Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Reading Into History Family Book Club: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

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Speaker: 
Jessica Shearer
Sun, April 6th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Just before her 12th birthday, Calpurnia Tate, or Callie Vee, isn't quite ready to become a grown-up in her Texas town in 1899. Especially if it means doing housework instead of the scientific work she's been doing with her grandfather. At the book wrap, we will be joined by Jessica Shearer, an ornithological researcher at the American Museum of Natural History. We'll talk about what it meant to be a woman at the turn of the 20th century, the beginnings of evolutionary biology, and women in science today. Free with admission, ages 9-12 plus adults.

Meet the Fledglings with the Wild Bird Fund

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Sat, May 17th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For ages 5+

Tickets are the cost of museum admission plus $5 per child (non-member child tickets are $11, member child tickets $5). Adults do not pay an additional fee. Online ticket sales will end at 12 pm on 5/17, after which time any remaining tickets will be available for purchase in person at the museum.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • Madeline’s Tea Party

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    Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

    Wed, August 13th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • Madeline’s Tea Party

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    Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

    Wed, July 16th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • Macy's Sunday Story Time: Earth Day

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    Sun, April 27th, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Recommended for ages 3–7. 

    When Liam finds a struggling garden on abandoned train tracks in the city he decides to take care of it, speaking a new green movement in the city! After reading how the dreams and efforts of one person can make a difference, discover what happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it in the recycling bin!

    The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
    The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

    Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

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    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.

    Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

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    Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Recommended for ages 3–7. 

    Ten-year-old Jacob cannot believe his ears when a Yankee soldier asks for his piece of matzoh. Even worse, his family invited the Jewish Yankee to Seder! While Jacob is bitter about the South losing the Civil War, the corporal is still able to have an open discussion with his family about freedom and slavery – apt themes for Passover.

    The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber

    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

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