Macy's Sunday Story Time: Spring!

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.

Uncover Civil War History Over Spring Break

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, April 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, April 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, April 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 13-22 (excluding Mondays), All day.

Free with Museum Admission.

Families explore, learn, and compete together in Civil War-themed family programs in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Meet the Author! Maira Kalman

Sat, March 15th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Maira Kalman returns with her new children’s book Thomas Jefferson, whom she describes “optimistic and complex and tragic and wrong and courageous.” Families will listen to her read excerpts from the book—which aims to cover everything about Jefferson—as well as describe her research process, and hold a book signing.

Fans of this Founding Father will learn surprising facts, and children who are new to Jefferson will be introduced to a great and complex man. Kalman painterly illustrations add to the uniqueness and whimsy of the book.

New York City Paper Dolls: Bill Cunningham

Sun, March 23rd, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

How would you dress up to stand in front of Federal Hall? How about the Empire State Building? The Washington Mews? Inspired by the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades, families are invited to choose their favorite New York City landmark and decorate their own matching paper doll in this drop-in art making program. We’ll have images of historical paper dolls from our collection for families to see as well. Recommended for ages 4–10.

New York City Paper Dolls: Bill Cunningham

Sun, March 16th, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

How would you dress up to stand in front of Federal Hall? How about the Empire State Building? The Washington Mews? Inspired by the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades, families are invited to choose their favorite New York City landmark and decorate their own matching paper doll in this drop-in art making program. We’ll have images of historical paper dolls from our collection for families to see as well. Recommended for ages 4–10.

Bird Tales with Storyteller Ron Sopyla

Sat, March 22nd, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission.

How did the chickadee get its song? Why is the owl wise? Hear magical tales of birds, songs, and plumage, and meet the wise, wicked, and gullible birds in these folk tales from around the world. Master storyteller Ron Sopyla will delight children with these many characters. After hearing the stories, visit Audubon’s Aviary and find the very same birds in Audubon’s watercolors!

Lost Arts Series: Scrimshaw

Sun, March 30th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

A whaler's life was never easy in the 18th or 19th centuries. Come learn the history behind the unique art form of scrimshaw, painstakingly practiced by men on long, seafaring voyages. See examples of scrimshaw, images carved into the bones of whales and other arctic creatures, and then create your own version in the studio.

Tickets are $15 per person ($12 for members) and include the price of Museum admission. Adults must accompany their children to the programs. For ages 6+.

Lost Arts Series: China Painting

Sun, May 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

Between 1870 and 1920, hand-painting china was all the rage in the United States. While both men and women practiced this art form, men were more likely to do so professionally. Come discuss the history of hand- (and machine-) painted china and see examples of decorative arts made by women in the museum galleries. Then hand-paint your own china in the studio.

Lost Arts Series: Quilting

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Sun, June 8th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

People have been making quilts for hundreds of years; however quilting took on new significance during the American Civil War. Come explore the fascinating quilts in our exhibition Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. Then create your own quilt pattern in our studio.

Lost Arts Series: Miniature Portraiture

Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

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