Nearby: FREE Family Saturdays @ the Lab



Located just around 30 minutes from the Bronx, The Jacob Burns Film Center hosts free family events on the first Saturday of each month. Check out their upcoming events:




Come to the Media Arts Lab on the first Saturday of every month for our NEW family event. Our teachers will help media makers of all ages explore, discover, and create amazing projects.

Family Saturdays @ the Lab take place once a month on the FIRST Saturday of every month.


Feel free to drop in any time between 1:00-3:00 pm

March 5

Join us in the Jane Peck Gallery between 1:00-3:00 pm for some FREE family activities. We’ll be paying homage to the silent film era! Grab a sharpie and doodle on some 16mm film, then watch your hand-made movie be projected live. You’ll also get the chance to step into our photo-booth and dress up like the silent-film star you always wish you were! After the activities, we invite you to stay for the classic family-film, Safety Last, screening in the theater at 3:30pm.*

*Film screening is a separate theater event. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the box office. Participation in the film screening is not mandatory. All Family Saturdays @ the Lab workshops are free and open to the public.

April 2

Drop by the Media Arts Lab anytime from 1:00-3:00 pm for some FREE family activities. Spend time creating your masterpiece in Sculptris, a virtual sculpting software. Make a robot, a monster, a self-portrait: the possibilities are endless! Then stop by the build-a-prop station to construct your very own convincing character. Wrap up the day with a group storytelling experiment- grab an iPad and see if you can finish a tale that someone else started.


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