Audubon Weekend

March 7 – 8
Free with Museum admission; All ages

Sat, March 7th, 2015 | 1:00 pm - Sun, March 8th, 2015 | 2:00 pm

March 7 – 8
Free with Museum admission; All ages

Bird Paper Planes
Saturday, March 7, 1—3 pm
Free with Museum admission, all ages
Fold your own paper, bird plane and fly it at our target wall of clouds. Which bird plane will you choose? A sparrow, cardinal, or parrot? Believe it or not, these birds can all be spotted around New York City!

Civil Rights Treasures - Up Close!

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Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, January 18, 2014
1 - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm
Ages 6 and up

Families come and explore Abolitionist and Civil Rights treasures from the Gilder Lehrman Collection - behind the scenes! Join educators for a brief introduction and then get close up with significant objects from Civil Rights history, including Abolitionist tokens, copies of the Thirteenth Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, and 1968 placards from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

Civil Rights Treasures - Up Close!

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Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, January 18, 2015
1 - 4 pm
Ages 6 and up

Families come and explore Abolitionist and Civil Rights treasures from the Gilder Lehrman Collection - behind the scenes! Join educators for a brief introduction and then get close up with significant objects from Civil Rights history, including Abolitionist tokens, copies of the Thirteenth Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, and 1968 placards from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

Meet Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Freedom Marcher and author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

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Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come hear Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest participant in the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, share her experiences as recounted in the memoir Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom. The young adult book – co-written by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley – gives readers a first-hand account of what it was like to protest nonviolently to gain the right to vote for African-Americans and proves that kids can be heroes, too. Presentation will include photos, newsreels, excerpts read from the book, and a Q&A.

Civil Rights Weekend Scavenger Hunt

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Mon, January 19th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the special exhibition Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, families take a deeper look at the courageous people who marched for equal voting rights through a scavenger hunt matching faces to the names of heroes from the Civil Rights Movement. Ages 8 and up. Free with Museum Admission.

Civil Rights Weekend Scavenger Hunt

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Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the special exhibition Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, families take a deeper look at the courageous people who marched for equal voting rights through a scavenger hunt matching faces to the names of heroes from the Civil Rights Movement. Ages 8 and up. Free with Museum Admission.

Civil Rights Weekend Scavenger Hunt

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Sat, January 17th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the special exhibition Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, families take a deeper look at the courageous people who marched for equal voting rights through a scavenger hunt matching faces to the names of heroes from the Civil Rights Movement. Ages 8 and up. Free with Museum Admission.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Photographic Journeys

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Sat, January 31st, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte
Bienvenidos! The New-York Historical Society invites Spanish-speaking families to explore New York history through gallery conversations and studio art projects. This once-a-month program is led by a Spanish-speaking art educator and brings children age four to ten and their grown-ups on a tour of the art and objects of the city’s past. In the studio, families create their own creative responses to the theme, using materials such as watercolors, pastels, mixed media, and photography.
 

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Locomotives, Trains and Subways: Keep On Moving

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Sat, December 20th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte
Bienvenidos! The New-York Historical Society invites Spanish-speaking families to explore New York history through gallery conversations and studio art projects. This once-a-month program is led by a Spanish-speaking art educator and brings children age four to ten and their grown-ups on a tour of the art and objects of the city’s past. In the studio, families create their own creative responses to the theme, using materials such as watercolors, pastels, mixed media, and photography.

Ancient Chinese Arts Today: Calligraphy

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$15 per person ($10 per Member), ages 5 and up

Sun, April 19th, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From ancient pictographs to modern ideographs, Chinese characters have been around for over 6,000 years and the writing of them has long been considered a discipline as well as an art. In this workshop, families will have the opportunity to see the intricacies of Chinese calligraphy demonstrated up-close by an instructor from the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Then they’ll pick up a traditional brush and learn to write and paint their own Chinese characters and landscapes with real ink on authentic rice paper.

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