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
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
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/

Aug
11
Tue
GLOBAL MASHUPS 2018 REPLAY @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 8:30 pm
GLOBAL MASHUPS 2018 REPLAY @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

In partnership with QPTV, FTH at HOME will replay entire Global Mashups 2018 featuring performances and artist interviews.

Mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Watch and dance!

Aug
12
Wed
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 12 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.

Do You Believe In Magic? (Online Summer Workshop) @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center (ONLINE)
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do You Believe In Magic? (Online Summer Workshop) @ Queensborough Performing Arts Center (ONLINE) | New York | United States

Do You Believe In Magic?
(For Kids & Teens ages 8 to 14 years of age)

For the first time, magic enthusiasts from all over the world can learn “sleight of hand” techniques taught by international TV illusionist REZA! Using ordinary household items, this special program focuses on easy optical illusion magic for beginners, executed with the precision and flair of an expert. Part workshop, part competition, this seven-week step-by-step “how to fool family and friends,” culminates with a Facebook contest showcasing the top five contestants as selected by REZA. The finalists will have one week (week 6) to score as many “likes” as they can, and the winner will be featured with REZA on QPAC Live! a live streaming entertainment broadcast on Facebook and YouTube for all to see. A multi-faceted, once in a lifetime opportunity for the naturally born entertainer!

Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
July 8, 2020 – August 12, 2020 (1x week for 6 weeks)
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 8pm EDT QPAC Live! broadcast

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

[Senior Program] Golden Hits Wellness Check In @ Queens Theatre Online
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm
[Senior Program] Golden Hits Wellness Check In @ Queens Theatre Online | New York | United States

Seniors from all around the country can in on an hour of singing, poetry, comedy, trivia and a wellness check in with your contemporaries. QT’s program is an online event in which you can choose to participate on your computer or on your phone. We will be hosting a sing along of popular old tunes from radio and Broadway. Performers from NYC stages share their talents with you. And you can choose to add your voice to performances as well! We will also take some time to hear from you. Tell us how you are dealing with isolation and what you have been doing with your time at home. But most of all we will connect with each other! This will be a time to enjoy the company of others in a fun and meaningful way even though we can’t be in the same room. We hope you can join us!

Golden Hits will be led by teaching artists Brian Feinstein (composer, producer, performer) and Richard Hinojosa (director, writer, QT Director of Education), with special guests from NYC stages each week.

12pm every Wednesday in August 2020

Aug
13
Thu
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 13 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.

[Senior Program] Movin’ n’ Groovin’ Mature Adult Dance Class @ Queens Theatre Online
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm
[Senior Program] Movin’ n’ Groovin’ Mature Adult Dance Class @ Queens Theatre Online | New York | United States

Get your body movin’ and grovin’ while you learn a new dance with Queens Theatre’s dance class for mature adults. QT’s hour-long online dance class will transport you to another time when dancers such as Gene Kelly and Cyd Charrise graced the silver screen and tap dancing was on every street corner. Our program is for anyone at any level and can be done on your feet or seated. We will take the group through some warm-up activities to get the blood pumping and then we launch into the day’s main dance lesson and finally we will introduce our special guest.

The program teaches a different dance each session. We begin with Tap Dance followed by a number from Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance via Bob Fosse and we end with an energetic Hip Hop dance lesson. You can choose to join us for one or for all of the classes.

Mature adults from anywhere in the world can join us online for dance, song and fun every Thursday in August at 2 PM.

With teaching artist Allison Plamondon (Choreographer, performer, teaching artist) and special guests from NYC stages each week.