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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.


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.


We The People: DiMenna Children’s History Museum Family Benefit Party

Saturday, January 20–Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
$154, $75/children, $225/family for members

Celebrate the people from American’s past who shaped the country a party benefiting this wonderful museum’s year-round family, school, and teacher programs. Enjoy hands-on historical activities, meet figures from the past, and eat lots of terrific food. Construct and wear your own Statue of Liberty crown, create a family tree and journey through Ellis Island with historical reenactors. Meet the global inhabitants of New Amsterdam as they chat in multiple languages, pose for sketches, and tell you about their time in the colony. Enjoy delicious food and drink, sing tunes, grab a goody bag, 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.


Picture This! With David Weinstone & The Music for Aardvarks Band

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am–12:30 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
$25

Enjoy a PJ Library collection book reading, create art together, and then experience a first look at the new installation Scenes from the Collection. Discover art related to nature and inventive use of materials in conjunction with the upcoming holiday of Tu B’Shevat (The Birthday of the Trees). Finish up the program with an 11:30 am concert featuring David Weinstone & The Music for Aardvarks Band. A snack is included.


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.


Make It: Lightsabers

Sunday, January 21, 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

Gateway Storytime

Monday, January 22, 10:15 am–12:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
Free with museum admission (suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under)

Ages 2.5 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities. We even made it in the website’s photos. Two sessions at 10:15 & 11:15 am. Note new ticketing procedure – tickets are distributed on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:15 am.


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