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Monday, June 1

Carnegie Hall Music Explorers

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.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy

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. Also watch and listen to clips from great jazz performances.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 14+
FREE
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Flushing Town Hall Global Arts for Global Kids

Learn about international music, dance and more through short videos with post-lesson activities featuring African drumming, Chinese dance, Pop-up Page Making and more.

Also explore the Smithsonian Year of Music collection and video archive. Focus on Jazz, Blues & Rock, Folk & Country, and Latin Music through items from the Smithsonian, such as bomba drums and Ray Charles’ keyboard, then try with post-video activities.  

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Lincoln Center At Home

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 Classroom led by some of world’s best artists and educators.

Also find full-length productions for all ages from New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey (Revelations is must-see) and others.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Chamber Music Society

Engage with the vast CMS archive of concerts and lectures including the Meet the Music family programs, short videos with the wacky Inspector Pulse and Digging Downbeats with Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry. Weekly themed classical music playlists include fun assignments and activities.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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Little Orchestra Society

Find interactive videos on writing melody, making pitched percussion and more musical topics plus musical storytimes and short funny features with Professor Treblemaker, the star of one of our favorite kids concert music series.

 

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12
FREE
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Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures

Learn about symphony orchestras in an animated adventure through The jungle based on Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Play digital games about instruments to journey through the jungle.

Note you must enable Flash in your browser to play.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
FREE
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Kennedy Center Education

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, Dance, popular American songs and more.

Designed for grades K-12.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Outschool

Explore just about any interest from math to Minecraft to piano with passionate teachers over live video chat. Choose from over 15,000+ classes including Harry Potter and Star Wars-themed explorations of explore history, art, science and more.

Format include one-time drop-ins, weekly camps and semester classes.

For ages 3-18.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
$10+
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Met Opera Streams

See weekly free streams of an opera specially selected for young audience members, and hear from some of the artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis, coloring pages, informative educator guides and more.

Additional daily Live in HD screenings of the Met’s repertory are not necessarily kid-friendly (watch out for murder/rape/etc), but the music and visuals are always stunning.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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BASH THE TRASH KIDS CORNER

Find out how musical instruments work, learn how to build your own with upcycled material, play games and find recycling tips that can help create a better world with this NYC  musical ensemble that makes music from trash.

 

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Kaufman Center

Kaufman Music Center’s social channels posts Online Encores of favorite moments from past performances. See videos of Broadway Playhouse, one of our favorite kids’ performance series, celebrating composers like Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical and Steven Schwartz (Wicked) with entertaining tales, killer songs and fun mini-musicals. and short classical music-themed Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard Playdates.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
FREE
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Ear Snacks

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.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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Noodle Loaf

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.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 9
FREE
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The Yo-Yo Mo Show: Musical Doodling

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Mo Willems, author/illustrator the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, offer a series of playful experiments that show how art and music inspire each other. Watch, listen and join in from home with paper and doodling implements.

Also draw and write with Willems’ Lunch Doodle videos.

Suggested Ages:
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Wednesday, July 8

Jam With Jaime

9:00 am–9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 3, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Join free virtual jam sessions from talented performers across the nation organized by local musician/educator Jam With Jaime. For Little Kids (0-6) Monday, Wednesday & Friday; Big Kids (7-12) Tuesday & Thursday.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 12
FREE
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Music By Zev

9:30 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Sing and play along with award-winning children’s musician Zev in an online music show featuring upbeat rhythms, funny songs and instruments from around the world.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 7
FREE
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CMA Live: Music Time with Tom

10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

One event on July 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs, moms, dads, toddlers, and tikes for an online music time experience with familiar songs, interactive gestures, drumming, and even drawing.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 4
$10
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Broadway Song/Storytime

11:00 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters.

Space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can. Also at 1 pm & 3 pm some days.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
$10/suggested donation
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Met Opera Global Summer Camp

12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 4, 2020

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.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
FREE
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Met Opera Free Student Streams

5:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 5, 2020

Each week, watch one opera specially selected for young audience members, along with opportunities to learn more about the production and hear from some of the amazing artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis and educator guides plus join live artists chats, arts workshops and more at the Met’s Global Opera Camp.

Additional daily Live in HD screenings of the Met’s repertory are not necessarily kid-friendly (watch out for murder/rape/etc), but the music and visuals are always stunning.

 

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Dan Zanes Social Isolation Songs

6:00 pm–6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until July 31, 2020

GRAMMY winner Dan Zanes and his multi-talented wife Claudia post daily videos of traditional and folk songs with a modern edge. Includes inspirational, informational notes on the songs.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, July 9

Digital Sing along with Dan The Music Man

9:00 am–9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Join NYC based children’s performer and guitarist Dan the Music Man for an online sing-along. Also join some socially distanced outdoor music groups around NYC.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 7
$10, $40/week
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The Hopalong Andrew Show – Live, Online!

10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until July 30, 2020

Sing along with NYC-based urban cowpoke Hopalong Andrew. Think Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross on glittering unicorns. Recorded concerts available afterwards.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$10 suggested
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Monday, July 13

Tada! Youth Theater Musical Theater Summer Camp

9:30 am–2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until August 17, 2020

Learn fun songs & dances related to weekly themes and participate in vocal, dance and creative play daily activities with NYC professional Teaching Artists. On the last day, perform for friends and family all over the world. Ages 6+ devise an original music as an ensemble.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
$150-$400/week
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92Y Virtual Camp Live

10:00 am–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 17, 2020

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.

Options for half day programming or drop in classes.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 13
$75-$250/week
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Kidville Campfire Virtual Summer Camp

10:00 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

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.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 6
$89/week
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Tuesday, July 14

Live From Brady’s House: Pop-In Friday

6:00 pm–6:30 pm
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One event on July 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Hear happy tunes from NYC kindie band Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. He’ll be joined by a guest all the way from across the pond in the UK with some exciting news to share.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 11
FREE
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Sunday, August 2

Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music

2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 6, 2020

South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues – virtually. Join a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. Hosted by singers from the New York Packet.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, August 10

Camp Beyond the Ink

9:00 am–12:00 pm

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.

Suggested Ages: 7 to 10
$250/week
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