Programs

Zip, Zap and Zoom Puppet Adventures

Lower Level – Superpowered Metropolis

Meet the Z3 Pigeons and their fluffy friends in Baby Grand Central Station as we dive into imaginative play with puppets of all shapes and sizes.

10:00 – 10:30am | 2 & younger | Drop-in

Zip and the Case of the Mystery Box

Lower Level – Superpowered Metropolis

A mysterious box has landed in Superpowered Metropolis. Help Zip and CMOM’s field agents uncover the secret of what’s inside! Use your super powered skill of patience in this game of suspense.

2:30 – 3:00pm | All ages | Drop-in

The Goodbye Train Sing-along

Lower Level – Superpowered Metropolis

Help us make our own music under New York in Baby Grand Central Station. Join us as we end the day singing our favorite songs!

4:15 – 4:30pm | 2 & younger | Drop-in

Secret Pigeon Missions

Lower Level – Superpowered Metropolis

Begin your hero training at the Pigeon Treehouse headquarters with Zip, Zap, Zoom。 The Z3 Pigeon team and CMOM’s field agents are ready to plan city adventures, create city sounds, and launch scarves into the sky!

Saturday – Sunday, February 15 – 23 | 3:30 – 4:00 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Superpowered Simon Says

Lower Level – Superpowered Metropolis

Power pose your way through a game of Simon Says。 Build super brain and body skills with a bit of practice, focus, and a few laughs!

Saturday – Sunday, February 15 – 23 | 4:00 – 4:15 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Power Pigeon Puppet Pals

1st Floor – Inside Art

Color and design a walking finger puppet of your favorite super powered pigeon, Zip, Zap or Zoom. Bring them along to help you make your way in the Super Power Metropolis! Take them home to continue learning above and beyond!

Saturday – Sunday, February 15 – 23 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Zap’s Memory Adventure Comic Book

3rd Floor – PlayWorks

Help Zap, the memory master, remember your adventures in Superpowered Metropolis。 Collage panel squares, speech balloons and thought bubbles as you draw your own comic book。 Take the book home to continue the brain-training missions around the city!

Saturday – Sunday, February 15 – 23 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm | Ages 5 & younger | Drop-in

Gear up with Zip, Zap and Zoom

1st Floor – Inside Art

Create, tinker and ideate your own super powered gadgets and gear! Construct Zip’s superpowered tool belt to stay in control, create Zap’s headgear that glows when the brain is hard at work, or design goggles to see multiple perspectives like Zoom.

Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16 | 2:30 – 5:00 pm | All ages | Drop-in
Saturday & Sunday, February 22 & 23 | 2:30 – 5:00 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Lower Level Exhibit Closed

Our Lower Level is under construction while we install a new fun-filled exhibit! Join us for the opening of Superpowered Metropolis on Friday, February 14th!

Simmer & Sizzle Chef Series: MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic

4th Floor – Creativity Lab

Meet Shanon Morris author of MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic. She’ll share the story of Clementine who is preparing for a school election against Edgar and his Junk Food Friends. Clementine discovers her talent for rapping, but are her skills good enough to win the election? Learn what happens to Clementine as Shanon also shares how to make healthy treats.

Saturday, February 15 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 5 & older | Sign-up*

 

Funding for this program provided by Morgan Stanley Foundation.

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

 

Puerto Rican Superheroine La Borinqueña!

1st Floor – Makerspace

La Borinqueña is an original superhero character featured in her own critically acclaimed and bestselling comic book series created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Meet Edgardo and learn what it takes to develop a comic book superhero.

Sunday, February 16 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 5 & older | Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Wonder Sparks Puppet Theater

1st Floor – Art Studio

What does it take to be a hero? Learn about forgiveness, the power of kindness, and good sportsmanship in Wonder Sparks Puppet Theater’s production of The Lion and the Mouse and other stories.

Monday, February 17 | 2 & 3 pm | All Ages | Drop-in

Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam

1st Floor – Art Studio

Meet celebrated queen Harmonica Sunbeam at Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH)! Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH provides kids with positive and unapologetically queer role models who teach us all about difference and empathy, and encourage us to express ourselves however we feel comfortable。 

Wednesday, February 19 | 2 & 3 pm | All Ages | Drop-in

Superhero Colorist Jose Lopez 

1st Floor – Makerspace

In comics, a colorist has the job adding color to the black-and-white line drawings of the illustrator。 Meet Jose Lopez, a comic book colorist responsible for working with characters like Batman, Storm, Wolverine, and Spider-Man。  Learn the ins and out of coloring a superhero comic book。

Thursday, February 20 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 5 & older | Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

Image: Linework by Lee Weeks, color by Jose Lopez

Spoons Across America: Farm to Book

4th Floor – Creativity Lab

Knowledge is power and Spoons Across America is here to help us be more aware of the foods we eat。 Smell, taste, and talk about new and unfamiliar foods as you become super adventurous food explorers。 Connecting a recipe with an exciting storybook, we’ll learn about how food is produced, grown, and transported from farm to table。

Saturday, February 22 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 5 & older | Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry。 Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event。

Meet the Author: John Sazaklis

1st Floor – Makerspace

John Sazaklis is a New York Times bestselling author with over 100 children’s books under his belt! He has illustrated Spider-Man books, created toys for MAD magazine, and written for the animated series BEN 10. Meet John and learn what it takes to work with superheroes and create superhero children’s books.

Sunday, February 23 | 2 & 3 pm | ages 5 & older | Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry。 Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event。

Meet the Author: 90's R&B - A to Z

1st Floor – Makerspace

Byron McCray’s passion for color, music and telling the stories of African-American culture shines through in his debut children’s book, 90’s R&B – A to Z. Byron invites you to create your own books inspired by a “mixtape” of your favorite songs.

Tuesday, February 18 | 2 & 3pm | Ages 5 & older | Sign-up*

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry。 Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event。

All The Ladies: Joanie Leeds' Album Launch 

1st Floor – Art Studio

Joanie’s new album All The Ladies serves up passionate and honest female empowerment folk tunes celebrating International Women’s Day, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s birthday and 2020 as the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote。 All The Ladies is produced by GRAMMY Award Winner Lucy Kalantari. 

Saturday, March 14 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Musical Performance: Wendy & DB

1st Floor – Art Studi

Wendy & DB examine the world with curiosity and get everyone moving! Their latest album, Hey Big World, feature songs that address a child’s world in these times. The Chicago-based kindie duo explores science, nature, diversity, safety and the arts in the true Wendy & DB musical style.
Tuesday, April 14| 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Drop-in