Family Programs

Family Program
February School Vacation Week
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

February 14 – 22
Free with Museum admission; All ages

The New-York Historical Society is celebrating President’s Day and Lunar New Year all week long!

In honor of President’s Day, explore the Museum from top to bottom on a special Presidential Scavenger Hunt and create a silly, one-of-a-kind portrait of our founding fathers and mothers.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, stop by to hear a New Year’s story, see special dance performances, and learn all about the intricate art of Chinese paper cutting.

Presidential Scavenger Hunt
All day
Can you find the model of George Washington’s New York City home? Have you ever seen a photograph of the gloves Abraham Lincoln was wearing on the day he was assassinated? On this special scavenger hunt, families search for Presidential items and images located throughout the New-York Historical Society.

Funny Founders
Daily; 1-3 pm
Mix and match portraits of America’s founding fathers and mothers to create a hilariously unique portrait of your very own!

Macy’s Sunday Story Time
Sunday, February 15, 11:30 am
The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac written by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Anne Wilson

Ready…set…GO! Thirteen animals have been invited to compete in an epic race by the Jade Emperor to determine the order of the Chinese Zodiac. Who will cross the finish line first?

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through Dance
Monday, February 16, noon
Dancers from the Chinatown Community Young Lions will be taking over the galleries of the New-York Historical Society and performing an exuberant, high-energy lion dance to ring in the Chinese New Year!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through Dance
Monday, February 16, 2 pm
Come see New York Chinese Cultural Center dancers perform traditional Chinese dances in the heart of the New-York Historical Society!

Chinese Paper Cutting Demonstration
Monday, February 16, 3-4 pm
Learn all about the delicate art of Chinese Paper Cutting, also called Jianzhi (剪纸), during this special demonstration by an instructor from the New York Cultural Center!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through Dance
Thursday, February 19, 2 pm
Come see the students of the National Dance Institute perform both traditional and modern dances inspired by their 2013-2014 curricular theme “China!”.

Macy’s Sunday Story Time
Sunday, February 22, 11:30 am
A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong and Zhu Cheng-Liang

Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions big and small. Come hear the story of when little Maomao’s father comes home to celebrate the biggest holiday of the year.
 

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

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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