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(Ages 13–18)

Teen Event—Virtual Teens Take The Met!
(Ages 13–18)

Free; reservations are encouraged.

Join us on Instagram for the first-ever Virtual Teens Take The Met! Follow along on the @metteens account and across our partners' social media platforms for art-making activities, performances, music, and more. Discover what you can also do with over 30 New York City cultural and community organizations. 

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The Basics 

All you need to participate is a device (computer, phone, or tablet) with an internet connection to access Instagram, Zoom, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

Suggested materials for activities throughout the day: 

  • Paper (white, colored, or notebook paper)
  • Writing and drawing tools (pencils, pens, markers, gel pens)
  • Collage materials (magazines, newspapers, paper with patterns)
  • Paint and brushes
  • Sticky notes or notecards
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Scissors
  • An old T-Shirt
  • Common kitchen ingredients (coffee/tea, spices, food coloring, and more!)
  • Optional: a fashionable outfit and a camera

Don't have all these materials? Don't worry! Substitute with whatever you have at home.

Plan to join us? Register by 5 pm on May 28 to receive exclusive virtual content and information for Zoom parties. You'll receive Zoom links via email on the day of the event. 

Now for the Activities!

11 am
Get things started with Met Teens / @metteens
Step dance tutorial with Bard High School Early College / Hosted on @metteens

11:30 am
Biome away from home with Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum / YouTube
Art tour and talk with New York City Writing Project / @nycwp

12 pm 
Remember Me: Hamlet Remix performance by Epic Theatre Ensemble / @epictheatr
Natural dye art with Lewis Latimer House Museum / @lewislatimerhouse
Drop-in Drawing with The Met / @metteens / YouTube

12:30 pm
Pandemic discussion with NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and My Brother's and Sister's Keeper Youth Council / @nycyouth
Dance tutorial with Teens@Graham / Hosted on @metteens

1 pm
Collage and printmaking with El Museo del Barrio / @elmuseo 
Six-word memoir with Museum of Chinese in America / @mocanyc
Teens Meme The Met / @metteens

1:30 pm
Books, music, TV, movies, and more recommendations with Brooklyn Public Library / @bklynfuture
Make paper beads with Met Teens / @metteens

2 pm
Spacey bookmarks with Free Arts NYC / @freeartsnyc  
NamaShakespeare yoga with Titan Theatre Company / @titantheatreco

2:30 pm
Digital zine making and the impact of COVID-19 on incarcerated youth with Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) / @artejustice 
Image-makers exhibition with International Center of Photography / Hosted on @metteens

3 pm
COVID-19 resources and activities with Bronx Museum Teen Council / @bronxmuseum
AI and music production with Latimer Heights / Hosted on @metteens / Zoom (Note: Advance registration required)

3:30 pm
Self-defense with Center for Anti-Violence Education / @centerforantiviolenceeducation
Monologue writing with Manhattan Theatre Club / Hosted on @metteens

4 pm
Poster design with Poster House / @PosterHouseNYC
Poetry writing with Urban Word NYC / @urbanwordnyc

4:30 pm
Journey of the egg and sperm game with Planned Parenthood / @nowuknowppgny / Zoom (Note: Advance registration required)
Roots and routes art making with Wave Hill / @WaveHill

5 pm
#GiveWithHeart with 92Y Center for Arts Learning & Leadership / @92ndstreety
Performance with ETHEL and Met Teens / @metteens

5:30 pm
"Moon Jar/Longing for Home" artist talk and art making with The Korea Society / @thekoreasociety
Flower crowns with Met Teens / @metteens
Zine making with New York Public Library / @nyplteens

6 pm
Live session with ArtsConnection / @teens.artsconnection  / Zoom (Note: Advance registration required)
Create a snake book with Met Teens / @metteens
Fashion party with The Studio Museum in Harlem / @studiomuseumteens  / Zoom (Note: Advance registration required)

6:30 pm
#AllByYourShelf scavenger hunt with Met Publications and Met Teens / @metteens
La Ventanita (“The Little Window”) art making with Queens Museum / @thequeensteens

7 pm 
Dance party with DJ Synchro and Building Beats / @buildingbeats / Zoom (Note: Advance registration required. Space is limited; first come, first served.)
Create a T-shirt tote with Met Teens / @metteens

7:30 pm
Dance party with DJ Synthefire, Building Beats, and Met Teens / @buildingbeats @metteens / Zoom (Note: Advance registration required. Space is limited; first come, first served.) and Instagram

This Teens Take The Met! is a virtual teen event co-organized with over 30 community partners.

92Y Center for Arts Learning & Leadership; Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE); ArtsConnection; Bard High School Early College; Bronx Museum; Brooklyn Public Library; Building Beats; Center for Anti-Violence Education; El Museo del Barrio; Epic Theatre Ensemble; Free Arts NYC; International Center of Photography; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; The Korea Society; Latimer Heights; Lewis Latimer House Museum; Manhattan Theatre Club; Museum of Chinese in America; New York City Writing Project; New York Public Library; New-York Historical Society; NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Planned Parenthood of Greater New York; Poster House; Queens Museum; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Teens@Graham; Titan Theatre Company; Urban Word NYC; Wave Hill

All Upcoming


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