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.
9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast
Session 1: From Dutch Backwater to the UN
Featuring: Mike Wallace
World War II was the culmination of a more than 300-year trajectory, which catapulted New York from the edge of the world to its center. Not only did the city become the home of the United Nations, but it emerged as the cultural and economic seat of an American new-style empire.
Prepare yourselves, history geniuses: NYC’s own live game show spectacular, the Big Quiz Thing, will present a multimedia live trivia game show for history buffs, in celebration of the New-York Historical Society's grand reopening. Gather a team of friends—or join on on site—and win excellent prizes and glory! For more on the Big Quiz Thing, visit bigquizthing.com.