If you haven’t been to the Children’s Museum of the Arts yet, it’s definitely worth a family trip. This interactive museum’s mission is to inspire creativity in children, and the inaugural show at its new facility does just that. Make Art (In) Public is a survey of artists who make their work for the public space and includes Keith Haring, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Swoon, and many others. Learn how these artists impact their communities through the placement of their art and join in!
When: During Museum hours until March 4, 2012
Where: 103 Charlton Street, between Hudson & Greenwich Sts
For more information, visit the CMA’s website.
Celebrate Winter at the Ice Festival in Central Park!
Have you ever seen an ice sculpture? Have you ever wanted to know how they make them? Now you can find out! Saturday, master carvers from Okamoto Studio create Central Park icons from blocks of ice while Matthew Reiley, the Conservancy’s Associate Directory of Conservation and Preservation, discusses Central Park’s permanent sculptures. With family activities and free hot cocoa, get a taste of winter!
When: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (weather permitting, rain date: 02/18/2012)
Where: Courtyard of Tavern on the Green (67th Street off Central Park West)
For more information, visit the Central Park website.
Ever wondered what New York City looks like to birds and from planes? Wish that you could fly and see? Well now you can! Come see The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art. Built by a team of 100 people working for architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates over three years for the 1964 World’s Fair, it was part of the celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure. In 1992, Lester Associates made changes to over 60,000 models to bring the Panorama up to date. Since 2009, the Queens Museum has adopted an Adopt-A-Building program to keep the Panorama in good condition and current. When you go and visit, create your own Scavenger Hunt by choosing a list of buildings and structures (like Citi Field) to find in the Panorama!
When: Open during museum hours
Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
For more information, visit the Panorama website.
Learn How To Draw Zombies!
We know you like art, but do you like zombies? If you do, this Saturday, kids can read the book Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio at The Strand Bookstore and meet the illustrator behind the book, Scott Campbell. Mr. Campbell will give lessons on how to draw his favorite zombies and will sign copies of the book. Opens to kids 3 and up!
When: Saurday, February 11, 3-4pm
Where: Strand Bookstore: 828 Broadway at E. 12th St. in the Children’s Department on the 2nd floor
For more information, visit Strand Bookstore.
Second Sunday Family Tours at the Guggenheim
Take a family tour of the Guggenheim that includes hands-on gallery activities.
This month’s topic is Collection Connection:
What makes a group of artworks a collection? Join us in finding connections among the works in the Thannhauser Collection.
When: Sunday, February 12, 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Guggenehim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
For more information and to register, please call 212 423 358
Have a HAPPY and SAFE weekend from Claire’s Creative Adventures!