PAST EVENT: MCNY Kids Create: Basketball Sounds and Style with Bobbito García

When: Thursday, April 1, 2021, 1:00pm

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Join DJ/producer, filmmaker, and designer Bobbito García in this virtual intergenerational STEAM education program and dive deep into sports, music, and fashion. Learn how the sounds of New York City basketball moved from the court to the recording studio with objects from the City/Game: Basketball in New York exhibition, and experience the style of the game as you design your own high-fashion sneaker in a live art-making activity. 

Recommended for ages 7 and older. All ages are welcome. Sessions are intergenerational and family members are encouraged to join and participate together. 

See. Discuss. Create! 

This event is part of MCNY Kids Create, a virtual series where you can meet New York artists and participate in hands-on art projects. Check out all the videos and upcoming workshops here

About the Guest Artist 

A photo of DJ Bobbito by García  Jon Lopez 
DJ Bobbito García, Photo: Jon Lopez 

NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito García is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). The former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and TV host of ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series. In 2007, Nike released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his signature. As an award-winning filmmaker, García has directed three documentaries, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYCStretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, and Rock Rubber 45s. Currently, “Kool Bob Love” produces his tournament Full Court 21™ All World in four continents, and co-hosts “Stretch And Bobbito Radio” on Apple Music Hits. 

Get to Know the Artist  

Check out his website here.
Follow him on social media: @koolboblove and #bobbito

How it Works 

Sessions are live taught and interactive in a virtual setting that balances active engagement and privacy. Programs are presented as webinars. You will be able to send questions, comments, and observations via the chat feature to the educators, but participants will not use cameras or microphones and will not be visible on screen. 

Students are invited to submit photos of artwork created during or after a MCNY Kids Create virtual program to be considered for a student gallery of work on the Museum of the City of New York’s website. To send in a submission, please fill out the Student Artwork Permission Form and email a signed copy to along with a digital image of the student’s artwork. 


For this program, you’ll need a piece of paper and pencil, or any other drawing materials you like to use. 

STEAM Education @ MCNY 

Explore the connections between history, art, and the sciences in intergenerational programs at the Museum of the City of New York. This program is part of our STEAM education offerings, where you can use the tools of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to understand our city’s past, present, and future. Participate in hands-on learning activities and make exciting connections between topics from music to fashion, sports to activism. 

Can't make the 1pm session? This program is also offered at 10am.


The MCNY Kids Create series is made possible with support from Con Edison. 

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. 

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