Every Tuesday and Friday. 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 August
August 4 and 7
Rush Hour by Christine Loomis
This week we’ll explore the different ways people travel around New York City, from historical modes of transport to modern day wonders. Children will then make their own three-dimensional rolling coach.
August 11 and 14
You Forgot Your Skirt Amelia Bloomer! by Shana Corey
This week we’ll find out how much fashion has changed, especially for women! We’ll learn about why women began to wear pants known as bloomers, thanks to the lovely Amelia Bloomer. Children will then make their own Victorian-style paper doll.
August 18 and 21
Nellie Bly Story by Nellie Bly
Come to hear what inspired the amazing Nellie Bly to travel around the world in 1889, from the lady, herself! Children will then make a suitcase to plan their own round-the-world adventures.
August 25 and 28
When Everyone Wore Hats by William Steig
This week we’ll explore a time when everyone dressed up! Women wore fancy hats and necklaces and men sported pocket watches and canes. Children will then make their own cameo necklaces or pocket watches to carry home.
Little New-Yorkers in September
September 1 and 4
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca
This week children take a back seat in a New York taxi and experience a day in the life of Maxi. We’ll explore New York sites and even have a “hot dog” together. After the story, children will make their own hot dog craft.
September 8 and 11
The Old Pirate of Central Park by Robert Priest
Arrghh! This week there’s a very silly battle happening in Central Park! After the story, we’ll join the pirate army by making our own pirate ship.
September 15 and 18
El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
This week a young boy will take us through his barrio, and we’ll celebrate the culture and traditions that make it uniquely his! Then we will make a stained glass window craft to hang at home.
September 22 and 25
Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats
This week we explore just how far our imaginations can take us, with a little help from Louie. Families will make their own galaxy mobile craft to take home!
Abuela by Arthur Dorros
This week we explore the relationships we have with family members by going on a journey with a little girl and her grandmother. After the story we will make our own wooden peg grandparent craft.