Virtual Programs

Culture Pass is partnering with museums and theaters across the five boroughs to bring library patrons dozens of free virtual programs this spring! 

 

Events will give you and your family the chance to learn about everything from ancient Mesopotamian literature to contemporary Chinese architecture, from cooking and the cosmos to the history of air travel and stories of sunken subway cars. More programs will be added to this page as they are scheduled, so keep checking back for more opportunities to learn about all our city's cultural community has to offer.

Register in advance and you'll get an email with a direct link on the day of the event. It's as easy as signing in, kicking back, and enjoying!

Culture Pass programming is made possible through generous funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Charles H. Revson Foundation, New York Community Trust, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

You can find the full list of Culture Pass virtual programs on this page, or click browse focused lists of programs for children, teens, and patrons who speak languages other than English:

 

ALL PROGRAMS  |  FOR KIDS  |  IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH

 

APRIL
 

Architectural Acupuncture: How Design and Innovation Are Saving China’s Villages—and America’s Cities, too

4/14/2021 8:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through May 15)
Presented by China Institute
How can design and innovation bring life back to an ailing community? It’s a global challenge. Join us as XU Tiantian, one of China’s most innovative architects, presents inspiring projects in Zhejiang’s countryside and shares notes with Joel Mills of the American Institute of Architects about how great design can make a difference. This event is co-presented with China Institute and the American Institute of Architects.
Ages: Teens, Adults, Older Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Line Dancin’ in the Livin' Room with Kadie

4/15/2021 12:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through May 16)
Presented by Cumbe Center for African & Diaspora Dance
Get in line and groove in your living room as Texas native, Kadie, brings the funk and spirit of Line Dance. This style of dance is perfect for older adults looking for a break in the day to socialize with a focus on light movement wellness. Kadie starts off with a check-in to see how everyone is feeling and then moves into a warm up with classic, well known line dances like the Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide. She then dives into more complex dances like K-Wang Wit It, Michael Jackson's They Don't Really Care About Us and I Can't Get Over You! Grab your friends and family and cut a rug!
Ages: Older Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Tiempo junto con el Guggenheim Museum Taller familiar con los abuelos Fecha

4/17/2021 10:00am — VER GRABACIÓN (hasta el 18 de Mayo)
Presented by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Las cuatro estaciones en el arte En este taller digital interactivo, abuelos y nietos harán un viaje juntos alrededor del sol a través de obras de arte sobre las cuatro estaciones de la Colección del Guggenheim. A medida que exploramos, recopilaremos inspiración para crear nuestras propias obras de arte multimedia con el tema de las cuatro estaciones. Materiales sugeridos: papel, materiales coloridos para dibujar, tijeras, cinta adhesiva/pegamento
Años: Familias / Todos. Duración: 60 minutos. Idioma: Español.

 

The Evolution of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

4/20/2021 2:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through May 21)
Presented by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
In this 90-minute program, we'll explore how the Guggenheim Museum's architecture and art evolved over the decades since its founding in 1939. The founding collection championed abstract and spiritual art, with artists like Vasily Kandinsky. As the collection grew, the Guggenheim moved into its current home in the Frank Lloyd Wright building with its unique architecture that allows for inventive ways to show art. We invite participants to join the conversation as we talk about art and ideas together.
Ages: Older Adults. Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

Creative Movement

4/22/2021 3:00pm — WATCH RECORDING(through May 23)
Presented by Children's Museum of the Arts
In this active remote class, children will explore storytelling and cultural connections through physical movement, dramatic play, and storytelling. Materials Needed: Comfortable clothes to move in, small space to move around, paper & favorite coloring tool (marker, colored pencil, crayon, etc.)
Ages: Children. Runtime: 40 minutes. Language: English.

 

Moving the Millions

4/26/2021 12:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through May 27)
Presented by New York Transit Museum
Relive the experience of traveling through New York City during the early, mid, and late twentieth century! Virtually explore our collection of vintage subway and elevated cars and objects from the archive. Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, social history, engineering, and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.
Ages: Adults,18+. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Kitchen Gardening

4/27/2021 3:00pm — WATCH RECORDING(through May 28)
Presented by Queens Botanical Garden
In this live, virtual workshop we’ll explore the plants that are hiding in our kitchens, look for ways to grow and propagate some of them, and set up a growing chamber.
Ages: Families / All Ages. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: English.

 

Let’s Go on an Archaeological Dig!

