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Mixed Media Programs

From video to animation to music, you can learn so much through our comprehensive media education programs! Learn how to animate a cartoon, film and edit your own comedy show, make your own website, get rid of wrinkles in a picture, mix and edit your own music, and so much more!

Featured Programs

Photography and Design Courses

Develop your photography skills and learn how to take photos like the pros. Learn to navigate camera functions, improve your photography technique, and upload and share your pictures online. Begin your image editing journey, or advance your image editing skills using Adobe Photoshop at one of our media labs!

To find a photography or design course that's right for you, please visit the Locations page to get started or call (212) 360-2791 for more information.

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PhotoFit

Want to work out and tap into your creative side? PhotoFit! is the perfect combination of photography and fitness. Through PhotoFit!, participants are able to use their own cameras, phones, or other devices to photograph a park or neighborhood while working out, or borrow one of our state-of-the-art cameras. PhotoFit! classes are offered year round, with no expert knowledge required.

For a list of locations currently offering PhotoFit!, please reach out to media.ed@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 360-2791.

Get Connected

Need to get online? Chromebooks are available in may of our media lab facilities. Explore the many apps available, surf the internet, read your email or catch up on the news! Speak with one of our Media Education Coordinators today to find out how you can gain access to this tool.

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Find a Program

Looking for a mixed media program? The best place to start is at a nearby media lab, free with the cost of your recreation center membership. Visit our Media Labs page to learn more and find a program near you.

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