Family Resources: First Saturdays

Family Engagement.  Not just a key word.  It’s an essential word.  Check out the family resources posted and share whatever is applicable to your families….

Weekends, when children don’t have school or daycare and parents don’t have work, are an ideal time to explore the city and the myriad attractions NYC has to offer…and they don’t have to cost anything.

First Saturdays is a big one.

Following is some information on First Saturday – Free Attractions to share with your families:


Time Out says

New Museum of Contemporary Art

In the exhibit “Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,” the artist explores her place in the world, toying with material relationships and space. Inspired by the artwork, kids can create a “cabinet of wonders” showcasing their own personal influences. Note that the event is first-come, first served and spots are limited. Free. Ages 4 and up.   

235 Bowery, (at Prince St), New York

Sat Jan 5

n conjunction with the exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a jam-packed night of music, performance art, lectures and hands-on fun. Brooklyn-based Mickalene Thomas explores topics like feminine identity and beauty through a colorful visual medium. Kids can create plush collages inspired by the artist, have their photo taken against a backdrop of Thomas’s work, or check out ’70s-inspired threads at the fashion show. All ages.

200 Eastern Pkwy, (at Washington Ave), Brooklyn  


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