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CTY Supper Club

Let the kids take care of dinner this spring

Our interactive Supper Club puts CTY students in charge of dinner for one night a week. Suitable for students age 10 and above (younger students allowed if accompanied by an adult), this series—led by the Chef-Instructors at Home Cooking New York—will guide them through independently preparing four family meals.

Each meeting is a 90-minute virtual cooking class that highlights the science and math involved in cooking. The Supper Club is exclusively for CTY families and is limited to  a small number of households for maximum interaction with the instructor. A full dinner awaits your family at the end of each class.

Cost: $350 per family screen for 4 week session

*Two times offered for each session–4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET*

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Group 1

green arrow Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Lemon Risotto with Peas, Arugula Salad

green arrow Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Roasted Ratatouille, Garlic Toasts

green arrow Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Dill; New Potatoes with Lemon Gremolata

green arrow Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Chicken or Vegetable Ramen

Group 2

green arrow Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Pad Thai (Tofu or Shrimp), Coconut Rice Pudding

green arrow Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi, Marinara Sauce, Kale Salad with Parmesan

green arrow Tuesday, April 6, 2021
DIY Sushi Rolls, Green Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing

green arrow Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Spinach and Cheese Crepes, Chocolate Ganache and Banana Crepes

Group 3

green arrow Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Spaghetti and Sausage “Meatballs” with Sauce, Green Salad with Lemon-Parmesan Dressing

green arrow Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Roasted Broccoli, Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Whipped Cream

green arrow Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Cinco de Mayo party, Smoky Black Bean Tacos, Fresh Pineapple Salsa, Mexican Corn off the Cob

green arrow Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Pizza Night–Quick Pizza Dough, Pizza Sauce, Sheet Pan Pizza + Toppings

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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 sessions. Capacity for each course is limited to 13 students.

Cost: $80 per family screen


green arrow Sunday, February 21, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Hand-Rolled Bagels (assorted flavors)

Getting your bakery bagel fix may be a bit more challenging these days, so why not stay in and learn how to knead, roll, boil, and bake your own authentic NYC-style bagels at home? A professional chef will walk you through each step from dough-making to bagel-baking, and by the end of class you'll have a dozen delicious homemade bagels—no trip to The Big Apple required!

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crepes with fruit and powdered sugar

green arrow Sunday, March 14, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Sweet and Savory Crepe Workshop

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.

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green arrow Sunday, April 18, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Japanese Potsticker Dumplings and Sesame-Scallion Dipping Sauce

Try your hand at some complex but comforting treats. We’ll be making gyoza, Japanese potsticker dumplings with a meat or vegetable filling. Count these savory delights among your list of culinary skills. Full menu: Japanese potsticker dumplings with fresh dough and a sesame-scallion dipping sauce.

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green arrow Saturday, May 8, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata with Potato-Pepper Hash 

Step up your family’s weekend brunch game with a delicious roasted tomato-goat cheese frittata paired with potato-pepper hash. As an accompaniment we’ll add a refreshing fresh fruit smoothie to round out this hearty, crowd-pleasing menu.

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falafel, flat bread, vegetables

green arrow Sunday, May 30, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Fresh Flatbread and Falafel Sandwiches

Try your hand at this beloved Middle Eastern favorite! We’ll start by learning to make traditional homemade flatbread and crispy pan-fried falafels, adding flavorful pickled onions and radishes topped with authentic tahini-garlic sauce you’ll make from scratch. Ta’amaha Gameel!

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Fantastic Adventures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History

In these virtual, one-day, interactive tours through New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History, 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 screen

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After Ever After

Grades 2-5
green arrow Saturday, March 6, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m. ET
green arrow Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m. ET
green arrow Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m. ET

Once upon a time...
What makes a fairy tale a fairy tale, and how have these stories that originated in folklore developed and changed over time? In this virtual program, you’ll embark on a guided PowerPoint tour in The Metropolitan Museum of Art as you try to solve a captivating fairy tale-inspired mystery. Through solving clues and participating in activities and discussions, you’ll race against the clock to ensure the fairy tale mystery’s characters live happily ever after.

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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold

Grades 4-8
green arrow Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m. ET
green arrow Sunday, April 18, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
green arrow Sunday, June 6, 2021, 1 – 3 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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Backstage: A Virtual Interactive Theatre Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Grades 4-8
green arrow Friday, March 12, 2021, 6 – 8 p.m. ET
green arrow Sunday, April 18, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m. ET
green arrow Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6 – 8 p.m. ET

In this online tour at the Met we’ll look at the history of the theater—from classical drama’s origins in Ancient Greece to modern theatrical movements—and explore all elements of theatrical production, including playwriting, acting, and stagecraft. And though “the play’s the thing,” you’ll need to complete a series of theater-based challenges and tests before you can take your final, triumphant bow. Are you up to the task, or will it be curtains?

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Space-Bound: A Virtual Adventure inspired by Star Wars

Grades 4-8
green arrow Sunday, April 11, 2021, 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET
green arrow Tuesday, May 4 (Star Wars Day!), 2021, 4 – 6 p.m. ET
green arrow Sunday, June 13, 2021, 1:45 – 3:45 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.

Instructions will be sent out via email; participants will have one week before a scheduled Zoom meeting to discuss their findings.

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Here Be Dragons: A Virtual Search for the Inspiration for Mythical Creatures in the Worlds of Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter

Grades 4-8
green arrow Sunday, April 11, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m. ET
green arrow Friday, May 7, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m. ET
green arrow Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 7 – 9 p.m. ET

Heroes and heroines always have a quest—a magic object to find, a spell to break, a world to save. In this case, you’re called on a virtual hunt in the American Museum of Natural History to round up the real-life beasts that inspired the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories. You will have one week to solve clues, complete your hunt, and uncover the creatures behind the magical beings.

Instructions will be sent out via email; participants will have one week before a scheduled Zoom meeting to discuss their findings.

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Quest Control: Heroes and Demigods

Grades 4-8
green arrow Monday, April 12, 2021, 4 – 6 p.m. ET
green arrow Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m. ET
green arrow Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5 – 7 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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Writing/Book Workshops
$350 per family screen, per 4 week session

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Children's Poetry and Nursery Rhymes

Grades 2-4

green arrow Saturdays, 4 – 5 p.m. ET
February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2021

green arrow Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m. ET
April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

Why did the mouse run up the clock? Was the girl in “Mary Had a Little Lamb” a real person? And who does “Old King Cole” refer to, anyway? In this workshop you’ll explore the origins and meanings of classic nursery rhymes and children’s poems, and use what you learn to try your hand at writing both. Your instructor will be available to discuss your writing progress one-on-one in an optional meeting.

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

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Greek Mythology: Myths Understood

Grades 2-4
green arrow Sundays, 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. ET
February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2021

Grades 5-7
green arrow Sundays, 2 – 3 p.m. ET
February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2021

What are myths, why were they created, and why do we still read them? In this workshop you’ll explore several legendary tales from classic Greek mythology, discuss similarities and differences among myths from different time periods and cultures, and use what you learn to write your own original myth. Your instructor will be available to discuss your writing progress one-on-one in an optional meeting.

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

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Fables, Folk Tales, and Fairy Tales

Grades 5-7

green arrow Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m. ET
April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 2021

green arrow Sundays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
May 16, 23, June 6, 13, 2021 (no Memorial Day class)

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 optional one-on-one meetings.

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

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