Digital Summer Fun

By Amanda Moses

CampComputer: There are still a few weeks left of summer, so it’s with great anticipation that kids who are stuck at home can try a new virtual learning program. CampComputer’s summer session will run from August 10th to August 21st (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Your student must be entering fourth or fifth grade in the Fall 2020 and have a PC or Tablet with stable internet connection in order to participate. For more information visit: https://www.campcomputer.org/


New York Comic Con Online: On August 14th at 2:40 pm, Star Trek cast members, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, and Isa Briones will be featured on #ReedPopMetaverse free panel entitled: Star Trek: Picard Cast Engages the Metaverse. You can also order digital meet and greets, personalized video messages, and autographs. For more information visit: https://www.findthemetaverse.com/


National Cowgirl Museum: Since traveling is difficult due to the pandemic, you can still explore educational online resources like Texas’ National Cowgirl Museum. You can read about the history of the museum, take part in free online resources and activities, and so much more. For more information visit: http://www.cowgirl.net/

New York Botanical Garden: The Co-Founder and Chief Imaginator, Sarah Thomas will be hosting Storytime from the Edible Academy. She will be sharing tales from her series, Kalamata’s Kitchen and cooking demonstrations. For more information visit: https://www.nybg.org/learn/edible-academy/


Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art: On August 11th at 11am you can take a virtual tour of the Himalayas! Learn about the region, culture, and other interesting facts. To register visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3153208441385005072

Museum of the City of New York: It’s important to fill out the census information, so to highlight how critical it really is the Museum of the City of New York is hosting a virtual exhibition entitled: “Who We Are: The Census and Identity in New York City.” On August 12th at the 3pm, you can take part in this virtual exhibit. The museum shares why it’s important to accurately count how many people live in our diverse city, how does this count shape everyday life in New York City’s schools, streets, and homes? What can census data tell us about who we are as New Yorkers? For more information visit: https://www.mcny.org/