Recommended for children ages 3–7.
Special for Women’s History Month
How did a Jewish girl from New York City get her poem etched onto the Statue of Liberty? Hear the story of Emma Lazarus and discover the inspiration for her famous poem, The New Colossus.
Emma’s Poem by Linda Glaser
From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.
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.
Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.
Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.
Put New York in your rear-view mirror, and rhyme your way across the country with Jack Kerouac as he answers the call to “Hit the Road!”
Hit the Road, Jack by Robert Burleigh
Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm
Ages 4 - 8
Who will win the inchworm sprint? Will the egret find his way out? And can you find the mouse hiding in each illustration? Join author Robert Forbes as he reads his animal poems and meet his beastly menagerie! His books Let’s Have a Bite and Beastly Feasts introduce children to the wonders and playfulness of rhyming poetry. The illustrations by Ronald Searle are filled with energy and detail—a little mouse hides in each one!
Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bank of America Presents the Friday Free Performance Series at the New-York Historical Society
A free performance of music and spoken word from the heart of Haiti, organized in conjunction with the Symposium, "The Age of Revolution: A Whole History." Musical performance: Tiga Jean-Baptiste & Tchaka, Spoken word performances: Millery Polyné and Gina Athena Ulysse.
The modern Santa was born in the imagination of Clement Clarke Moore, a scholar who penned a whimsical poem about St. Nicholas, the patron of old Dutch New York, for the amusement of his six children at Christmastime. Soon after the publication of "A Visit from St. Nicholas"—popularly known today by its opening line, "Twas the night before Christmas…""—St. Nicholas became a popular feature of American Christmas celebrations. Moore's poem permanently connected St. Nicholas to Christmas, and led to our idea of Santa Claus.