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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, […]

Reading into History: An Incredible August Book Wrap

    Hello families! The Reading into History book club had a fantastic Book Wrap event for Harlem Summer this past Wednesday. About 50 young historians, parents, teachers, librarians and Myers fans came to discuss the book, ask Mr. Myers questions, and see photographs of Harlem by Camilo Jose Vergara. Mr. Myers brought along his National Ambassador for Young People’s […]

Reading into History Interviews Walter Dean Myers

Readers, we know you are out there enjoying Harlem Summer, imagining the days of rent parties and bootlegging, and hoping Mark finds a way out of all the trouble he is in. For a second, take a break from the book and check out this short interview with the author, Walter Dean Myers. We guarantee it […]

What Do I Want To Know About Harlem?

Harlem, the neighborhood where Walter Dean Myer’s book Harlem Summer is set, has an interesting story of its own. Some things I wonder about Harlem are… How did Harlem get its name? How come it is so famous? (People all over the world have heard of it!) So many famous writers, painters and musicians started out in Harlem, and many […]

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 […]

Programs for Families: Hunts and Games for Father’s Day

Bring dad to the New-York Historical Society for Father’s Day! After all, New York played a role in the history of Father’s Day. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. President Calvin Coolidge even supported the idea. But it would take until 1966 for it to become a national […]

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