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Friday, August 7
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
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+
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 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
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
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
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+
Experience the richness of mathematics with America’s only museum dedicated to math. Explore cool areas of mathematics not covered in school through interactive (online) education sessions, creative projects, and supervised independent activities. Themes include “From Caves to the Cosmos,” “Beautiful Symmetry,” “The Math of Sports,” “The Next Dimension,” and “Crazy Cubes.” Early registration recommended.Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
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
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
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
Join New-York Historical Society via Zoom to explore the exhibition Women March and be inspired by Vashti Harrison’s celebrated book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Explore the power of collective action both before and after the historic 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted some women the right to vote, and discover the stories of powerful Black women who shaped American history.
Use primary sources, archival materials, and conversations with subject specialists to build research skills in order to uncover unsung heroes of the women’s movement such as Sarah T. Garnet and Mable Lee. Self-publish a “who’s who” picture book of women’s rights activists that will help inspire the next generation of feminists.
For ages 8-12.Suggested Ages: 8 to 12
Join MoMath’s favorite math quiz master Steve Sherman for a family fun-filled game bursting with a wide range of entertaining questions for all ages.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
Tuesday, August 11
Join New York Transit Museum educators for transit-themed songs, stories and activities for the youngest transportation fans. Videos of past sessions available.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 5
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 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
Wednesday, August 12
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+
Thursday, August 13
Meet author Vashti Harrison and discuss her celebrated book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, a captivating collection of profiles that showcase women from the worlds of activism, arts, journalism, sports, politics, and more. Rediscover women you’ve learned about before—like Rosa Parks—and explore the lives of women whose stories need to be sung, like chemist Alice Ball. Come ready to discuss your favorite biographies, chat with other families about the book, and ask Harrison about her work as a writer and illustrator.
Hosted by the New-York Historical Society.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
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+
Sunday, August 16
See the comedic classic 1979 The Muppet Movie at a pop-up Drive-In presented by Rooftop Films, Museum of the Moving Image, and New York Hall of Science. From Florida swamp to Hollywood hills, Kermit and the gang hit the road in their first big-screen outing, bursting with comedic cameos.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Thursday, August 20
Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for rising kindergarteners through third graders. Enjoy stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event.
Presented by the Museum of Math.Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
Friday, August 28
Hunt Starts: Friday, August 28 at 2:00 pm EDT (New York)
Online Closing Event: Sunday, August 30 at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)
Join the math madness with MoMath favorite Steve Sherman and spend the weekend solving problems in the craziest ways as a family. The hunt begins at 2 pm EDT on Friday and ends with a closing ceremony on Sunday at 4 pm, when Steve will share a hilarious compilation of highlights from families around the world.
To participate fully in this program, please download the GooseChase App on your Smart device prior to the hunt. You will receive details about the scavenger hunt before the event begins.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Sunday, September 6
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
Wednesday, September 30
Join dancer, choreographer, mathematician, and math professor Karl Schaffer to play with several surprising ways of exploring circles — and their properties — using our bodies. This interactive session will explore whole-body circular activities easily done in a very small space. Apply these actions to create movement sequences with the ultimate mathematical prop — an ordinary sheet of paper. Then, learn how it all connects to the curious algebra of quaternions.
No dance experience necessary. Presented by the Museum of Math.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly