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City Lore’s education programming consists of both in school and out of school initiatives for students throughout early education to high school. Dive into all the different media and work that our programs have to offer.

Performances and Culminations

Many of our programs culminate into colorful and multidimensional live performances, from Bharatanatyam dance to screenings of student-made films and music videos. Watch below for a preview of some of these celebrations and more! For an even larger selection, head over to the Arts and Education playlist on our Youtube channel.

The Story of Ibn Battuta is a performance which marries the story of explorer Ibn Battuta and Bharatanatyam dance, instructed and choreographed by Malini Srinivasan. (14:13)

Gratitude is an Urban Explorers produced song and music video to pay gratitude to those they are thankful for. (5:09

In I Know, I Wish, I Wonder, the students of PS 69 worked with teaching artists Libby Mislan and Samira Sadeque to create and illustrate poems about things that were on their mind (4:00)     

With help from Lu Yu and Bing Zhao, students brought to life a traditional Chinese folktale with dance. (27:50)

Take a deeper look into some of our residencies and learn how our programs contribute to students’ rich educational experiences

Artists in the Urban Classroom gives a beautiful overview of what we do, how our approach works, and how it impacts learners. (12:43)

Making Connections is a short video of two artist residencies that explore the music and dance of the African diaspora, making cultural connections to the students’ own lives. (5:07)

City Lore’s Roots, Routes, & Rhythms program brings teaching artists and guests into public schools to explore community music and dance traditions and their roots around the world. (11:39)