Shake Your Roots! with Alastair Moock

Sun, April 29th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Singin’ and dancin’ — that’s what it’s all about! Alastair leads kids in sing-and-move-alongs of original and classic American tunes, including songs by Woody Guthrie, Mississippi John Hurt, and Leadbelly. Students will be up on their feet, moving their bodies, finding their voices and engaging with the vibrant history of American folk and blues music. Alastair’s performances are appropriate for kids of all ages.

PBS Kids Club

Free with museum admission!

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the DiMenna Children's History Museum with PBS Character Arthur! Uncover objects and learn about New York's oldest museum and the newest museum!

Little New-Yorkers

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Every Tuesday and Friday. Free with Museum admission. Ages 3-5. Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

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

Every Tuesday and Friday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-5.  

Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

Little New-Yorkers in March and April

March 3 and 6: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Artistic Detectives

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 5 - 9

Sat, May 5th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Every first Saturday!

Look, imagine, draw and create! Families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Participants will be inspired by different paintings in the galleries and will then create their own personal masterpieces. Space is limited to the first thirty participants. Recommended for ages 5 - 9.

 

Historical Costume Contest

Wed, December 28th, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Calling all history buffs! Dress up as your favorite historical figure – fictional or real! Practice walking, talking and acting like a historical figure with our acting coach, and then enter our costume contest. Prizes for participation, and grand prize winners in time-period categories.

April School Vacation Week

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu, April 12th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri, April 13th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 14th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 15th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pick up a history hunt, stop by to make art, and take part in our history quiz. Come and spend the day at the New-York Historical Society!

Natural New York City Scavenger Hunt
April 11 - April 15, 11 am - 4 pm
Ages 6 and up
Celebrate spring by traveling through the museum, discovering objects related to the natural world in the city. Participants get prizes for participation and can enter a raffle to win a Liberty the Dog toy!

Meet Author Maira Kalman - Looking at Lincoln

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Maira Kalman
Mon, February 20th, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Award winning artist and author, Maira Kalman, reads from the historical gem Looking at Lincoln. Kalman shares Lincoln’s remarkable life with young readers, from his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death. Her charming text and bold artwork make history come alive in a fresh and exciting way.

Winter Break Family Fun!

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | 11:00 am

No preregistration required. Free with museum admission.


Join the Hunt! DiMenna Children’s History Museum Scavenger Hunt
11 am–4 pm
Families team up and head out with a list of clues that take them on a trip around the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Prizes for participation, and everyone can enter our Liberty the Dog raffle!


Historical Art making
1–4 pm
Make, decorate and wear your own election button or tri-cornered hat.

Winter Break Family Fun!

Show off your history skills at our daily family quiz show; drop in for some art making, or join our history scavenger hunt. And don’t miss our Wednesday Historical Costume Contest! Every day from December 26–30.
Best for ages 4–14.

Tue, December 27th, 2011 | 11:00 am - Fri, December 30th, 2011 | 4:00 pm
Wed, December 28th, 2011 | 11:00 am - Sat, December 31st, 2011 | 4:00 pm
Thu, December 29th, 2011 | 11:00 am - Sun, January 1st, 2012 | 4:00 pm

Show off your history skills at our daily family quiz show; drop in for some art making, or join our history scavenger hunt. And don’t miss our Wednesday Historical Costume Contest!
Best for ages 4–14.

No preregistration required. Free with museum admission.

Classic Toys

Sat, November 12th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

Have you ever wondered why kids play a game with sticks and a ball? Or how about those funny looking things we call “Jacks?” Learn about the history of these classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way!

LOCATION

Lower Level Classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

 

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