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Living History @ Home: Celebrating Juneteenth

Living History @ Home- Black Women and the Civil War

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 16, 2021

Suggested Ages: All


Join New-York Historical Society and historical interpreters to discover Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the end of American chattel slavery on June 19, 1865. Explore its origins, how it has changed over time, and the many local traditions connected with the holiday. Listen to narratives of formerly enslaved persons as they describe how they learned about the end of slavery. Make a Juneteenth flag and other festive decorations, sing songs traditionally sung at Juneteenth celebrations, and learn how to make traditional treats celebratory like strawberry pie, sweet tea, and other kid-friendly recipes.


Learn about a range of subjects for grades K-12 though catchy, educational hip-hop songs. Watch videos about math, history, science and more, learn new words, take quizzes then (this is the coolest part) write short raps/songs using your new words and knowledge.

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Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

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.

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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.

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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.


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