Family Programs

Special Family Event
DiMenna Creepy History Museum Historical Halloween Ball
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All Ages
Anyone may purchase advance tickets at the Member price of $10 per person. Tickets sold at the door are $12 per person (still $10 for Members).

Time travel to our old-fashioned family fete for centuries of spooky fun! We're hosting a Gilded Age costume-ball-turned-family-friendly affair. ​​(Historic Halloween costumes not required but always welcome.)

Chat with some special costumed guests​,​ who will really set the mood for the night​, and enjoy fun activities, games, and crafts to delight (and terrify!) the whole family​, including:​

​​Ghost stories ​​with master storyteller Ron Sopyla​
Gather ​'​round the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children's History library to hear spooky stories from history with storyteller Ron Sopyla​.​

Spirit Photography ​​with Nicole Antebi
Artist Nicole Antebi returns to take your photo....with a spirit! You​, your family, and your friends will​ sit for a digital portrait​,​ but​ you'll discover that there was someone else in the photo, too—a special ​ghostly ​guest hovering over you​!​

​​Fortune​-telling
​What does 2017 have in store for you? ​Visit one or all of our fortune​-​tellers to learn what your future will bring this year. Fortune-telling is a one of the oldest Halloween party traditions!

​​Creepy crafts and games the whole family can enjoy​
​Learn about historic costume balls and pin the costume on the guest​, then z​ombify ​portraits of George Washington​ and make a piece of mourning jewelry​.​ And don't forget to decorate your own ​trick-or-treat bag ​to collect candy throughout the night!​​

Please note: After 4 pm on the day of the event, only Halloween Ball ticket holders will be admitted to the Museum. Doors open for the Halloween Ball at 3:30 pm. Halloween Ball attendees who wish to visit the Museum ​during the day ​before 3:30 pm will be charged museum admission.

​We need your help! What should Abe and Frederick be for Halloween? ​​Vote in our ​costume contest!​

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Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

Birthday Parties information: download as pdf 

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