Inspired by the play and connections that happen in parks and playgrounds, our Parkbench programs are fun and engaging weekly group experiences. Each Parkbench begins with lively playtime, followed by snacks and age-appropriate activities, art, music and circle time.
Spend your morning with primates of the Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with a keeper and learn all about the our primates, and then visit an exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them their own breakfasts.
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Touch is one way for parents and children to communicate their love. Join other new parents for baby massage, exercise and singing.
Welcome to the terrific 2's. Parkbench Plus engages your child with play, art, music, stories and other great activities. Have fun and enjoy being with a new group of friends.
Watch your baby discover age-appropriate toys, safe climbing equipment and other babies! Grownups, share in this wonderful playtime experience. Caregivers are welcome.
This free class is the perfect introduction to coding, circuitry, and robotics for kids. Through fun hands-on STEAM activities, students learn by playing with technology.
In these one-hour sessions, we will be introducing kids to Coding and Engineering through play and discovery. We will be introducing: Little Bits Makey Makey Osmo Scratch Lego WeDo 2.0 Sign-up at the Children's desk in advance, participation is limited.
Children sing songs, work on rhythm, and play instruments. Each song serves as a base for new vocabulary.
Kids can tell any narrative that they can imagine and express it by coding. Try out Makey Makey Projects and play with our new Tablets for Kids. Join us! The Code Your Story program is a FREE S.T.E.A.M course available to kids your local branch in the form of coding clubs. Audience: Children, School Age (5-12 years).
Chocolate Story Time is one of our Kid's chocolate workshop packed with a ton of fun. Listen to our wonderful Chocolatiers while they read about chocolate, how it is made from the seeds of the cacao tree, who are the people who grow this wonderful tree, what are the countries that play an important role in growing cacao and producing the delicious...
Happy Campers spend an action-packed day delving into a huge variety of exciting artistic techniques, learning skills and exploring mediums. Taught by our professional teaching artists, who offer nurturing guidance and positive feedback in a relaxed studio environment, our urban studio, is the perfect safe place for creative play! We promise new and...
Attention budding Artists! Here is the perfect way to spend the afternoon in creative play! Toddlers are introduced to a wide variety of art materials, tools and work on challenging fun projects as they learn basic skills. This dynamic art class encourages creative development, promotes fine motor skills, builds confidence and nurtures social interaction....
Fun with Mandarin is a play and arts-based Mandarin immersion program where we embrace creativity and artistic expression. With our carefully-designed curriculum, children naturally pick up the Mandarin language by engaging in our fun and creative activities. We invite children to join our playful & artistic journey of cross-cultural understa...
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Daily activities using STEM technology like 3D printers, laser cutters, virtual reality and more! Activities are decided daily based on attendance and group goals. Makerspace runs 4:00-6:30 PM, but participants are welcome to come as early as 2:30 to hang out and play games beforehand.
Children sing songs, work on rhythm, and play instruments. Each song serves as a base for new vocabulary. Take any two or more workshops and save $5 per workshop.