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The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. For details, please visit our calendar.

Living History Weekends

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Sat, 07/11/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sat, July 11th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 12th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, July 18th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 19th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, July 25th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 26th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 1st, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 2nd, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 8th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 9th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 15th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 16th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 22nd, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 23rd, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 29th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 30th, 2015 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 4pm
Free with Museum admission 
All Ages

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Reading into History: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Sun, 09/20/2015 - 14:00
Sun, September 20th, 2015 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum admission
Recommended for ages 9 and up

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Fourth of July Celebration

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00 to 18:00
Sat, July 4th, 2015 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The History of Ice Cream
12—4 pm

Did you know that ice cream has been around for centuries? America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers enjoyed the tasty summer treat—just like you! Come explore the history of this sweet and frosty dessert. Crank out ice cream from scratch, using age old recipes and 18th-century kitchen appliances! 

Hudson River Ramblers
11 am—4 pm

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11th Annual Family Festival on Governor’s Island

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Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:00 to 16:00
Sun, May 24th, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us on Governor’s Island as we kick off the summer at the 11th Annual Family Festival! Look for us in Nolan Park, in the Island’s historic district, where we’ll be making personalized tricorne hats all afternoon long.

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Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte
Saturday, May 16, 2 – 4 pm
Ages 4 – 10

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sat, May 16th, 2015 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 Then and Now: The Evolution of Everyday Objects

Families will explore centuries-old everyday objects from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection. Come sketch and discover how these objects worked and how they evolved over time. Some even became obsolete! Then families will sculpt and decorate the objects they viewed in the galleries. Join us!

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Building Manhattan

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

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:30
Sun, August 30th, 2015 | 11:30 am

Welcome to the Big Apple! This month we’ll be reading stories that take us all around New York City.

Building Manhattan by Laura Vila

New York City hasn’t always looked the way it does today. The island of Manhattan has changed through the centuries from an isolated, trading outpost to a big city at the center of the world!

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: My Taxi Ride

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

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:30
Sun, August 23rd, 2015 | 11:30 am

Welcome to the Big Apple! This month we’ll be reading stories that take us all around New York City.

My Taxi Ride by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender and illustrated by Selina Alko

Hail, hey, yo, ho – join us on an exhilarating taxi ride throughout New York City!

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: Blackout

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

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 11:30
Sun, August 16th, 2015 | 11:30 am

Welcome to the Big Apple! This month we’ll be reading stories that take us all around New York City.

Blackout by John Rocco

Can you imagine New York City without any lights? Believe it or not, The City That Never Sleeps has experienced more than one summer blackout. Find out what one family decides to do on a night when the lights go out!

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: New York, Baby!

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

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:30
Sun, August 9th, 2015 | 11:30 am

Welcome to the Big Apple! This month we’ll be reading stories that take us all around New York City.

New York, Baby! by Ward Jenkins

Come see New York through the eyes of a little boy as he spends a jam-packed day in the big city!

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

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Under New York

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

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:30
Sun, August 2nd, 2015 | 11:30 am

Welcome to the Big Apple! This month we’ll be reading stories that take us all around New York City.

Under New York written by Linda Oatman High and illustrated by Robert Rayevsky

The New York City skyline is easily recognized around the wrold, but there is so much more to this city than its buildings. Join us as we head below street level and discover a whole other side of this bustling metropolis!

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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