A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects

Aug 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014

Can one object define New York City? Can 101? New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts has assembled a kaleidoscopic array of possibilities in a new book, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Featuring objects from the New-York Historical Society collection, this exhibition will assemble some of Roberts’s choices, which together constitute a unique history of New York.  By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city’s history.

Tiffany & Co. (founded 1837), Sterling silver controller handle used to operate the first subway train, 1904. New-York Historical Society, 1922.103

Visitors to the New-York Historical Society may be familiar with many of the institution’s more important holdings which will be on view, and without which no exhibition about the history of the city would be complete.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mermaids on Parade

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Sun, June 22nd, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Where can you flip your fins and jump, dance, and stroll? Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade, of course! Celebrate summer by learning about this artistic parade’s history.

Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg

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.

 

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

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

Due to overwhelming response, all Madeline Tea Parties are sold out. Please check back here soon for additional added dates. To have your name put on our wait list, please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

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

Due to overwhelming response, all Madeline Tea Parties are sold out. Please check back here soon for additional added dates. To have your name put on our wait list, please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Underground Railroad

Sun, September 15th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Unspoken by Henry Cole

When a young girl finds an escaped slave in her family’s barn, she must make a difficult choice. Examine this wordless story closely in order to discover what she decides.

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.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Making a Difference

Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

Growing up, Daisy wanted to be adventurous and make a difference in the world. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen to people that told her to be dainty and stay inside, like other girls! Read Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey and learn how one girl’s gumption changed the lives of millions of young Americans.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Back to School

Sun, September 1st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris

Get into the school spirit with the true story of how Noah Webster, and his American Dictionary of the English Language, united the nation in education and language!

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.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Marching Toward Freedom

Sun, August 25th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by reading We March by Shane W. Evans and reflecting on what it means to gather and march together for civil rights.

We March by Shane W. Evans
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: The Perfect Time to Paint

Sun, August 18th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ever wonder when the best time to start making art would be? Artist Clementine Hunter never had the perfect time to paint but taught herself and started to paint anyway; and today her artwork is in museums across the country.

Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Enlightening the World

Sun, August 11th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Hear the Statue of Liberty speak through Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” and discover why Emma’s poem was so important to the statue’s construction!

Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser
 

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

 

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