Museum Family Programs


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Color Factory

Friday, October 5–Friday, November 30, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Hotel Manisses ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
FREE
Explore and experience color at this truly interactive pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms. Lots of bright...

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Tuesday, October 16, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Guggenheim ~ Upper East Side
$25, includes museum admission
Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies. This interactive exploration of current...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Tuesday, October 16, 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared...

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Tuesday, October 16, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$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,...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
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....

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, October 17, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
$25/family
Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and...

Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum ~ Upper West Side
FREE
The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, October 18, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
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....

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Thursday, October 18, 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared...

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Thursday, October 18, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
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...

Transformer Exhibition Concert with Raven Chacon

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Navajo artist and composer Raven Chacon conducts a performance of his score lahgo adil’l dine doo yeehosinilgii yidaaghi, a Navajo title that...

Gateway Storytime

Friday, October 19, 10:00 am–11:45 am
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under
Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story,...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, October 19, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
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....

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Storytime: All about Jack-O-Lanterns

Friday, October 19, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden ~ Upper East Side
$8 adults, $7/students & seniors, Free/kids under 12
Hear stories about Jack-O-Lanterns and afterwards make your own Jack-O-Lantern ball and cup to take home. Also dress-up in the Children's Corner...

Rubin Museum Free Hours

Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea/Meatpacking
FREE

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, October 19, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$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,...

Museum of Modern Art Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Friday, October 19, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE

Free Music Fridays

Friday, October 19, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
American Folk Art Museum ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Enjoy live music every from local artists in a range of musical styles in a small, intimate setting (plus a donation-based cash...

New-York Historical Society Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Friday, October 19, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
FREE

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