OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Go all in on summer with outdoor, naturally socially-distanced adventures for all ages.

Also climb on public art and see what else in open in NY and beyond the city (including  museums & pop-ups for when the weather's not so nice). Sign up for our email list and follow our insta for the latest.

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Staten Island Ferry

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Take a free ferry ride from Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and back for great views of The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines. 25 minute trips (1 hour round trip) depart every half hour (every fifteen minutes during rush hour). Masks required. For a quicker trip, take the…

Mohonk Mountain House

Hudson Valley

Explore an iconic Victorian castle resort surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest.

* Tons of family-friendly seasonal activities to try including kayaking, archery, hiking, fly-fishing, lawn games and more.

* Head indoors for craft kits, afternoon tea (and cookies), special evening kids’ entertainment, and family fun.

* Dine on delicious farm-to-table cuisine in the…

Great Captain Island

Connecticut

Greenwich is home to two islands situated roughly two miles off of Greenwich Harbor, Great Captain Island and Island Beach. It’s a bit of expense of effort to get to the islands, but worth it.

* The islands are preserved in their natural state, no cars or stores, with many different species of birds. Visible…

Croton Point Beach

Upper Westchester

Swim in the Hudson River, lounge in a wide expanse of sand and explore a 508-acre park with stunning views of Haverstraw Bay.

* Hourly Kayak & SUP rentals available.

* Bathrooms are open but showers are closed.

* Weekend only through June 20.

LeFrak Center Boating, Biking & Splash Pad

Prospect Park/Park Slope

Ride single or double kayak and pedal boat to explore 55 acres of waterfront in Prospect Park ($16-$36/hour). Lightweight, synthetic clothing & water bottles suggested.

Choose from an array of bike rentals from traditional two wheels and kids trailers to a four-wheeled, 6-person double surrey ($13-$38/hour).

Half-day, full-day and season pass rentals also available.

Sail Pioneer

Seaport

See the sights of New York Harbor, the magnificent Lower Manhattan skyline, and Governors Island from the decks of the historic 130-year-old schooner Pioneer. Grab a halyard to help raise a sail or simply sit back and enjoy the view. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, afternoon snack, beverages, or a bottle of wine to…

Brooklyn Bidge Park Kayaking

DUMBO, Downtown & Heights

Glide along the East River on kayaks from the volunteer-run Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse (Pier 4 Beach). All levels welcome. Advanced registration required.

Kids under 14 must ride in a double kayak with an adult except on Sundays from 12 pm to 2:30 pm when kids age 7 or older can paddle alone (as long…

Tugboat Rides on W.O. Decker

Seaport

Take an exciting 75-minute ride on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker. Explore New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island.

Tours depart at 1:15pm, 2:45pm, and 4:15pm. Advance reservations recommended.

For ages 10+. Access to W.O. Decker requires climbing angled…

Community Paddle

Bronx

Join the Bronx River Alliance for family-friendly canoeing. Canoes available for partners and families; kayaks available for solo paddlers. Life vests supplied.

First come, first served, and no pre-registration required. Participants are required to wear face masks and fill out waivers at the time of sign-up.

Hudson Kayak

Upper Westchester

Try guided kayak tours, lessons and rentals throughout Westchester County. Single and double kayaks as well as stand up paddle boarding available to ride the Hudson River and Tarrytown Lake.

The calmest kayaking (or canoeing) experience is in Tarrytown Lakes (home to a wide variety of wildlife including ducks, herons and turtles).

Adventurous kids can…

Paddle Boats at Orange Reservoir

New Jersey

Paddle a swan-shaped boat on the Orange Reservoir. Boats seat 2 or 4. For ages 2+. Tickets sold on a first come, first served basis. No advanced sales. Weekends only

Also play on the Children’s Regatta Playground with a wave-like rubberized safety surface and a series of play equipment designed to look like boats. A…

Downtown Boathouse

Tribeca

Take out free sit-on-top kayaks in protected Hudson River embayments with an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. Brief instruction and all necessary safety equipment provided as well as changing rooms, lockers and locks, bike locks, sun block, and first aid equipment.

Reserve online in advance, walk up, or reserve a spot for later in the day. Each…

Rocking the Boat Community Rowing & Birding

Bronx

Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach about the local waterways. Experience the beauty of New York’s only fresh water river. Life jackets in all sizes provided.

