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 February
This is New York by M. Sasek
Tuesday, January 29, and Friday February 1, 3:30 pm
We hear the song “New York, New York” sung at baseball games, in Times Square, and at many other locations in Manhattan. But did you know this song was made the official anthem of New York in February 1985? This week at Little New-Yorkers, we will explore what makes New York New York. After reading This is New York, we will craft our own special skylines to crown our heads.
Mice Skates by Annie Silvestro and Illustrated by Teagan White
Tuesday, February 5 and Friday February 8, 3:30 pm
When it’s really cold, one of the most enjoyable activities you can do outside is ice skate—and apparently, mice feel the very same way, too! This week at Little New-Yorkers, we will learn about a determined little mouse named Lucy in the book Mice Skates. Afterward, we will create and decorate a pair of ice skates we would love to wear.
The Case for Loving by Selina Alko Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
Tuesday, February 12, and Friday, February 15, 3:30 pm
It’s hard to imagination a time period when people were not allowed to love who they wanted. To celebrate Black History Month and Valentine's Day in Little New-Yorkers, we will read The Case for Loving and explore the importance of love, kindness, and acceptance. Afterwards, we will create a craft that expresses love to our family and friends.
The Museum by Susan Verde, art by Peter H. Reynolds
Tuesday, February 19, and Friday, February 22, 3:30 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in February almost 150 years ago! This week at Little New-Yorkers, we will read The Museum and follow an enthusiastic girl’s journey through an art museum. Afterwards, we will create our own version of a Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.
Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner and Illustrated by John Parra
Tuesday, February 26, and Friday, March 1, 3:30 pm
To celebrate Black History Month at Little New-Yorkers, we will read the story of Marvelous Cornelius—a kind and dedicated man. He was not famous nor in a position of power, but he showed many acts of kindness for the people and city around him. Because Cornelius helped clean up his city—New Orleans—we will create a musical art craft using some recycled materials.
Little New-Yorkers in March
Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Simona Ciraolo
Tuesday, March 5, and Friday March 8, 3:30 pm
This March, Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we will explore the life of the first woman filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blache. As a child she was imaginative and loved listening to and telling stories. After reading Lights! Camera! Alice! we will craft our own vintage film cameras!
Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey and illustrated by Hadley Hooper
Tuesday, March 12, and Friday March 15, 3:30 pm
This March, Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we will learn about Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and how her adventurous spirit led to an organization we all know and love, Girl Scouts. After reading Here Come the Girl Scouts, we will create our own patches that showcase our skills, strengths, and interests!
Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
Tuesday, March 19, and Friday, March 22, 3:30 pm
This March, Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we’ll learn about the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. No one was sure if the country was ready for a girl’s league, but these courageous women proved them wrong! After reading Players in Pigtails, we will create our own baseball and bat to play a game of Cup-and-Ball.
Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Tuesday, March 26, and Friday, March 29, 3:30 pm
This March, Little New-Yorkers is celebrating Women’s History Month! This week we will learn about Katherine Johnson, an African American female mathematician who worked for NASA. She was part of Project Mercury that was designed to send the first American astronauts into space! After reading Counting on Katherine we will create our own spacecraft to fly around.
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's.