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Here's how parents feel about NYC schools potentially reopening in September
News Here's how parents feel about NYC schools potentially reopening in September

Results from the DOE's "Return to School Survey" are in.

NYC budget restores $115 million for summer youth programs this year
News NYC budget restores $115 million for summer youth programs this year

Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the update on Tuesday.

Here are the reopening plans for the best kids' museums in NYC
News Here are the reopening plans for the best kids' museums in NYC

From the New York Hall of Science to MoMath.

This city-wide program will help NYC families beat the heat this summer
News This city-wide program will help NYC families beat the heat this summer

Your guide to Cool It! NYC.

A new Baby Shark show is on its way to Nickelodeon
News A new Baby Shark show is on its way to Nickelodeon

Doo doo doo doo doo doo!

What NYC families need to know about Phase 2 and Phase 3 reopenings
News What NYC families need to know about Phase 2 and Phase 3 reopenings

From daycare openings to new summer camp rules.

NYC schools reveal virtual graduation plans for the class of 2020
News NYC schools reveal virtual graduation plans for the class of 2020

Hats off to the graduates!

YouTube just launched a virtual summer camp for kids—and it's free!
News YouTube just launched a virtual summer camp for kids—and it's free!

Stream arts, sports, STEM and adventure camps.

The NYPL released a Juneteenth book list for young readers
News The NYPL released a Juneteenth book list for young readers

These books celebrate the Black experience.

NYC schools will provide free meals for New Yorkers this summer
News NYC schools will provide free meals for New Yorkers this summer

The Free Summer Meals program starts June 29.

Here's what day camps and child care facilities will look like when they reopen
News Here's what day camps and child care facilities will look like when they reopen

Governor Cuomo provides state-wide guidelines.

The Museum of Natural History is giving away its new science app for the iPad
News The Museum of Natural History is giving away its new science app for the iPad

This app for the iPad can be used offline!

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Great songs for kids
Music Great songs for kids

Free Disney drawing classes
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Podcasts for all ages
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Get a Free Slurpee from 7-Eleven
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Get a Free Slurpee from 7-Eleven

First, the bad news: 7-Eleven Day is canceled this year because of the virus, which means no national day of Slurpee giveaways—July 11 will be just like any other day this summer. Now, the good news: 7-11 will donate $1 million meals through Feeding America, and it will give loyal customers who have a free 7REWARDS with a free Slurpee—a coupon to be used July1–31 will automatically be added to every account. All ages.

“Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A.”
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“Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A.”

Our West Coast neighbors are exploring all-things creepy crawly in a new exhibit that's sure to delight curious kids: "Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A." will premiere digitally on May 15 until it is able to open at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County later this year. Take an up-close look at these tiny critters thanks to macrophotographs of insects from NHMLAC’s  Biodiversity Science: City and Nature (BioSCAN) research project. You won't believe your eyes! All ages. 

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Online
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Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Online

One of the most beloved storytelling traditions in NYC is now online! In previous years, you could bring your little ones to the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park for an hour of storytelling every Saturday at 11 am. The statue is an iconic setting for a repertoire of international fairytales and folk stories since 1956. Bonus: The stories are often accompanied by live music! This year, the readings will be held online on the Hans Christen Andersen Storytelling Center's Facebook page and YouTube Channel until public gatherings are permitted in Central Park. Ages 5 and up.

The Snoopy School of Fine Art
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The Snoopy School of Fine Art

Learn how to draw your favorite Peanuts characters at the Snoopy School of Fine Art, an online academy with YouTube tutorials, step-by-step how-tos and complete lesson plans. Follow along, and you too will master Snoopy's elegantly swooping lines, that distinctive nose, those eyes and all the other details that make him the world's most famous beagle. Ages 3 and up.

parks@home Jr. from NYC Parks
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parks@home Jr. from NYC Parks

Parks@home Jr. brings the magic of NYC's Parks to your home. This new web hub includes virtual zoo cams, DIY crafts, virtual park tours, virtual exploration of wildlife habitats and more! There are new activities each week, including Live with the Urban Park Rangers every Tuesday, Live Walk in a Park every Wednesday and DIY Arts & Craft Classes every Thursday. All ages.

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