Fun Family Programs at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria

The_red_balloon If your little one is in love with the big screen then Astoria is the place to take them.  At the Museum of the Moving Image, families can enjoy a screening of the Red Balloon about a young boy and a red balloon who wander through the streets of Paris. This is a short film, which has no dialogue and is great for all ages.

On January 18th there are a few special things to do like a screening of Kirikou and the Sorceress at 12 and 2 p.m. Kirikou_and_the_sorceress In this exuberant and charming animated feature, based on an African fairy tale, an indomitable young boy wills himself to be born, and battles an evil sorceress. There is also a Moving Pictures Workshop on January 18 at 12:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. for ages 6-12. Children discover what makes moving images move and make their own Thaumatrope—a nineteenth-century optical toy—to take home. Be sure to register with the museum when you arrive to ensure your seats at these events. If you are visiting with older kids who can’t seem to put down the Nintendo DS ( Like my daughter… ug ) then have them check out the Classic Video Arcade-games Arcade Games Exhibit where there are thirteen classic arcade games, all playable, in the interactive exhibition. Tokens are four for $1.There are also four playable home video games, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Brothers. The Museum is located in a very central part of Astoria with lots of family friendly restaurants and easy access to the subway. You can also take a walk by Kaufman Astoria Studios where most of New York’s biggest movies are made.

The Museum of the Moving Image

35 Avenue at 36 Street

Astoria, NY 11106

(718) 784-0077

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.