Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in New York City in October

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in New York City in October

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New York City kids can get creative at these arts and crafts events for children in October, including kite making in Little Italy, a drawing workshop at MoMA, and celebrating Fashion Week at Children's Museum of Art. Let's get crafty!

Art Lab: Nature FREE
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Dec. 30, Saturday-Thursday, 10:30am-4:30pm; Fridays, 10:30am-6:30pm
WHERE: The Museum of Modern Art, 4 W. 54th St., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world and create your own nature-inspired design.
WANT TO GO? 212-708-9805. moma.org/artlab.

MOCACREATE: Zhizha, Folded Paper Arts
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 1-4pm
WHERE: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., Chinatown, New York
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: While detained, undocumented Chinese immigrants aboard a cargo ship to the U.S. folded paper to create symbolic sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Take inspiration from the museum’s exhibit to construct colorful figures using a variety of paper types and folding techniques. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 seniors and children; free for children younger than 2. 855-955-6622. mocanyc.org.

Family Afternoon: Remix
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 8, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, New York
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Arrive ready to observe, imagine, and create at this Met drop-in for free, hands-on family fun. This month, remix artworks, materials, and ideas in the museum studios and galleries. 
WANT TO GO? $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; children are free. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Drop-In Art Workshop: Mobiles for Modigliani
WHEN: Oct. 8 - 10, Sunday-Tuesday, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids create colorful mobiles to decorate their homes or sukkahs for the holiday of Sukkot using found objects such as wire, collage papers, cardboard, and oil pastels. Then draw family portraits inspired by the exhibit Modigliani Unmasked.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors; $7.50 students; free for children younger than 18. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

Picture This! Series
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 22, 10am-12:30pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: These interactive programs include art-viewing activities and a book reading from the PJ Library collection, followed by an opportunity to create original artworks and a concert featuring an acclaimed performer.
WANT TO GO? $25; $22 members. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

Dead or Alive: Special Effects
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 1-4:30pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet special effects artists and technologists while participating in hands-on activities and exploring the science of creepy.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 children, students, and seniors. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Special Folding Fun Sessions
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 29, 10:30am-12:30pm and 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: OrigamiUSA at the American Museum of Natural History, 15 W. 77th St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Fold paper wonders like a pro at special sessions hosted by OrigamiUSA. If you and your child are new to folding, consider taking one of the Family Fun classes designed for beginners.
WANT TO GO? $35; $20 members. 212-769-5635. origamiusa.org.

Sculptural Spider Webs
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 30, 12-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St., Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In celebration of Halloween, museum guests will design and create their very own sculptural spider webs. Pick materials and design to recreate one of nature’s spookiest traps.
WANT TO GO? $12; seniors pay as you wish; free for children younger than 1. 212-274-0986. cmany.org.

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