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Little New-Yorkers: From New York to India
September 29, 2014

In our Little New-Yorkers program, we explore living in New York through an array of wonderful children’s books that introduce us to and help us explore the city. We explore anything from travelling on the subway to meeting characters from different cultures that make up this city’s 8 million inhabitants. As we continue to venture…

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Step By Step: Make Your Own Madeline Hat!
July 15, 2014

Here at Little New-Yorkers, July marks Madeline month. So far we’ve been introduced to the wonderful fearsome character and her nemesis Pepito. We have many exciting craft projects based on the illustrations in the book to create, including the wonderful iconic yellow hat complete with black ribbon. Last week we read Madeline and the Bad…

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Little New-Yorkers Explore Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
June 24, 2014

Our recent adventures in our Little New-Yorkers program has seen us experimenting with the format quite a bit. We’ve continued our foray into the galleries and have now got into a regular routine, exploring as much as possible. Feedback from parents suggested that they particularly wanted to explore our new temporary exhibitions. This was a…

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Little New-Yorkers Step by Step: Beekman Coach
April 23, 2014

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…

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Little New-Yorkers Projects for Kids: Laundry Day
November 5, 2013

Each week in Little New-Yorkers we explore the theme of New York with our littlest historians. In October we were inspired by Maurie J. Manning’s Laundry Day and created clothesline necklaces with cut cloth pieces. We explored how diverse New York City is through this beautiful book, set in the Lower East Side. It follows a…

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Blast From the Past: Ten-Foot Cops
May 17, 2013

  Have you ever seen a “ten-foot tall cop?” You have if you’ve ever seen a mounted police officer! There are plenty of them patrolling the busy streets of New York City. As of 2011, the New York City Police Department’s mounted unit has 79 police officers and 60 horses, all specially trained to work…

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Author Event: Katie Yamasaki Reads Fish For Jimmy at DCHM
May 13, 2013

Until May 27th, visitors to the New-York Historical Society can experience the WWII & NYC exhibition that has taken over most of the Museum’s main floor. The exhibition explores the experiences of New Yorkers of all different backgrounds during the war. In honor of this exhibition, Katie Yamasaki will read from her beautifully written and illustrated book, Fish for…

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Step by Step: The Curious Garden (The High Line)
April 19, 2013

  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…

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Step by Step: Milly and the Macy’s Parade
November 16, 2012

  Like many in New York City, I am getting very excited for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade next week. We are extremely lucky here at the New-York Historical Society because we get a front row seat for all the action. Every year, they blow up the balloons right in front of our museum on 77 th…

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