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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Teddy Bear Tea

Tuesday, December 11, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$20
Celebrate the season with a child-approved, bright, colorful and deliciously decadent holiday-themed menu, story time with the Bartow snow queen, and a...

Stroller Tour Through History

Friday, December 14, 9:00 am–10:00 am
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$25/family
Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America's past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before...

Farmhouse Family Day

Saturday, December 15, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Drop in every third Saturday of the month to explore New York City’s oldest house with seasonal activities inside and around the gardens....

Living History: African American Schools in Reconstruction

Saturday, December 15, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
In conjunction with our exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, Living Historians portraying African American school teachers from the...

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Teddy Bear Tea

Saturday, December 15, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$20
Celebrate the season with a child-approved, bright, colorful and deliciously decadent holiday-themed menu, story time with the Bartow snow queen, and a...

Gingerbread Spectacular

Saturday, December 15, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Create and decorate your own Gingerbread cookie. Vote on creations by local businesses. Supplies are limited to first come first serve.

Subway Swing: A Nostalgia Boogie for the Ages

Saturday, December 15, 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
96th Street Subway Station ~ Upper East Side
$30
Hop on board a Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from the 96th Street–Second Avenue station to the Transit Museum...

Candlelight Tours and Victorian Carolers

Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$15, $10/seniors & students
Experience a historic mansion decked out for the holidays by candlelight with costumed docents highlighting 19th-century holiday traditions. Listen to What the...

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
MTA Subway – 125th St ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
$2.75 (one MetroCard swipe)
Ride back in time on a vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. As an ode to the holiday shopping season, 1930s R1-9 trains...

Polka Dot Parade Syorytime & African American Schools in Reconstruction

Sunday, December 16, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
At 11:30 am, meet author Deborah Blumenthal for a special reading of her picture book Polka Dot Parade: A Book about Bill...

Reading of  'Twas the Night Before Christmas' 

Sunday, December 16, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Church of the Intercession ~ Hamilton/Washington Heights
FREE
For the 108th year, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' will be read followed by candle-lit wreath-laying on the author Clement Clarke Moore's...

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Sunday, December 23, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
MTA Subway – 125th St ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
$2.75 (one MetroCard swipe)
Ride back in time on a vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. As an ode to the holiday shopping season, 1930s R1-9 trains...

Cookies and Crafts at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Sunday, December 23, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$8, $6/seniors & students, free/ages 5 & under
Decorate some holiday cookies to take home after exploring the mansion decked out for the season. Recommended for ages 4 and older....

Making Magic

Wednesday, December 26, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate Harry Potter: A History of Magic by creating a magical craft. Try wand making, potion brewing, deciphering ciphers and more and...

Making Magic

Thursday, December 27, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate Harry Potter: A History of Magic by creating a magical craft. Try wand making, potion brewing, deciphering ciphers and more and...

Making Magic

Friday, December 28, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate Harry Potter: A History of Magic by creating a magical craft. Try wand making, potion brewing, deciphering ciphers and more and...

Making Magic

Saturday, December 29, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate Harry Potter: A History of Magic by creating a magical craft. Try wand making, potion brewing, deciphering ciphers and more and...

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Sunday, December 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
MTA Subway – 125th St ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
$2.75 (one MetroCard swipe)
Ride back in time on a vintage fleet of subway cars and buses. As an ode to the holiday shopping season, 1930s R1-9 trains...

Making Magic

Sunday, December 30, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate Harry Potter: A History of Magic by creating a magical craft. Try wand making, potion brewing, deciphering ciphers and more and...

Making Magic

Tuesday, January 1, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate Harry Potter: A History of Magic by creating a magical craft. Try wand making, potion brewing, deciphering ciphers and more and...

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