Saturday Story Time: "Subway"

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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:30
Sat, January 25th, 2020 | 11:30 am

Free with Museum Admission

Experience one family's wild day on the New York City subway. Afterwards, use the dynamic illustrations for inspiration and use your imagination to create your own subway map. Ages 3–7

Subway is written and illustrated by Cristoph Niemann

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Saturday Story Time: "The Rain Train"

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Sat, 01/18/2020 - 11:30
Sat, January 18th, 2020 | 11:30 am

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What does a rainy train ride sound like? Explore the many sights and sounds of an exciting journey on a stormy night in this rhythmic train tale. After the reading, experiment with different sounds and create your own noisemaker. Ages 3–7

The Rain Train is written by Elena de Roo and illustrated by Brian Lovelock

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Saturday Story Time: "Two Little Trains"

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Sat, 01/11/2020 - 11:30
Sat, January 11th, 2020 | 11:30 am

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“Two little trains went down the track…” Discover what happens when two trains, powered by fuel and imagination, travel West in this classic children's story. After the reading, design your own swirling, twirling train tracks for more transcontinental adventures. Ages 3–7

Two Little Trains is written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

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Saturday Story Time: "How to Train a Train"

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Sat, 01/04/2020 - 11:30
Sat, January 4th, 2020 | 11:30 pm

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What if your favorite pet was a train? Come hear a story that's all about how to choose, track, and train your very own pet train. Afterwards, make your own train to take home. Ages 3–7

How to Train a Train is written by Jason Carter Eaton and illustrated by John Rocco

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Reading into History Family Book Club: “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy”

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Sun, 02/09/2020 -
14:00 to 16:00
Sun, February 9th, 2020 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Dive into the novel Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy with New-York Historical Society educators and author Gary D. Schmidt! Set in 1912 and based on a true story, the book charts the friendship between Turner Buckminster, a boy who's just moved to Phippsburg, Maine, and Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from Malaga Island, a community founded by formerly enslaved persons. After discovering that the town’s elders and Turner’s father are plotting to force the islanders to leave Malaga, Turner and Lizzie band together to try to save her community. Ages 9-12 

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Reading into History Family Book Club: “Facing Frederick”

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Sun, 01/12/2020 -
14:00 to 16:00
Sun, January 12th, 2020 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Join award-winning author Tonya Bolden and New-York Historical educators for an exploration of the life and legacy of American icon Frederick Douglass, through Bolden’s book, Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass. One of last year's finalists for our annual Children's Book Prize, Facing Frederick draws on new scholarship, Douglass’s correspondence, photographs, and other sources to paint a nuanced and compelling portrait of one of America’s most famous abolitionists and orators. Ages  9-12 

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Sunday Story Time: Richard Scarry’s The Night Before The Night Before Christmas!

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Sun, 12/15/2019 - 11:30
Sun, December 15th, 2019 | 11:30 am
Sun, December 22nd, 2019 | 11:30 am


Free with Museum Admission
Ages 3–7

Celebrate our Busytown-themed Holiday Express exhibition and discover Richard Scarry’s whimsical holiday world as we read The Night Before The Night Before Christmas! Afterwards,  create your own Richard Scarry puppets and play with some Busytown toys!

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas! is written by Richard Scarry.

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Sunday Story Time: Richard Scarry's The Funniest Storybook Ever

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Sun, 12/01/2019 - 11:30
Sun, December 1st, 2019 | 11:30 am
Sun, December 8th, 2019 | 11:30 am
Sun, December 29th, 2019 | 11:30 am


Free with Museum Admission
Ages 3–7

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Sunday Story Time: 'Apple Cake: A Gratitude'

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Sun, 11/24/2019 - 11:30
Sun, November 24th, 2019 | 11:30 am

Free with Museum Admission
Ages 3-7

During the Thanksgiving season, remember to show gratitude for the gifts in our lives. Read Apple Cake: A Gratitude and follow a child’s walk through nature as she says "Thank you" to things both big and small. Then to celebrate being grateful, create a collage of all of the beautiful things you're thankful for. 

Apple Cake: A Gratitude is written and illustrated by Dawn Casey.

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Sunday Story Time: 'Thank You, Omu!'

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Sun, 11/17/2019 - 11:30
Sun, November 17th, 2019 | 11:30 am

Free with Museum Admission
Ages 3-7

Read Thank You, Omu! and discover that friendships should have a balance of giving and taking. Afterwards, discuss a moment of kindness you've experience and then craft a special thank-you card to show a special person how much you care.

Thank You, Omu! is written and illustrated by Oge Mora.

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