Virtual Programs

Over the summer of 2020, Culture Pass partnered with almost 40 different cultural organizations across the five boroughs to bring library patrons 66 virtual cultural programs that explored everything from stargazing and breadmaking to West African rhythms and Art Nouveau posters. The programs were rebroadcast over the course of the fall. We'll be bringing you more fresh virtual cultural programming in the new year, so keep an eye on this page for more information!

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:






Victorian Paper Blooms

September 8 at 4 p.m
Presented by King Manor Museum
Participants will learn to make a variety of different kinds of Victorian paper flowers to turn into a garden bouquet or garland, using whatever they already have at home to participate. The program will include a live interactive, family friendly question and answer with a historian and educator on 19th century handicrafts and social culture.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Storytime from the Edible Academy

September 9 at 10 a.m.
Presented by New York Botanical Garden
A world of food adventure awaits the whole family! Join Co-Founder and Chief Imaginator, Sarah Thomas as she brings stories from her series Kalamata’s Kitchen to life with selected readings and cooking demonstrations, filmed live at NYBG’s Edible Academy.
Ages: 10 years old and under. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Journey to the Past - NYC and Transit History

September 10 at 10 a.m.
Presented by New York Transit Museum
Check out the New York Transit Museum’s unique space with a virtual, kid-friendly tour! Learn about life, work, science, and transportation throughout New York City's past and present. Explore the Museum’s vintage train collection and learn about the history of transportation through discussion and storytelling.
Ages: 6-11. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Calming Rocks!

September 11 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Join us for a storytime about special rocks that you find on your adventures! Sing songs, explore rocks with us and practice calming strategies!
Ages: 4-7 years old. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Liberation and Ritual: inspirations from Yoko Ono's Grapefruit

September 14 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Target Margin Theatre
Target Margin Theater invites you to expand your conception of what is theater through an interactive exploration led by Lebanese-American theater artist Noelle Ghoussaini. Participants will perform and write their own rituals, instructions, and creative texts inspired by Yoko Ono's Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings.
Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Equity and Justice: Poster Design in the COVID Age

September 15 at 4 p.m.
Presented by Poster House

Join Poster House and Isometric Studio—a Brooklyn-based design studio led by queer people of color—as we discuss the transformative role of posters in promoting inclusion, equity, and justice. The program will begin with a presentation by Poster House Collections Manager Melissa Walker on the history of protest posters. Next, Isometric partners Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid will present a few case studies of how tech, educational, and cultural institutions are using poster and spatial design to redress racism and authenticate the experiences of people of color. The event will conclude with a conversation among the presenters and a Q&A session with attendees. Attendees are welcome to create and share their own posters in response to the program during or after the event on social media.
Ages: 12 and Up. Runtime: 90 minutes.


The Little House: Storytime & Art Activity

September 16 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Museum at Eldridge Street
How and why do communities change over time? Find out by joining the Museum at Eldridge Street for a reading of Virginia Lee Burton's timeless and award-winning book, The Little House. This beautifully illustrated book shows how changes come and go but some things remain. Afterwards we will create our own community of little houses (or apartment buildings).
Ages: 8 and under. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Who We Are: The Census and Identity in New York City

September 17 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Museum of the City of New York
In 2020, every household in the United States is being asked to participate in the US Census. But what is the census, and why is it especially important to accurately count how many people live in a complex, diverse city like ours? How does this count shape everyday life in New York City’s schools, streets, and homes? What can census data tell us about who we are as New Yorkers?

Join educators from the Museum of the City of New York for an exploration of the census in New York City and why this count is so important to the future of our city. During the session, we will also examine artworks from the Museum’s current exhibition Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers, that use data from the Census Bureau to help us find new ways to look at identity across the five boroughs.
Ages: Families. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Natural Dyeing

September 18 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Wyckoff House Museum
Join the Wyckoff Museum staff as they explore the art and science of natural dyes using materials from the garden or grocery store. We’ll touch on textile history, the pH scale, and color theory as we guide you through the steps to dye clothes at home.
Ages: 4-10 years old. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Documenting Today for Tomorrow: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Covid-19 Collecting Initiatives of Brooklyn Historical Society, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

