Summer weekends with creative kids requires creative planning.
Fortunately, there are a number of stellar activities for children on at all times in the city!
Here’s a sampling of a few (all found via NY Metro Parents):
- A perfect pre-Independence Day activity: Kids get the opportunity to reflect on what the day means! “American Dream Quilt: Contribute to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s collective American Dream Quilt and express what freedom and happiness means to you this Independence Day.” (At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan)
- This sounds like a blast: In sync with the city’s perfect blend of creative and quirky appeal, NYC Souvenir Design Studio: “Design amazing memorable souvenirs using real NYC MTA Subway maps and MetroCards, or turn hilarious & only in NY moments into plush stuffed animal keychains”. (Also at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan)
- Get your young artist or budding performer to set the stage! Stage Design with Ming Cho Lee: “Ming Cho Lee is famous for using geometric shapes, bold colors, collage and non-traditional materials in his stage designs. Experiment with paint, paper, pastels, and other mixed-media to create different versions of the same scene. What artistic choices will you make? ” (At the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
- Calling lovers of animation, young and old(er)! Pixar: The Design of Story:” “This new exhibit aims to uncover the design process of the famous studio and features original artwork, including rarely seen hand-drawn sketches, paintings and sculptures. Find out how Pixar develops popular characters and view concept art from films such as Toy Story, Wall-E, Up, Brave, The Incredibles and Cars. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s interactive Process Lab which gives visitors the chance to see how designers work and take part in hands on activities inspired by it.” (At the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum)
See NY Metro Parents’ Calendar for more creative weekend plans!