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Wednesday, April 1

Treehouse Shakers

Online

This local family-friendly theater/dance company offers its charming shows online: Hatched (designed for babies through preschoolers) the story of a newborn chick who emerges from her shell to a strange, busy world told through movement, music, and puppets and Under the Tangle (ages 8+), the story of a young orphaned girl lost in a mysterious…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 13
FREE
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Tuesday, April 28

EduHam at Home

Online

Explore the world of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and America's founding era. Access free materials to create songs or scenes inspired by history. Follow in Lin-Manuel Miranda's footsteps, learning how he incorporated primary sources into the songs he wrote for the show. Includes video clips of the show; interviews with Miranda, Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron…

Suggested Ages: 11 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, June 1

Ailey All Access

Online

The acclaimed Alvin Ailey dance company shares full length videos of past performances. Also see videos of company members dancing the landmark Revelations and other pieces together from home, join free online dance classes and check out the  great Resource Guide for Educators. Find free live and on-demand classes for all ages in a variety of dance…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Carnegie Hall Music Explorers

Online

Learn about musical culture and tradition around the world - African-American Freedom Songs, South African Zulu songs and many more - with lessons plans, music and video featuring global artists. The well-designed site features a world map to explore. Also Learn about symphony orchestras in an animated adventure in Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy

Online

Watch curated educated videos on the from Jazz at Lincoln Center's educational programs and learn about it's roots in African-American traditions and communities.  WeBop instructors demonstrate fun activities to get families swinging and singing, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra share performance secrets,  and Middle School Jazz Academy instructors break down jazz techniques.…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 14+
FREE
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TheaterWorksUSA TV

Online

Rent videos of TheaterWorksUSA family-friendly musicals including Pete The Cat, We The PeopleDog Man The Musical (coming soon) and many more. Also see behind-the-scenes with the artists, and try theater activities and crafts to make and share online.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
$5+
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Lincoln Center At Home

Online

Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices. Learn puppetry, dance, songwriting and other art forms with simple materials found at home with Lincoln Center Pop-up…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Online

Watch archival videos of imaginative interactive family-friendly performances plus new digital productions designed for  two-years-old to teen audiences. Also join the artists for on-demand peeks behind the scenes and creative mini-classes. New show posted each Monday.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 10
FREE
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Little Orchestra Society

Online

Find interactive videos on writing melody, making pitched percussion and more musical topics plus musical storytimes and short funny features with Professor Treblemaker, the star of one of our favorite kids concert music series (available virtually this year).  

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12
FREE
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Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures

Online

Learn about symphony orchestras in an animated adventure through The jungle based on Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Play digital games about instruments to journey through the jungle.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
FREE
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Kennedy Center Education

Online

Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History,  US President's Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, popular American songs and more. Designed for grades K-12.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Outschool

Online

Explore just about any interest from math to Minecraft to piano with passionate teachers over live video chat. Choose from over 15,000+ classes including Harry Potter and Star Wars-themed explorations of explore history, art, science and more. Format include one-time drop-ins, weekly camps and semester classes. For ages 3-18.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
$10+
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Classical Kids

Online

Explore classical music with dramatic stories based around works by Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and other great composers.  My kids especially love Mozart's Magic Fantasy: A Journey Through 'The Magic Flute' about a girl and a dragon's  journey through the Queen of the Night's realm to Sarastro's castle featuring dialogue mixed in…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
FREE
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Broadway HD 

Online

Broadway HD offers free 7-day trials of their their streaming live theater library ($8.99/month after trial). Family-friendly choices include Cats (live, not the creepy movie), Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan, Royal Ballet's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Disney Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall.  Also watch full-length musicals, opera and concerts on PBS Great Performances including a live Sound…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Ear Snacks

Online

Kindie musicians Andrew & Polly and their friends consider music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast enjoyable for kids and grown-ups. Developmentally appropriate & absurdist but never untrue.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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Noodle Loaf

Online

Explore music in an interactive podcast and video series born from the brain of a music education teacher and his goofball kids. Each approx. 10 minute episode features inventive sing-alongs and activities. Geared for kids 3-9 years old but all ages get into it.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 9
FREE
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The Yo-Yo Mo Show: Musical Doodling

Online

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…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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NEW VICTORY ARTS BREAK

Online

Learn circus tricks, songwriting, puppet making, tap dance, magic and more  skills inspired by the diverse shows at New Victory Theatre, an amazing NYC performing arts venue for families. Watch excerpts from past and sadly cancelled productions. Currently featuring partners from around the world.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Thursday, February 25

Broadway Babysitters Virtual Private Lessons

Online
9:00 am–7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2021

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
$40/30 minutes
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Mozart for Munchkins Virtual Classes

Online
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 23, 2021

Meet a new instrument each week and learn the fundamentals of rhythm and timbre, all in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Dance, sing, and clap along with professional musicians playing to sing-along favorites, Bach, Mozart, and more. Meet the violin, viola, cello, piano, french horn, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, and other orchestra instruments. Choose from two…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 6
$22-$27
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Isle Full of Noises