Also identify and learn about local bird species with knowledgeable guides on some Saturdays. Binoculars, field guides and spotting scopes provided. Pre-register…

Rocking the Boat Community Sailing

Bronx

Community non-profit Rocking the Boat, host of weekly Community Rowing, provides free sailing lessons on the South Bronx waterfront.

There is no minimum age, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.  Life jackets in all sizes provided.

Seaport Kids x Manhattan by Sail

Seaport

Join Manhattan by Sail on their Clipper City ship for a kid-friendly 45-minute sail along the East River. While you take in the sights, sing along with Mr. Dan the Melody Man with everything from classic nursery rhymes to radio favorites.

Note: Tickets are $5 per person, and tickets are required for all passengers. All…

ROPES COURSES

Boundless Adventures

Upper Westchester

Swing, climb, balance, traverse and zip-line at this aerial adventure park in Westchester.

* Explore a variety of high ropes courses with 110 platforms in the trees featuring unique elements and zip lines on every course.

* Nine courses for all skill levels – low to the ground and high in the trees, with age…

The Adventure Park at Long Island

Long Island

Climb and swing in trees with 11 trails, 22 ziplines & 148 treetop platforms.

* Ages 3+ can play in the a miniature course set up right above the ground (24 inches) with balance beams, a slide, nets to climb through, and a suspended house that sways.

* Ages 7+ can try self-guided climbing adventures…

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure

Bronx

Hangout in the treetops at the Bronx Zoo’s sustainably created aerial ropes course. Ride a 400-foot-long zipline over the Bronx River and/or swing from rope to rope, skateboard high above the ground, and navigate your way through the trees i seven courses of varying difficulties.

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Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course

New Jersey

Climb through 15 unique challenge elements on aerial junior course 10 feet above the ground (average run time 30 to 45 minutes). Adult course also available. Swing across the length of a football field on a 40-feet-high zip Line.

For ages 6+. Advanced online reservations recommended.

Near the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and…

Edge

Midtown-30s

Look 100 stories down from the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with with 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and beyond. Lean out over the city on angled glass walls and relax in a large lounge with food and drinks available for purchase.

Brave teens & adults can scale the outside of the building, more than 1,200 feet above the ground with City Climb (ages 13+, $185).

CAROUSELS

Le Carrousel

Midtown-40s

This small, charming carousel, specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, is an homage to both European and American carousel traditions. Its 14 delightful animals, replicas of classic carousel horses plus frogs, bunnies and and more, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by Bryant Park’s elegant barouque-style…

Seaglass Carousel

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Spin under the sea in an aquatic carousel in historic Battery Park. Sit within iridescent fiberglass fish that glide through a (covered) spiraling nautilus of glass and steel. LED color-changing lighting combined with “water effect” light projectors and oceanic music create a magical underwater atmosphere for kids of all ages.

Purchase tickets at the carousel…

Pier 62 Carousel

Chelsea

Take a spin on 33 hand-carved, custom-designed Hudson River Valley animals – raccoons, seahorses, bears & more. The carousel structure has a green roof and opens to a sprawling lawn and tree-lined pathways.

Take a walk along the pier to the west of the carousel to find a nautical wooden deck offering views of the…

Central Park Carousel

Central Park

Choose from 57 horses and two chariots on a charming carousel built in 1908 (but installed in the park in 1951). Look for fun art throughout including silly clowns. Covered by a lovely brick structure with side openings but still closed on rainy days.

Interesting history: the current carousel is the fourth in this location.…

Jane’s Carousel

DUMBO, Downtown & Heights

Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River. The carousel is covered, but the line to enter is entirely outdoors.

MINI GOLF

Pier 25 Mini-Golf

Tribeca

Manhattan’s only 18-hole miniature golf course features waterfalls, streams, a pond, foot bridges, sand traps and even a cave plus a stunning location on Hudson River Park’s Pier 25. Lemonade, ice cream & other snacks available or purchase. Also on the pier, find a great playground with lots of water features and a large…

Turtle Cove Mini Golf

Pelham Bay Park

Play 18 holes with interesting miniature architecture in lovely Pelham bay Park.

Afterwards grab a bite at the Park Place Café.

Family Mini Golf Special ($39) includes 12″ inch cheese pizza & 4 water bottles for 4 players.

Same place as a full-size golf course & driving range.

Flushing Meadows Mini Golf

Queens: Corona/Flushing

Play 18 beautifully landscaped holes with streams and waterfall. A full service snack bar offers hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, snacks, ice cream, soft drinks, and beer. Picnic tables available.

A short walk from the # 7 train stop at Shea Stadium (plus free parking).

