External Programs

Interactive Drumming Programs

Check out our VIDEO for more info
Musical IQ has both one-time and weekly offerings. In these programs, we will be exploring music from around the world, incorporating geography, history, culture and life skills.Our destinations include Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico & More! In each program, the facilitator introduces an indigenous instrument from the country visited, and the participants will get to learn one of the culture’s unique rhythms.Getting Creative With Found-Sound!This program is interactive and hands-on! With our new virtual offering, participants will be exploring their own creativity using “Found-Sound” household items as instruments, in place of the djembe drums we bring into schools. We are also proud to offer socially-distanced programs to suit your specific camps’ needs.Learn More Here about Our Full Curriculum and Offering

Free Technology Summer Programs

Free Technology Summer Programs by AOT + YDC
America On Tech (AOT) and Youth Design Center (YDC) (formerly Made in Brownsville) recently announced its partnership to bring free technology education to youth in East New York and Brownsville, Brooklyn. Through this strategic partnership, AOT and YDC will come together to run a series of programs for middle school and high school students between the ages of 12-19 years old. 
The 2, 1-week summer technology camps will cover the fundamentals of web design and development. Each of the 40 participants who are selected for the program will receive technical training and a stipend of $400 for their participation and completion of the program. The 10 virtual workshops are free and open to the public. The series will cover both topics in web development and sections on UX design and digital media podcasting. 

For students who are interested in applying to the 1-week Summer Tech Camps, they can find more information here and submit an application directly here.

For those interested in registering for the Virtual Tech Workshops, you can find more information here and register directly here.

Best, Jessica Santana

Jessica Santana
Chief Executive Officer
America On Tech, Inc. 

College and Career Journey

The Regional Admissions Officers of Metro NYC (ROAM) are proud to announce the upcoming summer webinars for high school students. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities that will help you throughout your college and career journey!


6/25/20 @ 5:30PM–Application Process for Student Athletes presented by University of Rochester, Ursuline High School, The Ohio State University, Syracuse University and Saint Louis University

7/7/20@ 4:00PM— Going to College “Undecided” presented by University of South Carolina, Le Moyne College, Michigan State University, U of Alabama, SUNY Oneonta, Syracuse University, and Indiana University-Bloomington

7/14/20 @ 5:30PM— Is a Degree in Business Right for You? presented by Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, IE University, University South Carolina, DePaul University, and University of Cincinnati

7/21/20 @ 5:30PM— The Admissions Process/ Q & A for Juniors presented by IE University , Syracuse University, Virginia Commonwealth University, SUNY Oswego, The University of Arizona, University of Cincinnati, and Lesley University

7/28/20 @ 5:30PM –Financing Your Education presented by University of Rochester, Le Moyne College, Purdue University, Johnson & Wales University, Vanderbilt University, and Saint Louis University

8/4/20@ 5:30PM — Going Out of State presented byUniversity of Rochester, DePaul University, Virginia Commonwealth University , University of Minnesota Twin Cities, The University of Arizona, University of Cincinnati, and Lesley University

8/11/20 @ 5:30PM — College Essay Panel presented by University of Rochester, SUNY Oswego, Lesley University, SUNY Geneseo, and NC State

8/20/20 @ 5:30PM — Degrees for a Sustainable Future presented by SUNY Binghamton University, University of British Columbia, SUNY Oneonta, NC State, University College Dublin, and Le Moyne College

8/25/20@ 5:30PM — Love Computers? Let’s Make a Career Out of It presented by Syracuse University , Goldsmiths- University of London, University College Dublin, and Indiana University-Bloomington

9/2/20@ 5:30PM — What are Pre-Professional Tracks (Pre-Law, Pre-Med…) presented by Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Rutgers-New Brunswick, UMass Lowell, The Ohio State University, and University of Alabama

9/22/20 @ 5:30PM – Opportunity Programs (HEOP & EOP) presented by Syracuse University, SUNY Binghamton University, Ithaca College, and Alfred University

Zoom Links: Will be emailed to all registrants the day before the event

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSek_9Vx-bZOKpoTQ_4eZUu1Z56dBuJYC-AGwo1JeHEel45mzg/viewform 

If you have any questions reach out to: 

Asma Malik
Director of Admissions, Metropolitan New York Office
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Pronouns (she, her, hers)
T 212.826.0338   E amalik02@syr.edu

Trauma-Informed Family and Community Engagement

The current pandemic and social and political climate have affected the families and communities we serve in myriad ways – from widespread unemployment and food insecurity to violence and the deaths of loved ones. These types of traumatic experiences can have profound and lasting effects, especially for children.

