Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.



Macy's Sunday Story Time: Magic

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Sun, May 18th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Learning and performing magic tricks is tough—but when the going got tough, Houdini didn’t quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City.

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

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Sun, May 11th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mother’s Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother!

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Birds of New York

Sun, May 4th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Celebrate the feathered friends found in these children’s books – birds that are trying to hide, or ride the subway, or drive a bus! After hearing these tales head to the exhibition Audubon’s Aviary and discover even more birds.

I am Dodo by Kae Nishimura

Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus by Mo Willems

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Earth Day

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Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

When Liam finds a struggling garden on abandoned train tracks in the city he decides to take care of it, speaking a new green movement in the city! After reading how the dreams and efforts of one person can make a difference, discover what happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it in the recycling bin!

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

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Sun, April 20th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

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

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

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

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: The Lonely Phone Booth

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Sun, April 6th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Can you imagine a world before cell phones? The phone booth at West End Avenue and 100th Street can. Meet the New Yorkers who relied on it, and learn how a phone booth can save the day.

The Lonely Phone Booth by Peter Ackerman

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Meet Emma!

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Sun, March 30th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 3–7. 

Special for Women’s History Month
How did a Jewish girl from New York City get her poem etched onto the Statue of Liberty? Hear the story of Emma Lazarus and discover the inspiration for her famous poem, The New Colossus.

Emma’s Poem by Linda Glaser

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: New York City Birds!

Sun, March 23rd, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

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 to Audubon’s Aviary to see colorful and innovative depictions of birds. Search for hawks, blue jays, and many other kinds of American birds – don’t forget to listen to their bird songs.

The Tale of Pale Male: A True Story by Jeanette Winter
My Baby Blue Jays by John Berendt

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Architectural Appreciation

Sun, March 16th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

The great thing about architecture is that it is everywhere, so you can appreciate it anywhere—even in a classic story like The Three Little Pigs! Which type of house will the big, bad wolf be able to blow down: the house made of scraps, glass, or stone and concrete? You might be surprised! Make sure to visit the new special exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades and see how many architectural landmarks you can spot!

The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia

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