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
Breast Cancer : New Vision and New Hope
Where:https://abc7ny.com/health/only-on-abc7nycom-breast-cancer-new-vision-and-new-hope/5588874/
When:Sunday 13 October
What: Hosted by Eyewitness News Anchor, Liz Cho, the special brings you new FDA rules and new visual tools that give breast cancer patients hope.

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) Fall Exhibition
Where: https://bwac.org/
When: Saturday, September 26 to Sunday, October 25, 1to 6 pm.
What: The Brooklyn Waterfront Gallery (BWAC) announces three new timely art exhibits for fall at their Red Hook gallery space. This exhibition will have a range of glass making art.

Long Island's 12th annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk
Price: $40
Where: https://bafound.org/event/12th-annual-long-island-brain-aneursym-awareness-walk/
When: Wednesday 26 September from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
What:T he event is hosted by the Brain Aneurysm Center at Northwell Health's Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, along with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF). Proceeds will benefit both organizations, raising funds to support essential research.

2020 Forget-Me-Not Gala
Where: https://www.caringkindnyc.org/gala/
When: Monday, October 26
What: CaringKind is a leader in New York City's leading expert on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. The event will feature Eyewitness News anchor Bill Ritter. This virtual gala will celebrate the innovative programs and arts institutions that CaringkKnd does.

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 a IT Certification, or learn another language with a free Microsoft course.

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

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.

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

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.

Monumental Women Put Her on a Pedestal Art and History Project
When: Every day through August 26

Where: https://monumentalwomen.org/put-her-on-a-pedestal/
What: 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, make your drawing 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.

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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