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Meet the Presidents 

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February 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

New-York Historical Society

70 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

Suggested Ages: All Ages, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Adult Friendly

Sit behind a version of the President’s Resolute Desk in a detailed re-creation of the White House Oval Office (circa President Ronald Reagan’s second term with a famous jar of jelly beans and a bronze sculpture of a rugged cowboy). Hear audio recordings of presidential musings and trace, through artwork and objects, the evolution of the presidency and executive branch. Highlights include the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 and a student scrapbook from 1962 chronicling JFK’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

DiMenna Children’s History Museum

Ride an orphan train, play a newsies video game  nd explore lots of other interactive exhibits on a entire floor devoted to kids. Pick up a printed scavenger hunt or just explore the many installations covering centuries of New York history. Lots to learn for older kids and lots to…

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

Explore the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time who worked with the biggest names in rock music—including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones—and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at…

Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.

New-York Historical Society Storytime

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in a charming, cozy library in the hands-on  DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Includes a related craft or activity. Themes change monthly.

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Inside Art

Assemble, create, peek into, crawl under, and walk through one of a kind sculptures and installations. Interactive artworks by eleven contemporary artists include a cylindrical sculpture that encourages pint-sized visitors…

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Superpowered Metropolis: Early Learning City

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