At The Kids' Table: Unusual Recipes During World War II

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March 02, 2013

2pm.

DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society

Upper West Side

Young elementary, Tween, Teen

$10

Event description: How do you cook a meal with limited ingredients? In this workshop, kids will join in for this wartime challenge and create delicious meals using ingredients and creative substitutions from a typical Victory Garden. During WWII families were encouraged to grown their own food, to free up more of the food supply for the troops. At the Kids’ Table is an ongoing series that uses hands-on ingredient exploration and cooking as a window into history. Families spend time in galleries and the studio looking, tasting, smelling, talking, and learning together. RSVP required.

March 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 (specific program dates/times listed below)

All family programs take place at the New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets

To RSVP for a family program please e-mail: familyprograms@nyhistory.org

For more information on family programs and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293 or visit www.DimennaChildrensHistoryMuseum.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

Address: 170 Central Park West
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Phone: 212-485-9293
Website: nyhistory.org

About DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society

Bring food: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes

The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to fostering research, 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 is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

The New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works. Among them are a world-class collection of Hudson River School paintings, including major works by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church; iconic genre and history paintings including works by William Sidney Mount and Eastman Johnson; a vast range of American portraits, including paintings by Rembrandt Peale and Gilbert Stuart; all 435 of John James Audubon’s extant preparatory watercolors for Birds of America; and an encyclopedic collection of more than 800 works documenting the full range of representational sculpture in America from the colonial period to the present day. The Museum also holds much of sculptor Elie Nadelman’s legendary American folk art collection, including furniture and household accessories such as lamps, candlesticks, textiles, glass and ceramic objects, as well as paintings, toys, weathervanes, sculptural woodcarvings and chalkware. 

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.






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