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August 2012 / Brooklyn Family / Columnists / Featured Event

History and art

ARTiculate the fun!

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Whether your child would enjoy tilling the fields outdoors or creating a unique art project, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is the place to be this month.

Geared to young children, ages 4 to 10, Wyckoff’s ARTiculate series is a drop-in family program that offers kids a chance to explore art, read books, learn about the farm and history through stories and using fine art materials.

On Aug. 5, from noon to 2 pm, ARTiculate kids learn about immigration in “Coming to America,” the story of Pieter Wyckoff, who made his way from the Netherlands as an indentured servant to become a wealthy man in 17th century Breukelen.

On Aug. 26, from noon to 2 pm, participants learn about children who had big dreams and worked hard to achieve their goals in “The Sky’s the Limit: Big Dreamer.” After story time, children will create their own masterpiece using acrylic paint on fabric and link the squares together to create a family dream quilt.

The Farm and Garden Camp is offered for children, 7 to 11 years old, that want to learn how to till the land and grow a beautiful garden. Sessions are offered on Aug. 8, 22, and 29, from 10 am to 1 pm. Parents and guardians are welcome to join their children in gardening.

Fee for the ARTiculate program is $8 per child (and it includes admission to the museum for the whole family); and it’s free for museum members and Cool Culture Families. The Farm and Garden Camp is offered free, and registration is recommended.

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum [5816 Clarendon Rd. between Ralph Avenue and Kings Highway in East Flatbush, (718) 629-5400; www.nycgovparks.org].

Updated 4:27 pm, August 2, 2012
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