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Little New-Yorkers Projects for Kids: Laundry Day

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 [...]

Blast From the Past: Ten-Foot Cops

  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 [...]

Author Event: Katie Yamasaki Reads Fish For Jimmy at DCHM

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 [...]

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 [...]

Step by Step: Milly and the Macy’s Parade

  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 [...]

Little New-Yorkers Step by Step: The Little Red Lighthouse

  This is the first of a series of posts that will allow you to recreate projects made at Little New-Yorkers, the Museum’s interactive story-time program for children ages 3-5. Every week, we read a different New York-themed story and then make an artwork inspired by the story. The program takes place every Tuesday and [...]

This is Little New-Yorkers

Little New-Yorkers is an interactive 45-minute story-time program for children ages 3-5 at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum (DCHM). We meet every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 in the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. When the children arrive, they will be invited to play with historic toys, like wooden blocks, Jacob’s ladders, even George [...]

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