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Friday, August 7
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
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
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
Saturday, August 8
Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling, usually at the beloved Central Park statue moves online. Enjoy a virtual lineup of the celebrated Danish author’s most classic fairytales, recounted by the HCA’s celebrated storytellers.Suggested Ages: 3 to 10
Monday, August 10
Join an educational global treasure hunt with with animated adventures around the world. Complete weekly work in three subjects of your choice, including math, reading, typing, baking, art, coding, engineering and more, then solve clues to locate a real treasure worth $1,000. No live instruction but lots of well-designed on and off-screen learning and getting access to the adventure videos and clues is very motivating.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
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+
Local impov troupe Story Pirates partners with Random House Children’s Books for world’s silliest online summer camp, where kids use their awesome imaginations to take them anywhere they want to go.
Each week-long camp session (with camp on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) features virtual visits from best-selling children’s book authors and illustrators, interactive livestream activities led by the Story Pirates, and a curated book bundle of select titles from the guest authors. Themes and guest authors differ each week.Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
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
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+
Join virtual children’s book readings on a variety of subjects, courtesy of Macmillan Children’s Publishing GroupSuggested Ages: Babies to 8