You’ll find ArchForKids programs at libraries, camps, schools, museums and other places in and around the New York metropolitan region. Come join us!
Native Architecture – Smart Design! @ Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NYC)
Saturdays, April 6 & 20 @ 1-4 pm: With the green movement of today, how are architects informed by Native design approaches? Discover the innovative and sustainable design principles of the Pueblo house and Nunavit Iglu and gain a deeper understanding of Native technology in diverse environments. Design your own structure inspired by Native architecture, sustainable design, and your observations of the local environment. Recommended for ages 5 and above, drop-in format. Free, register here.
Bridges – From Here to There @ Hendrick Hudson Free Library (Westchester)
Tuesday, April 16 @ 1-2:30 pm: Learn about these amazing structures that pair engineering with design. Then make a working model of a suspension, lift or swing bridge. Recommended for ages 5+, caregivers welcome. Free; to register please call 914-739-5654, ext. 307.
Tree House Design – Up Up & Away @ Brooklyn Public Library – Bedford
Monday, April 22 @ 4-5:30 pm: Design your own playhouse in the branches. Free, recommended for ages 5 and up, caregivers welcome.
City Pier Redo @ Brooklyn Public Library – Park Slope
Wednesday, April 24 @ 3-4:30 pm: Take an old city pier and turn it into something entirely new – an urban garden, a playground, a waterfront restaurant, etc. Free, recommended for ages 5 and up, caregivers welcome.
How Does Your Garden Grow? @ New York Public Library – Chatham Square
Friday, April 26 @ 1-2:30 pm: Learn how buildings “stand up” as you build your own tabletop greenhouse. Recommended for ages 5+, caregivers welcome. Free.
Earth Day Makers @ Queens Public Library – Children’s Library Discovery Center
Saturday, April 27 @ 11am-2:00 pm: Celebrate Earth Day by using recycled materials to make whatever you want. Free!
Pokemon Homes @ Queens Public Library – Auburndale
Saturday, May 4 @ 10:15- 11:30 am: Make a home for your favorite Pokemon character. Recommended for ages 5 and up, caregivers welcome. Free!