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.

Ancient Chinese Arts Today: Fan Dancing

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

Sun, March 15th, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chinese fan dancing can trace its roots to the days of the Han Dynasty in China over 2,000 years ago and the tradition continues today. During this workshop, families will discover how movements evoke feelings, create images, and tell stories while learning a group fan dance. The lesson is taught by a professional dancer from the New York Chinese Cultural Center and will incorporate some simple Chinese vocabulary.

Tickets to this program include Museum admission and families are welcome to visit the special exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

Ancient Chinese Arts Today: Martial Arts

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

Sun, February 8th, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

According to legend, it was Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor, who first taught martial arts to the Chinese people during the Xia Dynasty nearly 4,000 years ago. Today, there are hundreds of different Chinese martial arts styles being practiced by people all around the world. In this workshop, families will be introduced to Shaolin kung fu by an instructor from the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Tickets to this program include Museum admission and families are welcome to visit the special exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed

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Sat, April 25th, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from SCRATCH, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand. You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1815 to 2015!

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