Museum Open Monday

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



Macy's Sunday Story Time: Sisters of Scituate Light

Sun, October 6th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Sisters of Scituate Light by Stephen Krensky
Armed with only a fife and a drum, Rebecca and Abbie Bates save their town from a British Raiding party during the War of 1812. Read and sing along during story time to learn exactly how they became heroes overnight!

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: Sukkot

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

The House on the Roof: A Sukkot Story by David A. Adler

Do you think someone should be able to build a house on their roof to celebrate a special holiday? In this story, based on a true court case, an upset landlord, a grandfather, and a wise judge all play a part in determining the outcome!

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

Meet the Author! One Times Square with Joe McKendry

Speaker: 
Joe McKendry
Sun, December 8th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Children’s book author Joe McKendry recreates Times Square over the centuries in his lively and detailed illustrations. Kids will discover Times Square of the past and see how it has changed over time, and hear about Joe’s inspiration, research and process!

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Laundry in the City

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning

Before New Yorkers had Laundromats with dryers, they hung their laundry up to dry in the city streets. One windy day a young shoeshine boy finds a lost piece of laundry and begins a search for its owner among the crowded tenement apartments. Will he be able to return the scarf? 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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Underground Railroad

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Unspoken by Henry Cole

When a young girl finds an escaped slave in her family’s barn, she must make a difficult choice. Examine this wordless story closely in order to discover what she decides.

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: Making a Difference

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

Growing up, Daisy wanted to be adventurous and make a difference in the world. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen to people that told her to be dainty and stay inside, like other girls! Read Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey and learn how one girl’s gumption changed the lives of millions of young Americans.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Back to School

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

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris

Get into the school spirit with the true story of how Noah Webster, and his American Dictionary of the English Language, united the nation in education and language!

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: Marching Toward Freedom

Sun, August 25th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by reading We March by Shane W. Evans and reflecting on what it means to gather and march together for civil rights.

We March by Shane W. Evans
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: The Perfect Time to Paint

Sun, August 18th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ever wonder when the best time to start making art would be? Artist Clementine Hunter never had the perfect time to paint but taught herself and started to paint anyway; and today her artwork is in museums across the country.

Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Enlightening the World

Sun, August 11th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Hear the Statue of Liberty speak through Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” and discover why Emma’s poem was so important to the statue’s construction!

Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser
 

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

 

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