Beat the heat this weekend with NOMA's first Virtual Family Festival. Together with local organizations and creatives, the museum is bringing fun straight to your home on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The New Orleans Museum of Art

"We’re exploring what it means to have courage and to take care of ourselves and one another. Facing things that are new, different, or unknown can be scary, but a moment of bravery to reach out a helping hand or to try something new can lead to beautiful possibilities!"

Saturday's activities are free for youth and families, and programming is a mix of live, interactive options and non-live activities. Live events include a reading with six-year-old author Alyssa McClleland from Houma, Louisiana, as she reads her book My Big Curly Fro, two poetry activities with Cubs the Poet, and a special tasting with the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.

The live sessions require advance registration (spots are limited), and will be recorded and available online to enjoy post-event. More information on the first Virtual Family Festival can be found here.