Monte described Cooper Hewitt as a crafting wonderland. The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden was turned into a playground of giant building blocks and tents with different stations to let your imagination run wild. Inside there were more stations as well as seminars held throughout the weekend. There was a particularly loud DJ outside which made it a bit difficult to talk…but it was still cute to see some of the kids dancing to the music. Kids were making and decorating their own musical horns, music shakers, creating badges, designing fashions for paper dolls and making puppets.
One of the highlights for the kids was playing around on the uniquely designed chairs set up though out the garden. Monte’s highlight was the free food trucks out front of the Museum, also part of the event. I even scored a couple empanadas they brought home from the Nuchas food truck – delicious. They were only there a few hours but said there was so much to do, it’s definitely a two day event.
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum wasn’t really on my radar as something to bring my preschooler to, but after hearing about their day there, I’ll be bringing her back to explore. Even without the Target Family Deign Festival going on it sounds like a great place to visit as a family. As for Target, I’ll be checking their site more often to see more free events they sponsor in the community!