In this webinar series, we’ll explore trauma and the protective factors that help build resilience and counteract the adverse effects of trauma. We’ll also see how communities, schools, organizations and individuals around the country are using a trauma-informed lens to guide their work.

We encourage registrants to watch this 15-minute TED talk and read this short summary of the ACEs study prior to the first webinar for background on the science behind trauma.


June 24:

Join us for an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101 webinar that will highlight what ACEs are on a personal and community level, the importance of understanding the impacts of ACEs, the science behind adversity and how Fresno, CA has put together a Trauma and Resilience Network focused on engaging and supporting children and families in building resilience and beginning to heal the generational trauma in the community. (Webinar brought to you by members of The Children’s Movement of FresnoFresno Cradle to Career and The Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership)

July 1:

In this webinar, we’ll focus on how two organizations are putting the research into practice. First, the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center will share information and takeaways from their trauma training module for educators and providers. Then, Ready4K, an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages, will share their tips for communicating with and supporting families in a trauma-informed way.

July 22:

In this webinar, the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center, the Statewide Family Engagement Center for Maryland and Pennsylvania, will highlight the work happening around trauma-informed practices in MD and PA. Also, child psychologist Dr. Seth Shaffer will answer questions from families about how to ensure their child’s social and emotional well-being during this time. He will provide tips and strategies to help families cope and overcome barriers associated with COVID.


The Morgan, Connected | June 20

The Morgan, Connected
Stay connected with us this summer by exploring our online exhibitions, virtual programs, and more. We’ve selected highlights for you below!Upcoming Exhibitions | Fall 2020

Preview our upcoming exhibitions featuring the work of Betye Saar, David Hockney, and more.
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From the Morgan Blog | Rick Barton: A Curatorial Serial, Part II

“What happens when the artist you’re researching has no documented life dates? When their work is not represented in museum collections? When many of the people most likely to have known them—or to know who they are—don’t? In this story, what began as an effort to catalog a new acquisition turned into a multiyear investigation of a profoundly obscure, but brilliantly idiosyncratic, draftsman. In this and subsequent blog posts, I will share the unique and unexpected circumstances surrounding one particular exhibition in progress.”
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From the Video Archives | Annibale Carracci at the Morgan: Drawings from the Artist’s Final Period

The most famous achievement of Annibale Carracci (1560–1609) is his celebrated series of frescoes in the Palazzo Farnese in Rome (1596–1604). The unveiling of the Galleria Farnese’s ceiling led to a growing stream of artistic commissions from Cardinal Farnese and other patrons, all eager to secure works by the artist. However, the severe mental and physical breakdown that Annibale suffered in early 1605 made it impossible for him to undertake new projects, and few works are known from the last years of his life other than some etchings and some remarkable—and too often underrated—drawings. This lecture aims to take a fresh look at these late drawings of one of Italy’s foremost draftsmen, highlighting some well-known works as well as other, less familiar sheets from the Morgan and elsewhere. 
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The Collection In Focus | Bust of Belle da Costa Greene

This terra-cotta bust of Belle da Costa Greene was recently rediscovered in the Estate of Jo Davidson. Like many of Davidson’s portraits, it was probably not a commission but one of the busts he made when he encountered people whose face he found interesting. Davidson may have met Belle Greene through publisher and bibliophile Mitchell Kennerley, who was a close friend of both of them, especially in the mid-1920s. This is the only known sculpted portrait of the first director of the Morgan Library.
Look Closer

Upcoming Virtual Programs | Live Video Learning with Curators, Docents, and Education Staff

Join our Morgan curators, docents, and education staff as they guide you on up-close virtual explorations inspired by the institution’s treasured collection.

June 23, 11:30 AMMorgan Bookmarks: A Family Art Experience, Part 2. In this second session, continue to explore the incredible ceilings of the J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library, where the gods of Greek mythology are paired with Zodiac signs. Discover the hidden horoscope of J.P. Morgan and learn where to find your own birth sign. 

June 24, 3 PMSublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. John Marciari, head of the Morgan’s Department of Drawings, presents drawings ranging across the artist’s career, including early architectural caprices, studies for prints, measured design drawings, sketches for a range of decorative objects, a variety of figural drawings, and views of Rome and Pompeii.

SOLD OUT June 26, 12:30 PMTreasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour.

Additional programs are available exclusively to Morgan Members. Please email membership@themorgan.org or visit our website to join.
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June 25, 4 PMThe Materials of Medieval Manuscripts, with Frank Trujillo, Drue Heinz Book Conservator, and Joshua O’Driscoll, Assistant Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts.

July 2, 4 PMArtist Letters, with Philip Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head, Literary and Historical Manuscripts, and Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator, Drawings and Prints.