September 21 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Brooklyn Historical Society
As New Yorkers grapple with the current global pandemic, this program looks at how organizations like Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library/Queens College Library are working to document a historic moment in real time inlcuding collecting oral history interviews, photographs, journals, lesson plans and grocery lists. The program will include a discussion facilitated by BHS President and CEO Deborah Schwartz on the essential obligation of institutions to preserve and document history; a presentation sharing highlights of materials BHS, BPL, and QPL/QCL have already added to their Covid-19 collections; a discussion and Q and A about what to contribute and how to do so.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Native American History

September 22 at 4 p.m 
Presented by Queens Historical Society
Learn about the people who first shaped Queens, and how their influence has shaped our modern landscape. We will use documents and archaeological artifacts to learn what life was like for the Native american tribes on Long Island and Queens.
In English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Ages: Teens and families. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Creating Characters and Stories

September 23 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Society of Illustrators
Draw along using the different prompts shown to you in class, as we explore how illustrators find inspiration to create characters and stories. Participants will be led through various drawing techniques by artist Clare Pernice, who will help them create characters using found objects in a live drawing and coloring demonstration. Clare will share a few examples of children's books featuring different characters and stories. All you'll need to join in is paper, a pencil, and some colored pencils or markers (anything for adding color).
Ages: 4-10 Years Old. Runtime: 60 minutes.


A Conversation with Tomás Saraceno, Harriet A. Washington, and Environmental Justice Activists

September 24 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by The Shed
In this exploration of pollution, environmental racism, and social justice, artist Tomás Saraceno joins science journalist Harriet A. Washington in conversation and brings together a group of activists, community organizers, and scholars to reflect on these issues in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. In conversation, Saraceno and Washington will discuss We Do Not All Breathe the Same Air (2020), how we arrived at this point as a society, and how we can affect change in our communities and environment. A follow-up panel discussion with NYC activists takes some of these questions further.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Colonial Toys and Games

September 25 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Queens Historical Society
Learn how children played during the Colonial era. Children had to get creative with ways to play without access to our modern amenities.
In English, Spanish, and MandarinAges: 5-8 years old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Dolls in the Collection of Historic Richmond Town

September 25 at 11 a.m. 
Presented by Historic Richmond Town
Dolls can evoke fond memories of our own childhood. The dolls in the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town can also tell us about how childhood was lived and understood in the past. In this program, we’ll examine a selection of dolls from the 19th and 20th centuries and explore the clues they give us about how their makers meant them to be used, and about how their young owners actually played with them. Through photographs, prints, clothing, and other artifacts, we’ll explore the world where these dolls were made and played with, altered accesorized, and how they reflected children’s lives and experiences. We’ll finish the program by showing you how to make your own simple doll using materials you have around the house.
Ages: Families. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Discover the Dollhouse at Van Cortlandt House Museum

September 26 at 12 p.m. Postponed
Presented by Van Cortlandt House Museum
In the Summer of 2019, Van Cortlandt House Museum embarked on a project to furnish the c. 1774 Homans Family Dollhouse. The dollhouse has been furnished in keeping with the time period with furnishings inspired by the collections in Van Cortlandt House. The presentation will entail setting furnishings in two rooms with an narration about how the pieces were selected and how they relate to the collections in Van Cortlandt House.
Ages: Families with Children. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

September 28 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Poster House
Embark on a virtual journey through the Paris portion of Alphonse Mucha’s career and the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme recently debuted at Poster House — through exhibitions, events, and publications, this museum presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use. Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Angelina — any and all questions about the Mucha or general poster history are welcomed and encouraged!
Ages: All ages. Runtime: 90 minutes.


Blocks, Bubbles and Outlines: Graffiti 102 

September 29 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Hi-ARTS
Hi-ARTS and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez a.k.a FEEGZ, Figaro & Firo173 invite you to learn the history and basics of graffiti art, including block and bubble letters. All you need is some paper, a pencil, a sharpie, and a ruler (or straight edge) to join!
Ages: All. Runtime: 45 minutes.


