Independence Day Family Celebration at New-York Historical Society
212-873-3400 nyhistory.org Kids get free admission all day! Adults: $19, Seniors: $16
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Hunt high and low in the New-York Historical Society for the horse tail from King George’s statue, George Washington’s portrait, and other 4th of July treasures in an Independence Day Scavenger Hunt (10am-6pm).
Families experience the American Revolution through stories and songs with the interactive and engaging Hudson River Ramblers’ performance “Revolution on the River” (at 11:30 am, 1:30pm and 2:30 pm). Songs will include Yankee Doodle, Tear Down George, and Sybil’s Ride. And throughout the day, join the Ramblers and hear the Declaration of Independence, sparking the crowd to pull down the statue of King George. Heave ho!
Kids can also decorate their own tricorner hats and then sign up to join the cause for independence (11 am – 4 pm).
Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.