4/29/2021 4:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through May 30)
Presented by Jewish Museum
During this hands-on, interactive program, children ages 7 through 10 will discover what happens on a real archaeological dig. They will hunt for artifacts, look closely at objects they discover, sketch what they find, and learn about the tools archaeologists use on an excavation.
Ages: Children. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

MAY
 

Redbird Reef Puppets

RESCHEDULED: 5/4/2021 4:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through June 5)
Presented by New York Transit Museum
Come meet our puppet friends Cecil and Fiona and listen to a story all about Redbird Reef! Find out about retired Redbird subway cars that took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to create a new home for fish, and make a simple hand puppet from materials we can find at home!
Ages: Children ages 4-7. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: English.

 

Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without: Recycling in Colonial New York

5/5/2021 3:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through June 6)
Presented by Van Cortlandt House Museum
We often think of recycling as something we do today to help the environment. In the 18th century, recycling and repurposing were a big part of life. Explore Van Cortlandt House Museum with our Director as she takes you behind the scenes to look at the collections items that would have been recycled. You'll also learn how to make a simple citrus cleaner from ordinary household items.
Ages: 8 and up. Runtime: 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

Alphonse Mucha: The Paris Years

5/5/2021 4:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through June 6)
Presented by Poster House
Join Poster House's Chief Curator, Angelina Lippert, as she tells the story of Alphonse Mucha and how his posters changed the advertising world. Learn how a serendipitous commission for Sarah Bernhardt led to making Mucha the most in-demand commercial artist of his generation, bringing Art Nouveau to the streets. This program will feature an introduction to Poster House, as well as discussion about Mucha's artistic style and historic impact, followed by Q+A with the curator.
Ages: Adults, Older Adults. Runtime: 70 minutes. Language: English.

 

Multigenerational Family Storytelling Workshop

5/6/2021 7:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through June 7)
Presented by Center for Jewish History
Bring multiple generations of your family together, no matter the distance, for a lively evening of guided storytelling! Participants will learn the importance and how-to’s of family storytelling before breaking off into family groups to explore a list of fun, meaningful questions together. This program will be led by writer, organizer and storyteller Rachael Rifkin.
Ages: Teens, Families. Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

DibujoAhora! DrawNow! David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979

5/7/2021 12:00pm — WATCH RECORDING / VER GRABACIÓN (through June 8)
Presented by The Drawing Center
A cargo de la artista y educadora Ada Pilar Cruz. Este taller de dibujo con participación en la red se concentra en obras de - David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979. David Hammons utilizó el cuerpo como herramienta de dibujo y placa de impresión para la creación de imágenes. Estas obras celebran lo sagrado de los objetos tocados o hechos por el cuerpo negro y revelan la penetrante crítica de Hammons sobre la opresión racial y su profundo compromiso con la justicia social. El proyecto práctico incluye el engrasado de partes del cuerpo y objetos. Uso de grasa y pigmentos para dibujos.

Presented in Spanish and English, and guided by teaching artist Ada Pilar Cruz, this participatory online drawing workshop focuses on a selection of works in - David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979. David Hammons used the body as both a drawing tool and printing plate for image making. These works celebrate the sacredness of objects touched or made by the Black body and reveal Hammons’s biting critique of racial oppression and his deep commitment to social justice. The hands-on project includes oiling parts of your body and objects.
Ages / Años: Adults / Adultos. Runtime / Duración: 1 hour / 60 minutos. Language: Bi-lingual in Spanish & English.

 

It's Electric! The History Of Computers

5/8/2021 12:00pm — WATCH RECORDING / 手表记录 (through June 9)
Presented by Queens Historical Society
It's Electric! The History Of Computers: Come learn about the history of early computers, their mechanical origins and the people who helped make them possible. We will also highlight the many women who contributed to the early mathematical foundations of computers, and even a few Queens residents helped establish early analog computation! You'll also get to see what it is like to be a computer processor, with a mathematical activity.

电力魔法之计算机的历史: 快来和我们一起了解一下早期计算机的历史 -- 它们的机械起源,以及让计算机成为现实的人们。 我们将重点介绍为计算机的早期数学基础做出重要贡献的许多女性,以及骄傲的皇后区居民!在他们的共同努力下,建立起了早期的模拟计算! 您还将了解到具有超强计算能力的电脑处理器到底是如何运行以及成为可能的。
Ages: Teens, Families. Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes. Language: Bilingual English & Mandarin.
年龄:青少年,家庭。 播放时间:1小时30分钟。 语言:双语英语和普通话。

 

Terrariums of the Extra Terrestrial

5/8/2021 2:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through June 9)
Presented by Wave Hill
Could you ever imagine what lies beyond the earth beyond our most wild imaginings? It is estimated that about 96% of the universe is made up of stuff astronomers cannot see, detect, or even comprehend! Use your wild imaginations to create galactic terrariums, small containers holding natural materials, to imagine your own extraterrestrial garden-scape. In this session, we’ll explore what makes up some of the 4% we do know about our universe, wrestle with some of astronomer’s biggest questions, and create our own stories of the beyond.
Ages: All ages. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: English.

