Virtual Student Workshops

Three elementary students gathered around a tablet screen in the museum, learning digitally
Students learning digitally in the Museum’s Future City Lab

Raise Your Voice: AAPI Creativity in Resistance

Join us for this interactive, virtual student workshop for grades 4-8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for session start times and to register. Choose one session from these options:

  • Wednesday (June 1)

  • Thursday (June 2)

  • Friday (June 3)

Raise your voice with the Museum of the City of New York! Celebrate the end of the school year with this 1-hour virtual workshop. Students will dive into Raise Your Voice, an art installation featured outside the Activist New York exhibition and hear from multidisciplinary artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Students in this workshop will hear Phingbodhipakkiya reflect on how this art installation stands as a symbol of the resiliency of New York’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Students will also explore the stories of Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X and how their friendship stands as a testament to the power of solidarity across movements and be inspired to create their own powerful statements of purpose. 


About the Artist
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her explorations of feminism, science, and community have reclaimed space in museums, galleries, protests, rallies, subway corridors, as well as on two TED conferences. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Phingbodhipakkiya studied neuroscience at Columbia and worked at an Alzheimer’s research lab. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and on the cover of TIME magazine. In 2020–2021, she was artist-in-residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights and her work has been acquired into the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum & the Library of Congress.

Free. Advance registration is required. Capacity for each event is limited.

Individuals or classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so (multiple classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of the registration for each class). 

Capacity for each event is limited. If a session is full, please check the other available dates and times or email

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FREE. Advance registration is required.

How it Works:  Students will join other students in these live and interactive sessions led over Zoom by Museum Educators in a setting that balances active engagement and privacy.  Participants will see and discuss visuals from the Museum’s exhibitions and collections and connect the past to our present. 

Security and Interaction: Sessions will be presented as webinars; students are able to submit questions, comments, and observations to the moderators and complete polls and other activities, but will not use cameras or mics and will not be visible on screen.  

Individuals or classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so. Multiple classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of the registration for each class.  

Free.  Advance registration is required.  Capacity is limited.

Stay Connected:  To learn about upcoming, free student workshops and other educational initiatives, join our mailing list. Be sure to check the box "Teacher & Student Programs" to be notified of future events.  

Choose one session from these options: Wednesday (June 1), Thursday (June 2), and Friday (June 3). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for session start times and to register.  

Past Student Workshops

Puppets of New York

Students will see puppets of all shapes and sizes, hear stories about artists, and learn how to create their own puppets with just paper and pencil.

"For the People’s Health:” The Young Lords and Health Activism 

See highlights from the exhibition Activist New York to learn about the health activism and the Young Lords’ creative actions against inequality and poverty 

City As Canvas: Art and Graffiti in NYC

Examine graffiti as a dynamic and homegrown artistic movement that was shaped by and seen throughout New York City. See original works created by famed New York artists and writers, including Daze, Keith Haring, Lady Pink, and Lee Quiñones. 

The Civil Rights Movement in NYC 

Discover New York’s major role in the Black freedom movement and hear the stories of the many Civil Rights activists who organized in New York. 

Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights Now 
Discover diverse leaders within the woman suffrage movement and the tactics they used to expand voting rights. 


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The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.  

For more information about the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center, and additional funder credits, please click here.  

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