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Family
Programs
January 2013
 
Cooking at the Kids' Table
     
AT THE KIDS' TABLE
How the Kitchen Has Changed
Saturday, Jan 12, 2 pm


CELEBRATE HISTORY
Happy 307th Birthday, Benjamin Franklin
Sunday, Jan 13, 1-4 pm


SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte
Saturday, Jan 19, 2 pm


CELEBRATE HISTORY
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, Jan 21


FAMILY BENEFIT PARTY
Passport Through American History
Saturday, Jan 26, 11 am - 2 pm
     
AT THE KIDS' TABLE
How the Kitchen Has Changed
Saturday, January 12, 2 pm
Go on a family scavenger hunt to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then join Sarah Lohman to cook cinnamon toast from SCRATCH — everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813...to 1913...to 2013! RSVP required at familyprograms@nyhistory.org; $10 materials fee. Ages 8 and up.

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CELEBRATE HISTORY
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Sunday, January 13, 1-4 pm, Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library
Ben Franklin's B-Day Celebrate Ben's 307th birthday with the Benjamin Franklin House and learn more about this amazing inventor, Founding Father, and all around cool guy. Hear sounds of a glass armonica, enter a boat buoyancy challenge, listen to a reading of Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta, decorate your own Ben Franklin proverb plate to take home, and eat cake! Ages 4 and up.

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SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: La pintura y el paisaje
Saturday, January 19, 2 pm
Learn in Spanish Families look, discuss, and create — in Spanish! Visit our Hudson River School painting exhibit and discuss the American landscape. In the studio, families will paint their own landscapes together! RSVP required, $5 per person (includes admission). E-mail rosa.tejada@nyhistory.org. Ages 4 and up.

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SCAVENGER HUNTS
Celebrate James McCune Smith: Abolitionist and Physician
Saturday-Monday, January 19-21
Scavenger Hunts Go on a museum-wide scavenger hunt and learn about the abolitionist James McCune Smith, who spoke out against injustice in America and was the first African-American university-trained physician practicing in 19th century New York City. Ages 6 and up.

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CELEBRATE HISTORY
MLK, Jr. Day: Celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation
Monday, January 21
MLK / Emancipation Proclamation The Museum is open January 21st to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday! See the new exhibition The Dream Continues and take a close look at the Emancipation Proclamation in a 150th anniversary display of rare documents. Then join author Tonya Bolden at 1 pm for a special reading of her new book Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya will do a Q&A and sign copies of her book. Afterwards, make it a full day with a museum scavenger hunt (see above)! Ages 6 and up.

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PASSPORT THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY
Family Benefit Party!
Saturday, January 26, 11 am - 2 pm
Family benefit party Our first ever family benefit party! Kids will be inspired by activity booths with themes ranging from early New Amsterdam history to the World War II era. Children of all ages will collect passport stamps as they travel through history, tasting turn-of-the-century ice cream flavors, discovering what a Civil War soldier would do, or decorating a New Amsterdam Delft tile.

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READING INTO HISTORY: BOOK WRAP
This Month's Book: Picture the Dead
Sunday, January 27, 3 pm, Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library
Reading Into History Read Picture the Dead and then come to the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library for this special event. Author Adele Griffin will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask the author questions, and see related objects from the collection. Get ideas for discussion by visiting the History Detectives blog! Ages 9 and up.

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STORYTELLING
Macy's Sunday Story Time
Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library
Sunday Story Time From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great. Every Sunday at 11:30 am. Free with museum admission or family membership. Ages 3-7.

Jan 13: Now and Ben >
Jan 20: How Martin Changed the USA >
Jan 27: Grand Central Centennial >
Feb 3: Groundhog Day >
FAMILY PROGRAMS
Ongoing programming for families to enjoy together
Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library
Ongoing Little New-Yorkers
Every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm
New stories and fun crafts. Ages 3-5.

Cross-Stitch Circle
Every Thursday at 4:30 pm
Beginners and seasoned stitchers welcome. Ages 7 and up.

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SUPPORT

Enjoy Great Benefits with a Family Membership

Family/Grandparents Membership A family membership is a great opportunity for different generations to learn, share and experience history and art together with great benefits like free admission. Perfect for grandparents!

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Visitor Information
ADDRESS

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th St)
New York, NY 10024

Phone (212) 873-3400
TTY (212) 873-7489

MUSEUM / STORE HOURS

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Open on Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

PARTIES

Hold your next children's event at the DiMenna Children's History Museum! Perfect for birthday parties, please call (212) 873-3466 or e-mail for more info.

Birthday Parties
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