Join us and our friends from the Vietnam Heritage Center with performances, red envelopes, and festive activities celebrating Year of the Rat. Learn about all the ways Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Cambodia.
Programming includes hands-on activities such as Tet card making and Li Xi making. Performances include Lion Dance, singing, and Ao Dai fashion show.
Calling all young authors! Hone your writing and research skills with the educators from the award-winning Writopia Lab during this special workshop celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Explore the stories of unsung heroes from the Civil Rights Movement by investigating Civil Rights-era documents and artifacts from New York Historical's collection. Then, ask questions and interact with sources before translating stories to the stage in the form of a monologue or short play.
Save the date and support history education! Families take over the Museum to dive into unique history-related activities, meet characters from the past, and enjoy delicious food. Funds raised through event help us provide award-winning family, school, and teacher programs and exhibitions year round.
Ages 7 and under with
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All aboard! Holiday Expressreturns this year with a special new addition— scenes from Richard Scarry's Busytown! Create a train-inspired craft; listen to Busytown tales; have fun with Conductor Abe, New-York Historical's resident train master; and meet Huck Scarry, son of Richard Scarry, who'll be at the Museum to meet fans, draw beloved Busytown characters, and talk about his dad.
Celebrate Thanksgiving eve with a grand New-York Historical tradition: the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation! Members at the Family level and above are invited to enjoy festive treats and special access to watch the iconic balloons take flight. If you haven't already, sign up for a Family Membership now.
Scare yourself silly at our annual Hallowe’en party! Wear your costume, bring your grown-up, and join us inside the Museum and outside in the courtyard, where we're celebrating the New-York Historical exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.
In case of bad weather, activities—but not the ponies, unfortunately—will be moved inside the Museum.
Drink it all in with a bevy of colonial beverages in this multisensory Living History program exploring global trade and colonial silversmithing in Paul Revere’s time. Discover recipes, smell spices, and handle hot chocolate preparation tools. Afterwards, visit the exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.