July 16, 4 PMExhibition Preview: Betye Saar, with Rachel Federman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings. 
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Our digital programs are offered free of cost to the public. If you are able, please consider supporting the Morgan, our collection, and programming, by making a donation in any amount. 
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Step Up Soirée – A Virtual GalaSAT, JUNE 27, 7 PM EDT
Black tie or pajamas in the comfort of your home! Join us for entertainment and a salute to our medical heros. We’ll be honoring all NewYork-Presbyterian Queens employees. Have the arts brought you comfort during this time? All funds raised support our mission of bringing people together through global arts. Enjoy these 15-minute lessons leading up to the Soirée!
WED, JUNE 24, 7 PM | DancingTHUR, JUNE 25, 7 PM | NibblesFRI, JUNE 26, 7 PM | Cocktails
To sign up, donate, watch live or for more info:www.flushingtownhall.org/gala

CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Virtual FestivalFRI, JUNE 26 & JULY 3, 7 PM EDT
Produced by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and presented by Flushing Town Hall, the virtual festival on Facebook Live aims to foster creative contemporary dance choreography in the Asian American Community by showcasing new works by Asian American choreographer and in-depth discussion with the artists and Nai-Ni Chen. 

As our thoughts turn to summer, our FTH at HOME: Global Arts for Global Kids series also shifts from in-depth virtual classes to lighter online learning. In affiliation with the Smithsonian, FTH EDU will be exploring their Year of Music collection and video archive.
This week we’ll focus on Latin Music — examining objects like Celia Cruz’s Cuban Rumba dress and Poncho Sánchez’s congas. Students of all ages will enjoy viewing items from the Smithsonian and then digging in with post-video activities. Flushing Town Hall is pleased to be a Smithsonian Affiliate and hopes you enjoy investigating their collection as much as we do. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

FRI, JUNE 26 at 5 PM EDT
Open to artists of any discipline! As a way to stay together and connected while we are apart, Ellen Kodadek, Executive & Artistic Director of FTH hosts Zoom Artist Hang every Friday at 5 PM EDT. You can participate with or without video (though we’d love to see your smiling faces!). Please join us so we can check-in, say hello and stay connected to you!  


Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, our Jazz Jam musicians from Queens, as well as others from around the world will be sharing their music to lift our spirits and honor those we have lost.  Up to 20 musicians are welcome to participate in the jam. (SIGN UP NOW!) Audience can watch this session LIVE share comments on Facebook page or Zoom. LEARN MORE

SURVEY #1: FTH at HOME: Community Feedback
While temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall has been offering our global arts programming online called “FTH at HOME.” We would love to know your feedback.
SURVEY #2: FTH Virtual World Dance Camp
Flushing Town Hall Education is developing a low-cost Virtual World Dance Camp for kids and adults (no dance background needed) to explore the joy and vitality of dance forms from NY’s diverse communities. To ensure we are meeting the needs of our communities with this new opportunity, we are eager to hear your ideas and input!

TAKE THE SURVEYTHE CENSUS 2020The 2020 Census is now underway—respond online or by phone at (844-330-2020).

Fill out the census because you count, our community counts, culture counts! 
The Census is a count of every person in the United States, and takes place every 10 years. The Census determines federal funding for education, healthcare, public housing, parks, and http://my2020census.gov/culture, as well as our number of representatives in Congress. It’s essential that every New Yorker is counted, and our voices are heard. 
The count of each New Yorker represents $3,000 in federal funding each year, and our fair share of over $650 billion is at stake. If we are undercounted, our community could lose seats in Congress, which means less of our voice in Washington on decisions that affect our future.In the 2010 Census, the response rate in NYC was only 62%, while the national average was 76%. We lost vital federal funding—we can’t let that happen again.The Census is safe and secure—it will not ask for the following information: social security number, political beliefs, immigration status, or financial information. All information you share is kept confidential and protected by law.
VISIT 2020CENSUS.GOVMORE INFOwww.flushingtownhall.orgFollow us on social media! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Kids Teach Tech

Dear Students and Parents,

We hope that you and your family are well. Kids Teach Tech was founded on the principle of making coding and the opportunities that come with it, accessible to all youth. Our goal is to empower youth of all races and backgrounds to work together as a team of leaders to make a difference.

Kids Teach Tech is teaching Live Online Full Week Summer Camps! They are all fun and exciting camps where students learn in depth by coding a famous game, then create their own creative project and present it. The entire week of full day camp is taught in Kids Teach Tech signature style with extensive personal attention by our teaching team to ensure every student learns at their level (beginning to advanced) and succeeds in the camp.

These camps are completely free for students in families facing financial challenges or members of Kids Teach Tech. Contact us directly for alternate registration. Otherwise, the donation fee for each 1 week, 20 hour camp is $25 for students. 

