Cut Loose and Dance!

Fri, October 5th, 2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your dancing shoes and try out favorite wartime dances – such as the Lindy hop and Jitterbug – with the award winning dance education company, Dancing Classrooms.
Free with Museum admission. All ages.

Presidents in Residence! February School Vacation Week

Sat, February 16th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, February 17th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon, February 18th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue, February 19th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

WWII & NYC: December School Vacation Week

Fun activities all week long!

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat, December 29th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue, January 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 27, 2012 – December 30, 2012, Tuesday, January 1, 2013

DiMenna Children’s History Museum Family Party: History Detectives

 Join us for our first ever Family Party!

Sat, January 26th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for our first ever Family Party! Children become history detectives and will be transported to another time. They will embark on a hands-on journey through the centuries, learning and understanding about people in the past whose hard work and creativity changed the course of history.
For more information e-mail dchm@nyhistory.org or call (212) 485-9240
 

At the Kids’ Table: How the Kitchen Has Changed

Speaker: 
Sarah Lohman

RSVP required

Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How The Kitchen Has Changed

Saturday, January 12th 2-4 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 from SCRATCH—everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813...to 1913...to 2013!

At the Kids’ Table: Cornelia Van Varick’s Holiday Kitchen

Speaker: 
Sarah Lohman

RSVP required

Sat, December 1st, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cornelia Van Varick’s Holiday Kitchen

Saturday, December 1st 2-4 pm
Dutch families in New Amsterdam were known for their delicious holiday confections—can you imagine all the good smells that would have come out of their kitchens? You will smell some of them in this program, the first in the At the Kids' Table series led by "historic gastronomist"

Grandparents Day

Bring your grandchildren and explore the history of our nation through games, arts and crafts, and gallery hunts for young and old.

Sun, September 9th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Family fun on Grandchildren's Day!

Bring your grandkids to the DiMenna Children's History Museum for a fun day of exploration! Join us in the morning for story hour and spend the day.

 

Sunday Story Hour 11: 30 am

August Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Harlem Summer

For ages 9-12

Wed, August 29th, 2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come ask Walter Dean Myers questions and hear him read from his book Harlem Summer. Then participate in book discussion and see fascinating artifacts from the N-HYS collection that help bring the book to life.

About Reading Into History: A book club for young historians

July Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

For ages 9-12

Wed, July 18th, 2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for good summer reading? Want to meet your favorite authors and hear about their creative process? Want to learn more about the time period in which the story is set? Reading into History is a book club for young historians.

June Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine

For ages 9-12

Wed, June 20th, 2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for good summer reading? Want to meet your favorite authors and hear about their creative process? Want to learn more about the time period in which the story is set? Reading into History is a book club for young historians.

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