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Home Cooking New York

Turn your kitchen into a 5-star restaurant

A renowned New York City chef will join you for an interactive, 90-minute cooking class in your own kitchen. You will be sent an ingredients list once you register so that you and your family can prepare to cook along with the instructor, or you can opt to watch and take notes. Families are welcome to register for all three sessions.

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green arrow Crepe Workshop (Sunday, October 25, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET)  Workshop full
Transport your family to Paris for a day with these easy thin pancakes that can work with any meal, depending on the ingredients you put inside. We’ll start with a classic crepe batter to fill with savory vegetables and a cheesy Mornay sauce, and for dessert, we’ll switch to a sweet banana filling topped with chocolate ganache.

green arrow Fruit Pie Workshop (Sunday, November 8, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET)  Workshop full
Knowing how to make a pie is a lifetime skill that will serve you—and your family—especially well before Thanksgiving. We’ll show you everything you need to know to make a successful pie, starting with a seasonal fruit filling and an all-butter crust. Learn rolling techniques, spice mixes, and decorative tips that will help you take this classic dessert to a professional level.

green arrow Cream Puff Workshop (Saturday, November 14, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET)  Workshop full
Have you ever been dazzled by the pastries in a bakery window? Many of them are easy to master at home using a handful of pantry staples. Instructor Rebecca French will teach you how to make a classic pâte à choux (French pastry dough) and guide you through creating a mountain of cream puffs filled with homemade vanilla cream. You’ll top your delicious work of art with a rich chocolate ganache made from scratch.

Cost per workshop: $70
Please note: Registration for this program is limited to one family on one shared device.

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Fantastic Adventures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In these virtual, interactive tours through New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, you’ll embark upon epic adventures inspired by some of your favorite Fantasy books and films while connecting with other CTY students.

Please note: At least one parent and one student must register. Each tour has an enrollment maximum of 16 families.

Cost: $100 per family
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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold

Grades 4-8
green arrow Sunday, October 25, at 2 p.m. ET
In this Harry Potter-inspired tour, you’ll draw common themes between the books and the Met’s art, explore places and spaces that might remind you of those in the stories, and discuss some of the influences on the series. We’ll have time for activities and plenty of discussion along the way. Feel free to wear your wizarding gear—you never know when House points will be awarded!

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Quest Control: Heroes and Demigods

Grades 4-8
green arrow Sunday, October 25, at 4 p.m. ET
Inspired by the Percy Jackson series and other demigods such as Wonder Woman, this live guided adventure includes quests, activities, and obstacles—heroes and heroines always have obstacles! Some knowledge of the Percy Jackson books will be helpful.

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Space-Bound: A Virtual Adventure inspired by Star Wars

Grades 4-8
green arrow Session 1: Sunday, November 8, at 1:30 p.m. ET
green arrow Session 2: Sunday, November 15, at 1:30 p.m. ET
Which Roman emperor was the inspiration for a character in the Star Wars universe? What object in the Met is an ancient version of a Star Wars movie prop? Explore the similarities between historical artifacts in the museum and Star Wars film storylines through a presentation, activities, and discussion. Please note: This is a two-part program, and registration includes both session dates listed above.

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Fables, Folk Tales, and Fairy Tales

Grades 2-4

green arrow Group Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. ET
green arrow Dates: November 4, 11, 18, and December 2, 9, 16

How does a fable differ from a folk tale? Why do so many cultures have multiple versions of the same fairy tales? Join us for group meetings on all things fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from around the world. We’ll read and compare these stories, examining differences, similarities, themes, and the distinctive characteristics of each one. We’ll also have writing activities inspired by these stories, and you’ll be able to discuss your progress with the instructor during one-on-one meetings.

One-on-one sessions are optional and can include a parent/guardian.

Cost: $500
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Fantasy Books: From Page to Pen

Grades 5-8

green arrow Group Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. ET
green arrow Dates: November 4, 11, 18, and December 2, 9, 16

Join us as we discuss all things fantasy! Dive deep into popular series like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Lord of the Rings, and even some Marvel movies. What makes them work so well? What could be done better?

We’ll talk about the hallmarks of a good fantasy series and discuss the themes and ideas throughout, from heroism to the use of foreshadowing. We’ll also complete writing activities inspired by these and other fantasy books, and you’ll have the chance to create your own fantasy series with one-on-one guidance from the expert instructor.

One-on-one sessions are optional and can include a parent/guardian.

Cost: $500
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