The Street Beneath My Feet

September 30 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Wave Hill
Learn about the world underneath the surface, where decomposers, fungi, and other critters thrive. We’ll explore the history of the rocks of NYC and the soil and organisms on top of it, and end with an art project that explores each layer of the underground world.
Ages: All. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Healing and Resistance Through the Female Voice: Facets of the Dark Madonna

October 1 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Bronx Music Heritage Center
The Dark Madonna, la Magdalena, La Dominadora (Santa Marta)--these are just some of the names she is called throughout Europe and across the waters in Latin America. An inspiration for artists and musicians, she has been a healing presence for some, for others a symbol of resistance and voice for the oppressed. This program will feature artists who have been inspired by her or her historical and mythological sisters to create: featuring vocalist and percussionist Alessandra Belloni; vocalist and songwriter Raquel Rivera; vocalist and songwriter Maria Terrero; visual artist Tanya Torres.
Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Star Stories

October 2 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Educator will help participants view their sky in a whole new way.
Ages: 9-12 years old Runtime: 45 minutes.


Chair Yoga: One Hour Wellness Experience

October 5 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Cumbe: Center for African Diaspora Dance
Join Pilin Anice for a gentle chair yoga class to get in touch with your highest self and improve your overall health & wellbeing. ​Tune in to stretch, breathe, gain flexibility and strengthen the body in an accessible way​ with seated poses in a chair and standing poses that use the chair for balance and support. ​Perfect for beginners. Students will leave class feeling relaxed, grounded and connected to the body.
Ages: Older Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Plants We Eat

October 6 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Queens Botanical Garden
Do you eat your fruits and vegetables? Explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Un taller de arte con el Whitney: Monumentos para Trabajadores Esenciales

October 7 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Whitney Museum of American Art
Inspirado por la escultura Ángel: El lustrabotas de Pepón Osorio, este taller invita a los participantes a usar cualquier material que tienen disponible para crear un monumento que celebra a los trabajadores esenciales. La intención de este monumento, que puede tomar la forma de un afiche o una escultura, es que se pueda mostrar por la ventana así se comparte con los demás.
In Spanish. Ages: 9 and Up. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Live Music: Ashley Keiko

October 8 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Enjoy the performance of this up-and-coming multi-talented performer, educator, advocator, entrepreneur and founder of Keiko Studios.
Ages: All. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Diseño de Juegos Infantiles

October 9 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Noguchi Museum
Explora los parques infantiles que Isamu Noguchi creó en todo el mundo. Luego, colabora con tu familia y diseña tu propio patio de recreo tridimensional utilizando materiales que se encuentran en su hogar, como papel, cinta adhesiva y cartón.
In Spanish. Ages: 4-10 years old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Suffrage Craft Workshop

October 12 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Historic Richmond Town
Learn about the suffrage movement and learn how to make your own sashes, buttons, and cockades, using materials found at home.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Cartoon Illustration

October 13 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
A class for participants interested in creating their own cartoon illustrations. Everyone will learn drawing techniques that will allow them to create original superheroes, manga characters, and humorous cartoons. Learn communication techniques for comics and cartooning (lettering, speech bubbles, backgrounds, lay-out and graphics, etc) and storytelling through sequential art-creating a comic strip.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 60 minutes.


MAD Reads!

October 14 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Museum of Arts and Design
Based on a popular MAD program, this 45-minute online workshop will be facilitated by a MAD educator and bring a picture book to life through interactive story time, visual exploration, and artmaking. Join us for a reading and discussion of Faith Ringgold’s beloved picture book Tar Beach.  Then, create your very own story quilt based on a personal memory using paints, fabric, markers, and paper in a hands-on making workshop. Photos of finished artworks will be joined into a digital quilt collage after the session.
Ages: 4-11 Years Old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


MAD Reads! (En Español)

