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

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

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New York City kids can get creative at these arts and crafts events for children in July. Let's get crafty!

P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids
WHEN: Jun. 12 - Oct. 21, Sunday-Thursday, 10am-5:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-9pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The exhibit highlights the talent and creativity of young artists and champions art making as a way to appreciate the cultures, life experiences, and traditions across the city.
WANT TO GO? $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Summer Studio Sessions
WHEN: Jul. 2 - 22, Mondays, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Drop-in art sessions provide families an opportunity to explore the Jewish Museum’s current exhibitions of works by artists Chaim Soutine and Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Kids can then engage in various creative, artistic activities including stamping to make prints, modeling clay in the style of Chaimowicz’s furniture, and designing dioramas.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 seniors; $8 students; free for children 18 and younger. 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org .

Kids Arts and Crafts Workshop FREE
WHEN: Jul. 7 - Aug. 18, Saturdays, 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, West 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy fun crafts with Private Picassos, perfect for little hands. Materials are washable, but kids should wear clothes that can get messy. 
WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242. bryantpark.org.

Family Afternoon—Found and Repurposed
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 8, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Drop in for free, hands-on family fun. This afternoon’s theme is Found and Repurposed. Materials are provided.
WANT TO GO? $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Home is Where the Art Is
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 9, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York to find models, photographs, and video footage tracing the creation of public artworks in New York City from the late-1960s through today. Get inspired by the vibrant colors and create a colorful window mobile to catch the light in your window at home.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 seniors and students; free for children 19 and younger. 212-534-1672. mcny.org.

Renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 15, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Monica + Andy, 410 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Third generation silhouette artist Karl Johnson will create hand-cut silhouettes in just minutes.
WANT TO GO? $30. 646-918-7879. monicaandandy.blog.

Teeny Tiny Rooms
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 15, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St., Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Young artists will get to experiment with materials like pipe cleaners, wire, toothpicks, and other mini building materials to create their own tiny 3D rooms.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 1. 212-274-0986. cmany.org.

City and Sky Collaging
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 16, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore the exhibition Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela to learn about Rosario Candela’s major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Learn to identify setback terraces, neo-Georgian, and Art Deco styles, then create a skyline collage to take home with you.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 seniors and students; free for children 19 and younger. 212-534-1672. mcny.org.

MADmakes with Luam Melake
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 19, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, Columbus Circle, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Create experimental, multidisciplinary objects by working fibers and paints into a sculptural form. After molding metal mesh into a three-dimensional artwork, participants will elaborate on the composition by needle-weaving fibers through the mesh and applying a variety of materials to the surface.
WANT TO GO? free with pay-what-you-wish admission. 212-299-7777. madmuseum.org.

Mural Mania
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 23, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about some of the community murals located in East Harlem and across the city by exploring the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York. Then make your mark on our collective mural painting.
WANT TO GO? $18; $12 seniors and students; free for children 19 and younger. 212-534-1672. mcny.org.

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