Macy's Sunday Story Time: Earth Day

Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

When Liam finds a struggling garden on abandoned train tracks in the city he decides to take care of it, sparking a new green movement in the city! After reading how the dreams and efforts of one person can make a difference, discover what happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it in the recycling bin!

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Architectural Appreciation

Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

The great thing about architecture is that it is everywhere, so you can appreciate it anywhere—even in a classic story like The Three Little Pigs! Which type of house will the big, bad wolf be able to blow down: the house made of scraps, glass, or stone and concrete? You might be surprised!

The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia
 

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge

Sun, April 7th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, everyone wondered how much weight it could hold. The famous P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, decided to take this as a challenge. Join us to hear what it was like to see elephants marching through the city and across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince
 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

In preparation for the Easter Egg decorating contest, Hoppi visits all of his bunny friends for inspiration. Just when he thinks he’ll never make an egg beautiful enough to win the contest, he finds a special egg to work with—but will the Easter bunny approve? Join us to find out!

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ten-year-old Jacob cannot believe his ears when a Yankee soldier asks for his piece of matzoh. Even worse, his family invited the Jewish Yankee to Seder! While Jacob is bitter about the South losing the Civil War, the corporal is still able to have an open discussion with his family about freedom and slavery—apt themes for Passover.

The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: St. Patrick's Day!

Sun, March 17th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

While traveling to America, Fergus whittles the branch of an Irish blackthorn tree into a Shillelagh so he will always have a piece of Ireland with him. This Shillelagh becomes the family’s heirloom and a centerpiece for storytelling each St. Patrick’s Day, just like today!

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: New York City Birds!

Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Learn all about New York City’s own birds, including Pale Male the Red-Tailed hawk and the baby Blue Jays of 87th Street. Then head upstairs to see colorful and innovative depictions of birds (including Red-Tailed hawks!) in the first installment of the three-part series Audubon’s Aviary.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

It’s almost Spring—what will we do to prepare? Take out our lighter, cooler clothes! But what do animals do to get ready for the warmer weather? Join us to find out!

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na
When Blue met Egg by Lindsay Ward

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Sophia’s War – Meet the Author Avi

Speaker: 
Avi
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hear beloved children’s book author and Newbery Medalist, Avi, as he reads from Sophia’s War, talks about digging into the American Revolution, and takes questions from you, the audience! Avi will be available to sign books after the program. This event is a special presentation of the Reading into History family book club

About Sophia's War

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Celebrate Purim

Sun, February 24th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Ages 4 - 7
Naomi just moved into a new apartment in the city and is feeling grumpy. She wonders why her mother wants to celebrate Purim with complete strangers and is worried that her mother forgot her seventh birthday. But she’s in for a surprise—join us to find out what happens!
The Purim Surprise by Lesley Simpson

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