Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.



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

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Presidents' Day

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

Ages 4 - 7
When Mrs. Madoff’s class decides to hold an assembly about Presidents' Day, everyone in class helps set up and perform a grand play. Discover why we celebrate the holiday and then act as George Washington in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum—you can even practice the oath of office!
Presidents' Day by Anne Rockwell

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Chinese New Year

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

Ages 4 - 7
Imagine going for a stroll through Chinatown—what would you see, smell, and hear? Share your favorite things about Chinatown and Gung hay fat choy! That means “Happy New Year!” in Chinese.
Chinatown by William Low

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

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

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