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

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

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

Art on the Farm FREE
WHEN: May. 5 - Oct. 20, Weekends, 2-4pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for art projects inspired by the farm.
WANT TO GO? 212-830-7722. randallsisland.org.

Open Studio
WHEN: May. 18 - Dec. 29, Weekends, 10:30am-3pm
WHERE: Whitney Museum of American Art , 99 Gansevoort St., Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Make your own art inspired by works on view.
WANT TO GO? $25; $18 seniors/students; free for children younger than 18. 212-570-7713. whitney.org/events/families-open-studio.

Saturday Sketching
WHEN: May. 18 - Dec. 28, Saturdays, 10am-4pm (July 6)
WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Art materials are available for exploration of architectural shapes and spaces.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 students and seniors; free for children younger than 12. 212-423-3500. guggenheim.org.

Open Studio for Families
WHEN: May. 19 - Dec. 29, Sundays, 1-4pm (no session July 7)
WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Enjoy a drop-in studio art-making program.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 students and seniors; free for children younger than 12. 212-423-3500. guggenheim.org.

Art Force 5 FREE
WHEN: May. 25 - Aug. 4, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from 10 South St., New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Superheroes-in-training can make an action figure and customized cape. 
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Free Arts Island Outpost FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Oct. 27, Weekends, 11:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel to historic Governors Island for free hands-on art-making workshops and art-viewing experiences!
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

3D Doodling! FREE
WHEN: Jun. 17 - Aug. 26, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26; 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Tompkins Square Library , 331 East 10th Street, East Village, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Create physical structures with 3Doodler pens! 
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/tompkins-square.

Summer Art Mondays
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 29, Mondays, 1:00pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Design a whimsical musical instrument, paint to music, create a found object sculpture, and more.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($18 adults; free for children younger than 18). 212-423-3200. thejewishmuseum.org.

Tween Tuesdays FREE
WHEN: Jul. 2 - 30, Tuesdays, 4:00pm
WHERE: Bruce Library, 518 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Ages 8-12 enjoy different programming each week, from DIY projects to science to karaoke.
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/george-bruce.

Color, Paint, & Draw FREE
WHEN: Jul. 5 - 26, Fridays, 4:00pm (no session 7/12)
WHERE: Bruce Library, 518 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Process art focuses on the process of creativity, interacting with, and manipulating the materials, with less emphasis on the finished product.
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/george-bruce.

Iggy Peck, Architect
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 6, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Young learners will be inspired by a reading of Andrea Beaty’s picture book. After the story, they use different materials to design and create their own skyscraper. Ages 2-5. RSVP required. 
 
WANT TO GO? $5 per child. https://skyscraper.org/.

Preschool Storytime: Petite Picasso FREE
WHEN: Jul. 8 - 29, Mondays, 4:00pm
WHERE: 96th Street Library , 112 East 96th Street, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Read aloud and messy art projects for young children. Wear your art clothes. Smocks provided.
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/96th-street.

Mars Space Colony FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 8, 4:00pm
WHERE: New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch, 104 W. 136th St., Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Design and build a model of a space settlement where families will live, work, and play.
WANT TO GO? 212-491-2070. nypl.org/locations/countee-cullen.

Outerspace Science Activities Series FREE
WHEN: Jul. 10 - 24, Wednesdays, 3:30pm
WHERE: New York Public Library - St. Agnes branch, 444 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: What is in space? What forces exist there? What is dark matter? These are some questions answered through a variety of interactive games, activities, and art projects.
WANT TO GO? 212-621-0619. nypl.org/locations/st-agnes.

A Day With Clay FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 11, 3:00pm
WHERE: New York Public Library - Macomb's Bridge, 2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd, Harlem, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Create your own unique vessels and objects using both self-hardening and fire clay.
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/macombs-bridge.

Drag Queen Story Hour Design Workshop FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 12, 4:00pm
WHERE: Bruce Library, 518 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: In this hour-long workshop, a drag queen teaches kids how to design and make a simple item such as a tulle skirt. Ages 8 and older.
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/george-bruce.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 14, 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St., NoMad, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore the wonders of paper folding.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($17; $14 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2). 212-542-0566. piday.momath.org.

Comics/Manga Workshop FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:30pm
WHERE: New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking, and printing will be touched upon as the students create their own premise and story 'bible' full of ideas, a pitch, and character model sheets. Registration begins July 13.
WANT TO GO? 917-275-6975. nypl.org/locations/schwarzman.

Blast Off! FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make your own rocket pack! Ages 6 and up. Registration begins July 20.
WANT TO GO? 917-275-6975. nypl.org/locations/schwarzman.

Bridges of New York FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:00pm
WHERE: 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street, Lenox Hill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about the city’s notable bridges. Build a working model of a suspension, lift, or swing bridge. Best for ages 5 and older. 
WANT TO GO? https://nypl.org/locations/67th-street.

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