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Independence Day Family Celebration at New-York Historical Society

07/04/14 10am-6pm 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages 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: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.

The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.

Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

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