Macy's Sunday Story Time: Groundhog Day

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

Ages 4 - 7
Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library
Every year, Staten Island Chuck gets nervous because so many people expect him to predict the weather! To make matters worse, his rival Punxsutawney Phil disagrees with him—What if he’s wrong? Join us for Staten Island Chuck's Big Day, a heartwarming tale about self-confidence and friendship—created exclusively for Macy's Sunday Story Time by one of our educators!

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation with author Tonya Bolden

Mon, January 21st, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of this essential part of American history with a special reading from Author Tonya Bolden! Hear Tonya, author of Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, read from her new children’s book Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya will also be doing a Q&A, and signing copies of her book.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Grand Central Centennial

Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Get ready for the 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s opening by exploring how unique and diverse the station is in Maira Kalman’s book Next Stop Grand Central!

Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: How Martin Changed the USA

Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

What ideas did Martin Luther King, Jr. share with others that changed our country’s history? Everyone can be great and anyone can make the world a more loving place—big ideas that are alive today thanks to Dr. King.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Happy Birthday Ben Franklin!

Sun, January 13th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Happy Birthday Ben Franklin! Celebrate Ben's 307th birthday and learn more about this amazing inventor, Founding Father, and all around cool guy.
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: A Year in Brooklyn

Sun, January 6th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Want to know what it is like to live in the most populous borough in New York City? Six-year-old Michelle shares what she looks forward to every year in I Live in Brooklyn. After the story, share what your favorite parts of the year are in your neighborhood!

I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi

Macy's Sunday Story Time: New Year in New York City

Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

The best way to start a new year is surrounded by friends! Cecil the snake wants to be at the same party as all of his friends, but the invitations say that guests should wear shoes. Come to story hour to find out the important lesson that Cecil learns during his quest for the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: St. Nicholas Visits for Christmas

Sun, December 23rd, 2012 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

'Twas story hour at the New-York Historical Society and not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! That’s because everyone loves listening to this classic Christmas poem. After reading about old St. Nick, head upstairs to view the desk where Clement Clark Moore may have written A Visit from St. Nicholas.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Colonial Tea Party

Sun, December 16th, 2012 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

On December 16th, 239 years ago, a group of people destroyed over 90,000 pounds of tea in protest of the British tax policy and monopoly on tea. We often learn about the Boston Tea party, but who were the Sons of Liberty? Hear the opinions of different Patriots in Kay Winters’ book Colonial Voices.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Hanukkah

Sun, December 9th, 2012 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

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