Children's Parties


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Educational & Fun Children's Parties!

Each of the programs below includes a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Each Program is available virtually.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Dr. Kelly Ronayne, 631-427-5240 ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org

These interactive virtual celebrations allow children to see each other and stay connected while enjoying a fun activity together.  They can sing happy birthday together or individually say hi to all their friends. Parents & Grandparents are welcome to watch. This is a wonderful, memorable way for children to be interactive outside of school, learn history, and create their own masterpieces together!

Masterpiece Virtual Children's Parties

How was Vincent van Gogh inspired by Walt Whitman? Children can join an interactive art party while learning the answer to this question and more!

Children can now connect with each other at home for Birthdays and other celebrations through Zoom. Children will learn the history and inspirations of one chosen artist: Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Mattise, or Georgia O’Keefe. They will also create their own artwork guided by an experienced art & history teacher.
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

$75 per group, supplies not included.
Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit, $75.

Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

 

Social Butterfly Tea Party

Learn the history of afternoon tea and table etiquette and practice your social skills to build the confidence you need to work the room at this fun and informative program. Make the connection between present and past while setting the table for a traditional tea party and preparing place cards. Learn cellphone etiquette and how to make personal introductions that leave a lasting impression.
Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm or Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm
A virtual Walt Whitman Birthplace program

 

$75 per group, supplies not included.
Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit, $75.

Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilac Painting

Create your own floral lilac paintings with acrylic paints after learning about one of Walt Whitman’s best-known poems, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.”

Supplies not included.
Materials to be supplied by participant: Basic acrylic paint set and an 9x12” canvas for each child., a variety of flat and round acrylic brushes and a piece of paper, water.
Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit, $75.

Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

Pottery Party

Create pinch pots of your own after learning about pottery made during the 19th century on Long Island. See authentic pieces of pottery and learn their unique and little-known history!

Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm or Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm
A virtual Walt Whitman Birthplace program
Materials to be supplied by participant: Crayola Air Dry Clay, buttons, gems, or other items for decorating the pots.

Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit, $75.

Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

 

Poetry Daze

Meet a published poet!  Discuss how a poet finds inspiration to write a poem.  All are encouraged to let their imagination and creativity soar through actually writing poetry and sharing it with the group.  Participants will have fun while building awareness of language and enhancing their comprehension skills.

$75 per group, supplies not included.
Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit, $75.

Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

 

Group Tour

With a knowledgeable interpreter, tour an authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’s greatest poet. See the room in which he was born. In the Interpretive Center, view the exhibits and hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, America.

$5/person. Now available via Zoom! 30 person limit.

Email Dr. Kelly Ronayne Educator@WaltWhitman.org for more information and to book a fun day for your child and their friends!

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