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Tuesday, May 28
The enchanting Children’s Museum of Manhattan has interactive, educational exhibits, from soft, enclosed areas for babies and crawlers, a whole floor for Dora & Diego lovers, and multicultural explorations for older kids. Admission includes tons of programming and performances.
Tuesday, June 18
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the animals and ask lots of questions.
Join Parenting Center staff on the Nursery School Playground for an hour of summer fun, with water activities, spray bottles and much more. Register online to guarantee admission, since spots are limited. You may also pay by credit card at the door, but we admit on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This twice 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 – and it’s never been crowded.
Wednesday, June 19
Join Rebecca Schoffer and 92Y Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.
Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing. Appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.
Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old, held in a gorgeous brick studio with pretty flower murals. Even at the age of 2, my kids loved trying handstands against the wall.
Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. All ages and skill levels are welcome.Classes taught by Margaret Yuen from Red Silk Dancers.
Thursday, June 20
Stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf lawn. Unshaded so wear sunscreen.
Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.
Friday, June 21
Poet Scott Raven and artist Josefina Hernandez join forces to tell multi-level, interactive “Storied Stories” with words and pictures. Together they look through windows, open doors, and climb the rooftops of our imaginations to bring heARTfelt tales of family fun and adventure. With wit, humor and wonder, these carefully woven tales will bring the Museum’s exhibits to life.
Saturday, June 22
Do you want to build a snowman? Celebrate the start of Olaf's ideal season with storytime and crafts in the Children's Corner of a legendary bookstore. Saturday-Sunday 11 am & 2 pm.
Join free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children’s instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.
All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.
Employees from NYC's largest and oldest children's bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.
Storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north around the charming Ugly Duckling/Hans Christian Andersen statue. A beloved summer tradition since 1956.
Sunday, June 23
Join the Williamsburg Library in a fabulous playground and listen to new stories and classic tales read aloud. All ages welcome.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 27
Interactive songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and arts & crafts accompany a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. Everyone from native speakers to those seeking their first exposure to a new language are invited.
Saturday, June 29
Meet your favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities in the Children's Corner of a famous bookstore. Saturday-Sunday 11 am & 2 pm.
Tuesday, July 9
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.
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.
Friday, July 12
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.