Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-6.
Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, play time with historic toys, and a related craft project.
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN DECEMBER
Terrific Trains, written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Ant Parker
Tuesday, December 3, and Friday, December 6, 3:30 pm
Celebrate trains all month long in honor of New-York Historical's exhibition Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown! Read Terrific Trains and talk about the parts of a train, where they travel, and what conductors do. After the reading, create conductor hats and play with some special train toys.
Two Little Trains, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Tuesday, December 10, and Friday, December 13, 3:30 pm
Discover travel, adventure, and excitement! Read Two Little Trains and learn all the places that a train can travel, like over bridges, through mountains, and across the country. Afterwards, craft your own trains and explore our library.
The Snowy Day, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
Tuesday, December 17, and Friday, December 20, 3:30 pm
What do you like to do when it snows? Read The Snowy Day and find out how our friend Peter likes to spend his time outside. After the reading, create your own snow globes.
LITTLE NEW-YORKERS IN JANUARY
A Green Place to Be, Ashley Benhan Yazdani
Friday, January 3, 3:30 pm
This month, Little New-Yorkers explore special places in New York City to visit! Spanning 840 acres, Central Park is one of the most important parks in the city. But did you know there once was a time that new roads and buildings were growing so fast that people were afraid of having no green space at all? Join us and read A Green Place to Be and learn how this very special green space was saved. After the reading, color and design your own parks with trees, squirrels, bridges, and more!
City Moon, written by Rachael Cole and Blanca Gomez
Tuesday, January 7 and Friday January 10, 3:30 pm
Have you ever played hide and seek with the moon? In New York City, the moon is shy and likes to hide behind buildings! Read City Moon and explore the outdoors with a little boy and his mother as they search for the moon. Afterwards, craft your own hide and seek game with the moon and city skyscrapers.
Imagine, written and illustrated by Raul Colon
Tuesday, January 14, and Friday, January 17, 3:30 pm
Visiting a museum for the first time is exciting! Read the book Imagine and discover a child’s adventure inside the Museum of Modern Art. Some pieces of art even join him outside for a picnic! After exploring the world of art, create your own very special artwork worthy of a frame.
Because, written by Mo Willems and illustrated by Amber Ren
Tuesday, January 21, and Friday, January 24, 3:30 pm
Nothing compares to the magic and music of Lincoln Center! Read Because and discover all the people who are needed to create a symphony. Afterwards, write and draw your own musical score.
Lost in the Library, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Stevie Lewis
Tuesday, January 28, and Friday, January 31, 3:30 pm
Two lions named Patience and Fortitude guard the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. But do you ever wonder what they do when we are sleeping? Read Lost in the Library and uncover what Patience does in the middle of the night: Buy a slice of pizza? Ride the carousel? For our craft project this week, decide what part of New York that Patience should explore next!
Support for the Little New-Yorkers provided by Macy's