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Sunday Story Time: The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

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It’s Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Visit China to hear the story of the Great Race. In this bilingual book, The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac, written by Ling and Eric Lee and illustrated by Rachel Foo, the Jade Emperor invites all the animals in his kingdom to a great race across the river. The first 12 animals to complete the challenge will become part of the Chinese Zodiac - they will get a year named after them! After the story, create a paper bag puppet of your favorite animal from the book!

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170 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY


  • 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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