N-Y Historical Society Announces November 2012 Programs

N-Y Historical Society Announces November 2012 Programs

N-Y Historical Society has announced the following upcoming events:

CROSS-STITCH CIRCLE
Thursdays November 1, 8, 22, 29 3:30-5:30 pm

No preregistration required. Free with Museum Admission.

Ages 6 and up

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

LITTLE NEW-YORKERS
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 & Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

DiMenna Children’s History Museum

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 3 – 5

Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in DCHM OR a craft project. The time in DCHM/craft project will alternate each week.

Reading Into History Book Club

Ages 9 - 12

Sunday, November 4, 3:30 pm -- 5:00 pm

Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

River and Meena seem like they would have nothing in common; River is the son of a Kentucky coal miner, and Meena is an Indian-American girl living in New York City's Chinatown. They begin a friendship as pen pals and, even though their cultures and hometowns are worlds apart, realize they have much to learn from each other. Despite their differences, they live under the same sun.

About Reading into History Book Club:

Each month families read a historical fiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. Get ideas for discussion, ask authors questions, and respond to other book club members’ posts! At the end of each month families can attend a Book Wrap event, where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum objects and documents related to the story, and meet other historical fiction fans!

Living History Days:

Army Air Forces Historical Association: Veterans Day Celebration

Saturday, Sunday, November 10, 11 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Formed in 1993, the Army Air Forces Historical Association (AAFHA) is an historical and educational non-profit organization that honors the American aircrews that participated in the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations during World War II. Based in northern New Jersey, its members participate in air shows, historical retrospects, educational programs, and seminars to provide a living voice and context to the harrowing experiences of World War II veterans.

Thanksgiving Activities:

THANKSGIVING EVE BALLOONS
Wednesday, November 21 6:00 pm

Must be Family Member to attend

Join us for our family-friendly Thanksgiving Eve event, an exclusive sneak peek of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons, games, scavenger hunts and more. For more information e-mail dchm@nyhistory.org or call (212) 485-9240.

NATURAL NYC: SCAVENGER HUNT
Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 23, 24, 25 11:00 am -- 4:00 pm

New York City has its own natural bounty to be thankful for! Families travel through the museum discovering objects related to the natural world in the city. Ages 7 and up.

FAMILIES TELL STORIES
Saturday, November 24 2:00 pm

Bring your family and join together to tell your story! A storyteller and videographer will guide family members young and old through the process of group storytelling and then record your family’s story to share again and again. Please RSVP to familyprograms@nyhistory.org

Army Air Forces Historical Association: Living History Days Celebration

Friday, Saturday November 23, 24 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, November 25, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Formed in 1993, the Army Air Forces Historical Association (AAFHA) is an historical and educational non-profit organization that honors the American aircrews that participated in the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations during World War II. Based in northern New Jersey, its members participate in air shows, historical retrospects, educational programs, and seminars to provide a living voice and context to the harrowing experiences of World War II veterans.

PRESENTING THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM’S VICTORY BELLES!
Saturday, November 24, 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Free with Museum Admission

Victory Belles

Location: Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Founded in 1941, the USO has played a vital role in boosting morale and patriotism by presenting live entertainment to U.S. armed forces and their families. In the spirit of the meaningful performances that touched countless lives during World War II, the National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles will present two exciting sets of song and dance (one at 12 pm and another at 3 pm) in the New-York Historical Society’s Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Join us in saluting the heroes of World War II with an afternoon of music and fun! The National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles are a vocal trio who travel the globe delighting audiences with their spirited performances, which feature dazzling costumes, audience interaction, and musical hits, all sung in rich, three-part harmony. Created in 2009, today there are sixteen Victory Belles keeping America’s magical musical history alive with regular performances every Wednesday at the National WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, as well as across the country and overseas. Recent notable performances include the USO Gala in Japan, The National Anthem at the Saints NFL football game, the USO Guam Six Star Salute, and on board the USS WASP during Navy Week in New Orleans.

Sunday Story Hour:

Sundays, 11:30 am

Recommended for ages 4 – 7

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children.

SUNDAY STORY HOUR: ELECTIONS!
November 4 11:30 am
What would you do if you were elected President? Enjoy your imaginary Presidential responsibilities, challenges, and benefits, and then visit the Voting Pavilion to learn even more about elections.

If I Were President by Catherine Stier

SUNDAY STORY HOUR: H IS FOR HONOR
November 11 11:30 am
What does it mean to be a veteran? As we honor those who have served, we will also learn about the people that give never-ending support to veterans—their families.

H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian

SUNDAY STORY HOUR: THE MACY’S PARADE
November 18 11:30 am
When was the first Macy’s Parade and how did it get started? Learn how immigrants living in New York City helped shape a unique tradition that Americans still enjoy today.

Milly and the Macy’s Parade by Shana Corey

SUNDAY STORY HOUR: BUILDING MANHATTAN
November 25 11:30 am
How much did Manhattan change in the past 400 years? From hills to skyscrapers, see how building a city is an everlasting commitment!

Building Manhattan by Laura Vila

More Family Programs:

FAMILY CLUBHOUSE AT DIMENNACHILDRENSHISTORYMUSEUM.ORG

On-line interactive site for families and kids ages 8 – 12

Play our on-line games:

Sloppy Copy

Meet New Amsterdam

Catch up on history through our blog;

Hear about this month’s historical fiction read.

Post drawings, ask questions, check out what other kids are creating—all inspired by the objects and documents at the New-York Historical Society. Created by educators and historians, this is a clubhouse for history fans!

INFORMATION HOTLINE:

To reach Museum’s offices call: (212) 873-3400

ONLINE INFORMATION:

www.nyhistory.org

For more information on DiMenna Children’s History Museum programs call: (212) 485-9293

To RSVP for an Education program above please email: familyprograms@nyhistory.org

MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:

Adults - $15
Teachers and Seniors - $12
Students - $10
Children (5-13) - $5
Children (4 and under) - free

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