In the city this summer?  Looking for something to do over the weekend?

Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ drop-in kids classes, fun for kids as young as four, and free with admission.  The classes are run by knowledgeable, enthusiastic teachers who do an excellent job getting kids excited about art and sometimes, music.  When we last dropped in, we were treated to a beautiful recorder concert by a skilled professional musician.

My children and I had a wonderful time touring the galleries with the teacher guides.  The kids then had a chance to sketch from a piece of art.

These classes make me very grateful to live in New York.