The 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, we are sharing community events from around our area to participate in - virtually, until we can gather again!


James Francis Richards' 'And Yet, We Still Have Joy' Exhibition
When: July 2 to August 14 (All Day Event)
What: In his first solo exhibit, St. George resident James Francis Richards constructs a journey - through video, sound, and color - inviting us to travel from grief to joy. Richards combines portraits of lives lost, sparring contemporary voices, historical reflections, and abstractions of both real and projected identity.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions to present Sip and Sing
When: Fridays at 5 p.m.
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 and the iHeartRadio Broadway YouTube Channel. The program is free and advanced registration is required. For more information email

Center for Jewish History with Museum of Chinese in America
When: On-going
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 1970s and '80s.

Paterson Virtual Exhibit
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
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
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
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
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

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.
Info: The Metropolitan Opera posts videos every day with a different encore presentation that the whole family can enjoy together.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: New York, NY
When: N/A
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.
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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