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Page Updated: October 28, 2013

Discover a new “Culture Spot” for yourself every month courtesy of the NYC & Company Foundation. Culture Spot highlights different cultural organizations across the city, from museums and the performing arts to zoos, gardens and historic sites. Every month a different organization creates a special offer available only during the month they are featured. This is an incredible opportunity to sample the vast and exciting range of culture available throughout the five boroughs!

Learn more about this month’s featured organization by visiting www.nycgo.com/culturespot.

General

Fall Professional DEVELOPMENT Programs & Open Houses for Educators
Museum of the City of New York
Deadline: January 29, 2014

Target Audience Teachers K-12

When

Various Dates November 12, 2013 - January 31, 2014

Where

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103 Street
New York, NY 10029

Price Varies with workshop

Contact

Wing Yee Sang, Professional Development Coordinator
E: pd@mcny.org
P: 917-492-3356
Workshop & Registration Details
Click here to download a flier



Friday, January 31: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom with The New York Times


 

Participate in New York City History Day
Museum of the City of New York
Deadline: February 14, 2014

Target Audience Students & Teachers, Grades 6-12

When

Educator workshops held in November & December
NYC History Day Competition: Sunday March 23, 2014

Where

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103 Street
New York, NY 10029

Price Free

Contact

Stephanie Dueño, New York City History Day Coordinator
E: sdueno@mcny.org
P: 917-492-3410
Program Details
http://www.mcny.org/content/nyc-history-day

New York City History Day is an education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. By participating in History Day, students can research topics related to the annual theme and can express themselves creatively through various formats such as exhibit boards, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.

Informational Workshop: November 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Review the step-by-step process for creating a project, look at examples of projects in various categories and review evaluation criteria for projects.

Content Workshop: Thursday, November 7, 4:30-6:30 pm
Learn how to implement the History Day methodology in the classroom through content based workshops. Using primary and secondary sources from the Museum's exhibitions, participants will learn the step-by-step process for creating a History Day project.

"Creating an Entry" Workshops
Thursday, December 12, 4:30-6:30 pm: Documentaries and Exhibit Boards
Tuesday, December 17, 4:30-6:30 pm: Websites and Performances
Learn how to create a documentary, exhibit board, historical performance, or website. Meet with professional exhibition designers, website creators and script writers to draw out best practices for crafting History Day entries.

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Dance


FREE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Dancing Into the Future
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Registration Deadline: December 13, 2013

Target Audience High School Students

When

February 4 - May 7, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 pm (23 sessions)

Where

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Price Free

Contact

Eveline Chang
E: echang@bam.org
P: 718-724-8122

Teamwork, commitment, and self-confidence are the central tenets of this intensive workshop. Participants attend dance performances and learn diverse dance styles, such as African dance, Bollywood, and contact improvisation, from professional artists. Collaborating on everything from music choice to choreography, students create an entirely original dance piece and perform their work at the BAM Fisher. No previous dance or choreographic experience is required.

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

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Film

Host a Free ArtS Film Screening At your School
Art21's Access 100 Artists Campaign
Deadline: December 31, 2013

Target Audience Teachers, School Administrators

When

Through 12/31/2013

Where

TBD by Venue

Price Free- Hosts receive film and promotional materials from Art21

Contact

Nechama Winston, Access Film Screening Coordinator
E: nechama@art21.org
P: 212-337-9589
Program Details
http://www.art21.org/access

Art21 celebrates 100 Artists and William Kentridge this fall 2013 with NYC. We are inviting arts organizations and schools across the five boroughs and the surrounding New York region to join with us in celebration by screening our films for free this fall. Click here for a flier with more details.

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Music


There are no opportunities available at this time. Please check back later.

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Theater


School Performance: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Registration Deadline: December 10, 2013

Target Audience Elementary School Students, Middle School Students

When

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Where

BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Price $12 per person: Ticket price includes pre-show classroom workshop with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion, and Q&A.

Contact

Rhea Daniels, Marketing Intern
E: rdaniels@bam.org
P: 718-724-8030

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

“Water, water everywhere.” Students will never hear that famous line the same way again after seeing this performance by Fiona Shaw and dancer Daniel Hay Gordon. Witness Shaw as she inhabits the very marrow of this high-seas thriller, transforming Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Romantic poem into a theater experience. Click here to reserve tickets online. Click here for more information on Fall 2013 education programs at BAM.


School PerformanceS: Fishing for Wives
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Registration Deadline: April 11, 2014

Target Audience Middle and High School Students, Teachers, Administrators

When

April 8, 9, 23 or 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

Where

Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Price $12 per student: Ticket price includes 1 free chaperone ticket for every 10 students, post-show discussion with cast and study guide

Contact/Reserve TIckets

Abby Felder
E: info@panasianrep.org
P: 212-868-4030

By Edward Sakamoto
Directed by Ron Nakahara

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's school matinee program returns for our Spring 2014 production of a new comedy, FISHING FOR WIVES.

Hawaii, 1913: Lonely and bored with catching fish, Nishi sends for a picture bride from his native Japan, but sneaks a photo of his handsome friend Aoki in his place. The bride arrives and falls in love — with the wrong man.

Minimum of 50 students required. All school matinees are subject to availability

Click here for more information and study guide excerpts.

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Visual Arts

 

2013 Fall Teacher Workshops
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Target Audience Teachers K-12

When

Various Dates September 28 - December 8, 2013

Where

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10082

Price Varies with workshop

Contact

JoAnna Black, Interim Education Programs Assistant
E: teachers@metmuseum.org
P: 212-570-3985
Workshop Details
Click here to download a flier

Sunday, December 8: In Conversation with Modern and Contemporary Art



Free Guided Visit for School Groups

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Target Audience Students, Teachers, and School Administrators K-12

When

Flexible dates, between 9:45 am and 3:45 pm

Where

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10082

Price Free

Contact

Visitor Services
E: schoolgroups@metmuseum.org
P: 212-650-2645
Further Details
http://www.metmuseum.org/schoolgroups

Plan a free class visit to the Met! Museum-led tours offer your students extraordinary opportunities to connect with great works of art. In addition to our popular morning tours, we also offer ‘World of Art’ afternoon enrichment tours for high school students who might benefit from individualized attention and collaborative small-group work. Appointments are required.

 

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