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  • Address:

    New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West
    Upper West Side
    New York

  • Cross Street:

    between 76th and 77th Sts

  • Venue phone:

    212-873-3400

  • Venue website:

    nyhistory.org

  • Opening hours:

    Tue–Thu, Sat 10am–6pm; Fri 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm

  • Transport:

    Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St

  • Price:

    $18, seniors $14, students $12, children 5–13 $6, members and children under 5 free. Fri 6–8pm pay what you wish

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    1. New-York Historical Society
      • 170 Central Park West
        Upper West Side
        New York
      • 212-873-3400
      • nyhistory.org
      • 40.779138,-73.974013

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Halloween at the New-York "Haunted" Society

Things to Do

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Undead George and Martha Washington rise from the grave to host this spooky Halloween event for little history buffs. Tots can have their photo taken by a "spirit" photographer, get their fortunes told, snack on historic candy treats and make Victorian...

  1. Fri Oct 31
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York
  3. $10 in advance, $12 at the door
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Historical Train Weekend

Categories, Kids, History

  • $

At this celebration of all things railroad, kids listen to train-themed stories, meet conductor Bob and help build a Transcontinental Railroad. They can also check out eye-popping toys from the newly acquired Jerni Collection. Ages 3 to 6.

Historical Train Weekend
  1. Sat Dec 13
    – Sun Dec 14
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York
  3. Free with museum admission
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

Kids, Things to Do

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a book cherrypicked for the DiMenna's late-morning storytime. In September, the theme jumps to historical presidents, with readings of Grace for President (9/21) and Arthur Meets...

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014
  1. Sun Oct 5
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York, New York
  3. Free with museum admission
More info

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

Kids, Things to Do

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a book cherrypicked for the DiMenna's late-morning storytime. In September, the theme jumps to historical presidents, with readings of Grace for President (9/21) and Arthur Meets...

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014
  1. Sun Oct 12
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York, New York
  3. Free with museum admission
More info

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

Kids, Things to Do

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a book cherrypicked for the DiMenna's late-morning storytime. In September, the theme jumps to historical presidents, with readings of Grace for President (9/21) and Arthur Meets...

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014
  1. Sun Oct 19
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York, New York
  3. Free with museum admission
More info

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

Kids, Things to Do

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a book cherrypicked for the DiMenna's late-morning storytime. In September, the theme jumps to historical presidents, with readings of Grace for President (9/21) and Arthur Meets...

Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014
  1. Sun Oct 26
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York, New York
  3. Free with museum admission
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Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the iconic children’s tale Madeline, the NYHS will display more than 90 works of art by the talented author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans. Visitors can marvel at original drawings from his beloved picture book...

Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
  1. Until Sun Oct 12
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York
  3. Free with museum admission
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Madeline's Tea Party

Art & design, Kids, Kids activities & themes

  • $$

The NYHS's Madeline in New York exhibit gets even more delightful on select days when young visitors can enjoy a spot of tea and Parisian nibbles during special tea parties at the museum's own Caffe Storico. Listen to readings of favorite books from Ludwig...

Madeline's Tea Party
  1. Wed Oct 8
  2. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, (between 76th and 77th Sts), New York
  3. $50, children under 13 $40
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