 

Close Look: Veronese’s The Choice between Virtue and Vice

5/11/2021 5:00pm — WATCH RECORDING (through June 12)
Presented by The Frick Collection
Frick educators welcome you to join fellow art enthusiasts in a participatory online discussion centered around a single masterpiece! This interactive conversation will focus on the celebrated Renaissance masterpiece ""The Choice Between Virtue and Vice"" by Paolo Veronese. This work is currently on view at Frick Madison, the temporary new home of The Frick Collection. Space for this program is limited and active participation is strongly encouraged.
Ages: Teens & Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

星期四, 5月13日 傍晚6点

5/13/2021 6:00pm — 观看录音 (直到6月14日)
Presented by Lewis Latimer House Museum
星期四, 5月13日 傍晚6点 线上参观路易.拉提玛故居 (中文, 45-60 分钟) 路易.拉提玛 (1848-1928) 是一位非裔美国发明家,他设计的炭质灯丝对上世纪电灯照明技术的发展起了重要的创新推动作用。 拉提玛同时还是一名逃亡奴隶之子,一位自学成才的工业制图师,专利法专家,诗人,以及画家。 在本次中文线上导览中,我们会通过视频、历史照片、实时讲解来讨论路易.拉提玛极具历史代表性的家族背景,他事业背后不为人知的故事,以及他对电气照明领域的独特贡献。我们还会了解拉提玛故居在1989年被迁址保护的奇妙历程。 
Ages: Families / All Ages. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: Mandarin.
年龄:家庭/所有年龄段。 播放时间:1小时。 语言:普通话。

 

DibujoAhora! DrawNow! Ebecho Muslimova: Scenes In the Sublevel

5/14/2021 12:00pm — WATCH RECORDING / VER GRABACIÓN (through June 15)
Presented by The Drawing Center
A cargo de la artista y educadora Ada Pilar Cruz, este taller de dibujo en la red se concentra en obras de - La primera exposición individual en un museo de Ebecho Muslimova. La artista presenta Escenas en el subnivel, una instalación que incluye diez dibujos de técnica mixta a gran escala.

Presented in Spanish and English, and guided by teaching artist Ada Pilar Cruz, this participatory online drawing workshop focuses on works from Ebecho Muslimova’s first solo museum exhibition, in which the artist presents Scenes in the Sublevel, a site-specific installation that includes ten large-scale mixed-media drawings.
Ages / Años: Adults / Adultos. Runtime / Duración: 1 hour / 60 minutos. Language: Bi-lingual in Spanish & English.

 

In the Beginning There Was Dance: Dance & Storytelling with Pia Monique Murray

5/15/2021 11:00am — REGISTER
Presented by Cumbe Center for African & Diaspora Dance
One of the oldest forms of expression on Earth, when one dances West African Dance one is connecting with the past and simultaneously devising ways to move forward as a community. There’s a Ghanaian word for this phenomenon, Sankofa. Join Pia Monique Murray for a creative movement workshop that uses Kuku, a traditional celebrational dance from West Africa, to animate the West African tale of cause & effect, "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears." Participants will build community, learn a short choreographed phrase and have the opportunity to create original dances to bring the story to life.
Ages: Children ages 3-6. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: English.

 

Air Fair: The History of Airports in Queens

5/15/2021 12:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Queens Historical Society
Queens currently has two incredibly busy airports, La Guardia, and JFK International. These were not the only options that Queens residents have had since the turn of the century. Queens has long been a bustling center of aviation, and travel for NYC, now more than ever. We'll go over how the Jet Age shaped Queens tourism, and what travel has been like over the decades, and the historic spaces associated with it.

Actualmente, Queens posee dos aeropuertos increíblemente ocupados: La Guardia y JFK International. Pero estos no han sido las únicas opciones que los residentes de Queens han tenido desde el siglo XX. Por un largo tiempo, Queens ha sido un bullicioso centro de aviación y para el viaje a NYC, ahora más que nunca. Hablaremos de como la Era de los Jets dio forma al turismo en Queens, y como los viajes en avión han cambiado a través de las décadas, al igual que los espacios históricos asociados a la aviación.
Ages / Años: Families / Familias. Runtime / Duración: 1 hour 30 minutes / 90 minutos. Language: Bilingual English & Spanish.

