Free Arts and Crafts for Kids in New York City

The following is a post from Patrick G. Mackaronis. Patrick is the Director of Business Development for New York City-based social network Brabble. In this post, Patrick wants to tell us about the eco friendly arts and crafts workshops in NYC.Patrick can be best reached on Twitter at @patty__mack.

Family Friday’s Crafting. For those that try to be green, there are even free eco friendly arts and crafts workshops at Sustainable NYC.

RePlayGround at Sustainable NYC

RePlayGround at Sustainable NYC Store offers a monthly eco friendly arts and crafts workshop. They use re-purposing materials and (clean) garbage to make unique things. Some examples include cereal box wallets, magazine bead jewelry, soda bottle candy dishes and much more. These arts and crafts are offered for kids ages seven and up, and the adults that accompany them are allowed to help out. This event is offered on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 pm until 7:30 pm.


  • RePlayGround, Sustainable NYC Store, 139 Avenue A at 9th Street, Manhattan, (347) 885-9368

MiniMax Toys and Cuts in New York City

MiniMax Toys and Cuts is a shop known for their haircuts and toys, and on the weekend the store offers free arts and crafts selection. This is not offered every weekend, but happens on most Saturdays starting at around 10 am. On Sundays they also are known for offering free puppet shows. The crafts are geared towards kids and there is no age limitation set.

  • MiniMax Toys and Cuts, (718) 222-8697

Family Friday’s Crafting at Central Park in New York City

Family Friday’s Crafting at Central Park is offered at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. This park in Manhattan offers great nature themed crafts, and sometimes offers live music as well. They offer this every Friday from January through March, at 2 pm until 4 pm. These arts and crafts projects are offered to kids of all ages.