Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Meet the Fledglings!

Speaker: 
The Wild Bird Fund
Sat, May 4th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Recommended for ages 6 - 10
Saturday May 4th, 2 pm

Reading into History Book Wrap: Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered

Speaker: 
Barry Denenberg
Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered

Sunday, April 14, 3 pm

Ages 9 - 12

Explore Lincoln's life and death at this Book Wrap on April 14th, the 148th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, with author Barry Denenberg. We'll have a discussion, Q&A, and see Lincoln-related objects in the museum's collection. Don't forget to get your book signed!

About Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered

Animals Alive! with Mr. Zelenka

Speaker: 
Jerry Zelenka
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 1:30 pm

The wonders of nature are a touch away when you are introduced to the world of animals by Jerry Zelenka. While blending excitement and surprise with care and understanding, Mr. Zelenka helps audiences of all ages develop an appreciation for all living things—from the ordinary to the exotic!

Celebrate Earth Day during this hour-long program at the New-York Historical Society. The audience is encouraged to touch and pet a variety of animals, including birds, lizards, tarantulas, alligators and snakes!

Children With AIDS: Spirit and Memory. Photographs by Claire Yaffa

Jun 7 2013 - Sep 1 2013

To accompany AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, the New-York Historical Society will curate a visual arts exhibition and gallery show, featuring twenty breathtaking black and white photographs by noted photographer and social realist Claire Yaffa from her collection “The Changing Face of Children with AIDS.”

Claire Yaffa, Anthony, ca. 1990-1992Gelatin silver print. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the photographer

Claire Yaffa, whose work has been featured in The New York Times and several other major publications, has worked for years to document an intensely intimate, behind-the-scenes look at medical institutions and their youngest patients, giving agency and voice to thousands of

March School Vacation Week

Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue, March 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed, March 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu, March 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri, March 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat, March 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

March 23-24, 26-31, 2013

Free with Museum admission
Ages 4 and up

Keep the learning going during the March school break with scavenger hunts through the galleries, hands-on art projects, and whole-family games and challenges!

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Memorial Day

Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Watching the Memorial Day parade with his mother, Marco wishes that his abuelo were there to enjoy the celebration. After all, his grandfather is a veteran, and the parade is in his honor! Join us to learn what surprise Marco’s mother and grandfather have in store for him!

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Magic

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Learning and performing magic tricks is tough—but when the going got tough, Houdini didn’t quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City. After reading about Houdini’s life and performances, consider staying at the museum and learning magic tricks of your own from celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

Sun, May 12th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mother’s Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother!

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest

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

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cinco de Mayo

Sun, May 5th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate Mexican independence and heritage by reading letters that cousins Charlie and Carlitos send each other from Mexico and the United States! Then enjoy hearing all about Mouse’s misadventures during the Cinco de Mayo festival at the city park—will Cat spoil his fun?

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
Cinco de Mouse-o by Judy Cox
 

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

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Play Ball!

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

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Now that baseball season is in full swing, learn about one of the most moving moments in baseball history: when “Pee Wee” Reese supported his new teammate Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.

Teammates by Peter Golenbock
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds by Robert Burleigh

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

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