 

Farm-To-City

5/18/2021 6:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance
Connecting the past to the present through the farming life experience in colonial times; learn about the life of the people who helped build Upper Manhattan.
Ages: Families / All Ages. Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes. Language: English.

 

Discover China Through Art: An Online Experience

5/19/2021 4:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by China Institute
Discover China Through Art is China Institute Gallery’s innovative art education program. Join us to learn about Chinese artistic practice! In this iteration of the DCTA program, teens will have the opportunity to make an introduction to Chinese art and culture through interactive docent-led gallery tours that are accompanied by informative video presentations and hands-on art workshops.
Ages: Teens, Families. Runtime: 40 minutes. Language: English.

 

Welcome to the Whitney

5/19/2021 7:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art invites you to learn more about the museum's architecture and the history of their neighborhood! Participants will explore the museum's architecture as it was designed by Renzo Piano. This program will explain the ways the building engages with both a local and historical context in connection to the Whitney’s origins in 1930's Greenwich Village. Presenters will then consider how that history continues to ground the museum’s collection, as well as its ongoing mission to support and share American modern art! Following the presentation there will be Q+A .
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour of the Wyckoff House Museum

5/21/2021 1:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Wyckoff House Museum
Join the Wyckoff Museum staff for a behind-the-scenes visit to New York’s oldest house, including some areas rarely seen by the public.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Naturalist Studies from My Window

5/22/2021 2:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Wave Hill
What are the stories of spring unfolding just outside our windows? Create your own sit spot, a place you can repeatedly visit to observe nature, at your favorite window. In this session, we’ll create handbound books to use as our very own nature journals. We’ll learn the different methods that naturalists use to connect closely to and ultimately protect their environment. We’ll also explore ways to make our sit spots special to us as individuals as we honor and care for our environment from our very own place in the world.
Ages: All ages. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: English.

 

Literary Posters and Advertising

5/24/2021 7:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Poster House
Has an image ever inspired you to read? Expand your literary poster horizons with a visual tour of historical advertisements aimed at inspiring people to read. Join poster expert and Poster House Advisory Board member Nicholas Lowry of Swann Auction Galleries as he explores and celebrates how books, reading, booksellers, publishers, and literacy itself have been promoted graphically in posters since the late 1800s.
Ages: Adults, Older Adults Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment - A Virtual Tour and Meditation for Seniors

5/25/2021 11:30am — REGISTER
Presented by The Rubin Museum of Art
Explore the Rubin Museum’s newest exhibition, Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. Reflect on ideas of the self and what it means to be truly awake. Learn about buddhas, mandalas, wrathful deities and how they support the path to enlightenment in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Get a peek inside the gallery, see up-close details of the artworks, and learn tips for visiting the galleries in person!
Ages: Seniors. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

A Lecture with Ayanna Dozier

5/26/2021 6:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by The Shed
A filmmaker and performance artist, Ayanna Dozier combines performance and discourse to embody and challenge the records of history. She approaches history as a praxis, that is history not as verifiable fact but as a narrative enacted by others—gaining power through its enactment. In this program, Dozier discusses her practice at large and gives a lecture about the history of Hart Island which is the focus of her commission for the Shed “Cities of the Dead”. Exploring the racial and economic history of Hart Island with an exploration of Solomon Riley’s project the Negro Coney Island, Dozier gives insight to a location with a fraught and varied legacy to the city.
Adults (18+): «Age_Range». Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Magic in Plain Sight

5/27/2021 2:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Target Margin Theater
Why is the human need to gather so powerful? What does togetherness bring? Target Margin Theater presents MAGIC IN PLAIN SIGHT in June, a series of performances that reflects on this unusual year, celebrates the joy of gathering, and imagines the possibilities ahead of us. The three artistic cohorts in residency for MAGIC IN PLAIN SIGHT – Leonie Bell (Local Grandma), Kaaron Briscoe, and LubDub Theatre Co – read excerpts of their work, present rehearsal video, and lead interactive theater exercises as they discuss the research and development of their upcoming productions.
Ages: Adults and older teens (16+). Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Artists at Work: Daniel Ramos in Conversation with Monica Espinel

5/27/2021 4:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by International Studio & Curatorial Program
En diciembre del 2020, el artista estadounidense Daniel Ramos, llegó a la residencia ISCP en Brooklyn manejando una camioneta cargada con cientos de negativos fotográficos, madera recuperada y objetos encontrados en la casa de su familia en México. Para este evento, Daniel estará acompañado de la curadora independiente, Monica Espinel, quien lo entrevistará sobre la trayectoria de su práctica artística y la dirección experimental que ha tomado su trabajo desde su llegada a ISCP.
Años: Familias. Duración: 60 minutos. Idioma: Español.

