Museum Open

The Museum is open Monday, January 20, 10 am–6 pm, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Family Programs

Family Program
Little New-Yorkers
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-6.  

Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, play time with historic toys, and a related craft project.



Terrific Trains, written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Ant Parker
Tuesday, December 3, and Friday, December 6, 3:30 pm

Celebrate trains all month long in honor of New-York Historical's exhibition Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown! Read Terrific Trains and talk about the parts of a train, where they travel, and what conductors do. After the reading, create conductor hats and play with some special train toys.

Two Little Trains, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Tuesday, December 10, and Friday, December 13, 3:30 pm

Discover travel, adventure, and excitement! Read Two Little Trains and learn all the places that a train can travel, like over bridges, through mountains, and across the country. Afterwards, craft your own trains and explore our library.

The Snowy Day, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Tuesday, December 17, and Friday, December 20, 3:30 pm

What do you like to do when it snows? Read The Snowy Day and find out how our friend Peter likes to spend his time outside. After the reading, create your own snow globes.



A Green Place to Be, Ashley Benhan Yazdani
Friday, January 3, 3:30 pm

This month, Little New-Yorkers explore special places in New York City to visit! Spanning 840 acres, Central Park is one of the most important parks in the city. But did you know there once was a time that new roads and buildings were growing so fast that people were afraid of having no green space at all? Join us and read A Green Place to Be and learn how this very special green space was saved. After the reading, color and design your own parks with trees, squirrels, bridges, and more!

City Moon, written by Rachael Cole and Blanca Gomez
Tuesday, January 7 and Friday January 10, 3:30 pm

Have you ever played hide and seek with the moon? In New York City, the moon is shy and likes to hide behind buildings! Read City Moon and explore the outdoors with a little boy and his mother as they search for the moon. Afterwards, craft your own hide and seek game with the moon and city skyscrapers.

Imagine, written and illustrated by Raul Colon
Tuesday, January 14, and Friday, January 17, 3:30 pm

Visiting a museum for the first time is exciting! Read the book Imagine and discover a child’s adventure inside the Museum of Modern Art. Some pieces of art even join him outside for a picnic! After exploring the world of art, create your own very special artwork worthy of a frame. 

Because, written by Mo Willems and illustrated by Amber Ren
Tuesday, January 21, and Friday, January 24, 3:30 pm

Nothing compares to the magic and music of Lincoln Center! Read Because and discover all the people who are needed to create a symphony. Afterwards, write and draw your own musical score.

Lost in the Library, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Stevie Lewis
Tuesday, January 28, and Friday, January 31, 3:30 pm

Two lions named Patience and Fortitude guard the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. But do you ever wonder what they do when we are sleeping? Read Lost in the Library and uncover what Patience does in the middle of the night: Buy a slice of pizza? Ride the carousel? For our craft project this week, decide what part of New York that Patience should explore next! 


Mae Among The Stars, written by Roda Ahmen and illustrated by Stasia Burrington
Tuesday, February 4, and Friday, February 7, 3:30 pm

Explore the stars with Little New-Yorkers this week!  Read about the first African American woman in space, Mae Jemison, and learn about her adventures in becoming an astronaut. Afterwards, create your own rocket ships to launch.

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by John Parra
Tuesday, February 11, and Friday, February 14, 3:30 pm

Read about Ethel L. Payne, a journalist who had an ear for special stories. And to celebrate Valentine’s Day, become journalists and create a newspaper valentine that tells a story of love for someone special.

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, written by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and illustrated by Oge Mora
Tuesday, February 18, and Friday, February 21, 3:30 pm

Have you heard of the saying "You're never too old to learn?" Mary Walker proved this to be true when she learned how to read at 116 years old!  Read The Oldest Student and learn that heroes aren’t always well-known. Join us after the reading to create a magical pop-up book.

Freedom Soup, written by Tami Charles and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara
Tuesday, February 25, and Friday, February 28, 3:30 pm

When it's cold outside, it's a joy to warm ourselves with a bowl of delicious homemade soup! Read Freedom Soup and learn how Belle makes soup with her granny. Afterwards, create your own homemade soup with crafts and art supplies.

Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's

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