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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.

AMNH Origami Holiday Tree

Over 1,000 intricate origami creations decorate this unique tree. The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Beautiful Bugs, featuring specially created models inspired by the upcoming Family Insectarium opening later this winter. Also look for paper versions of museum icons like the big blue whale and t-rex.

Check out the adorable dinosaur topiaries at the Central…

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Little New-Yorkers

Join museum educators in the lovely children’s library for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special hello song, silly dances and games, a story book reading, and a craft to do after the story. Themes related to New York history and current exhibits change monthly.

See our guide to New-York Historical Society.

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Grand Holiday Bazaar

Shop for unique gifts from over 200 hand-picked independent local artisans, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers, and food entrepreneurs.

Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and giftable items: candles, skincare, fashion, handbags, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver- and glassware, and delicious artisanal treats and foods.

Profits are donated to four…

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New-York Historical Society Sunday Story Time

This weekly program in a charming children’s library includes the reading of a New-York-themed book, a related craft project and silly dances and games.

See our guide to New-York Historical Society.

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