Jurassic Mini-Golf

Crown Heights

Tee up for a round of golf with family, friends, and a few large unexpected visitors from the distant past on the rooftop of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Golf under a rooftop canopy on a custom-made 9-hole mini-golf course while surrounded by the noises and movements of large animatronic dinosaurs.

Includes access to the engaging exhibits…

Putting Green

Williamsburg/Greenpoint

Play an 18-hole golf course on the Williamsburg waterfront showcasing problems and solutions for climate change issues facing our planet.

Each of the 18 holes has been designed by a community partner, including artists and designers, community and school groups, environmental advocacy organizations and public agencies. The designs focus on a broad range of climate…

VALE(mini)GOLF

Williamsburg/Greenpoint

Play a colorful 9-hole course under Brooklyn based artist Jason Naylor vibrant “You Are Not Alone” mural, part of a global public art project of the same name that inspires artists to create work in their communities, sparking hope and connection.

On the plaza level of the hip William Vale Hotel, also home to Delicious…

Rocket Park Mini Golf

Queens: Corona/Flushing

Explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more in a nine-hole miniature golf course, built around actual rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race (originally featured at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair). Learn how the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path…

Shipwrecked Brooklyn

Red Hook/Carroll Gardens

Play an indoor 18-hole miniature golf course and go on an adventure through 4 themed areas complete with theatrical scenery, lights, and sound. Use a bag of gold tokens ($5) to bring the story to life through animatronics, video, and special effects as you make your way through the course. The course is ADA compliant and…

Frying Pan Brooklyn Game Room

Sunset Park

Play a 9-hole mini golf course featuring iconic Brooklyn landmarks such as the Gowanus Canal and Brooklyn Bridge in an outdoor courtyard. In a colorful retro-style game room, play Ping Pong, Skeeball and arcade style games.

Eat lobster rolls, poke tacos at the New England-inspired seafood-focused Frying Pan next door or check out diverse food…

ROLLER SKATING

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace at Rock Center

Midtown-40s

For the first time since 1940, the skating at Rockefeller Center foes year round with a reincarnation of the legendary family owned and operated roller rink Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace (originally in LA 1979-1981).

The roller rink will be about half the size of the ice rink, with room on the plaza for tables and chairs for eating (lots of diverse food options in the center) and skater-watching.

Programming includes “meditative” early morning skate sessions, disco nights and gospel music on Sundays.

Retro ankle-height four-wheel “quads” that were worn at the original Flipper’s available for rent and purchase. Note that rental skates sizes start at 8C.

LeFrak Center Roller Skating

Prospect Park/Park Slope

Head to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park for roller skating daily in an outdoor, covered rink and the Dreamland Roller Disco every Friday night.

Light fare and drinks available at rinkside Bluestone Cafe, plus a variety of bike & boat rentals.

The DiscOasis

Central Park

Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers. Skate and dance on a beautiful rainbow rink among pretty trees (though unshaded; bring water & sunscreen).

From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs,…

Pier 2 Roller Rink

DUMBO, Downtown & Heights

Skate on a world-class roller and inline skating rink with a waterfront view and a top 40 soundtrack. Skate rental available ($7). Wrist Guards Required for all skaters; rentals are provided free of charge.

Advanced ticket sales are no longer required/offered. All tickets can be purchased upon entry at the admissions windows. Sessions are 3 hours each.

Roll-A-Rama

Queens: Rockaway

Take a spin on the tarmac around the TWA Hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” airplane. Glide around to retro tunes at the only airport outdoor roller rink in the world in 50 minute skate sessions.

Also play in the colorful Twister room, see New-York Historical Society curated exhibitions celebrating TWA’s history and get drinks and…

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Wednesday, January 1

Wow in the World

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Join hosts Guy Raz and the hilarious Mindy Thomas on a journey into the wonders of the world. Go inside brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology - with lots of wacky fun along the way. One of our family's faves.  

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Circle Round

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Hear sound- and music-rich radio plays based on folktales from around the world. Explore important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity with guest stage and screen stars. Each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups. My daughter's favorite at bedtime.

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Here Wee Read

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Find great books recommendations for all ages in all sorts of diverse & inclusive categories, from Harlem Renaissance picture books to graphic novels talking about race. Includes themed collections like Halloween, Weddings,, Kids with Disabilities and RBG. Find links to buy at bookshop.org, an alternative to amazon that supports independent bookstores.

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Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022
18th Street & Tenth Avenue
West 18th Street & Tenth Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking

Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.

