Presidents in Residence! February School Vacation Week

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 11:00 to 18:00
Sat, February 16th, 2013 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun, February 17th, 2013 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mon, February 18th, 2013 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tue, February 19th, 2013 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

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WWII & NYC: December School Vacation Week

Fun activities all week long!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:00 to 18:00
Thu, December 27th, 2012 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, December 29th, 2012 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tue, January 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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

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DiMenna Children’s History Museum Family Party: History Detectives

 Join us for our first ever Family Party!

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 11:00 to 14:00
Sat, January 26th, 2013 | 11:00 am to 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
 

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At the Kids’ Table: How the Kitchen Has Changed

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Sarah Lohman

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Sat, 01/12/2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 2:00 pm to 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!

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

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Sarah Lohman

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Sat, 12/01/2012 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sat, December 1st, 2012 | 2:00 pm to 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"

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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, 09/09/2012 - 13:00 to 14:30
Sun, September 9th, 2012 | 2:00 pm to 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

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August Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Harlem Summer

For ages 9-12

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Wed, August 29th, 2012 | 5:30 pm to 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

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

For ages 9-12

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Wed, July 18th, 2012 | 5:30 pm to 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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June Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine

For ages 9-12

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Wed, June 20th, 2012 | 5:30 pm to 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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Cross-Stitch Circle

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Every Thursday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 6 and up. Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:30 to 17:30
Thu, April 5th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 12th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 19th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 26th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 10th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 17th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 24th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 31st, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 7th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 14th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 21st, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 12th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 19th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 26th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 2nd, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 9th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 23rd, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 6th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 13th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 27th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 4th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 11th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 18th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 25th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 1st, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 8th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 29th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 6th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 13th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 20th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 10th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 17th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 31st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 7th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 14th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 21st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 7th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 14th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 4th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 11th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 18th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 25th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 2nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 9th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 16th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 23rd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 30th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 6th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 13th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 20th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 27th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 11th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 18th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 25th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 1st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 8th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 15th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 29th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 5th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 12th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 19th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 26th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 10th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 17th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 7th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 21st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 5th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 12th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 19th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 9th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 16th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 30th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 6th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 13th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 20th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 27th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 6th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 13th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 20th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 27th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 10th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 17th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 24th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 1st, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 8th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 15th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 29th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 5th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 12th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 19th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 26th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 3rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 10th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 17th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 24th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 31st, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 7th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 14th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 21st, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 28th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 4th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 11th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 18th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 9th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 16th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 30th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 6th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 20th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 4th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 11th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 18th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 9th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 16th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 30th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 14th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 21st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 28th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 4th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 11th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 18th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 25th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 2nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 9th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 16th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 30th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 6th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 13th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 20th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 27th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Every Thursday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 6 and up.

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross-stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs – make a handcrafted gift for someone!

Younger kids may also enjoy coming along and contributing to our community weaving using recycled fabrics and ribbons.

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