REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all events and classes at City Treehouse.
To register, call (212) 255-2050 or email email@example.com SPACE IS LIMITED!It's fun to get wet, so bring a change of clothes and your beach shoes if you plan to use the play space.
Botanical Printing - Silk Scarves Saturday, May 21st, $30 per child including supplies
10:30-11:30a, 1-4y (with caregiver assistance) In this class, children will get to soak, pound, wrap, squish and tie dried flowers, onion skins, dried avocado skins and frozen berries into long silk scarves. The scarves will be tied into bundles then dropped into jars to simmer while we sing songs, color and read books about flowers and plants. This class will also exercise patience, as kids must wait one week, then unwrap your silk bundle at home. The result will be a harmony of greens and reds that resemble a watercolor. $30 per child, ages 1-4y, 10:30-11:30a
Creating Pattern on T-shirts Saturday, May 21st, $30 per child including supplies
11:45a-12:45p, 4.5-9y Learn to make pattern and implied texture on t-shirts! Kids will learn about the various ways in which pattern is achieved in textile design as we explore some classic methods that designers employ. We will cover terminology and look at samples of different outcomes before kids pick a template to follow for their own t-shirt. One-of-a-kind patterns will be achieved as each child will have the opportunity to create a custom textured relief using metal and magnets which will be placed under the t-shirt and template for textile pigment to be rolled on top of for a 'rubbing' effect (think pencil rubbings of coins). Register via NORY website.
Jazz Picnic with Live Band Sunday, May 22nd, $25 per child in advance ($30 day of show)
4:00-4:45p, 2-6y Let’s go on a Jazz Picnic! This action packed, fun filled class will take your child on an adventure into the realms of jazz and improvised music. With stories, singing and dancing, this experience will unravel the excitement of the Saxophone, Double Bass and Drums and their ability to work together to create exciting music. Call (212)255-2050 to register. See more information on the NORY website.
Mini-Montessorians: Explore & Play presented by Curated Care Trial class: Monday, May 23rd, 10:00a-10:45a
$20 per child, Ages 18m-3y, with caregiver, Pre-registration Required
Little ones enjoy peer socialization while exploring beautiful and simplistic materials (colorful scarves, wooden blocks, board books and more) in the gentle, free-form approach of Montessori. Enjoy a calm and playful atmosphere for you and your baby while broaching first milestones like sharing, socializing and environmental exploration.
Recycled Art presented by Curated Care Trial class: Tuesday, May 24th, 10:30a-11:15a
Trial class: Tuesday, June 14th, 10:30a-11:15a
$20 per child, Ages 2-5y, with caregiver, Pre-registration Required
One child's trash is another child's art project! Artist and Kid Expert Gabrielle will help little ones get creative with recycled materials. Using repurposed supplies, children will create works of art that excite and inspire creativity and conservation. Explore collage, paint, gluing, clay play, and more!
Superhero Stories with Bitty City Players Trial Class: Tuesday, May 24th, 3:30p
$20 per child, Ages 3-5y, Pre-registration Required
Who doesn't want to be a superhero? This is the perfect class for your child to live out their dream.
Our Bitty City Players teaching artist will develop an adventure story as a setting to allow kids to develop their superhero character(s). Each story features a problem that can be solved through creativity and cooperation. Children will play improv drama games that focus on character development and encourage experimentation and fearlessness.
SunPrint Summer Saturdays Saturday, June 4th, 10:00-11:00a
FREE with paid play area visit, all ages
Staying in the city over summer? Join us the first Saturday each month at City Treehouse for free Sunprint art. Have fun in the sun creating original prints using plants, feathers and other natural items.
SunPrint Workshop Saturday, June 18th, 10:00-11:00a
$35 per child ($40 at the door), ages 5-9y
The perfect "first photography class". Join us to make original 'cyanotype' images from light using special photography paper. Design your image using leaves, flowers, feathers and other natural items. Draw an image on transparent paper and make "photographic" copies of it. We will experiment by making images using 2D and 3D objects, transparent, semi-transparent and opaque objects. This workshop offers a great introduction to the principles of photography and is a crowd-pleaser for kids and parents.
Where is Robin - Date: Sunday, June 5th at 4-4:45p
$30 per child includes a signed copy of the book, 3-7y
Meet Author Robin Barone. Take flight with the adventurous Robin. Have fun exploring and discovering all the wonderful cultures and traditions this land has to offer. Discover everything from historic lkandmarks to giant skyscrapers that make this country unique. Make new friends throughout your travels and learn how they enjoy life. Robin is always seeking adventures that help her appreciate the world more. She promises you a memorable journey of learning, laughter and love. Don't let her fly alone, spread your wings and come along!
Tots & Tutus with Creation Station Dance Friday, June 10th at 9:30-10:15a
$20 trial or $45 drop-in per child, 18-28m
This internationally acclaimed toddler dance class is full of stimulation in sight, touch and sound. Your child will begin to learn terminology and basic dance movements all while using puppets, musical instruments, props, bubbles, body movement and gross motor skill development games. We keep pace with your child's sense of play as well as their desire to learn. This class is used as a base for ballet/tap class.
Soap-making Workshop Saturday, June 11th, 10:30-12:00p, 5-9y
$35 per child
Do you want to create your own beautiful soaps? Join soap-making workshop! Create your own vegetable glycerin soaps and choose from an assortment of fun molds to handcraft unique designs using a selection of natural, high-quality, child-safe pigments and fragrances. Each child will create three soaps and once the soap has set, package it with charming decorations, going home with a soaps to use yourself, or beautiful gifts to give to someone special! Soap-making does require some cooling time. Class participants will be allowed to play in the main play area while they wait for their soaps to cool down. Soap-making activities are expected to take the first hour and we anticipate approximately 30 minutes of cool down play!
HeartBeats Tuesday, June 14th, 1p
Wednesday, June 16th, 11a
Friday, June 17th, 10a
$30 per child
HeartBeats introduces infants and toddlers to “rhythm” and “beat”. Beginning with our own bodies as our percussive instruments, we'll explore the idea that music, in particular rhythm, is all around us. Using classic songs (“All You Need is Love”, “Love Rollercoaster”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”) with interesting and varied rhythms, we'll explore beats first with our bodies and next with proper percussive instruments. Drawing on elements of pattern creation and mimicry as well as percussive improvisation, little ones will hone listening skills and build a deeper appreciation of music! Ages 1-3y, with caregiver, 45m.