Little New-Yorkers: Our Favorite New York Picture Books
August 1, 2016

Written by Neysela DaSilva-Reed,   Our Little New-Yorkers have been on quite the adventure since they started dropping in to our program in 2013. They’ve ventured beyond the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library and into the galleries upstairs, where they got up close to amazing objects in our collections, such as the wonderful Beekman…

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Create Your Own Paper Bag Backpack!
June 15, 2016

By Neysela Dasilva-Reed, We often find discarded objects just lying around at home. What could be better than finding ways to recycle these objects into fun activities? Recently in our Little New-Yorkers program, which meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 pm, we read The Earth Book by Todd Parr to get our little ones to…

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How to Make A Superhero Cape!
January 4, 2016

November was Superhero month at Little New-Yorkers in celebration of our exhibition Superheroes in Gotham. Each week we discovered a new superhero, from Iron Man to Wonder Woman. The crafts for this month were all linked to allow us to make our own complete superhero costumes! If you missed any of the weeks, we wanted…

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Little New-Yorkers: From New York to India
September 29, 2014

In our Little New-Yorkers program, we explore living in New York through an array of wonderful children’s books that introduce us to and help us explore the city. We explore anything from travelling on the subway to meeting characters from different cultures that make up this city’s 8 million inhabitants. As we continue to venture…

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Step By Step: Make Your Own Madeline Hat!
July 15, 2014

Here at Little New-Yorkers, July marks Madeline month. So far we’ve been introduced to the wonderful fearsome character and her nemesis Pepito. We have many exciting craft projects based on the illustrations in the book to create, including the wonderful iconic yellow hat complete with black ribbon. Last week we read Madeline and the Bad…

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Little New-Yorkers Explore Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
June 24, 2014

Our recent adventures in our Little New-Yorkers program has seen us experimenting with the format quite a bit. We’ve continued our foray into the galleries and have now got into a regular routine, exploring as much as possible. Feedback from parents suggested that they particularly wanted to explore our new temporary exhibitions. This was a…

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Little New-Yorkers Step by Step: Beekman Coach
April 23, 2014

Recently in our Little New-Yorkers program we have started to venture out of the children’s library into the museum. On the fourth floor in the Luce Center lies quite a majestic piece, the Beekman Family Coach. Coaches like this were very rare, super fancy and would only be used for special occasions. In December we…

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Little New-Yorkers Projects for Kids: Laundry Day
November 5, 2013

Each week in Little New-Yorkers we explore the theme of New York with our littlest historians. In October we were inspired by Maurie J. Manning’s Laundry Day and created clothesline necklaces with cut cloth pieces. We explored how diverse New York City is through this beautiful book, set in the Lower East Side. It follows a…

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Blast From the Past: Ten-Foot Cops
May 17, 2013

  Have you ever seen a “ten-foot tall cop?” You have if you’ve ever seen a mounted police officer! There are plenty of them patrolling the busy streets of New York City. As of 2011, the New York City Police Department’s mounted unit has 79 police officers and 60 horses, all specially trained to work…

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