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Summer 2020 Virtual Field Trips

Experience the Museum of the City of New York virtually with your students this summer through visual and interactive remote-learning sessions led by museum educators offered July 13 – August 21

Image from the Activist exhibition at MCNY
Brad Farwell/MCNY

Activist New York: Virtual Field Trip  

Grades 2–12; 45–60 minutes  
Virtual Platform: Zoom; we will try our best to accommodate other platforms if needed  

With a focus on racial justice, community health, and youth-led actions in New York City’s history, this program will provide space for students to voice their thoughts and champion the changes that they want to see. Participants will examine photographs, flyers, and protest posters from the exhibition on topics including the Movement for Black Lives, the Young Lords and Health Activism, and the Civil Rights Movement, and contribute to a collective activity capturing student voices.   

Lee George Quiñones. Howard the Duck. 1988. Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Mr. Martin Wong, 1994. 94.114.1
Lee George Quiñones. Howard the Duck. 1988. Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Mr. Martin Wong, 1994. 94.114.1

City as Canvas: Virtual Field Trip 

Grades 2–12; 45–60 minutes  
Virtual Platform: Zoom; we will try our best to accommodate other platforms if needed  

Explore highlights from the Museum's graffiti art collection and see original works created by legendary writers such as Daze, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Keith Haring. Participants will view sketches from artists’ personal blackbooks, photographs of large-scale pieces on subway cars, and paintings as sources for studying graffiti as a dynamic art movement. Students will respond creatively throughout by drafting their own sketches. 

Virtual Field Trip Details: 

  • Virtual Field Trips will be offered between July 13 – August 21.
  • Programs are available Monday through Friday at the following times:

9:30-10:30am

11am-12pm

1-2pm

  • Virtual programs are up to an hour long and are led by experienced museum educators.
  • Each program costs $120 for a maximum of 35 student participants. Family members and caregivers are welcome to assist students from the same Zoom accounts.

Advance reservations are required. To request a program, complete this Summer Virtual Field Trip Request Form.

Summer Virtual Field Trip Request
 

Steps to Reserve a Program

  • Step 1: Review virtual field trip offerings above and have your information ready 

  • Step 2: Fill out the Summer Virtual Field Trip Request Form  

  • Step 3: After you receive an email from the Museum’s scheduling team with available dates and times, respond to complete your reservation 

  • Step 4: Check your final confirmation letter and share the Virtual Field Trip information with your students, parents/guardians, and co-teachers 

The Museum will respond to your request beginning July 1.   

All inquiries will be answered in the order they are received. Once the booking process begins, changing your initial request may result in its going back in the queue. 

 

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