Family Programs

Family Program
Little New-Yorkers
Friday, February 24th, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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 January

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole
January 2 and 5

This week at Little New-Yorkers we will read And Tango Makes Three and discuss the meaning of family. Children will make a penguin craft to take home.

My Little Train by Satomi Ichikawa
January 9 and 12

Join us this week at Little-New Yorkers to celebrate our exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection. We will read My Little Train by Satomi Ichikawa, and children will create a toy train craft to take home.

The Wall by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler
January 16 and 19

This week at Little New-Yorkers we’ll read The Wall by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler, which tells the story of a boy visiting Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., with his father in search the name of his lost grandfather. We will discuss paying respect to service members, the meaning of our family legacy, and the importance of public art. Children will create a crayon rubbing to take home. Make sure you also check out our exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975

Down in the Subway by Miriam Cohen, illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
January 23 and 26

Join us this week at Little-New Yorkers to celebrate our exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection. We’ll be reading Down in the Subway by Miriam Cohen, illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg, and discussing the New York City subway system. Children will create a subway car craft to take home.

Little New-Yorkers in February

Gregory’s Shadow by Don Treeman
Tuesday, January 30, and Friday, February 4

This week we are celebrating Groundhog Day! We will read Gregory’s Shadow by Don Treeman and make groundhog puppets. Will it be six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Join us to find out!

A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui
Tuesday, February 6, and Friday, February 16 

This week at Little New-Yorkers we are celebrating the Lunar New Year! We will discuss holiday traditions and read A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui. Children will create a craft to take home.

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
Friday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 13 

Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Valentine’s Day! Join us to read The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. Children will make special valentines for their loved ones.

When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward
Tuesday, February 20, and Friday, February 23

This week at Little New-Yorkers we are reading When Blue Met Egg, a story about a friendship through the seasons. Children will make a craft inspired by the book to take home.

We Came to America by Faith Ringgold
Tuesday, February 27, and Friday, March 2

This week we are exploring the many cultures and people that make up New York City. We will read We Came to America by Faith Ringgold, and children will make a Statue of Liberty crown to wear home.

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

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

Birthday Parties information: download as pdf 

Creative: Tronvig Group