The Children's Museum of Manhattan gets kids through midwinter recess with special programs every day.
Drop-in Myth Makers and Novel Narrations - Illustration Workshop with Thaddeus Coates
Illustrator Thaddeus Coates leads a character design workshop and a presentation designed to encourage and uplift. With a focus on black cartoon characters, kids learn about their contribution to their shows and why representation matters.
Saturday, February 16 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up
Queer Kid Stuff Live!
Raise your rainbow flag and bring your little ones for LGBTQ+ songs and stories!
Sunday, February 17 | 2 & 3pm| All ages | Ticketed
Wearable Stories with Basil El Halwagy
Design a costume using symbols and patterns that are special to you and learn about costumes out of foam, fabric paint, and other materials. Egyptian-American artist Basil El Halwagy makes unique costumed characters, similar to cos-play, using the patterns he grew up with in Egypt. Funding for this program is provided by the Building Bridges Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for Islamic Art.
Tuesday, February 19 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up
Drag Queen Story Hour featuring Robyn
Through a fun and fabulous literary experience, Drag Queen Story Hour teaches kids about gender diversity and difference, building empathy and promoting tolerance. During this event, Harlem's own drag Princess Robyn reads books, sings songs and leads kids in a craft activity.
Wednesday, February 20 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed
Camille A. Brown & Dancers' Every Body Move
Built on the belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, Every Body Move brings the artistic rigor of Camille A. Brown & Dancers beyond the stage and into communities. Thursday, February 21 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed
Musical Performance with Lia Holman
Lia Holman shares the history of African American Music from past to present through song in this musical performance.
Friday, February 22 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed
Callaloo Kids Live
Experience the magic of Callaloo with the Callaloo Kids Ensemble and their puppet friends as they journey from New York City to the Caribbean. Through puppetry, storytelling, music, and dance, this show educates and entertains in the rich folkloric traditions of the African Diaspora.
Saturday, February 23 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed
SOON COME: A Caribbean Celebration
SOON COME is a celebration of Caribbean traditions through stories, poetry, songs, music and movement. Presented by Malika Lee Whitney of The Pickney Players.
Sunday, February 24 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed