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Dear Families,

How do you like to accessorize? What do your hats say about who you are or what you like to do? Join us as we investigate ideas of identity and decoration through interactive activities designed for kids 8-11 and their caregivers. Inspired by the hats French women wore during World War I, build your own hat that communicates something about you during this outdoor art-making workshop in Central Park!

Sunday, May 23, 2021
Central Park West 85th Street Entrance 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pay What You Wish*

Directions: Enter the park at the northwest corner of the intersection at West 85th Street and Central Park West. Follow the path up the hill and keep an eye out for balloons on a patch of grass in front of the Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground. Please bring a blanket and sunblock.

If weather does not permit, this session will be led virtually through Zoom, using all safety precautions and procedures. Zoom meeting link and a materials list will be emailed at least 24 hours in advance of the workshop.

We are currently accepting reservations for this workshop and encourage you to book before all spaces are filled. For more information and to share your artwork with us after the workshop, email

*Any donation of $1 or more gratefully accepted!

Continue the Exploration!

Parents, please get in touch if you would like to organize a workshop for your child and their learning pod.

If you’re looking to collaborate with the whole family, download pages from our publication, A Charles Percier Coloring Book, and continue the historic tradition of hand-colored prints by adding your own colors!

Check out the hands-on activities in our Family Guides! Drawing inspiration from the life and work of Eileen Gray, the activities help young people reimagine everyday objects and the spaces they inhabit.

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Connect Virtually!
French Fashion Virtual Guided Tours
We invite you to explore an exhibition from BGC’s past, French Fashion, Women and the First World War, and delve into the dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I. Learn More Button
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