October 14 at 11 a.m.
Presented by Museum of Arts and Design
MAD Reads, derivado de en un programa popular en MAD, es un taller en línea que será facilitado por un educador del museo para dar vida a un libro ilustrado a través de cuentos interactivos, exploración visual y creación artística. Los participantes explorarán el querido libro ilustrado de Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach, y crearán sus propios edredones de historias basados en una memoria personal usando pinturas, telas, marcadores y papel en un taller práctico.
In Spanish. Ages: 4-11 Years Old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Vida Americana: los muralistas mexicanos rehacen el arte estadounidense, 1925-1945

October 14 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Whitney Museum of American Art
Una introducción virtual a la exposición “Vida americana: los muralistas mexicanos rehacen el arte estadounidense, 1925-1945” montada por el Whitney Museum of American Art. 
In Spanish. Ages: Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Powerful and Dangerous: The Work and Legacy of Audre Lorde

October 15 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Alice Austen House
To accompany the Alice Austen House 2020 exhibition 'Powerful and Dangerous: The Images and Words of Audre Lorde' a panel will be formed by Victoria Munro, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House in collaboration with Lorde's life long friends and Sister Comrades, Clare Coss and Blanche Weissen Cook. The all women panel will closely examine the life and work of Audre Lorde and the powerful influence of her work today.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 90 minutes.


Amazing Animals

October 16 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Whether they can regrow a tail or lift 1,000 times their weight, our animal friends at Brooklyn Children’s Museum have super powers!  All animals, including humans, have unique gifts that help us to survive, grow, solve problems, and live our daily lives. In this online program, we'll  explore the science of regeneration and expert survival skills through this interactive workshop with our reptiles, insects, and spiders. Families will identify their favorite animal super power and reflect on their own superpowers!
Ages: 2-10 years old. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Greet the Green Goats

October 16 at 11 a.m. 
Presented by Van Cortlandt House Museum
Van Cortlandt House Museum in conjunction with the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance has welcomed landscaping goats to eat invasive weeds on the lawn of Van Cortlandt House for the next two summers.  Van Cortlandt House Museum Director, Laura Carpenter, will introduce viewers to the goats in residence (2), explain why they were brought in, and contextualize how today’s Van Cortlandt Park was once a working farm. 
Ages: Families with Children. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Animals of the Himalayas!

October 16 at 12 p.m.
Presented by Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Join us to learn about the animals of the Himalayas! We'll introduce you to two important animals: the snow leopard, and the yak! Learn about the importance of the yak to the people of the Himalayas!
Ages: 8-12 years old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit

October 19 at 6 p.m.
Presented by New York Transit Museum
Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro for a digital discussion of our recent exhibit, Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit. Together, we’ll explore the evolution of New York City transit signage through the years as it strives to convey information quickly, clearly and efficiently in a manner that is also pleasing to the eye.
Ages: Teens and adults.  Runtime: 45 minutes.


Sonic Voices: Utilizing the Art of DJing as a Creative Expression for Cultural Impact and Social Change

October 20 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Hi-ARTS
Hi-ARTS and DJ Reborn invite you to a workshop that explores the history of djing, basic mixing techniques, and how to utilize the craft intentionally to have cultural impact.
Ages: Teens and Adults. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Let's Talk Trees

October 21 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Wave Hill
In this program, we will investigate our local street trees and learn about how they help us out and what we can do to care for them. Then, we will make mandalas together to tell our stories just like tree rings tell the story of a tree.
Ages: All Runtime: 90 minutes.


Looking Forward: Previewing The Bartered Bride

October 22 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Bronx Opera Company
When we get back onstage, Bronx Opera will present Smetana’s marvelously tuneful BARTERED BRIDE, in a production updated to the 1950s. Tune in for a preview with our cast members, director, and designers.
Ages: Teens and Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


West African Adventures

October 23 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Cumbe: Center for African Diaspora Dance
Take a journey with us through West African culture as we explore the vivacious rhythms, high energy movement, and jewels of knowledge from Nigeria, Guinea, Burkina Faso and more! From viewing the map of Africa, learning oral and movement traditions and creating a joyful community, participants will receive a fun, energetic experience for the whole family. This workshop includes an engaging body awareness warm-up, enriching vocabulary, movement exploration, and a jam session.
Ages: Families with children age 3-6. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Objects Tell Stories

