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Wednesday, October 21
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+
Take virtual private lessons in everything from voice, piano, dance, ballet, yoga, flute, cello, violin, improv, and more with professionally trained sitters, some of whom happen to be Broadway veterans and stars. Get top-notch training while supporting the arts community whose livelihood has been deeply affected by COVID-19.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Celebrate a creative future by singing favorite songs, playing instruments, telling stories, and making art while listening to awesome music. Meet Tom’s super friends Freddie the Frog, Tiny the Dog, Mystery Chicken, and Mr. T.
Led by Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs.Suggested Ages: Babies to 4
Learn about history in real-time with New-York Historical Society educators on Zoom. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum’s collections using shared PowerPoint presentations.
Grade levels vary by day with grades K-12. Themes include The People of New York, Exploring Black History and History of American Protest. Great lesson plans also available online.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
A Chelsea kids yoga studio shares playful classes live streamed on instagram (recorded classes available on YouTube) for free plus an extensive schedule of live interactive classes on Zoom ($10). Classes offered for a range of ages from babies to teens (plus mommy & baby work-outs).Suggested Ages: All
Join live, online, interactive early education music classes for babies through age 6. Sing, dance and play instruments along with other kids. Musician/teachers lead “travel” around the world as they reinforce shapes, colors, animals, numbers, counting and so much more.
Take unlimited classes three times a week for one monthly fee.Suggested Ages: Babies to 6
Experienced preschool specialist help children ages three to five play educational games that broaden math knowledge, improve problem-solving skills, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills. Themes include Comparisons, Count By Sight and Odds and Evens.Suggested Ages: 3 to 5
Join New-York Historical Society online for a three-part Living History series about Victorian costumes, fancy balls, and spooky stories.
On Oct 14, learn about the Victorian era balls and explore examples of fancy dress costumes. Then, design your own Victorian-inspired costume using materials from around the house.
On Oct 21, wear your Victorian-inspired costume and learn about costume parties of the late 19th century, including etiquette (manners) and customs so you won’t feel out of place. Discover 19th-century games and try making a Victorian fruit punch.
On Oct 28, celebrate Halloween with music and historic spooky—but not too scary—stories with master storyteller Jonathon Kruk.Suggested Ages: All
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
Cook at home with the wonderful teachers of Freshmade. Learn fun recipes like Homemade Twix Bars, Baked Pretzels and DIY Veggie Sushi Night with professionals teachers. Private custom class sessions also available.Suggested Ages: 2 to 14+
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 7-9. Private lessons also available.Suggested Ages: 7 to 9
Thursday, October 22
Join an Intrepid Museum Educator each week to explore history, science, and ingenuity online together. Family-friendly and engaging for all ages. Includes hands-on projects. Advance registration required to receive Zoom information and print-at-home materials when necessary.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
Explores the joy of musical improvisation with Two Bridges Arts. Make music with regular household items, your body or instruments you have at home. Kids and parents can create in a rich and nurturing environment while learning the technical skills to form melodies.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
Join Museum of Chinese in America every 2nd and 4th Thursday for a virtual spin on its signature bilingual storytime program. Includes a song, interactives story, and craft on a different, fun theme in English and Mandarin.
Best for kids ages 3-6 and their care partners, but younger and older kids are welcome.Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
Friday, October 23
Get moving and use your imagination by playing movement games related to foods that bring our homes, cultures, and communities together. Young artists use their bodies and imaginations to explore images and feelings through movement and music in a live online class. In honor of heroes like the late Rep. John Lewis and young activists such as Mari Copeny and Greta Thunberg, explore the power of speaking up and speaking out through movement games and pantomime.
Led by Mackie Saylor, CMA School and Community Programs Manager.Suggested Ages: 6 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: 3 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 NYC children’s theater company Adventure Players Live! for weekly online performances. Zoom into the Great Great Forest, an interactive world filled with whimsical characters and wild places. Features music, storytelling and movement designed to involve each child with new adventures every week. The company’s ensemble of professional artists and educators aims to nourish kids’ creativity, imagination, and resilience by connecting them through play. Each child is a vital part of how the journey unfolds.Suggested Ages: 5 to 9
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
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, October 24
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 Ages: 5 to 14+
Join New York City Ballet artists via Zoom for a series of lively Saturday morning movement activities. Each 20-minute workshop taught by a NYCB dancer includes a warm-up and choreography inspired by some of the Company’s most beloved ballets.
No prior dance training needed. Designed for ages 3 – 8.
For inspiration, watch newly released footage of NYCB performances.Suggested Ages: 3 to 8
See an interactive family comedy for 3-10 year olds online & live. Interact with the hilarious Pete and the world in a fresh twist on kids’ shows as the audience helps write, design and direct a show.Suggested Ages: 3 to 10
Sunday, October 25
Join the Jewish Museum for a virtual family tour and art-making experience inspired by its popular Picture This! series. Discover collage and mixed-media works of art in a virtual tour with interactive activities, and create a pop-up fantastical scene using magazine papers, textures, and other found materials. Explore your creativity through this intimate and multi-faceted program focusing on striking art in the Museum’s collection.Suggested Ages: 3 to 8
Join a live, interactive, 45-minute online performance for young audiences taking place on Zoom.
Two sibling wizards perform spells in a winner-take-all contest, and with a little help from parents in advance of the show, magic will happen in your own home. A short list of items and simple instructions on where to place them will set the stage for the sorcery, and during the performance, the battling wizards perform magic which send kids on a treasure hunt. The panel of kid judges then vote to determine—once and for all—who the best wizard is on Oakwood Drive.Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
Rock out with the America’s original “Boy Band” — the Founding Fathers. Join George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they trade their powdered wigs for power chords to help an ambitious teen.
Through Nov 5th, get free access to TheaterWorksUSA brand new, beautifully filmed production of a musical revue that makes social studies exciting and accessible. Learn about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more through a variety of musical styles, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hopSuggested Ages: 6 to 14+
Thursday, October 29
Witches, spiders and ghosts…in space! Find out which eerie creatures lurk in the night sky as Intrepid Museum Educator explore the astronomical origins of Halloween and share a few haunting tales of unexplained phenomena as witnessed by astronauts.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
What would a space just for you look and feel like? Perhaps it’s a soothing room for sleeping, a quiet place for school at home, or a nature-filled hideaway. In this workshop, get inspired by unique designs for real and imagined spaces, then design a model for a space all your own.
Limited spots available; register in advance.Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
Uncover some of the secrets of the multiplication table in this Indiana Jones-style adventure, featuring Joshua Zucker as your fearless guide. Where do you find triangular pyramids? Where did they hide the cubes? Why did we all grow up with a multiplication table that isn’t drawn to scale? Discover the hidden mysteries lurking within this grade-school tool — you’ll never look at multiplication the same way again!
Prerequisites: Lots of experience with our usual multiplication table and how to use it to help multiply numbers with any number of digits. Familiarity with Pascal’s Triangle is useful, but not required.
Presented by MoMath.Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+, Adult Friendly