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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Grand Central Centennial

Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Get ready for the 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s opening by exploring how unique and diverse the station is in Maira Kalman’s book Next Stop Grand Central!

Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Happy Birthday Ben Franklin!

Sun, January 13th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Happy Birthday Ben Franklin! Celebrate Ben's 307th birthday and learn more about this amazing inventor, Founding Father, and all around cool guy.
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: A Year in Brooklyn

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

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Want to know what it is like to live in the most populous borough in New York City? Six-year-old Michelle shares what she looks forward to every year in I Live in Brooklyn. After the story, share what your favorite parts of the year are in your neighborhood!

I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi

WWII & NYC: December School Vacation Week

Fun activities all week long!

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat, December 29th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue, January 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 27, 2012 – December 30, 2012, Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Father's Day

Free with Museum admission!

Sun, June 17th, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Kids and dads practice their history detective skills with a scavenger hunt designed with dads in mind!

PBS Kids Club

Free with museum admission!

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the DiMenna Children's History Museum with PBS Character Arthur! Uncover objects and learn about New York's oldest museum and the newest museum!

Writing Workshop: Historical Fiction of the Civil War

Two-day workshop for young writers ages 8-14

Tue, March 20th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, March 21st, 2012 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum are proud to host a young writers workshop in partnership with Writopia Lab, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that has led workshops for kids ages 8 to 18 since 2007. This unique Historical Fiction Writing workshop will be co-facilitated by a New-York Historical Society educator, who will introduce the writers to many different themes related to the Civil War.

Artistic Detectives

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 5 - 9

Sat, May 5th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Every first Saturday!

Look, imagine, draw and create! Families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Participants will be inspired by different paintings in the galleries and will then create their own personal masterpieces. Space is limited to the first thirty participants. Recommended for ages 5 - 9.

 

Sunday Story Hour: The Lonely Phone Booth

 Free with Museum admission

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Can you imagine a world before cell phones? The phone booth at West End Avenue and 100th Street does. Learn how a phone booth can save the day.

Free with Museum admission.

Sunday Story Hour: Elizabeth Leads the Way

Free with Museum admission

Sun, March 4th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about one woman who stood up for what she believed in and paved the way for women voters.


 

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