Monday, November 4, 2019

Holiday Express Opens at NY Historical Society

Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat illustrations © 2019 by the Richard Scarry Corporation. 

Holiday Express returns to New-York Historical this holiday season, reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry. The installation showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm!) from publisher Penguin Random House alongside Jerni Collection toys. Children and adults can also experience dynamic displays exploring the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. (Curated by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture)

Kids hop on our custom-made Busytown vehicle-themed benches and take photos throughout the gallery with Busytown characters. Also: Pick up an "I Spy" scavenger hunt at the 77th St. entrance and take your whole family on an adventure through the exhibition.

Check out the DiMenna Children's History Museum's December calendar for a full roster of Holiday Express programming, including Vacation Week events and a Dec. 14 visit from Huck Scarry, Richard Scarry's son.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Holiday Express last year and it was truly magical. I cannot imagine how wonderful it will be this year with the addition of Richard Scarry's beloved characters. Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm were 2 of my most favorite friends growing up. I would highly suggest you add this visit to your NYC Holiday "to-do" list in 2019. Adults will enjoy just as much as the kids!  

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th St)
New York, NY 10024

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

patricia d. klingenstein library
Tuesday-Saturday - 10 am–4:45 pm
Sunday-Monday - CLOSED

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