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Friday, July 3
Cook at home with the wonderful teachers of Freshmade. Learn new recipes with professionals teachers. Join weekly camps with themes like Eat the Rainbow, Summer Picnic Foods, New Jersey Boardwalk Eats, Texas BBQ, Pies–Sweet & Savory and Pasta 101 Daily drop=in also availble.
For ages 2-17.
Join operatic adventures based on a weekly-kid-friendly opera (available to watch online Wednesday-Friday). Join interactive online informational sessions, arts & crafts, artist chats, opera story time, camper showcases and printable activity sheets live or watch the videos after.
Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. Designed for ages ages 3-6.
Design and create a puppet at home with free daily online workshops from WonderSpark Puppets, weekdays at 4 pm and weekends at 10 am. Each day is a new puppet! Also, tune in for their weekly puppet shows Fridays at 11am ET.
Click here to watch on WonderSpark Puppets’ Facebook. Schedule is subject to change.
Saturday, July 4
Celebrate Independence Day with the New-York Historical Society and reflect on the many meanings of the holiday. Online programming for all ages includes a speech by Frederick Douglass delivered by historical interpreter Joel Cook, a deep dive into Jackie Robinson’s legacy of activism with the Jackie Robinson Museum, inspiration for at-home activities and sing-alongs that give voice to struggles and hopes throughout American history.
Join Sprout/Universal Kids TV host, Carly Ciarrocchi, in a craft-along improv livestream for all ages. Save toilet paper tubes and bring them Facebook Live and IG Live every Saturday at am. Create your own tube person and take it to Tube Town for 30 minutes of improvised shenanigans!
Sunday, July 5
Family-oriented virtual tours explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection with conversation and creative hands-on activities utilizing materials you can find at home. Includes art looking and hands-on art exploration. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions (plus some discussion of the museum’s amazing architecture).
Monday, July 6
Join enriching creative immersions in art and design for young curious creatives who want to expand their skill sets, meet new friends, and discover new creative outlets. MAD’s experienced artist-educators lead hands-on making activities and each week, an artist-in-residence from the Museum’s Artist Studios program welcome participants for a virtual studio visit and lively talk about life as a working artist. Each session concludes with a virtual group art show and celebration with family and friends. Themes include Drawing Boot Camp and Wearable Art. Families can join together to create a private session for their children.
Gather online for a playful and interactive virtual semiweekly class. Socialize and to learn through music, movement, stories, and creative play. Participate in mutual experiences through cooking, art, science exploration, and communal interactions, encouraging social and cognitive growth.
For 1.5-3 years old.
Join young artists from anywhere in the world to experience CMA’s award-winning curriculum through themed online half-day camps. Whether participating in the “Drawing Olympics” or directing a home movie, campers will enjoy a week of creative and social engagement culminating in final projects to be shared with family and friends.
Recommended for ages 7-11. Limited number of scholarships available,
92Y’s immersive virtual summer experiences provide campers with personalized attention and a specialty curated curriculum. Each week campers will be guided by their camp concierge, an expert from the 92Y Camps Team, to assist in the selection of elective activity choices (camptivities) like filmmaking, photography, coding, sculpture, art and musical theater plus join in on camp wide special events.
For ages 3-13. Options for half day programming or drop in classes.
Join The GIANT Room for STEAM (STEAM + Arts) camps online with weekly themes like Coding and Fashion and Nature Science. Learn new skills and build cool projects together.
Design your own camp anytime options also available in coding, game design, starting your own business, Minecraft, and more.
For ages 5 to 12.
The Museum of Moving Image’s popular media camp goes online and global. Weekly themes include stop-motion animation, screenwriting, digital game design, and more, with participants working in small groups alongside specially trained artists and educators.
For ages 8-13.
Join daily interactive live camp programs with morning meetings, arts & crafts, dance parties and mini concerts. Includes access to 45-minute on-demand prerecorded video to supplement the live stream programming and a digital field guide to prep for the live stream filled with projects, recipes & other camp goodies.
For ages 2-6.
Join CMA in the land of Once Upon A Time and bring traditional fairy tales to the 21st century. Read a different tale each week, highlighting adaptations and versions from around the world. Discover the lessons we can learn from updating traditional fairy tales through storytelling, movement, music, and visual arts. Led by Mackie Saylor, CMA School and Community Programs Manager and Teaching Artist.
Mondays & Wednesdays from July 6 to July 29. For ages 6-8.
Grow your compassion and heart through community art projects in a free weekly class from Kidville. Explore themes rooted in the weekly Do More Good Challenge that promote kindness, connection, and community through story and hands-on art projects.
Tuesday, July 7
Kids, teens, and families are invited to join Whitney Educators for free weekly online art classes. Experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Each week features a new theme and project connected to a work of art in the Whitney’s collection or current exhibitions. Suggested age varies by day, from 5-18.
Explore the Morgan Library & Museum from home with a live interactive tour. Take a closer look at objects in the Morgan’s Collection Online, ranging from ancient to modern. Receive a creative prompt with each experience, for inspiration to write, read, or craft at home.
Examine the pages of the Morgan’s phenomenal illuminated manuscripts – bestiaries, collections of real and imaginary animals, as well as books of hours, which explain seasonal and daily actions. Explore how the books were created, and examine manuscripts from around the world, including cultures such as the Persian Empire and the Armenian kingdom of Cilicia.
For ages 6-14.
Wednesday, July 8
Join Raquel Du Toit, CMA Associate Director of Programming. us for 30 minutes of fun, play, and art-making. Bring your creative energy, make new friends, and share your art with others.
For the ages 6-11.
Make your own mini clay creation with a step-by-step lesson with David Lee, CMA Marketing Coordinator and Teaching Artist. Add in details to give their sculptures a story. Themes rotate weekly.
For ages 5+.
Thursday, July 9
Join Ms. Vasthy to explore different African cultures and learn how African influences have shaped the culture of that week’s city or county, which will vary from the Caribbean to Nigeria, and even New Orleans. Explore culture through dance parties, exploration of different types of food, original stories and songs. Expect movement, fun, and virtual field trips to another country.
Monday, July 13
Create daily projects taught by award-winning cake decorators and pastry chefs. Learn skills like piping, cake decorating, cookie decorating, specialty cake pops and unique sweet treats. Price includes 5 day Project Supply Kit with everything you need shipped to you home plus a Cake Academy apron.
Make a memento your family will treasure for years to come. In a 3-day online camp, Vita Story Club and Empowering the Ages creatively engage older and younger members of families in meaningful conversation and story-telling, both within your own family and in a small group. Assemble a digital family collage from the audio stories captured during the sessions. See a sample collage.
Open to ages 10-100+
A great opportunity for youth and older relatives to re-connect across long distances via Zoom. Learn and practice interview skills, converse with other youth and older family members, and have the satisfaction of helping create a treasured family heirloom.
Monday, August 10
Joinan engaging, immersive, and educational music and arts online summer camp for childre. Attend interactive online workshops to explore the stories that music can tell and learn how to listen for them through art, games and dance. Includes a kit with a music storytelling workbook, a special recipe (for cakes and music), stickers and art supplies for a culminating final project. Online resources include a custom playlist that is paired with the workbook, recorded videos and more.
For ages 7-10.
Monday, August 17
Write stories, design new characters and worlds, learn techniques to master doodling skills and publish original comics with live instructors and hands-on experimentation. Participants have the option to officially publish their work in GIANT publication series.
Recommended for ages 5 to 12.