 

Travel Kitchen / Cocina Movil

5/28/2021 6:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance
El registro arqueológico más antiguo de cacao data del año 3000 a.C. en América del Sur. Conozca más sobre los orígenes de este alimento sagrado y su uso por parte de la élite de los pueblos indígenas de mesoamérica. El cacao era un alimento exótico y caro, considerado una materia prima en el comercio global de alimentos en tiempos de la colonia, y un alimento básico en los hogares holandeses como la Granja Dyckman. En este taller, prepararemos tres bocadillos a base de cacao con un ingrediente secreto: ¡Maca! Sobre la Maca, se sabe que es una raíz peruana, un adaptógeno que ayuda con el estrés y eleva los niveles de energía. Estas recetas son deliciosas, saludables, fáciles y rápidas de preparar. ¡Lo dejarán satisfecho y lleno de energía!

The earliest archeological record of cacao dates 3,000 BCE in South America. Learn more about the origins of this sacred food and its use by the elite indigenous people of Mesoamerica. Cacao was an exotic and expensive food —considered a commodity in the colonial global food trade and food staple in Dutch households like the Dyckman Farmhouse. Come ready to make three cacao-based snacks with an unusual secret ingredient —Maca!. A Peruvian root is known to be an adaptogen; it helps with stress and raises energy levels. These delicious, healthy, easy-and-quick to make energy booster snacks will leave you satisfied and full of energy!
Años: Adolescentes y Adultos. Duración: 90 minutos. Language: Bilingual English & Spanish.

 

JUNE
 

-Ish Expressions

6/2/2021 3:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Let’s find new ways to express ourselves and our feelings with visual art, music, movement, and more! Join us for a storytime featuring Ish by Peter Reynolds followed by special activities and games to showcase our feelings.
Ages: Children. Runtime: 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

Ciencia Planetaria

6/4/2021 10:00am — REGISTER
Presented by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Entre las estrellas fijas se encuentran puntos de luz en movimiento que ahora conocemos como planetas. Desde los anillos de Saturno hasta los cráteres de Mercurio, cada planeta tiene una composición única. ¡Únase a nosotros en este viaje mientras exploramos los planetas de nuestro sistema solar y más allá!
Años: Familias. Duración: 60 minutos. Idioma: Español.

 

She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia - Exhibition Preview and Art Exploration

6/6/2021 2:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by The Morgan Library & Museum
Join Culture Pass for an exclusive sneak-peek at the upcoming Morgan exhibition, She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, which opens Friday September 10, 2021 and continues through January 16, 2022. Participants will explore ancient artworks in the exhibition and discover Enheduanna, the first writer identified by name in human history, as well as the mythology of Ishtar, the goddess of love and war.
Ages: 10 and Up. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Groove Theory

6/7/2021 2:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Hi-ARTS
Participants will explore and connect the origins and influences of the street, funk, and club dance forms that helped to formulate the dance element of Hip Hop Culture that we know, love and still see in dance and style trends today. We will focus on bounce, rock and groove: 3 KEY pieces to the “grooving puzzle” (dancing), that build a solid foundation for the techniques of the many Hip Hop dance forms.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Fantastical Foil!

6/9/2021 3:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a mythical creature for a pet? Join us for a storytime featuring If I had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle and an opportunity to make fantastical tin foil sculptures.
Ages: Children. Runtime: 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

Springtime on the Farm

6/10/2021 4:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Wyckoff House Museum
Join Family Programs Coordinator Chloe for a reading of Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson, followed up by a seed starting activity using materials found at home.
Ages: Children. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: English.

 

Don't Forget to Vote!

6/11/2021 6:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Historic Richmond Town
Take a virtual tour of Historic Richmond Town's online exhibit, Don't Forget to Vote! The right to vote is a vital part of democracy, but this right, known as “suffrage,” has never been fully inclusive. This online exhibition explores the changing nature of voting as this right was expanded and restricted over time, as it was experienced by Staten Islanders. Join us on a journey from the intensely local to national issues such as women’s suffrage and presidential campaigns, as seen through election returns, campaign buttons and posters, ballots, and other artifacts and documents from Historic Richmond Town’s collection.
Ages: Teens & Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Manga Drawing Workshop for Beginners – The first steps!

