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    • The Queens Museum offers weekly Drop-in Family Art Workshops on Sundays from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm that are free with museum admission. No advance registration is necessary. Please just make sure you check our events page before you come. Family workshops take place in one of our art studios and different locations throughout the museum each week, just ask our admissions desk where to go.

      These fun, educational workshops invite children ages 2-12 and their adult companions to take part in a shared learning experience that take visitors into our galleries and art studios. Activities offer families the opportunity to reflect on the artworks presented in Museum exhibitions as they work collaboratively to create unique works of their own with a variety of different materials. The art projects are as wildly diverse as the Queens Museum’s dynamic permanent and changing exhibitions. From building monsters to designing city blocks to making puppets, the art works are created by adults and children together under the guidance of skilled and caring teaching artists and a team of youth assistants from our Queens Teens program.

      Family Art Workshops accommodate diverse learners and are accessible to families with children with special needs and English Language Learners. For more information about Family Art Workshops at the Queens Museum please contact us at  718.592.9700 or info@queensmuseum.org.

      • On the third Sunday of each month, we offer art workshops led by licensed art-therapists, geared particularly toward families with special needs children, including those on the autism spectrum. The first of these workshops will be held in January 2018.
      • All family artmaking workshops are drop-in, except where stated.
      • Storytelling sessions run for 15 mins and begin at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
      • Dance workshops run on selected dates for 45 mins at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Please check the calendar below for dance workshop dates.

      January 2018 Sunday Family Programs, 1:30-4:30pm

      January 7: Paper Monsters
      Make your own monster to get ready for Spooktacular’18, Monster Metropolis. Ages 4 and up.

      Storytelling: Come hear about children in faraway places. Ages 4 and up.

      January 14: Monster Mash
      Get your Triller Dance on for Spooktacular’18, Monster Metropolis. No prior dance experience required. Ages 4 and up.

      Storytelling: Learn about how architects design buildings of the future. Ages 4 and up.

      January 21: More Monsters!
      Get ready for Spooktacular’18, Monster Metropolis with a monster of your own.

      Storytelling: Come hear about children in faraway places. Ages 4 and up.

      January 27: Spooktacular Family Fundraiser
      Join us for our annual Spooktacular family fundraiser! It‘s an afternoon of live music, face-painting, art-making, raffle prizes, and tasty treats for all! Ages 3 and up.

      Look ahead to February 2018 Sunday Family Programs, 1:30-4:30pm

      February 4: LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
      Workshops and demonstrations hosted by The New York City Chinese Cultural Center:

      Martial Arts and Dance (1:00-2:00pm)
      The New York City Chinese Cultural Center invites you to enjoy Kung fu demonstrations, percussion and lively dances from various regions in China.

      Year of the Dog Lanterns (1:30-4:30pm)
      Use paper, batteries and LED lights to create a Chinese New Year Lantern and light it up! Ages 4 and up.

      Storytelling: Learn all about the Year of the Dog. Ages 4 and up.

      Chinese Ink-Brush Workshop (2:00-2:30pm)
      Watch an artist from The New York City Chinese Cultural Center perform calligraphy then paint your own calligraphy characters.

      February 11: Celebrate Women and Girls in Science: The Women of Tiffany Studios
      Visit the Neustadt Gallery of Tiffany Glass to explore works created by women in the Louis C. Tiffany’s Studios then design and create stained glass windows.

      Storytelling: Learn about great women in science. Ages 4 and up.

      February 18: Sand Painting
      Inspired by the Queens Museum collection or the park outside, create a portrait or landscape with sand.

      Storytelling: Stories about the history of New York City. Spanish and English. Ages 2 and up.

      February 25: Disco Inferno
      The whole family gets down in this fun dance workshop. No prior dance experience required. Ages 2 and up.

      Storytelling: Learn about the development of disco in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ages 4 and up.

      Look ahead to March 2018 Sunday Family Programs, 1:30-4:30pm

      March 4: World Wildlife Day: Get Involved
      Create a poster that teaches others why conservation is important. Post images online. Sign a campaign that “says no” to illegal wild life products. Ages 4 and up.

      Storytelling: Learn more about endangered animals around the world. Ages 4 and up.

      March 11: Panorama Print Making
      Inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, create block prints. Ages 4 and up.

      Storytelling: Hear stories set in New York. Ages 4 and up.

      March 18: St. Patrick’s Day Hats
      St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday, but we can still celebrate by making paper hats. Ages 4 and up.

      Storytelling: Come hear tales from Ireland. Ages 4 and up.

      March 25: From Disco to House
      In just a few steps, the whole family can move to the deep bass of House. No prior dance experience required. Ages 2 and up.

      Storytelling: Learn how house music developed from disco music in the 70’s. Ages 4 and up.

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