The in depth coding education and experience Kids Teach Tech is providing in these camps is completely in line with what expensive technology education companies are offering, except that our fun and exciting camps are created by youth for youth, have a great deal more personal attention, and do not have their high tuition fees.

We have attached a flyer. Register and see more information at https://kidsteachtech.com/online-classes.
Please share with friends and family who can benefit and contact us with any questions. Space is limited, so please sign up quickly!

Thank you,

Sarbani Banerjee Mulchandani
President and Executive Director
Kids Teach Tech
(650) 265-7871


Hi Fellow Educator,

Thanks to generous funding from The Brooke Astor Fund for NYC Education, ReadWorks has a special offer just for families with children in NYC schools:

FREE Summer Reading Memberships for NYC Families
The Summer of ReadWorks is a subscription for families with children entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Parents receive hand-picked nonfiction reading and enriching activities tailored to the levels and interests of their child.

Learn more about the program here.

And sign up with these special links here:
Multiple grade levelsChildren entering 2nd gradeChildren entering 3rd gradeChildren entering 4th grade
Happy teaching and happy summer!
Susanne from ReadWorks
Susanne Nobles, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Teaching & LearningAnd 20+ Year Classroom Teacher!
As a nonprofit, we rely on support from individuals like you. If you like what we do, please consider supporting us—every dollar counts!

Practice Makes Perfect


Practice Makes Perfect Offers Free Summer Programming for 5,000

NYC Public School Students

New York, NY (June 12th, 2020) – To address the impact of COVID19 and mitigate the summer learning loss, Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) in partnership with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and The Heckscher Foundation for Children through a $1.4 million dollar grant have created a free virtual summer academic program for up to 5,000 NYC public school students who are completing Grades 3 – 8. The program is open to students attending both district and charter schools. 

Over the summer, children in low-income neighborhoods lose more than two months of their knowledge when they are not engaged in any learning. Summer 2020 is anticipated to be even more challenging given the disruptions in their learning that started in March. According to an analysis conducted by McKinsey & Company on the impact of COVID19 on learning, the average student is expected to fall seven months behind academically, while black and Hispanic students could experience even greater learning losses, equivalent to 10 months for black children and nine months for Latinos.

In an effort to prevent the losses from compounding, PMP has designed an engaging online summer experience to help students combat the feeling of isolation and build on their knowledge in math and reading while having fun. The 18-day, 6-week summer program consists of 1.5 hours of live instruction with a PMP Teaching Fellow and one hour of independent learning work 3x per week (capping screen time to 7.5 hours per week).

NYC’s public school system is the largest in the nation. Over 70 percent of students are economically disadvantaged and more than three quarters identify as minority. PMP’s commitment to high-need communities has been clear from day one. Karim Abouelnaga, Founder and CEO, was raised by a single mother on government aid in Queens. As the second oldest of seven, he was raised in an environment where the learning stopped when school ended.

“In an unprecedented moment, our company has an obligation to create certainty and stability, especially across some of NYC’s highest-need communities.” Abouelnaga explains, “This work would not be possible without the generosity of our foundation partners. This is a beautiful example of a public-private partnership stepping up to fill a void at a critical moment.”

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 26th. You can apply by visiting the Practice Makes Perfect website at www.practicemkesperfect.org and clicking on Virtual Summer at the top of the page.  

About Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) is a Benefit Corporation that partners K-12 schools to operate high-impact programs before, during, and after school hours. Since 2010, PMP has served over 10,000 low-income children, created over 2,000 seasonal jobs, and trained over 500 aspiring educators. PMP has been recognized by former president Bill Clinton, Echoing Green, TED, Forbes 30 Under 30, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Additionally, PMP’s work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, NPR, Forbes, ABC 7, NY1, Entrepreneur, and dozens of other media. In 2017, PMP was honored as Best for The World by B Lab for its impact on its customers and its governance practices.

About the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity. Our philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities.

About The Heckscher Foundation for Children

For nearly 100 years, the Heckscher Foundation for Children has worked to level the playing field for underserved youth, principally in New York. We support innovative, results-driven programs and partnerships, and focus our giving on education, including college access and persistence, workforce training and jobs access, and arts education that improves achievement in the classroom. Our venture philanthropy approach uses three principal funding strategies—catalytic giving, strategic partnerships, and targeted problem-solving—that look for inflection points where our funding has the potential to change the course of a young person’s life at a key juncture. Learn more at heckscherfoundation.org

Karim Abouelnaga (He/Him/His)
Chief Executive Officer | Practice Makes Perfect
25 Broadway, Fl. 12
New York, NY 10004