6/14/2021 4:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Japan Society
Beginner artists interested in Japanese anime and manga will learn basic drawing skills through step by step instruction from a professional manga artist. After the introduction of different manga styles, students will follow along with a demonstration to draw and complete a popular character from a Japanese manga or animation. By the end of the session, students will have the tools needed to set out being a manga artist on their own!
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Una visita virtual a la mansión Morris-Jumel en español

6/14/2021 7:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Un tesoro histórico escondido en el corazón de Washington Heights, la Mansion Morris-Jumel es la casa más antigua que se conserva en el Alto Manhattan. ¡Aprenda más sobre los secretos de esta casa de más de 256 años! Explore virtualmente cada habitación y descubra su fascinante historia, como desde las visitas de cuatro de los primeros presidentes estadounidenses, incluyendo a George Washington, hasta su rol como inspiración para el dramaturgo Lin-Manuel Miranda, quien escribió partes del exitoso musical Hamilton en sus salas.
Años: Adultos. Duración: 60 minutos. Idioma: Español.

 

Not Throwing Away My Shot: A Virtual Hamilton History Trip and Writing Workshop

6/15/2021 4:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Morris-Jumel Mansion
Virtually visit the “House Where It Happened” and discover the real history of Alexander Hamilton’s and Aaron Burr’s relationship and their connection with Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, Morris-Jumel Mansion. We will explore Lin-Manuel Miranda’s visit to the Mansion as artistic inspiration for the hit musical Hamilton, and use one of its songs, “My Shot,” as a writing reflection prompt to share about our hopes for the future.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Under the Eaves: A Look at the Enslaved Peoples' Quarters at Van Cortlandt House

6/16/2021 2:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Van Cortlandt House Museum
Van Cortlandt House Museum's director will also discuss the research and recreation of objects to show how the space may have looked in the 18th century. The tour will also reveal architectural details in the attic that helped to define this space as former slave quarters.
Ages: 12 and up. Runtime: 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

David Hammons’ Day’s End and the Life of the Piers of Lower Manhattan

6/16/2021 12:30pm — REGISTER
Presented by Whitney Museum of American Art

Join the Whitney to learn about a new permanent public art structure, Day's End by artist David Hammons! This May, the Whitney, in collaboration with the Hudson River Park Trust, is unveiling a new permanent public art structure entitled Day's End by artist David Hammons. This program is a virtual introduction to Day's End ,as well as the place of the Whitney in the history of the neighborhood.

In 2015, the Whitney Museum moved to its current location alongside the Hudson River in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan, taking its place in the succession of many historical shifts and changes that has characterized this location over the years. Hammons’ sculpture outlines the dimensions of the original pier structure, now lost to time under the river. It extends over the water as a shimmering, almost ghostly trace of what was once there, alluding to the history of New York’s waterfront, from the heyday of its shipping industry, to the reclaimed piers that became a gathering place for the gay community, to previous artistic projects on the site. The program will be followed by Q+A from the audience.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 1 Hour. Language: English.

 

CMA: Hacer Arte es la Mejor Forma de Vivir 

6/17/2021 3:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Children's Museum of the Arts
CMA - Hacer Arte es la Mejor forma de Vivir - La actividad es inspirado por Sam Durant, quien tiene una práctica artistica y politica. Se realiza su trabajo a través de fotografías, dibujos, textos y esculturas. Exploraremos la imagen y la escultura a través de esta clase de arte de 30 minutos. ¡Traiga sus piedras, botellas y colores para este divertido taller interactivo! Materiales: Lápiz 2 hojas de papel blanco (se prefiere papel grueso o multimedia) Roca, botella o plato Pintura acrílica brillante o tempera Pincel para pintar 
Años: Niños. Duración: 45 minutos. Idioma: Español.

 

Manga Drawing Workshop for Intermediate Students: Polish your skills!

