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Newsies on Strike and on Film!

  Come beat the heat this Sunday at 2pm with the newsboys and newsgirls of New York in the 1992 Disney film Newsies. This film is based on an actual newsboy-organized strike that stopped the city in July, 1899. Hundreds of boys and girls who sold newspapers on the streets of New York marched onto […]

Ghostbusters!

  On Sunday June 21st the DiMenna Children’s History Museum’s summer film series continues with the classic New York movie Ghostbusters! This story of amateur parapsychologists – Ray, Peter, Winston, and Egon – includes a ton of great New York City locations, and gives a good sense of what Manhattan looked like in the 1980s. […]

“There’s no crying in baseball!” and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

  What do Belles, Peaches, Chicks, and Lassies all have in common? They are all team names from the first women’s professional baseball league, active in the 1940s and 50s in the United States. This Sunday the DiMenna Children’s History Museum continues its summer family film series with A League of Their Own, where you […]

West Side Story: “I like the island Manhattan”

On Sunday June 30th the DiMenna Children’s History Museum’s summer film series continues with the classic movie musical West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Come in from the heat, see it again, sing along, eat some popcorn, and introduce a new generation to this timeless love story set […]

Muppets Take Manhattan – and the New-York Historical Society!

  What do the Muppets and New York City landmarks have in common? You’ll see them all here at the New-York Historical Society this weekend! In fact, here’s a photograph of the Kermit balloon from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in front of the building. You’ll find his image and other historic balloon photos on […]

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