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About the Spring Break Arts Program (SBAP)

At BAX, we foster creativity and encourage playful exploration in a positive and nurturing environment. Our Spring Break Arts Program (SBAP) draws from our year-round education programs to provide young artists with opportunities to explore different forms of performing and mixed media arts around a specific daily theme thoughtfully designed for active and fun engagement. Arts Specialists teach daily workshops, while a well-trained, creative staff supports a healthy balance of fun indoor (at the BAX Building in spacious, well ventilated studios) and outdoor play (at the nearby Old Stone House in Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground), performance, and art-making activities

Program Groups & Ages

Children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade participate in two different groups, organized by age: NanoBAXers (K to 2nd graders) and MegaBAXers (3rd to 5th graders).

Register by Day

Monday, April 18

Exploratory Theme &
Arts Discipline

CREATING HARMONY
Music

NanoBAXers

MegaBAXers

Tuesday, April 19

Exploratory Theme &
Arts Discipline

GOING GREEN
Dance (Modern)

NanoBAXers

MegaBAXers

Wednesday, April 20

Exploratory Theme &
Arts Discipline

COLOSSAL CREATURES
Drama

NanoBAXers

MegaBAXers

Thursday, April 21

Exploratory Theme &
Arts Discipline

IMAGINATION EXPLORATION
Dance (Hip Hop Grooves)

NanoBAXers

MegaBAXers

Friday, April 22

Exploratory Theme &
Arts Discipline

SPRING FORWARD
Tumbling

NanoBAXers

MegaBAXers

Program Hours & Extended Day

  • 8:30-9:00am Drop Off
  • 9:00am-3:00pm Main Program
  • 3:00-5:30pm Optional Extended Day Add-On 

BAX Extended Day is available for an additional fee for families who need additional caretaking coverage until 5:30pm. In Extended Day, children have time for free play, small group activities, visual arts, and snack. For those enrolled in Extended Day, pick up can happen anytime between 3:00-5:30pm.

Sample Spring Break Day

Coming soon!

COVID Safety & Community Caretaking

The below information will serve as a guide of BAX’s Covid-related safety protocols for 2022 School Breaks Season. Please take the time to read through it in its entirety to help us keep you and all of our community members safe. Questions? Feel free to email ashley@bax.org

Click here to read our COVID Safety Plan

BAX’s School Breaks Programs will split the programming day between indoor studio time (spacious and well ventilated studios) and outdoor park program (JJ Byrne Park). In case of extreme weather (a “feels like” of 100+, under 30 degree weather, or severe rain), BAX will adjust the outdoor time to be predominantly indoors. BAX will utilize open windows, air purifiers, and AC ventilation, as necessary to maintain healthy and CDC recommended air-flow.  

COMMUNITY COMMITMENTS 

  • Vaccination Requirement (ages 5+)
    • In accordance with the “Key To NYC Pass,” proof of at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccination for ages 5-11 and two doses for ages 12 & up is required to enter the BAX Building and to participate in BAX School Breaks Programming. 
    • You can submit proof of vaccination for your child if they are age 5 or above online here, prior to your child’s first day in the School Breaks program. 
    • For Summer 2022, all participants must be fully (2 doses) vaccinated for COVID-19. Entering Kindergarteners must be 5 years old (and eligible for vaccination) by the start of their first day in the Summer Arts Program. 
  • Children must be tested for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to their first day of each program (Spring Break and Summer), and documentation of the negative result must be provided to BAX before or at drop off on Monday, or the child’s first program day. If you need support finding free testing locations, please contact BAX Education (ashley@bax.org)  and we will assist you. 
  • Before drop off each day, families will need to submit a simple daily health screening form for their child. 
  • If a child begins to feel unwell (and in particular if they have a fever) during program hours, we will contact the parent/guardian so that the child can be picked up immediately. We will have the child wait in an isolated, supervised space at the BAX Building until they are picked up. 
  • If a child leaves the program because of an illness that includes any covid-symptom (see above), they will need to show proof of a negative COVID test before returning. 
  • Masks (include recommended or required types) will be worn at all times during the program, except when eating and drinking. If children need a brief “mask break” staff will be prepared to help them do this. 

STAFF EXPECTATIONS

All School Breaks direct program staff (Group Leaders, Teaching Artists, Counselors, and BAX Admin Staff)…

  • Are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 
  • Will comply with all stated Community Commitments including testing, health screenings, mask, travel, and following of national, state, and city guidelines. 

A program phone and number will be shared with enrolled families so that they can contact the Group Leader and vice versa in case of emergency at any time during the program, including when the groups are outside. 

To view BAX’s full COVID-19 policies and updates, please visit: https://www.bax.org/covid-updates/.

What to Wear & What to Pack List

What to Wear:

  • Mask (reccomended N95, KN95, or cloth mask over a surgical mask)
  • Sunscreen  
  • Comfortable clothes to move in 
  • Comfortable, close toed shoes

What to Pack: 

  • Backpack with:  
    • Snacks and Lunch in an Insulated Lunch Box or Bag 
    • Reusable Water Bottle
    • Extra Sunscreen (spray preferable)
    • Extra change of clothing 
    • Extra Mask
    • Personal Hand Sanitizer