What's on at Cooper-Hewitt

While we're renovating the Mansion, we have an extensive range of events and programs for all ages happening at other venues around New York City.

Almost all our events are free of charge but we encourage advance booking to secure a place. Please also check the venue details when booking to make sure you know where to turn up to.

Weekly family programs run Tuesday through Saturdays and can be booked individually in the Family Programs section of our website.


Design Talks | Landscape Architect Margie Ruddick & Design Patron Janette Sadik-Khan  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Greene Space at WNYC

2013 National Design Award winner Margie Ruddick is recognized for her pioneering, environmental approach to urban landscape design, forging a design language that integrates ecology, urban planning, and culture. Ruddick fosters the idea of nature in the city through projects including New York’s Queens Plaza, and Trenton Capital Park on the Delaware River. Ruddick’s international work includes the Shillim Retreat in India and the Living Water Park, the first ecological park in China.

Target Design Kids Tuesday & Thursday Toddler Programs  

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Design Tales

Join us as we explore design basics for preschoolers between the ages of 2 – 5. Caregivers are invited to participate in interactive reading sessions that focus on design based books. These sessions will engage your littlest designers in visualization, creative play and inspire hands-on activities lead by a museum educator.

Target Design Kids Tuesday & Thursday Toddler Programs  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Design Tales

Join us as we explore design basics for preschoolers between the ages of 2 – 5. Caregivers are invited to participate in interactive reading sessions that focus on design based books. These sessions will engage your littlest designers in visualization, creative play and inspire hands-on activities lead by a museum educator.

Target Design Kids Tuesday & Thursday Toddler Programs  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Design Tales

Join us as we explore design basics for preschoolers between the ages of 2 – 5. Caregivers are invited to participate in interactive reading sessions that focus on design based books. These sessions will engage your littlest designers in visualization, creative play and inspire hands-on activities lead by a museum educator.

Target Design Kids Tuesday & Thursday Toddler Programs  

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Imagination Playground

Make a date to play, dream, and build in the Imagination Playground. Children aged two to five are invited to enjoy unstructured free play.

Target Design Kids Tuesday & Thursday Toddler Programs  

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Imagination Playground

Make a date to play, dream, and build in the Imagination Playground. Children aged two to five are invited to enjoy unstructured free play.

Sign of the Times: Music and Design, 1960s–1980s  

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street

Join us for a look at how popular music and design influenced the material culture and lifestyle of the 1960s–1980s.
Pat Kirkham (Bard Graduate Center), Paula Scher (Pentagram), Ben Watson (Herman Miller), and Stephen Duncombe (NYU) explore highlights of Cooper-Hewitt's collection, from graphic design to furniture and product design.

Reception: 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Lecture: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Target Design Kids: Fast Friday Design Challenge  

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Fast Friday Design Challenge

Come join our new Fast Friday Design Challenge at the end of every month! We will be exploring different design problems and generating creative solutions through hands-on building and testing of prototypes. Use simple materials to design your innovations! Children ages 7 & up.

Target Design Kids Saturday Workshops  

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Wire Designs

Explore form and function by using wire! You will be using wire to design your very own product. Join Oscar Lopez and our team as we navigate the design process with wire.

Target Design Kids Tuesday & Thursday Toddler Programs  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Imagination Playground

Make a date to play, dream, and build in the Imagination Playground. Children aged two to five are invited to enjoy unstructured free play.

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