Virtual Events Calendar |Cumbia for Kids, April Activities from the NYPL, Fairy Tales at the Met, and More

This week's selections in the Metropolitan Opera's nightly streaming schedule are particularly accessible to children, with fairy tales and mythical characters center stage!

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April 28
1:00 p.m. ET

The Jane Addams Peace Association is happy to announce that the 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Virtual Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at and will be hosted by the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. Register here.The ceremony will be presented via Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live and include award presentations, addresses from award recipients, and a question-and-answer session. Webinar registrants will receive a link to the recorded session following the event. Registration may be accessed directly and is available via the Peace Association and the Mazza Museum websites

people jumping for joy against a brightly colored wallApril Afterschool Activities
Find STEAM activities, book talks, and tips for staying focused while learning remotely. This week, use the first line of your favorite story to create a new one of your own, make a thaumatrope optical illusion, and find out how to use BookFlix with your library card! Plus, download new NYPL After School activity packs for April.

Tuesday, April 13
3:30 p.m. ET

Cumbia for Kids!
An online event! Discover the music, theater, and dance of Colombia with Daniel Fetecua, Pablo Mayor, and Anna Povich from iD Studio Theater.

Once Upon a Time
This week's selections in the Metropolitan Opera's nightly streaming schedule are particularly accessible to children, with fairy tales and mythical characters center stage! Each stream becomes available at 7:30 p.m. ET and remains accessible for on-demand viewing until 6:30 p.m. ET the following day:

Monday, April 12
Massenet’s Cendrillon
Starring Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, and Laurent Naouri, conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Production by Laurent Pelly. From April 28, 2018.

Tuesday, April 13
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Production by Mariusz Treliński. From February 14, 2015.

Wednesday, April 14
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Production by Julie Taymor. From October 14, 2017.

Thursday, April 15
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Starring Judith Blegen, Frederica von Stade, Jean Kraft, Rosalind Elias, and Michael Devlin, conducted by Thomas Fulton. Production by Nathaniel Merrill. From December 25, 1982.

Friday, April 16
Dvořák’s Rusalka
Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Production by Mary Zimmerman. From February 25, 2017.

Saturday, April 17
Puccini’s Turandot
Starring Eva Marton, Leona Mitchell, Plácido Domingo, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Production by Franco Zeffirelli. From April 4, 1987.

Sunday, April 18
Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Pietro Spagnoli, Alessandro Corbelli, and Luca Pisaroni, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Production by Cesare Lievi. From May 10, 2014

Don't forget!
The Louvre Museum in Paris has opened up almost its entire collection for free, online


Scholastic Offers Free Online Courses for All AgesLearn at Home with Scholastic
Scholastic created Learn at Home, an online curriculum for students in grades Pre-K to 6—and made it free for all to use. A five-day program of lessons are posted every week one Mondays. There are texts to read, videos to watch, questions to answer and interactive activities. Why not reach out to other families who are also following Scholastc's Learn at Home, and let the kids video chat about the day's lessons? No registration is required, although you might need to sign up for a free trial of one of the book readers depending on the course. 
Khan Academy
From one of the most comprehensive educational resources in the world, with free online courses that address essentially every topic a student could encounter from Pre-K to 12th grade. Choose from interactive math tutors to video lectures that make history come alive.
The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian's "Fun Stuff for Kids Online " includes videos, readings, DIY projects and interactive games. The activities are super entertaining, and super educational—who wouldn't want to play Disaster Detector ?

Students Get Free Newspaper Access

The New York Times is offering free subscriptions to students through September 1, 2021. Share this link widely!

Virtual Bookish Events is Sarah Nicolas's amazing weekly calendar of writing events, author talks, and more.  Sign up for her newsletter for all the details.

Open Submissions for Native Creators
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Penguin Young Readers is trying to ensure that all voices are heard. They are opening up their manuscript submissions process to "do more to publish and promote Native voices." If you are a Native creator, find all the information you need to participate here.

10 a.m. ET

Time Out is partnering with the New York Public Library to present digital story times for pint-sized bookworms. Families can tune in Monday through Friday at 10am
right here . Don’t forget to visit the library's website , check out its great activities for kids and subscribe to NYPL Kids ! Time Out magazine has partnered with the New York Public Library to provide daily readings for anyone who is signed up.  All sessions are available in the archives after the first air date.

Try This! at NatGeo
National Geographic continues to engage children with extreme, fun, and safe experiments for the mad scientist in everyone. The "Try This!" collection of videos leads to squishy eggs, child-powered spirographs and other activities that examine, test, and observe scientific research right at home. Get ready to take science to the extreme! Click for the entire list and more activities for children of all ages.
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