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Monday, September 21
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.
This class takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through September 30. There will be no class on September 7 (Labor Day). Class times are listed in Eastern Time (ET).
Materials: paper, marSuggested Ages: Babies to 4
New reservation times released Mondays at 10 am for 14 ft. x 14 ft. mini-lawn at a new socially distanced dining destination on a rooftop overlooking the East River. Features food & beverage for on-site purchase, cabana-style lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and an amazing view. Book a gaming lawn ($25/hour) for giant jenga, corn hole, tic tac toe and Bocce Ball. Reservations are for a few weeks in advance and are gone within a few minutes.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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
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+
Tuesday, September 22
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
Wednesday, September 23
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
Thursday, September 24
In celebration of the upcoming launch of 1,001 Creatures, a new children’s book by Finnish author and illustrator duo Laura Merz and Aino Järvinen, Scandinavia House presents a virtual storytelling event and workshop. From the dung-beetle to the blue whale, no creature is too humble or huge for this gorgeously illustrated, interactive exploration of the natural world. Author Aino Järvinen will introduce and read a chapter from the book looking at the zebra, alongside a visual presentation. Illustrator Laura Merz will discuss her career as an artist and the work behind the book, followed by a creative workshop on her zebra illustrations. Viewers of all sizes are welcome to join — including kids of all ages, and adults interested in learning about bookmaking and illustration.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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, September 25
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, September 26
Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs for a free session of music, storytelling, and collaborative art-making for the whole family to enjoy.Suggested Ages: Babies to 4
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
Sunday, September 27
Learn choreography from HAMILTON’s “My Shot.” Gain exclusive access to the actual combination taught at auditions for the Broadway sensation. Join Passdoor’s Greer Gisy (dance supervisor for Hamilton’s national tour) for an online session for ages 8-12 (plus a 12+/adult workshop 2-3:30 pm).
See our Hamilton for kids guide for info on watching and exploring the history of the filmed show.Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Travel the world from home with the Morgan Library & Museum. A Morgan educator will share a live tour of highlights from the collection. Explore artworks through inquiry-based conversation, make simple crafts, and discover, as a family, something new to inspire for the week ahead.
Designed for children and caregivers to enjoy together.Suggested Ages: 6 to 12
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
Saturday, October 3
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
Saturday, October 10
Tuesday, October 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
Friday, October 16
Join beloved kindie rocker for a virtual birthday party for all this month’s birthdays. She’ll be playing some birthday party songs, sharing some virtual cake, and singing Happy Birthday. Not your birthday? You get to come to a birthday party and help celebrate the birthday kids.Suggested Ages: Babies to 8