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Wednesday, August 5
Watch Mozart’s effervescent comedy of young love and infidelity, set in a boardwalk amusement park inspired by Coney Island in the 1950s. Gorgeous arias in balloon rides. 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: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Thursday, August 6
Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band musician CJ leads interactive (socially distanced) music classes (note this photo is old, there wile be much more space).
Also at 10:45 am.Suggested Ages: Babies to 6
Legendary weekly open-air food market Smorgasburg pivots to a new takeout-only format. Order online from 10 favorite Smorgasburg vendors, rotating every week, pick up at 51 N. 6 St. (at Kent Ave.) Feel free to head across the street to Marsha P. Johnson State Park (where the “real” Smorgasburg happens) for a picnic with river views.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Watch classic family movies from your car in Greenpoint with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline
Parking spaces are first-come-first-serve basis so come early. Bring chairs/blankets etc if you want to sit outside your car (outdoor seating for those without cars also available). Indoor bathrooms and concessions available.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Friday, August 7
Join mixed ages (4.5+ yrs) in-studio mini-camp workshops. Each child gets individual attention to focus on age appropriate projects. Masks required; all sanitary precautions taken. Online afternoon Zoom classes Monday – Thursday for those that prefer to stay at home.Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
Rock out online with favorite kids musicians including Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Tim Kubart. Presented by Life is Good Playmakers and Jammin With You.Suggested Ages: All
Opens Aug 7.
Outdoor spaces of the stunning 52-acre urban botanic garden reopens with new safety guidelines and limited capacity. Roses, water-lilies, and meadow flowers are among the many beautiful blooms on view.
* Bring your own water. No food for sale and picnicking not allowed.
* Advance timed-entry tickets will be required for all visitors. Masks for ages 2+. Ticket reservations open on Monday, July 27.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Participate in activities built around specific age-appropriate Broadway musicals, involving all aspects of a theatrical production, including singing, dancing, acting, props, set, and costume design in a holistic approach.
Also at 4 pm.
Private group classes also availble for babies to third graders.Suggested Ages: 4 to 6
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
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.Suggested Ages: 2 to 14+
Learn to dance, sing and act to favorite show tunes with Broadway teaching artists. Collaboration, work ethics, respect and friendship encouraged. Daily and weekly options available.
At 11 am, toddlers (and their caregivers) explore favorite show tunes using props, instruments, games, and interactive stories.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
The Bank Street Bookstore will sadly be closing on September 1. Stop by its daily Sidewalk Sale to browse a great selection of discounted books, games, toys, and more.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
Join a rollercoaster ride of storytelling at its finest in a British theater troupe’s digital take on Alice in Wonderland. Enjoy interactive game playing, tea parties and a 3D Zoom Wonderland in a mad, interactive adventure, filled with magic, mayhem and silliness.
Appropriate for all ages. At 11 am & 2 pm EST.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Get up and move, learn and play with beloved kindie rocker Laurie Berkner and her catchy, clever songs.Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
Learn about the history of ice cream and make an original flavor from scratch with the Museum of Ice Cream. Scoop masters to walk through every step of creating ice cream.
Social distancing and masks required. Tours of the museum not currently available.Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
Sing engaging new and old songs, dance to popular music, enjoy story time and much more in outdoor classes that combine play, music education and mindfulness.
Various times and locations throughout Central and Riverside Park.Suggested Ages: Babies to 4
Explore cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of mathematics. Daily sessions are available for grades pre-K through 12 on topics such as Shape Shifters and Crazy Dice.
Some sessions are free for families in need, on a first-come, first-served basis.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
Explore 28-acre of gardens and woodlands with more than 4,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants and dramatic views of the Hudson River.
All indoor areas are closed (except for bathrooms). Currently no onsite parking or shuttles from public transportation; nearest parking lots is a 5 minute walk. Timed reservations and masks required.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore physicality and channel energy in an active live online class. Young artists use their bodies and imaginations to explore images and feelings through movement and music. Led by Mackie Saylor, CMA School and Community Programs Manager.Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
Former Hamilton cast members read award-winning children’s books along with a discussion of the history behind the story led by Illinois History Teacher of the Year Keisha Rembert.Suggested Ages: 2 to 10
Learn from Broadway performers at a new online dance studio with classes for ages 2-100. Try kids & adult ballet, theater dance, jazz, tap and hip-hop.Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
Origami expert Kathleen Sheridan teaches unique origami models. Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!
To participate, you’ll need several sheets of printer paper as well as several sheets of square paper (size should be 5.5″ – 8.5”). Origami paper is preferred – available to ship now from the online shop at MoMath, but you can cut your own squares from any paper.
No experience is required — but there’s folding to engage every level.Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
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.Suggested Ages: 2 to 7
Museum of Ice Cream scoop masters host virtual ice cream making classes with ice cream games, riddles and scavenger hunts. Receive step-by-step instructions to prep MOIC style with simple ingredients and tools.Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Zany local educational troupe Story Pirates presents live weekly virtual improv shows, where they bring kids’ ideas to life on the spot.Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
Saturday, August 8
NYC magician Max Darwin (aka The Amazing Max) teaches magic tricks using objects available at home. All you need is a pencil, quarter, nickel, dollar bill, and deck of cards. Magic experience not required. Following the lesson there will be time for a Q&A.
Recommended for ages 6 & up. For younger kids who would like to participate, an adult presence is recommended to help them with the tricks.Suggested Ages: 6 to 13
NYC kids yoga program Yogi Beans offer virtual classes via Zoom. Classes are noncompetitive, non-judgmental, physically challenging, and a ton of fun. Suggested age range varies by day and time, from babies to tweens.Suggested Ages: Babies to 12
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!Suggested Ages: 2 to 11