The New York Historical Society is hosting a family session at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum where kids can learn how some of the first New York City settlers cooked and prepared for the holidays. The activity will showcase the 17th century kitchen of Cornelia van Varick as she prepares traditional food for the holidays. 

The session is interactive: kids and family can use sugar nippers, grind spices by hand, lift a dutch oven, and cook two Dutch treats for the New Year: orange caraway cookies and fried doughnuts.

The event is recommended for children ages 8 and up and an RSVP is required.

There is a $10 fee for materials.