Virtual Brooklyn-Based Entertainment

Brooklyn Public Library has been offering a wide variety of fun virtual programming while they remain closed during the pandemic. On July 1st, they will be featuring an African Dancing & Folktales Workshop. Participants can learn about African folktales and listen to live percussion music while they understand the rich and interesting history of African dance and culture. Visit https://www.bklynlibrary.org/ for more information on this free workshop.


The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is still closed, but they are offering free online workshops, art shows, and digital programming for families. If you are in the mood to mediate and center your spirit, you can join “Yoga in the Plant Family Collection” for free on June 28th at 10 am. Visit https://www.bbg.org/visit/yoga_in_the_garden to learn more.


Brooklyn Museum will be hosting an online Summer Camp: Flora X Fauna from July 13th to July 17th from 10 am to 1 pm. Registration for this one week class is $340 or $306 for members. The virtual art camp is meant for children ages eight to 13. The digital fun includes inspirational work from the museum’s exhibits, where they learn about artists and the wide variety of artistic mediums to try. After five days of art-making, campers close out the week by sharing their creations in Friday’s online Open Studio. To register your child in this camp or to find out more, visit https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/online_summer_camp_july_13_2020


BAM will be celebrating Dance Africa until July 7th with a digital series, paying special tribute to the individuals who have contributed to this festival over the past 42 years. There will be online dance classes, streaming of performance videos over the past few years, interviews with members of the Council of Elders, a virtual bazaar, and other programs. Visit https://www.bam.org/danceafrica to learn more.