Magic Box brought the extraordinary into my classroom. 
With every residency, I learn new techniques to bring to my students.

—Elisa De Gregorio, visual arts teacher, NYC high school

By opening up the processes of the digital world, children can grasp the possibilities engendered by creative thinking and digital doing.

independent evaluation, digital natives project
early childhood discovery
and design magnet school

"a travers mes yeux/through my eyes" has demonstrated the power of digital photography as a vehicle for major learning.

independent evaluation
"a travers mes yeux/thrugh my eyes" project

School, Community, and Cultural Center Partners 




Bronx International High School
1110 Boston Rd
Bronx, NY 10456

International Community High School
345 Brook Ave
Bronx, NY 10454

Public School 178 - Dr. Selman Waksman
850 Baychester Ave
Bronx, NY 10475




The Brooklyn International High School
49 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201

International High School at Layfayette
2630 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214




Chelsea Career & Technical Education High School
131 Ave. of the Americas
NYC, NY 10013

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
120 West 46 St.
NYC, NY 10036

Lower East Side Preparatory High School
145 Stanton St
NYC, NY 10002

Manhattan International High School
317 East 67 St.
NYC, NY 10065

Public School  84 The Lillian Weber School of the Arts
32 West 92 St.
NYC, NY 10025

Public School 185 ECDD
20 W112th Street
NYC, NY 10026




BELL Academy
18-25 212th St
Bayside, NY 11360

The International High School for Health Sciences
48-01 90th St
Queens, NY 11373

John Adams High School
101-01 Rockaway Blvd
Ozone Park, NY 11417

Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck
85-05 144th St
Jamaica, NY 11435

Junior High School 194 William Carr
154-60 17 Avenue Queens
Whitestone, NY 11357

Public School 18 Winchester School
86-35 235th Ct
Queens Village, NY 11427

Public School 122 Mamie Fay
21-21 Ditmars Blvd
Queens, NY 11105

Public School / Intermediate School 128Q
69-10 65th Dr
Middle Village, NY 11379

Public School 130
200-01 42 Ave.
Flushing, NY 11361

Public School 169 Bay Terrace School
18-25 212th Street
Bayside, NY 11360

Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237
4621 Colden St
Flushing, NY 11355

Scholars’ Academy
320 Beach 104 St.
Rockaway Park, NY 11694


Staten Island


Susan E. Wagner High School
1200 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314


Cultural Partners


Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave
Queens, NY 11106

Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Ave
Harrison, NY 10528

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
NY, NY 10128

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St
NY, NY 10014


Making a Difference



Magic Box student Titiana Miller (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School) received a Gold Key from the prestigious 2015  Scholastic Art regional competition.


Rockaways 6th grade filmmakers were interviewed on WNYC at the premiere of their video about the impact of Hurricane Sandy in their neighborhood.



Magic Box Executive Director Nelle Stokes is one of the original contributors to the NYC Department of Education's Blueprint for the Moving Image.



Your instructors have strengthened the skills and confidence of our students and teachers in utilizing technology to express themselves and explore the world. They are professional and compassionate about their mission and the students.

—Randy Seabrook, (Ret.) Principal, PS/IS 111, Queens



Photography changes the way you see things. Suddenly you notice light, colors, textures, people, buildings, trees, and flowers.

—Magic Box Student, Spring 2018

Many of the pictures I took surprised me. I realized that there is so much more that the world has to offer, and there is beauty in everything.

—Magic Box Student, JHS 194


I gained the feeling of empowerment to move forward in 21st century teaching/learning.

—middle school teacher

I was able to take what I learned and use it immediately.

—middle school teacher 



It is crystal clear to me how well the technique works for this kind of arts education project.

—Jane Remer, independent research and evaluator, 
on a partnership between
Magic Box, New York City Center, and PS 84 (4th grade)