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Fare Game

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Ongoing

Housed in a decommissioned subway station with 21 vintage subway cars, including the last money train, the exhibition Show Me the Money spotlights how our fares used to travel from the turnstile to a secret location. After a tour of the exhibit and stepping into the two-car money train, students ...

Muppets and Puppets

Paley Center for Media

Manhattan Ongoing

After viewing clips from television shows and films that feature the work of famed Muppet creator and puppeteer Jim Henson, children design their own puppets under the guidance of a museum educator.

Into the Woods

Prospect Park Alliance

brooklyn Ongoing

Within Prospect Park, students take a close look at Brooklyn’s last remaining forest, examining the specimens they collect from its different layers. The 80-minute workshop explores what role each part of the ecosystem plays in the survival of plants and animals. Teachers should make reservations for spring dates as far ...

The History of Puppets


Brooklyn Ongoing

At this in-school, 45-minute program, students can examine puppets from around the world, including rod puppets from Java, marionettes from Mexico and shadow puppets from India, Indonesia and Greece. 

Slavery and the Underground Railroad

Queens Historical Society

queens Ongoing

This interdisciplinary 90-minute program is held at the Kingsland Homestead in Flushing, Queens. In 1799, Charles Doughty was the first slave owner in the area to free a slave. Students use historic documents such as colonial-era slave ads and manumission papers to discuss the practice of slavery in the United ...

Theater Access

Roundabout Theatre Company

Manhattan Ongoing

This program is tailored to the needs of a class. Students attend a production (with discount matinee tickets), participate in workshops and post-performance discussions and use study guides to explore how meaning is conveyed through artistic choices. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (through March 29), Distracted by Lisa Loomer (beginning ...

My Community: Building Stories

Skyscraper Museum

Manhattan Ongoing

The museum has partnered with the Center for Architecture Foundation to provide a dual visit program. After a morning tour of the museum's exhibition, students head to the Center for Architecture for a two-hour workshop in which students create three-dimensional models to explore issues in architecture, engineering, urban planning and ...

Tours for School Groups

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

Queens Ongoing

At the city’s oldest Dutch stone farmhouse (1709), a costumed interpreter guides elementary students through the 1.5-acre property, home and 1820 addition. A slide show further illuminates the evolving history of the Queens neighborhood to the present. Students handle colonial artifacts and make a craft to take home.

Waterfront Museum Tours for School Groups

Waterfront Museum

brooklyn Ongoing

This retrofitted railroad barge at Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, once ferried goods from New Jersey railroad terminals to New York City and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Museum president David Sharps teaches students about the importance of natural habitats and the history of commerce ...

¡Viva Las Americas!

Ballet Hispanico

Manhattan Ongoing

This 50-minute theatrical production for school groups traces the evolution of Latin American and Caribbean dance forms along with their accompanying music and social customs. A resource guide is provided to teachers. Reserve by May 1.

In-school Dance Residencies

Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Ongoing

In-school residencies, based on one of CBTB’s historic ballets or a classroom subject, expose children to dance and engage them in the creative choreographic process. A teaching artist introduces the “classic” performance styles (ballet, modern and jazz), guides the students in the creation of their own ...

Neighborhood Concerts: Wednesdays at One

Alice Tully Hall‚ Lincoln Center

Manhattan Ongoing

These free hour-long lunchtime concerts by Juilliard performers occur throughout the school year.Call (212) 769-7406 for the music series' program information.