Programs

Family Program
Little New-Yorkers
Mon, January 7th, 2019 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-6.   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 February This is New York by M. Sasek Tuesday, January 29, and Friday February 1, 3:30 pm We hear the song “New York, New York” sung at baseball games, in Times Square, and at many other locations in Manhattan. But did you know this song was made the official anthem of New York in February 1985? This week at Little New-Yorkers, we will explore what makes New York New York. After reading This is New York, we will craft our own special skylines to crown our heads. Mice Skates by Annie Silvestro and Illustrated by Teagan White Tuesday, February 5 and Friday February 8, 3:30 pm When it’s really cold, one of the most enjoyable activities you can do outside is ice skate—and apparently, mice feel the very same way, too! This week at Little New-Yorkers, we will learn about a determined little mouse named Lucy in the book Mice Skates. Afterward, we will create and decorate a pair of ice skates we would love to wear. The Case for Loving by Selina Alko Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko Tuesday, February 12, and Friday, February 15, 3:30 pm It’s hard to imagination a time period when people were not allowed to love who they wanted. To celebrate Black History Month and Valentine's Day in Little New-Yorkers, we will read The Case for Loving and explore the importance of love, kindness, and acceptance. Afterwards, we will create a craft that expresses love to our family and friends. The Museum by Susan Verde, art by Peter H. Reynolds Tuesday, February 19, and Friday, February 22, 3:30 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in February almost 150 years ago! This week at Little New-Yorkers, we will read The Museum and follow an enthusiastic girl’s journey through an art museum. Afterwards, we will create our own version of a Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner and Illustrated by John Parra Tuesday, February 26, and Friday, March 1, 3:30 pm To celebrate Black History Month at Little New-Yorkers, we will read the story of Marvelous Cornelius—a kind and dedicated man. He was not famous nor in a position of power, but he showed many acts of kindness for the people and city around him. Because Cornelius helped clean up his city—New Orleans—we will create a musical art craft using some recycled materials. Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's.