Inspired by Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, step right up and take a “ride” on a carousel animal and decorate your own! Listen to hand-cranked organs playing authentic Coney tunes, catch a short film in the theater and more!
Schedule of Events
- 10 am – 1 pm
Step Right Up! – Avery Court and Morgan Great Hall
Step right up and take a “ride” on a real carousel animal visiting today from the New England Carousel Museum. Listen to organ grinders playing authentic Coney Island tunes while you make carousel art!
- 10 am – noon
Funny Films – Aetna Theater
Head down to the theater to pick up some popcorn and watch the hilarious 1903 film Rube and Mandy at Coney Island (12 minutes, looped throughout morning).
- 10:30 – 11 am
Tour: ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
Make connections between art and stories during this docent-led tour for young children and accompanying adults. Meet by the Museum Shop.
- 11:30 am – noon
Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland during this docent-led tour for all ages. Meet by the Museum Shop.
- 12:15 pm
Magic Show and Balloonathon – Aetna Theater
Professor Phineas Feelgood’s World Famous Magic Show and Balloonathon.
Facebook event here.
This program is presented with the New England Carousel Museum.
Second Saturdays for Families
Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!
Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.