Every Tuesday and Friday
Free with Museum Admission
Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, play time with historic toys, and a related craft project.
Mary Wears What She Wants, written and illustrated by Keith Negley
Tuesday, March 3 and Friday, March 6, 3:30 pm
Celebrate Women's History Month all month long with stories about bold and brave women. Not too long ago, women could only wear dresses! Learn about Mary Edwards, a doctor in New York, who didn’t care for dresses at all. Born in 1832, young Mary didn’t understand why she couldn’t wear clothes that made her comfortable. Afterwards, create new clothes for Mary to wear besides a dress.
Two Friends, written by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
Tuesday, March 10, and Friday, March 13, 3:30 pm
Join us and talk about amazing friendships! Read about good friends and legendary activists Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, who both fought for freedom. Afterwards, create friendship bracelets to share with someone we love.
Lumber Jills, written by Alexandra Davis and illustrated by Katie Hickey
Tuesday, March 17, and Friday, March 20, 3:30 pm
During World War II, there weren’t enough men to cut down trees for all the wood that was needed. The Lumber Jills came to the rescue! Many women courageously jumped into unfamiliar roles. Read about these amazing women and create your own ship from some of the wood they cut down.
Born to Ride, written by Larissa Theule and illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Tuesday, March 24, and Friday, March 27, 3:30 pm
Whether riding a scooter or bike, there is joy and freedom in having your own set of wheels! But imagine if you were a girl living in 1896 and weren't allowed to ride a bike. Read about Louise Belinda, who challenges this idea and shows she can do everything a boy can. After the reading, craft your very own bikes with wheels!
Here Comes the Girl Scouts, written by Shana Corey and illustrated by Hadley Hooper
Tuesday, March 31, and Friday, April 3, 3:30 pm
Imagine life without Girl Scout cookies! Learn all about Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and how her adventurous spirit led her to create the organization we all know and love, the Girl Scouts. After the reading, create your own patches that relate to our skills, strengths, and interests.
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's