Batteries Not Included: Toys and Trains at the New-York Historical Society

November 26, 2013
January 05, 2014

To celebrate the holiday season, the New-York Historical Society is presenting an installation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century toys from the permanent collection. The display will include a playful selection of cast iron, tin, and carved wooden toys and banks made between 1850 and 1945. Among them will be still and mechanical banks, wind-up, pull, and clockwork toys, toy soldiers, and an assortment of trains, all topped with a Statue of Liberty still bank made between 1885 and 1920.

Pull toy, Standing dog, 1860-1890, painted iron and tin. New-York Historical Society, INV.4568

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Games in the Museum

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 14:00 to 15:30
Sat, December 7th, 2013 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The New-York Historical Society invites you to participate in educational activities for families in Spanish. Come with your children ages four to ten to our educational programs about the history and art of New York. In the galleries we will chat about different themes, and children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy themselves making drawings with watercolors and pastels, collages, and sculptures. Classes include art materials.

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All Aboard! Historical Train Weekend

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 13:00 to 15:00
Sat, December 14th, 2013 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sun, December 15th, 2013 | 1:00 pm to 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.

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Grand Central Centennial

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 11:30
Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Get ready for the 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s opening by exploring how unique and diverse the station is in Maira Kalman’s book Next Stop Grand Central!

Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman


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