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Join the New York Transit Museum online for family workshops during mid-winter recess, special storytelling workshops, fun activities, and storytime with Museum staff and special guests!
10:15-10:30am Transit Tots: Join Museum educators for songs, stories, and activities for our youngest transit fans. Recommended for ages 2-5.
11-11:45am TRANSIT STORYTELLING WITH ART: How can we tell stories using pictures? Meet illustrator Josh Cochran, who will share his artwork in the new book Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, by Matthew Burgess, and lead everyone in a fun drawing activity. Transit Museum fans may recognize Josh's work from the Museum's 2017 Holiday Train Show or On the Streets exhibit. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
1-1:45pm TRANSIT STORYTELLING WITH PUPPETS: Have you ever heard of a special place called Redbird Reef? Meet puppet friends Cecil and Fiona and learn the story of some retired subway cars that found themselves in a very unexpected place. Then learn how to make a simple hand puppet from materials we can find at home! Recommended for ages 4-6.
11-11:45am TRANSIT STORYTIME: New York Transit Museum Education staff will take turns sharing some of our favorite stories with you online! Recommended for ages 4-6.
1-1:45pm SNIFFING OUT TRANSIT STORIES: Discover the incredible story of Irish immigrant James Kelly as told by children’s author Beth Anderson in her book “Smelly” Kelly and his Super Senses, and costumed interpreter Joe Hartman. “Smelly” Kelly earned his nickname by using his keen olfactory sense to help sniff out leaks and other potential dangers in New York City’s subway system. Join us to learn more about this hardworking and undersung hero of the New York City Subway! Recommended for ages 5-12.
11-11:45am WHAT’S IN A STORY?: Do you have a favorite story about a bus or a train? Join Transit Museum staff to hear a favorite transit storie and then do a fun activity to explore the different ingredients that go into making a good story. Recommended for ages 4-6
1-1:45pm WHAT’S YOUR TRANSIT STORY?: Do you have a transit story to tell, real or fictional? Come to this fun workshop for budding writers and storytellers of all kinds to be inspired and discover some different ways you can tell your own stories. Recommended for ages 9-12.
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.