PlayWorks™

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Follow your child’s lead. Observe your child, what activities keep their attention the longest. These observations help you to understand how your child likes to learn.

PlayWorks™

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Ages birth – 4 years

We’ve designed every aspect of PlayWorks™ to help families prepare children to enter school ready to learn and grow. By combining play and learning, PlayWorks™ creates a fun and rewarding experience for children.

As children explore PlayWorks™ and participate in daily Art Lab programs, they build their physical, social, math, art, science, literacy and problem-solving abilities—as well as the self-confidence, independence and awareness necessary for them to become life-long learners.

For adults, PlayWorks™ provides an opportunity to observe each child’s unique learning style and appreciate how play creates a strong foundation for later learning. This innovative 4,000 square foot environment includes Alphie—a giant talking dragon who “eats” letters, a deli, a fire truck, MTA bus, sand play, giant lite brite, soft space for crawlers and more!

Resources:

Family Guide »

Children with Disabilities Guide

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En Español (PDF) »

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Calendar

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

10:00am-2:00pm
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Tap your way you’re your own pair of tap shoes and create rhythms with our feet!

Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.

10am-2pm 

Getting Creative with Art: Wacky Witch’s Hats, 10:00am

4 & younger

Celebrate the spooky season and design your own wacky witch’s hat.

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Match the sounds that you hear with notes on paper as you design your own musical score. Use historic sheet music by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories. 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix colors together on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Getting Creative with Art: Wacky Witch’s Hats, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Celebrate the spooky season and design your own wacky witch’s hat.

Halloween Trick- or- Treat Bag Making with M. Avery Designs , 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Create your own Trick- or- Treat bag with teaching artists from M. Avery Designs.

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Fat Afrolatin Jazz Cats , 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to tunes from the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, the pre-professional youth orchestra of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
 

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories. 

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Fat Afrolatin Jazz Cats , 4:00pm

All ages

Listen to tunes from the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, the pre-professional youth orchestra of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
 

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