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Summer Reading Club | My Name is Yoon

Moving to a new place is hard. Moving to a new place where you don't know the language is even harder! Follow one young girl's journey with self-identity with this week's Summer Reading Club book pick, My Name is Yoon!

Inside a NYCCT Residency with Alex!

NYCCT's Associate Director of Education, Alex, takes you along with her as she brings a residency program to a Queens public school this summer!

Exploring an ARC Book by Ingrid R.

NYCCT Teaching Artist Ingrid takes us inside the classroom as her class explores the book Trombone Shorty.

Summer Reading Club | Trombone Shorty

This week's Summer Reading Club book pick tells the story of a master musician: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews! Your little one will be inspired by this musical prodigy from New Orleans! Watch a read aloud of the story, get activity ideas, a book pick for grownups and more!
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Listening: A Teaching Artist Journey by Rae W.

NYCCT Teaching Artist Rae reminds us that kids are always listening with special stories from inside the classroom. 

Summer Reading Club | Jack's Worry

Everyone has a worry sometimes, right? In this week's Summer Reading Club book pick, Jack's Worry, kids will learn about worries - and how to overcome them! Head to our website for a reading of the book, a pick for grownups about one person's journey with anxiety, craft ideas and more!

A Play Filled ARC Friday by Sindy C.

NYCCT Teaching Artist, Sindy, reminisces about a special connection she shared with one of her students and her fun-filled Fridays at ARC. 

Summer Reading Club | Mae Among the Stars

This week, we're reading about Dr. Mae Jeminson who had a big dream: to become an astronaut! Check out a reading of the book Mae Among the Stars, activities to work on together and more. Once you've read the book, don't forget to collect your badge!

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What the Press is Saying

"A Beguiling New Dance Production" - The NY Times

"This beguiling new dance production from NYCCT...unfolds to an upbeat instrumental score and includes...assorted characters.”   - The NY Times

This is Sadie "Unlocks Kids' Imaginations" - Brown Girl Gumbo

This is Sadie "Unlocks Kids' Imaginations...It’s the perfect show to introduce your little ones to live theater." - Brown Girl Gumbo

Best Winter Theater for Kids - Red Tricycle

Thank you to Red Tricycle for including Laurie Berkner's Pillowland on your list of the Best Winter Theater for Kids! Read more...

"Transcends Pure Entertainment" - The NY Times

The Emperor's New Clothes and More Magical Stories "transcends pure entertainment...it is as poignant as Andersen might have wished."  - The New York Times | Read more...

The Emperor's New Clothes... is One of Best Family Shows in NYC for Christmas 2018!

One of Best Family Shows in NYC for Christmas 2018! Read More...
Jarred Bedgood and Allison Pappas in Pillowland

"Makes bedtime powerfully attractive" - The NY Times

The New York Times says Pillowland "Makes bedtime powerfully attractive" Read more...
Jarred Bedgood leading the Audience to Pillowland

"One of our top fall family theater picks for 2018!" - Mommy Poppins

Mommy Poppins calls Pillowland "One of our top fall family theater picks for 2018!" Read more...

"Perfect for the Entire Family!" - FiDi Families

FiDi Families calls Pillowland "Perfect for the Entire Family!" Read more...

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What Our Audiences are Saying

Each Student Showed Their Enthusiasm

“The use of video, music and puppets effectively engaged our students. Each student showed their enthusiasm each time Piper was brought out."

We Are Grateful for Your Creativity and Talent

“We are very grateful to be the recipients of your creativity and talent! Every year we look forward to your program.”
The cast of This is Sadie performing a number from the show

It was a Great Performance!

My students were excited to be chosen as volunteers and the sensory objects definitely kept them engaged. It was a great performance!

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