Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in December

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in December

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this December, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square.

Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library FREE
WHEN: Sep. 13 - Dec. 24, weekdays, 10:30-11:00am
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books.
WANT TO GO? 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room FREE
WHEN: Sep. 20 - Dec. 20, Fridays, 10:10am and 11:00am (no session 11/29)
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn about a topic in natural science or culture.
WANT TO GO? 212-769-5100. amnh.org.

Sundays: Dig-Drop In
WHEN: Sep. 22 - Dec. 15, Second Sunday of each month, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($18 adults; free for children and teens). 2124233200. https://thejewishmuseum.org/programs/families?utm_source=Listing&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=L_FPSundaysDigDropIn_2019.

Petits potes
WHEN: Oct. 3 - Dec. 12, Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: French Institute: Alliance Française, 22 East 60th Street, Midtown, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Toddlers enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.
WANT TO GO? $5. https://fiaf.org/.

Archaeology Mondays
WHEN: Oct. 28 - Dec. 23, Mondays, 10/28, 11/11, 12/23 - 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Unique in New York City, this archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure!
WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19). 2124233200. https://thejewishmuseum.org/calendar/day/2019/11/11/?utm_source=Listing&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=L_FPArchaeologyMondays_11112019.

Le Carrousel StoryTime FREE
WHEN: Nov. 2 - Dec. 1, Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Le Carrousel at Bryant Park, Bryant Park (40th st between 5th and 6th avenues), New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Cali Co Cat and her carousel pals get you jumpin' and leapin' with fun, games, and stories to boot!
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2127684242. bryantpark.org .

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO HOST “DISCOVER EXOPLANETS: THE SEARCH FOR ALIEN WORLDS” TRAVELING EXHIBITION
WHEN: Nov. 7 - Jan. 26, daily, 10:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 (W. 46th Street), New York, NY
AGES:
WHAT: The exhibition examines the pursuit of habitable worlds beyond our solar system, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds and how similar they are to Earth.
WANT TO GO? Included with admission ($33 adults; $24 children ages 5-12). 2122450072. intrepidmuseum.org.

Morgan Explorers
WHEN: Nov. 10 - Dec. 8, 11/10 and 12/8 , 1:30-3pm
WHERE: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Engage in art activities, handle touch objects, and get your questions answered by a Morgan educator.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($22 adults; $14 senior; $13 students; free for children younger than 13. 212-685-0008. themorgan.org.

Storytelling: Balloons Over Broadway
WHEN: Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 11/26-27, 11/29-12/1, 10:30am
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: The story of the puppeteer who invented the idea of the “upside-down puppets” helium balloons that became the trademark of the Thanksgiving Day parade.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1). 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

Rosie Revere Engineer Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, New York, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Young learners will be inspired by a reading of Andrea Beaty's illustrated book. After the story, the young engineers will use different materials to design and construct their very own innovative skyscraper. Ages 2-5. RSVP required.
WANT TO GO? $5 per child. 2129456324. http://skyscraper.org/WHAT'S_UP/family_programs.htm.

Meet the Artist: Origami workshop led by Uyen Nguyen
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:3.-8:00pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Engineer-turned-artist Uyen Nguyen, who uses origami to explore mathematical concepts like the Fibonacci sequence, various symmetries, and flat-foldability, returns to MoMath to lead a hands-on folding workshop. Make your own multistable paper column, reminiscent of the artist's amazing origami purse!


WANT TO GO? $17. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1744.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
WHEN: Dec. 12 - Feb. 11, 12/12, 1/14, 2/11, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath's advisory council of math PhDs.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2125420566. https://momath.org/upcoming-events/math-gym/.

Vacation Week: Luminous Painted Scenes
WHEN: Dec. 22 - 30, daily, 1:00-4:00pm (no session 12/28)
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Paint your own luminous scene on canvas board inspired by works of art and in celebration of the glowing light of the Hanukkah holiday.
WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19). 2124233200. https://thejewishmuseum.org/programs/families?utm_source=Listing&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=L_FPVacationWeek_2019.

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