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 June
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell and illustrated by Henry Cole
Tuesday, June 4 and Friday, June 7, 3:30 pm
At Little New-Yorkers this week we are celebrating Pride Month! As we read And Tango Makes Three, we will explore different types of families, including families with two dads. The book tells the sweet story about the love of two penguins, Roy and Silo, who lived in the Central Park Zoo. Afterward we will make a baby penguin, just like Roy and Silo’s baby Tango!
Sewing The Rainbow by Gayle E. Pitman and illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
Tuesday, June 11 and Friday June 14, 3:30 pm
Has anyone ever been curious about how the Rainbow Flag was created? This week at Little New-Yorkers, we’re celebrating Pride Month and reading Sewing The Rainbow to discover the answer to that question! Following the story, children will craft their own special rainbow flags!
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Tuesday, June 18 and Friday, June 21, 3:30 pm
As New York City’s annual Mermaid Parade approaches, we will be celebrating Pride Month during Little New-Yorkers. We will read Julian Is A Mermaid and welcome Julian to be completely and openly himself! After reading about Julian at the Mermaid Parade, we will create our own festive mermaid hats!
This Day In June by Gayle E. Pitman and illustrated by Kristyna Litten
Tuesday, June 25 and Friday, June 28, 3:30 pm
At Little New-Yorkers this week we are celebrating Pride Month! Because the NYC Pride Parade is approaching, we will read This Day In June and explore the colorful, joyful and artistic expression of the parade. After reading, children will create Pride crowns and have their own parade!
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN JULY
Polka Dot Parade by Deborah Blumenthal and illustrated by Masha D’Yans
Tuesday, July 2, and Friday July 5, 3:30 pm
Do you like taking photos of all the lovely people and scenes around you? Then, join us for a reading of Polka Dot Parade, a captivating book about Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York City street photographer who liked to ride his bike around the city and capture beauty and creativity everywhere. Afterwards, craft your own cameras and “take” photos of your own.
Through Georgia’s Eyes by Rachel Rodriguez and illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Tuesday, July 9, and Friday July 12, 3:30 pm
Meet artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who was known for her bright, beautiful flowers and landscapes of New York and New Mexico. In the book Through Georgia’s Eyes, we’ll learn about Georgia’s childhood and what influenced her calling as an artist. Afterwards, we’ll create paper pop-up flowers that are as bright and colorful as Georgia’s own work.
Radiant Child, written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Tuesday, July 16, and Friday, July 19, 3:30 pm
Do you like to draw outside the lines? Then you’ll love to hear more about Jean-Michel Basquiat, who painted and created wild collages. As we read Radiant Child, we’ll learn more about the young Jean-Michel and his art, which wasn’t neat or clean, but was always beautiful. Afterwards, we’ll create our own collages.
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.
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's.