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Thursday, November 14
Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at the UES outpost of legendary bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the merits of these versus the equally giant dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, and the whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier). Off-the-menu ice cream sandwich - two three-ounce cookies surrounding vanilla ice cream from Ample Hills - available on occasion, follow…
Enjoy excellent pastries, sandwiches, salads and breakfast dishes plus Melbourne-style coffee) nestled among the limestone arches of what was once a side chapel of a 1929 art-deco church, or pick up provisions for a Central Park picnic.
This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door. Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for adventurous fun and imaginative play.
See all sorts of cool European armor through the lens of Emperor Maximilian I's (1459–1519) remarkable life. With 180 objects from some thirty public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades explore how Maximilian's unparalleled passion for the trappings and ideals of knighthood served his boundless worldly ambitions, imaginative stratagems, and resolute efforts to forge a lasting personal and family legacy. Features…
Explore the timeless question, how much is a piece of art worth, with sixty-two masterpieces of sixteenth-century northern European art and pricing data from sixteenth-century documents, including how many cows a work would cost. What did a tapestry cost in the sixteenth century? Goldsmith work? Stained glass? How did variables like raw materials, work hours, levels of expertise and artistry, geography, and rarity, affect this? Who assigned these values? Fun for kids interested in money and history.
The first-ever artist-curated exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim celebrates the museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems—artists who each have had influential solo shows at the museum—Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980. Seer nearly 300 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations, some never before shown, that engage with the cultural…
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 3–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.
Parents and children are invited to gather around this Belgian bakery's communal table every Thursday from 3-5 pm for coloring, story time and 10% off all children's meals.
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.
Saturday, November 16
In honor of the release of Frozen II, go "Into the Unknown" with an appearance by Elsa herself. Includes special tea party snacks, giveaways and a photo op with Elsa. Kids choose from a wide selection of princess and glamour dresses plus select matching jewelry and accessories, After tea, hear a story, color and have a dance party.
Sunday, November 17
Dog lovers age 9 months - 4 years can get their puppy fix with Frolic dogs Patience and Chichy. Cuddle Patience, feed Chichy treats, brush their soft hair, read a story them, or just lounge around together and play. 5-Visit and 10-Visit passes and sibling discounts available.
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.
Monday, November 18
Preschoolers and kindergarteners learn pre-literacy skills with movement and games. Learn letter identification, rhyming, syllable segmentation, and sound manipulation through whole-body movements that make meaningful connections between sounds and letters. Engage in play-based games, arts and crafts and movement activities like Sound Trivia and Pin the Tail on the Sound with the end goal of learning to blend phonemes to read simple words. Classes are led by reading specialists and speech-language pathologists with master’s degrees in language development and training…
Wednesday, November 20
Aspiring young farmers read stories about the past while enjoying light snacks at this organic bakery.
Thursday, December 5
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.
Sunday, December 8
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. Families with children on the Autism Spectrum (ages 6+) are invited to explore works of art in sensory-friendly experiences in the galleries and create art in the studio in a free…
Enjoy carols, Cantori Choir, Orbital Brass, candlelight, candy canes, hot chocolate and a tree lighting in the park. Held snow, rain or balmy weather.
Drop in at any time to look, imagine, and create with the theme Flamboyant Fashion. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.
Saturday, December 14
Kids and adults work together to track a killer by solving his scavenger hunt in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary; you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult, with a maximum of six per team.