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新年快樂! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

By Shana Fung To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, we’ll be hosting a variety of events—from paper cutting demonstrations, to martial  arts and dance performances. Join us Thursday (the official start of the Lunar New Year) to see students of the National Dance Institute perform both traditional and modern dances inspired by their 2013—2014 curricular theme, […]

Little New-Yorkers Step by Step: Beekman Coach

Recently in our Little New-Yorkers program we have started to venture out of the children’s library into the museum. On the fourth floor in the Luce Center lies quite a majestic piece, the Beekman Family Coach. Coaches like this were very rare, super fancy and would only be used for special occasions. In December we […]

Step by Step: The Curious Garden (The High Line)

  We are celebrating nature in unexpected places this week at Little New-Yorkers in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Many people assume that urban areas like New York City aren’t places to find nature, other than in large parks like Central Park. Cities are places typically thought to suppress the natural world with […]

Special Event: Sketching in the Gallery

  We had a busy week during school vacation here at the New-York Historical Society. One of the activities was so popular we just HAD to share! Twice each day we had educator-led sketching sessions in Audubon’s Aviary, the exhibition running through May 19. After a little introduction to the life and art of John Audubon, families chose […]

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