Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

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Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:30
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.

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:30
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.

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Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock)

March 21, 2014
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May 26, 2014

Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown, Part II of the highly successful tripartite series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection of John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827–38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr.

John James Audubon, Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Havell plate no. 211, 1821. Watercolor, oil, pastel, graphite, gouache, black ink, and collage on paper, laid on card. Purchased for the New-York Historical Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.211

Parts Unknown will consider Audubon as an established artist-naturalist, a world citizen, and a celebrity in an expanding nation—no longer the young Frenchman who created the “early birds” displayed in the first installment. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition follows Audubon into uncharted territories—geographic, artistic, and scientific—as he encountered and mapped new species and grappled with the disappearing illusion of America’s infinite wilderness. It galvanized his awareness about the necessity of conserving species and habitats. Most of the watercolors in Parts Unknown (studies for Havell plates 176-305) depict water birds, many of which are among Audubon’s most spectacular and largest birds, with numerous studies begun during his southeastern explorations and on his Labrador Expedition.

The exhibition is accompanied by the lavish book Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for “The Birds of America” (published by New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli), which sheds new light on the artist. It has garnered many awards, among them: Outstanding Permanent Collection Catalogue Prize of 2013 (by the Association of Art Museum Curators) and the 2013 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalog of Distinction in the Arts. This once-in-a lifetime trilogy explores Audubon’s dazzling watercolors in the order in which they were engraved, affording visitors the unique opportunity to view them sequentially, like his original subscribers, and in their entirety. Audubon organized The Birds of America not by traditional taxonomic order, but according to his aesthetic and practical judgments. He believed this manner of presentation was closer to Nature’s own. Calls and songs of each species provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, together with video footage, will demonstrate the importance of birdsong for species identification and underscore Audubon’s extensive field observations that animated his great work, The Birds of America.

View Curator Roberta Olson discuss selected works on our YouTube page.

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

Speaker: 
Robert Forbes
Sun, 04/21/2013 - 12:30
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!

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Animals Alive! with Mr. Zelenka

Speaker: 
Jerry Zelenka
Sun, 04/21/2013 - 13:30
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 1:30 pm

The wonders of nature are a touch away when you are introduced to the world of animals by Jerry Zelenka. While blending excitement and surprise with care and understanding, Mr. Zelenka helps audiences of all ages develop an appreciation for all living things—from the ordinary to the exotic!

Celebrate Earth Day during this hour-long program at the New-York Historical Society. The audience is encouraged to touch and pet a variety of animals, including birds, lizards, tarantulas, alligators and snakes!

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:30
Sun, May 12th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

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

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

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 11:30
Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

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
 

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

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

Sun, 03/10/2013 - 11:30
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

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 upstairs to see colorful and innovative depictions of birds (including Red-Tailed hawks!) in the first installment of the three-part series Audubon’s Aviary.

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:30
Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

It’s almost Spring—what will we do to prepare? Take out our lighter, cooler clothes! 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

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

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Spring Migration Walk in the Ramble 2

Speaker: 
Alan Messer
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 09:00
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 9:00 am

Note: This event is sold out.

 

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Central Park’s 38-acre Ramble is a bird watcher’s paradise, where more than 270 species have been spotted in a single year. Journey with wildlife artist and illustrator Alan Messer to some of the most magical places in the Ramble, discovering along the way both resident and migrating birds. During the spring migration in May, delight in the colorful warblers, hummingbirds, tanagers, and thrushes. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

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$30
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$18
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