Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-5.
Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.
Little New-Yorkers in June
Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Tuesday, June 5, and Friday June 8, 3:30 pm
Little New-Yorkers is celebrating the beginning of summer and the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! This week we will read Mermaids on Parade, and children will make a mermaid tail to wear home.
Knuffle Bunny Too, A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems
Tuesday, June 12, and Friday, June 15, 3:30 pm
Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Father’s Day! We will read Knuffle Bunny Too, A Case of Mistaken Identity, and children will make a card to thank caregivers in their life.
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno
Tuesday, June 19, and Friday June 22, 3:30 pm
This week at Little New-Yorkers we are celebrating New York City Pride Week! We will read Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, and children will make a rainbow crown to wear home.
Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Tuesday, June 26, and Friday, June 29, 3:30 pm
This week at Little New-Yorkers we are celebrating what makes us each unique and special! We will read Freckleface Strawberry, and children will create a craft to take home.
Little New-Yorkers in July
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids
Tuesday, July 3, and Friday July 6, 3:30 pm
This week at Little New-Yorkers we are discussing self-expression. We will read Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids. Children will create a paper doll expressing how they feel inside.
Tennis, Anyone? by Shane McG
Tuesday, July 10, and Friday, July 13, 3:30 pm
Join us this week to celebrate the life and accomplishments of pro tennis player and activist Arthur Ashe on the 75th anniversary of his birth. During his career, he won three Grand Slam titles and was the first African American player selected for the United States Davis Cup team—as well as the only black man to ever win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. After retiring, Ashe was diagnosed with HIV and became an activist for HIV and AIDS education. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.
During this special story time, families will learn a bit about Ashe’s legacy through discussion and photographs. We will read Tennis, Anyone? and children will create a tennis-themed craft to take home.
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
Tuesday, July 17, and Friday, July 20, 3:30 pm
Have you ever felt pressured to be something that you are not? This week we are discussing identity and being true to one’s self. We will read Red: A Crayon’s Story, and children will work with adults to make an art project that celebrates individuality.
Juláin is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Tuesday, July 24 and Friday, July 27, 3:30 pm
This week at Little New-Yorkers we will celebrate imagination and playing dress up by reading Julian is a Mermaid. Children will create a mermaid crown to wear home.
Feivel's Flying Horses by Heidi Smith Hyde, illustrated by Johanna Van Der Sterre
Tuesday, July 31 and Friday, August 3, 3:30 pm
Are you going to the beach this summer? This week we are exploring Coney Island. We will read Feivel’s Flying Horses, a fictional tale about the Coney Island carousel, and children will create an art project to take home.