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

Monumental Women Put Her on a pedestal" Art and History Project
Date: Until August 26th
Link: https://monumentalwomen.org/put-her-on-a-pedestal/
Info: This workshop teaches kids about the Women's Suffrage Movement, and lets them design a monument honoring a suffrage leader who inspires them. Download the template, draw your monument and then upload it. On August 26 there will be an unveiling ceremony and some of the submissions will be displayed!

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
Date:May 18
Time:3pm-3:45pm
Link: https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/digital-resources
Info:Kids in grades 5-12 will learn about star gazing and the stories behind the pictures! An Intrepid expert will teach navigation tools and the history behind sailors finding their way home using the constellations!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Location: San Diego, California
Time: PT 7:30am - 7:30pm
https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/giraffe-cam
Info: Watch the Safari park animals Live! Kids can see Giraffes, Owls, Lions, Elephants, Tigers, Baboons, and Koalas!

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

New York Botanical Gardens
Location: Bronx, NY
Time: N/A
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 Kaleidoscope. Families can see bold colorful flower displays and learn about different exotic plants.

Metropolitan Opera

Location: New York, New York
Time: EDT 7:30pm
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
Date: 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!

Chapter by Chapter: Harry Potter
Date: Every Monday
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Time: EDT 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Link: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/chapter-chapter-harry-virtual-20200427
Info: The Brooklyn Public Library is going to read a chapter from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone every Monday night.

ARTS AND MEDIA

Getty Images
Location: New York, NY
Time: 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 etc.

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 Louvre
Location: Paris, France
Time: N/A
Link: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
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
Time: EDT Mondays at 3 pm
Link: https://www.nytw.org/nytw-virtual-programming/
Info: The New York Theater Workshop is having masterclasses on directing, writing, performance, and beyond on Monday afternoons while Broadway's on hiatus.

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