At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Cornelia’s Holiday Kitchen

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Sat, December 13th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 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? During this program, participants will take the place of Cornelia van Varick in her seventeenth-century kitchen as she prepares traditional food for the New Year. We’ll handle objects and ingredients that Cornelia would have had, such as sugar cones and nippers, Dutch ovens, and mortars and pestles.

Reading into History Book Club: Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

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Julie Chibbaro
Sun, October 19th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recommended for families with kids ages 9-12, free with museum admission

At this meeting, we'll discover how one person started an outbreak of a horrible disease in 1906 New York...without ever being sick herself. Join us and author Julie Chibbaro to discuss her thrilling fictional account of the hunt for "Typhoid Mary" through the eyes of a sixteen year old girl. After discussing the book with the author, we'll take readers to see rare objects from American medical history and living conditions for immigrants at the turn of the 20th century.

Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Inflation Family Members Event

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Wed, November 26th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family members receive priority access to view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation on 77th Street. Warm up with some hot chocolate, treats, and activities in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum. This unique benefit is for Family level or higher members of the New York Historical Society, so join today!

Ancient Chinese Arts Today: Ribbon Dancing

Sat, October 4th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Children will discover the art and athleticism of ribbon dancing, a thousand-year-old art that is performed during times of celebration in China. This tradition has now spread far beyond the borders of China and is being enjoyed by people all across the globe. Families will explore the fascinating history of trade and immigration between China and the United States in the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion and take part in keeping the ancient art of ribbon dancing alive through a class led by a professional dancer from the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Back to School Members-Only Special Event

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Wed, September 17th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ring in the new school year with this members-only celebration in the exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans! Families can meet Madeline, create finger puppets of their favorite Madeline characters, and write their own Madeline stories. All ages will enjoy this afternoon of engaging activities and yummy snacks. Please RSVP to dchm@nyhistory.org.

Madeline's Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | 4:00 pm

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    Thu, September 18th, 2014 | 4:00 pm

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    Wed, October 15th, 2014 | 4:00 pm

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    Wed, September 24th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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