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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

Sun, March 9th, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

It’s almost Spring – what will we do to prepare? Put away our boots and scarves, and start playing outside more! 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

 

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: Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge

Sun, March 2nd, 2014 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, everyone wondered how much weight it could hold. The famous P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, decided to take this as a challenge. Join us to hear what it was like to see elephants marching through the city and across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince

 

Bird Tales with Storyteller Ron Sopyla

Sat, March 22nd, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission.

How did the chickadee get its song? Why is the owl wise? Hear magical tales of birds, songs, and plumage, and meet the wise, wicked, and gullible birds in these folk tales from around the world. Master storyteller Ron Sopyla will delight children with these many characters. After hearing the stories, visit Audubon’s Aviary and find the very same birds in Audubon’s watercolors!

Macy's Sunday Story Time: How Little Lori Visited Times Square

Sun, January 5th, 2014 | 11:30 am

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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Get Creative!

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

 

Have you ever wanted to make something new out of something old, or even out of nothing? Allow Joseph’s resourcefulness to inspire you into being creative with your worn out belongings!

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

 

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: Happy Birthday, George Washington!

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Celebrate our 1st President’s birthday by guessing which tall tales surrounding Washington’s life are fact and which are myth (and which are in between).

George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara

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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