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Five NYC museum family days in November

Exhibits aren't the only thing to enjoy with your brood at these NYC museums. 

  • Photograph: Steven Tucker/The Jewish Museum

    Visitors toThe Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats at The Jewish Museum

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  • Photograph: Stephen Lang

    Family Art Workshop at the National Museum of the American Indian

  • New Museum First Saturdays for Families

Photograph: Steven Tucker/The Jewish Museum

Visitors toThe Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats at The Jewish Museum

First Saturdays for Families: Carsten Hller: at the New Museum
Mom and Dad get in for free (children under 18 always enjoy gratis admission) to fete the new exhibit , featuring the Belgian artist's spinning mobile, immersive light installation and spectacular mirrored carousel. Inspired by Hller's themes of children and the future, visitors make posters, signs and flyers depicting their own ideas about what lies ahead. Nov 5 10am--noon. Free. Ages 4 to 15.

Family Art Workshop at the National Museum of the American Indian
In conjunction with American Indian Heritage Month and the exhibit , kids and parents join Ojibwe artist Maria Hupfield to explore the Canadian artist's paintings, ceramics, constructions and videos. Guests use the items on display as inspiration for their own artistic renderings. Nov 12 10:30am--noon (reservations required by Nov 11). Free. Ages 5 and up.

Ezra Jack Keats Family Day at the Jewish Museum
Introduce your crew to the beloved author and illustrator. Children draw inspiration from their own nabe to design a vibrant collage with marbleized paper and newspaper snippets, make their mark on a cityscape mural and show off their best smile from behind a cutout scene from . Nov 13 noon--4pm. Free with museum admission. All ages.

Brooklyn Children's Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum
Kids listen to stories read by notable Brooklyn-based authors like Laura Ljungkvist (the Follow the Line... series) and John Rocco (Blackout and Moonpowder). They can also win prizes after gathering stamps from scribes stationed around the venue. End the day with a special performance of Peter and the Wolf, a hybrid of Sergei Prokofiev's classic story and other mini tales acted out by the Maestrosities and set to music from the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra. Nov 19 noon--4pm. Free with museum admission. All ages.

When Ghosts Pop Up the Pages: A 3D Christmas Carol at the Morgan Library & Museum
Get into the holiday spirit a few weeks early. Tour the exhibit , then bring the author's ghost story to life by creating three-dimensional cards with a little help from pop-up book creator Chuck Fischer. Nov 19 2--4pm. $6, children under 12 $2. Ages 2 to 12.

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