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: Snowy Cityscape

Sun, January 12th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

When Geopolis is completely covered by snow, will Katy the red crawler tractor be able to help? Listen to find out if Katy’s strong and tough enough to save the day!

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

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: New Year’s Adventures

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Start the New Year with an adventure traveling around the city. How long do you think it will take Lori to find Times Square? Could you do any better? Join us to compare and share your own strategies!

How Little Lori Visited Times Square by Amos Vogel

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.

Locomotive with author Brian Floca

Sat, December 14th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

“Here are the locomotives, the iron horses, the great machines, pulling their trains behind them.”

Join author and illustrator Brian Floca to hear and see his amazing new book on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Seen through the eyes of one family traveling west, Locomotive captures the excitement, newness, and change that this endeavor brought to America. Kids will hear about Brian’s research, writing, and illustrating process, and will learn new facts about trains, steam engines, and the construction of the railroad.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Ring in the New Year!

Sun, December 29th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Cecil's New Year's Eve Tail by Marie Fritz Perry

The best way to start a new year is surrounded by friends! Cecil the snake wants to be at the same party as all of his friends, but the invitations say that guests should wear shoes. Ring in the New Year with an important lesson about friendship and fashion with Cecil’s New Year’s Eve Tail.

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: Christmas Wishes

Sun, December 22nd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Rubel

Thanks to a group of carpenters working during the Great Depression, Henry’s Christmas wish to live in a nice, warm house may come true. Join us to find out and learn how a Rockefeller Center tradition makes this wish come true for families today.

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: Subway Stories

Sun, December 15th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Jessie the subway car loves carrying people throughout New York City, but has to adjust to her new role when newer subway cars come to the city. Join us for this story time to learn a unique and surprising way that the MTA has recycled subway cars since 2001.

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: A Love Song for New York

Sun, December 8th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue by Anna Harwell Celenza

Listen to klezmer, foxtrot, ragtime, and blues while learning about Gershwin’s process and struggle in creating a love song for New York that defined American music. We will also be listening to a recording of “Rhapsody in Blue” performed by Gershwin and the Columbia Jazz Band in 1925.

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: Hanukkah

Sun, December 1st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

When Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric Kimmel

Mindy’s family isn’t the average New York City family—they’re tiny! Living behind the walls of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, Mindy’s family has learned how to use objects from our world in their home, including candles for Hanukkah. But what happens when the synagogue gets a cat? Mindy and her family have to adapt in order to save the holiday!

Macy's Sunday Story Time: The Macy’s Parade

Sun, November 24th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Milly and the Macy’s Parade by Shana Corey

When was the first Macy’s Parade and how did it get started? Learn how immigrants living in New York City helped shape a unique tradition that Americans still enjoy today.

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: Run as Fast as You Can!

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski

Follow the Gingerbread Boy through the streets of New York City and Central Park in this rendition of a classic American folk tale. Will he survive his jaunt this time? Join us to find out!

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.

 

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