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: 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

 

Central Park Nature Walk

Speaker: 
Leslie Day
Trudy Smoke
Sat, May 10th, 2014 | 9:00 am

Note: This event is sold out.

 

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A migrating hub to hundreds of species of birds and home to over 100 types of trees, Central Park’s wooded Ramble is a superb place to enjoy New York’s natural treasures. Journey through the park and learn about its diverse ecosystems. Presented in conjunction with Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock).

Around the World with Barry Lewis: Central Park

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, May 18th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

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Central Park’s design is democracy in three dimensions. No one understood that better than its creators, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. With their talented team, they created a slice of the American countryside—accessible to all—that looks completely natural but is a brilliantly crafted artifice that helps us achieve the “American dream.”

Homes and Haunts of Gilded Age New York

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, October 6th, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out.

 

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From the 7th Regiment Armory to St. James’s Church to the Society Library to the Knickerbocker Club, the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the turn of the 20th century still resonate in the urban fabric of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Fall Migration Bird Walk in the Ramble

Speaker: 
Alan Messer
Sat, October 12th, 2013 | 9:00 am

Note: This program is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

In the heart of New York City's bustling metropolis, Central Park's 38-acre Ramble is a bird watcher's paradise, where more than 270 species have been spotted in a single year. With New York being located along one of North America's busiest migratory routes, the fall months are an ideal time to spot the city's avian visitors on their trip south.

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.

The Trees of Central Park: Summer Walk

Speaker: 
Leslie Day
Trudy Smoke
Sat, June 29th, 2013 | 9:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

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Home to over 100 species of trees, Central Park is a superb place to observe specimens both native and transplant alike. Journey through the park and learn how to identify some of the trees that call it home. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Spring Migration Walk in the Ramble 1

Speaker: 
Alan Messer
Sun, May 5th, 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.

Swing Time: Times Square and Coney Island

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Thu, May 2nd, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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In this lecture and slideshow, presented in anticipation of the new exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York, architectural historian Barry Lewis explores two major entertainment centers that were emerging in New York in the 1930s: Times Square and Coney Island. Marsh was fascinated by urban daily life, and in Manhattan and Brooklyn, these two public spaces provided the backdrop for the social lives of many New Yorkers.

New York Magic with Matt Wayne

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This event has been cancelled

 

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In a city where architecture seems to defy gravity and buildings appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, New York has long served as a premier venue for the world’s most renowned magicians. From Harry Houdini to Al Flosso to Jeff Sheridan, the city continues to attract and foster entertainers from around the world. In keeping with this tradition, New-York Historical presents an evening of dazzling fun with celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

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