PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES
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Family Studio Weekend Programs

Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

Art Projects          Saturdays & Sundays    1 - 4 pm

April
Make a plaster cast keepsake.

May
Print a Cyanotype image with sunlight and water.


Science Projects       Saturdays   1 - 4 pm

April & May
See how lenses bend light and create patterns, and make an artwork from the patterns you see.

Family Studio Weekend Programs are sponsored, in part, by

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Early Explorers

Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 pm

A safe space for children to explore, play, and create with their families. The room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books. A Junior Docent is present to answer questions and suggest activities.

Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Up to age 5

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Kite Festival
Celebrate Yonkers Arts Weekend
Sat, May 6, 12 - 5pm (Rain date Sun, May 7)

FREE Admission to the Museum Sat & Sun

What’s doing in Trevor Park, at the Museum’s front door!

Scavenger Hunt 12 - 5pm
Test your detective skills in a kite-inspired scavenger hunt. You may win a prize!

Kite Contests  1:30 - 4pm
Judges Billy Echevarria and Leucio Parrella, members of Kites in Motion, a kite club, and the American Kiteflyers Association (AKA) award prizes for:
• Highest Angle Kite (Youth and Adult) 1:30 & 2:30pm
• 50-yard Dash (Kids only) 2 & 4pm
• Most Unusual Kite (Youth and Adult: handmade or purchased) 4:30pm

Music by NessDigital 12 - 5pm

 

What’s doing inside the Museum!

Art Workshop    1 - 4pm
Make kites from newspapers — economical and fun to fly

Science Workshop    1 - 4pm
Light and Lens. See how lenses bend light and create patterns, then make artwork from the patterns you see
 
LEGO Kite Building with Brick U    1 - 4pm
Build your own colorful mini LEGO Kite with Brick U.  A template guides you to create a design for your kite, which joins others to glide through a LEGO-made sky.

Planetarium Shows 12:30, 2, 3:30pm

All Afternoon
Face Painting with Junior Docents

Food Truck   Superlicious Food Truck NYC at the Museum Sat & Sun


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Saturday Stories
May 6, 1 & 3pm

Gather round Junior Docents as they read in the galleries.

The Blue and the Gray
by Eve Bunting

Followed by new Family Guide activities in the galleries.

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Teen Night: Young@Art
Fri, May 19, 5 - 8pm

Grab your friends and take over the HRM for the evening with a live DJ who spins tunes and you can watch short films from YoFiFest, give open mic performances, get metallic tattoos, decorate canvas bags, make greeting cards, and decorate cupcakes with the Saunders High School Culinary Arts Cupcake Decorating team.  #HRMTeens