Recommended for children ages 3–7.
When Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric Kimmel
Mindy’s family isn’t the average New York City family—they’re tiny! Living behind the walls of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, Mindy’s family has learned how to use objects from our world in their home, including candles for Hanukkah. But what happens when the synagogue gets a cat? Mindy and her family have to adapt in order to save the holiday!
Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1, All day
Families will seek out images of light throughout the New-York Historical Society in this seasonal scavenger hunt. From New-York Historical's Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps to the treasures of Shearith Israel, find examples of light used for both decoration and symbolism.
Recommended for children ages 4–7.
Ten-year-old Jacob cannot believe his ears when a Yankee soldier asks for his piece of matzoh. Even worse, his family invited the Jewish Yankee to Seder! While Jacob is bitter about the South losing the Civil War, the corporal is still able to have an open discussion with his family about freedom and slavery—apt themes for Passover.
The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber
Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.
The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library houses a treasure trove of materials relating to the founding of our country, the history of art in America, and the history of New York and its people. The Museum houses more than 60,000 works and artifacts, including fine art, decorative art, historical artifacts and ephemera. Fine art holdings include renowned Hudson River School landscapes, masterpieces of colonial and later portraiture, John James Audubon’s watercolors for The Birds of America, an encyclopedic collection of sculpture and much more.