Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Chinese Food, American Story

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Fri, March 21st, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Like it has for many immigrant groups, food created a pathway to acceptance for Chinese in America. During this program families will explore N-YHS’s groundbreaking exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion and will then cook some of the first foods that Chinese immigrants introduced to Americans. We’ll recreate the first popular Chinese take-out, chop suey, from a century old recipe. And make dumplings by hand- filling, folding, and cooking them to eat in class.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Food and Art

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$16 per person (members $10)9
Participants will interpret the uses of food in art from the past three centuries in the N-YHS galleries and then create their own pieces of food art in the classroom.

Sat, January 10th, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$16 per person (members $10)9
Food has appeared in art for centuries. In this program, participants will interpret the uses of food in art from the past three centuries in the N-YHS galleries and then create their own pieces of food art in the classroom. We’ll also explore ways in which food and art collide today.

Ages 8 and up, $16 per person ($10 per Member). Adults and children must purchase tickets to participate.

February School Vacation Week

February 14th – 27th
Free with Museum admission; All ages

Sat, February 14th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, February 15th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon, February 16th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue, February 17th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed, February 18th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu, February 19th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri, February 20th, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat, February 21st, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, February 22nd, 2015 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

February 14th – 27th
Free with Museum admission; All ages

The New-York Historical Society is celebrating President’s Day and Lunar New Year all week long!

In honor of President’s Day, explore the Museum from top to bottom on a special Presidential Scavenger Hunt and create a silly, one-of-a-kind portrait of our founding fathers and mothers.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, stop by to hear a New Year’s story, see special dance performances, and learn all about the intricate art of Chinese paper cutting.

Qingming Festival

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Sun, April 5th, 2015 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Qingming Festival (清明節), also known as Ancestor’s Day, is a traditional Chinese festival when families gather together to remember loved ones and celebrate the arrival of spring. In honor of the special exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, the New-York Historical Society invites families to create and decorate their very own Qingming Festival kite and hear the story of a master kite maker in Chinatown.

At the Kids' Table with Sarah Lohman: Thanksgiving History

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$15 per child ($10 per Member child). Ages 8 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults pay Museum admission only.
Learn and cook with New York City's food history inspired by N-YHS collections in this ongoing program.

Sat, November 22nd, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Come discover what Thanksgiving food and festivities looked like in colonial times, the 1860s, and today. After exploring artifacts and images of Thanksgiving history, participants will make their own mini apple pies with an assortment of historical and present-day flavors.

Ages 8 and up, $15 per child ($10 per Member child). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults pay Museum admission only.

Madeline (1998)

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Frances McDormand

The New-York Historical Society celebrates the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication with Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans.

Sun, September 28th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans, actress Frances McDormand will introduce a screening of the live-action film adaptation of the beloved storybook series. The 1998 film Madeline was directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer, and stars Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel, Nigel Hawthorne as Lord Covington, and Hatty Jones as Madeline. 88 min. 

Groundhog Day with Jerry Zelenka

Sun, February 2nd, 2014 | 1:00 pm

Celebrate Staten Island Chuck and groundhog day with animal expert Jerry Zelenka! Kids get up close to the exotic and the common, the fuzzy and the scaly in this celebration of animals of all kinds.
Free with Museum admission; all ages.

December School Vacation Week

Sat, December 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am
Sun, December 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am
Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am
Tue, December 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am
Thu, December 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am
Fri, December 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am
Sat, December 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am
Sun, December 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am
Mon, December 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am
Tue, December 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am
Wed, January 1st, 2014 | 10:00 am
Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | 10:00 am

December 21, 2013 through January 1, 2014. Free with Museum admission.

 

Seasons of Light Scavenger Hunt, December 21-January 1, All day
Families will seek out images of light throughout the New-York Historical Society in a “Season of Light” scavenger hunt. From the New-York Historical Society’s Tiffany lamps to the treasures of Shearith Israel, find examples of light used for both decoration and symbolism. DCHM-only hunts also available.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Quilts: The Memory of the US Civil War

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Sat, May 10th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: John James Audubon and Nature

Sat, April 5th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

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