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Living History: Civil War Weekend

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May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until May 26, 2019

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All

Free with museum admission

In honor of Memorial Day, learn about life on and off the battlefield during the Civil War. Talk to Living Historians portraying various soldiers in the Union Army. Take a close look at their uniforms and equipment, listen to field music, or learn a military drill.

Wake Up, Daisy!

The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as…

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Columbus Ave Open Streets

Dine on fare from local restaurants and tables set up in car free streets. Enjoy activities for all ages including kids music, artmaking, live music, store discounts, food samples, sidewalk chalk, games and more.

Also look for art installations in storefronts.

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Independence Day Family Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society with a fun-filled day of learning about America’s past through crafts, stories, and objects in the galleries.

Explore a statue of Thomas Jefferson with a costumed interpreter and dig into his legacy—both as a Founding Father and as an enslaver.  Write a letter to Jefferson telling him…

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