Every Tuesday and Friday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-5.
Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.
Little New-Yorkers in September
September 1 and 4
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca
This week children take a back seat in a New York taxi and experience a day in the life of Maxi. We’ll explore New York sites and even have a “hot dog” together. After the story, children will make their own hot dog craft.
September 8 and 11
The Old Pirate of Central Park by Robert Priest
Arrghh! This week there’s a very silly battle happening in Central Park! After the story, we’ll join the pirate army by making our own pirate ship.
September 15 and 18
El Barrio by Debbi Chocolate
This week a young boy will take us through his barrio, and we’ll celebrate the culture and traditions that make it uniquely his! Then we will make a stained glass window craft to hang at home.
September 22 and 25
Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats
This week we explore just how far our imaginations can take us, with a little help from Louie. Families will make their own galaxy mobile craft to take home!
Abuela by Arthur Dorros
This week we explore the relationships we have with family members by going on a journey with a little girl and her grandmother. After the story we will make our own wooden peg grandparent craft.
October 6 and 9
Rush Hour by Christine Loomis
This week we’re exploring the different ways people travel around the city—from historical modes of transport to modern day wonders. Children will then build and decorate a three-dimensional coach.
Little New-Yorkers in October
October 13 and 16
New York State of Mind by Billy Joel
Come celebrate fall with the two excited little dogs in this tale. We’ll explore the city as the leaves start to fall, and children will make a fall leaf tree sculpture.
October 20 and 23
Cat Nights by Jane Manning
It’s nearly Halloween! Felicity has been waiting 263 years to be able to turn herself into a cat. Kids will join in and make a spooky all-seeing witch hat.
October 27 and 30
Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody by Rick Walton and Nathan Hale
Come celebrate Halloween with this funny Madeline parody book. We’ll meet Frankenstein, the scariest of all the monsters and Miss Devel, among others. Children will then make their own Frankenstein mask.