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Kobra Street Art Albert Einstein

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022
West 21st Street & Eighth Avenue
292 West 21st Street Chelsea/Meatpacking

Albert Einstein is a NY-loving graffitist in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.

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Thursday, January 2

BRAINPOP

January 2, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Watch short, well-written animated films on a variety of topics including antiracism & Black history, STEM, arts, math and much more starring a very funny robot. Take quizzes and play games to test what you learned. Two editions, for ages K-3 or 4th -12th Grade (which can thoughtfully address some weighty topics, so monitor…

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Wednesday, April 1

Art For Kids Hub

April 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Follow along step by step as a professional artist and his kid draw animals, emojis, people, vehicles and more. Clear, simple steps turn anyone into an illustrator.

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Children’s Museum of the Arts

April 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Children's Museum of the Arts' blog features how-to videos and detailed instructions for art projects like Paper Chains of Kindness and Collaborative Drawing Games. Projects can be adapted for different ages and made with materials around the house.

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Audible Kids

May 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Listen to hundreds of audio books handpicked by Audible editors, including original exclusive content (we love The Mystwick School of Musicraft). Choose from a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian selections also available. Free 30-day-trials available.  

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BUSY TODDLER

May 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Find a trove of educational, easy-to-set up creative and sensory activities from a K-1 teacher turned SAHM. So many great ideas, quick & easy to messy messy, babies to tweens plus links to useful art supplies. Follow their great instagram account for daily inspiration.

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DAYS WITH GREY

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

An educator and mom to 3 shares daily 'Breakfast Invitations,' easy-to-set-up sensory and art activities for preschoolers and toddlers.

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VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Take virtual journeys to over 1,200 museums around the world via Google Arts & Culture. See collections and gallery views of  Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology, Paris's Musée d'Orsay and more (plus NYC faves like the Whitney, Guggenheim and MoMA).

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New-York Historical Society Online

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

This fascinating historic  museum (now partially open for visits) hosts engaging live educational programs for all ages, audio and video resources (including the inspirational We Rise) and interactive 360 degree tours drawing on its world-renowned collections. Excellent educator resources including videos,  remote lesson plans, and media-rich curriculum website Women…

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MOMI Moving Image Studio

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Find tutorials and interactive ways to collaborate and make media art with Astoria's Museum of Moving Image educators. Create Jim Henson-inspired puppets, learn about film editing and apply to have your media art shared on their YouTube channel.

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MoMA Families At Home

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

MoMA provides resources and ideas—from art-making activities to books and films—to spark creativity and fun at home. Explore artworks in MoMA’s collection through activities (available in English and Spanish), watch favorite kid-friendly short films with prompts to spark discussion, dig deeper into Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, find favorite Children’s Books about Art, listen…

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Ailey All Access

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

The acclaimed Alvin Ailey dance company shares full length videos of past performances. Also see videos of company members dancing the landmark Revelations and other pieces together from home, join free online dance classes and check out the  great Resource Guide for Educators. Find free live and on-demand classes for all ages in a variety of dance…

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Carnegie Hall Music Explorers

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Learn about musical culture and tradition around the world - African-American Freedom Songs, South African Zulu songs and many more - with lessons plans, music and video featuring global artists. The well-designed site features a world map to explore. Also Learn about symphony orchestras in an animated adventure in Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Watch curated educated videos on the from Jazz at Lincoln Center's educational programs and learn about it's roots in African-American traditions and communities.  WeBop instructors demonstrate fun activities to get families swinging and singing, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra share performance secrets,  and Middle School Jazz Academy instructors break down jazz techniques.…

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Black Art Picture Books

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Learn about African American art history with curated lists from Culture Type, a website exploring art by and about people of African descent. Find gorgeous books about Jean-Michel Basquiat, fashion designer Ann Cole Lowe,  Jacob Lawrence and other great black artists on posts Black Art History: 10 Children’s Books Illuminate the…

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FLOCABULARY

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Learn about a range of subjects for grades K-12 though catchy, educational hip-hop songs. Watch videos about math, history, science and more, learn new words, take quizzes then (this is the coolest part) write short raps/songs using your new words and knowledge.

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KHAN ACADEMY

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Watch short videos taught by excellent instructors with an electronic whiteboard in just about any subject for preschool through college. The free Khan Academy Kids app (for ages 2-7) teaches reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, and more through open-ended activities and games like drawing, storytelling, and coloring guided by adorable animal characters. Also…

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The Davidson Institute At Home

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

The educational arm of Israel's  Weizmann Institute of Science offers online kids science courses, videos, games, puzzles, quizzes and science experiments in fun topics like the science of soccer and (safe) homemade explosives.

