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 April
The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
Tuesday, April 2, and Friday April 5, 3:30 pm
We adore our pets—dogs, cats, and even bunnies! But have you ever imagined having a crocodile as a pet? In honor of National Pet Month, this week we’ll read The House on East 88th Street and learn about the difficulties and joys of having a crocodile live in your home. Afterwards, we’ll craft our own little crocodiles to follow us home!
Maisy Goes to the Museum by Lucy Cousins
Tuesday, April 9, and Friday April 12, 3:30 pm
Happy birthday to the American Museum of Natural History! The beautiful museum next door to New-York Historical opened on April 8, 1869. This week at Little New-Yorkers, we’ll read Maisy Goes to the Museum and talk about our favorite parts of the museum. Afterwards we will craft our own dinosaurs!
Life by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Tuesday, April 16, and Friday, April 19, 3:30 pm
Sometimes we overlook the beauty and brilliance of our shared home called Earth. It supplies us with shelter, food, beauty, and inspiration, and it’s our job to keep our planet healthy and happy. This week at Little New-Yorkers, we’ll celebrate Earth Day by reading Life. Afterwards, we’ll create our own spinning Earth!
Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Tuesday, April 23, and Friday, April 26, 3:30 pm
In honor of National Jazz Appreciation Month, we’ll read Jazz Age Josephine and learn about the life of the amazing Josephine Baker! We’ll try some fun dance movements ourselves, like the Turkey Trot and the Grizzly Bear! For those who may be too shy to dance, we will create our own dancing jazz puppets during craft time. Afterwards, our puppets will dance the Camel Walk or the Jitterbug.
Little New-Yorkers in May
Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed and illustrated by Stasia Burrington
Tuesday, April 30 and Friday May 3, 3:30 pm
At Little New-Yorkers this week we will explore the stars! To celebrate National Space Day, we will read Mae Among the Stars and learn about her adventure in becoming an astronaut. After reading, we will create our own rocket ships to launch into space!
Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Tuesday, May 7 and Friday May 10, 3:30 pm
During the spring, nothing compares to enjoying a beautiful park or garden in New York City! For National Public Garden Day at Little New-Yorkers, we will read Carmela Full of Wishes. It tells a story of a quest to make the perfect wish with a dandelion she discovers. Following the story we will create our own dandelions and perhaps make a wish or two!
Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt by Olivia Fu
Tuesday, May 14 and Friday, May 17, 3:30 pm
What a joy it is to lay beneath the night sky and look up at the stars. At Little New-Yorkers this week we will be celebrating Astronomy Day as we read Elizabeth’s Constellation Quilt. After hearing about the adventures of this little mouse named Elizabeth, we will create our own constellation night light!
One Sunday Morning by Yumi Heo
Tuesday, May 21 and Friday, May 24, 3:30 pm
Sundays are for walks in the park, lazy brunches, and museums! At Little New-Yorkers this week we will read One Sunday Morning to discover what Minho and his father explore on during their day in the park. After the reading, children will create a puppet of one the things Minho sees while in the park! I wonder what it will be!
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Tuesday, May 28 and Friday, May 31, 3:30 pm
As we approach Refugee Awareness Month in June, we want to honor the courage, strength and determination of the men, women and especially children who seek safer places to live. To celebrate these brave people, at Little New-Yorkers we will read The Journey and follow the lives of a mother and her children seeking a peaceful place to live. After the reading we will create birds that fly and migrate similar to the family in the story.
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's.