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Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, January 18, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Rise and Ride the Holiday Express

Friday, January 19, 7:30 am–9:00 am
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Get a free train fix every Friday morning through February, we’re opening the doors early at 7:30 am. Explore the Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection before the museum opens, read fun train tales, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, available for purchase from the museums’ Espresso & Coffee Bar.

Fridays though February 23

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, January 19, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, January 19, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, January 20, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Transportation NYC

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscaper Museum (39 Battery Place)
$5/child

Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today like trains, ferries, and bikes. Through a group reading of Christopher Niemann’s picture book Subway, learn about one form of city transit.
Afterwards, the young planners will then design their favorite way to get around the city. All Ages

Engage with an educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Surrounded by images, film, and models of past, present, and future skyscrapers, children and their guardians are exposed to the changing exhibitions in the gallery.


Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week features a different art making project.


Whitney Family Tours

Saturday, January 20, 10:45 am–11:15 am
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

Explore and learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities in interactive family tours of kid-friendly works on view in current exhibitions. Ticket given out first come, first served at the desk outside the Hearst Artspace on Floor Three. Also stop by the Open Studio (10:30 am–3 pm) for art making inspired by works on view.

Also at 11:45 am & 12:45 pm.

Muppet Music Moments

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($15/adults, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See a collection of classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.


Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under)

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life.

Also at 2 pm.

Super Sabado: Three Kings Day

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
El Museo Del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue)

Enjoy a free family celebration of Three Kings Day featuring live musical performances, art-making workshops, storytelling, and more.


MOCACREATE: Mix! Paste! Sculpt! Repeat!

Saturday, January 20–Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America (215 Centre Street)
Free with museum admission ($10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under)

Using paper, glue, and flour, construct a paper mache animal that stands for freedom, equality, unity, or friendship inspired by the created “freedom birds” made by detained Golden Venture passengers.


Make It: Lightsabers

Saturday, January 20, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadow-Corona Park)
$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission ($15, $12/ages 2 – 17, students & seniors)

Explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers. Also explore the rest of the interavtive museum including the charming Gingerbread Lane and immersive Connected Worlds.

1:30–3 pm & 3:30–5 pm Saturday & Sunday through Jan 21

Dissecting Clothing with Emily Spivack

Saturday, January 20, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)
Free with museum admission ($25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under)

Join artist Emily Spivack for a clothing dissection workshop. Physically disassemble archetypal garments into their component parts, or “innards,” to better understand what they’re made of and how they were constructed. This workshop is designed for adult participants but children are welcome if accompanied by an adult collaborator. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up begins half an hour prior to each workshop. Part of the The People’s Studio.


MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Sunday, January 21, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, January 21, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week features a different art making project.


Muppet Music Moments

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($15/adults, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See a collection of classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Sunday, January 21, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.


Guggenheim Open Studios For Families

Sunday, January 21, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 12)

Explore exhibition highlights through creative interactive projects in the galleries then head to the Studio Art Lab in the basement to make art inspired by themes and materials seen in the museum. Led by great teachers and friendly teen volunteers, fun for all age (including grown ups).


Rubin Family Sundays: Flourishing Futures

Sunday, January 21, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a 2 pm family exhibition tour, and go a thematic gallery search. Tuck your worries away in an envelope and seal it with a blossoming, folded lotus to symbolize a fresh start—made by you. Grow into your future self by making an artful reminder to overcome your fears and journey toward a better tomorrow.


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