Find ArchForKids at libraries, museums and community organizations throughout the New York metro area. In general, programs are recommended for children ages 5 and up, caregivers are welcome. All library programs are FREE.
If you would like to bring ArchForKids to your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Housing for Enslaved People @ Brooklyn Public Library – Washington Irving
Tuesday, Feb 18 @ 4 – 5:30 pm: Slave quarters, built to house enslaved people on southern plantations, once existed in the thousands. Built cheaply of perishable materials, only a handful remain today. Kids will make reproductions of these quarters, as well as a home of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. A program of the library’s initiative 1619-2019 – 400 Years Later.
Green Skyscraper Challenge @ New York Public Library – George Bruce
Tuesday, Feb 18 @ 4 – 5:30pm: Sustainable tall towers are on the rise! Learn how architects and engineers use cutting edge technology and engineering to reduce a skyscraper’s environmental impact. Build a model eco tower. A NYPL Green program.
Super Slides @ Hendrick Hudson Free Library (Westchester)
Wednesday, Feb 19 @ 1 – 2:30 pm: Design, build and test a mini coaster for marbles to ride on. Register in advance via the link above.
Bridges of NY @ New York Public Library – Mid Manhattan Library
Thursday, Feb 20 @ 2:30 – 4pm: Learn about the many types of bridges found in NYC and build a working model bridge.
Super Structures @ Queens Public Library – Children’s Library Discovery Center
Saturday, Feb 22 @ 11am – 2pm: Celebrate Engineering Week by exploring the science behind buildings. As children build a structural frame, they will learn about forces and construction methods that enable buildings to ‘stand up’.
City Pier Redo @ New York Public Library – Pelham Parkway Van Nest
Wednesday, Mar 4 @ 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Take an old waterfront pier and turn it into something that “gives back” to the community: a pocket park, an urban farm, an eco center, etc.. A NYPL Green program.
Green Skyscaper Challenge @ New York Public Library – Wakefield
Thursday, Mar 5 @ 3:30 – 5 pm: Explore what makes a tower “green” as you build a sustainable skyscraper. A NYPL Green program.
How Does Your Garden Grow? @ New York Public Library – Hunt’s Point
Friday, Mar 6 @ 4 – 5:30pm: Build a mini greenhouse as you discover how these structures work. A NYPL Green program.
How Does Your Garden Grow? @ New York Public Library – Bronx Library Center
Monday, Mar 9 @ 4 – 5:30pm: Build a tabletop greenhouse to take home. A NYPL Green program.
Green Skyscaper Challenge @ New York Public Library – Mott Haven
Tuesday, Mar 17 @ 3:30 – 5 pm: Explore what makes a tower “green” as you build a sustainable skyscraper. A NYPL Green program.
How Does Your Garden Grow? @ New York Public Library – Tremont
Tuesday, Mar 31 @ 4 – 5:30pm: Learn all about greenhouses as you design your own mini greenhouse. A NYPL Green program.