October 26 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
A highly participatory program that enables us to share objects we hold dear while connecting us to one another. Objects hold our history, connect us to culture, and stir our emotions. As we spend more time in our homes let’s take a look at some of the objects we value, explore their secrets, their stories, and how they can connect us to others.
Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Colonial Cooking

October 27 at 4 p.m.
Presented by Wyckoff House Museum
J​oin the Wyckoff Museum staff as they prepare a fresh summertime meal from historical recipes. We’ll discuss the history of the Wyckoff farm and agriculture in Brooklyn, as well as food preservation, healthy meals, and how the Wyckoff Museum is using our farm space to help our neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ages: Teens and up. Runtime: 45 minutes.


The Magic of Meditation

October 28 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
We will discuss mindfulness and meditation, what they are and why they are helpful. This workshop will be as interactive as possible with a dialogue about the benefits of, as well as strategies for, mindfulness and meditation. We will go through a meditation together and then create our own magic mindful breathing wand together.
Ages: 6 and up. Runtime: 30 minutes.


[আর্টিস্ট টক - ঋতু সাত্তার] Artist Talk by Reetu Sattar

October 28 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Swiss Institute
[বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশানের পুরানো বিখ্যাত টক শো থেকে অনুপ্রাণিত হয়ে এই আর্টিস্ট টকে শিল্পী 'কভিড ১৯ -এ রাস্তায় রাস্তায়' এই শিরোনামে কভিড চলাকালে যেসব পাবলিক প্রটেস্ট হয়েছে পুরো বাংলাদেশ জুড়ে তা নিয়ে কথা বলবেন । প্রিয় দর্শক আপনাকে আমন্ত্রণ জানাচ্ছি চ্যাট বক্সে মতামত জানাতে অথবা আর্টিস্টকে প্রশ্ন করুন প্রশ্নউত্তর অংশে)

In the style of a television talk show host, Dhaka-based artist Reetu Sattar will lead a conversation on the public protest in Bangladesh during Covid 19 named 'Covid 19 On the Road'. The audience is encouraged to participate and ask questions via chat box.
In Bengali. Ages: Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


DrawNow! DibujoAhora!

October 29 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by The Drawing Center
People of all ages are invited to join us for this guided conversation, presented in English and Spanish, of an art making workshop, organized in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can’t I Alter.  Led by teaching artist Ada Pilar Cruz, this workshop will explore Curtis Talwst Santiago’s search to locate a diasporic ancestry and the struggle to access lost and tangled histories.

Se invita a personas de todas las edades que se unan a nosotros en nuestras galerías para apreciar la exhibición Curtis Talwst Santiago’s Can’t I Alter. Nacido en Canadá de padres de Trinidad, Santiago crea una instalación de paredes y pasillos inspirada por "los capriccios" – pinturas de paisajes reales y fantásticos del siglo XVII. Guiados por la educadora y artista Ada Pilar Cruz, los participantes explorarán temas de ascendencia y conocimiento generacional a través del recuerdo imaginativo al hacer dibujos.
In Spanish and English. Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Music Time Class

October 30 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Children Museum of the Arts
Join Tom Burnett, moms, dads, toddlers, and tikes for an online music time experience with familiar songs, interactive gestures, drumming, and even drawing.  
: 5 and under. Runtime: 30 minutes.


MOCACREATE @Home: Woven Together

November 2 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Museum of Chinese in America
Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you create an individual paper weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown community. What will your tapestry represent?
Ages: Families. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Cocina Movíl

November 3 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Dyckman Farmhouse
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum ofrece una clase de cocina sobre la historia del "Chapati de Africa del Este" y "Pan Plano de Maíz" Fabiola Cáceres, nuestra Directora de Educación, destacará el patrimonio cultural de las personas que han habitado en Alto Manhattan a lo largo de su historia—el pueblo Africano y Lenape. Este programa se ofrecerá en español.
In Spanish. Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Beautiful Us

November 4 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Brooklyn Children's Museum
This interactive online program is a cultural collections investigation and art-making workshop in which we'll explore the unique and universal reasons we adorn ourselves. We'll share ancient and contemporary adornments from BCM's collection, and model the making of adornments that families can create at home using paper, fabric, and other upcycled materials.
Ages: 4-10 years old. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Artists at Work

November 5 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by International Studio & Curatorial Program
Artists at Work is a public talk program by visual artists who are currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program. The artists will offer insight into their art practices, followed by a Q&A session with attendees.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 45 minutes.


