Indoors for Autism with INCLUDEnyc

This year we are bringing our annual Outdoors for Autism indoors! Join INCLUDEnyc, as well as our amazing partners—KEEN New York, The Intrepid Museum, The Amazing Max, Drag Queen Story Hour, Extreme Kids and Crew, and Cake Designs by Sherry—for a day of virtual fun and entertainment.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 7:25 PM
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Full Schedule

Presented by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

How exactly does a ship float? Learn about the steps engineers take as they carry out a project such as making a ship large as Intrepid float and experiment creating your own floating vessels.

Materials: A sheet of foil, large bowl (plastic), and 20 to 40 pennies. Paper clips, safety pins, marbles, or other small pieces that won’t dissolve could work, as well.

Target age: 5-12

Presented by KEEN New York

KEEN on Yoga is a program that empowers youth with disabilities through yoga exercises, breathing techniques, games, partner/group poses, stories and music. Yoga is a practice that helps to calm and center the mind, while stretching and strengthening the body. Throughout the sessions, everyone will be free to move and groove, expressing themselves and improving their self-esteem.

Materials: If available, yoga mat, towel, blanket, or carpet.

Target age: 5-21

Presented by The Amazing Max!

The Amazing Max takes his magic and jokes online to engage kids at home! Kids will learn 3 magic tricks using objects available right in your home (magic experience not required!)

Materials: 1 dollar bill, 2 paper clips, 1 quarter, 1 nickel, 2 pennies and a deck of cards

Max Darwin (aka The Amazing Max) is based in NYC and performs his family magic show Off Broadway and on tour. When COVID-19 hit, Max and his wife quickly pivoted their business to engage kids in another way with virtual magic lessons. Max loves theater, magic, ninjas, and the sound of children laughing. He can be seen as a featured artist on “Brain Games” (National Geographic Channel) and magic consultant for “Gotham” (Fox) and “American’s Got Talent” (NBC).

Target age: 6 and up
For younger kids who would like to participate, an adult presence is recommended to help them with the tricks.

Presented by Sherry Boodhan Singh

Sherry will provide kids and families step by step instructions on how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie!

Recipe Ingredients:
10 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
Pinch of salt
2 medium eggs OR one XL egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Target age: All ages

Cakes by Sherry is the lifelong dream of Sherry Boodhan Singh, who was born in Guyana and raised in Ozone Park, Queens. At a young age, Sherry was inspired by traditional Caribbean desserts made in her grandmother’s and mother's kitchen and would make cakes for friends & family events. Her work has been featured in specialty cake media such as Satin Ice and has reached as far as The White House. Sherry plans to further her work by opening her first store this year.

Presented by Extreme Kids and Crew

Follow along in a Virtual Freeze Dance! Bring your dancing shoes and your imagination as we explore all kinds of creative movement. We might dance like your favorite animals. Perhaps we will visit the moon or deep under the sea! Where will Extreme Kids Freeze Dance take you? You'll have to log on and see!

Target age: 11 and under

Join us from the comfort of your living room for an exclusive concert. Scheduled to appear: Tony Award-Nominated Broadway star of Hamilton, Christopher Jackson, R&B/Dance singer and actress, Veronica Vazquez-Jackson, and Tony Award Winning Actor Levi Kreis!

Target age: All ages

Presentado por Drag Queen Story Hour

Cuentos e historias junto a una Drag Queen (Drag Queen Story Hour NYC—DQHS en inglés) ofrece una variedad de experiencias educativas y entretención para niños y adolescentes de 3 a 18 años en las bibliotecas, escuelas, museos y otros espacios comunitarios en toda la Ciudad de Nueva York. A través de la narración de cuentos y la creatividad, DQSH enseña a los niños sobre las diferentes formas que hay de ser diferente, los ayuda conocer la empatía, a darles la confianza de expresarse a sí mismos y que puedan sentirse cómodos con ellos.

Para niños mayores de 3 años

Presented by Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) NYC provides a range of fun, educational experiences for children and teens from 3 to 18 years old in libraries, schools, museums, and other community spaces across New York City. Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH teaches children about all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable.

Target age: 3 and up

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Have Fun!


Once you register, you will receive an email with your own Indoors for Autism link.
Join us at the time of your chosen activities above. Rooms will open about 5 minutes prior to each activity time.

This event welcomes young people with autism, and all young people and their families.

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Thank you to our wonderful partners and collaborators
Amazing Max

Extreme Kids & Crew

Cake Designs By Sherry

Intrepid sea, air & space museum

Drag Queen Story Hour


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This free event is made possible by the New York City Council Autism Initiative.