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

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions to present Sip and Sing
When: Fridays at 5 p.m.
Where: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6O7ISOXlhB5pOoXj2D2HpUlYIGnkd9BR
What: Hosted by Broadway star Kyle Barisich and a different star each week, the Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced a partnership with Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions. They will present the online virtual sing-along, Sip & Sing, available for live streaming on iHeartRadioBroadway.com and the iHeartRadio Broadway YouTube Channel. The program is free and advanced registration is required.For more information email mpintauro@baystreet.org.

Ramadan Calendar of the Islamic Center at NYU

When: On-going
Where: https://icnyu.org/ramadan/
What: The Ramadan calendar of the Islamic Center at NYU will have various events and programs throughout the day that are free to the public for families to enjoy.

AN EVENING OF "ART AND ACTIVISM
When: FRIDAY, MAY 21 at 8p.m.
Where:https://www.harlemstage.org/gala2021
What: This evening of music and spoken word will be co-hosted by poet and playwright Carl Hancock Rux and Harlem Stage artistic director and CEO Patricia Cruz. There will also be performances by hip-hop artists, composers, and pianists.

Center for Jewish History with Museum of Chinese in America
When: On-going
Where: exhibits.cjh.org/bocian
What: Explore the new exhibition "An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown". This exhibit features a never-before-seen collection of images of Manhattan's Chinatown in the 1970's and 80's.

Paterson Virtual Exhibit
Where: https://seekingrefugephotos.com/
What: Photojournalist Thomas E. Franklin explores the topics of forced migration and border security in this virtual exhibit. It also examines the overwhelming obstacles refugees face while trying to seek asylum in the U.S., and the European Union, as well as the process of resettlement and assimilation.

Virtual Self-Paced Microsoft Certifications
Where: https://learn.sunyattain.org/local/user/contact.php?s=HBB
What: Study for tests, earn an IT Certification or learn another language with a free Microsoft course.
New York Opera Conservatory Free Virtual Opera
Price: Suggested Donation
Where: https://youtu.be/Mwa428_ZJpI
What: Watch a comedic opera based on the ever-changing world during this pandemic. This show was shot completely on the performers' smartphones and features seasoned professionals and students.

NYC and Company Virtual NYC
Location: New York, NY
Where:https://www.nycgo.com/virtual-nyc/
What: Explore the culture of the five boroughs of New York City on a virtual field trip! You can see performing arts, as well as collections from museums and galleries.

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

New York Botanical Gardens
Location: Bronx, NY
Where: https://www.nybg.org/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-orchid-show-jeff-leathams-kaleidoscope/

What: 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.

ARTS AND MEDIA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: New York, NY
When: N/A
Where: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
What: 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.

New York Theater Workshop
Location: New York, NY
When: Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
Where: https://www.nytw.org/nytw-virtual-programming/
What: 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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