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

Aug 3 - Aug 8

Playground Activities

MONDAY, AUGUST 3 – ART IN THE PARK

Activities are cancelled on Monday, August 3rd. We hope to see you in the playground for Reading Rangers on August 4th.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 – READING RANGERS (10am)

The New York Public Library presents a traditional story time from the Kips Bay branch to our playground.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 – ART IN THE PARK

Crazy Hair Day (10am)

Ever had trouble taming those wild locks? Take inspiration from your crazy hair day by making a self-portrait using all different kinds of lines for your wacky ‘do!

Self Portraits Silhouettes (2pm)

Choose the silhouette that looks most like you, then fill it with all the things that make you unique! This abstract self-portrait will tell us all about you, your hobbies and interests!

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 — EXPLORE! & ART IN THE PARK

EXPLORE! (10am)

EXPLORE! Cart open from 10am-12pm featuring a variety of self-guided worksheets and games for all ages.

Park Places (2pm)

Use watercolor pencils to paint a familiar scene from Madison Square Park! From the playground to the reflection pool, inspiration is all around us.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 —  READING RANGERS (10am)

The New York Public Library presents a traditional story time from the Kips Bay branch to our playground.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 – THE ART YARD (9am)

Community Dance Workshop with Pat CannonPat Cannon of the Foot & Fiddle Dance Company can get the most reluctant crowd up on their feet for a community square dance.

Upcoming Events

Aug 3 - Aug 8

Playground Activities

Aug 8 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Art Yard: Community Dance Workshop with Pat Cannon

Aug 10 - Aug 15

Playground Activities

Aug 15 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

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

Aug 17 - Aug 22

Playground Activities

Aug 22 – 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Art Yard: Fata Morgana Family Art Workshop

Aug 24 - Aug 28

Playground Activities

Aug 31 - Sep 4

Playground Activities