6/17/2021 5:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Japan Society
Young manga artists who have some basic drawing skills will polish and refine their manga skills with a professional artist. The artist will share various techniques for facial expressions, hands, accessories, clothing, and more through step by step instruction and demonstration. Students will gain artistic understanding of proportion, anatomical structure, movements, and perspective, as well as three dimensional effects on manga characters. Students will master “must-have” skills to being a successful artist!
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Alice Austen House Tour with Executive Director Victoria Munro

6/18/2021 12:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Alice Austen House
To commemorate the 4th anniversary of the amendment of the Alice Austen House national landmark designation to include LGBTQ history as an area of significance, Executive Director Victoria Munro will lead a virtual tour through the rooms of Austen’s historic home. You will hear about important themes in Austen’s work while touring the new permanent exhibition, and seeing Austen’s darkroom.
Ages: All ages. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Fastidiando al Bicho

6/19/2021 10:00am — REGISTER
Presented by Queens Botanical Garden
En este taller exploraremos las características del cuerpo de los insectos y sus funciones. Los participantes aplicarán sus conocimientos para crear uno o varios insectos modelo.
Materiales que necesitan los participantes: Hojas de papel, Colores y/o pintura, Tijeras, Pegamento o cinta adhesiva, Opcional y extra: plastilina o arcilla y materiales naturales como ramitas y hojas
Años: Niños. Duración: 45 minutos. Idioma: Español.

 

Blocks, Bubbles and Outlines: Graffiti 102

6/21/2021 1:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Hi-ARTS
Hi-ARTS and Carlos Jesus Martines Dominguez present an introduction workshop on the history of Graffiti and learn the basics of graffiti art. All you need is some paper, a pencil, a sharpie, and a ruler (straight edge) to join!
Ages: All Ages. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Exploring the Possibilities of Bilingual Theatre / 双语表演

6/21/2021 5:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Target Margin Theater
How can you play in two languages? Could Mandarin and English together make for a richer theater for audiences and actors alike? Join actors Julia Brothers, Claire Hsu and director Michael Leibenluft to explore the possibilities of bilingual theater and the connections between language-learning and performance. The three theater makers will lead audience members in a series of improv games and script study in Mandarin and English to offer a glimpse into the actor's process and to explore the relationship between language, play, and acting.
由Target Margin, 工合戏剧工作室, 以及美国长江剧团共同呈现 如何进行双语表演?游走于中英双语之间的演员和观众是否创造全新的观剧体验?与演员Julia Brothers, Claire Hsu 以及导演李迈一起探索双语剧场的无限潜能。三位剧场艺术家将会透过一系列即兴表演的互动游戏、中英文剧本分析等活动,让观众跟随演员的思维,一窥语言、戏剧和表演之间的微妙关系。 去年三月,美国长江剧团和工合戏剧工作室联合制作的原创双语剧《Salesman之死》即将要在Target Margin剧场上演,演出却因为全球疫情被迫取消。该剧由剧作家程异(Jeremy Tiang)根据阿瑟米勒著名话剧《推销员之死》1983年在北京人艺上演的历史事件进行改编, 由Michael Leibenluft导演,Julia Brothers和 Claire Hsu出演剧中重要角色。这次的线上活动将是这几位剧场人自疫情以来的首次重聚。
Ages: Adults and older teens (16+). Runtime: 1 hour. Language: Bilingual English/Mandarin.
年龄:成人和青少年(16岁以上)。 播放时间:1小时。 语言:双语英语/普通话。

 

The Melting Pot: Hearth Cooking

6/22/2021 6:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Historic Richmond Town
Cook up the past with Historic Richmond Town! In this program, learn about the tools and implements used to cook and bake over an open hearth. Hosted live from the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, costumed interpreters will make gumbo and strawberry pie, which are both commonly associated with celebrations of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Ages: Families. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

MOCAKIDS Storytime at Home! Paddle Away with Us/欢迎参与华人博物馆讲故事时间活动。

6/23/2021 4:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Museum of Chinese in America
MOCAKIDS Storytime is a lively, bilingual 30-45-minute combination of fun activities and language exploration designed to enhance your young child’s word skills and vocabulary. Best for ages 3-6, younger & older siblings welcome. 欢迎参与华人博物馆讲故事时间活动。这是一个为时三十分钟的现场互动活动。届时,您的孩子将有机会参与一系列互动游戏,探索并提高儿童的词汇量及语言能力,为日后流利的中文阅读能力打下坚实的基础。本活动针对3-6岁的儿童设计,同时也欢迎各个年龄段的幼儿及以上儿童参与。 MOCAKIDS Storytime at Home! Paddle Away with Us Time to row and go, go, go! Grab your paddles and drums as we learn about the legends, foods, and traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival. We’ll read books about a family celebration and a dramatic boat race before we practice some rowing moves and work together to row ourselves across a finish line!
Ages: Children ages 3-6. Runtime: 45 minutes. Language: Bilingual English & Mandarin.
年龄:3-6岁的儿童。 播放时间:45分钟。 语言:双语英语和普通话。

