Based on the beloved novel, The Secret Garden, a young girl discovers a hidden magical garden. Photo courtesy of  STX Entertainment
Based on the beloved novel, The Secret Garden, a young girl discovers a hidden magical garden. Photo courtesy of STX Entertainment

Free Things To Do Online this Week: The Secret Garden, Laurie Berkner, & Alan Menken

We're really getting the hang of this. Summer is well under way, and we are working it like stay-at-home pros. We're hanging with our favorite Hamilton stars, and singing along to Disney composer extraordinaire Alan Menken and kindie favorite Laurie Berkner. When we get that literary itch, we check in with favorite authors for readings and chats. Looking for a family night treat? Fire up the air popper because a new version of The Secret Garden is premiering at my house! (And your house. And admittedly lots of houses.)
 
This week also sees the virtual debut of one of LA's favorite free Shakespeare troupes, a new production from the delightful Little Angel Theatre company, culinary experiments that are either explosive or simply tasty, fun with the Boy Scouts, a field trip to the Milky Way, and lots of bugs. (Where kids are concerned, you can't go wrong with bugs.)

With school-like things around the corner, kids may need a little reassurance that they're ready to get back in the game. Nothing boosts confidence like proving you can pull off the near impossible. And that's where our Poppins@Home platform comes in! Want to make your ideas materialize in front of you? If you can think it, you can Design, Print, Play with 3D Printers it. Want to transform old jeans into a phone case, or a mask? Then you will be sew happy with Sew Happy's Camp Denimtastic. Want to make a keyboard out of a wad of dough or play the piano with fruits? These impossible dreams and more can be realized in Makey Makey: Design and Build Inter Games

Keep reading to find more amazing, impossible, highly implausible, or simply stupendous activities for the families this week...

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 8:00 AM Pick
Parkour + - Mixed Ages
Central Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Outdoor Art with Private Picassos
Private Picassos - 11:00 AM Pick
Prospect Park Green and Go Weekends
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 11:15 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides