New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Halloween History, 10/31
Kids and their families dress up as their favorite historical characters and celebrate Spirits of Halloweens Past at the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children's History Museum.
Meet the headless horseman and enjoy musical performances of Haunted History Tales by master spooky storyteller Jonathan Kurk. Listen to Gilded Age ghost stories and consider your fate with nineteenth-century fortune tellers, but be careful not to fall for their tricks!
Taste test historic candy and participate in hands-on demonstrations with Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour. Who knew candy corn has been around since 1880?
The event is set for October 31, 2013, 5 - 7 pm. For everyone; ideal for ages 6 and up. It all takes place at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, Manhattan and DiMenna Children's History Museum (Lower Level). Free with museum admission (Children $6, Teachers & Seniors $14, Students $12, Adults $18; Free for ages 4 and under).
For more information on New-York Historical Society family programs and the DiMenna Children's History Museum, call (212) 485-9293, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nyhistory.org/childrens-museum.
The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. www.nyhistory.org
The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library. The DiMenna Children's History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations targeted for children 8-13 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children and preteens. www.nyhistory.org/childrens-museum