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Monday, June 17

Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

June 17 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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Monday through Friday, 10:45AM to 12PM
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children's Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.

30/family
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Wednesday, June 19

Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street+ Google Map

Take an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces and places that might remind you of those in the books, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures that resemble those in the story. Participate in activities, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective and maybe even do a little magic. (Appropriate interactive wizarding gear is encouraged.) Advance reservations required.

$48/adults, $37/ages 11 & under
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Thursday, June 20

Flatiron Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Flatiron Plaza
West 23rd Street & Broadway Gramercy/Flatiron+ Google Map

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with MoMath and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Cast shadows to mark the time on a giant sundial, help create a large-scale human timepiece, and leave a personal mark on a jumbo sundial banner that will be displayed in the n Museum of Mathematics through the end of June.

FREE
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Topsy Turvy Thursdays

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street Harlem/Upper Manhattan

Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.

Free with admission
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Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

June 20 @ 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 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

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.

Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
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Native Sounds Downtown! featuring Inkarayku

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Inti Raymi with a Native Sounds Downtown concert featuring Inkarayku.  The band’s diverse line-up brings a musical and artistic experience resulting in Andean folk music that transcends cultural boundaries and seamlessly shares the stage with other folk traditions of the Americas.

FREE
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Scandinavia House Family Midsummer Celebration

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue at East 38th Street Midtown+ Google Map

Celebrate the longest day of the year Scandinavian-style. Fashion flower wreathes, learn traditional midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole. All ages welcome. Online advance registration for the craft activities required.

FREE
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Friday, June 21

MetFridays-Pride

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street+ Google Map

Celebrate Pride with a communal choral experience, vogueing workshops, sassy sash and rainbow fan making and more.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, June 22

Garden Day at The Met Cloisters

June 22 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive Harlem/Upper Manhattan

Celebrate midsummer magic in the lovely Cloisters gardens and explore medieval traditions for this celebration. Make whimsical wreaths and learn about the meanings behind familiar and unfamiliar herbs associated with the summer solstice.

FREE
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Whitney Biennial Family Opening

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Celebrate the 2019 Whitney Biennial, featuring the  pulse of the contemporary artistic moment through painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. Enjoy an art-making workshop with Biennial artist Laura Ortman, gallery activities, and much more.

Free with museum admission
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Whitney Open Studios

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week friendly art educators lead a  different art making project.

Free with museum admission
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Socrates Sculpture Park Saturday Workshops

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 14, 2019

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard Queens+ Google Map

Explore various artistic subjects and mediums with a different artist each week in a pretty sculpture garden with a view. These free, drop-in workshops in Sticks, the Park’s outdoor education area, are tailored for kids and their families but all ages are welcome to participate.

FREE
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Solstice Saturday at Cooper Hewitt

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street Upper East Side

Celebrate Solstice Saturday with drop-in design activities in the lovelyArthur Ross Terrace and Garden. These beginner activities are appropriate for ages 5 and over; no previous design experience is required. Held rain or shine.

FREE
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The Muppet Movie 40th Anniversary Celebration

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street Queens+ Google Map

It's been 40 years since Kermit first sang “Rainbow Connection” in this road picture filled with cameo appearances, running gags, and Academy Award–nominated music by Paul Williams. MoMI is celebrating with two anniversary screenings, each with special guests and prizes for lucky audience members. Saturday's special guests are Ed Christie (puppet designer/builder) and Calista Hendrickson (Muppet costume designer).

$15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under
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Solstice Saturday: New Inca Son

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The richness of Andean folklore comes alive with New Inca Son. Acclaimed in the U.S. and abroad for over 20 years, it's an award-winning band with a mission: to preserve its indigenous heritage and to instill, particularly in children and young people, an understanding and appreciation of it.

FREE
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Sunday, June 23

Guggenheim Open Studios For Families

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street

Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at a drop-in studio art-making program. Led by great teachers and friendly teen volunteers, fun for all ages (including grown ups). Stick around for more art-making in drop-in Open Studios.

Free with museum admission
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Rubin Family Sundays: Celebratory Cups

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17 Street

Make a refreshing project inspired by the intricate drinking cups from 8th-century Tibet on view in the exhibition Faith and Empire. Explore how to repurpose household objects into drinking goblets filled with meaning, joy, and success. Also join engaging family tours and interact with digital art in exhibition The Power of Intention.

