Mad. Sq. Kids

Mad. Sq. Kids is the Conservancy’s free series of programs for children. For information about Mad. Sq. Kids, please contact us at (212) 786-5733. Mad. Sq. Kids programming includes:

The Art Yard is a new workshop series that brings in some of the best independent visual and performance artists to teach your little one a new artistic skill.

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts are  free interactive concerts  held  on the Farragut Lawn  performed by  an eclectic mix of today’s top children’s performing artists.

Playground Activities are free activities held in the Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground  including Reading Rangers, as well as Art in the Park and EXPLORE! led   by the  dedicated  Mad. Sq. Park Teaching Artist.

M.U.C.K. (Madison Urban Club for Kids),  led by Gardener Steph,  presents  lessons on horticulture and our environment.

Kids Fest is a children’s festival featuring arts and crafts, live music, theater, storytelling, face painting, and more. More details on Kids Fest 2015 to come.

Check out our Mad. Sq. Flickr and YouTube to relive our past events!

2015 KIDS SPONSOR BLOCK_4.30

 

Thanks to Mad. Sq. Kids Sponsors: New York Life, Lego, GoGo squeeZ, The Montessori Schools Flatiron and SoHo, Apple Seeds, Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry, New York Family Magazine, Ace Hotel New York, and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW

Jul 27 - Aug 1

Playground Activities

MONDAY, JULY 27 –   M.U.C.K. & ART IN THE PARK

M.U.C.K. – Soils (10am)

Soils are more than just dirt! Kids will learn about soil components and how they help the world grow.

Soils are more than just dirt! Kids will learn about soil components and how they help the world grow. – See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/kids/m-u-c-k#sthash.DQ5hS1jh.dpuf

Flower Pot Project (2pm)

After you learn all about soil in M.U.C.K, make a mini animal flower pot to get your own garden started!

 

TUESDAY, JULY 28 – READING RANGERS (10am)

Storytime comes alive with puppets, songs and yoga poses with Karma Kids Yoga.   We’ll enjoy carefully selected stories that naturally lend themselves to yoga! As we read we’ll come across animals and elements of nature that we know from yoga…we’ll stop the story, do the yoga pose, then continue with our story.     We’ll move, stretch, bend, twist, fold, and lengthen our bodies along with some of our favorite books! This is an action-packed storytime unlike any other. Come Play Yoga! – See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/playground-activities-4#sthash.ZnN1wIBh.dpuf

Books of Wonder, our neighborhood children’s bookstore, presents the latest and greatest picture books for our Mad. Sq. Kids.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 – ART IN THE PARK

Van Gogh Chairs (10am)

Become a furniture designer by making pop-up Van Gogh Chairs. Make up your own patterns and designs and get styling!

Initial Hangers (2pm)

Make your bedroom one-of-a-kind with ribbon-wrapped wall hangers of your first initial!

 

THURSDAY, JULY 30 — KIDS CONCERT  & EXPLORE!

Mad. Sq. Kids presents JazzReach presents Yes Indeed! at 10:30am

EXPLORE! Cart open from 11:30am-1pm featuring a variety of self-guided worksheets for all ages.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 31 —  READING RANGERS (10am)

Books of Wonder, our neighborhood children’s bookstore, presents the latest and greatest picture books for our Mad. Sq. Kids.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 –   THE ART YARD (9am)

Recycled Sculpture Workshop with Cheryl PaswaterCheryl will show us how to create junk boat artwork, while drawing inspiration from Brooklyn-based artist Swoon.

Upcoming Events

Jul 27 - Aug 1

Playground Activities

Jul 30 – 10:30am - 11:30am

Kids Concerts: JazzReach presents Yes Indeed!

Aug 1 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Art Yard: Recycled Sculpture Workshop with Cheryl Paswater

Aug 8 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Art Yard: Community Dance Workshop with Pat Cannon

Aug 15 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Art Yard: Rhyme-Writing Workshop with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Aug 22 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Art Yard: Fata Morgana Family Art Workshop