MOCACREATE @Home: Neighborhood Sounds

November 6 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Museum of Chinese in America
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a broom sweeping, a dog barking, and a basketball bouncing, all mixed together. What are the sounds of your neighborhood? Join us for art making inspired by the soundscapes of our streets and homes.
Ages: 9-12 years old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


DrawNow! DibujoAhora!

November 9 at 6 p.m.
Presented by The Drawing Center
Guided by teaching artist Ada Pilar Cruz —presented in Spanish and English—participants will explore drawing as witnessing. We will look at a selection of drawings gathered from all over the globe, produced over a roughly two-hundred-year period to share the many vital functions drawing can serve for those experiencing a loss of freedom. Participants will engage with the personal and cultural histories of the drawings in The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings By Incarcerated Artists from the fall 2019 exhibition at The Drawing Center.

Explora cómo el dibujo opera en el mundo de hoy con la exhibición El lápiz es una llave: dibujos de artistas encarcelados. Personas de todas las edades son bienvenidas. Únanse a nosotros para conversar, ser testigos, dibujar y escribir. El punto de partida, El lápiz es una llave, muestra la poderosa persistencia de la creatividad del ser humano en medio de condiciones inhumanas. La exhibición es un testimonio elocuente de la necesidad del arte —del dibujo— en nuestras vidas. Los dibujos en El lápiz es una llave, creados en circunstancias extremas, son armas en la lucha por la justicia, testimonios desgarradores sobre circunstancias terribles, depósitos de la memoria, portales a un futuro mejor. Ada Pilar Cruz, educadora y artista bilingüe y miembro del Taller de Grabado Rafael Tufiño, será nuestra guía.
In Spanish and English. Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 45 minutes.


MAD Digital Drop-in Studio

November 10 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Museum of Arts and Design
Colombian-American artist Natalia Arbelaez draws inspiration from American and Amerindian ceramics processes and iconography to consider the ways historical and personal influences impact cultural identities. Participants of all ages are invited to take a virtual journey to the artist’s studio, then work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay or easy-to-make salt dough. 
Ages: All. Runtime: 45 minutes.


MAD Drop-in Studio (En Español)

November 10 at 5 p.m.  
Presented by Museum of Arts and Design
El MAD Drop-In Studio exhibirá a la artista colombiana-estadounidense Natalia Arbelaez, quien se inspira en los procesos de cerámica e iconografía estadounidense y amerindia para considerar las formas en que las influencias históricas y personales impactan las identidades culturales. Se invita a los participantes de todas las edades a realizar un viaje virtual al estudio del artista, luego trabajar en una cerámica de estilo precolombino de 7,000 años de antigüedad para crear un autorretrato mítico de arcilla o masa de sal fácil de hacer.
Ages: All ages. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Virtual Family Tour of the Guggenheim

November 11 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Explore the museum from home with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on activities. Each tour is organized around a single theme and highlights artworks from the Guggenheim's collection and special exhibitions.
Ages: Families. Runtime: 60 minutes.


对话艺术家尉洪磊 Artist Talk by Yu Honglei

November 11 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by Swiss Institute

Beijing-based artist Yu Honglei will discuss the flattening effects of technology used to maintain communication in the time of COVID-19. A Q+A will follow.
In MandarinAges: Adults. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Macbeth. Jinnah. Bagpipes: Shakespeare through a South Asian Lens

November 12 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Target Margin Theatre
Present Shame and Further Woe is a movement / music performance for the bagpipes with text from Shakespeare. It is an exploration of South Asian Anglophilian nostalgia for the former British Empire, its traditions and subcultures, and examines the relationship between the writing of Shakespeare and the founder and first president of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (who himself once was an aspiring Shakespearian actor). Originally scheduled for the Target Margin 2020 spring season, the play has been postponed due to the pandemic. Moe Yousuf will discuss the process of developing the work, adapting Shakespeare, and his relationship to post-colonial Anglophilia, followed by a performance of selected music on the highland bagpipes.
Presented in English (including ESL). Ages: Teens, adults and families. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Journey to the Himalayas!

