Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Family Programs

Special Family Event
DiMenna Creepy History Museum’s Haunted Halloween Party
Sunday, October 29th, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All Ages
Advance tickets $10 per person
Day-of tickets $12 per person ($10 for Members)

Join us for our annual Hallowe’en extravaganza to experience the spookier side of the DiMenna Children’s History Museum! Kids and their families summon the spirits of the past through historical fortune-telling, ghost stories with acclaimed storyteller April Armstrong, photos with a spirit, creepy crafts, and of course…candy! Even the statues on our steps—Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass—get into the act, with families voting online to help us choose their costumes!


April Armstrong tells stories for schools, colleges, libraries, and museums in the NYC tri-state area, CA & Florida. She was awarded a BRIO Award for storytelling in 2015 from the Bronx Council for the Arts. Her debut CD, The Cat Came Back: Stories and Songs with a Jazzy Twist won a 2015 Parent’s Choice Award – Silver. Her new cd, Jazzy Twist 2: Birds of a Feather is scheduled for release this December.

This year's party will also feature a special haunted "mystery room" designed by Mystery Room NYC


Please note: This event takes place at DiMenna Children’s History Museum on the lower level of the New-York Historical Society. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum will close to the public at 2 pm and will reopen at 3 pm for party ticket holders only. Haunted Hallowe’en Party tickets grant ticketholders access to the party itself only; families who wish to visit the rest of the Museum must purchase separate general admission tickets. 


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