Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 11:30
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, 03/24/2013 - 11:30
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, 03/17/2013 - 11:30
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, 03/10/2013 - 11:30
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.

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:30
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, 03/24/2013 - 12:30 to 13:30
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 12:30 pm to 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

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Celebrate Purim

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:30
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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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Presidents' Day

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 11:30
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

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Chinese New Year

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 11:30
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

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Groundhog Day

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 11:30
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!

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