Here is your chance to see wooden toys from early on to now.
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
September 18, 2015 – January 17, 2016
This has to be another one of the often missed treat of visiting New York City.
While I was checking out Central Park’s foliage, I decided to walk over to Broadway via west 86th Street. I noticed a poster about wooden toys on this small brownstone -18 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West).
The gallery is small and covers three floors (elevator). The exhibit is well planned and I enjoyed following the progression of farm toys to the most professional. There is a suggested fee of $5 and $10 but you can pay what you want.
There are more than 300 playthings dating from the 17th to the early 21st century. For anyone interested in antique toys a visit will be full of nostalgia. It would also be fun to show your children or grandchildren toys from a time when there was comparatively simple objects for children’s entertainment.
I really enjoyed looking at all the toys and reading the the descriptions of them.