Macy's Sunday Story Time: Balancing Between the Towers

Sun, 08/04/2013 - 11:30
Sun, August 4th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Follow Phillipe Petit’s performance as he crawls, climbs, and balances one thousand three hundred and forty feet in the air, between the World Trade Center Towers, nearly 40 years ago.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

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


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Special September 11th Story Hour: Fireboat by Maira Kalman

Firefighter Vin Panaro
Katie Fuller, Museum Educator
Sun, 09/11/2011 - 11:30
Sun, September 11th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

The New-York Historical Society is proud to present this wonderful story by Maira Kalman in conjunction with our photographic exhibition, Remembering 9/11. “A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman’s book should be among the first answers.” – Booklist, starred review.

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Radical Hospitality

February 10, 2004
October 17, 2004

Radical Hospitality will draw upon artifacts, photographs, banners and posters, children's art and video to reveal the story of how ordinary people pitched in to provide comfort, support and amenities to the rescue and recovery workers at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center. Organized geographically, the exhibition starts in midtown Manhattan with the supply distribution centers hurriedly created at the Jacob Javits Center and the piers along the Hudson River, then travels downtown on West Street along the Hero Highway to Point Thank You at Christopher Street, where well-wishers cheered and held up hand-lettered and decorated signs expressing their appreciation as rescue vehicles traveled to and from the site. It then goes to Nino's Restaurant on Canal Street, which opened its doors around the clock and supplied the recovery workers with food, drink, and a place to unwind from their grueling task, to St. Paul's Chapel, a spiritual and physical haven for the workers, to Ground Zero and the ceremonies that marked the end of the recovery and clean-up operations.

Approximately 50 objects bear witness to the incredible outpouring of support for New York's rescue and recovery workers in the months following September 11, from a canvas banner hung on the fence at St. Paul's and signed by recovery workers, volunteers, and people visiting groun; to the tags of bomb-sniffing dogs Ajax and Laika; to a large hand-painted sign reading "Welcome to Point Thank You". Many of these items are now part of the Historical Society's permanent holdings through the History Responds collecting initiative, which ensures their preservation for study by future generations.

Remembering 9/11

September 08, 2011
February 05, 2012

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11

From Here is New York collection: Gulnara Samoilova, Untitled, 2001. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Here is New York

The exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition here is new york: a democracy of photographs), as well as letters written to police officers and firefighters; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times “Portraits of Grief” series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker. For more information, visit Voices of 9/11.

Remembering 9/11 is generously supported by Bernard and Irene Schwartz.

On-Site Databases


The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library's menu collection and collection of September 11, 2001 ephemera can be searched using databases available in the Library's reading room.

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