Television can be a wonderful tool to aid learning and awareness about a number of topics. For parents who homeschool, television can be a great source of education and information about ways to enrich your children’s curriculums. Some programs might not be very well-known but they offer a lot of valuable advice about events that are happening locally. For people who live in or near New York City, “NYC Arts” is just such a program.
“NYC Arts” chronicles the artistic events that are currently on view in the NYC area. These events include everything from museum exhibitions, to historical locations, to performances such as plays and operas. Movies and books are sometimes discussed and there are frequently interviews with established individuals in various artistic circles from ballerinas to film directors. According to the NYC-Arts.org website:
“On multiple platforms, NYC-ARTS aims to increase awareness of New York City’s nonprofit cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors—from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. NYC-ARTS promotes cultural groups’ activities and events to tri-state, national and international audiences through nonprint media, using new technologies as they develop. Through websites, television, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City’s position as a thriving cultural capital of the world, one that has both world renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.”
“NYC Arts” airs every Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 12pm on THIRTEEN. The show also airs on WLIW21 on Fridays at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm. NJTV shows the program Sunday nights at 8:30pm. Furthermore, segments of the show and even complete episodes can be watched online. NYC Arts also has a website targeted specifically at children. Accordingly:
“The NYC-ARTS.org and NYCkidsARTS.org websites are the most comprehensive resources of their kind. Both are centralized locations to access information about culture in New York and gateways to other cultural resources. More than 1,000 cultural groups are profiled on the sites, which include their events on the calendars and details about discounts, disability access, volunteer opportunities and more. Parents and teachers use NYCkidsARTS to help young people discover the joy and value of the arts in their education.”
Teaching children about the arts and introducing them to other cultures is the way to make them well rounded and critically thinking young adults—skills that will likely lead them to success in college and in mostly any career. A program such as “NYC Arts” serves as a good guide to know what nearby shows, programs, and events to explore that are age appropriate and interesting for your children.