Macy's Sunday Story Time: Firefighters

Sun, September 23rd, 2012 | 12:30 pm

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.

Did you ever dream of being a firefighter? Even back in the 1840s, New York City had brave firefighters willing to put themselves in danger to help others. Explore the legendary tale of Mose Humphreys, one of New York’s bravest.

New York’s Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Rosh Hashanah

Sun, September 16th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

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.

Ever wonder why challah bread is round at Rosh Hashanah? By asking a simple question, the young boy Yossi learns an important lesson.

How the Rosh Hashanah Challah became Round by Sylvia B. Epstein

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Celebrate Grandparents Day!

Sun, September 9th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

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.

Sometimes we can learn history from the stories our grandparents share! Learn about both the fanciful and factual past from Julie’s grandparents, who immigrated to New York City when they were younger.

The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Rush Hour!

Sun, September 2nd, 2012 | 12:30 pm

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.

Why is the city so busy during rush hour? Discover all of the diverse modes of transportation New Yorkers take nearly every day of the year.

Rush Hour by Christine Loomis

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Delicious Honey and Busy Bees

Sun, August 26th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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.

Have you ever wondered where honey comes from? Find out how beekeepers take care of honeybees (and collect honey!) in this story about Fred’s Tireless Brooklyn Bees.

The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker

Free with Museum admission

Sunday Story Hour: Architectural Animals

Each Sunday families discover more about New York history through tales of the past. Check our website for author events, too!

Sun, August 19th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Have you noticed that there are animals decorating buildings throughout the city? Identify boars, elephants, and owls while learning about dentils, grilles, and reliefs. Afterwards, you will know where to look to find these architectural animals!

Urban Animals by Isabel Hill

Free with Museum admission

Sunday Story Hour: Central Park

Sun, August 12th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What is your favorite thing to do in Central Park? Listen closely and you will hear how New Yorkers have fun in the park during the hot summer months!

Central Park Serenade by Laura Godwin

Free with Museum admission

Sunday Story Hour: Tourists in the City

Sun, August 5th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What do visitors notice when they come to New York City? Explore the city through the eyes of newcomers (including a dog named Larry!) and learn what makes New York City special worldwide.

Larry Gets Lost in New York City by Michael Mullin and John Skewes

Free with Museum admission

Families Tell Stories

Sat, November 24th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your family and join together to tell your story! A storyteller and videographer will guide family members young and old through the process of group storytelling and then record your family’s story to share again and again. The storyteller will first model telling a personal family story. Participants will then identify a story they want to tell and discuss how to focus on setting the scene, pacing, details to highlight, the rhythm of the story, and the story arc. When families are ready to be recorded, they will tell their story as a group.

Sunday Story Hour: City Crocodile

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

We are used to seeing crocodiles at the zoo, not in a townhouse on 88th street! Help one very special crocodile navigate life in the big city.

The House on 88th Street by Bernard Weber
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Weber

Free with Museum admission

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