The abc7NY.com Virtual Community Calendar- Virtual events, community info and more

NEW YORK -- As we navigate the challenges of living through this difficult time, people are finding new ways to connect, share, enjoy life, encourage and support each other. Here at abc7NY.com, we are sharing community events from around our area to participate in - virtually, until we can gather again!

KIDS AND FAMILIES

The Stay Home Sessions: Live Stream and Chill
Price: Donations
When: Every Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Link:https://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALMELODYROSE/
Info: Watch on Facebook live Jazz musician Melody Rose and Opera singer Andrew Carrol perform each week. All the proceeds donated will go to African-American organizations.

Harlem Eat up Presents Harlem Serves Up
When: July 18 at 7p.m. E.T
Link: https://harlemeatup.com/
Info: Harlem Eat up is producing a hour-long celebrity special on ABC-7 NY that is supporting BIPOC owned or operated businesses. The special is also supporting World Central Kitchen, Citymeals on Wheels, Harlem Park to Park, and Uptown Grand Central.

Central Park: Celebrating 40 years of Commitment & Conservancy
When: Saturday July 25 on WABC-TV at 7p.m.
Info: Hosted by WABC-TV Meteorologist Sam Champion, this special will show how the Park was transformed and the work of those who were determined to save it. We'll get to see the most dramatic changes but also witness what an important role Central Park continues to play in our Covid-19 reality.

Kids Summer Writing Workshop
Price: $20
When: Until July 17, 10:00 a.m.
Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kids-summer-writing-workshop-ready-set-write-tickets-106266259242?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection
Info: Kids can strengthen their reading and writing skills while staying busy and having fun. Each week will have a theme, grammar quizzes, exercises and individual coaching!

Parkinson's Unity Walk 2020
Price: Donations
Talent: Michelle Charlesworth
When: Until the end of July
Link:https://www.unitywalk.org/index.php
Info: Join thousands of members of the Parkinson's community as we walk together in the first-ever virtual unity walk and celebration event to raise funds and awareness for research.

"Guess What" Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show
When: Saturday July 18, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guess-what-the-family-friendly-stand-up-comedy-show-registration-90456147773?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection
Info: Watch NYC comedians do their stand up comedy live. Kids will also get a chance to be part of the show and tell jokes too.

Candy Run Challenge
Price: $35-$60
When: Until Thursday, December 31, 2020
Link: https://www.thevirtualrunchallenge.com/virtual-race-event/candy-run-5k-10k-half-marathon-challenge/
Info: Register for a Candyland themed virtual run. Once you are registered you get an official t-shirt and commemorative medal.

Virtual NYC
Location: New York, NY
Link:https://www.nycgo.com/virtual-nyc/
Info: Explore the culture of the five boroughs of New York City virtually and see performing arts, as well as collections from museums and galleries.

Monumental Women Put Her on a Pedestal Art and History Project
When: Every day through August 26
Link: https://monumentalwomen.org/put-her-on-a-pedestal/

Info: This workshop teaches kids about the Women's Suffrage Movement, and also lets them be creative by drawing a suffrage leader. You can download a template, draw your monument and then submit it for the chance to be displayed. On August 26, make sure to join the unveiling ceremony to possibly see your work showcased.

Bingo For A Cause
Price: Four games for $19.13 and $12-$33 for cards
When: July 31, 2020
Link: https://www.dstnyac.org/events-1/bingo-for-a-cause-nyac-virtual-fundraising-event
Info: Win some great prizes at this virtual fundraising event! The proceeds go to NYAC public Service Programs.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Location: San Diego, California
When: Every Day at 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Link: https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/giraffe-cam
Info: It's your chance to see the Safari park animal's live! Kids can see giraffes, owls, lions, elephants, tigers, baboons, and koalas from their computer screens.

New York Public Library Online Storytime
Location: New York, NY
Link: https://www.nypl.org/education/kids/storytime
Info: The New York Public Library is offering a virtual storytime. Kids can sing along and learn early reading tips from their local librarians. Favorite books such as "Mr. Panda", "Piggies", and "Whose Mouse Are You?" are available weekly.

New York Botanical Gardens
Location: Bronx, NY
Link: https://www.nybg.org/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-orchid-show-jeff-leathams-kaleidoscope/
Info: The New York Botanical Garden is offering a virtual tour of their location. One of the special features of the tour is The Orchid Show with Jeff Leatham. Families can see bold colorful flower displays and learn about different exotic plants.
Metropolitan Opera
Location: New York, NY
When: Every day at 7:30 p.m.
Link:https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/
Info: The Metropolitan Opera posts videos every day with a different encore presentation that the whole family can enjoy together.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

When: N/A
Location: Washington D.C.
Link:https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour
Info: See the past, current and permanent exhibits of the Smithsonian right from your own home on a virtual tour. Make sure to check out the African Voices, Butterfly Pavilion and David H. Koch Hall of Fossils Deep Time exhibits!
ARTS AND MEDIA

Getty Images
Location: New York, NY
When: N/A
Link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/getty-images
Info: Travel back in time with Getty Images virtual tour. Getty Images is offering history lovers a chance to explore different periods of history from World War II, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Paris Riots and Prague Spring, and other historical events.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: New York, NY
Time: N/A
Link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
Info: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is letting fashion lovers explore their incredible exhibits that include Coco Chanel's modernist pieces, Christian Dior's ball gowns and so much more.
The Stay Home Sessions: Live Stream & Chill
Price: Suggested Donation
When: Every Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALMELODYROSE/
Info: This Virtual event is a live streamed concert. All proceeds raised will go to African-American organizations.

The Louvre
Location: Paris, France
Time: N/A
Info: The Louvre is allowing families to visit their breathtaking exhibitions through their virtual tour. Visitors will get to see ancient Egypt, King Philippe Auguste's 12th-century fortress, and a magnificent painted ceiling in the Galerie d'Apollon.

New York Theater Workshop
Location: New York, NY
When: Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
Link: https://www.nytw.org/nytw-virtual-programming/
Info: The New York Theater Workshop is having master classes on directing, writing, performance, and beyond on Monday afternoons while Broadway is on hiatus.

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