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NYHS School Vacation Week: Rock & Roll + George Washington

Independence Day- George Washington’s Encampment and More

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New-York Historical Society

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

Free with museum admission

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

Create rock & roll-inspired art projects to celebrate the new exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. Pick up an exhibition family guide and music-filled audio guide to explore an immersive experience of rock greats.

Meet President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington as portrayed by historical interpreters Michael J. and Maria Grillo. Chat with President Washington about his inauguration right here in New-York and ask Martha how she welcomed everyday citizens to the first presidential home. Once you’ve posed for a portrait with the first family, visit the new exhibition Meet the Presidents to learn more and sit behind the modern Oval Office desk. Also pick up a Presidential History Hunt.

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.

Women March

Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment—which granted women the right to vote in 1920—and explore the efforts of a wide range of women to expand American democracy in the…

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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…

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Caffe Storico

Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, a classy yet kid-friendly eatery within the engaging New-York Historical Society.

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Alice’s Tea Cup

Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland.…

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Levain Bakery Amsterdam

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the…

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Kefi

Dine on reasonably priced tradtional Greek cuisine including tasty mezes, fried meatballs, slouvaki, house-made Greek yogurt and more among cheerful, rustic decor in chef Michael Psilakis’ friendly cafe.

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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…

More info

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…

More info

Women March

Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment—which granted women the right to vote in 1920—and explore the efforts of a wide range of women to expand American democracy in the…

More info