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This edition: July 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 2, 2014.

First aired: July 11, 2014.

Carol Anne Riddell hosts this month's Arts in the City from the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park in Central Park.

CITYarts brings young people and professional artists together to create public art. Through this creative process, CITYarts empowers youth and connects children locally and around the world to become active participants in transforming communities. Tinabeth Piña reports.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s free Family Programs give kids of all ages an opportunity to explore the museum’s vast collection of fine art. The Met’s Associate Museum Educator for Family Programs, Jennifer Kalter, told Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson about some of these programs.

Carol Anne Riddell met some very hip babies and toddlers -- they’re learning to mix it up and spin tunes in DJ school.

Neither crutches nor wheelchairs nor leg braces stop the girls of “Dancing Dreams” from going to weekly dance class and putting on a blow-out-all-the-stops show. Donna Hanover went to a dance class for girls with disabilities, founded by pediatric physical therapist, Joann Ferrara. Each dancer has assistance from a teenage volunteer helper for the year. “Dancing Dreams” classes take place in Queens and Manhattan. Dancers and parents told us how very much “Dancing Dreams’ means to them.

On those rainy summer days, nothing is better than curling up on the couch with the family and watching a movie or TV show. Pat Collins lists some family-friendly titles newly available on Blu-ray and on demand!

Mike Gilliam takes a look at what soap bubbles can teach kids about science.

Guest List

Tsipi Ben-Haim Executive & Creative Director, CITYarts

Casey Carle Comic Bubble-ologist, BubbleMania!

Toccara Chavous Future Art Teacher

Joann Ferrara Founder, Dancing Dreams

Kaylee Gil Future Architect

Beyza Kabatas Dancer, Dancing Dreams

Jennifer Kalter Associate Museum Educator for Family Programs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Aiche Kouyate Future Landscape Artist

Michelle Lopez Parent

Makayla Mabry Future Artist

Daniela Maia Parent

Roger Maragh Parent

Isabel Mogollon Dancer, Dancing Dreams

Leon Reid IV Artist

Vernoica Siaba Dancer, Dancing Dreams

Christina Simonelli Parent

Brianna Thomas Dancer

Wanda Thomas Dancer

Dani Weingarten Volunteer, Dancing Dreams

Natalie Elizabeth Weiss Founder, Baby DJ School

Samantha Wong Volunteer, CITYarts