Batteries Not Included: Toys and Trains at the New-York Historical Society

Nov 26 2013 - Jan 5 2014

To celebrate the holiday season, the New-York Historical Society is presenting an installation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century toys from the permanent collection. The display will include a playful selection of cast iron, tin, and carved wooden toys and banks made between 1850 and 1945. Among them will be still and mechanical banks, wind-up, pull, and clockwork toys, toy soldiers, and an assortment of trains, all topped with a Statue of Liberty still bank made between 1885 and 1920.

Pull toy, Standing dog, 1860-1890, painted iron and tin. New-York Historical Society, INV.4568

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: John James Audubon and Nature

Sat, April 5th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: New York Through the Photography of Bill Cunningham

Sat, March 15th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Chairs and Wardrobes

Sat, February 8th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Colors: Paul Gaugain, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso

Sat, January 18th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: New York Yesterday and Today

Sat, October 5th, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome!
The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

Children’s Concert: Ship of Tolerance

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This program is sold out

Come hear classically trained young musicians from around the world in this unique children's concert, part of the Ship of Tolerance weekend of activities. This organization promotes communication and connections between the children of the world, with the greater goal of tolerance and understanding.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to familyprograms@nyhistory.org

The History of Chocolate with American Heritage Chocolate®

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chocolate was not always sold as a candy bar! See, smell, and taste colonial hot chocolate—watch as American Heritage Chocolate educators grinds cocoa beans, add spices like red pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, and heat up hot chocolate to taste. Don’t forget to get your own to bring home!

Taste of Chocolate Workshop
12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30 pm

Presidents in Residence: February School Vacation Week

Sat, February 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon, February 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, February 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, February 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, February 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, February 21st, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 15 – Sunday February 23

Presidential Scavenger Hunt, 10 am–6 pm, daily.

Abraham Lincoln Family Quiz, 2 pm, daily.

Vote for Me! Election Button Making, 1–3 pm, daily.

David Grover Sings Songs of Freedom

Speaker: 
David Grover
Sun, January 19th, 2014 | 12:30 pm

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, folk singer and children’s musician David Grover will entertain participants young and old in this concert celebrating diversity, freedom, and the Civil Rights movement. Please RSVP to familyprograms@nyhistory.org Ages 4 and up

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