This week’s theme: Another day, another trip to Queens Museum for children’s enrichment activities.

Running from noon to 2 p.m., these drop-in sessions feature workshops and story-telling sessions at noon and again at 1 p.m. They are completely free, and registration is not needed. All the necessary materials will be provided. (Recommended for ages 4 and older.)

Youngsters will use mirrors to make self-portraits on Thursday, where they will also create collage selfies using colored paper and cutouts from magazines.

Holiday lanterns is the theme on Friday, Dec. 28. Children and their caregivers will begin by exploring “The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Lamps.” (Famed early 20th century glass-maker Louis C. Tiffany had a studio near the museum and he donated many of his iridescent works, including lamps and stained glass, to a permanent display at the museum). Then, participants will create lanterns. Story-telling will be in both Spanish and English.

Holiday calendars are the main focus on Saturday, Dec. 29. The facilitators will teach various techniques to create these products, which can also serve as late Christmas gifts.

As New Year’s Eve parties will be in sight during the workshop on Sunday, Dec. 30, the facilitators will teach participants how to line dance and create crafts resembling fireworks.

This session is an hour longer than the others, and it’ll run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Plus, the planned stories involve line dancing, group dance, and fireworks with the planned segments starting at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (They are still appropriate for youngsters ages 4 and older.)

Queens Museum is located in the NYC Building between the Grand Central Parkway and the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Its most famous permanent display is “Panorama of the City of New York,” a 9,335-square-foot, 900,000-structure, scaled-down architectural model of all five boroughs.

Editor’s note: These are not the only enrichment activities for children that are taking place over Winter Recess. As QNS has reported, there are plays, films and related workshops, GingerBread Lane activities, and an open house on the farm that are still upcoming.

Images: Queens Museum


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