For Families Saturday, June 24, 11:00am

Ponder a Poem for the City

Discover the celebrated New York-born poet Walt Whitman in Port City, 1609-1898. Write your own poem inspired by the sensations of the city, and illustrate your words to bring the poem to life!
For Families Sunday, June 25, 11:00am

Create a New Central Park

Investigate Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s plan for Central Park in Port City, 1609-1898. Become an urban planner and design your own version of Central Park.
For Families Thursday, July 6, 11:00am

Museum in the Park: Graffiti Mural

Explore examples of New York City graffiti styles in New York at Its Core. Then design your own signature style of writing to contribute to our graffiti mural!
For Families Saturday, July 8, 11:00am

New York City Zines

Discover the creativity, diversity, and energy of the “city that never sleeps” in New York at Its Core. Create a mini-magazine or “zine” full of all that you love about the city!
For Families Monday, July 10, 11:00am

Community Mural

Explore notable New Yorkers who have worked to improve their communities in New York at Its Core and Activist New York. Then work with others to make a community-inspired indoor mural!
For Families Wednesday, July 12, 11:00am

Build a Bridge for the City

Learn about the many types of bridges in the city and discuss some examples, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York at Its Core. Design and build a model bridge of your own!
For Families Monday, July 17, 11:00am

Create an Activist Badge

Learn about key social movements, leading activists, and ordinary New Yorkers who have exercised their power to shape the city’s and the nation’s future. Create a badge to inspire change!