At 11 am, author Rhoda Knight-Kalt reads her book Tigers and Tea with Toppy, the story of Rhoda spending time with her beloved grandfather, Toppy, all around New York City. Together they visit the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Zoo, and even have tea at the Plaza Hotel/ From 12–4 pm, in conjunction with exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, Living Historians portraying African American school teachers from the Reconstruction era welcome you to their ‘classroom’ all weekend long. Practice lettering skills on a 19th-century writing slate, explore the books and other subjects taught at African American schools in New York, and learn about schools for and teachers of recently freed people in the South that increased their opportunity to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Also check out the awesome, interactive Children’s Museum in the basement.
* Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, the museum's classy but kid-friendly eatery or grab pastries and sandwichs at counter service Parliament Espresso and Coffee. Head down 77th Street for burgers and frozen custard at Shake Shack.
More info on Tigers & Tea With Toppy Storytime & African American Schools in Reconstruction
All Events This Week | Public Art & Pop-ups
- Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime Friday, April 26 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
- Living History: Votes for Women! Saturday, April 27 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
- New-York Historical Society Storytime Sunday, April 28 11:30 am–12:30 pm
- Living History: Votes for Women! Sunday, April 28 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
- Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime Tuesday, April 30 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
- Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime Friday, May 3 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
- New-York Historical Society Storytime Sunday, May 5 11:30 am–12:30 pm
- Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime Tuesday, May 7 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
- Stroller Tour Through History Friday, May 10 9:15 am–10:15 am
- Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime Friday, May 10 3:30 pm–4:15 pm