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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Hit the Road

Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Put New York in your rear-view mirror, and rhyme your way across the country with Jack Kerouac as he answers the call to “Hit the Road!”

Hit the Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Subway Hijinks

Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Share your own subway adventures after reading about a sparrow that flies aboard the D train, then try to guess what the next stop is on My Subway Ride!

Subway Sparrow by Leyla Torres

My Subway Ride by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender

Fish for Jimmy written and illustrated by Katie Yamasaki

Speaker: 
Katie Yamasaki
Sat, May 18th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library in the Lower Level

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider by Jean Fritz

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 28, 3:30 pm

How did a poor kid from the island of Nevis end up forming our new nation’s economy? We’ll discuss Alexander Hamilton’s exciting life and death at this book wrap after reading Newbery-Honor author Jean Fritz’s biography of him, Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider. We’ll also take an up-close look at some rare and precious documents related to Hamilton’s life and times from the Gilder Lerhman Institute’s vast collection. This is truly a behind-the-scenes event!

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz

Wed, July 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission. Ages 9-12. 

Come discuss the historical fiction novel The Brooklyn Nine with baseball historian Erik Miklich from www.19cbaseball.com. After we talk about the book, we’ll toss the ball around like they did 100 years ago—no gloves allowed!

Beastly Rhymes with Author Robert Forbes: Celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month!

Speaker: 
Robert Forbes
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm
Ages 4 - 8

Who will win the inchworm sprint? Will the egret find his way out? And can you find the mouse hiding in each illustration? Join author Robert Forbes as he reads his animal poems and meet his beastly menagerie! His books Let’s Have a Bite and Beastly Feasts introduce children to the wonders and playfulness of rhyming poetry. The illustrations by Ronald Searle are filled with energy and detail—a little mouse hides in each one!

Special Little New-Yorkers! Come Sing-Along with Little Pim

Speaker: 
Clement Piezanowski
Wed, May 22nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Little New-Yorkers is proud to be joined by Little Pim for a French sing-along for our littlest visitors! Little Pim is an award winning language learning series for young children. This fun-filled event will feature French songs from Little Pim, a reading of Little Pim Animals and Little Pim Numbers books, and a coloring activity. Your kids will love the singing, dancing, and story time and will learn some French too!

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Home Is With Our Family

Speaker: 
Joyce Hansen
Wed, June 19th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission. Ages 9-12.

Reading into History: Around the World with Matt Phelan

Speaker: 
Matt Phelan
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

May 19, 3 pm, ages 9-12, free with admission

Come discuss the graphic novel Around the World by award-winning author/illustrator Matt Phelan. There will be snacks, conversation, a Q&A with the author, and a peek at objects from the Museum’s collection related to world exploration and ground-breaking female journalist and world-traveler, Nellie Bly. And of course, there will be a book signing!

About Around the World

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Memorial Day

Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Watching the Memorial Day parade with his mother, Marco wishes that his abuelo were there to enjoy the celebration. After all, his grandfather is a veteran, and the parade is in his honor! Join us to learn what surprise Marco’s mother and grandfather have in store for him!

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding

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

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