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Saturday, May 30
New York City Children’s Theater is streaming past productions online for exclusive two week runs. Currently streaming The Little Red Fish, up next is Interstellar Cinderella! In addition to the show, the streaming pages also feature over 20 minutes of activities including read alouds, theater games, and more.
Free admission for essential workers.
Watch videos of more than 40 years of dance captured on the Lincoln Center campus, including iconic performances by world-renowned companies, some not seen in decades. Kids will enjoy the enchanting A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the classic story ballet Coppélia and dance-themed Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom videos Featured companies include New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispánico and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Pair performances by the the School of American Ballet with a screening of Center Stage (not kid-friendly).
Monday, June 1
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.
Try free classes for PreK-5th grade. Join New York City artists, educators, and innovators on Zoom for a range of classes including Creative Movement, American Sign Language, Zumba and more. Sign up online for class details.
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 Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum’s collections using shared PowerPoint presentations.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-5 at 10 am and grades 5-12 at 2 pm. Themes include Families and Communities, The History of New York and Academy for American Democracy. Great lesson plans also avaialble online.
Cook at home with the wonderful teachers of Freshmade. Learn new recipes with professionals teachers answering questions and helping navigate the fridge and pantry. Choose from classes throughout the day for all ages on a variety of themes, from pancakes to pizza.
All class payments go directly to the teachers. A tasty way to support a local small business. Select classes each week are free for all. Private virtual sessions and birthday parties also available.
Author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers reads his quirky, touching books and talks about some of the things that went into making it. Daily on Instagram live; the recordings will be up in his instagram stories for 24 hours after.
Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka postd 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.
Join live virtual art-making classes for students in grades 2-8. Explore images of the museum’s architecture, artwork from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and special exhibitions from home. Included guided dialogue around a selection of artworks and art making prompts centered around a specific theme. 45 minute Zoom sessions at 3 & 4 pm.
Battery Dance offers free virtual dance classes for kids with teaching artists across New York, helping to keep kids active as well as connected in this time of isolation.
For elementary school students aged 5 and up. Fun free classes for teens/grown-ups also available.
Join free virtual jam sessions from talented performers across the nation organized by local musician/educator Jam With Jaime.
Join free virtual birthday parties with experiential toy store CAMP. You can invite friends for a magic show, dancing, and a sing-a-long.
Also download their free weekly activity book.
>GRAMMY winner Dan Zanes and his multi-talented wife Claudia post daily videos of traditional and folk songs with a modern edge. Includes inspirational, informational notes on the songs.
Join an intimate conversation with special guests and moms Lisa Spiegel, a nationally recognized child therapist and parenting expert and Anika Larsen, a Tony Award Nominated actress about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on kids, grownups, and educators. New York City Children’s Theater Executive Director, Andrew Frank, will moderate a Q&A with Lisa and Anika, asking all of the important questions you want to know about parenting through and after the Coronavirus crisis.
Tuesday, June 2
Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters.
Recommended age 2–6 years old. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can. Also at 1 pm & 3 pm some days.
Ballet Hispánico presents live dance workshops on Insatgram throughout the day: an 11 am activity for Pasitos (children ages 2-5) and an Intro to Spanish Dance Class with Kiri Avelar and Franchesca Cabrera at 5 pm.
Join a local cooking school for live-stream kids cooking classes in a variety of topics and find tons of recipes (including allergy-friendly options) in their cooking video library. Sign up to their email list for access.
Famed dance studio Broadway Dance Center offers drop-on classed in a range of styles, from ballet to hip-hop, for ages 1-18.
Learn Broadway songs and dances from the very stars who brought them to life via Zoom. Presented by Broadway Babysitters.
Recommended age 5 years old and above, through some classes are geared towards tots. Space is limited.
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 your little one will love.
Best for ages 3-8.
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.
JCC Harlem and ABADÁ-Capoeira introduce the Brazilian martial arts/dance practice in an all-ages class. Learn essential kicks and escapes, capoeira animal movements, and capoeira songs in Portuguese.
Join NYC based children’s performer and guitarist Dan the Music Man for an online sing-along.
Wednesday, June 3
Join a free Songs For Seeds music class for babies through age 6. Gather some instruments & scarves (pots and pans and dishtowels work too). Sign up for their newsletter to get important class information including downloadable virtual backgrounds related to the weeks theme.
This wonderful program for ages 2-4 years old comes online, utilizing materials you can find at home to explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection. Weekly Zoom sessions focus on a different theme and include art looking and hands-on art exploration.
Thursday, June 4
Join musical storytime with Moosiki Kids fostering a love of reading at a young age with stories and sing along for kids 5 and under. Join on Zoom to sing, dance, and move.
The famed Radio City Rockettes offer live dance classes on Instagram every Thursday. Learn choreography from the yearly Christmas Spectacular from a tall talented dancer.
Enjoy Met’s popular storytime from home. Join museum educators every Thursday to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years. Virtually explore the galleries after at the MetKids website.