Little New-Yorkers: The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story Raye Montague

Little New-Yorkers: The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story Raye Montague
Friday, February 11th at 3:30 pm

Free with Museum Admission; ages 3-6

Join us every Friday in person for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and games, a story book reading, and a craft to do after the story. Welcome to Black History Month, Little New-Yorkers! All month long we will be learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of Black people throughout history!

“Always remember, that just because someone says “you can’t,” that doesn’t have to stop you.” These are the words of real life submarine engineer Raye Montague. In Julia Finley Mosca’s The Girl with a Mind for Math, with illustrations by Daniel Rieley, we will hear Raye’s story. As a black woman, Raye faced down racism and sexism at every step on her journey to becoming a pioneer of ship building. Become an engineer yourself by building your own submarine after the story!

Please note that this is not a drop-off program—child participants must be accompanied by an adult. This program will take place in person. Capacity limits, vaccination proof plus matching ID (for those ages 12 and up), and mask requirements apply. Please find all our safety information here.

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Major support for Family Programs is provided by Diana and Joe DiMenna.

Additional generous support is from Daniel & Margaret Loe, Shelley & Tommy Mulitz, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Creative: Tronvig Group