Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City

Speaker: 
Robert A.M. Stern
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:30
Tue, March 25th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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The planned garden suburb is a phenomenon that originated in England in the late-18th century, then quickly spread to the United States and beyond in the 19th. Renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern discusses the evolution of these bucolic settings and the important lessons they hold for the future of our towns and cities.

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$30
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$18
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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:30
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.
 

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Art Deco of the 1930s

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 17:00
Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 5:00 pm

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Join architectural historian Barry Lewis for this Sunday program on New York’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s. From the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings to more modest buildings about town, Art Deco was the dominant style of “Swing Time.”

SPEAKER BIOS

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Price: 
$30
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$18
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The Great Degeneration

Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:30
Wed, June 19th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behavior — what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that our institutions are degenerating and that to slow the degeneration of the West’s once dominant civilization will take heroic leadership and radical reform.

SPEAKER BIOS

Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University and the author of many books, including The Great Degeneration.

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$30
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$18
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Greenwich Village in the 1930s

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, 06/09/2013 - 17:00
Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 5:00 pm

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In the sequel to his popular program on Greenwich Village, Barry Lewis returns, in conjunction with the exhibition Swing Time, to discuss the evolution of the Village in the 1930s. How did the Village change as New York and the nation moved from the carefree era of the ’20s to the more sobering decade of the ’30s?

SPEAKER BIOS

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.

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$30
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$18
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New York Magic with Matt Wayne

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sat, 05/18/2013 - 19:00
Sat, May 18th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This event has been cancelled

 

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In a city where architecture seems to defy gravity and buildings appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, New York has long served as a premier venue for the world’s most renowned magicians. From Harry Houdini to Al Flosso to Jeff Sheridan, the city continues to attract and foster entertainers from around the world. In keeping with this tradition, New-York Historical presents an evening of dazzling fun with celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

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$30
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$18
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WWII & NYC: The Rise and Decline of New York City

Speaker: 
Mike Wallace
Kenneth T. Jackson
Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:00 to 12:00
Sat, April 20th, 2013 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast

Session 1: From Dutch Backwater to the UN
Featuring: Mike Wallace
World War II was the culmination of a more than 300-year trajectory, which catapulted New York from the edge of the world to its center. Not only did the city become the home of the United Nations, but it emerged as the cultural and economic seat of an American new-style empire.

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$60
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$36
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Eastside vs. Westside

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:30
Thu, April 18th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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By the end of the nineteenth century, Central Park West had become a bastion of middle class life and Fifth Avenue the boulevard of the very wealthy. Today the east side chateaux have almost all disappeared, but the middle class apartment buildings of the west side remain a vital part of the New York skyline. Join us for a colorful evening with Barry Lewis, whose Eastside vs. Westside lecture returns by popular demand.

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$30
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$18
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The Sidewalks of New York

Exhibitions: 
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Purchase
Object Number: 
1983.39
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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