Early Closure

The Museum will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 5.

Little New-Yorkers

Family Program
Little New-Yorkers
Tue, March 3rd, 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 February

February 23 & 26

Art & Max by David Wiesner

This week we’ll meet friends Max and Arthur, who love art. We’ll join them on a whirlwind journey as they explore making art. Children will then make their own colourful standing lizards.

Little New-Yorkers in March

March 1 & 4

Brontorina by James Howe

Join us this week and meet Brontorina! She’s a ballerina, or at least she would be, if not for one very small problem. After the story, children will then make their own pop-up ballet theatre.

March 8 & 11

Blackout by John Rocco

What would happen in our tech-crazy world if the lights suddenly all went out? We’ll follow one family as they learn to do without modern day gadgets (for a few days). Children will then make a tech-inspired paper lantern.

March 15 & 18

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na

This week we’re welcoming the new season with the symbol of spring, the rabbit. Kids will learn about how animals transition from winter to spring, and then make a spring charm bracelet.

March 22 & 25

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

This month we welcome the exhibition The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems. We’ll meet Knuffle Bunny, Daddy, and Trixie, and join them on a Brooklyn adventure. Children will then make their own Knuffle Bunny to take home.  

March 29

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Our favorite troublemaker – The Pigeon – is joining us this week. We find out why it’s a bad idea to let a pigeon drive a bus, and then children can make their own bus, and decide who is allowed to drive it.

Little New-Yorkers in April

 April 1

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Our favorite troublemaker – The Pigeon – is joining us this week. We find out why it’s a bad idea to let a pigeon drive a bus, and then children can make their own bus, and decide who is allowed to drive it.

April 5 & 8

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

This month we continue to explore the exhibition The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems. We’re back with our friend Knuffle Bunny, and this time we’re meeting two new friends at Trixie’s new school. Children will then make their own Knuffle Bunny pop-up scene.

April 12 & 15

Should I Share My Ice Cream? (And Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

This week we’ll meet best friends Gerald and Piggie. When Gerald gets an ice-cream he learns just how hard sharing can be. Children will then make a moving picture of the story.

April 19 & 22

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion by Mo Willems

This week we’re reading the last installment in the Knuffle Bunny trilogy. Trixie is all grown up, so what will become of Knuffle Bunny? Join us to find out in this book about letting go. Children will then make a Knuffle Bunny charm necklace.

April 26 & 29

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems

Join us for our continuing celebration of The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems with this hilarious vintage-film-inspired book. Children will then make their own film strips. 

Creative: Tronvig Group