Second Saturdays for Families: Season’s Greetings

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Second Saturdays for Families: Season's Greetings

Welcome the changing of the seasons with a day of winter fun. Enjoy a special performance by the New England Ballet Theatre of Connecticut and then create your own wintery artworks to take home or give as a gift to a friend. Museum admission is free on Second Saturdays.


Art-Making 12-2 pm

Wilderness Masks: Use a variety of materials to create a mask inspired by your favorite woodland animal.

DIY Giftbags: Layer repeat patterns and shapes to create one of a kind gift bag.

Winter Nightscape: Become inspired by the landscapes in the museum’s collection and sketch your own winter nightscape to take home.

2-D Snow Globe: Join staff from Hartford Public Schools and design a unique winter scene. 

Community Connections

Stop by to learn about traditional Japanese winter customs and traditions with the Japan Society of Greater Hartford. Created in collaboration with the Japan Society of Greater Hartford.

Visit the Mandell Jewish Community Center table to hear staff discuss the rich history and traditions of Hanukkah. 


12:30-1pm | Enjoy a special presentation of the Fantastic Toy Shop performed by our friends at the New England Ballet Theatre of Connecticut. Presented in collaboration with the New England Ballet Theatre.

1-2pm | Learn about the principles of Kwanzaa and participate in an interactive  drum and dance performance by FriendZWorld Music. Presented in collaboration with FriendZWorld Music. 


Second Saturdays for Families is supported by the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, the Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Charles Nelson Robinson Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.