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Friday, May 27

MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights Released

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. Proof of residency required. See our guide to MoMA.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle 

The Seaport
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Visit a discovery room of maritime-themed art by the late Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children, at The South Street Seaport Museum. Huge immersive murals bring families into Carle's book, A House for Hermit Crab, and the cargo-ship adventures of 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Activities include meeting a live hermit…

Suggested Ages: 2 to 8
$5/kids, free/adults
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New York Hall of Science Free Hours

New York Hall of Science
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 24, 2022

This center for interactive science featuring tons of fun hands-on learning opportunities in a gorgeous, spacious building offers free admission on Friday afternoons. Reserve online on Friday morning. See our guide to New York Hall of Science.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Intrepid Museum Astronomy Night

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until September 30, 2022

Enjoy free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum plus fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family. Join talks from leading scientists and activities from the Museum’s education department. Local astronomers will be on hand with high-powered telescopes to help visitors navigate the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and stargazing.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, May 28

Fleet Week at the Intrepid

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
10:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 29, 2022

Celebrate Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum with a variety of displays, activities and demos including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, USO and even some antique military vehicles. All activities on the pier are free. See our guide to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill
10:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Takes place indoors, but there is some outdoor walking to get to the project. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about nine. If you arrive and capacity is full, program…

Suggested Ages: All
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6-18
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MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 26, 2022

Heyman Family Art Lab is open for spring break! Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose the activities that interest you. To get to The Heyman Family Art Lab, walk across the Sculpture Garden, or down the corridor on the second floor…

Suggested Ages: All
Free with museum admission
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Sunday, May 29

Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

New-York Historical Society
11:30 am–12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Join museum educators in the lovely children's library for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special hello song, silly dances and games, a story book reading, and a craft to do after the story. Themes related to New York history and current exhibits change monthly. See our guide to New-York Historical Society.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
Free with museum admission ($22, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under)
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Rubin Family Sundays: Luminous Layers

Rubin Museum of Art
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 12, 2022

Explore the exhibition, Shrine Room Projects, for an activity filled with illumination. Make translucent sculptures, inspired by Palden Weinreb’s use of light, and how he uses it as a reminder to illustrate that the true power comes from within (a perfect theme for Mother's Day). Pre-registration is required for either the 1 pm or 2…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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Tuesday, May 31

Private Curator-Led Tour of “Faith Ringgold: American People” with CMA

New Museum
4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Enjoy a private curator-led tour of "Faith Ringgold: American People" at New Museum hosted by Children's Museum of the Arts. Explore over fifty years of work by artist, author, educator, and organizer, Faith Ringgold, one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation and creator of magical children’s books. Group size is limited; advance…

Suggested Ages: All
$15, free/CMA members
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Friday, June 3

First Friday at Poster House

Poster House
10:00 am–10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 2, 2022

Get free admission to this unique museum first Friday of every month. See current exhibitions including The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property and join activities, workshops, and performances throughout the day (reserve in advance). Pick up a scavenger hunt and find interesting items…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 2, 2022

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. Proof of residency required. See our guide to MoMA.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, June 4

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program

The Skyscraper Museum
10:30 am–12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 18, 2022

One event on July 9, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on July 16, 2022 at 10:30 am

Engage with a Skyscraper Museum educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Free, but online registration required. Walk-in spots sometimes available.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Hands on History: Floral Fun

King Manor Museum
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 2, 2022

The home-turned-museum of Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first Saturday each month with seasonal themes.

Explore floral scents and the uses of botanicals in the 19th century by making your own scented sachets to take home. A great activity to do with…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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The Met Cloisters Family Tours

The Cloisters
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2022

Share ideas and enjoy hands-on gallery activities that bring medieval works of art to life in a castle-like setting.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 11
$25/adults, free/kids under 12
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Start with Art/Art Trek

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
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One event on June 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life in this magical program. This month's theme is Waves of Water, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Art Trek is recommended for families with children ages 7 to 11 years; Start with Art for ages 3…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 11
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
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First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2022

Enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment for all ages the first Saturday of the month at Brooklyn Museum. Artist Mel Chin celebrates the finale of the Fundred Project—an initiative he founded that, since 2008, has connected hundreds of thousands of kids, communities, and policymakers from across the country to advance actions to…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, June 5

Studio Sunday: Silk Flowers

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Join an intergenerational Flower Craft workshop for learning how to upcycle silk flowers into wearable statement pieces, led by the community-based, nonprofit BloomAgainBklyn and guest floral designers.

See our guide to MAD.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$10, includes museum admission
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Thursday, June 9

Salsa Party at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
6:00 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9, 2022

Celebrate the art of salsa with a monthly series featuring social dancing and performances with Balmir Latin Dance Studio. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn's best Latin dance teams. Free, but online registration required. See…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, June 11

Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop

Brooklyn Museum
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 18, 2022

Enjoy socially distant yoga and meditation in front of Brooklyn Museum, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Open your hips and your heart in a gentle flow class, followed by a guided meditation with plenty of time to rest. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$16
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Sunday, June 12

Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour

Guggenheim
10:30 am–12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until July 10, 2022

On the second Sunday of every month, explore the Guggenheim with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. See our guide to the Guggenheim.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
$25/family (includes museum admission)
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Living History: Juneteenth

New-York Historical Society
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Explore the history and traditions of Juneteenth a holiday that commemorates the end of American slavery. Explore its origins, how it has changed over time, and the many local traditions connected with the holiday. Listen to narratives of formerly enslaved people as they describe how they learned about the end of slavery. Learn how to…

Suggested Ages: All
$22/adults, $13/students, $6/ages 5-13
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Sunday, June 19

Poster Kids: From Photomontage to Collage

Poster House
10:30 am–12:30 pm
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One event on May 15, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on June 19, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join Poster House for a family-friendly, interactive, poster tour and a related art-making experience. Available in-person and virtually. This month, look at posters that use photomontage and paste-up techniques, and then create own collaged story cubes inspired by gallery explorations.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
FREE
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