Jul
6
Mon
Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit @ New York Hall of Science
Jul 6 2020 – Jun 30 2021 all-day
Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit @ New York Hall of Science | New York | United States

This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high-resolution images of real brains from different species to artistic portraits crafted out of brain cells. Viewers can look at high-resolution images of octopi, zebra finches, mice, turtle, and human brains, as well as original artwork inspired by brains.

Aug
3
Mon
Free Virtual College Prep Bootcamp @ virtual
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm
Free Virtual College Prep Bootcamp @ virtual

Commonpoint Queens is excited to offer a free virtual College Prep Boot Camp! This will be an intensive two-week program that will explore key topics in the college application process.

Each day in the two-week program will include two hours of live instruction, complemented by guided assignments to deepen knowledge around the topic of the day. By the end of the session, participants will have a rough draft of a college essay, essay brainstorms for supplemental or scholarship essays, a resume tailored for the college application, a personalized list of target, reach and safety schools, and a list of potential majors/minors for continued exploration.

The bootcamp will run in three sessions from July 20-31, August 3-August 14, and August 17-28. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please apply here.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Gallo at egallo@commonpointqueens.org or Xenia Laureano at xlaureano@commonpointqueens.org.

Aug
8
Sat
2020 Flushing Sacred Sites Virtual Tour @ online
Aug 8 all-day
2020 Flushing Sacred Sites Virtual Tour @ online | New York | United States

Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. With nearly half of the 2.3 million residents born abroad, its neighborhoods are home to families that hail from over 120 countries and speak over 135 languages. On Saturday, August 8, 2020, visitors will learn more about the sacred sites that highlight Flushing’s religious diversity.

As the site of North America’s first proclamation of religious freedom — the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657, and the oldest extant house of worship in New York State — the Quaker Meeting House of 1694, Flushing is now the area of many new churches, temples, and mosques due to both a surge in the needs of contemporary immigrants and the availability of sizable plots of land in once-elite residential areas. We’ll discuss the ecological and economic problems engendered by the new churches as well as the uncertain status of historic religious institutions.

The first virtual stop on our tour will be the Quaker Meeting House (built in 1694). We’ll end the virtual tour with The Hindu Temple (Hindu Temple Society of North America), which is the first authentic Hindu temple in the country. The structure was designed in accordance with the Agama Sastras (ancient scriptures relating to temple building) and completed early in 1977.

We will also mention a number of remarkable new and older houses of worship including the Ebeneezer Baptist Church, St. George Episcopal Church, Chinese Buddhist Temple, Flushing Free Synagogue, St Michael Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, Kissena Jewish Center, Boon Church Of Overseas Chinese Mission, and many more.

About the Tour Guide
The Tour will be led by Queens historian Jason Antos, QHS Board President and author of books on Shea Stadium, Whitestone, Flushing, Queens, Jackson Heights, and his latest The History of Douglaston/Little Neck.

Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 8 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

Aug
9
Sun
Just For Fun – Family Game Show @ Queens Theatre Online
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm
Just For Fun - Family Game Show @ Queens Theatre Online | New York | United States
[Every Sunday in August at 1pm] Queens Theatre presents Just For Fun, an online game show for the whole family. Just For Fun mixes interactive theatre games with trivia, song, charades and more to create a fun program that kids and parents can do together. Each program starts with theatre games designed to get your body activated and your mind thinking creativity. The trivia is based on themes such as nature or space and is designed for kids 6 to 10 years old. Your hilarious host, Willy Appelman, will lead you through each round and divvy out totally random points. It’s Just For Fun! And maybe you’ll learn something about our world and about your hidden talents!

For register info, please email QT’s Director of Education, Richard Hinojosa, rhinojosa@queenstheatre.org

Aug
10
Mon
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 10 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

Virtual Summer Camp: Brain Works @ New York Hall of Science
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
Virtual Summer Camp: Brain Works @ New York Hall of Science | Lubbock | Texas | United States

Ages 8 – 10
August 10 – 14, 2020; 10 am – noon
In this weeklong virtual summer camp, participants will tap into their creativity while making connections between brain, art and science. They’ll create personal art masterpieces and learn about primary and secondary colors, and principles of math. They’ll also learn how the brain’s perception works by viewing interactive cow’s eye and sheep brain dissection demonstrations. And they’ll investigate optical illusions and brain games, while creating a toy to amaze family and friends.

$150 per child. Camp will include live science demonstrations, interactive activities, social games that foster group collaboration, and physical movement activities to minimize effects of screen time. Prior to the start of the camp, registered participants will receive a materials list of easy-to-gather materials such as paper, crayons, etc. Limited capacity; only a small number of participants will be registered to ensure a more personalized experience for campers. Advance registration required. Register online at https://nysci.org/home/programs/innovation-camps/

Fairy Tales In Motion (Online Summer Workshop) @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center (ONLINE)
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairy Tales In Motion (Online Summer Workshop) @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center (ONLINE) | New York | United States

Fairy Tales In Motion
(For Kids & Teens ages 8 to 14 years of age)

This unique program uses dance & choreography to retell popular fairy tales. Participants create live adaptations of classic stories using their imagination, innovation and interactive choreography. In this workshop, our “narrators” tell a story without using words. Classic tales get a modern makeover with the use of today’s music and dance moves. Recorded video segments from each session will be utilized for a culminating theatrical performance. The event will premiere on QPAC Live! a streaming entertainment broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, for family and friends to see from across the globe. Distinguished arts professionals collaborate to provide the opportunity for a multidisciplinary experience.

Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
July 13 – August 24, 2020 (1x a week for 7 weeks)

Fee: $175 per child

Must have computer video/sound access. Must have video recording device (phone is fine) & the ability to upload.

Please note, this workshop must have a minimum number of registered participants in order to run.
FOR INFORMATION/REGISTRATION: http://www.visitpac.org