Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.



Sunday Story Hour: City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male

 City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male by Meghan McCarthy

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Have you ever seen a hawk in New York City? Come hear the amazing true story of Pale Male and Lola, two hawks that found their way to New York and set up a home atop a Fifth Avenue apartment building.
City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male by Meghan McCarthy

Free with Museum admission.
 

Extra! Extra! Calling All Newsies!

 Free with museum admission!

Sun, May 6th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Get the story behind the famous 1899 newsboys' strike while learning the latest dance moves from the Broadway hit Newsies, taught by Disney Teaching Artists!

Kids of all ages can sign up for dancing workshops, as well as learn about the history of newsies and newspapers. See linotype letters, trays, and holders up close, and use that old technology to make a linotype bookmark and a newspaper collage! We will also be raffling off two tickets to Newsies!

Free with museum admission.

Titanic Sinks!: Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of one of the Twentieth-Century's Most Infamous Disasters

 Free with museum admission!

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Experience the Titanic’s doomed voyage as Barry Denenberg, author of Titanic Sinks!, joins us in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library to read excerpts and discuss his book for young readers. Questions surrounding the sinking of the Titanic will be certain to drive this discussion – questions about arrogance and corporate greed, questions about the lifeboats leaving half empty, questions about iceberg warning signs and questions about why so many third-class passengers perished. Join Mr.

Sunday Story Hour: Celebrate Father’s Day!

Free with Museum admission

Sun, June 17th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 

Enjoy Father’s Day at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum! Join us for fun programs and a story hour complete with city exploration with one very special father and son duo.

A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino

Free with Museum admission

 

Art From her Heart

Art From her Heart by Kathy Whitehead

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Art From her Heart by Kathy Whitehead

What if you were an artist and weren’t allowed admission to a gallery of your own work? That’s exactly what happened to Clementine Hunter, an African-American artist working in the 1950s. Learn the inspiring story of how she overcame prejudice and became a celebrated artist.

Free with Museum admission.

My Taxi Ride

My Taxi Ride by Jennifer Swender

Sun, February 19th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

My Taxi Ride by Jennifer Swender

“Taxi! Hey, Taxi!” Buzz around town in this rhyming, rhythmic story about the hustle and bustle of New York City taxis.

Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers

Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick


 

Sun, February 12th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick

Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!
Did you know Abraham Lincoln was the first president to wear a beard? Hear the story of a little girl whose letter may have convinced our sixteenth president to grow his now iconic facial hair.

Tar Beach

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Sun, February 5th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tar Beach
Step into the dreamy world atop eight-year-old Cassie’s Harlem apartment building. The Caldecott Award-winning illustrations beautifully depict a slice of the African American experience in depression-era New York. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Sunday Story Hour: The Lonely Phone Booth

 Free with Museum admission

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Can you imagine a world before cell phones? The phone booth at West End Avenue and 100th Street does. Learn how a phone booth can save the day.

Free with Museum admission.

Sunday Story Hour: Elizabeth Leads the Way

Free with Museum admission

Sun, March 4th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about one woman who stood up for what she believed in and paved the way for women voters.


 

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