Youth Tech Workshops Start August 21, 2017 : NYC Parks

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Youth Tech Workshops

Youth Tech Workshops

Calling all young game developers, illustrators, designers, chefs, movie directors, and musicians! The Youth Tech Workshops are a week of free sessions that encourage young New Yorkers to grow creatively and experience exciting careers that use technology. Whether you want to create a game, a t-shirt logo, a YouTube episode, or much more, we can show you how to get started, how to be safe on the Internet — and most of all, how to have fun!

About Computer Resource Centers

Our digital learning programs offer kids the chance to develop their computer skills and take exciting and enriching digital media classes all year long. Visit our Youth and Teen Programming page to learn more about the types of programs that we offer.

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Become a Member

Youth Tech Workshops are available with a free youth membership to our recreation centers, which includes access to our computer resource centers and much more. Visit our Recreation Center Memberships page to learn more about how to apply and the benefits of becoming a member.

Youth Tech Workshops Events

Monday, August 21, 2017

AUG21

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Bring your photographs to life! Use Photoshop to create fun animations!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Hand Talkers Academy: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Let’s learn a new language! This one-day workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  

1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids and teens will create ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids can design, perform, and film a musical performance using the equipment from Hansborough’s media lab!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

3:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Adobe Youth Voices: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

3:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
This one-day workshop is a creative multimedia program for kids and teens that encourages them to explore and analyze their world through video, audio, graphic design, web design, and animation.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

T-Shirt Logo Design: Youth Tech Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Kids create print-ready logos and graphics on Google Chromebooks to heat press to t-shirts! This is a one-day drop-in youth tech workshop.
Free!

AUG21

Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Create your own webisode. Learn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG21

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AUG22

Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Kids can come sing, rap, or play their hearts out as a part of the St. Mary’s band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Solo projects welcome, too!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Bring your photographs to life! Use Photoshop to create fun animations!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kids use cameras and learn about nutrition and agriculture, and eat yummy Brooklyn-grown snacks in this two-day workshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area) , Brooklyn  

12:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids can design, perform, and film a musical performance using the equipment from Hansborough’s media lab!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Make your favorite characters dance to your tune and become the Dance Dance Revolution digital idol!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

Garden Kitchen Competition: Youth Tech Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Students will learn about healthy living through researching simple and easy recipes. We will learn the basics of media production and how to use a dSLR camera for video production.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG22

DJ in a Day: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Learn how to use analog and digital equipment to lay the hottest tracks at your next party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

AUG23

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Bring your photographs to life! Use Photoshop to create fun animations!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids and teens will create ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids can design, perform, and film a musical performance using the equipment from Hansborough’s media lab!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Become a YouTuber: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

3:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
Learn to use a video camera and edit your recordings to tell your stories!
Free!

Must See
Event
AUG23

Garden Kitchen Competition: Youth Tech Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Kids learn video production through filming a healthy cooking show competition in this two-day workshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

T-Shirt Logo Design: Youth Tech Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Kids create print-ready logos and graphics on Google Chromebooks to heat press to t-shirts! This is a one-day drop-in youth tech workshop.
Free!

AUG23

Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Create your own webisode. Learn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG23

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 24, 2017

AUG24

Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Kids can come sing, rap, or play their hearts out as a part of the St. Mary’s band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Solo projects welcome, too!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Bring your photographs to life! Use Photoshop to create fun animations!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the Hansborough band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kids use cameras and learn about nutrition and agriculture, and eat yummy Brooklyn-grown snacks in this two-day workshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  

12:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Music Video Madness: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids can design, perform, and film a musical performance using the equipment from Hansborough’s media lab!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Make your favorite characters dance to your tune and become the Dance Dance Revolution digital idol!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

Garden Kitchen Competition: Youth Tech Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Students will learn about healthy living through researching simple and easy recipes. We will learn the basics of media production and how to use a dSLR camera for video production.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG24

DJ in a Day: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Learn how to use analog and digital equipment to lay the hottest tracks at your next party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 25, 2017

AUG25

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Bring your photographs to life! Use Photoshop to create fun animations!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

3D Makerspace!: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
This one-time workshop will introduce kids who are younger than 14 years old to the world of 3D sculpting, 3D printing, 3D scanning, CAD modeling, and so much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Hand Talkers Academy: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Let’s learn a new language! This one-day workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Game Design with Scratch: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
In this one-day workshop, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Code Commander: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.
Kids (younger than 14 years old) learn how to code by solving a set of puzzles and by programming different members of their army.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Mary’s Recreation Center (in St. Mary’s Park) , Bronx  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids and teens will create ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  

2:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Become a YouTuber: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

3:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
Learn to use a video camera and edit your recordings to tell your stories!
Free!

Must See
Event
AUG25

T-Shirt Logo Design: Youth Tech Workshop

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Kids create print-ready logos and graphics on Google Chromebooks to heat press to t-shirts! This is a one-day drop-in youth tech workshop.
Free!

AUG25

Code Commander: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
Kids (younger than 14 years old) learn how to code by solving a set of puzzles and programming different members of their army.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Webisode Challenge: Youth Tech Workshop

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Create your own webisode. Learn the skills from conception to creation of a unique series that can be streamed online.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG25

Illustration Animation: Youth Tech Workshop

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Bring your photographs to life using Photoshop!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 26, 2017

AUG26

Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

10:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker.
Free!

Best For
Kids
AUG26

3D Animation Music Video: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  

1:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Kids (younger than 14 years old) can create their own music videos using animated characters to dance in 3D!
Free!

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