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The Harbor: Manhattan Mapping the Story of an Island by Jennifer Thermes

Let’s travel back in time, and explore the history of New York City through a read aloud of Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island by Jennifer Thermes. In this mostly-outdoor activity, we will draw inspiration from views of the harbor and...

Knuffle Bunny: The Importance of Walkable Cities

Do you enjoy walking around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the significance of walkable communities, and learn how and why...

Making Structures Strong: The Significance of Domes!

Have you ever wondered how a dome is built? The first dome of the U.S. Capitol, completed in the 1820s, was made of wood and covered in copper. The...

Battery Park City Neighbors Association Block Party

Children's activities and more, at Rockefeller Park

The Architecture of Trees

Architects can spend years designing their buildings, but trees have been perfecting their own architecture in response to their environment for...

Maya Lin: Architect of Light and Lines

The American architect and sculptor Maya Lin became famous when, as a college student in 1981, her anonymous entry won the competition to design the...

Green Terraces in the Sky!

Spring is here and we’re seeing green! To celebrate the arrival of spring, kids will learn about the history and design of skyscraper gardens....

World’s Tallest Building: The Burj Khalifa

What does it take to build the world’s tallest skyscraper? Teamwork! Who were the architects and engineers who designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai?...

Supertall Forms: Inspired by Nature

Let’s get ready for Earth Day! Did you know that architects often design buildings inspired by nature? The China Resources Tower in Shenzhen, China...

Saturday Family Workshop: S.T.E.A.M. Dream

Kids are invited to pick up S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at this special open air fair featuring quirky...