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Museum of Arts and Design
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish admission
Led by MAD’s artists-in-residence, MADmakes is a drop-in, hands-on series where participants can test their skills at art making and creative producti...
Long Island Museum
Visit the the juried art exhibition and the and create your own inspired masterpiece using different art techniques and materials. Pre-payment and pr...
SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Pre-school & younger
$45 per child; $35 members; Event ticket includes 1 child and all adults, additional children $10 each
Decorate a costume with whimsical fabrics, vibrant patterns, and sparkles. This costume-making workshop for families will include making capes and ...
Hester Street Fair
Lower East Side
In its seventh year, the Hester Street Fair is part food court, part flea market, with rotating vendors in more than 60 spots almost every warm-weathe...
Hudson River Museum
Young elementary, Tween
$6; $3 children
In this hands-on workshop series led by artist Zafiro Acevedo, participants will examine classical landscape elements and create works using natural e...
Stew Leonard's Farmingdale
Pumpkin carver Lenny Calvin, former contestant on Food Network's Halloween Wars Season 6, will be at the store with his elaborate Halloween-themed car...
Museum of Chinese in America
Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
$10; $5 seniors and children; free for children younger than 2
Paint, build, craft, or collage with familiar materials or experiment with new stuff. Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREA...
Mini Monet Art Studio
Tween, Teen, Adult
Paint an adorable owl in the moonlight.Step by step instruction. Parents, grandparents, children, teens are welcome. Register online.
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
Dro in make a ghost magnet. All kids welcome and no need to register.
The Jewish Museum
Upper East Side
Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
$25; $22 members
These interactive programs begin with a gallery portion that includes art-viewing activities and a book reading from the PJ Library collection, follow...
Queens Botanical Garden
$6; $4 seniors and students; $2 children ages 4-12; free for children younger than 3
Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with Queens Botanical Garden-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes pla...
Key to My Art
Design your own haunted birdhouse. Learn how to paint and decoupage your birdhouse to make it creepy, spooky and comfy for maybe a little batty bird! ...
Brooklyn Children's Museum
October is filled with pumpkins! Explore the icky squishy innards of pumpkins and make your own printed art using pumpkins, paint, and other fall harv...
Get in the Halloween spirit with this fun pumpkin painting workshop. Each child will create 2 creative pumpkins each using a different techniq...
Brentwood Public Library
Celebrate Halloween at the library. Decorate pumpkins with duct tape, paint, and ribbon to enjoy all season long.
Whaling Museum and Education Center
Cold Spring Harbor
Explore international cultures, design a colorful "sugar skull" to take home in honor of Day of the Dead.
Create your own unique dream catcher using cool materials.
New York Hall of Science
$16; $13 children, students, and seniors
Meet special effects artists and technologists, while participating in hands-on activities and exploring the science of creepy.
Tweens get ready for Halloween by painting a whimsical witch character portrait. No experience necessary. Register online.
Families can show off their Halloween costume, make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, QBG’s friendl...
10:30am-12:30pm and 2:30-4:30pm
OrigamiUSA at the American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
Young elementary, Tween, Teen, All Ages
$35; $20 members
Want to learn origami? OrigamiUSA is offering origami classes through their Special Folding Fun Sessions held at the American Museum of Natural Histor...
Staten Island Children's Museum
$8; free for children younger than 1
Learn about and honor Day of the Dead through a special Mexican traditional craft.
$25 children; $20 members. Event ticket includes 1 child and all adults, additional children $10 each. Adults are always free
Decorate a fall pumpkin with your child in our art studio with gems, glitter and more.
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