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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 [...]

Interview With Author Donna Jo Napoli, Author Of The King Of Mulberry Street!

Hello families! We hope you are enjoying The King of Mulberry Street. If you can tear your eyes away from the adventures of Dom, Gaetano, and Tin Pan Alley, take a few minutes to read our interview with author Donna Jo Napoli. We hope learning more about her makes you even more excited to meet her and ask [...]

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 [...]

Special Events For Families During WWII & NYC opening weekend!

On October 5, our exhibition WWII & NYC, about the impact of World War II on the city, will be opening, and we have a bunch of family activities in place to celebrate! Cut Loose and Dance! The weekend kicks off with a trip back in time on the dance floor. The award-winning dance education company, [...]

Blast From the Past: Staying Cool in the Summer

  It’s hot outside here in the city…a good time for some ice-cold drinks and treats. But we didn’t always have refrigerators and freezers to easily keep these foods cold. People used to have ice delivered to their buildings and homes. This ice was chopped from frozen lakes in the winter, stored in ice houses, where it was kept [...]

July Book Club Read: Slavery, Spies, and Suspense in Chains

Greetings young historians! Our July book is Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book follows Isabelle, an enslaved girl struggling for freedom in New York City during the Revolutionary War. This book is full of incredible characters from our smart hero to her enslaved friend (and Patriot spy) Curzon, to her cruel Loyalist, owners, Mr. [...]

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