Museum Early Closure

The Museum will close ​early ​at 6​​pm on Fri, Jan 20​ and reopen at 3pm on Sat, Jan 21.

Teacher Workshop Calendar

Expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom through our interactive programs for teachers!

Participation in all programs is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

All Pizza & PD sessions are FREE to teachers whose students participate in our Social Studies Enrichment or Art of History programs.

Questions & Registration: professional.learning@nyhistory.org or 212-485-9256.

January

16
Pizza & PD
The Long Road to Equality
Wednesday, January 11, 4:30-6:30pm
Deepen your understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by considering it in a greater historic context. Analyze photographs of the 1965 Selma March alongside other primary sources from the centuries-long fight for racial equality. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Lincoln and New York
Tuesday, January 17, 4:30-6:30pm
Abraham Lincoln owed much of his national political success to New York. Yet his relationship with the city, beginning with his Cooper Union address in 1860, was fraught with controversy. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
The Hudson River School: Nature & American Identity
Thursday, January 26, 4:30-6:30pm
View exquisite Hudson River School paintings and learn how this pivotal American artwork reflects national values of the 19th century and today. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
High School Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Nation of Immigrants
Monday, January 30, 8:30am-3:00pm
Spend the day diving into the 19th- and 20th-century American immigrant experience through documents, political cartoons, and other primary sources from our collections. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here

February

16
Pizza & PD
Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing
Thursday, February 2, 4:30-6:30pm
One of the greatest American athletes of our time, Muhammad Ali was a controversial figure who embodied issues of race, politics, athleticism, and fame. Tour this compelling exhibition and learn how to bring Ali’s compelling life story into the classroom. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Think & Drink
Women and Workplace Equality with Lara Vapnek
Wednesday, February 8, 4:30-6:30pm
Lara Vapnek, Professor at St. John’s University, member of the N-YHS Center for Women’s History Board of Advisors, and author of Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 will introduce us to the women who fought for equality in the industrialized workplace and the struggles they faced. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Midwinter Break P-Credit Course: Slavery and Resistance in New York
Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 9:00am-4:00pm daily
This two-day, one-credit course will explore New York’s complex connections to slavery, both before and after it was abolished in New York State. Learn about the lives of the enslaved and the ways New Yorkers supported and resisted this horrible institution. NOTE: There is an additional $45 fee to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit.
$65 per person Register Here

March

16
Pizza & PD
Tattooed New York
Wednesday, March 1, 4:30-6:30pm
From Native American body art to underground tattoo studios on the Lower East Side, New York has played a key role in the development of modern tattooing. Tour the exhibition and contemplate new ways to interpret this deeply personal art form. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
“I Like to be in America!”: Puerto Rican Migration and the American Musicals Project
Thursday, March 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Learn how to bring the story of 20th-century Puerto Rican migration to life using the power and energy of musical theater. Dive into our new West Side Story curriculum guide to discover what the Jets and the Sharks can teach us about the lived experience of post-WWII New York City. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Saving Washington
Wednesday, March 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Consider the central role women played in the formation of our nation—from Dolley Madison and her contemporaries in the new capital city to antebellum reformers working to expand the meaning of “We the People”–during an interactive tour of Saving Washington and take home the Saving Washington curriculum guide. Pizza will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

April

16
Think & Drink
The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Constitution with Eric Foner
Thursday, April 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Join Eric Foner, Columbia University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, for a discussion of how the Civil War and Reconstruction dramatically changed our nation and our Constitution. Wine and cheese will be served.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
Creative: Tronvig Group