Family Programs

Family Program
Little New-Yorkers
Friday, June 2nd, 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 December

It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton, illustrated by Marla Frazee
December 5 and 8

This week at Little New-Yorkers we’re reading It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton and discussing the people who help shape us and make us unique. Children will create a thank you card for a special role model in their lives.

Trains Don’t Sleep by Andria Rosenbaum, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
December 12 and 15

This week in conjunction with Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, we are learning all about train engineers! We’re reading Trains Don’t Sleep by Andria Rosenbaum, illustrated by Deirdre Gill, and children make an engineer hat to wear home.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
December 19 and 22

Winter is here! This week at Little New-Yorkers we’re reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Children will create snowy collages inspired by Keats’ illustrations.

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.

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