Virtual Programs: Teen Tuesdays

Culture Pass is bringing the city's museums and theaters to you through our Virtual Community Programming series! We're rebroadcasting programs from a citywide selection of museums and theaters between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, and we're featuring one program created specially for teens each week, on Tuesday afternoons. Whether you're looking to try your hand at poster design, DJing, cooking, or just want to learn more about art and design, there's something different to check out every week.

All of the events listed here are free and open to the public. Register in advance and you'll get a direct link as well as a reminder the day of the event. It's as easy as signing in, kicking back, and enjoying!

Culture Pass is made possible through generous funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Charles H. Revson Foundation, the New York Community Trust, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


You can find the full list of Culture Pass programs for teens on this page, or click one of the options below to browse other programs:






Victorian Paper Blooms

September 8 at 4 p.m 
Presented by King Manor Museum
Participants will learn to make a variety of different kinds of Victorian paper flowers to turn into a garden bouquet or garland, using whatever they already have at home to participate. The program will include a live interactive, family friendly question and answer with a historian and educator on 19th century handicrafts and social culture.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Equity and Justice: Poster Design in the COVID Age

September 15 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Poster House

Join Poster House and Isometric Studio—a Brooklyn-based design studio led by queer people of color—as we discuss the transformative role of posters in promoting inclusion, equity, and justice. The program will begin with a presentation by Poster House Collections Manager Melissa Walker on the history of protest posters. Next, Isometric partners Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid will present a few case studies of how tech, educational, and cultural institutions are using poster and spatial design to redress racism and authenticate the experiences of people of color. The event will conclude with a conversation among the presenters and a Q&A session with attendees. Attendees are welcome to create and share their own posters in response to the program during or after the event on social media.
Ages: 12 and Up. Runtime: 90 minutes.


Native American History

September 22 at 4 p.m 
Presented by Queens Historical Society
Learn about the people who first shaped Queens, and how their influence has shaped our modern landscape. We will use documents and archaeological artifacts to learn what life was like for the Native american tribes on Long Island and Queens.
In English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Ages: Teens and families. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Blocks, Bubbles and Outlines: Graffiti 102 

September 29 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Hi-ARTS
Hi-ARTS and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez a.k.a FEEGZ, Figaro & Firo173 invite you to learn the history and basics of graffiti art, including block and bubble letters. All you need is some paper, a pencil, a sharpie, and a ruler (or straight edge) to join!
Ages: All. Runtime: 45 minutes.




Plants We Eat

October 6 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Queens Botanical Garden
Do you eat your fruits and vegetables? Explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 30 minutes.


Cartoon Illustration

October 13 at 4 p.m. 
Presented by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
A class for participants interested in creating their own cartoon illustrations. Everyone will learn drawing techniques that will allow them to create original superheroes, manga characters, and humorous cartoons. Learn communication techniques for comics and cartooning (lettering, speech bubbles, backgrounds, lay-out and graphics, etc) and storytelling through sequential art-creating a comic strip.
Ages: Teens. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Sonic Voices: Utilizing the Art of DJing as a Creative Expression for Cultural Impact and Social Change

October 20 at 4 p.m.
Presented by Hi-ARTS
Hi-ARTS and DJ Reborn invite you to a workshop that explores the history of djing, basic mixing techniques, and how to utilize the craft intentionally to have cultural impact.
Ages: Teens and Adults. Runtime: 45 minutes.


Colonial Cooking

October 27 at 4 p.m.
Presented by Wyckoff House Museum
J​oin the Wyckoff Museum staff as they prepare a fresh summertime meal from historical recipes. We’ll discuss the history of the Wyckoff farm and agriculture in Brooklyn, as well as food preservation, healthy meals, and how the Wyckoff Museum is using our farm space to help our neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Ages: Teens and up. Runtime: 45 minutes.




Cocina Movíl

November 3 at 4 p.m.
Presented by Dyckman Farmhouse
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum ofrece una clase de cocina sobre la historia del "Chapati de Africa del Este" y "Pan Plano de Maíz" Fabiola Cáceres, nuestra Directora de Educación, destacará el patrimonio cultural de las personas que han habitado en Alto Manhattan a lo largo de su historia—el pueblo Africano y Lenape. Este programa se ofrecerá en español.
In Spanish. Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes.


MAD Digital Drop-in Studio

November 10 at 4 p.m.
Presented by Museum of Arts and Design
Colombian-American artist Natalia Arbelaez draws inspiration from American and Amerindian ceramics processes and iconography to consider the ways historical and personal influences impact cultural identities. Participants of all ages are invited to take a virtual journey to the artist’s studio, then work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay or easy-to-make salt dough. 
Ages: All. Runtime: 45 minutes.


MAD Drop-in Studio (En Español)

November 10 at 5 p.m. 
Presented by Museum of Arts and Design
El MAD Drop-In Studio exhibirá a la artista colombiana-estadounidense Natalia Arbelaez, quien se inspira en los procesos de cerámica e iconografía estadounidense y amerindia para considerar las formas en que las influencias históricas y personales impactan las identidades culturales. Se invita a los participantes de todas las edades a realizar un viaje virtual al estudio del artista, luego trabajar en una cerámica de estilo precolombino de 7,000 años de antigüedad para crear un autorretrato mítico de arcilla o masa de sal fácil de hacer.
Ages: All ages. Runtime: 60 minutes.


Migration Stories: Oral Histories, Literature, and the Power of Telling

November 17 at 4 p.m. - REGISTER 
Presented by Brooklyn Historical Society Program
Brooklyn Historical Society’s initiative “Muslims in Brooklyn” is grounded in a collection of 50 oral histories that represent Muslims of all ages and backrounds, life experiences and identities. One topic touched upon repeatedly in these audio recordings is migration. Last year Penguin Random House published an anthology of migration literature titled “Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns.” With these two rich resources as a springboard, this program invites participants to listen deeply to authentic voices on migration and share their own experiences and reactions. The program will draw upon the “Muslims in Brooklyn” website for the audio excerpts.
Ages: Teens and Up. Runtime: 60 minutes.