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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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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, Spicy Black Bean and Corn Tacos, Pickled Red Onions, Pineapple Salsa and Guacamole

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 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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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 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 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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Space-Bound: A Virtual Adventure Inspired by Star Wars

Grades 4-8
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 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 Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1 – 3 p.m. ETCLOSEDAdd me to the wait list
green arrow Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m. ETRegister Now

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.


Writing/Book Workshops
$350 per family screen, per 4 week session

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Fables, Folk Tales, and Fairy Tales

Grades 5-7

green arrow Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m. ET
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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