Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-6.
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 JULY
Pocket Full of Colors by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville and illustrated by Brigette Barrager
Tuesday, July 23, and Friday, July 26, 3:30 pm
Mary Blair was a Disney artist who used unique and daring colors to tell stories and create magic! Pocket Full of Color will help us understand how Mary saw the world in a variety hues and shades. For our craft project, we will create our own colorful fairy-tale illustrations.
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring and illustrated by Robert Neubecker.
Tuesday, July 30, and Friday, August 2, 3:30 pm
Keith Haring was one of New York City’s most famous artists ever. And wherever he was, he always had a pencil and paper in hand to just keep drawing. As we read Keith Haring, we’ll learn how Keith developed his craft. Afterwards, we’ll create puppets similar to the figures in his artwork.
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN AUGUST
The Museum by Susan Verde and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Tuesday, August 6, and Friday August 9, 3:30 pm
Welcome to Art Appreciation August! All month long, we tell tales about famous works of art on display in New York City museums. This week, explore the colors, shapes, and linework of Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, on view at the Museum of Modern Art. Read The Museum, about an enthusiastic girl’s journey through an art museum, then create your own version of The Starry Night.
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra
Tuesday, August 13 and Friday August 16, 3:30 pm
Discover Frida Kahlo's colorful, plant- and animal-filled painting, Fulang-Chang and I, on view at the Museum of Modern Art. Read Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos and then create flower crowns to wear.
Uncle Andy’s Cats by James Warhola
Tuesday, August 20, and Friday, August 23, 3:30 pm
Learn all about Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, on view at the Museum of Modern Art. Read Uncle Andy’s Cats, about his art and the many cats he owned, and then create a portrait of a can of Bubble Gum Soup!
The Cat and the Bird by Geraldine Elschner and illustrated by Peggy Nille
Tuesday, August 27, and Friday, August 30, 3:30 pm
Dive into Paul Klee's work and read a story about a touching friendship in The Cat and the Bird. Then, use Klee’s painting Red Balloon—on view at the Guggenheim Museum—to inspire your own geometric collages!
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN SEPTEMBER
The Crayon Man, written by Natascha Biebow and illustrated by Steven Salerno
Tuesday, September 3 and Friday, September 6, 3:30 pm
Do you love coloring and creating art? Then, you should thank Edwin Binney, the man who created Crayola Crayons. Read the story of Edwin’s life, including how he created this school-supply staple. Afterwards, craft your own scratch-art creations in a beautiful assortment of colors!
Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear, written by James Sage
and illustrated by Lisk Feng
Tuesday, September 10 and Friday, September 13, 3:30 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to Little New-Yorkers and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day as we read Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, a Cartoonist, a Toymaker and a Bear. Learn more about President Theodore Roosevelt and why the teddy bear was named after him. After the story, create and decorate your own teddy bears!
Paul Revere’s Ride, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
and illustrated by Ted Rand
Tuesday, September 17 and Friday, September 20, 3:30 pm
Hear all about the heroic Revolutionary War ride of Paul Revere and join his adventure on horseback! After story time, craft you own horses on a stick and take a gallop around the children's library.
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura BelpréI, written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar
Tuesday, September 24 and September, September 27, 3:30 pm
Dive into the world of the wonderful storyteller, puppeteer, and New York librarian, Pura Belpré! Read about how Pura became the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City and the first person to incorporate bilingual programs and activities in libraries. Since Pura shared and planted stories with so many people, celebrate her by crafting flowers to share with someone you love.
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's.