Family Programs

Special Family Event
April School Vacation Week
Monday, April 25th, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

April School Vacation Week, April 23-May 1

Craft Time!
Daily from 12:30-3:30 p.m
Free with Museum Admission
All Ages

Drop in for a Mo Willems-inspired craft! Crafts this week will include sketching the Pigeon and other beloved characters, crafting imaginative wire sculptures, and creating collages featuring the streets of New York!

Mo Willems Story Time: From Elephants to Knuffle Bunnies
Monday, April 25 –Friday, April 29 at 2 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All Ages

Join us in the special exhibition The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems for readings of Willems' beloved books all week long!

Elephant and Piggie Meet-and-Greet
Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, April 30, 12:30-3:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All Ages

Be on the lookout for Elephant and Piggie! These beloved Mo Willems characters will be roaming our galleries all afternoon long and happy to pose for a photo with their biggest little fans.

Little New-Yorkers
Tuesday, April 26 and Friday, April 29, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All Ages

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

Join us for our continuing celebration of The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems with this hilarious vintage-film-inspired book. Children will then create their own film strip. 

Bilingual Sunday Story Time in English and Hebrew: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Sunday, April 24, 11:30 am
Free with Museum admission
Ages 3-7

To celebrate our special exhibition, The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems, we will be reading books starring the Pigeon all month long!

Would you let a pigeon drive a bus? Even if he asked nicely? Join us on Sunday for a reading of Mo Willems’ iconic book Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Listen to this funny New York pigeon pull out all the stops to try and convince you to let him get behind the wheel.

This week, we’ll be doing a second reading of the story in Hebrew!

Support for Sunday Story Time provided by Macy's.

Bilingual Sunday Story Time with Planet Han: That is NOT a Good Idea!
Sunday, May 1 at 11:30 am
Free with Museum admission
Ages 3-7

To celebrate our special exhibition, The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems, we’ll be reading Mo Willems’ books all month long!

One day, a hungry fox invites a plump goose to dinner. Is it a good idea for the goose to go? The baby geese in the audience don’t seem to think so! Do you? Stop by this Sunday to hear the suspenseful tale That is NOT a Good Idea! and find out how this peculiar dinner ends.

This week, we’ll be joined by our friends from Planet Han for a second reading of the story in Mandarin Chinese along with a quick Chinese vocabulary lesson and hands-on activity.

Support for Sunday Story Time provided by Macy's.

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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Creative: Tronvig Group