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Wednesday, October 27

Jazz+Wednesdays

American Folk Art Museum
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 24, 2021

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook outside the American Folk Art Museum (which has a fun, free exhibit on American Weathervanes inside).

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, October 28

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
10:30 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 18 months–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served. See our guide to the Met.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
Free with museum admission
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Start with Art at the Met

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

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. The first Thursday of the month features music in the galleries. See our guide to the Met.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
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Art Alive for Families

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Join a drop-in gallery visit and art-making experiences for kids and their families. Each session, a practicing artist or artist educator focuses on a work on view in MAD’s current exhibitions, leading hands-on activities and engaging discussions geared towards an intergenerational audience. Discussions and activities are ongoing, join at any time. See our guide to…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$18/adults, Free/ages 18 & under
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Friday, October 29

A Happy Henson Halloween

Museum of the Moving Image
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm

See a selection of classic monsters, music, and Muppets, including episodes of The Muppet Show featuring Vincent Price and Alice Cooper and other haunting classic clips from Jim Henson’s work in a gorgeous theater at the Museum of the Moving Image.. Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin will introduce the screening and bring along…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under
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Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

New-York Historical Society
3:30 pm–4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

This weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots. Join via zoom on Tuesdays.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
Free with museum admission ($22, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under)
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Saturday, October 30

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Brooklyn-based artist Mincho Vega is BCM’s guest curator for a celebration of Central American cultures and experiences through art, dance and music. Also explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Learn about world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits. Book…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$13, free/babies under 1
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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 October 31, 2021

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Takes place outside on a grassy hill, so wear walking shoes. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about five. If you arrive and capacity is full, program staff will provide…

Suggested Ages: All
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6+
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Whitney Outdoor Open Studios & Family Halloween Hunt

Whitney Museum of American Art
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Join Whitney educators for family artmaking on the outdoor terrace, explore the galleries, and complete a mysterious scavenger hunt through Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror for a chance to win exciting prizes. Costumes encouraged. See our complete guide to the Whitney Museum.

Suggested Ages: All
Free with museum admission
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The Book of Life

Museum of the Moving Image
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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One event on November 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm

See a 2014 lively animated musical comedy weaving the Day of the Dead holiday and the theme of love transcending death. Bullfighter Manolo (Luna), who would rather wield a guitar than a sword, yearns for his childhood crush Maria (Saldana), but must face off with the swaggering military hero Joaquin (Tatum) for her affection. What…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15/ages 18+, $11/students & seniors, $9 ages 3-17
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Spooktacular Night Walks

The Bronx Zoo
5:00 pm–6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

In this kid-friendly evening program, meet some creepy, crawly animal visitors, listen to a spooky Zoo tale, and take a walk to search for what lurks in the shadows of the Zoo after dark. Costumes encouraged. Includes a long walk outside in dim light. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Suggested Ages: All
$45
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Sunday, October 31

Halloween at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween at BCM. Trick-or-treat in the exhibits, explore a not-too-spooky maze and meet some creepy animal friends. Costumes encouraged. Also explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Learn about world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits. Sessions at  10am–12pm,…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$13, free/babies under 1
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Monday, November 1

Day of the Dead Celebration

Museum of the Moving Image
4:00 pm–6:30 pm

Celebrate Day of the Dead with a performance by Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Academy, a group of talented teen and kid musicians, followed by a presentation of Aztec Mexica dance, poetry, and music from indigenous dance troupe Yayauhki Tezcatlipoka depicting the roots of this holiday. Explore a public altar in the Museum's courtyard, followed by a…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, November 4

Start with Art and Music

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2021

Look, move, and sing while exploring art and music together in the galleries around the theme Música y Movimiento in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Part of a monthly series and absolutely magical. See our guide to the Met

Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
Free with museum admission
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Saturday, November 6

Guggenheim Saturday on the House

Guggenheim
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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One event on November 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on December 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

Enjoy free admission all day to the Guggenheim on select Saturdays. See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum and the exciting Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle in the iconic rotunda. Capacity is limited and timed tickets must be reserved in advance. Sign up to receive…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hands on History: Collaboration, Community, Civics!

King Manor Museum
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Celebrate the community, contribute creativity, and learn about the amazing successes of a 19th century community movement in Jamaica, Queens that paved the way for Black suffrage and civil rights in New York State. Add to a large collaborative piece of artwork that will be displayed at King Manor for the rest of 2021. Explore…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Art Trek

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
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One event on November 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Travel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure. Discover favorite works of art as you look and learn together. This month's theme is Música y Movimiento, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Recommended for families with children ages 7 to 11 years. See our complete guide to visiting the Met.

Suggested Ages: 7 to 11
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
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Sunday, November 7

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Guggenheim
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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Second or third Tuesday of most months

Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies (up to 24 months). This interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 2
$25
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Thursday, November 11

MoMath Mini-Camp

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
9:30 am–4:00 pm
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One event on November 11, 2021 at 9:30 am

Join MoMath for online half-day mini-camps with interactive theme-based lessons and creative hands-on projects. Available in person and online.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 13
$90
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Explore This! Activity Packs

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
10:30 am–1:30 pm

Enjoy art and design in MoMA's galleries with writing, drawing, and movement activities families can do together. Activity packs in English and Spanish available in the main lobby while supplies last. Recommended for kids ages 5+

Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
Free with membership($200/year)
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Sunday, November 14

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 December 13, 2021

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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Saturday, November 20

Family Day: Language of Architecture

Center for Architecture
11:00 am–1:00 pm

Do you speak architecture? Learn to “read” buildings for clues about their design and function as they observe and sketch architectural elements through an interactive slide show and neighborhood walk (weather permitting). Families will then design their own scale model of a building to take home. Designed for children ages 5 – 13 years old,…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
$10
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Sunday, November 21

Little Guggs

Guggenheim
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2021

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2021

One event on November 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries, and then make a work of art in the studio. One of our favorite preschool programs. Register in advance; slots fill up quickly. See our guide to the Guggenheim.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 4
$25/family
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Saturday, December 4

Hands on History: Paper Luminaries

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 December 4, 2021

Learn about the decorative art side of lanterns — including some spooky myths — and make a luminary to take home. Lanterns used to light the way for many 19th century people trying to get home on a foggy night, or brightened homes with beautiful patterns punched into the tin. Hands on History is a…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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