Foreign Policy with David Sanger and Richard Haass

Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Richard N. Haass (moderator)
Tue, February 4th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

Here at home and across the globe, questions regarding U.S. foreign policy and national security are always of critical concern. Focusing on President Obama’s unforeseen foreign policy challenges, David E. Sanger, in conversation with Richard N. Haass, highlights key issues for present and future U.S. foreign policy makers.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Enlightening the World

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

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Hear the Statue of Liberty speak through Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” and discover why Emma’s poem was so important to the statue’s construction!

Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser
 

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

 

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion

Sep 26 2014 - Apr 19 2015

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question “What does it mean to be an American?” The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

Arnold Genthe, Woman and Child, San Francisco Chinatown. Photograph. New-York Historical Society

Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories, such as the voyage of the Empress of China, which set sail from New York in the late eighteenth century; how young Chinese boys were sent by their government to study at elite New England schools during the nineteenth century; the unprecedented immigration legislation known as the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most Chinese from entering the United States; the nineteenth-century newspaper, called Chinese American, and its founder Wong Chin Foo; and the Chinese America

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: St. Patrick's Day!

Sun, March 17th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

While traveling to America, Fergus whittles the branch of an Irish blackthorn tree into a Shillelagh so he will always have a piece of Ireland with him. This Shillelagh becomes the family’s heirloom and a centerpiece for storytelling each St. Patrick’s Day, just like today!

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan

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

St. Patrick's Eve

Grab a pint at our cash bar and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York.

Fri, March 16th, 2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On St. Patrick's Eve, we'll be hosting an evening dedicated to Irish heritage, with music, art and more. Grab a pint at Caffè Storico and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York! A map will guide you to such treasures as artist John Ramage's desk, Al Smith's cigar box, and Louis Lang’s historical painting The Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M.

Nueva York (1613–1945)

Nueva York (1613 – 1945) explores how New York's long and deep involvement with Spain and Latin America has affected virtually every aspect of the city's development, from commerce, manufacturing and transportation to communications, entertainment and the arts. Bringing together New York's oldest museum (New-York Historical Society) and its leading Latino cultural institution (El Museo del Barrio), Nueva York spans more than three centuries of history: from the founding of New Amsterdam in the 1600s to the present day, as represented by a specially commissioned documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns.

WWII & NYC

Oct 5 2012 - May 27 2013

The Second World War (1939–1945) was the most widespread, destructive, and consequential conflict in history. WWII & NYC is an account of how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to Allied victory. The exhibition also explores the captivating, sobering, and moving stories of how New Yorkers experienced and confronted the challenges of “total war.”
Want to see everything—from lectures to films to behind-the-scenes stories—related to WWII & NYC? Click here to visit the WWII & NYC site!

Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944. Oil on academy board. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of Selwyn L. Boyer, from the Boyer Family Collection, 2002.49

When war broke out in 1939, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the global conflict and strongly held opinions about whether or not to intervene. The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 brought the U.S. into the war, and New York became the principal port of embarkation for the warfront.

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