 

Drawing Together: Manet’s Bullfight

6/23/2021 6:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by The Frick Collection
Join a virtual drawing program that provides a space to make and share in the company of others, taking Manet’s Bullfight as inspiration. No art background is required; please feel free to use materials you have at home.
Ages: Teens & Adults. Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

Music, Arts & Protest in the Bronx

6/24/2021 7:00pm — REGISTER
Presented by Bronx Music Heritage Center
In the Bronx artists have lent their voices to support the issues that affect their communities from bilingual education, voting rights, cultural appropriation and gentrification. This program will look at key figures and actions in the last few decades of the Bronx which demonstrate how the arts are inextricably linked to making change.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes. Language: English.

 

 

PAST PROGRAMS
 

Artist Talk; Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture

3/31/2021 2:00pm 
Presented by Alice Austen House
Participating artists will gather for a dialogue about the ways that trans and queer people use artwork to connect with one another, historically and today. Guest curator Dr. Eliza Steinbock will moderate the discussion and be joined by the Alice Austen House executive director, Victoria Munro, who will deepen the connection between trans-creative artistic work today and Alice Austen’s lesbian and gender non-conforming photographic practice spanning from the age of 10 in 1876 until her death in 1952.
Ages: Teens, Adults, Older Adults. Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes. Language: English.

 

Goofing Around with King Manor

4/1/2021 3:00pm
Presented by King Manor
Explore practical jokes, riddles, and humor in the 19th century and learn how to make your own fish-themed April Fools prank game! Suitable for families and kids grades 2-6. Suggested supplies list: Craft foam, felt, fabric, or sturdy paper Clothesline clips Scissors Pens and/or pencils Markers (optional) Glue (like Elmers or Tacky glue) Decorations! (optional) Sequins, stickers, pipe cleaners -- whatever you have available!
Ages: Children, Families. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

The Language of Art: Exploring Identity at the Jewish Museum

4/6/2021 3:00pm
Presented by Jewish Museum
Learn about a selection of artworks from the Jewish Museum’s stellar collection of 30,000 paintings, sculptures, and ceremonial objects. Explore the ways in which artists address themes of immigration and identity with a special focus on connections between traditional art and contemporary life.
Ages: Families / All ages. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Tea Time with King Manor / L'heure du thé avec King Manor

4/8/2021 3:00pm
Presented by King Manor
Discover 19th-century tea etiquette and learn about the beautiful patterns and designs on teaware from the 1800s -- then make your own paper teacup to display! A bilingual French/English program, suitable for families and children of all ages. Suggested supplies list: White printer paper Crayons, colored pencils, or markers Scissors Scotch tape or glue stick

Découvrir l'étiquette du thé du XIXème siècle et les jolis dessins qui décorent ses tasses et théières. Puis fait sa propre tasse de thé en 3D pour décorer sa chambre ou sa table ! Présentation bilingue anglais/français. Équipement recommandé: Papier blanc de l'imprimeur Crayons de cire ou crayons colorés Ciseaux Du scotch ou bâton de colle
Ages / Ans: Families / Familles. Runtime / Dureé: 1 hour / 1 heure. Language: English and French.

 

Intrepid Women

4/9/2021 10:00am 
Presented by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Women have made a significant impact on the air & space industry, from the dawn of flight, through wartime efforts, and even as pioneers in the space industry! Hear the stories of some of these brave, unsung women who paved the way for gender equality in their fields, and discover the impact their work has had on the next generation of women in STEM!
Ages: Adults, Older Adults. Runtime: 1 hour. Language: English.

 

Celebremos el Cinco de Mayo

5/6/2021 3:30pm
¡Acompáñennos participando en un taller de STEAM muy especial en Español realizado en colaboración con Culture Pass! Celebremos el Cinco de Mayo y aprendamos sobre Repujado, una técnica tradicional mexicana para realizar piezas con relieve.

El Repujado es un proceso en el que trabajamos con una herramienta redonda el lado posterior de un metal blando para crear una pieza de arte. Esta técnica de realce tradicional data desde el siglo 12. Mediante esta técnica se transforma una lámina delgada de metal en una pieza con relieve ( un objeto tridimensional) para crear hermosas piezas de arte con realce. ¡Los participantes utilizarán este proceso como inspiración para nuestro taller en celebración del Cinco de Mayo utilizando objetos que utilizamos en casa diariamente! Diseña, realza y colorea tu propio arte repujado.
Años: Niños. Duración: 60 minutos. Idioma: Español.