NYC’s Lincoln Center Is Offering Free Online Concerts and Educational Material for Kids (Video)
You can still keep your kids engaged while they’re stuck at home.
Many schools across the country have closed in order to comply with any stay-at-home or self-quarantine measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). While lots of kids can still “attend” school via online webinars and lessons from their teachers, there are fewer options out there for giving kids an extra dose of culture.
But now, Lincoln Center is offering amazing, prerecorded performances and family-friendly programming that can be enjoyed at home with its Lincoln Center at Home initiative. The initiative offers two ways for kids and adults to enjoy incredible music and theater: a #ConcertsForKids series, as well as a series of archival footage for anyone to enjoy.
#ConcertsForKids showcases specially made concerts for families with children from a wide range of artists. The initiative kicked off on April 5 with a concert from Latin Grammy nominee Sonia De Los Santos and will host weekly performances at 11 a.m. ET.
Upcoming events include performances by Music From The Sole, Elena Moon Park, Zeshan B, and more. Music From The Sole is led by dancer-musician Leonardo Sandoval and bassist-composer Gregory Richardson and explores dance and musical influences from Brazil, as well as funk, house, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music. Zeshan B is an Indo-Pakistani musician and singer who performs in English, Urdu, and Punjabi.
In addition, archival footage will be made available for kids and adults on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. ET. The first in this series was a concert from Joshua Bell. Upcoming events include performances from Ballet Hispánico (April 10), and The Villalobos Brothers (April 17). Ballet Hispánico is a Latin-inspired contemporary dance company that combines conga, rumba, mambo, and cha-cha dance styles, among others. The Villalobos Brothers are an energetic violin duo from Mexico who blend music from their native country with classical and jazz musical styles.
The Lincoln Center’s website is chock-full of other enriching events like workshops, live ballet instruction, weekly playlists, and at-home musical jam sessions.