Lincoln Center’s temporary closure has left a hole in the neighborhood, but it’s starting to be partially filled by a new set of online tools and shows.
One of our favorite things so far — New York Philharmonic musicians are posting short performances online. You can stream them on both YouTube and Facebook. The greatest musicians in the world playing beautiful pieces in t-shirts in their living rooms!
Like these wonderful Bach performances played by some of the philharmonic’s cellists.
Lincoln Center will also be holding special workshops for kids every day on Facebook live at 10 a.m. Go to facebook.com/LincolnCenterNYC to see what’s in store for kids.
Led by some of the world’s best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms. Each classroom will remain available on Facebook after the live broadcast, so families can access whenever is most convenient. Early topics include:
- Creating expressive puppets from simple at home objects
- Writing a song with lyrics…and singing it
- Making woven works of art with recycled material like junk mail and cardboard boxes
- Dance lessons to get everyone up and moving
Lincoln Center has lots of other online performances on its calendar too.
And the Children’s Museum of Manhattan has gone digital too. It has a day-by-day activity list that you can do with your kids at home.