Online
7:00 pm–7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 6, 2021

Emit Theatre presents an interactive digital retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest featuring the magician Prospero, an enchanted storm, the fairy helper Ariel and half-human, half-fish Caliban. Enjoy this classic story retold with a contemporary audience in mind right from the comfort of your own home. Kids will be able to play along and help characters throughout the…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
FREE
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Story Pirates Sleep Squad

Online
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 11, 2021

This family-friendly, virtual theater experience turns your home into a rocket ship to launch kids into their dreams. Unique, kid-driven comedy and music from the Story Pirates create a new kind of bedtime ritual. Tony Award Nominee Lilli Cooper guides adventurers through three different enchanting virtual experiences, adapted from stories written by real kids and…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
$35-$50/family
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Friday, February 26

CMA Live: Music and Making Marathon with Tom

Online
10:00 am–10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

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
$10
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Studio BFPL: Lunar New Year

Brookfield Place
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 12, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 14, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 8, 2021

Experience intimate, one-of-a-kind, live performances that are socially distant, within the indoor spaces of Brookfield Place. Up to six people who have traveled together can watch 15-20 minutes performances by New York Chinese Cultural Center in honor of the Lunar New Year. Friday evening perform * Online registration opens on the Monday before each show…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Family Movies at Skyline Drive-In

Skyline Drive-In
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2021

One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on March 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Watch favorite family movies including The Muppets, The Croods and The Karate Kid from your car in Greenpoint with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline. Parking spaces are first-come-first-serve basis so come early. Bring chairs/blankets etc if you want to sit outside your car (outdoor seating for those without cars also available). Indoor bathrooms and concessions…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$55/car
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Story Creation Zone

Online
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 26, 2021

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
FREE
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Saturday, February 27

Mozart for Munchkins Music Masters

Online
10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 27, 2021

Meet new instruments each week (including violin, viola, cello, piano, french horn, trombone, trumpet and clarinet) and learn the fundamentals of music theory and music history while creating a solid foundation for a life of music appreciation. Designed for children ages 6-9. Semester discounts available.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 9
$33
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Black to the Future – Black Future Month Celebration

Online
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Join Vasthy's Friends to celebrate and learn about not only Black History, but also Black FUTURE!  With pecial Guests Gilbert L. Bailey II (Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon), Jerusha Cavazos (The Prom), Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob: The Musical, Spring Awakening), Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton, Oklahoma) and Lindsay Ford. Created with Kido Chicago, a children's shop…

Suggested Ages: All
Donation
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Music at MAD

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

Enjoy live music activating the galleries of the Museum of Arts & Design on Saturday afternoons. Meant to be enjoyed informally as visitors explore the art on view, performances from an international roster of celebrated instrumentalists will take place most Saturdays in accordance with safe social-distancing practices. Visit anytime Thursday - Sunday  11 am–7 pm…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$18/adults, Free/ages 18 & under
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Sunday, February 28

Forest of Feelings

Online
11:00 am–11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 7, 2021

One event on February 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

New York Children's Theater and Yo Re Mi present an interactive show live on Zoom that teaches the youngest theatergoers about emotions, music, and yoga. When two friends discover a lost laugh, with the audience’s help, they must take a physical and musical journey through the forest to return it to its faraway home.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 5
$20/family
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Friday, March 5

New York International Children’s Film Festival

Online
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 21, 2021

North America’s largest film festival for children and teens ages 3-18, goes online this year.Watch films from around the world for young audiences from home including short film programs, feature films and special talks. See animation, live action features and a Closing Spotlight screening of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon with a live conversation…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
$18/film, $40/all access pass
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Saturday, March 6

Art Adventures with Treasure Trunk Theatre and Artists & Crafts

Online
11:00 am–11:45 am

Join  Treasure Trunk Theatre and Artists & Crafts for a s for a monthly combo class on Zoom. Each class focuses on a new theme and famous artist that sparks a journey, songs, and art project for the day. Warm up bodies, voices, and imaginations to go on a magical, musical adventure to find Miss Jackie…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 6
$25
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Sunday, March 7

Queens Drive-In

New York Hall of Science
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 4, 2021

See favorite family films from the safety of your car in a parking lot including The Muppets take Manhattan, Singin' In The Rain, Babe and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Pre-show starts one hour before the film. Spots are first come/fist served. The audio is quality FM stereo sound that is tuned directly through…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$35-$70 /car
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Thursday, March 25

Backstage Bite Cooking & Dance Party

Online
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
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One event on February 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm

One event on March 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Join Broadway Babysitters and Katie Lynch from Backstage Bite for a virtual event filled with song, fun, food and joy in the kitchen. Featuring Broadway tunes, sing-a-longs, dance parties, creative crafting and cooking.

Suggested Ages: All
$15/household
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