Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (

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  • Madeline’s Tea Party

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    Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

    Wed, July 16th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (

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  • Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Donner Dinner Party

    Sun, October 20th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    Recommended for ages 7 and up.

    Meet author Nathan Hale and hear about latest book, Donner Dinner Party. His engaging storytelling style and illustrations bring to life American history's most gripping tales. In this program, Mr. Hale will talk about his series, why he focused on the Donner Party, and do a drawing demonstration.

    All Aboard! Historical Train Weekend

    Sat, December 14th, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sun, December 15th, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15; 1–3 pm

    Kids meet Conductor Bob, hear tales of the rails, and create their own engine car, caboose, or anything in-between. And don’t forget to find all the “eye-spy” details in the amazing trains, buildings, and riders on view in the New-York Historical Society’s holiday installation. Ages 3–6.

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: A Civil War Pantry

    Sat, April 26th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Note: This event is sold out.

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    Throughout American history, diets have changed dramatically during wartime. In honor of our exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, we will explore the eating habits of soldiers and civilians in Civil War America. Participants will cook their own treat from the times.

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Gilded Age Dining

    Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Note: This event is sold out.

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    How did New York City's elite entertain in the late 1800s and early 1900s? What special foods did they serve, and how did they serve them? Find out in this program when we visit the exhibition Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America and discover the decadent dining habits of New York's aristocracy. Then we'll move into the classroom and prepare turtle soup (with real turtle meat) and chestnut ice cream.

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed

    Sat, January 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from SCRATCH, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813 to 2013!

    At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Cornelia Van Varick's Holiday Kitchen

    Sat, December 7th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

    Armory Art for Kids

    Sat, October 19th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sun, October 20th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20; 12 – 3pm

    Families explore the amazing artwork in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution in an interactive exhibition tour, and then create inspired works using mixed media, drawing from life, and color theory. Ages 5 – 10. Approx. 1 hour per program.

    RSVP required to familyprograms@nyhistory.org. Please let us know if you want to attend the 12 pm, 1 pm, 0r 2 pm program.

    Grandparents Day

    Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Free with Museum admission. All ages.
    Bring the whole family and create poetry together using words from historic accounts. Let old newspapers, documents and advertisements be the inspiration for creative collaborative poetry, either through methods of blackout or collage. Families can also search for objects in the DiMenna Children's History Museum or engage in a family-themed full Museum scavenger hunt. Hunts will be available all day; family art activity will be available from 12-4 pm.

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