Virtual Events for Children

-Even though in-person events are canceled across NYC through the end of March, some organizations are offering virtual events that you can join online. Check out Events on Growing Up NYC for virtual storytimes, teen writing workshops, and more.


-Lunch Doodles with MoWillema


PS 34 Virtual Family Trips and Tours

 Virtual Spring Activities Events.pdf 

This Spring just because you can't go outside doesn't mean you and your family can’t have travel adventures or enjoy amazing tours and events. Below are some great virtual trips, tours, and events for you and your family. Bring your snacks! 

We invite you to share your family experience with a photo and tell us about your favorite trip, museum visit or event.  This will be shared on our PS34 website and PS34 Olive H. Perry Facebook page. Email to Ms. Deise Kowalski at

National Parks Virtual Trips: Visit the hidden world of the National Parks and follow park rangers on a journey to spectacular places most people never get to see.

  • Explore incredible formations and trek by headland through the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
  • Kayak through icebergs in Kenai Fjords, Alaska.
  • Fly over active volcanoes and explore a lava tube in the Hawaii Volcanoes.
  • Gaze at the night sky and go horseback riding through Bruce Canyon in Utah. 
  • Swim through the 3rd largest coral reef in the world and dive a shipwreck n the Dry Tortugas in Florida. 

Visit the Taj Mahal :
Use Google Streetview to tour the famous building and explore its architecture, landscapes and more.

Virtual Museum Tours: 

Visit these amazing museums for some virtual tours.


The Met 360 Project:

This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met's art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before.

The Museum of Chinese in America
Online Exhibit: With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America

The Museo Afro Brasil
Online Exhibit: Maracatu and the Alagoas Warrior: Afro-Brazilian festivities. Kings, queens, "caboclos", cowboys and "bois-bumbá." Get to know more about each tradition and the context behind its clothes.

Live Stream & Virtual Events:

92Y at Home for Families
Live-streamed music performances, art activities and other programming

Virtual Storytime with the Brooklyn Public Library
Every day at 2:00 pm, the Brooklyn Public Library broadcasts live Storytime, songs and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor and language development skills.

Parks@home: You can enjoy NYC parks from home! Join us for live park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, and more!

Just for fun: Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room.

Test your wizarding skills with the Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room. Created by Sydney Krawiec, a youth services librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, this challenge can be completed as an individual or as a family.

Bedtime Math - Free App.

Your kids won’t believe how cool math can be with Bedtime Math!

Enjoy a new story together every day in the free app – download it

Dip your toes into some surprising math with the Bedtime Math app! It delivers a new story for you to enjoy with your family daily. Get the app free 

Math Parent Engagement Program  

A Fun, free app for IPads, iPhones or Android devices.

Quick, wacky family math.
Dinnertime. Bathtime. Any time. 

A wacky new problem each day!

Three levels of math(ages 3-9)–Answers provided–No log-ins, no scores

1-Download app-Free
-iPhone/iPad or Android

2-Select language:

3-Select Community Edition 

4-Enter special code: NYC

5-Parents will select their District and School (District 14, PS 34 Oliver H. Perry)

6- You’re in!

NY Public Library Free Online Tutoring for Students, Digital Research Books, and More

The New York Public Library is offering online tutoring to provide families with homework help, enrichment activities, and remote learning support through a partnership with Brainfuse. This partnership is just one of the many ways the Library is expanding its digital resources to New York City families during temporary closure to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Through Brainfuse, kids, and teens in grades K–12 can now access free, remote, one-on-one tutoring in a wide range of subjects and levels—from first-grade math to advanced algebra. Tutoring is offered seven days a week from 2 PM to 11 PM via chat. Services are available in both English and Spanish. Brainfuse also offers a bank of videos, activities, a writing lab, and other resources that are available to students 24/7.

Families can access these tools with an NYPL library card. If you or a family member don’t have a library card, sign up for one using our SimplyE app.


Download SimplyE for iPhone/iPad on App Store
Download SimplyE for Android on Google Play

-Free Tutoring
-Hang in There, Parents: Craft, Art & Activity E-Books to Help Keep Your Kids Busy
-NoveList K–8 Plus
-Expanded Resources for Kids & Teens
-Listen to Digital Audio Resources from Home

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