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Wednesday, August 5

Met Opera Free Student Streams: Così Fan Tutte

5:00 pm–6:00 pm

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
FREE
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Thursday, August 6

Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band Outdoor Classes

9:45 am–10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 am on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

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
$30
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Smorg To Go

11:30 am–8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until August 31, 2020

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
FREE
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Skyline Drive-In

9:00 pm–11:00 pm
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One event on August 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 23, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm

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
$55/car
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Friday, August 7

Kids At Art In-Studio Camp

9:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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
$95/day, $425/week
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Little Jay Music and Play Central Park

9:30 am–10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

Make music and learn in outdoor, socially distanced singalong music classes that incorporate music theory through play.
Bring your own props (shakers, scarves, tambourine/drum and a puppet or stuffed toy) and blanket. Only 5 families/ class to ensure social distancing.
Mondays at 9:30am & 10:30am at E 76th street, Fridays 9:30am & 10:30am at W 93rd street (weather permitting). Also in Carl Schurz Park Wednesday & Thursday.
Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
$27
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Turn Up The Love Summer Concert Series

10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 7, 2020

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
FREE
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden

10:00 am–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until September 30, 2020

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.

* Download a kids field journal and see these tips for visiting with kids.

* 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
FREE
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Broadway Bees Outdoor Classes

10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 4, 2020

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
$20
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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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Freshmade NYC Online

10:00 am–4:00 pm
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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

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+
$12.99/class, $50/week
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Broadway Bees Online Musical Theater Classes

10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2020

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
$25/day, $100/week
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Bank Street Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

11:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2020

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
FREE
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Whitney Summer Studios

11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 15, 2020

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+
FREE
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Alice: A Virtual Theme Park

11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 30, 2020

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
$30
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Live Laurie Berkner Breaks

11:00 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Get up and move, learn and play with beloved kindie rocker Laurie Berkner and her catchy, clever songs.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
FREE
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MOIC Kids Ice Cream Workshop

11:30 am–12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 23, 2020

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+
$35/kid, $15/adult
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Mind Body Music in Central Park

11:30 am–12:10 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until October 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 2, 2020

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
$20
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MoMath Online: Student Sessions

12:00 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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+
$25
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Wave Hill

12:00 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2020

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
FREE
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CMA Live: Creative Movement with Mackie

1:00 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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
FREE
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Hamilton Cast Read Alongs

1:00 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 14, 2020

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
FREE
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Passdoor Online Dance

3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 24, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

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
$16
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Museum of Math Folding Fridays

3:00 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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
$10
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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

3:30 pm–4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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
FREE
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Virtual MOIC Ice Cream Making Class

4:30 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 30, 2020

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
$25
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Story Creation Zone

7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 25, 2020

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
FREE
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Saturday, August 8

The Amazing Max Magic Lessons

10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

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

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2020

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
$25
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Yogi Beans

10:30 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 30, 2020

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
$3-$12 donation
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Tube Town Live

11:00 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

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
FREE
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