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Friday, May 1

Audible Kids

Find hundreds of free audio books handpicked by Audible editors. Choose from a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian selections also available.

 

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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ABT Kids

Explore classical ballet with American Ballet Theatre. Meet ABT Dancers, engage with teaching artist, learn fun facts and enjoy ballet-themed activities from home. Dance along with virtual classes geared towards ages 2-8.

 

 

Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
FREE
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Wave Hill Family Art Projects

Join nature-themed storytelling and artmaking at home from historic garden Wave Hill. Create with educator-led videos based on previously planned thematic projects but made relevant to the current situation. New video posted each Saturday.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Experience The Tenement Museum From Home

Learn about former residents of two historic Lower East Side buildings and find out what life was like in a tenement. Browse reading and writing activities, listening and watching activities, online exhibit exploration guides interactive games and more. Hear the American stories not shared in your standard history book on episodes of “How To Be American,” a Tenement Museum Podcast.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Dav Pilkey At Home

Get creative and have fun with the creator of cult favorites Dog Man and Captain Upderpants. Watch short videos of Pilkey drawing and reading aloud and download printable activity sheets, drawing guides, comic book creators, games and more.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 12
FREE
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Read-Along with PBS KIDS

To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS KIDS offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube. Includes story-times with author/illustrators Brad Meltzer, Marc Brown, Victoria Kann, Angela Santomero and more plus celebrities like Michelle Obama  and Kristin Bell. Each Read-Along is designed to encourage engagement among families who tune in, with activity ideas and questions that spark conversation.

 

 

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Broadway HD 

Broadway HD offers free 30-day trials of their their streaming live theater library. Family-friendly choices include Cats (live, not the creepy movie), Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Advenbtures in Wonderland and Disney Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall. Use code BDWYRoulette (courtesy of Broadway Roulette).

Also watch full-length musicals, opera and concerts on PBS Great Performances including a live Sound of Music and 42nd Street.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
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Spellbound At Home

Find weekly inspiration for creating theater magic at home from Brooklyn-based Spellbound Theater, a troupe focused on performing for 0–5-year-olds , including audio tracks, videos and downloadable PDFs that inspire creative play. Also watch weekly video series Anywhere with Catbear, featuring puppet friend Catbear visiting a different Spellbound artist to come up with ideas for playing and staying creative at home.

Designed for ages 0-5.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
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Kaufman Center

Kaufman Music Center’s social channels posts Online Encores of favorite moments from past performances. See videos of Broadway Playhouse, one of our favorite kids’ performance series, celebrating composers like Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical and Steven Schwartz (Wicked) with entertaining tales, killer songs and fun mini-musicals. and short classical music-themed Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard Playdates.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
FREE
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TATE KIDS

Play art-inspired games, take cheeky quizzes, find art activities, and share your art on a fun website from British museums Tate and Tate Modern. Find detailed instructions for activities such as “think like the artist Alberto Giacometti” and create interesting portraits and landscapes.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Children’s Museum of the Arts

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ blog features how-to videos and detailed instructions for art projects like Paper Chains of Kindness and Collaborative Drawing Games. Projects can be adapted for different ages and made with materials around the house.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
FREE
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Time for Kids

Read engaging articles on science, current events, money and more in  TIME for Kids weekly magazines in a digital library, temporarily free for all. Also find teaching materials with links to printable PDFS, quizzes, suggested activities and videos.

For grades K-8.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
FREE
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The Yo-Yo Mo Show: Musical Doodling

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Mo Willems, author/illustrator the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, offer a series of playful experiments that show how art and music inspire each other. Watch, listen and join in from home with paper and doodling implements.

Also draw and write with Willems’ Lunch Doodle videos.

Suggested Ages:
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Draw Every Day With JJK

1:00 pm–3:30 pm

Join author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka for daily videos with drawing, writing, art games and read alouds. Star Wars fans can get step-by-step instructions on making characters from his Jedi Academy series.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
FREE
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Tuesday, August 4

The Magic Flute

7:00 am–6:30 pm

The currently closed Met Opera streams the English-language, abridged, family-friendly adaptation of Mozart’s sublime and mystical journey. Julie Taymor’s fanciful production features giant bear puppets, boys flying on dragons and stunning scenery. Free until 6:30 pm.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Kids At Art In-Studio Camp

9:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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
$95/day, $425/week
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Passdoor Online Dance

10:00 am–6:00 pm
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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
$16
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History @ Home

10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 7, 2020

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+
FREE
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MoMath MathPlay

10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 5, 2020

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.

Drop-in and two week/four session camps available for mornings and afternoons.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to Toddlers
$45
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Freshmade NYC Online

10:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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+
$12.99/class, $50/week
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Transit Tots

10:15 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

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
FREE
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Creative Clubhouse Stories

11:00 am–11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 4, 2020

Join New York City Children’s Theater Teaching Artist, Caitlyn, for Creative Clubhouse Stories – a digital, interactive & accessible storytime class that mixes books you love with theater games.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 8
$10
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At Home Art Class with the Guggenheim

11:00 am–11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

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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
$15
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Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids

11:30 am–12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020

Hudson River Museum’s shares virtual planetarium shows just for kids via Facebook Live with weekly themes like constellations and the moon. Q & A after the show.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 10
FREE
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MoMath Online: Student Sessions

12:00 pm–5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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+
$25
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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

3:30 pm–4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

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
FREE
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Kids At Art

3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

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
$20
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Wednesday, August 5

Juliette and Ella’s Play Date

9:30 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 24, 2020

Professional artists lead play-based music & ballet class for babies and toddlers with a splash of sign language. Socially distanced in Central Park. Multiple time options.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
$27
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The Amazing Max Magic Lessons

10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

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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
$25
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Met Opera Free Student Streams: Così Fan Tutte

5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Watch Mozart’s effervescent comedy of young love and infidelity, set in a boardwalk amusement park inspired by Coney Island in the 1950s. Gorgeous arias in balloon rides.  Download illustrated synopsis and educator guides plus join live artists chats, arts workshops and more at the Met’s Global Opera Camp.

Additional daily Live in HD screenings of the Met’s repertory are not necessarily kid-friendly (watch out for murder/rape/etc), but the music and visuals are always stunning.

 

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
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