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Lincoln Center At Home

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices. Learn puppetry, dance, songwriting and other art forms with simple materials found at home with Lincoln Center Pop-up…

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The Super Secret Hive

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Join a former Disney duo on a musical adventure for the whole family. A cast of quirky characters navigate timely challenges to help kids save the world. Explore topics like honeybees and pollinators, plastic in the oceans, germs and our immune system, inclusion and kindness vs. bullying (as expressed by a T-Rex!) and…

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Dav Pilkey At Home

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Get creative and have fun with the creator of cult favorites Dog Man and Captain Upderpants. Watch short videos of Pilkey drawing and reading aloud and download printable activity sheets, drawing guides, comic book creators, games and more.

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Kennedy Center Education

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History,  US President's Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, popular American songs and more. Designed for grades K-12.

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Classical Kids

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Explore classical music with dramatic stories based around works by Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other great composers.  My kids especially love Mozart's Magic Fantasy: A Journey Through 'The Magic Flute' about a girl and a dragon's  journey through the Queen of the Night's realm to Sarastro's castle featuring dialogue mixed in…

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TATE KIDS

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Play art-inspired games, take cheeky quizzes, find art activities, and share your art on a fun website from British museums Tate and Tate Modern. Find detailed instructions for activities such as "think like the artist Alberto Giacometti" and create interesting portraits and landscapes.

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NYSCI At Home

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Find tons of games, activities, experiments and projects from Queen's New York Hall of Science. At-Home STEM resources encourage open-ended exploration and imaginative learning. Learn about physics, engineering, design, biology, math, chemistry and more with videos, instructions for experiments and art projects, interactive graphic novels, engaging apps and more.

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The Past & The Curious

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Learn that history can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone in a podcast featuring stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more. A professional music…

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Story Pirates Podcast

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

This absurdist sketch comedy show based on stories written by kids features original music and celebrity special guests. Young listeners are invited to submit their own stories that might be brought to live in the podcast or a future live show. Find comprehensive activity guides for each episode online with recipes, poetry lessons, and more.…

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Ear Snacks

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Kindie musicians Andrew & Polly and their friends consider music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast enjoyable for kids and grown-ups. Developmentally appropriate & absurdist but never untrue.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Learn about extraordinary, inspiring women women in a podcast based on global best-selling book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (a great purchase for all ages). Features famous leaders like Harriet Tubman and RBG as well as lesser known heroes from around the world.

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Noodle Loaf

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Explore music in an interactive podcast and video series born from the brain of a music education teacher and his goofball kids. Each approx. 10 minute episode features inventive sing-alongs and activities. Geared for kids 3-9 years old but all ages get into it.

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Cooper Hewitt Online Learning

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Follow along with design activities (with clear, well-designed instructions) to create protoypes, chairs, zines, posters and more. Also explore design case studies, remarkable female and LBGQT+ creators, the digital mansion, and museum exhibitions. Great graphics, video and easy-to-understand text for all ages.

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Greeking Out

August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Hear kid-friendly retelling of classic ancient Greek myths as featured in the Nat Geo Kids book Zeus the Mighty. Zippy and fun retellings with all the inappropriate parts glossed over.

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Radiolab for Kids

August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Find family-friendly content from Radiolab, one of the most beloved podcasts in the world.  From “What do dogs see when they look at the rainbow?” to “Do animals laugh?” the topics are squeaky clean (mostly) and all about science and curiosity.

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Pajama Program

November 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Help kids in need have a loving bedtime and restful good night by collecting new pajamas and/or books to donate. Here’s info on starting a drive. A great solution for birthday or holiday presents for the kid who already has too much. Party guests still get to shop and have something fun to bring to…

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Volunteer

November 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022

Search for in-person and virtual family-friendly volunteering opportunities at New York CaresVolunteer New York (includes Westchester & Long Island) and Doing Good Together. Find opportunities for specific dates/times or ongoing with a range of non-profits including city parks and senior centers.

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Tuesday, November 3

Support Museums

November 3, 2020 - December 31, 2022

In a win/win for all, refresh your library/playroom at expertly curated online shops of local museums. Find great toys, books, crafts and games for at-home entertainment and consider becoming a member of your faves - so many perks all year round (including store discounts and the ability to visit in person whenever). Some favorite…

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