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Revolutionary Summer: Spies, Bodyguards, and Agents

Independence Day- George Washington’s Encampment and More

Jul 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Jul 7, 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

Your top-secret mission this weekend: Meet Washington himself—as portrayed by Living Historian Michael Grillo—and examine how he planned for his battle campaigns. Confer with Washington’s spies, Robert Townsend and the mysterious Agent 355—portrayed by Michael Goudket and Maria Grillo, respectively—and decode a crucial message. You’ll also meet one of Washington’s special bodyguards, portrayed by Norman Goben. Enter George Washington’s Headquarters Tent and experience where he strategized, dined, and slept. Hear from Museum of the American Revolution educators as they detail Washington’s daily life with his troops.

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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