Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

At the Kids’ Table: Cornelia Van Varick’s Holiday Kitchen

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Sarah Lohman

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Sat, 12/01/2012 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sat, December 1st, 2012 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cornelia Van Varick’s Holiday Kitchen

Saturday, December 1st 2-4 pm
Dutch families in New Amsterdam were known for their delicious holiday confections—can you imagine all the good smells that would have come out of their kitchens? You will smell some of them in this program, the first in the At the Kids' Table series led by "historic gastronomist"

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Grandparents Day

Bring your grandchildren and explore the history of our nation through games, arts and crafts, and gallery hunts for young and old.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:00 to 14:30
Sun, September 9th, 2012 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Family fun on Grandchildren's Day!

Bring your grandkids to the DiMenna Children's History Museum for a fun day of exploration! Join us in the morning for story hour and spend the day.

 

Sunday Story Hour 11: 30 am

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August Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Harlem Summer

For ages 9-12

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Wed, August 29th, 2012 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Come ask Walter Dean Myers questions and hear him read from his book Harlem Summer. Then participate in book discussion and see fascinating artifacts from the N-HYS collection that help bring the book to life.

About Reading Into History: A book club for young historians

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July Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

For ages 9-12

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Wed, July 18th, 2012 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Looking for good summer reading? Want to meet your favorite authors and hear about their creative process? Want to learn more about the time period in which the story is set? Reading into History is a book club for young historians.

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June Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine

For ages 9-12

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Wed, June 20th, 2012 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Looking for good summer reading? Want to meet your favorite authors and hear about their creative process? Want to learn more about the time period in which the story is set? Reading into History is a book club for young historians.

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Cross-Stitch Circle

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Every Thursday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 6 and up. Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:30 to 17:30
Thu, April 5th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 12th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 19th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 26th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 10th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 17th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 24th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 31st, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 7th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 14th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 21st, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 12th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 19th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 26th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 2nd, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 9th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 23rd, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 6th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 13th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 27th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 4th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 11th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 18th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 25th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 1st, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 8th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 29th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 6th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 13th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 20th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 10th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 17th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 31st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 7th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 14th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 21st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 7th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 14th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 4th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 11th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 18th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 25th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 2nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 9th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 16th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 23rd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 30th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 6th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 13th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 20th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 27th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 11th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 18th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 25th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 1st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 8th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 15th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 29th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 5th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 12th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 19th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 26th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 10th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 17th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 7th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 21st, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 5th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 12th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 19th, 2013 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 9th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 16th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 30th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 6th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 13th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 20th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 27th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 6th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 13th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 20th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 27th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 10th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 17th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 24th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 1st, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 8th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 15th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 29th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 5th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 12th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 19th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 26th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 3rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 10th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 17th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 24th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 31st, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 7th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 14th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 21st, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 28th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 4th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 11th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 18th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 9th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 16th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 30th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 6th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 20th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 4th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 11th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 18th, 2014 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, January 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, February 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, March 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 9th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 16th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, April 30th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 14th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 21st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, May 28th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 4th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 11th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 18th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, June 25th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 2nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 9th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 16th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, July 30th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 6th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 13th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 20th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, August 27th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, September 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, October 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, November 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thu, December 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Every Thursday. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 6 and up.

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross-stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs – make a handcrafted gift for someone!

Younger kids may also enjoy coming along and contributing to our community weaving using recycled fabrics and ribbons.

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Shake Your Roots! with Alastair Moock

Sun, 04/29/2012 - 13:00
Sun, April 29th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Singin’ and dancin’ — that’s what it’s all about! Alastair leads kids in sing-and-move-alongs of original and classic American tunes, including songs by Woody Guthrie, Mississippi John Hurt, and Leadbelly. Students will be up on their feet, moving their bodies, finding their voices and engaging with the vibrant history of American folk and blues music. Alastair’s performances are appropriate for kids of all ages.

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PBS Kids Club

Free with museum admission!

Sat, 03/10/2012 - 11:00 to 13:00
Sat, March 10th, 2012 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Explore the DiMenna Children's History Museum with PBS Character Arthur! Uncover objects and learn about New York's oldest museum and the newest museum!

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Little New-Yorkers

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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.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 15:30 to 16:15
Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, March 6th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, March 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, March 13th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, March 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, March 20th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, March 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, March 27th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, March 31st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, April 7th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, April 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, April 14th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, April 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, April 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, April 28th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, May 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, May 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, May 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, May 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, May 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, May 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, May 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, May 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, June 5th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, June 9th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, June 12th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, June 16th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, June 19th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, June 23rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, June 26th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, June 30th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, July 7th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, July 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, July 14th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, July 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, July 21st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, July 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, July 28th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, July 31st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, August 4th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, August 7th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, August 11th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, August 14th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, August 18th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, August 21st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, August 25th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, August 28th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, September 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, September 4th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, September 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, September 11th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, September 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, September 18th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, September 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, September 25th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, September 29th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, October 6th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, October 9th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, October 13th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, October 16th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, October 20th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, October 27th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, October 30th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, November 6th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, November 10th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, November 13th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, November 17th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, November 20th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, November 24th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, November 27th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, December 1st, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, December 4th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, December 8th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, December 11th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, December 15th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, December 18th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Fri, December 25th, 2015 | 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

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 July

July 7 and 10

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

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Artistic Detectives

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 5 - 9

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 11:00 to Sat, 07/07/2012 - 12:30
Sat, May 5th, 2012 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Every first Saturday!

Look, imagine, draw and create! Families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Participants will be inspired by different paintings in the galleries and will then create their own personal masterpieces. Space is limited to the first thirty participants. Recommended for ages 5 - 9.

 

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