Kids Zone

HPC + AI Wall Street is offering a Kids Zone throughout the day for those who are working from home and find it challenging to attend a conference with little ones needing to be kept engaged. Content is geared towards early elementary-age kids who are not yet in school, and is appropriate for kids as early as age 3. All are designed to run without the need for parent intervention once the child is set up on Zoom.

All time blocks correspond to the conference sessions at HPC + AI Wall Street 2021. Zoom links for each will be supplied on this page prior to the event. The schedule of sessions is as follows:


Nick Papadimitriou (AKA “Mr. Nick”) will teach a dynamic and fun fitness class! He’ll teach kids about range of motion and how to connect the mind and body through movements. He’ll also explore how exercise makes you not only stronger, but smarter. Program will include a dynamic warm-up, agility drills, and body weights exercises. Nick is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); a certified youth exercise specialist; and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor.

Materials Needed: 2 plastic cups numbered “1” and “2” and a ball (any size).

Meeting Info for Mr. Nicks  Zoom Bootcamp

Time: Sep 15, 2020 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 720 2288 2137
Passcode: 1dc60u


Dive into this fun-filled class consisting of all your favorite schoolyard games, brought back with a new twist. Students will be engaging in everything from hopscotch to tag to calisthenics to games of the body and mind. At the end of it all, you have worked up a good sweat and had tons of fun in the process. No equipment required, just you and your A-game. If it’s not fun, it’s not done!

Meeting Info for MindOverMatterNYC Recess Games

Time: Sep 15, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 890 6256 9937
Passcode: 646207


photo of child with paper puppetoolWelcome to Puppetools®! Join Jeff Peyton of Play Tectonics and make a Papertalker™ Hinge Puppet.

Optional Materials Needed: 3 sheets of construction paper, safe scissors, glue-stick.

Meeting Info for Welcome to Puppetools!

Time: Sep 15, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 879 9197 3727
Passcode: Puppets!


Give your kids the chance to learn to make their own snacks in this independent cooking class for children. During this class, kids will learn to prepare a blackbean dip. This simple, no-cook recipe focuses on building flavor, assembling ingredients, and being creative! And your child will be able to do this all on their own


6 Roma tomatoes diced
1 bell bell pepper seeded and diced
1 medium onion finely diced
1 large avocado peeled, pitted and diced
15 oz can corn drained (or from 1 cup frozen corn rinsed under water)
15 oz can black beans well rinsed and drained (or make your own)
1/2 bunch of cilantro
3-4 Tbsp  lime juice
4 medium garlic cloves pressed
1 tsp sea salt or to taste
1 large bag of tortilla chips

Cutting board
Kid safe knife
Garlic press (optional)
Citrus juicer (optional)
Measuring cups/ spoons
Can opener
2 large mixing bowls
Paper plates

We are also letting parents know the following:

We wanted to give you some tips to help you and your child prepare for and set up their cooking space. These preparations will ensure that your child (regardless of age) will be able to participate independently in our cooking class.

When setting up for your child’s cooking class, it is very important to please be sure to have the following ready to ensure your child can do the class independently.

  • Cutting board
  • Kid safe knife
  • Other listed materials laid out
  • Putting already prepped ingredients in individual bowls is helpful


  • All ingredients should be already washed and in a large bowl so your child only has to grab and go.
  • Kids hate cutting onions, so we suggest having the onion cut for them and placed in a small bowl.
  • Depending on your child’s age and skill level, you may want to get their lemon and tomato started for them. We suggest cutting a small slit in each just to puncture the skin. This will help them along enough and still allow them to cut the rest on their own.

As always, please remember that these recipes are flexible. If you do not have all of the ingredients, that is completely ok! Just tomato and onion would work – it’s about having fun and exploring new ways to engage in the kitchen!

Meeting Info for Kim Calichio Kids’ Cooking Class

Time: Sep 15, 2020 at 1:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Link
(The passcode is on and embedded in the link. Just click and go!)


Coach David of E3SPORTS will lead your child through fun activities and movements that are engaging as well as interactive. Fitness trivia, exercise challenges, and scavenger hunts make this class truly one of a kind.

Meeting Info for Andrew Fitzgerald Fit ‘N Fun Kids Class

Time: Sep 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 853 7110 5604
Passcode: 403815


Become a junior paleontologist as we learn about carnivore and herbivore dinosaurs! Participants will learn the word paleontology and will begin to understand that special scientists use fossils to learn about plants and animals of the past. They will begin to develop an understanding that dinosaurs can be grouped into categories based on what they ate.

Materials Needed: Loose LEGO bricks or buildable toys.

Meeting Info for Jessica Stasi Snapology

Time: Sep 15, 2020 at 3:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 5921 0423
Passcode: Vj7XY0
The meeting links and login information has been posted at the end of each class description.