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Tuesday, August 4
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
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+
Take weekly unique arts and crafts projects from UES & Tribeca friendly all-ages art space The Craft Studio via zoo. Catered to different age groups each day from toddlers to tweens. Set up a private class with family and friends. Also find short easy craft projects on their instagram @craftstudionyc and shop for ready-to-go virtual craft class 3 packs ($72), delivered, shipped or picked up curbside with online step by step instructions.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12
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 live virtual art-making classes with Guggenheim educators. Explore images of the museum’s architecture, artwork from the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Includes guided dialogue around a selection of artworks and process-oriented art-making projects focus on a new theme each week. Kids will be encouraged to continue working independently after the class. All are welcome (including siblings).Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
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+
Have you ever felt so moved by music that you wanted to sing, to dance, to paint? Look closely at works of art inspired by music, then create your own abstract artwork as we listen to a sampling of musical pieces.
Limited spots available; register in advance.Suggested Ages: 5 to 10
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
Join live interactive online art classes with a local studio. Classes are structured as closely as can be to in-studio sessions, providing fun, focused projects for kids small and large. Adults may join as well. At each session, create new masterpieces – some based on famous artists.Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
Wednesday, August 5
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
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.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
Friday, August 7
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
Saturday, August 8
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
Sunday, August 9
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).Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
Monday, August 10
Take free live K-12 online classes in a variety of subjects such as “Intro to Spanish for Kids”, “Coolest Women in History”, “Java Programming Basics”, and “The Story of Your Favorite Fairy Tales”. Choose from daily classes and week-long half-day summer camps in subjects like foreign languages, chess, theater, coding, Minecraft, how to be a detective, photography and more taught by expert instructors vetted through Varsity Tutors’ platform. Also access free Adaptive Diagnostic Assessments and more than 250,000 free practice problems in over 200 subjects.
For grades K-12.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
Join 5-day virtual enrichment experiences created by four of NYC’s top early childhood program. Each day explore a different destination through Musical Yoga with Yo Re Mi, art with Artists & Crafts, drama with Treasure Trunk Theatre and cooking with Allergic to Salad. Receive a curated email Monday-Friday at 8am with 2+ hours of engaging pre-recorded videos and activities. Skip activities or repeat your favorites. VIP access valid until August 31st.Suggested Ages: 3 to 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.Suggested Ages: 7 to 10
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.Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+
A collaborative New York area JCC experience brings together the camp staffs, values, and programming of Camp Settoga, New Country Day Camp, and Camp Twelve Trails, Summer in the Cloud in a unique virtual summer experience. Choose two daily electives from a range of choices including dance, drawing, photography, music, cooking and more plus traditional camp-wide “flag pole” with songs and cheers. Offered Monday-Friday, from 9:30 am-noon, with optional activities Monday through Thursday from 4-5 pm.Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
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.
Limited number of scholarships available,Suggested Ages: 7 to 11
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
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.Suggested 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.Suggested Ages: 8 to 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.Suggested Ages: 2 to 6
Paint ceramic projects with a Happy Campers theme such as the Adventure Awaits Mug, Owl Bowl, Firefly Mason Jar, Constellation Plate, Faceted Tree, Canvas, Clay and more. Learn to use glazes and combine them with art techniques. Final product is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Campers sit outdoors at tables 6ft apart. Masks required.
Drop off for ages 13–15; ages 7–13 need an accompanying adult.Suggested Ages: 7 to 13
Inspired by Brooklyn Museum’s exhibitions and collections, create multi-layered, complex works of art, while interacting with other campers, discovering artists, working with different mediums, trying out new techniques, and more. After five days of art-making, campers close out the week by sharing their creations in Friday’s online Open Studio.
Includes live instruction with museum educators, teaching artists, and counselors. Scholarships available.Suggested Ages: 8 to 13
Tuesday, August 11
Take a socially distant art class in Central Park with beloved UES art school. Try unique arts and crafts projects. Bring a blanket or towel (that is ok to get messy) to sit on/craft on top of.
Ages 1.5 –4 at 10 am, 4– 8 at 11 am.
Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 8
Join an interactive exploration of works from the Guggenheim’s collection and exhibitions designed for adults with small children (up to 24 months).Suggested Ages: Babies to 2
Thursday, August 13
There are many ways to tell a story—through words, through theater and dance, or through visual art, for example. Discover how artist Jacob Lawrence shared the history of an important event by combining words and art in a series of paintings called the Migration Series. Come with a story that is important to you, then learn how to tell your story through multiple panels in this drawing and writing workshop.
Limited spots available; register in advance.Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+