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Friday, July 3
Famed dance studio Broadway Dance Center offers drop-on classed in a range of styles, from ballet to hip-hop, for ages 1-18.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
We love exploring this castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park. A branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe has secret passages, peaceful gardens, golden treasure, fabulous family programs on select weekends and lots of depictions of animals including intricate unicorn tapestries (warning, the unicorn gets killed).Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Learn about entire tyrannosaur superfamily and the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, and engaging interactives. Visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition.Suggested Ages: All
Morning storytimes take place every day at Bank Street Bookstore, with occasional special themes and visitors.
Suggested Ages: Babies to 4-5
Join a 45-minute music class of upbeat tunes- fun children’s songs, rock n’ roll oldies and today’s hits in an upscale baby store. The teacher comes armed with a guitar and props/instruments for the kids to use throughout the class: shakers, scarves, a parachute and more.
Pre-register for a $3 discount.Suggested Ages: All
Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a variety of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 4-5
Dolce & Gabbana painted the bricks of a restored 19th-century fire station gold and pastel rainbow in honor of colorful NYC kids. Also find lots of leopard print, graffitied sofas, see-through stairs and other fine decor and clothes.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Get photogenic soft serve with gold flakes and edible flowers in a sweet, small Nolita shop plus matcha, tea and organic candy. Limited flavors available, currently its sea salt mascarpone and lychee rose which look very pretty swirled together but might be too exotic for some young palates.Suggested Ages:
Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters.
Space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can. Also at 1 pm & 3 pm some days.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
Join operatic adventures based on a weekly-kid-friendly opera (available to watch online Wednesday-Friday). Join interactive online informational sessions, arts & crafts, artist chats, opera story time, camper showcases and printable activity sheets live or watch the videos after.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
Hear happy tunes from NYC kindie band Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. He’ll be joined by a guest all the way from across the pond in the UK with some exciting news to share.Suggested Ages: Babies to 11
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.Suggested Ages: Babies to 6
Play Ping Pong, Skeeball, a 9-hole mini golf course featuring iconic Brooklyn landmarks such as the Gowanus Canal and Brooklyn Bridge and other arcade style games in a colorful vintage-style room next to a New England-inspired seafood-focused restaurant with lobster rolls, poke tacos and fabulous harbor views.
Rock out at free musical livestreams from Rock and Roll Playhouse, featuring local musicians covering legendary rock stars. Past episodes air daily at 8 am.Suggested Ages: All
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.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
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.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12
Hear amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility and Love. Sing along, dance and even play musical instruments.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6-7
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
NYC kids yoga program Yogi Beans offer virtual classes via Zoom. Classes are noncompetitive, non-judgmental, physically challenging, and a ton of fun. Suggested age range varies by day and time, from babies to tweens.Suggested Ages: Babies to 12
Explore film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.Suggested Ages: All
Design and create a puppet at home with free daily online workshops from WonderSpark Puppets, weekdays at 4 pm and weekends at 10 am. Each day is a new puppet. Also, tune in for their weekly puppet shows Fridays at 11am ET.Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
Hear stories in Deutsch in the charming children’s section of an independent bookstore. German newbies welcome.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 8-10
Enjoy a free concert from local musicians, explore a 19th century mansion and frolic in the large, lovely garden. Light refreshments available or bring a picnic. Hop on a free old-fashioned trolley that makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to scenic City Island.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
See bold, often interactive modern contemporary art in a gorgeous modern building with a stunning view of the Hudson River.Suggested Ages: All
Zany local educational troupe Story Pirates presents live virtual improv shows, where they bring kids’ ideas to life on the spot.Suggested Ages: 2 to 12
For this uniquely American celebration, the The Philly POPS. take a musical look at tradition and patriotism with Philadelphia native & Broadway star Allison Blackwell, renowned trumpeter and POPS Artistic Director for Jazz, Terell Stafford, and POPS fan favorite Michael Cavanaugh. This virtual concert stream will also include a newly commissioned piece, “Fanfare for the Essential Workers,” dedicated to healthcare workers who were first responders to the COVID-19 crisis.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly