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  • Jul. 04, 2020, 10am-3pm
  • New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Independence Day with the New-York Historical Society and reflect on the many meanings of the holiday. They’ve got a whole day’s worth of programming planned, including a speech by Frederick Douglass delivered by historical interpreter Joel Cook, a deep dive into Jackie Robinson’s legacy of activism with the Jackie Robinson Museum, and sing-alongs that give voice to struggles and hopes throughout American history. Come together as a family and think about what the July 4th holiday means to you or your community! Advanced registration required.

About New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY

212-873-3400

  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: 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
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • Experience the past in a brand new way at the New-York Historical Society! Explore historic treasures from our permanent collection—including toys from childhoods of the past—and learn about New York and American history in rotating exhibitions. 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 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens. From weekly storytelling for toddlers to living historians, we have what you need for your New York and history-obsessed child!
  • Nearest public transportation stop: 81st Street; B, C
  • Play area: Indoor
  • Party room: Yes

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