In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives designated the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. This annual celebration showcases and promotes the positive impact of arts education across the nation and its power to transform student learning.
At the New-York Historical Society, arts education is a pillar of our educational mission. The institution offers a variety of educational arts-based programs to both teachers and students across New York City and the greater metropolitan...Read More
Sunday, September 17 marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, a day commonly honored as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day—acknowledging the role not only of our founding document but also of the citizens who live by it.
How special, then, that one day after this noteworthy anniversary, we welcomed more than 200 immigrants hailing from 60 countries as they took their Oath of Allegiance, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the national...Read More
In today's installment of our Black History Month celebration, we’ll be exploring Harlem. The first wave of African Americans landed in Harlem after World War I, when hundreds of thousands left the Jim Crow South in search of safety and opportunity. In 1914, only 50,000 blacks lived in Harlem, but by 1930, almost 205,000 had moved to the Big Apple, the majority settling north of Central Park.
Their arrival sparked an artistic movement that we now call the...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024