FREE
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The Muppet Movie 40th Anniversary Celebration

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum of Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street+ Google Map

It's been 40 years since Kermit first sang “Rainbow Connection” in this road picture filled with cameo appearances, running gags, and Academy Award–nominated music by Paul Williams. MoMI is celebrating with two anniversary screenings, each with special guests and prizes for lucky audience members. Sunday's special guest is actor Austin Pendleton (Max).

$15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under
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Morgan Library Summer Family Fair

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street Midtown

Celebrate art and literature at the Morgan’s Summer Family Fair. Visit Mr. Morgan’s library, interact with the poetry wall to draw inspiration from the Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy exhibition, and visit three different craft stations related to current exhibitions, including Drawing the Curtain Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet, and permanent collection.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, July 5

First Friday at Bartow-Pell

July 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road Bronx

Enjoy a free concert from local musicians, explore a 19th century mansion and frolic in the large, lovely garden. Light refreshments available or bring a picnic. Hop on a free old-fashioned trolley that makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to scenic City Island.

FREE
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Saturday, July 6

MOCACREATE: Musical Moods

July 6 @ 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 indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Museum Of Chinese In America
215 Centre Street Lower Manhattan

Find out how music affects moods. Experiment with light, texture, and color to build a unique 3-D listening space together inspired by the music label Mood Hut, featured in The Moon Represents My Heart special exhibition.

Free with museum admission
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Tuesday, July 9

Summer Stories with Bobby Gonzalez

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Taíno storyteller and Bronx native Bobby Gonzalez regales audiences with traditional stories from the Indigenous people of the Caribbean. His family-friendly program, “Tales of the Taíno, the Native Peoples of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba,” includes his signature characters, such as Matu the Manatee and more. at 11 am & 1 pm.

FREE
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Guggenheim Stroller Tour

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Second or third Tuesday of most months
Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street

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.

$25
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Mad. Sq. Kids. Family Art Tours

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 10, 2019

Madison Square Park
Madison Avenue & 24th Street Gramercy/Flatiron+ Google Map

Enjoy an interactive tour and activity centered around Leonardo Drew’s City in the Grass led by a Mad. Sq. Park staff member.

FREE
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Thursday, July 11

Start with Art and Music

July 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Look, move, and sing while exploring art and music together in the galleries around the theme Pride. Part of a monthly series and absolutely magical.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, July 12

Stroller Tour Through History

July 12 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:15 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every 3 months that begins at 10:15 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

New York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America’s past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before the museum opens for the day. Includes singing, movement, texture exploration, and art-making in the galleries. Second Friday & Third Sunday of the month.

$25/family
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Saturday, July 13

Family Tour at The Met Breuer

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street Upper East Side

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life the Met's striking modern art outpost. For families with children ages 3–11. Space is limited to 25; first come, first served. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee.

Free with museum admission
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Fiesta en México with Bilingual Birdies Band

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street Harlem/Upper Manhattan

Join a multi-cultural, musical program by Bilingual Birdies Trio, three Latin musicians who are pioneers in the family music scene. IA group of friends goes to a tropical dance party in Oaxaca, Mexico as young audiences learn new Spanish words and heart-warming life lessons. The sounds of huapango, ranchera, cumbia, and samba celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Latin America. Program followed by original and engaging art-making activities for the entire family.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, July 14

Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour

July 14 @ 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 8, 2019

Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street

The second Sunday of every month, head to the Guggenheim for family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Stick around for more art-making in drop-in Open Studios.

$25/family (includes museum admission)
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Guggenheim Second Sunday Family Tour

July 14 @ 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 8, 2019

Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street

The second Sunday of every month, head to the Guggenheim for family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Stick around for more art-making in drop-in Open Studios.

$25/family (includes museum admission)
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Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-in Museum Experience

July 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street Midtown

Enjoy a drop-in experience in Mr. Morgan’s luxurious 1906 library. Discover art activities, handle touch objects, and get your questions answered by a Morgan educator. Learn more about the myths and stories on the famous ceilings, roll a sample cylinder seal, and get up close and personal with medieval bookmaking materials. Part of a monthly series.

Free with museum admission
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