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: Do You Have Pancakes?

Sun, July 28th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Join American folk heroes Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox as they embark on a great pancake adventure across the country, changing its landscape forever!

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox by Matt Luckhurst
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Sun, July 21st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Relive the summer of 1899 through the eyes of the New York Newsies and read all about how they managed to beat The World by sticking together.

Kid Blink Beats The World by Don Brown
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Neighborhoods

Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Share what you love about your neighborhood after reading El Barrio and learning what makes Spanish Harlem special.

El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Tar Beach Lullabies

Sun, July 7th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Explore 20th century Harlem with Cassie Louise Lightfoot while she flies through the city and dreams about her family and her future.

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Revolutionary Tales

Sun, June 30th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mermaids on Parade

Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Where can you flip your fins and jump, dance, and stroll? Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade, of course! Celebrate summer by learning about this artistic parade’s history.

Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cool City Dads

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Do you know how to scat? If not, then learn all about vocal improvisation from Cool Daddy Rat! If so, then show off your skills during this jazzy, call-and-response storytime!

Cool Daddy Rat by Kristyn Crow

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Hit the Road

Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Put New York in your rear-view mirror, and rhyme your way across the country with Jack Kerouac as he answers the call to “Hit the Road!”

Hit the Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Subway Hijinks

Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Share your own subway adventures after reading about a sparrow that flies aboard the D train, then try to guess what the next stop is on My Subway Ride!

Subway Sparrow by Leyla Torres

My Subway Ride by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender

Historian in the Hot Seat: The Civil War and Harold Holzer

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 12:00 pm

What burning questions do you have about the Civil War? Kids and dads (and moms) join renowned scholar Harold Holzer and ask them all! Mr. Holzer will engage young historians in a thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topic—battles, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, soldiers—whatever you would like to ask him. What did soldiers eat while on the march? How did “Stonewall” Jackson get his nickname? What was “Bloody Kansas”? Did brothers and cousins really fight each other?

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