We’re making the theater-going experience more inviting for kids, hosting FREE hands-on activities on the first Saturday of select months, and offering a full roster of courses and workshops for ages 3–13! Take a look at all our JBFC Kids offerings below.

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Film Programming


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Jan. 12, 2:00
Recommended for ages 7 and up

Everything changes for mistreated orphan Harry Potter when a mysterious man delivers a letter from Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards.


School Break Screening
The Best of the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks One

Jan. 21, 2:30
Recommended for ages 3 and up

A lively lineup of nine short films from around the world.



Feb. 9, 2:30
Recommended for ages 10 and up

Five orphaned children create a fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Liyana is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the healing power of storytelling.

Free Events


Family Saturdays @ the Lab

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30–12:30

Drop by the Media Arts Lab for FREE Family Saturdays @ the Lab. Each event features hands-on media activities for students ages 3–13. December’s event focuses on sound!



PreK–Grade 2

Courses begin this fall.

Students in PreK and K can tell their own stories in the fun workshop Seeing Stories, while students in grades 1–2 will create characters, stories, and worlds of their own in the exciting four-week course, Storyville.


Grades 3–5

Courses begin this fall.

Experiments are a series of four-week courses for students looking to create a variety of short projects. Projects courses offer students the opportunity to spend six weeks focusing on one major project.


Grades 6–8

Courses begin this fall.

In addition to Experiments and Projects courses for these grade levels, experienced students also have the option of the twelve-week course, On the Set, where they will see one short film through from start to finish.

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