Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Sketching in the Galleries: The Hirschfeld Century

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:30
Wed, July 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, July 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, July 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, August 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, August 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, August 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm
Wed, August 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm

Wednesdays at 3:30 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm
Free with Museum admission
Ages 6 and up

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Now and Ben

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Every Sunday. Free with Museum admission. Recommended for Ages 3-7.

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:30
Sun, July 19th, 2015 | 11:30 am

In honor of the special installation Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution and the “Hermione,” we’ll be reading stories about the Marquis de Lafayette and other heroes of the American Revolution all month long!

Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Ben Franklin by Gene Barretta

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Trashy Town

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Every Sunday. Free with Museum admission. Recommended for Ages 3-7.

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:30
Sun, June 21st, 2015 | 11:30 am

This month Sunday Story Time is diving into the icky and mysterious world of trash! Who takes it all away in a big city and where does it all go?

Trashy Town written by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha and illustrated by Dan Yeccarino

Tag along with Mr. Gilly as he drives his big, blue truck all around Trashy Town and gathers up all the garbage in sight.

From the 17th to the 21st century, through fact and fiction, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great. 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

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Every Sunday. Free with Museum admission. Recommended for Ages 3-7.

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 11:30
Sun, June 14th, 2015 | 11:30 am

This month Sunday Story Time is diving into the icky and mysterious world of trash! Who takes it all away in a big city and where does it all go?

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter and Red Nose Studio

Today’s stinky story is a hilarious cautionary tale about the consequences of producing unlimited trash.  

From the 17th to the 21st century, through fact and fiction, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great. 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: SMASH! MASH! CRASH! There Goes the Trash!

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Every Sunday. Free with Museum Admission. Recommended for Ages 3-7.

 

 

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 11:30
Sun, June 7th, 2015 | 11:30 am

This month Sunday Story Time is diving into the icky and mysterious world of trash! Who takes it all away in a big city and where does it all go?

SMASH! MASH! CRASH! There Goes the Trash! written by Barbara Odanka and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Join us, and two piglets, for a smashing good time with a pair of mashing, crashing trash trucks as they gobble up the morning garbage.

From the 17th to the 21st century, through fact and fiction, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great. 

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Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 15:30 to 17:30
Sat, April 18th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte
Saturday, April 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Ages 4 – 10

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Audubon Weekend

March 7 – 8
Free with Museum admission; All ages

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 13:00 to Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:00
Sat, March 7th, 2015 | 1:00 pm to 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!

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Civil Rights Treasures - Up Close!

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Sun, 01/18/2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 3:00 pm to 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.

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Civil Rights Treasures - Up Close!

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Sun, 01/18/2015 - 13:00 to 16:00
Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 1:00 pm to 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.

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

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Sun, 01/18/2015 - 14:00 to 15:30
Sun, January 18th, 2015 | 2:00 pm to 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.

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