Family Programs

Family Program
Little New-Yorkers
Tuesday, March 14th, 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 March

My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Liwin
Tuesday, March 6, and Friday March 9 , 3:30 pm

This week Little-New Yorkers is celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month! We’ll be reading My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Liwin, and children will create a craft to take home. Don’t forget to check out our exhibition Collecting the Women’s Marches and our Center for Women’s History, featuring the exhibit Hotbed.

Corduroy by Don Treeman
Tuesday, March 13, and Friday, March 16, 3:30 pm

This week Little-New Yorkers is discussing stuffed animals and comfort toys. We’ll be reading Corduroy by Don Treeman, and children will create a Corduroy bear craft of their own.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
Tuesday, March 20, and Friday March 23, 3:30 pm

Spring is almost here! This week we are discussing the changing seasons. We’ll be reading Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na, and children will create a flower wreath to celebrate spring.

The Princess of 8th Street by Linas Alsenas
Tuesday, March 27, and Friday, March 30, 3:30 pm

This week we are talking all about making new friends! We’ll be reading The Princess of 8th Street by Linas Alsenas, and children will make paper crowns to wear home.

Little New-Yorkers in April

Who Likes Rain? By Wong Herbert Yee
Tuesday, April 3, and Friday April 6, 3:30 pm

April showers bring May flowers! This week we're celebrating rainy spring weather by reading Who Likes Rain? by Wong Herbert Yee. Children will create an umbrella craft.

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Tuesday, April 10, and Friday, April 13, 3:30 pm

This week at Little New-Yorkers we’re reading Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. We’ll discuss city animals and the meaning of home, and children will make their own duckling and nest puppets. 

The Earth and I by Frank Asch
Tuesday, April 17, and Friday April 20, 3:30 pm

Happy Earth Day! This week we’re reading The Earth and I by Frank Asch and discussing what we can do to take care of the earth. Children will make a recycled paper bag crown.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstei
Tuesday, April 24, and Friday, April 27, 3:30 pm

Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Arbor Day! We’ll read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and children will make a tree puppet to take home.

Little New-Yorkers in May

Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats and She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by David Catrow
Tuesday, May 1, and Friday May 4, 3:30 pm

This week Little New-Yorkers is celebrating our exhibition Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife! We will read Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats and discuss She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head by Kathryn Lasky, then children will make and decorate a one-of-a-kind hat of their very own.  Be sure to check out the exhibition and join us on Saturday, May 12, for our special annual program Meet the Fledglings with the Wild Bird Fund to see baby birds up close!

How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald, illustrated by Elise Peterson
Tuesday, May 8, and Friday, May 11, 3:30 pm

This week Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Mother’s Day! We will read How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald, and children will make cards to thank caregivers in their life.

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Tuesday, May 15, and Friday May 18, 3:30 pm

This week at Little New-Yorkers we will celebrate our special exhibition, Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes. We will read Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, and children will make a shoe craft to take home.

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding, illustrated by Alexandra Artigas
Tuesday, May 22, and Friday, May 25, 3:30 pm

Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Memorial Day! We will read Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding and discuss what it means to honor those who have served our country. Children will make a patriotic craft to take home.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids, illustrated by Rachael Balsaintis
Tuesday, May 29, and Friday, June 1, 3:30 pm

This week at Little New-Yorkers we are discussing self-expression. We will read Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids. Children will create a paper doll expressing how they feel inside.

 

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

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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