November 13 at 10 a.m. 
Presented by Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Join us for an introduction to the people of Tibet & the Himalayan region, learn about their culture and their way of life.
Ages: 5-12 years old. Runtime: 40 minutes.


New Work by Tony Cokes

November 16 at 6 p.m. 
Presented by The Shed
The videos of artist and Brown University professor Tony Cokes critically reposition appropriated pop music samples, re-edited archival footage, and animated text to critique American politics, culture, and mass media. In his second collaboration with The Shed, Cokes presents new sketches of video work that is centered on quotes from a recent article in The Atlantic "This is Trump's Fault" by David Frum and others set to a musical background mixed by the artist. Cokes uses music to examine the ways in which power and ideology are distributed when paired with visual materials. 
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Migration Stories: Oral Histories, Literature, and the Power of Telling

November 17 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Brooklyn Historical Society Program
Brooklyn Historical Society’s initiative “Muslims in Brooklyn” is grounded in a collection of 50 oral histories that represent Muslims of all ages and backrounds, life experiences and identities. One topic touched upon repeatedly in these audio recordings is migration. Last year Penguin Random House published an anthology of migration literature titled “Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns.” With these two rich resources as a springboard, this program invites participants to listen deeply to authentic voices on migration and share their own experiences and reactions. The program will draw upon the “Muslims in Brooklyn” website for the audio excerpts.
Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes.


A Virtual Field Trip to The Jim Henson Exhibition

November 18 at 10 a.m.
Presented by Museum of the Moving Image
Director of Curatorial Affairs Barbara Miller will lead an online audience (watching from home) on a live virtual tour, making stops at several sections pertaining to different phases of Jim Henson’s career. These sections include an introduction to Henson, early works, Sesame Street, the Muppets, and his fantasy films and series (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Fraggles). Advance questions are welcome and will be answered in real time.
Ages: All ages 4-8. Runtime: 30 minutes.


The Coach

November 19 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Bronx Opera Company
"The Coach" is the story of Evan Nixon, a gay, African-American performer turned Life-Coach. Aided by his husband, Kevin, his best friend, Minxy, and his mentor, Miss Erica, of Miss Erica's Life-Coaching Institute and Cross-Dressing Academy, Evan navigates a host of zany clients, while also trying to "life-coach" his own journey.
Ages: Adults. Runtime: 90 minutes.


The Art of Book Making (DIY Bookmark)

November 20 at 10 a.m.
Presented by King Manor Museum
Using common household items, join King Manor as we simulate the historic process of paper marbling and use it to make stationary, bookmarks, or just beautiful works of art. Also enjoy a live demonstration of historic ink making, with a question and answer period afterward.
Ages: 4-10 years old. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Engineering with Paper: Build a Catapult

November 20 at 11 a.m. 
Presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
Explore the magic of projects by joining us to make a catapult at home. This hands-on workshop will get you cutting, folding, connecting, and building in a matter of minutes. Unleash creative possibilities while also learning great activities to do with recycled paper.
Ages: 5-8 years old, Runtime: 45 minutes.


Engineering with Paper: Build a Dream House

November 20 at 12 p.m.
Presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
Explore the magic of projects by joining us to make your own dream house. You will start by learning a paper engineering “alphabet” of techniques and then transform ordinary supplies into fun projects. Unleash creative possibilities while also learning great activities to do with recycled paper.
: 5-8 years old. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Treasures from The Frick Collection

November 21 at 12 p.m.
Presented by The Frick Collection
An educator-led walk-through of the Frick's Virtual Tour, with close looks at high-resolution images of masterpieces in the collection. This immersive online tour will explore the history of the mansion and collection at 1 East 70th Street, including works by Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Holbein, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Ingres, Turner, Van Dyck, Veronese, Duccio, Velázquez, and Goya.
Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes