Jul
6
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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.

Jul
31
Fri
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Jul 31 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
1
Sat
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 1 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 Walking Tour: The Hidden History of Little Neck: Session II @ online
Aug 1 all-day
Virtual Walking Tour: The Hidden History of Little Neck: Session II @ online | New York | United States

Located on the North Shore of Long Island, the eastern part of Queens, Douglaston–Little Neck is composed of two main sections. Little Neck is generally used to refer to the area east of Marathon Parkway and/or north of Northern Boulevard, while Douglaston is the rest of the neighborhood. The history of Little Neck is very rich and diverse. Situated on the Eastern frontier of Queens County, the neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city. Today, there are still many sites of historical interest hidden in plain sight.

On August 1st, join Queens Historical Society on this unique virtual tour as we explore old homesteads, Native American history, and a hidden train station! We will be exploring the neighborhood on foot and learning about its intricate histories from our tour guide, Queens historian, Jason Antos.

The tour will be a real-time live stream event via Instagram Live. Click here to go to our Instagram page, and follow us to get notified when we go live! You will need an Instagram account to view. To get a free account, simply visit https://www.instagram.com/accounts/emailsignup/ Instagram does prefer a mobile device and will limit your ability to browse it if you connect via computer. RSVP is not required!

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***Jason Antos, a local Queens-based author, has been leading tours and writing about Queens’ neighborhoods for years. A longtime Queens resident, he is also the editor of Queens Gazette, and author of books on Shea Stadium, Whitestone, Flushing, Queens, and Jackson Heights.

Friends of Maple Grove presents David Holzman in Concert @ Friends of Maple Grove
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friends of Maple Grove presents David Holzman in Concert @ Friends of Maple Grove | New York | United States

Join us this Saturday August 1st, 2020 4:00 pm for a special online concert by renowned pianist and music educator David Holzman. Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery is presenting a short talk by David and excerpts from his February “A Celebration” concert at the DiMenna Center.

To learn more about this remarkable musician: http://battlemuse.com/biography.htm
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678632245617507/

This concert is dedicated to the Delano Family.
Ransom Delano (1827-1891) & Charity Demarest Delano (1826-1898) at Maple Grove.
Ransom R Delano was born into a large family in Cortland County New York. The Delano family can be traced back to the 2nd ship to arrive at Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in the 1600’s and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is also descended from this family through his mother. Ransom Delano met Charity Demarest in 1844 when he came to the New York Institute for the Blind in Manhattan at age 20. Charity had also come from upstate New York to the institute two years earlier. They had both lost their sight due to illness. In 1854 they married and continued to live on the West Side of Manhattan not far from the Institute which was at 9th Ave. & 34th St. It is now known as the NY Institute for the Education of the Blind and is located in the Bronx. Ransom is listed in the Manhattan directories as working at several different trades from the 1860’s to the 1880’s and is listed as an upholsterer, mattress maker and brush maker. There is an article called Double Eagles for the Blind in the New York Herald in 1887, where the couple were among 500 blind people who came to the office of the Commissioners of Charities and Correction to be given an annual gift of $40 in the form of two twenty dollar gold pieces. The Superintendent knew almost every face and “pleasantly greeted them in turn.” Most of the men were employed as mattress makers, brush makers, piano tuners and musicians.

Aug
3
Mon
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 3 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: Science With A Boom @ New York Hall of Science
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day
Virtual Summer Camp: Science With A Boom @ New York Hall of Science | Lubbock | Texas | United States

Ages 8 – 10
August 3 – 7, 2020; 10 am – noon
This virtual summer camp will highlight the interesting ways that science makes things go boom from chemical interactions to sound vibrations. Participants will observe a colorful foamy reaction called elephant toothpaste and learn safe ways to conduct a similar effect at home. They’ll also investigate how air pressure can move objects and create an impact with homemade air blasters. And they’ll explore sound by making their own instruments and designing homemade boom boxes.

$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/

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.

Fairy Tales In Motion (Online Summer Workshop) @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center (ONLINE)
Aug 3 @ 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

Virtual Dance Camp Week 4: Traditional Chinese Dance with Ling Tang @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Dance Camp Week 4: Traditional Chinese Dance with Ling Tang @ Flushing Town Hall at Home

Teens & Adults Group | August 3-7, 2020 at 5pm-6pm EST | $60 / $50 for member
This virtual workshop series introduces teens and adults to the historic and cultural development of Chinese dance, from ancient classical court dance to various ethnic/folk dances. Each session begins with warm-up exercises inspired by Tai-Chi and classical body rhymes, followed by learning excerpts of Chinese traditional opera, Inner-Mongolian dance, Uighur and ribbon dance with DIY props, as well as movement improvisation to explore your own dance style.