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