Free family fun at The Hyde

Numerous studies prove that art has extensive developmental benefits for children. Kids who are given opportunity to experiment with and create art develop stronger critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, greater empathy for others, and more ways to express themselves. Art is also a great way to develop fine motor and visual skills, and boost social development.

The Hyde offers numerous free programs — funded, in part by Stewart’s Shops and the Touba Family Foundation — for children of all ages.

On Friday (August 2), we have two wonderful events for the little learners and art lovers in your family.

Welcome to the show!!
At 10:30 am, Art Crawl gives infants a close look at William Glackens’ Hammerstein’s Roof Garden. This rooftop theater was a semi-outdoor vaudeville venue until 1915. We will practice being tight rope walkers and try out other gross motor skills in the classroom.

It’s the little things

From 10:30 to 11:30 am, families of all ages (and configurations) are invited to learn a little more about painting en plein air — outdoors in an Impressionistic style, with a focus on light and how it changes — at Pop Up Plein Air Family Fridays. Meet our educators on the lawn to look closely at the little things around us, then learn techniques to help draw them.