Public Programs



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Daily Tours

Free educator–led gallery talks take place every Wednesday through Sunday at 2 pm, and are open to all individual visitors. Reservations are not required. On the first Friday and second Sunday of every month, gallery talks are also available in Japanese.

Hands-On at Noguchi Stonecarving Workshop

Hands-On at Noguchi

Hands-On workshops for adults (18 and older) encourage participants to explore their own creativity with materials and processes, while actively making connections between works on view in the Museum's galleries. Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To learn more, email [email protected] or call 718.204.7088, ext 203.

View all Hands-On programs in the Calendar

Upcoming Public Programs

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Museum members are invited to join us for this annual celebration of our community. Enjoy summer cocktails crafted by Queens neighbors Astoria Distilling Company and Haber’s Tonic Co., mingle with fellow members, and take a curator-led tour of the newly installed special exhibitions In Search of...

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

On first Sundays June–September, admission is free with special programming throughout the day.


11 am–2 pm: Open Studio | Charcoal Drawing
Families with children ages 2–11 are invited to drop in for gallery activities and artmaking in the studio.


2–3 pm: Public Tour
An introduction...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free. From May through September, the Museum remains open until 8 pm with a cash bar in the evening.


2 pm: Gallery Tour

Join an educator-led tour with an introduction to the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi, exploring select works in the Museum's collection and special...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Balún is a self-proclaimed "dreambow" ensemble whose members hail from Puerto Rico. Though currently residing in New York City, Island culture remains the cornerstone of their forward-thinking, malleable sound. Balún incorporates Caribbean rhythms, old school dembow, glitchy IDM and dreamy dance pop into tunes that are slick and modern but firmly rooted in the...

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Explore Isamu Noguchi’s Sounding Stone (1981) in this guided discussion in collaboration with Smithsonian’s Museum Day—an annual celebration creating national commitment to access, equity, and inclusivity in museums. This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative to increase public engagement, advance...